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Guide to the Sarabande Books Records, 1992-2012

Collection Overview

This collection (accession #2000-0306) (4150 items, dated 1992-1996) documents the founding of the company. Many files mention editor and president Sarah Gorham and include start-up files, correspondence and author files, marketing materials, financial records, and other materials generated by the press. Also includes Gorham's memoir written during the first days of the press; files on prizes offered by the press (the Mary McCarthy Prize for short fiction and the Kathryn A. Morthon Prize for poetry); correspondence with authors Jane Mead, Lee Martin, Richard Frost, Sharon Bryan, Laura Jenson, Medbh McGuckian, and Liliana Ursu; and correspondence with Sallie Bingham about the formation of the press. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Addition (2001-0022) (2911 items, 4.4 linear feet; dated 1996-1997) continues to document the company's activities. Materials include correspondence files; author files; sales and marketing files; 24 color and 4 black-and-white photographs; 11 electronic (computer) files; and material relating to Sarabande's non-profit operations from 1996 to 1997. Much of the correspondence tracks letters to and from Sallie Bingham and Sarah Gorham. Authors represented include Dick Allen, Brian Griffin, Sharon Solwitz, Belle Waring, and Baron Wormser.

Addition (2002-0062) (2260 items, 6.3 linear feet; dated 1996-1998) comprises primarily author binders, files, and correspondence (1996-1998); and marketing and sales records, including examples of advertisements and reviews (1998). Also includes correspondence between Sallie Bingham and Sarah Gorham (1998); poetry and fiction galleys; documents related to the press' nonprofit activities, including 2 audio cassette tapes and paper records documenting board meetings (1998); 2 color and 10 black-and-white photographs and 1 black-and-white negative; and 18 electronic (computer) files originally received on one 3.5" diskette. Authors represented include Cathleen Hagenston, James Kimbrell, Stefanie Marlis, Shara McCallum, Jean Valentine, and Kate Walbert.

Addition (2003-0021) (2,300 items, 5.30 linear feet; dated 1995-2002) consists largely of author files (1997-2000) and printed material comprising journals and review publications (1998-1999). Also includes office correspondence (1995-2002); sales analyses, grant proposals, and marketing files (1996-2001); and documents related to conferences and events, special projects, board meetings, and nonprofit activities.

Addition (2004-0018) (4000 items, 6.6 lin. ft.; dated 1999-2001) includes author binders and files, correspondence, financial and marketing archives, and manuscript galleys. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (2005-0019) (3695 items, 6.0 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2001) primarily comprises authors' binders, including incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as typescript drafts and galleys. Also includes reviews, press releases, and advertisements; notes from sales conferences and board meetings; consortium sales analyses; a non-profit activity file; and organizational materials for Sarabande-in-Education, a website program for college students and teachers. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (2006-0025) (3,750 items, 6.0 lin. ft.; dated 2001-2002) comprises correspondence, drafts, galleys, marketing and biographical files, contracts, press releases, and book reviews. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (2007-0041) (6,000 items, 9.2 lin. ft.; dated 1996-2003) contains autographed books, authors' files, manuscripts, the contents of author binders, marketing files, board meeting files, nonprofit activitiy files, Lila Wallace materials, sales kits, a Writer's Almanac CD, and a Sallie Bingham rehearsal tape for Short Fiction Series.

Addition (2008-0028) (4,500 items; 6.0 lin. ft.; dated 2004-2005) contains author files, correspondence, marketing files and galleys for books published in 2004-2005. Also included are 2 CDR's of the Writer's Almanac.

Addition (2009-0092) (8325 items; 11.1 lin. ft.; dated 1998-2009) includes administrative files, book reviews, press releases, author files and correspondence, and manuscripts and drafts from authors published by Sarabande.

Addition (2010-0028) (9000 items; 12.0 lin. ft.; dated 2001-2010) includes administrative files, Sarabande correspondence with authors, author files, poetry and fiction finalists, and various book reviews and advertisements.

Addition (2011-0076) (6750 items; 9.0 lin. ft.; dated 1994-2011) includes materials from conferences, non-profit activities, grants, correspondence, marketing, staffing, finances, and author files.

Addition (2012-0046) (3188 items; 4.5 lin. ft.; dated 2006-2011) includes correspondence, publicity files, author files, and manuscripts.

Addition (2013-0158) (5625 items; 7.5 lin. ft.; dated 2006-2012) includes author files, reviews, manuscripts, author correspondence and administrative materials.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sarabande Books records, 1992-2011
Creator
Sarabande Books
Extent
93 Linear Feet, circa 69,750 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted.

In addition, some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Also, all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. Consequently, there may be a 48-hour delay in obtaining these materials.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Technical Services staff need to copy newsprint in box 4 onto acid-free paper. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Restriction: Budget files (box 6) may not be used without permission of the president of Sarabande Books for a period of 25 years from creation.

