The project to catalog the VSW print collection online is generously supported by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

  • Crystal Z Campbell – Go-Rilla Means War. 2018, VSW Press, 5.5 x 7.5 inches, 37 pages, perfect bound, limited edition
  • The Joan Lyons Independent Press Archive was established from VSW’s Press publishing activity and Book Bus distribution program, both established in the early 1970s. The collection holds over 6,000 artists’ books and many fine examples of independently published poetry from the 1960s through today. Nearly all of VSW Press’s approximately 500 titles are represented in the collection, as are other critically important publishers and artist space production houses such as Nexus Press, the Jargon Society, Weproductions, Dog Ear Press, BOA Editions, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Burning Deck, among many others.

    Search the Independent Press Archive here.

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    To request material or begin a search of the collections, please fill out the Collections Inquiry Form

    For further collection-related inquiries, contact Mary Lewandowski, Collections Manager ( or Tara Merenda Nelson, Curator (