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Preliminary Guide to the Third Side Press Records, 1991-2003

Abstract

Third Side Press, a feminist publisher of women's health and lesbian fiction books, was founded in 1991 and ceased active publication in 1998. It was dissolved as a corporation in 2003. During the years of active publication, Third Side Press produced between 20 and 25 titles, mostly in paperback, including top sellers such as CANCER AS A WOMEN'S ISSUE and THE WOMAN-CENTERED ECONOMY. Midge Stocker is the founder and publisher of Third Side Press.

Materials include correspondence, financial records, book proofs and files, book reviews, and other records relating to the operation of Third Side Press publishing house. Also includes copies of several Third Side Press publications. Floppy disks and other electronic materials have been removed for preservation. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Third Side Press.
Title
Third Side Press records 1991-2003
Language of Materials
English
Extent
8775 items, 13.2 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Materials include correspondence, financial records, book proofs and files, book reviews, and other records relating to the operation of Third Side Press publishing house. Also includes copies of several Third Side Press publications. Floppy disks and other electronic materials have been removed for preservation. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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

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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

This is a preliminary finding aid created for an unprocessed collection. Materials have been reboxed, but no additional arrangement or organization has been completed at this time. Electronic materials have been withdrawn for preservation.

Cancer as a Women's Issue
Box 1
On Lill Street
Box 1
She's Always Liked the Girls Best
Box 1
Some Body to Love
Box 1
Covers and author's proofs, 1993
Box 1
Cancer as a Women's Issue
Box 1
Some Body to Love
Box 1
Aftershocks
Box 1
Photographs and negatives
Box 1
Author proofs
Box 2
Permissions
Box 2
Requests
Box 2
Author
Box 2
Other
Box 2
Financial records, 1995-1996
Box 2
Financial records, 1997-2002
Box 3
Third Side Press Meadows, 1991-1992
Box 3
Financial records and taxes, 1994
Box 3
Taxes, 1991-1993
Box 4
Aftershake
Box 4
Beyond Bedlam
Box 4
Coming Full Circle
Box 4
Copyright
Box 4
Correspondence: publishers
Box 4
Correspondence: readers
Box 5
Correspondence: requests
Box 5
Miscellaneous unfoldered materials
Box 5
Layout sheets
Box 5
The Country of Herself
Box 5
Death of a Much-Travelled Woman
Box 5
Endometriosis
Box 5
Entwined
Box 5
ISBN
Box 5
Library of Congress
Box 5
Not So Much the Fall
Box 5
On Lill Street
Box 5
Out for Blood
Box 5
The Sensual Thread
Box 5
She's Always Liked the Girls Best
Box 5
Some Body to Love
Box 5
Speaking in Whispers
Box 5
Timber City Masks
Box 5
Monthly consortium sales and distribution figures, 2000
Box 5
Monthly consortium sales and distribution figures, 2001-2002
Box 6
Royalty statements, 1995-2004
Box 6
Tax and bank documents, 1991-2003
Box 6
Book distributor files, 1992-1995
Box 6
Book distributor files, 1992-1995
Box 7
Women-Centered Economy
Box 7
Miscellaneous ads and reviews
Box 7
Aftershocks
Box 8
Alternatives for Women with Endometriosis
Box 8
Beyond Bedlam
Box 8
Cancer/1
Box 8
Cancer/2
Box 8
Coming Full Circle
Box 8
The Country of Herself
Box 8
Crystal Mountain Veils
Box 8
Death of a Much-Travelled Woman
Box 8
Entwined
Box 8
Hawkings
Box 8
On Lill Street
Box 8
Mayor of Heaven
Box 8
Not So Much the Fall
Box 8
Out for Blood
Box 8
Out for More Blood
Box 8
The Sensual Thread
Box 8
She's Always Liked the Girls Best
Box 8
Some Body to Love
Box 8
Speaking in Whispers
Box 8
Timber City Masks
Box 8
The Woman-Centered Economy
Box 8
Author and other photographs
Box 8
Administrative files, 1991-2000
Box 8
Consortium files
Box 8
Customer correspondence
Box 8
Office Depot
Box 8
Orders
Box 8
Sales reports
Box 9
Actual printers
Box 9
Cranes
Box 9
Don Reed Bookbinding
Box 9
Graphic Arts Services
Box 9
Infocomm
Box 9
Malloy
Box 9
McNaughton and Gunn
Box 9
Speaking in Whispers (2 copies)
Box 10
Alternatives for Women with Endometriosis
Box 10
The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman
Box 10
The Woman-Centered Economy
Box 10
On Lill Street
Box 10
Confronting Cancer, Constructing Change
Box 10
Cancer as a Women's Issue
Box 10
Coming Full Circle
Box 10
Out for Blood
Box 10
Out for More Blood
Box 10
Beyond Bedlam
Box 10
Not So Much the Fall
Box 10
The Mayor of Heaven
Box 10

Historical Note

Third Side Press, a feminist publisher of women's health and lesbian fiction books, was founded in 1991 and ceased active publication in 1998. It was dissolved as a corporation in 2003. During the years of active publication, Third Side Press produced between 20 and 25 titles, mostly in paperback, including top sellers such as CANCER AS A WOMEN'S ISSUE and THE WOMAN-CENTERED ECONOMY. Midge Stocker was the founder and publisher of Third Side Press.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Third Side Press Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2008 (2008-0283), 13.2 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0283

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.