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Gnome Press Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

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Biographical History

Gnome Press was founded in 1948 by Martin Greenberg and David Kyle. It intended to specialize in light space opera and whimsical fantasy but ended up publishing blood-and-thunder fantasy and minor works by major authors. Eighty-six titles were published, the last in 1962.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gnome Press Records consist of correspondence, one subject file, production material, publicity material, and published material. Correspondence contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, arranged together chronologically. Subject files consists of a single file of blank contract forms. Production material contains book jackets, correspondence, financial papers, and blank forms. Publicity material consists of advertising brochures. Published material contains a single book.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Gnome Press.


Publishers and publishing, United States.
Science fiction, American.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gnome Press Records
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents


Subject file

Production material

Publicity material