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Administrative Records of Triquarterly

 Collection
Identifier: 58/2
The TriQuarterly Administrative Records span the years 1964 to 1997 and fill 21 boxes. Files cover a wide range of material. Budgets, internal reviews, and correspondence with bookstores and distributors are all included. The bulk of the files, however, concern funding requests to various foundations and grant-making organizations, most notably the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, and the John D. and Catharine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The records also include general correspondence files for nearly every letter of the alphabet and for the years between 1983 and 1989. These contain correspondence with groups or individuals with whom only one or two letters were ever exchanged. Correspondents with more than one or two exchanges have their own folders. This organization follows the original TriQuarterly filing system. Nearly all of the correspondence is either from or to the successive editors of TriQuarterly, Charles Newman (1964-1972), Elliott Anderson (1972-1981), and Reginald Gibbons (1981-1997). One card-file box contains Rolodex cards of TriQuarterly authors, distributors, and other individuals and companies.

Dates

  • 1964-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

23.00 Boxes

Abstract

The TriQuarterly Administrative Records span the years 1964 to 1997 and fill 21 boxes. Files cover a wide range of material. Budgets, internal reviews, and correspondence with bookstores and distributors are all included. The bulk of the files, however, concern funding requests to various foundations and grant-making organizations, most notably the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, and the John D. and Catharine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The records also include general correspondence files for nearly every letter of the alphabet and for the years between 1983 and 1989. These contain correspondence with groups or individuals with whom only one or two letters were ever exchanged. Correspondents with more than one or two exchanges have their own folders. This organization follows the original TriQuarterly filing system. Nearly all of the correspondence is either from or to the successive editors of TriQuarterly, Charles Newman (1964-1972), Elliott Anderson (1972-1981), and Reginald Gibbons (1981-1997). One card-file box contains Rolodex cards of TriQuarterly authors, distributors, and other individuals and companies.
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Arrangement Note

Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Method of Acquisition

The TriQuarterly Administrative Records were transferred to the University Archives as Accession Number 93-38 by Bob Perlongo on March 24, 1993; Accession Number 95-105 by Kirstie Felland on July 11, 1995; and Accession Number 97-134 by Reginald Gibbons on August 19, 1997; along with editorial records that were separated and added to Series 58/1.

Related Materials

For further correspondence with specific authors or concerning individual issues of the magazine, see the TriQuarterly editorial records (Series 58/1).

Separated Materials

Several inches of editorial records were separated and five cubic feet of extraneous material were discarded.

Processing Information

Dan Schwerin; July 18, 2002.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Administrative Records of Triquarterly
Author
Dan Schwerin
Date
06/07/2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635