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DoubleTake archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 305 large
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.

Dates

  • 1995-2003

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.

Extent

78 Linear Feet (78 boxes) ; 27 x 14 x 32 cm.

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.

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Varying Form of Title

Double take archive.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Molly Dean, Stephanie Stolsky, & Rebecca Frysinger from May-December, 2007. The contents of Box 25 was added to Box 24 and decomissioned.
Title
Finding Aid for the DoubleTake archive
Status
Cataloged
Author
Finding aid by Molly Dean, Stephanie Stolsky, & Rebecca Frysinger.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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