Modernist Archives Publishing Project

The Modernist Archives Publishing Project is a critical digital archive of early 20th-century publishing history.

With rich metadata, the site displays, curates, and describes documents that contribute to the “life cycle” of a book. It uncovers the often invisible industry actors—editors, illustrators, reviewers, printers—who bring works into the public eye. The collection contains thousands of images from archives and special collections relating in the first instance to Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s Hogarth Press—letters, dust jackets, financial records, paper samples, illustrations, sketches, production sheets, and other “ephemera”—but is actively expanding into other presses, with the long term goal of building the infrastructure currently lacking in book historical studies to engage a comprehensive comparative landscape of 20th-century book publishing.

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