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Charlotte Pressler collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0091
This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, printed material, and photographs related Charlotte Pressler work as well as to other musicians, writers, and artists, including press kits for bands performing primarily in Cleveland and New York City. Later materials include correspondence and records related to Pressler's writing and publishing during her time as a PhD student at University at Buffalo, including some materials related to Kiosk: A Journal of Poetry, Poetics, and Experimental Prose. The correspondence files contain materials related to Lisa Baumgardner, creator of the zine Bikini Girl; John M. Bennett and Lost and Found Times; Jim Clinefelter, editor of White Wall of Sound; Chris Stigliano, creator of PHFUDD zine; and Frank Kogan, music critic and creator of the zine Why Music Sucks. This collection also contains a large number of other zines and small/alternative press magazines, including many music-related publications and several Cleveland-based ones:
A/a, no. 10-12, 1986
The Advocate, 1985
Alphabet City (Toronto), no. 2, 1992
Alternatives (Avocado Productions, Cleveland), vol. 1, no. 5
Art Control Enterprises (Cleveland), 1990-1991
Artitude, no. 1, 3, 5, 8-9, 1984-1986
B Side, 1989
Bananafish
Blank Expression, 1986
The Bloody Head of Arnold Palmer Newsletter (Cleveland), 1990
Blurt (St. Paul), 1987
Canadian Fold Music Bulletin, 1985
CLE (Cleveland)
Cool Art Magazine Weekly, no. 7-10, 12, 1986-1987
Counter Culture-The Journal of Diner Appreciation (Troy, OH), no. 2, 5-6, 1986-1988
Dead Lawyer Journal, no. 4, 1983
Destroy All Monsters Magazine
Dig My Art, 1991
Dream Sequence, 1982
DUMb. (Columbus, OH), no. 1-2
Eat My Shit, no. 4-5, 1987
Experimental Musical Instruments, vol. 2, no. 6, and vol 7, no. 4, 1987, 1992
Fanzine for Dozens, no. 4, 1983
Ffanzeen, no. 11, 1983
File 13 (Concord, MA), no. 16, 1993
Flatland (catalog)
Forests of Flesh (Dayton, OH)
Free (M. Lerner, New York), no. 13
Free Times (Cleveland), vol. 1, no. 45 (Peter Laughner issue), 1993
Galactic Crossroads, 1987
Gourami (Painsville, OH), 1983
High Art / High Street Art (Columbus, OH), no. 2
How to Draw
I Wanna Magazine (Dayton, OH), 1982-1983
Illusion of Safety
Incite!, no. 6, 8-9, 1987-1988
Industrial News, 1979
Insane Music (catalog) (Belgium)
Institute for Invisible Language - All Chemix Radio Series (Amsterdam)
Ipso Facto, no. 7
JND, no. 1-2, 1985-1987
K Records Newsletter no. 2, 6, 8-10, 12
Kicks, no. 2, 1979
Lime, no. 1, 1987
Lost Articles (Lost Records newsletter), no. 1
Lost City (Montréal). no. 1, 1986?
Lowlife (Atlanta), no. 6-8, 10
Lunch is Just Life (Columbus, OH), no. 1
The mad Peck Catalogue of Good Stuff, 1970
Madcap Magazine
Maximum RocknRoll, 1986
Metra (Ferndale, MI), 1986
Moonhead News, 1988
Musique Montréal, 1987
Mutilation Graphics (catalog)
Nabs News, 1974
No Commercial Potential, no. 2-4, 1984-
Non LP B Side, 1981
Not Bored!, 1995
Now (N.E. Ohio Edition), 1975
Now Cleveland, 1986
Objekt, no. 14 and 19, 1984-1985
The Offense Newsletter, no. 52, 53, and 70, 1984-1986
Ohio Writer, 1987-1991
On-Slaught, no. 3
Option, no. 24, 27-28, 30-42, 54, 1989-1994
Own the Whole World (Akron) no. 13-15, 1986
PHFUDD!, no. 1, 5, 8-11, 1986-1988
Playback (Cleveland), 1983
Popped (interview with Frank Kogan), December 1997
PTA (Pittsburgh's Top Alternatives), no. 8: Cleveland issue featuring Charlotte Pressler's piece, "Those Were Different Times"
Rē Records Quarterly, 1987
Readers' Poll, no. 1-8 (interview with Frank Kogan)
The Real World, no. 4-5, 8-9, 11, 1975-1978
Recordings of Experimental Music, 1984
Ripper, no. 8
Rock & Roll Quarterly (Village Voice), no. 1 and 3, 1988
The Rock Marketplace (Jackson Heights), no. 9
The Rock-n-Roll News (Sacramento), 1976
Roses
San Francisco Examiner Image, 1987
Schimpfluch (Switzerland)
Search & Destroy, no. 5 and 6, 1978
Seconds (New York), no. 2
Sense of Purpose, no. 1-2
Shmate, 1986
(Bill Landis') Sleazoid Express, 1983
The Stark Fist of Removal (Newsletter of the Church of the Subgenius), no. 39, vol. 17, and no. 41 vol. 17
Subpop, no. 8
Swellsville (Seattle), 1987-1990
Terminal, no. 19
Tribal Noize (Brooklyn), no. 6 and 8, 1982-
Trouser Press, 1983
Truly Needy (Rockville, MD), no. 8-10, 1984-1985
Unowned Worlds
Vital US
VVV, vol. 1, no. 1, 1984
What Goes On, no. 2, 1979
Why Music Sucks, no. 10, 1996
Wigglepig (Islington, ON), 1986
Wiglet (Cleveland), no. 1 and 8, -1993
The Wire, 1993
Wiring Dept. (San Francisco)
World War 3, no. 10







































































































