Archives & Collections

Granary is a dealer in literary, art, and multimedia archives, as well as distinctive collections of rare books and author libraries. We work to place such collections into important institutional libraries and have worked with over 100 writers, artists, and publishers toward this end since the early 1990s.

Our clients embody a variety of achievements that contribute to our understanding of cultural history: from Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, unheralded stars of the literary underground, small press stalwarts, and those involved in a variety of mainstream and experimental practices. Genres of archives include prose/fiction and non-fiction, theater/playwrighting, fiction, publishing and printing, the arts, photography, comics, and beyond. We have special interest in—and a soft spot for—poetry.


Recent clients: Lynn Nottage, Ed Sanders, Ron Padgett, Ann Lauterbach, Will Alexander, Charles Bernstein, John Furnival, Mark Nunnelee and Restau Press, Kalima (Petra) Vogt and Bardo Matrix, Hetty MacLise, Summer Brenner, Maureen Owen, Jack Collom, Tom Mandel, Greg Masters, John Godfrey, Dick Gallup, and Diane di Prima.

Additional clients include: Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ed Dorn, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Anselm Hollo, Michael Lally, Gerrit Lansing, Kit Robinson, Johanna Drucker, David Bromige, Norma Cole, Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, Douglas Crase, Pierre Joris, Susan Stewart, Charles North, Paul Violi, Don Byrd, Susan Bee, Trevor Winkfield, Arthur Sze, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, John Koethe, Edith Schloss Burckhardt, Michael Gizzi, Kenward Elmslie, Gloria Frym, Douglas Woolf, Joe Brainard, The Robert C. Morgan Conceptual Art Collection, Patty (Oldenburg) Mucha, Janet Hamill, Andrew Schelling, Turtle Point Press, Bardo Matrix/Ira Cohen/Gnaoua/Dana Young, Michael Heller, Lewis Warsh, Robert Dash, Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Thom Gunn, Maggie Paley, Jerome Rothenberg, David Antin, Lawrence Alloway, Tony Zwicker, Kathleen Fraser, Robert Creeley, Ninja Press, Carolee Schneemann, Benny Andrews, Leslie Scalapino, Clark Coolidge, Ray DiPalma, Marjorie Welish, Susan Howe, Bernadette Mayer, Jane Wodening, Susan King, and others.

Literary organizations, magazines, and small press archives: Bottle of Smoke Press, Barbara Henning and Long News in the Short Century, Larry Goodell and Duende Press, Blind Date, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, Woodland Pattern, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, and others.


The Library of Congress, Beinecke Library at Yale University, Butler Library at Columbia University, Fales Library at NYU, Mandeville Special Collections Library at UCSD, University of Denver, Morris Library at the University of Delaware, Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, John Hay Library at Brown University, Lilly Library at Indiana University, Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Green Library at Stanford University.

Please contact us if you wish to offer or acquire such material.