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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Intercultural Publications, Inc.
ca. 76,000 items
Materials are in English.
The Intercultural Publications mss., 1952-1956, are the papers of the publishing project Intercultural Publications, a subsidiary of the Ford Foundation, headed by New Directions publisher, James Laughlin, 1914-1997.
This collection is open for research.
Intercultural Publications, founded in 1950 by James Laughlin, was the publisher of Perspectives USA, a quarterly journal of American arts and letters which circulated in Europe.
The collection is organized into the following series: I. Financial; II. Administrative; III. Miscellaneous; IV. Publications.
The Intercultural Publications mss., 1952-1956, are the papers of the publishing project Intercultural Publications, a subsidiary of the Ford Foundation, headed by New Directions publisher, James Laughlin, 1914-1997. The collection includes financial papers pertaining to Intercultural Publications; administrative papers, including corporation files, Ford Foundation documents, dockets, personnel files, and James Laughlin's correspondence files; miscellaneous files including copyright files, project suggestions, commission reports, conference files, publicity and advertising files. Personnel connected with the project included poets Hayden Carruth, 1921- , as projects administrator from 1952-1953, and part-time administrator in 1954; Edouard Roditi, 1910-1992, as supervisor of translators, translations editor for Perspectives, USA, and later as a free-lance contributor; and Delmore Schwartz, 1913-1966, as an editor and contributor.
Also included are files pertaining to the publication Perspectives USA, a literary-cultural magazine designed to teach Europeans about American culture. Special sections published on the cultures of India, Burma, Indonesia, Japan, the Arab World, and Greece appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. In addition to the Perspectives USA and Atlantic Monthly publications files, the collection also includes material concerning the Magazines Abroad project, the Indian Southern Languages Book Trust, and the publications UNESCO Magazine, Diogenes and Kultura. Original artwork, color transparencies, proofs, photographs and record albums complete the collection.
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.