DoubleTake archive Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 305 large

Dates

  • 1995-2003 (Creation)

Extents

  • 78 Linear Feet (Whole)
    78 boxes

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections three (3) working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, DoubleTake Archive, MSS 305, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Dr. Robert Coles, founder and editor of DoubleTake Magazine in 2007.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Molly Dean, Stephanie Stolsky, & Rebecca Frysinger from May-December, 2007.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dr. Robert Coles, Harvard University professor and Pulitzer Prize winner, was the founding editor of DoubleTake Magazine. The publication was born out of Coles' long history of teaching and commentary around social ethics. A ten million dollar grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation gave DoubleTake its auspicious start. It was considered a general interest literary quarterly that served to highlight and give voice to the lives of ordinary folks through photography, story, essays, and poetry. Uniquely, the magazine gave equal weight to word and image from both unknown and famous artisans. DoubleTake was anything but ordinary and won the prestigious National Magazine Award for general excellence. From 1995-1999 DoubleTake was published from Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. In 1999 DoubleTake relocated to Sommerville, Massachusetts where it continued to publish until its end in 2003. The compilation of the DoubleTake Magazine papers includes copies of the published DoubleTake issues, original submitted typescripts of stories, poems, essays, and original and copies of photographs by artists from issues 15-31, disk archives, edited versions of works, galley proofs, letters and email correspondence, awards, educational accomplishments, publicity, marketing, fundraising and advertising efforts, and finally, legal, financial and business records pertaining to the magazine.

  • Scope and Contents

    78 boxes, 1995-2003. The compilation of the DoubleTake Magazine papers include, copies of the published DoubleTake issues, original submitted typescripts of stories, poems, essays, and original and copies of photographs by artists from issues 15-31, disk archives, edited versions of works, galley proofs, letters and email correspondence, awards, educational accomplishments, publicity, marketing, fundraising and advertising efforts, and finally, legal, financial and business records pertaining to the magazine.

  • Arrangement

    The DoubleTake collection is arranged into three series: Series 1: DoubleTake Issues 15-31 and Special Issue for 9/11/01; Series 2: DoubleTake Education, Marketing and Publicity; and Series 3: DoubleTake Business and& Financial Operations

  • Varying Form of Title

    Double take archive.

Components