ADAM International Review Papers

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ADAM International Review Papers
Creator: University of Rochester
Call Number: UA32
Dates: 1968-1973
Physical Description: 1.38 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Bibliography
Content List
Correspondence
Distribution
Finances
Publicity
Manuscripts
Collection Overview
Title: ADAM International Review Papers
Creator: University of Rochester
Call Number: UA32
Dates: 1968-1973
Physical Description: 1.38 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
ADAM, an acronym for Art, Drama, Architecture, and Music, was an international English-French literary magazine founded in 1941. The magazine's founder, Miron Grindea, also a literary journalist, served as its editor. Until 1968, ADAM International Review was edited and published in London, England, independent of institutional backing. In fall of 1968, ADAM became affiliated with the University of Rochester. The university published the magazine between September 1968 and September 1, 1971.

During the period that the magazine was affiliated with the University, Grindea continued as editor in collaboration with three associate editors. Two of these editors were professors at the University of Rochester: Bernard Schilling, the Trevor Professor of English and Comparative Literature and chairperson of the Department of Foreign and Comparative Literature, and Anthony Hecht, the John H. Deane Professor of Poetry and Rhetoric and 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winner for poetry. The third associate editor, Jules Brody, had recently left the University, where he had been a professor in the Department of Foreign and Comparative Literature and director of French Studies, for a position at Queens College. In partnership with these three, Grindea edited and oversaw the printing of the magazine from his London office then shipped copies to the University. These copies were then distributed by the DeBoer company and sold locally through the University bookstore. The University assumed financial responsibility for the magazine, and this management was handled through the Office of the Vice President for Special Academic Activities, where Marguerite M. Barrett played a key role as the office's administrative assistant. McCrea Hazlett, the vice president overseeing this office, was involved with the magazine and continued to be after he was appointed vice president for public affairs. While expenses related to the production of the magazine were covered by the University, income generated was divided between the two parties under the terms of their contract.

ADAM's three-year contract with the University was not renewed in 1971 due to financial difficulties and geographic barriers. The magazine continued to be published after the affiliation with the University ended, until 1988.

The magazine featured critical essays on modern fiction, drama, poetry, and art. Original works of literature and art, some of which were previously unpublished, were also included.

Scope and Content
The ADAM International Review Papers contain records from the University of Rochester's affiliation with the literary magazine ADAM. These materials date from 1968 to 1973. The papers also include photocopied manuscripts that the magazine's founder-editor, Miron Grindea, donated to the University. The collection is organized into five series: 1) correspondence, 2) distribution, 3) finances, 4) publicity, and 5) manuscripts.

Correspondence includes letters exchanged between Grindea or his staff at the magazine's London office and the University through the Office of the Vice President for Special Academic Activities. There is also correspondence between subscribers or interested persons and the University or ADAM's editors.

The distribution series contains material related to the circulation of the magazine. This includes a contract with the DeBoer company, which distributed the magazine, together with receipts from sales made by the company and related correspondence. Also included in this series are subscription cards with subscribers' details such as address and length of the subscription.

Within the finances series are materials relating to expenses, income, and budgets of ADAM. These include data such as production costs and income generated from bookstores and subscriptions. There are invoices, receipts, accounting system reports, and budget drafts. Also in this series is a file containing copies of forms for orders, subscriptions, and renewals, and a list of back issues of ADAM.

The publicity series has photocopies and clippings of ADAM-related news published in media such as magazines, newspapers, journals, and television. There is also a photocopy of a handwritten talk delivered by Grindea at the University of Rochester on April 20, 1970.

The manuscripts series consists of photocopies of material such as letters, stories, and poems by other writers, some of whom were featured in ADAM.

Subject(s):
Art--Periodicals
Literature
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Financial records
Adam international review
Immediate Source of Acquisition
University of Rochester ADAM International Review Papers were transferred by Marguerite Barrett in May 1973. Photocopied manuscripts were gifts of Miron Grindea.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], ADAM International Review Papers, UA32, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Issues of ADAM International Review are available at the River Campus Libraries. See the online catalog for details.

Bibliography
"An ADAM Anthology." Rochester Review , winter 1969, pages 3-8.


Administrative Information
Author: Mercy Salome Jemutai (Class of 2021)
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu

Finding aid publication date: 2019
Content List
Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1-2General correspondence
Contains mainly administrative correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 3-4Chronological correspondence
Includes correspondence between magazine subscribers and University staff.

Box 1, Folder 5-6Grindea correspondence
Contains mainly correspondence between Grindea or his staff in London and the Office of the Vice President for Special Academic Activities.

Distribution
Box 1, Folder 7DeBoer contract and correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 5Subscription cards
Finances
Box 2, Folder 1-2Expenses, 1969-1970
Includes expenses incurred such as shipping and postage, supplies, distribution, publicity, conferences, and travel.

Box 2, Folder 3Expenses (Bookkeeping), 1970-1971
Box 2, Folder 4Income, 1969-1970
Box 2, Folder 5Income (Bookkeeping), 1970-1971
Box 2, Folder 6-7Budget - Expenses, 1968-1969
Box 2, Folder 8Budget - Income, 1968-1969
Box 2, Folder 9Budget, 1969-1970
Box 2, Folder 10Budget, 1970-1971
Box 2, Folder 11Budgets, salaries, income, and expenses, 1969-1970
Box 3, Folder 1Invoices
Box 3, Folder 2Accounting system reports for 1970-1971
Box 3, Folder 3Forms
Publicity
Box 3, Folder 4-5;
Flatfile 1
Poster, clippings, and photocopies
ADAM poster in flat file 1 contains information about the magazine's University of Rochester and London offices.

Manuscripts
Box 4, Folder 1Beckett, Samuel
Beckett was featured in ADAM nos. 337-339 (1970).

Box 4, Folder 2Berlioz, Hector
Berlioz was featured in ADAM nos. 331-333 (1969).

Box 4, Folder 3-4Gide, Andre Paul Guillaume
Gide was featured in ADAM nos. 337-339 (1970).

Box 4, Folder 5Grella, George
Grella's essay "Simenon and Maigret" appears in ADAM nos. 328-330 (1969).

Box 4, Folder 6-7;
Flatfile 1
Hardy, Elizabeth Stanton
Flat file 1 contains photocopies of two sketches of Hardy by Sylvia Davis. One of these was used on the cover of ADAM nos. 340-342 (1970), which contains Hardy's "Leaves from This Stem" and an interview with Hardy.

Box 4, Folder 8Pound, Ezra Loomis
Box 4, Folder 9Sartre, Jean Paul
Sartre was featured in ADAM nos. 343-345 (1970).

Box 4, Folder 10Simenon, Georges
Simenon was featured in ADAM nos. 328-330 (1969).

Box 4, Folder 11Unidentified


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