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Glass Bell Press Publications

 Collection
Identifier: MSS:013

Scope and Content

Folders 1-2: books; folder 3: catalog; folder 4: broadsides.

Dates

  • Publication: 1974 - 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Rules for Use of Special Collections Material.

History

The Glass Bell Press was a hand press that operated in Detroit, Michigan in the mid-1970s. Named after Under a Glass Bell by Anaïs Nin, the press distributed broadsides of women’s poetry. The broadsides were free to subscribers of Moving Out, Detroit’s feminist literary magazine, and to those attending poetry readings at the Poor Woman’s Paradise coffee house. Authors included Ellen Bass, Gloria Dye, Margaret Kaminski, Faye Kicknosway, Judith McCombs, Gail Steslick, and Toni Ortner Zimmerman.

The Glass Bell Press was located at 242 Ashland, Detroit, Michigan, 48125.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

The Glass Bell Press was a hand press that operated in Detroit, Michigan in the mid-1970s, distributing broadsides of feminist poetry.

The collection includes two published books of poems, the Press's catalog for 1974, 15 broadsides, and 2 bookmarks.

Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

Acquisition

Purchased from Lawrence Banka and Judith Gordon, July 2020.

Other Copies

McCombs, Judith. Sisters and Other Selves. Detroit: The Glass Bell Press, 1975 exists in Dan Georgakas Papers (UP001041)

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alison M. Greenlee on September 8, 2020.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Glass Bell Press Publications
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Alison M. Greenlee.
Date
2020-09-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Wayne State University Library System Special Collections Repository

Contact:

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