Records of TriQuarterly
Scope and Contents
Boxes 1-78 (issues 1-70): The editorial records from issues 1 through 70 of TriQuarterly are arranged in seventy-eight boxes and date from the period ca. 1964-1987. They include correspondence between authors, artists, or their representatives and TriQuarterly editors and employees; authors' manuscripts in typescript, photocopy, or proof formats; and, where pertinent, materials relating to manuscript translations.
The records are arranged sequentially by TriQuarterly issue number. Folders pertaining to each issue number are arranged alphabetically by the surname of each contributing author, or by subject title. One or more folders of general editorial notes, correspondence, or related materials typically complete the files pertaining to each issue. The volume of records relating to any given issue range from one or two folders to more than a box. There are no records here from issues 32 and 63.
Boxes 67 through 76 contain a run of alphabetically arranged author and subject files. These include correspondence or manuscripts not identified with specific TriQuarterly issues and solicitations or rejections of manuscript submissions.
Box 77 includes essay drafts and other materials relating to TriQuarterly's Series on Criticism and Culture, No. 1, Criticism in the University (Northwestern University Press, 1985).
Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles concerning TriQuarterly or its contributors may be found in Box 78. These are foldered and arranged according to issue number. Clippings not associated with any specific issue follow. Completing the series are a few folders of press releases, general correspondence, and award certificates.
Boxes 79-113 (issues 69, 71, 73-82, 85, 90-99): This addition to the editorial records of TriQuarterly fills 35 boxes and includes records related to specific issues of the journal (boxes 79-88) as well as author and subject files (boxes 89-113), with the bulk of the addition comprising author and subject files.
Issue-specific records fill nine and a half archival boxes and contain material related to issues 69, 71, 73-82, 85, and 90-99. They include correspondence between authors and editors, contracts, some edited proofs, and a few unedited submissions. Materials pertaining to two special issues, Issue 69 (“From South Africa”) and Issue 85 (“New Writing from Mexico”), constitute the bulk of the records, filling about six boxes. Material from several other issues takes up only a folder or two.
The records are organized sequentially by TriQuarterly issue number, folders pertaining to each issue are arranged alphabetically by author's surname or topical title.
Author and subject files, arranged alphabetically by author surname or topical title, fill 25 boxes. These files remain in their original folders in order to retain editorial notations (including issue number in which the author's work appeared).
Boxes 114-115 (graphic and oversize materials): TriQuarterly posters and oversize graphic art materials produced by or for publication in TriQuarterly form this addition to the series. Materials are housed in two dropfront boxes. Folder 1 contains larger sized posters and is stored in a map case.
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
Established in 1958 as a Northwestern University campus magazine, TriQuarterly took its name from the frequency of its publication schedule: one issue for each academic quarter of the year. Early issues of TriQuarterly featured essays, stories, and poems by regular and visiting Northwestern faculty, students, and associates of the University. In 1964 TriQuarterly shifted its editorial focus from humanities to a literary format. It quickly gained a broad reputation for innovation and has been acclaimed for its publication of notable pieces of modern prose, poetry, criticism, and graphic art. The editorial records of TriQuarterly include correspondence between authors, artists, or their representatives and TriQuarterly editors and employees; authors' manuscripts in typescript, photocopy, or proof formats; and, where pertinent, materials relating to manuscript translations.
The records are arranged sequentially by TriQuarterly issue number. Folders pertaining to each issue number are arranged alphabetically by the surname of each contributing author, or by subject title. One or more folders of general editorial notes, correspondence, or related materials typically complete the files pertaining to each issue. Boxes 67 through 76 contain a run of alphabetically arranged author and subject files.
Method of Acquisition
Representatives of TriQuarterly transferred these records to the University Archives between 1985 and 1988 (Accessions #85-17, 85-38, 85-88, 86-232, 87-257, 88-107, and 90-108).
Eric Silla and Bhaskar Sarkar; September, 1989-September, 1990.
- Guide to the Records of TriQuarterly
- Eric Silla and Bhaskar Sarkar
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US