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Scott Walker Collection of Graywolf Press Edit




  • 1963-1993 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
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  • Abstract

    This collection includes books printed by Graywolf Press.

  • Language of Materials


  • Physical Location


  • Restrictions on Access

    The collection is open and available for use.

  • Restrictions on Use

    Copyright has been retained by the copyright holder.

  • Preferred Citation

    Scott Walker Collection of Graywolf Press (Mss095a), Upper Midwest Literary Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Acquisition

    The collection was donated to the Literary Manuscripts Collection by Scott Walker in August 2012.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2014, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.

  • Biographical Note

    Scott Walker co-founded Graywolf Press in 1974 with Kathleen Foster. The press was first located in Port Townsend, Washington until moving to Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1984. Graywolf's first publications were rare and limited-edition chapbooks of poetry, many of which were printed and hand sewn by Walker himself. These earliest printings include the work of nationally renowned poets such as Tess Gallagher, Stanley Kunitz, and Philip Levine.

  • Scope and Content Note

    The collection contains books printed by Graywolf Press in the early days of the organization's existence. Most of the books in the collection are poetry chapbooks printed in Port Townsend, Washington. Several of the books are cloth, handbound, signed, and numbered.

  • Related Material

    Additional information about Scott Walker can be found in the following collection:

    Graywolf Press Records (Mss095)