Finding Aids
printer friendly version

Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Glass, Loren
Title: Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press
Inclusive Dates: 2009-2010
Quantity: 12 audio files
Abstract: Interviews of former members of Grove Press, conducted by Loren Glass as part of the research for his book Counter-Culture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Grove Press was an American alternative book press founded in 1951 by editor and publisher Barney Rossett. It merged with The Atlantic Monthly Press in 1991 and as of 2010 is an imprint of the publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Grove Press was known for its unusual and sometimes controversial publications, including French avant-garde authors Jean Genet and Eugene Ionesco; Beat poets Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs; and books deemed obscene at the time, such as unexpurgated editions of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer and D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Loren Glass is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, specializing in 19th and 20th century American literature and culture. He has received numerous awards, honors and grants in recognition of his scholarly work. Counter-Culture Colophon is his second book.

Return to top

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press consists of digital audiorecordings of a number of interviews of former members of the avant-garde publishing house Grove Press. The interviews were conducted by Loren Glass as part of the research for his book on the history of the company, entitled Counter-Culture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde (Stanford University Press, 2013).

Interviewees are:

  • Morgan Entrekin - president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic
  • Morrie Goldfischer - vice president and director of publicity
  • Herman Graf - vice president and director of sales
  • Fred Jordan - vice president and editor of Evergreen Review
  • Claudia Menza - managing editor and assistant editor of Evergreen Review
  • Barney Rosset - publisher of Grove Press and Evergreen Review
  • Judith Schmidt Douw - manager of rights and permissions and foreign rights
  • Jeanette Seaver - widow of Grove Press editor Richard Seaver
  • Nat Sobel - vice president and director of sales

Return to top

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Return to top

Subject Headings

Persons

Douw, Judith Schmidt.
Entrekin, Morgan.
Glass, Loren.
Goldfischer, Morrie.
Graf, Herman.
Jordan, Fred.
Menza, Claudia.
Rosset, Barney.
Seaver, Jeannette.
Sobel, Nat.

Corporate Bodies

Grove Press.

Subjects

Book editors -- United States.
Periodical editors -- United States.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States.
Publishers and publishing -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Audiorecordings.
Interviews.

Occupations

Authors.
Editors and publishers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Loren Glass, 2013.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 20 Feb 2013
Revision history:

Return to top

Inventory

Interviews
Entrekin, Morgan October 26, 2010
File: Entrekin102610.WMA
Goldfischer, Morrie July 5, 2010
File: Goldfisher070510.WMA
Goldfischer, Morrie October 22, 2010
File: Goldfischer102210.WMA
Graf, Herman October 25, 2010
File: Graf102510.WMA
Jordan, Fred October 6, 2009
File: Jordan.WMA
Jordan, Fred October 23, 2010
File: Jordan102310.WMA
Menza, Claudia October 21, 2010
File: Menza102110.WMA
Rosset, Barney October 5, 2009
File: Rosset.WMA
Rosset, Barney October 23, 2010
File: Rosset102310.WMA
Douw, Judith Schmidt October 9, 2009
File: SchmitzDuow.WMA
Seaver, Jeanette October 21, 2010
File: Seaver102110.WMA
Sobel, Nat October 26, 2010
File: Sobel102610.WMA

Return to top