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Aggie Weston's, 1972-2006

14 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists predominantly of correspondence with various poets, artists, publishers, contributors, and collaborators spanning the years of Aggie Weston's operation. There are some drafts and mock-ups for published issues of Aggie Weston's, along with manuscripts, typescripts, printed proof copies, newspaper clippings, and a photograph. Another chunk of the series concerns the funding difficulties that Aggie Weston's had after the East Midlands Arts and Arts Council of Great Britain pulled funding for the publication; the majority of materials related to this matter is correspondence, but there are also a few funding application forms and information sheets. Another chunk of material pertains to Jonathan Williams, and includes correspondence received from him as well as outgoing correspondence from Stuart Mills to Williams. Additionally, there are research files on Williams that Mills collected or received. These were more broadly collected articles, essays, interviews, etc. but there are also more specifically collected materials for a thesis on Jonathan Williams that Mills was writing. Materials on Williams also include ephemera (such as mailers, brochures, pamphlets, and postcards), and manuscripts and issues related to, or created by, Jonathan Williams and his publication, the Jargon Society.

Arrangement

This series was arranged by the dealer with the exception of the Jonathan Williams materials and Aggie Weston's vs. Arts Council and East Midlands Arts materials. The latter materials were added to this series, but were not rearranged. The Jonathan Williams materials were arranged by material type.

Collection History

Appraisal

Photocopies of the Ian Hamilton Finlay notebook in the "Domestic Pensées" series were discarded, as the collection contains the original notebook.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2022. The dealer had primarily housed materials in plastic binder sleeves and binders. The majority of these binders were retained, and each sleeve contains item-level description from the seller. Materials were rehoused in folders and boxes in instances where binders were damaged or materials were loose in containers.

Several groupings of correspondence, which were separated by sender in the dealer's arrangement, were integrated to create the Correspondence series. The dealer groupings included the "Simon Cutts, Erica Van Horn, and Kay Roberts Correspondence to Stuart and Rosemary Mills" series, the "Ian Hamilton Finlay Correspondence" series, and a subseries of materials from the Aggie Weston's series called "Miscellaneous correspondence and orders from libraries, collectors, and dealers" (now called "Business") which actually also included correspondence related to Mills' work with Tarasque and Poet's Poems. A gift for Stuart Mills' son from Simon Cutts was also moved from the Tarasque series and added to Correspondence.

Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in 2022, incorporating description written by the dealer, and retaining some dealer-supplied folder titles. Titles were changed to simplify arrangement and and title information was added to scope and content descriptions where appropriate.

The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Aggie Weston's; Stuart Mills Papers, C1654, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-001826 to B-001829

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