Archives Online at Indiana University

View options:

Search within this document:

 

Want to learn more?

  • Do you have a question about this collection?
  • Would you like to view the original items in this collection?
  • Are you seeking permission to publish or reproduce items in this collection?

Please contact the holding repository: Lilly Library, IU Bloomington

Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Bookmark and Share

Phoenix Book Shop mss., 1951-1989

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Phoenix Book Shop

Title
Phoenix Book Shop mss., 1951-1989

Collection No.
LMC 1992

Extent
ca. 64,000 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
The Phoenix Book Shop mss., 1951-1989, are the papers of the Phoenix Book Shop located first at 18 Cornelia Street, then at 22 Jones Street in New York City, and operated by Robert Alfred Jump Wilson, 1922- , bibliographer and bookseller.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Independent bookstore located first at 18 Cornelia Street, then at 22 Jones Street in New York City, and operated by Robert Alfred Jump Wilson, 1922- , bibliographer and bookseller.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence; Customer orders (general); Customer orders (standing), 1964-1987; Invoices sent (general); Purchase orders; Paid bills; Additions.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, standing orders, miscellaneous orders, invoices sent, and Phoenix Book Shop orders, paid bills, and account ledgers. Also included in the files are a few manuscripts Wilson considered for publication, galleys for some Phoenix Book Shop publications, and documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the shop.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired 1974-1989
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
Phoenix Book Shop mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 Correspondence

Arranged as received, either chronologically or alphabetically within a year.


1929 - 1966, Feb. 

Box 2 1966, Mar. - 1967, Sept. 

Box 3 1967, Oct. - 1969, Apr. 

Box 4 1969, May - Dec. 

Box 5 1970 - 1971, Mar. 

Box 6 1971, Apr. - 1972, June 

Box 7 1972, July - 1973, Sept. 

Box 8 1973, Oct. - 1974, Dec. 

Box 9 1974 (A-Z) - 1975, Dec. 

Box 10 1976, Jan. - 1977, Feb.;  1977, Mar.-Dec. (A-H) 

Box 11 1977, Mar.-Dec. (F-Z) - 1978 (A-H) 

Box 12 1978 (H-Z) - 1979 (A-L) 

Box 13 1979 (M-Z) - 1980 (A-N) 

Series: Box 14 Customer orders (general)

Arranged chronologically


1962 - 1964 

Box 15 1965 - 1968, Apr. 

Box 16 1968, May - 1969, Aug. 

Box 17 1969, Sept. - 1972, Feb.; 1973, Nov.; university orders, 1967-1970

Box 18 1974 - 1976 

Box 19 1977 - 1979 

Box 20 1980 - 1983 

Series: Box 21 Customer orders (standing), 1964-1987

Correspondence, orders, and invoices for the following institutions:

Huntington Library, 1962-1974

Indiana University, 1964-1983

Michigan State University, 1968-1982

New York Public Library, 1970-1978

New York University, 1964-1971

Northwestern University, 1969-1982

State University of New York at Buffalo, 1964-1974

Syracuse University, 1966-1976

Temple University, 1968-1970

University of California, Davis, 1966-1977

UCLA, 1966-1987

UC, San Diego, 1968-1974

UC, Santa Cruz, 1968-1975

University Louisville, 1966-1971

University of Nevada, Reno, 1963-1984

University of North Carolina, 1968-1974

West Virginia University, 1968-1970

Yale University, 1971-1984

Box 22 Correspondence, orders,...cont.

Series: Box 23 Invoices sent (general)

Arranged chronologically


1962, Mar. - 1965, Mar. 

Box 24 1965, Apr. - 1967, Oct. 

Box 25 1967, Nov. - 1969, 

Box 26 1970 - 1972 

Box 27 1973 - 1975 

Box 28 1976 - 1978, Mar. 

Box 29 1978, Apr. - 1980, Apr. 

Box 30 1980, May - 1982, July 

Series: Box 31 Purchase orders

Arranged chronologically


1969 - 1977 

Box 32 1978 - 1983, May 

Series: Box 33 Paid bills

Arranged as received, either chronologically or alphabetically within a year


1962 - 1965 

Box 34 1966 - 1967/68 (A-S) 

Box 35 1967/68 (T-Z) - 1971/72 (A-D) 

Box 36 1971/72 (E-Z) - 1974/75 (A-H) 

Box 37 1974/75 (I-Z) - 1976/77 

Box 38 1978/79 - 1979 

Box 39 1980, July - 1983 (A-M) 

Series: Box 40 Additions

Mostly unarranged


Customer invoices: 1985, Sept. - 1989, Jan.

Kerouac bibliography photo page

Customer ledger accounts: 1976 - 1983

Accounts received: 1962 - 1989

Correspondence: 1982 -1989

Snyder bibliography, Part 1 - Original camera-ready copy

Paid bills: 1988 - 1989

Ledger books

(7 volumes)


Box 41 Correspondence: 1980 (O-Z) - 1981

Box 42 Correspondence: 1981/82 - 1983 (A-D)

Box 43 Correspondence: 1983 (E-P); 1984/85 (O-Z)

Paid bills: 1983 (N-Z) - 1984

Accounts received: 1973-1981

Ledgers

(8 volumes)


Box 44 Customer invoices: 1982, Aug. - 1985, Aug.

Box 45 Customer orders: 1984 - 1988

Box 46 Customer invoices: 1987, Aug. - 1988, Aug.

Accounts receivable

Account statement: 1987, Jan. - 1988, Aug.

Box 47 Ledgers, 1962-1978

Accounts receivable, 1960s(?)-1983

Box 48 Correspondence, 1988-1989 and undated

Printed

Invoices

Miscellaneous

Box 49 Miscellaneous

Includes: manuscripts for 49 Phoenix Book Shop publications, collection appraisals made by Wilson, and materials relating to history of the shop - original lease, photos, shop sign design, etc.


Box 50 Miscellaneous, cont.

Box 51 Paid bills, 1988

Box 52 Invoices, 1986-1987

Purchase orders

Publishers, 1982-1988

Gertrude Stein bibliography

Box 53 Gary Snyder bibliography

Financial

Correspondence: 1954, 1986-1988

Photographs

Box 54 Correspondence, 1969-1988

Box 55 Finances

Miscellaneous

Oversize 1 Mock-up for Bibliography of Charles Olson

Oversize 2 Drawing of cat, Ephemeron, by Carl Ashby