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Finding aid for the VOX Press Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Bourgeois, Louis E. ;
Hipp, Max Bishop ;
Pitts, J. E.
VOX Press Collection
Date [inclusive]
General Physical Description note
2 boxes (.834 linear feet)
Material related to VOX Press.

Prefered Citation

VOX Press Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

VOX Press, Inc. was founded as an independent literary journal in  September 2004 by Louis E. Bourgeois, Max Bishop Hipp and J.E. Pitts. Since its inception, VOX Press has published an assortment of books and journals, and has instituted the VOX Artist's Series, a series of artistic performances.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material related to VOX Press and the VOX poetry journal including copies of the published journals, drafts and original submissions, and video. Also includes copies of  The Daily Mississippian and  Oxford Town.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2009

Access Restrictions

The VOX Press Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Louis E. Bourgeois, Max Bishop Hipp and J.E. Pitts.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie McKnight and Nicholas Doyle, 2009.

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 22 June 2009. Revised and updated by Kathryn Michaelis, February 2012.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Louis E. Bourgeois Collection (MUM01760), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library

Separated Material

11 copies of VOX were sent to the main library.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • drafts (documents)
  • fliers (printed matter)
  • little magazines
  • newspapers

Geographic Name(s)

  • Oxford (Miss.) -- Periodicals


  • American literature -- 21st century -- Periodicals
  • American poetry -- 21st century -- Periodicals
  • Little magazines -- Mississippi
  • Poetry

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

1.1 VOX v.1 no.1 Material - rough drafts and original submission pages October 2004-May 2005 

1.2 VOX v.1 no.1 Material 

1.3 VOX v.1 no.1 Archives 

1.4 VOX v.1 no.2 Material, 2006 

1.5 VOX v.1 no.2 Printing Draft, April 2006 

1.6 VOX v.1 no.2, v.1 no.3 Original Submissions 

1.7 VOX v.1 no.3 Printing Pages 

1.8 VOX v.1 no.3 Original Submissions 

Box 2 

2.1 VOX v.1 no.3 Proofing Draft 

2.2 VOX v.1 no.3 Distribution Flyer 

2.3 VOX v.1 no.3 Final copy mailed to printer, February 2007 

2.4 VOX v.1 no.2 Printing Quotes 

2.5 Illustrations for VOX v.1 no.3 

2.6 VOX v.1 no.1 April 2005 

2.7 VOX v.1 no.2 April 2006 

2.8 VOX v.1 no.3 April 2007 

2.9 The Daily Mississippian, 26 April 2005 

2.10 The Daily Mississippian, 14 July 2006 

2.11 The Local Voice, 5-19 April 2007 

2.12 Oxford Town, 21-27 April 2005 

2.13 Oxford Town, 20-26 April 2006 

2.14 Oxford Town, 6-12 July 2006 

2.15 Oxford Town, 12-18 April 2007 

DVD: Lady in the Boxcar, 2011 

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Short film produced by VOX Press

DVD: The Nerve Center Collective, 1 November 2010 

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Recording of a multimedia performance event. Three copies.

Box 3 

DVD: "West of Elvis," a short documentary about Graceland Too, 2013. 

DVD: "Barry Hannah," 2009. 

DVD: "Peach Jam," 2007. 

DVD: "Vox Press Promo Video," 2012. 

DVD: "The Nerve Center Collective," 2012. 

Audio recording: "The Preacher's Kids (Vox Benefit Show)," 2007. 

Audio recording: "Peach Jam Part I," 2013. 

Audio recording: "Peach Jam Part II," 2013. 

Audio recording: "Betsy Chapman," 2012. 

Audio recording: "Evening with the Avant-garde, part I" 2008 

Audio recording: "Evening with the Avant-garde, part II" 2008 

Audio recording: "Evening with the Avant-garde, part III" 2008