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Carolina Wren Press

The Carolina Wren Press was founded by Judy Hogan in Carrboro, N.C.  Records, 1972-1999, consist of about 10,000 items, including correspondence, writings (mostly manuscripts submitted for publication), printed material, financial papers, photographs, and audiovisual material.   There are also items pertaining to the 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) and COSMEP (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers).    The records document the growth and activities of the Carolina Wren Press and the origins and development of the small press movement in the United States, particularly in the South.  For more information see the the finding aid. 

Hogarth Press   

The Hogarth Press was begun by Leonard and Virginia Woolf  in 1917, and the Woolfs hand-printed 34 early titles.  By the time Leonard Woolf sold the Press in 1946, it had published 525 titles.  RBMSCL is developing a collection of Hogarth imprints during the Woolf era, and, among many other works, has acquired several of the titles produced by hand by the Woolfs themselves.  Follow this link to a  list of Hogarth publications at Duke.


Sarabande Books

Sarabande Books, a non-profit literary press that publishes poetry and fiction, was established in 1994 by Sarah Gorham in Louisville, Ky. Its records total about 9,000 items and include correspondence, author files, marketing materials, financial records, poetry and fiction galleys, and material related to the pressís nonprofit activities. For more information see the finding aid.