University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

American Book Review:

A Preliminary Inventory of Its Production Material in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: American Book Review, 1977-
Title: American Book Review Production Material
Dates: 1985-1998
Abstract: This collection of production material for the American Book Review, virtually complete from vol. 9 (1987) through vol. 19 (1998), arrived at the Ransom Center in 1998, together with the records of Fiction Collective 2 and the papers of Ronald Sukenick, former publisher of the Review. The production material contains edited typescripts, editors' notes, and reviewers' comment sheets. There are no correspondence files.
Extent: 35 boxes, 17 oversize boxes (29.28 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

Established in 1977, the American Book Review is "dedicated to reviewing books from independent, small, and university presses." This collection of production material for the American Book Review, virtually complete from vol. 9 (1987) through vol. 19 (1998), arrived at the Ransom Center in 1998, together with the records of Fiction Collective 2 and the papers of Ronald Sukenick, former publisher of the Review.

The production material contains edited typescripts, editors' notes, and reviewers' comment sheets. There are no correspondence files. Published issues are provided for each volume; however, no production materials are available for Vols. 1-8 (1977-1986). In several instances in which there is no production material present, only the published issue is provided and these entries are marked "issue only" in the following container list.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Separated Material

A complete set of issues for Vol. 1 through Vol. 17, no. 4 was transferred to the HRC Library.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1998 (Reg. 14199)

Processed by:

Luke Borders and Liz Murray, 2004


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1-8 Vol. 1-8, 1977-86 (issues only)
Box Folder
2 Production Material, 1985-98
1 Vol. 7, 1985, no. 4, May-June
Vol. 9, 1987-88 [oversize material for nos. 3, 5, and 6 removed to Box 36]
2 No. 1, Jan.-Feb.
3-4 No. 2, Mar.-Apr.
Box Folder
3 1-3 No. 3, May-June/July-Aug.
4-5 No. 4, Sept.-Oct.
Box Folder
4 1-2 No. 4, Sept.-Oct. (cont'd)
3-4 No. 5, Nov.-Dec.
Box Folder
5 1-2 No. 5, Nov.-Dec. (cont'd)
3-4 No. 6, Jan.-Feb.
Box Folder
6 1-2 No. 6, Jan.-Feb. (cont'd)
Vol. 10, 1988-89 [oversize material for nos. 1-6 removed to Boxes 37-39]
3-5 No. 1, Mar.-Apr.
Box Folder
7 1-3 No. 2, May-June
4 No. 3, July-Aug.
Box Folder
8 1-2 No. 3, July-Aug. (cont'd)
3-4 No. 4, Sept.-Oct.
Box Folder
9 1 No. 4, Sept.-Oct. (cont'd)
2-4 No. 5, Nov.-Dec.
Box Folder
10 1-4 No. 6, Jan.-Feb.
Vol. 11, 1989-90 [oversize material for nos. 1-6 removed to Boxes 40-42]
5 No. 1, Mar.-Apr.
Box Folder
11 1-2 No. 1, Mar.-Apr. (cont'd)
3-5 No. 2, May-June
Box Folder
12 1-3 No. 3, July-Aug.
4 No. 4, Sept.-Oct.
Box Folder
13 1-2 No. 4, Sept.-Oct. (cont'd)
3 No. 5, Nov.-Dec.
Box Folder
14 1-2 No. 5, Nov.-Dec. (cont'd)
3 No. 6, Jan.-Feb. (issue only)
Box Folder
15 Vol. 12, 1990-91 [oversize material for nos. 1-5 removed to Boxes 43-45]
1-4 No. 1, Mar.-Apr.
5 No. 2, May-June
Box Folder
16 1-3 No. 2, May-June (cont'd)
4 No. 3, July-Aug.
Box Folder
17 1 No. 3, July-Aug. (cont'd)
2-5 No. 4, Sept.-Oct.
Box Folder
18 1-3 No. 5, Nov.-Dec.
4 No. 6, Jan.-Mar.
Vol. 13, 1991-92 [oversize material for nos. 1-2 and 5-6 removed to Boxes 45-46]
5-6 No. 1, Apr.-May
Box Folder
19 1-3 No. 2, June-July
4-5 No. 3, Aug.-Sept.
Box Folder
20 1-2 No. 3, Aug.-Sept. (cont'd)
3-4 No. 4, Oct.-Nov.
5 No. 5, Dec.-Jan.
Box Folder
21 1 No. 5, Dec.-Jan. (cont'd)
2-3 No. 6, Feb.-Mar.
Vol. 14, 1992-93 [oversize material for nos. 1-6 removed to Boxes 47-48]
4 No. 1, Apr.-May
5 No. 2, June-July
Box Folder
22 1 No. 2, June-July (cont'd)
2-3 No. 3, Aug.-Sept.
4-5 No. 4, Oct.-Nov.
Box Folder
23 1-3 No. 5, Dec.-Jan.
4-5 No. 6, Feb.-Mar.
Box Folder
24 Vol. 15, 1993-94 [oversize material for nos. 1-6 removed to Boxes 49-50]
1-3 No. 1, Apr.-May
4-5 No. 2, June-July
Box Folder
25 1 No. 2, June-July (cont'd)
2-4 No. 3, Aug.-Sept.
5 No. 4, Oct.-Nov.
Box Folder
26 1-2 No. 4, Oct.-Nov. (cont'd)
3-5 No. 5, Dec.-Jan.
Box Folder
27 1 No. 6, Feb.-Mar.
Vol. 16, 1994-95
2 No. 1-3, Apr.-Sept.
3 No. 4, Oct.-Nov.
4-6 No. 5, Dec.-Jan.
Box Folder
28 1 No. 5, Dec.-Jan. (cont'd)
2 No. 6, Mar.-May>
Vol. 17, 1995-96
3 No. 1-4, Sept.-May
4-6 No. 5, June-July
Box Folder
29 1-2 No. 6, Aug.-Sept.
Vol. 18, 1996-97 [oversize material for nos. 4 and 6 removed to Box 51]
3-5 No. 1, Oct.-Nov.
Box Folder
30 1-2 No. 2, Dec.-Jan.
3-4 No. 3, Mar.-Apr.
Box Folder
31 1-2 No. 4, May-June
3-4 No. 5, July-Aug.
Box Folder
32 1 No. 5, July-Aug. (cont'd)
2-4 No. 6, Sept.-Oct.
Vol. 19, 1997-98 [oversize material for nos. 2-6 removed to Box 52]
5-6 No. 1, Nov.-Dec.
Box Folder
33 1 No. 1, Nov.-Dec. (cont'd)
2-4 No. 2, Jan.-Feb.
5-6 No. 3, Mar.-Apr.
Box Folder
34 1 No. 3, Mar.-Apr. (cont'd)
2-4 No. 4, May-June
5 No. 5, July-Aug.
Box Folder
35 1-2 No. 5, July-Aug. (cont'd)
3-5 No. 6, Sept.-Oct.
Box
36-52 Oversize boxes