47 cubic ft.
Series: Arranged alphabetically.
Series: Arranged by form of material.
The collection includes correspondence of editors Martix Bax, J.G. Ballard, and others; manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, galleys, proofs, and copies of most issues since 1965; and a small amount of financial material and related papers.
The correspondence deals primarily with the day-to-day work of editing and publication: choice of illustrations, corrections of galleys and proofs, and discussion among editors and between editors and writers as to what should be published and why, including some in-depth critical evaluations of writers' works and discussion of the literary and artistic community.
The financing of Ambit is another frequent topic, especially in the correspondence with the Arts Council of Great Britain, a source of grants for the journal.
Among the more prominent correspondents are Dannie Abse, Diane Ackerman, Fleur Adcock, Brian Aldiss, Earle Birney, Alan Brownjohn, Gavin Ewart, Allen Ginsberg, Ian Hamilton, Anselm Hollo, Elizabeth Jennings, James Kirkup, James Loughlin, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Judith Merril, Michael Moorcock, Susan Musgrave, Brian Patten, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, Vernon Scannell, Stevie Smith, Ralph Steadman, Paul Theroux, and Anthony Thwaite.
In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#197X-0005R/1998-0110R).
Guide available online at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/speccolls/FindingAids/ambit.frame.html; name index to correspondents, 1961-1988, available in repository.