Sarabande Books - Sarah
Box 1
Start-Up - Sarah
Box 1
Office Start-Up
Box 1
Bar Codes for Cover
Box 1
Design - Logo
Box 1
501-C-3 Correspondence
Box 1
Incorporation Documents
Box 1
Nonprofit Application
Box 1
Sales Tax and Bulk Mail Application
Box 1
Sarabande History
Box 1
Trademark Registration
Box 1
Resources: Books, Subscriptions, Dues
Box 1
Production-General
Box 1
Staffing Inquiries
Box 1
Interview Notes
Box 1
Marketing Director 1994 - High/Middle Low
(3 folders)
Box 1
Late Marketing Applications 1994
Box 1
Distributors - General
Box 1
Distributors - Inland
Box 1
Distributors - National Book Network
Box 1
Distributors - Publishers Group West
Box 1
Distributors - University
Box 1
Wholesalers and Warehousers
Box 1
Typesetters
Box 1
Sales Terms
Box 1
Contests - Startup
Box 1
Contest 1995
Box 1
Contest 1996
Box 1
Fiction Finalist
Box 1
Board Meeting 1996
Box 1
Board Meeting 1995
Box 1
Nonprofit Activity 1996
Box 1
Nonprofit Activity 1995
Box 1
American Voice Correspondence
Box 1
Gorham/Gallagher Correspondence
Box 1
Gorham/Bingham Correspondence 1996
(2 folders)
Box 1
Gorham/Bingham Correspondence 1995
(2 folders)
Box 1
Gorham/Bingham Correspondence 1994 and earlier
(2 folders)
Box 2
Sallie's Book
(2 folders)
Box 2
Straight Man MS.
(2 folders)
Box 2
Jane Mead
(2 folders)
Box 2
Lee Martin
Box 2
Martin - Edited Stories
Box 2
Martin - Sub-rights
Box 2
Richard Frost

Electronic files included under this entry were copied onto server. See reference archivist for assistance.

Box 2
Sharon Bryan
Box 2
Laura Jenson
Box 2
Medbh McGuckian
Box 2
Liliana Ursu
Box 2
Author Books, signed copies of Mead, Martin, Frost, Bryan
Box 2
Letters In and Out, 1996 January- 1996 February
(4 folders)
Box 2

Letters In and Out

(51 folders)
1996 March-1996 December
Box 3
1995
Box 3
1994 September-1994 December
Box 3
Letters Out Log Book

Attention: Copy newsprint onto acid-free paper before use.

Box 4
Press kit
Box 4
1994
Box 4
1995
Box 4
1996
(2 folders)
Box 4
Catalog 1996 Fall
Box 4
ABA 1996
Box 4
AWP Conference 1996
Box 4
Sales Conference, 1996 December
Box 4
Sales Conference 1995
Box 4
Newsletter Masters
Box 4
Stationery file
Box 4
Galleys and brochures
Box 4
Journals and newspapers with Sarabande ad space or book reviews
Box 4
Journals continued
Box 5
Sarabande Memoir, Gorham
Box 6
Sales Analysis by Title
Box 6
Marketing Director - Top
Box 6
Kristin Herbert
Box 6
Budgets 1994-1996

RESTRICTED

Box 6

Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection. Technical Services staff need to reformat newsprint.

The contents of two computer disks was migrated to the electronic records server. Contact Technical Services.

Board Meeting
Box 1
Nonprofit Activity
Box 1
CLMP Judging-Nonprofit Activity
Box 1
KY State Arts Council
Box 1
Witter Bynner, 1996-1997
Box 1
NH State Arts Council
Box 1
Office Correspondence Files: Letters In and Out, 1997
Box 1
Bingham-Gorham Correspondence, 1997
Box 1
Belle Waring
Box 1
Baron Wormser
Box 1
Brian Griffin
Box 1
Dick Allen
Box 2
Last Call, misc. (Gorham, Skinner, editors)
Box 2
Last Call, research
Box 2
Last Call, education
Box 2
Last Call, mailing list
Box 2
Last Call, Louisville event
Box 2
Sharon Solwitz
Box 2
Ray Young Bear
Box 2
Jenny Offill
Box 2
Signed copies, cloth and paper, of various books

[removed for individual cataloging; see list at end of container list for titles]

Box 2
Ads and reviews
Box 2
Galleys

[Removed to box 5]

Box 2
Misc. marketing

Includes catalogs, brochures, postcards, newsletters, t-shirts, and journals in which advertisements or reviews of Sarabande Books' publications appeared.

[Journals removed to boxes 5 and 6]

Box 2
ABA
Box 2
AWP
Box 3
May sales conference
Box 3
December sales consultation
Box 3
Consortium material: monthly newsletters/sales conference packets, 1996-1997
Box 3
Consortium sales analysis by title: monthly and yearly
Box 4
Sarabande Books sales kits, 1996-1997
Box 4
Subscribers
Box 4
Galleys (uncorrected proofs) of Last Call, Ode to the Cold War, Sparkman in the Sky, Dark Blonde, When, and Blood and Milk.
Box 5
Journals in which advertisements or reviews of Sarabande Books' publications appeared
Box 5
Journals in which advertisements or reviews of Sarabande Books' publications appeared
Box 6

Some of the materials in this accession are not immediately accessible because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

All documents in boxes 1-2 were removed from their binders, placed in acid-free folders, and stored next to the binder in which they were originally received. The binders housed in box 3 were kept as received.

