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Guide to the Harpoon records.
1978-1982

Collection number: HMC-0130.
Title: Harpoon records.
Dates: 1978-1982.
Volume of collection: 0.35 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Documents related to an Alaskan literary journal.

Organizational history:
The Harpoon was a private literary journal published regularly in Anchorage, Alaska, from 1979 to 1981. Ten magazines were published by the co-editors, Steven C. Levi and Joanne Townsend, before the cessation of the effort in 1982. The journal primarily published poetry, though the editors made an effort to also publish short stories, experimental poetry, and translations. At the end of the first year of operation it was listed as an Outstanding Small Press in America.

Collection description:
This collection contains correspondence and papers concerning the operation of the Harpoon, and copies of the journal. There are letters from authors, primarily poets, as well as correspondence concerning the closing of the journal. Most of the records relate to financial, business, and tax matters. There are copies of all of the issues of the journal, eight in total.

Arrangement: The materials are grouped by type: correspondence, subscription records, financial records, and journal copies.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to this collection is not held by Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred citation: Harpoon records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to Archives and Special Collections by Steven Levi in 1986.

Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1990.

Container list:

Box/Folder

Description

Date

1/1

Correspondence and papers.

Undated

1/2

Correspondence and papers.

1978

1/3

Correspondence and papers.

1979

1/4

Correspondence and papers.

1980

1/5

Correspondence and papers.

1981

1/6

Correspondence and papers.

1982

1/7

Subscribers.

Undated

1/8

Library/subscription notes.

1980-1981

1/9

Business license.

1979-1981

1/10

General journal.

1980

1/11

Check records.

1979-1981

1/12

Income tax.

1979-1980

1/13

Bank statements.

1979-1981

1/14

Canceled checks.

1979-1981

1/15

Deposit slips.

1979-1981

1/16

Account closing.

1981

1/17

Bills, receipts, invoices.

Undated, 1980-1981

1/18

Purchase orders.

1980

1/19

Postal receipts.

Undated

1/20

Journal copies.

1979-1981