Carolina Wren Press records, 1940-2019 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
Carolina Wren Press
Abstract:
Carolina Wren Press is a literary press publishing poetry, children's literature, and other books, and was founded by Judy Hogan in 1976. The Carolina Wren Press records include the records of the literary press as well as Judy Hogan's papers.
Extent:
82.5 Linear Feet
Language:
English.
Collection ID:
RL.00198

Background

Scope and content:

The Carolina Wren Press Records span the years 1940 through 2019, with most of the material dated between 1970 and 1990. The papers are divided into two large groups, the Carolina Wren Press Records and the Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers, followed by accessions of additional materials.

The Carolina Wren Press Records group contains material relating to the founding and publishing activities of the press and to organizations with which the press was affiliated. The papers are divided into the following series: Correspondence, Writings, Publications, Printed Material, 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), Grant Material, Organizations, Office Files, Financial Papers, COSMEP (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers), and Photographs and Audiovisual Material. Each of these series documents not only the growth and activities of Carolina Wren Press and associated organizations, but also the origins and development of the small press movement in the United States and particularly in the South.

The Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers group documents the life and activities of the author Judy Hogan, the founder of Carolina Wren Press. The material is divided into the following series: Correspondence, Diaries, Writings, Teaching Materials, Financial Papers, Biographical Material. While some of the correspondence and diary entries may mention the Carolina Wren Press, the papers in this group focus primarily on Hogan's personal life, her education, her writing and projects, and her teaching activities.

Biographical / historical:
Date Event
1937 May 27 Judith Ann Stevenson born in Hutchinson, Kansas
1959 B.A., University of Oklahoma
1959-1960 Attended graduate school at University of Indiana
1960 Married Thomas Fordham
1964 Obtained divorce from Thomas Fordham
1964-1968 Attended University of California at Berkeley
1967 Married Terry Hogan
1969 Founding of Lollipop Power Press
1969-1981 Judy Hogan served as editor of Hyperion
1971 Judy Hogan moved to Durham, N.C.
1975-1976 Judy Hogan chaired the national small press grassroots organization Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers (COSMEP)
1975 Judy Hogan taught writing classes, including "A Roadmap for Great Literature for New Writers"
1976 Obtained divorce from Terry Hogan
1976 Judy Hogan founded Carolina Wren Press
1978 Home Grown Books project
1978 Carolina Wren Press, Inc. became a non-profit tax-exempt organization
1982-1983 Judy Hogan served as Writer in Residence at the Durham Library
1985 Carolina Wren Press became a funded affiliate of the Durham Arts Council
Acquisition information:
The Carolina Wren Press Records , 1940-1994 and undated, were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library in 1994, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2019.
Processing information:

Processed by: Melissa J. Delbridge, Dan Daily, Rene Hardwick, Wendy Elliot, John Gribble, Randy Bryant, Joann Kleinneiur, Paula Jeannet

Completed 1997

Encoded by Jackie Dean

Updated by Meghan Lyon in January 2012.

Updated by Leah Tams in November 2021.

The current arrangement of the Carolina Wren Press Records is the result of extensive reorganization of the material between 1992-1995. During processing, it became apparent that access could best be provided by separating materials into two groups: those concerning the press and the small press movement (Carolina Wren Press Records) and those documenting the personal life and writing career of Judy Hogan (Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers). In instances in which overlap occurred, material was placed in the Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers group in order to comply with restrictions on personal correspondence. In series in which further arrangement was determined unlikely to aid researchers, material has been placed in folders, but not arranged.

Volumes published by the Carolina Wren Press have been cataloged individually and are housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Researchers wishing to find these volumes should search the on-line catalog, using the keyword phrase "Carolina Wren Press."

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Restrictions:

Collection is partially restricted.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

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 the Carolina Wren Press Records have not been transferred to Duke University. For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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[Identification of item], The Carolina Wren Press Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.