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Charlotte Pressler collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0091

This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, printed material, and photographs related to 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, 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.

    Source

    Creator

    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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