Jane Mead, 1996 June
Box 1
Sharon Bryan, 1997 May
Box 1
Last Call, 1997 January
Box 1-2
Lee Martin, 1996 June

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 2
Richard Frost, 1996 November

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 2
Brian Griffin, 1997 October

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 3
Belle Waring, 1997 November
Box 3
Baron Wormser ( When), 1997 November
Box 3
Dick Allen, 1997 April

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 3
Sharon Solwitz, 1997 May
Box 3
Shara McCallum

Includes poetry manuscripts.

Box 4
Jean Valentine
Box 4
Robert Clinton

Includes poetry manuscripts.

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 4
Stefanie Marlis

Includes poetry manuscript.

Disk 001 removed and its contents migrated to the electronic records server. A disk directories log exists. Contact a Reference Archivist.

Box 4
James Kimbrell
Box 4
Kate Walbert

Includes edit of last chapter manuscript.

Box 4
Kathleen Halme
Box 4
Becky Hagenston
Box 4
Cathleen Calbert
Box 4
Calbert--additional poems
Box 4
Incoming and outgoing office correspondence, 1998 March
Box 4
Incoming and outgoing office correspondence, 1998 April-December

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 5
Incoming and outgoing office correspondence, 1998 January-February
Box 6
Correspondence, Bingham/Gorman
Box 6
Poetry contest entry logbook, 1996-1998
Box 6
Reviews and ads, including magazines and clippings, 1998

Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.

Box 6
Reviews and ads, including magazines and clippings, 1998

Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.

Box 7
Taking Eden
Box 8
Rife
Box 8
Gatehouse Heaven
Box 8
Entire Dilemma
Box 8
Equipoise
Box 8
Where She Went
Box 8
A Gram of Mars
Box 8
1998 Marketing

Includes newsletters, brochures, and the 1998-1999 catalog.

Box 8
Rife purchase incentive
Box 8
1998 sales kits
(2 folders)
Box 8
1998 subscribers
Box 8
ABA [BookExpo America] 1998
Box 8
AWP [Literary Magazine and Small Press Conference] 1998
Box 8
Consortium Pre-Sales Conference, 1997-1998
Box 8-9
Sales conference, 1998Spring and December
Box 9
Consortium sales analysis by title: monthly and yearly, 1998
Box 9
Board meeting, 1998

Technical Services staff need to format for use copies of 2 audio cassette tapes.

Box 9
Nonprofit activity, 1998
Box 9
CSU [Cleveland State University] Lecture
Box 9
KY State Arts Council Judge
Box 9
Submission list master/publication resource list
Box 9
1998 Kentucky newsletter
Box 9
KY State Arts Council
Box 9
Witter Bynner [Foundation for Poetry], [funding request], 1998
Box 9
National Endowment for the Arts, [funding proposal], 1998
Box 9

Budget files (Boxes 7 and 8) are restricted and may not be used without permission of the president of Sarabande Books for a period of 25 years from creation.

Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Becky Hagenston
Box 1
Kathleen Halme
Box 1
Michael Burkard
Box 1
Kate Walbert
Box 1

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

James Kimbrell
Box 2
Stephanie Marlis
Box 2
Robert Clinton
Box 2
Baron Wormser
Box 2
Judith Slater
Box 2
James Baker Hall
Box 2
Aleida Rodriguez
Box 2
Robin Lippincott
Box 2
The Beach Book: Correspondence, author requests/permissions
Box 2

[Technical services needs to reformat for use copies of digital media before use.]

Office Correspondence: 1999 Sept.-1999 Dec.
Box 3
Office Correspondence: 1999 Mar.-1999 Sept.
Box 4
Bingham/Graham Correspondence
Box 4

[Technical services needs to reformat for use copies of audio materials before use.]

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

Correspondence
Box 5
Nickole Brown's Letter Log 9/1/95-2/27/02
Box 5
Marketing Archives, 1999
Box 5
Printed material: Journals, Book Catalogues, 1999 Jan.-July
Box 5

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

Marketing Archives, 1999
Box 6
Printed material: Journals, 1999 Apr.-Nov.
Box 6

[Oversize materials removed to oversize Box 9.]

Printed material: Journals, 1998-1999
Box 7
Grants, Non Profit
Box 7
Analysis of sales, 1999
Box 7
Conferences, events, and projects, 1999
Box 8
Grant proposals
Box 8
Non profit papers
Box 8
Sales Summaries, 1996-2001
Box 8

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

[Contains oversize material from Box 7.]

Book Review journals and newspapers, 1998 Dec.-1999 Aug.
Box 9

Addition (2004-0018) (4000 items, 6.6 lin. ft.; dated 1999-2001) includes author binders and files, correspondence, financial and marketing archives, and manuscript galleys. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (2005-0019) (3695 items, 6.0 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2001) primarily comprises authors' binders, including incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as typescript drafts and galleys. Also includes reviews, press releases, and advertisements; notes from sales conferences and board meetings; consortium sales analyses; a non-profit activity file; and organizational materials for Sarabande-in-Education, a website program for college students and teachers. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (2006-0025) (3,750 items, 6.0 lin. ft.; dated 2001-2002) comprises correspondence, drafts, galleys, marketing and biographical files, contracts, press releases, and book reviews. This accession is closed to researchers.

