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Finding Aid for the John Martin Papers, 1966-1981
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Description
John Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in Los Angeles in 1966 to publish modern fiction and poetry in fine press editions. In May 2002, Martin sold the rights to his premier authors (Bukowski, Bowles, and Fante) to Harper Collins, the Wyndam Lewis titles went to Ginkgo Press in Corte Madera, and the rest were purchased by Boston publisher Charles Godine. The collection consists of correspondence and books inscribed to John Martin.
Background
John Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in Los Angeles in 1966 to publish modern fiction and poetry in fine press editions. In May 2002, Martin sold the rights to his premier authors (Bukowski, Bowles, and Fante) to Harper Collins, the Wyndam Lewis titles went to Ginkgo Press in Corte Madera, and the rest were purchased by Boston publisher Charles Godine.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.