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Scott Walker Collection of Graywolf Press

Identifier: Mss095a

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.


  • 1963-1993

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright has been retained by the copyright holder.

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.


1 Linear Feet (1 record carton)


This collection includes books printed by Graywolf Press.

Physical Location

MLAC (1-24-4)


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

Related Material

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: Graywolf Press records (Mss095).

Select materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online in Umedia by visiting:

Processing Information

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

Scott Walker Collection of Graywolf Press
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Literary Archives Collecting Area