Addition (2007-0041) (6,000 items, 9.2 lin. ft.; dated 1996-2003) contains autographed books, authors' files, manuscripts, the contents of author binders, marketing files, board meeting files, nonprofit activitiy files, Lila Wallace materials, sales kits, a Writer's Almanac CD, and a Sallie Bingham rehearsal tape for Short Fiction Series.

Kate Gadbow, Pushed to Shore
Box 1-3
Dick Allen, The Day Before
Box 1-3
Sharon Bryan and William Olsen, eds., Planet on the Table
Box 1-3
James Tate, Lost River
Box 1-3
Marjorie Sandor, Portrait of my Mother Who Posed Nude in Wartime
Box 1-3
Mark Turpin, Hammer
Box 4-6
Sharon Solwitz, Bloody Mary (including file of additional Solwitz stories)
Box 4-6
Carrie St. George Comer, The Unrequited
Box 4-6
Arthur Vogelsang, Left Wing of a Bird
Box 4-6
Debra Nystrom, Torn Sky
Box 4-6
Joseph Caldwell, Bread for the Baker's Child
Box 7-8
Brock Clarke, What We Won't Do
Box 7-8
Frank Bidart, Music Like Dirt
Box 7-8
James Kimbrell and Yu Jung-yul, eds., Three Poets of Modern Korea
Box 7-8
James Hall, Praeder's Letters
Box 7-8
Robin Lippincott, Mr. Dalloway, 1999
Box 7-8
Cathleen Calbert, Bad Judgment, 1999
Box 7-8
Ralph Angel, Twice Removed, 2001
Box 7-8
Reviews
Box 8-11
Advertisements
Box 8-11
Honors
Box 8-11
Miscellaneous marketing
Box 8-11
Sales kits
Box 8-11
Contest, 2003
Box 8-11
Public relations
Box 8-11
Sallie Bingham rehearsal tape for short fiction series
Box 8-11
Writer's Almanac CD
Box 8-11
Nonprofit activity file, 2003
Box 8-11
Gorham Kentucky Arts Council judging, 2003
Box 8-11
Rotary Club, November 2003
Box 8-11
Party, September 2002
Box 8-11
Book expo, 2002
Box 8-11
AWP, 2002-2003
Box 8-11
Sales and presales, 2002 and Spring 2003
Box 8-11
Board meetings, Spring 2003 and October 2003
Box 8-11
Office correspondence, 2003
Box 8-11
Gorham correspondence, January-June 2002
Box 8-11
Acquisitions, 2001-2002 and 2003-2004
Box 8-11
Woodford Reserve, 2003
Box 8-11
Consortium Catalogue and Tipsheets, 1996-1997
Box 8-11
Consortium sales analysis by title and fast reports, 2003
Box 8-11
Lila Wallace materials
Box 12-13
Sales kits
Box 14-16

Addition (2008-0028) (4,500 items; 6.0 lin. ft.; dated 2004-2005) contains author files, correspondence, marketing files and galleys for books published in 2004-2005. Also included are 2 CDR's of the Writer's Almanac.

Correspondence, 2004
Box 1
Brian Leung
Box 2
Lonse Glück
Box 2
Baron Wormser 3
Box 2
Zack Rogow
Box 2
Mark Jarman
Box 2
Steven Cramer
Box 2
Neeca Vatswani
Box 2
Pee Wee Watson
Box 2
Board meetings
Box 2
Reviews, 2005
Box 3
Advertisements, 2005
Box 3
Marketing, 2005
Box 3
Galley books, 2005
Box 3
Townsend
Box 4
Pearlman
Box 4
Ghost Pain
Box 4
Charles Wright
Box 4
Mathis
Box 4
Other Electrics
Box 5
Mathis
Box 5
Barnes
Box 5
Barnes
Box 6
Shepherd
Box 6
Simon Muench
Box 7
Paul Shepherd
Box 7
Reviews, 2005
Box 8
Advertisements, 2005
Box 8
The Writer's Almanac, 2004 January 26 (compact disc)
Box 9
The Writer's Almanac, 2004 May 3 (compact disc)
Box 9
Honors
Box 9
Galleys
Box 9
Miscellaneous files
Box 9
Correspondence, 2005
Box 10
Edith Pearman
Box 10
Charles Wright
Box 10
Ann Townsend
Box 10
Eleanor Leeman
Box 10
Sydney Lea
Box 10
Ander Monson
Box 10
Cleopatra Mathis
Box 10
Yolanda Barnes
Box 10
Simon Muench
Box 10
Paul Shepherd
Box 10
Board meetings
Box 10

Addition (2009-0092) (8325 items; 11.1 lin. ft.; dated 1998-2009) includes administrative files, book reviews, press releases, author files and correspondence, and manuscripts and drafts from authors published by Sarabande.

