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Loujon Press and The Outsider Collections

Identifier: MS83

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the working files of all five issues of The Outsider published between 1961 and 1969, including manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, drawings and cover plates. The production files with color separations and zinc blocks for Henry Miller's Insomnia or the Devil at Large (Loujon Press, 1970), are also included.


  • 1961-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


30 Boxes

Language of Materials



The Outsider magazine edited and published by Jon and Louise Webb of Loujon Press served as a vehicle for the early writings of avant-garde authors and Beat Generation poets of the 1960s such as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Charles Olson, Louis Zukofsky, Norman Mailer, Diane DiPrima and Henry Miller.


The alphabetical listing of authors and individual cards in the manuscript file indicate in which of the issues works appeared. The collection is arranged by issue so that all material for each appears in its own alphabetical sequence. No inventory exists box by box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These manuscripts and production files are at Northwestern because the Library and Special Collections offered financial support to the Loujon Press for many years.

Related Materials

For related material see the Jan Herman, Carl Weissner and Agentzia Collections.

Guide to the Loujon Press and The Outsider Collections
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US