Guide to the Carolina Wren Press Records, 1940-1994, undated
The Carolina Wren Press Records span the years 1940 through 1992, with most of the material dated between 1970 and 1990. The papers are divided into two large groups, the Carolina Wren Press Records and the Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers.
The Carolina Wren Press Records group contains material relating to the founding and publishing activities of the press and to organizations with which the press was affiliated. The papers are divided into the following series: Correspondence, Writings, Publications, Printed Material, Lollipop Power Press (a feminist press publishing non-sexist children's books), Homegrown Books (a publication for reviews of small press work), Hyperion (a poetry journal), Grant Material, Organizations, Office Files, Financial Papers, COSMEP (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers), and Photographs and Audiovisual Material. Each of these series documents not only the growth and activities of Carolina Wren Press and associated organizations, but also the origins and development of the small press movement in the United States and particularly in the South.
The Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers group documents the life and activities of the author Judy Hogan, the founder of Carolina Wren Press. The material is divided into the following series: Correspondence, Diaries, Writings, Teaching Materials, Financial Papers, Biographical Material. While some of the correspondence and diary entries may mention the Carolina Wren Press, the papers in this group focus primarily on Hogan's personal life, her education, her writing and projects, and her teaching activities.
- Collection Number
- Carolina Wren Press records
- 1940-1994 and undated
- Carolina Wren Press
- 80 Linear Feet, 117,750 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], The Carolina Wren Press Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Correspondence concerning the management of Carolina Wren Press and its publications. Arranged chronologically by month and year.
Chiefly literary manuscripts (some photocopies), including novels, poetry, essays, and stories submitted for publication by Carolina Wren Press.
Arranged alphabetically by authors name.
Books and pamphlets published by Carolina Wren Press.
Chiefly material advertising publications, readings, small presses, and workshops; samples of volumes published by various small presses and sent to Judy Hogan; clippings regarding Carolina Wren Press or other small presses and their publications; and catalogs advertising the publications of small presses.
Correspondence, office files, financial papers, and publications of feminist children's press.
Arranged only by type of material.
Papers regarding Homegrown Books, an organization providing reviews of small press publications, and copies of reviews written by its members.
Correspondence concerning the publication of Hyperion (poetry journal edited by Judy Hogan); manuscripts (some photocopies) of submissions to the journal; and issues of Hyperion
Arranged only by category of material.
Expenditure reports and grant applications for Carolina Wren Press. Includes NEA Grants and grant material for the Durham Arts Council,the North Carlina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Humanities Commission.
Information regarding various organizations with which Judy Hogan and the Carolina Wren Press were involved.
Arranged alphabetically by name of organization.
Memos and notes concerning the operations of the Carolina Wren Press office. Includes mailing lists.
Arranged alphabetically by subject and type of material.
Bills, accounts, bank statements and other miscellaneous financial records concerning the operations of Carolina Wren Press.
Correspondence, flyers, agendas, and other material concerning the Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers.
Photographs of Judy Hogan and her family and friends, some of whom are affiliated with the Carolina Wren Press; tape recordings of symposia, lectures, and poetry readings by Judy Hogan and others; Oral History interviews of women in the Rougemont, NC Quilting Project; and videotapes of readings sponsored by the Carolina Wren Press and of the Donahue show on which Maya Angelou and Alice Walker were guests. Unarranged.
Correspondence between Judy Hogan and her family and friends. Some letters contain information regarding Carolina Wren Press and Judy Hogan's writing and publication activities.
Arranged chronologically by month and year. Boxes 50 and 51 contain folders the author arranged by authors' names, some with manuscripts attached.
Personal diaries kept by Judy Hogan. Most entries concern her friends, her family, and her writing.
Poetry, fiction, interviews, and essays written by Judy Hogan.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Class notes, student work, writing games and assignments, and photocopies of readings used in classes taught by Judy Hogan.
Chiefly bills and cancelled checks belonging to Judy Hogan.
Resumés, articles about Judy Hogan, astrological charts, schoolwork, college notebooks, and an application for a residency.
Most of these accessions are unprocessed. Many contain restricted materials and are not available for research until full processing. Contact Research Services with questions about this collection.
Collection restrictions may apply to unprocessed accessions. Please contact Research Services in advance with questions about using this material.
Includes: clippings, correspondence, bound volumes (short stories, poetry) from CWP, business records, promotional materials, manuscripts. Restrictions may apply.
This addition comprises book covers and book cover proofs, edited copies and proofs of writings by and correspondence concerning the work of Carolina Wren authors/poets: Andrea Selch, Elaine L. Goolsby, William Henry Lewis, Preston Allen, Dava Walker, and George Elliott Clark. The addition also includes business records of the Carolina Wren Press, board meeting records and advertising and publicity.
|1937 May 27||
Judith Ann Stevenson born in Hutchinson, Kansas
B.A., University of Oklahoma
Attended graduate school at University of Indiana
Married Thomas Fordham
Obtained divorce from Thomas Fordham
Attended University of California at Berkeley
Married Terry Hogan
Founding of Lollipop Power Press
Judy Hogan served as editor of Hyperion
Judy Hogan moved to Durham, N.C.
Judy Hogan chaired the national small press grassroots organization Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers (COSMEP)
Judy Hogan taught writing classes, including "A Roadmap for Great Literature for New Writers"
Obtained divorce from Terry Hogan
Judy Hogan founded Carolina Wren Press
Home Grown Books project
Carolina Wren Press, Inc. became a non-profit tax-exempt organization
Judy Hogan served as Writer in Residence at the Durham Library
Carolina Wren Press became a funded affiliate of the Durham Arts Council
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Carolina Wren Press
- Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers
- Carolina Wren Press
- Homegrown Books
- Hogan, Judy, 1937-
- Lollipop Power
- Authors, American -- Southern States
- Creative writing -- Study and teaching
- Little presses -- Southern States
- Little presses -- North Carolina
- Publishers and publishing -- North Carolina
- Women publishers -- North Carolina
The Carolina Wren Press Records , 1940-1994 and undated, were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1994.
Processed by: Melissa J. Delbridge, Dan Daily, Rene Hardwick, Wendy Elliot, John Gribble, Randy Bryant, Joann Kleinneiur, Paula Jeannet
Encoded by Jackie Dean
Updated by Meghan Lyon in January 2012.
The current arrangement of the Carolina Wren Press Records is the result of extensive reorganization of the material between 1992-1995. During processing, it became apparent that access could best be provided by separating materials into two groups: those concerning the press and the small press movement (Carolina Wren Press Records) and those documenting the personal life and writing career of Judy Hogan (Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers). In instances in which overlap occurred, material was placed in the Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers group in order to comply with restrictions on personal correspondence. In series in which further arrangement was determined unlikely to aid researchers, material has been placed in folders, but not arranged.
Volumes published by the Carolina Wren Press have been cataloged individually and are housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Researchers wishing to find these volumes should search the on-line catalog, using the keyword phrase "Carolina Wren Press."