Board meeting files, 2006-2007
Box 1
Nonprofit activities, 2002-2007
Box 1
Kentucky Arts Council grant applications, 2002-2006
Box 1
NEA grant applications, 2002-2008
Box 1
NEA reporting, 1998-2008
Box 1
Kentucky Humanities Council applications
Box 1
Travel and events, 2006
Box 1
Poetry Out Loud, 2007-2008
Box 2
Contest finalist files, poetry and fiction
Box 2
Brett Ralph
Box 2
Larry Sutin
Box 2
Kiki Petrosino
Box 2
Paula Bohince
Box 2
Dick Allen
Box 2
Sallie Bingham
Box 2
Monica Ferrell
Box 2
Josephine Jacobsen
Box 2
David Crouse
Box 2
Jessie Harriman
Box 2
Nana Lampton
Box 2
Susan Oleksien
Box 2
Debra Nystrom
Box 2
Jean Valentine
Box 2
Paul Yoon
Box 2
Karen McElmurray
Box 3
C.E. Perry
Box 3
Acquisitions, 2004-2007
Box 3
Author ideas
Box 3
Skinner/Weaver, 2001
Box 3
Paul Yoon, Once the Shore final copy
Box 3
Jean Valentine, Lucy
Box 3
C.E. Perry, Night Works
Box 3
Sallie Bingham, Transgressions
Box 3
Sallie Bingham, Red Car
Box 3
Rick Barot, Want
Box 3
Cate Marvin, Fragments of the Head of a Queen
Box 3
Dick Allen, Present Vanishing
Box 3
Paula Bohince, Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods
Box 3
Jenny Boully, The Book of Beginnings and Endings
Box 3
Josephine Jacobsen, Contents of a Minute
Box 3
Barry Wormser, Scattered Chapters
Box 4
Salle Bingham, Red Car
Box 4
Karen McElmurray, Motel of the Stars
Box 4
Monica Ferrell, Beasts of the Chase
Box 4
David Crouse, The Man Back There
Box 4
Correspondence, 2008
Box 4
Book reviews, 2008
Box 4
Catalogue, 2008
Box 4
Pre-sales and sales conference materials
Box 5
AWP Conferences, 2007-2008
Box 5
Press releases
Box 5
Book reviews
Box 6
Cate Marvin, World's Tallest Disaster, 2001
Box 6
Rick Barot, The Darker Fall, 2002
Box 6
These Hands I Know, 2002
Box 6
Sallie Bingham, Transgressions, 2002
Box 6
Kiki DeLancey, Coal Miner's Holiday, 2002
Box 7
Alyce Miller, Season of the Body, 2002
Box 7
Debra Nystrom, Torn Sky, 2003
Box 7
Kate Gadbow, Pushed to Shove, 2003
Box 7
Dick Allen, The Day Before, 2003
Box 7
James Tate, Lost River, 2003
Box 8
Sharon Bryan and William Olsen, Planet on the Table, 2003
Box 8
Sharon Solwitz, Bloody Mary, 2003
Box 8
Marjorie Sandor, Portrait of My Mother Who Posed Nude in Wartime, 2003
Box 8
Mark Turpin, Hammer, 2003
Box 8
Carrie Comer, The Unrequested, 2003
Box 8

Addition (2010-0028) (9000 items; 12.0 lin. ft.; dated 2001-2010) includes administrative files, Sarabande correspondence with authors, author files, poetry and fiction finalists, and various book reviews and advertisements.