Dates

  • 1975-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Terms of Access and Use

The Charlotte Pressler collection, 1975-1999, is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

5.0 Linear Feet (5 cartons)

Overview

Charlotte Pressler is an educator, writer, and musician. Originally from northeast Ohio, she was heavily involved in the pre-punk Cleveland music scene in the 1970s. Since completing her PhD in Renaissance Literature at University at Buffalo in 2002, she has been at South Florida State College, where she is a professor of English and Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program. This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, and printed material related the creation and publication of Charlotte Pressler’s work as well as to other musicians, writers, and artists, including press kits for bands performing primarily in Cleveland and New York City. Later materials include correspondence and records related to Pressler's writing and publishing during her time as a PhD student at University at Buffalo.

Biographical Note

Charlotte Pressler is an educator, writer, and musician. Originally from northeast Ohio, she was heavily involved in the pre-punk Cleveland music scene in the 1970s. She thoroughly documented those days, including the formation of and performances by bands such as Rocket from the Tombs (founded by her then-husband, Peter Laughner) and Pere Ubu. She moved with her second husband, Andrew Klimek, to New York, where she continued to write for music publications and formed the band Red Dark Sweet with Klimek, Frank Kogan, and Rick Brown. She earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Cleveland State University and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, followed by a PhD in Renaissance Literature from University at Buffalo. Since completing her PhD in 2002, she has been at South Florida State College, where she is a professor of English and Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program.

Arrangement

The Charlotte Pressler collection, 1975-1999, is minimally processed. Materials are arranged in their original labeled folders. Correspondence in box 1 appears to be grouped by location and date, and the supplied folder descriptions reflect this. The zines and small/alternative press magazines which comprise a large part of this collection are alphabetized in boxes 4 and 5.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Charlotte Pressler in 2001.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Marie Elia in August 2018. Collection was minimally processed and, where possible, original folders and labels were maintained. In the case of very damaged folders, label was transcribed onto an archival folder. Materials lacking folders were placed into archival folders and in some cases were supplied a general description. Transcribed labels are indicated by the use of quotation marks; supplied description is written without quotation marks.
Title
Finding aid for the Charlotte Pressler collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia
Date
August 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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