The Serpent's Tail/High Risk archive, [ca. 1990-1997].


The Serpent's Tail/High Risk archive, [ca. 1990-1997].

The Serpent's Tail/High Risk archive, [ca. 1990-1997].

Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts and contracts of authors who published with High Risk Books, press binders on High Risk and Serpent's Tail authors, business and administration files, production files, publicity, reviews, photographs, sales catalogues, posters, ephemera, and some audio/visual and printed material from approximately 1990 to 1997. It is a comprehensive collection documenting High Risk Books' years of operation, and Ira Silverberg's original organization of the archive was preserved as much as possible. Also included are authors/titles published collaboratively by both Atlas Press and Serpent's Tail.

ca. 37.5 linear ft. (in 25 boxes)

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