Interns, 2003-2008
Box 1
Summer interns
Box 1
Katie Byrum, intern
Box 1
Interns, general
Box 1
Job hunt, Betsey
Box 1
Erika Lunobom
Box 1
Abbie Gramig
Box 1
Interns: Kate Whetzel
Box 1
Cathy Rogers, intern
Box 1
Loren Jaggers, intern
Box 1
Chris Carpenter
Box 1
Tim Moran
Box 1
Student poetry prize, 2008
Box 1
Rotary Club, 2006 February 7
Box 1
Incoming and outgoing letters, 2009 January-November (17 folders)
Box 1
Nickole's Transition
Box 1
The big read
Box 1
15th anniversary party
Box 1
Fall parties
Box 1
KHC 2005
Box 1
KY Foundation for Women, 2002
Box 1
Eric Mathieu Application
Box 1
NY community Trust
Box 1
Nana Lampton
Box 1
AL Lyons meeting, April 2005
Box 1
Pat Owen
Box 1
Annie Axton
Box 1
Sallie Bingham letters, 2001-2003 (2 folders)
Box 1
Board meetings, 2006-2009 (2 folders)
Box 1
Non-profit activities, 2008-2009
Box 1
Acquisitions, 2008-2009
Box 2
Poetry finalists, 2009
Box 2
Fiction finalists, 2009
Box 2
Heather Sellers
Box 2
Ralph Angel
Box 2
Face First, Face Facts
Box 2
Manuscript: A Family of Strangers by Deborah Tall (2 folders)
Box 2
Family of Strangers corrections (2 folders)
Box 2
Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems, 1986-2006, Ralph Angel manuscript
Box 2
Ralph Angel poems
Box 2
Proofs: Friesens for Purpura
Box 2
Lia Purpura
Box 2
Originals: Lorca/Angel in Spanish and English, 2006
Box 2
Manuscript: My Psychic
Box 2
Purpura original manuscript
Box 2
Final copy: On Looking Essays, by Lia Purpura
Box 2
Pinsky
Box 2
Kimbrell, published 2006
Box 2
Shirley, Dark Familiar
Box 2
Legitimate Dangers, first corrected proofs (3 folders)
Box 3
Horror Vacui by Thomas Heise (2 folders)
Box 3
Susan Richards (5 folders)
Box 3
Connecting Lines (3 folders)
Box 3
Mexican anthology
Box 3
Líneas Conectados
Box 3
English originals
Box 3
Aleda Shirley
Box 3
Robert Pinsky, First Things
Box 3
Lorca legal stuff
Box 3
Deborah Tall
Box 3
Ralph Angel correspondence and poems
Box 3
Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 2006(22 folders)
Box 4
Legitimate Dangers, Dumanis Marvin
Box 4
Legitimate permissions
Box 4
Mexico/U.S. correspondence
Box 4
Hanging in the Foaling Barn
Box 4
My Psychic, James Kimbrell
Box 4
Lia Purpura: writings, correspondence
Box 4
Draft: On Looking Essays by Lia Purpura
Box 4
Angel/Lorca Translation
Box 4
AWP Austin, 2006
Box 4
Sales/pre-sales, 2006 (3 folders)
Box 4
Ads
Box 4
Miscellaneous marketing
Box 4
First annuals student poetry competition
Box 4
Honors
Box 4
Want, Barot
Box 4
Reviews
Box 4
Jenny Boully
Box 5
Water: Nine Stories (5 folders)
Box 5
Mexico/U.S. agreement
Box 5
Mexico/U.S. fundraiser
Box 5
Marvin fragment
Box 5
Preacher, Stern
Box 5
Epistles, Jarman
Box 5
California transit
Box 5
Book of Beginnings and Endings
Box 5
Payroll tax, 2007
Box 5
990 PF, 2007
Box 5
Financial statements, 2007
Box 5
Donations, 2007 (3 folders)
Box 5
Matthew Lippman
Box 6
Patsy Vigderman
Box 6
A Thousand Trifles, June 2005
Box 6
To read Sallie's stories
Box 6
Sallie's memoir
Box 6
Sallie's essays
Box 6
Sallie's stories maybe
Box 6
Baron Wormser, number 4
Box 6
Scattered chapters
Box 6
Rick Barot
Box 6
Extra material-Boully
Box 6
Alyce Miller
Box 6
Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 2007 (24 folders)
Box 6
Phil Levine/Jaime Sabines
Box 6
Diane Lefer
Box 6
Maybe/Carew stories
Box 6
Gabriel Fried
Box 6
Cats Marvin: Head of a Queen
Box 6
Jenny Boully
Box 6
Epistles by Mark Jarman
Box 6
Gerald Stern/The Preacher
Box 6
Jan Carew (5 folders)
Box 6
Making the New Lamb Take by Gabriel Fried (2 folders)
Box 7
California Transit by Diane Lefer (3 folders)
Box 7
Diane Lefer correspondence
Box 7
Translation: Tarumba by Jaime Sabines
Box 7
Tarumba corrections
Box 7
Philip Levine correspondence
Box 7
The Memory Place of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Patricia Vigderman (2 folders)
Box 7
The New Year of Yellow by Matthew Lippman
Box 7
Air Fare: Stories, Poems, and Essays on Flight
Box 7
They Have a Word for It by Howard Rheingold
Box 7
Air Fare: fiction and CNF
Box 7
Air Fare: poetry
Box 7
Air Fare: miscellaneous
Box 7
Subject Matter by Baron Wormser
Box 7
PeeWee settlement
Box 7
A Taste of the Sweet Apple by Jo Anna Holt-Watson
Box 7
Green Wheat translated by Zack Rogow
Box 7
12 books
Box 8
Publications, 2005-2007 (7 folders)
Box 8

Accession (2011-0076), 1994-2011

(8 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Addition (2011-0076) (6750 items; 9.0 lin. ft.; dated 1994-2011) includes materials from conferences, non-profit activities, grants, correspondence, marketing, staffing, finances, and author files. Financial and budget materials are CLOSED until 2036. These have been segregated to Box 8 of this accession.

Pre-sales/Sales Spring-Summer 2011
Box 1
Pre-sales Conference FW 2010-2011
Box 1
Pre-sales/Sales Spring-Summer 2010
Box 1
Pre-sales Conference May 2009
Box 1
Pre-sales/Sales Spring 2009 (Fall 2008)
Box 1
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Denver, 2010
Box 1
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Denver, 2009
Box 1
NonfictioNow, 1-3 November 2007
Box 1
Accessibility Documents
Box 1
Non-Profit Activities, 2010
Box 1
Editor for a Day Workshop
Box 1
University of Louisville Women's Festival of the Book, May 2010
Box 1
Flo Gault Prize, 2010
Box 1
Flo Gault Poetry Prize, 2009
Box 1
Projects for Summer 2007
Box 1
Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) Partnership, 2009
Box 1
Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) Partnership Report, 2009-1010
Box 1
Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) Partnership, 2008
Box 1
Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) Partnership Report, 2008
Box 1
General Operating Support No. 1 Grant Report, 2007-2008
Box 1
Kentucky Humanitites Council (KHC) Major Grant Application, 2005
Box 1
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Application, 2008-2009
Box 1
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Report, 30 June 2009
Box 1
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Report, 2009-2010
Box 1
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Application, 2010-2011
Box 1
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Report, 2010-2011
Box 1
Kentucky American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009
Box 1
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Application Recovery Act
Box 1
Letters, January-November 2010
(10 folders, in reverse order)
Box 1
Bingham, Sallie, 2004-2006
(3 folders)
Box 1
Dante Portfolio, 2008
Box 1
McGlynn, Karyna, 1994
Box 1
Gabriel, Jerry, 2008
Box 1
Muench, Simone, 2008
Box 1
Bursky, Rick, 2009
Box 1
Wright, Charles Outtakes, 2009
Box 1
Butler, Jane Ashley, 2009
Box 2
Yoon, Paul, 2008
Box 2
What Falls Between, undated
Box 2
Taylor, Alex, 2010
Box 2
Lerman, Eleanor No. 3
Box 2
Story, Julia
Box 2
Monson, Ander
Box 2
Vaswani, Neela No. 2, 2009
Box 2
Vaswani, Neela, 2009
Box 2
Vaswani, Neela: You Have Given Me a Country
Box 2
McQuade, Molly, 2010
Box 2
One Word Marketing
Box 2
Sallie Bingham's New Stories
Box 2
Film Rights
Box 2
Old Fundraising Letters
Box 2
Publicity Ideas
Box 2
Publishing/Reading Trends
Box 2
Perseus Book Group
Box 2
Royalty Statements, 2007-2009
(3 folders)
Box 2
Subrights 2006-2009
(3 folders)
Box 2
Mary Macarthy Prize in Fiction Finalists, 2010
Box 2
Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry Finalists, 2010
Box 2
Mary Macarthy Prize in Fiction Finalists, 2007
Box 2
McGrath, Kristina
Box 3
Pascoe, Jeanette
Box 3
Lesousky, Benjamin
Box 3
Woods, Jen
Box 3
Brown, Nickole
Box 3
Contest Staffing 2009
Box 3
First Readers, Evaluations
Box 3
Interns, 2010
Box 3
Authors' Photos
(5 folders)
Box 3
Reviews, 2009

Additional materials are in Oversize Folder 1.

(5 folders)
Box 3
Watson E-mails, 2004
Box 3
General Marketing for Watson, 2004
Box 3
Official Board Meetings
Box 3
Board Meeting, 21 November 2010
Box 3
Board Meeting, May 2010
Box 3
Board Meeting, Fall 2009
Box 3
Gluck, Louise, April 2004
Box 3
Jarman, Mark, July 2004
Box 3
Sellers, Heather, May 2001
(2 folders)
Box 4
Vaswani, Neela, January 2004
(2 folders)
Box 4
Leung, Brian, April 2004
(2 folders)
Box 4
Vogelsang, Arthur, October 2003
(2 folders)
Box 4
McQuade, Molly, April 1999
(2 folders)
Box 4
Cramer, Steven, October 2004
(2 folders)
Box 4
Monson, Ander, May 2005
(2 folders)
Box 4
Lee, Karen An-hwei, October 2005
Box 4
Muench, Simone, November 2005
(2 folders)
Box 4
Wing, Catherine, October 2005
Box 4
McGlynn, Karyna, May 2009
Box 4
Ralph, Brett Eugene, March 2009
Box 4
Butler, Ashley, April 2009
Box 5
Petrosino, Kirk, January 2009
Box 5
Sutin, Lawrence, November 2008
(2 folders)
Box 5
Nystrom, Debra, June 2008
Box 5
Story, Julia, November 2009
Box 5
Monson, Ander, January 2010
Box 5
Bursky, Rick, May 2010
Box 5
McQuade, Molly, March 2010
(2 folders)
Box 5
Pinky, Robert; Mazur, Michael (Dante), 2009
Box 5
Muench, Simone, November 2009
Box 5
Taylor, Alex, September 2009
(2 of 4 folders)
Box 5
Taylor, Alex, September 2009
(Folders 3 and 4 of 4)
Box 6
Lerman, Eleanor, September 2009
Box 6
Vaswani, Neela, February 2010
(1 of 4 folders)
Box 6
Vaswani, Neela, February 2010
(2 to 4 of 4 folders)
Box 7
Gabriel, Jerry, August 2009
(2 folders)
Box 7
Financial Balances and Quarterly Reports, 2008-2010
Box 8
990 Tax Return 2010
Box 8
Audited Financial Statements 2009-2010
Box 8
Budget Remaining 2009
Box 8
Budget 2009
Box 8
Budget 2010
Box 8
Author reviews archives, 2010
(4 folders)
Box 9
Pie Party
Box 9
Catalog, 2009-2011
Box 9
Newsletters, 2009-2010
Box 9
Author events, 2000-2006
Box 9
Townsend
(2 folders)
Box 9
Wright
Box 9
Mathis
(2 folders)
Box 9
Barnes
(2 folders)
Box 9
Lerman
(2 folders)
Box 9
Lea
(2 folders)
Box 9
Pearlman
(2 folders)
Box 9
Shepherd
(2 folders)
Box 9
Reviews, 2009 (4 items)
Oversize Folder 1
Large-Project documents: School for the Blind poetry workshop
Oversize Folder 2
Correspondence, January-July 2011
Box 1
Brown-Forman Corp
Box 1
Brown-Forman Corp, 2006
Box 1
Brown-Forman Corp, 2008
Box 1
James Graham Brown
Box 1
Creative Capital Foundation
Box 1
The Horn Foundation
Box 1
Edith Gardner Foundation
Box 1
Furthermore Foundation
Box 1
KFW Stuff
Box 1
Michigan trip
Box 1
Chapbook Series talk
Box 1
PW essay
Box 1
Nonfiction/Iowa, March 2010
Box 1
Non-profit activities
Box 2
First West
Box 2
Rodney Jack
Box 2
21c Reading Series
Box 2
Nonfiction Now Conference, November 2010
Box 2
AWP 2011, Washington D.C.
Box 2
Sales Conference, March 2011
Box 2
Pre-Sales Conference, June and November 2011
Box 2
Miscellaneous solicitation events
Box 2
Royalty Reports, 2010
Box 3
Subrights, 2010
Box 3
Articles about our authors
Box 3
Articles about Sarabande
Box 3
Prizes through 2011
Box 3
Writers Almanac CDs (4)
Box 3
Reviews, 2011
Box 3
Fleischmann/Syzygy, Beauty
Box 3
Skinner/7 Habits of Highly Effective Poets
Box 3
Lee/Something In My Eye
Box 4
Van Meter/If You Knew Then What I Know Now
Box 4
Davis/The Cows
Box 4
Mullins/Greetings from Below
Box 4
Jarman/Bone Fires
Box 4
Horrocks/This Is Not Your City
Box 4
Ossip/The Cold War
Box 5
Hernandez/Hoodwinked
Box 5
Bingham/Mending: New & Selected
Box 5
Wade/Small Fires
Box 5
Acquisitions
Box 5
Decano Book
Box 6
Mary McCarthy Fiction Prize, 2011
Box 6
Kathryn A Morton, 2011
Box 6
September Submissions, 2011
Box 6
Skinner/6.5 Habits
Box 6
Lee/Something In My Eye
Box 6
Mullins/Greetings from Below
Box 7
Bohince/The Children
Box 7
Purpura/Rough Likeness
Box 7
Fleischmann/Syzygy, Beauty
Box 8
Wade/Small Fires (In Lieu of Flowers)
Box 8
Bingham/Mending: New & Selected
Box 8
Horrocks/This Is Not Your City
Box 8
Hernandez/Hoodwinked
Box 8
Van Meter/If You Knew Then What I Know Now
Box 9
McElmurray, 2008
Box 1
Allen, 2008
Box 1
Ferrell, 2008
Box 1
Crouse, 2008
Box 1
Bohince, 2008
Box 1
Wormser, 2008
Box 1
Jacobsen, 2008
Box 1
Bingham, 2008
Box 1
Barot, 2008
Box 1
Miller, 2008
Box 1
Boully, 2007
Box 1
Levine, 2007
Box 1
Fried, 2007
Box 1
Mexican-American Anthology, 2007
Box 1
Kimbrell, 2006
Box 2
Carew, 2007
Box 2
Marvin, 2007
Box 2
Jarman, 2007
Box 2
Stern, 2007
Box 2
Dumanis and Marvin, 2006 (2 folders)
Box 2
Mexican-American Anthology permissions, 2006
Box 2
Tall, 2006
Box 2
Angel, 2006
Box 2
Lorca, 2006
Box 3
Purpura, 2006
Box 3
Heise, 2006
Box 3
Richards, 2006
Box 3
Shirley, 2006
Box 3
Pinsky, 2006
Box 3
Leer, 2007
Box 3
Vigderman, 2007
Box 3
Lippman, 2007
Box 3
Reviews (3 folders)
Box 4
Binder/Rise
Box 4
Shapiro/Easy Math
Box 4
Vigderman/Possibility
Box 4
Passarello/Let Me Clear My Throat
Box 4
Cramer/Clangings
Box 4
Mathis/Book of Dog
Box 4
Heise/Moth
Box 4
Dwyer/Belle Laid
Box 4
Orr/City of Poetry
Box 4
Wing/Gin and Bleach
Box 4
Kasischke/If a Stranger
Box 4
Staffing, grants, and administrative documentation (12 folders)
Box 5
Author correspondence (5 folders)
Box 5

Historical Note

Sarabande Books is a non-profit literary press publishing poetry and fiction. It was established in 1994 by Sarah Gorham in Louisville, Kentucky.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sarabande Books Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Sarabande Books Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2000-2003, and as a gift in 2009, 2011-2013

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Stark and Ruth E. Bryan

Completed August 9, 2000 and February 16, 2001

Additions minimally processed by Allan Maule; Danielle McGregor; Elizabeth Arnold; Meghan Lyon; Megan Lewis

Last updated October 2013

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan; Joshua A. Kaiser; Meghan Lyon; Megan Lewis

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