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Open Door Archive is a digital repository and exhibition space dedicated to the print worlds and multimedia archives of multiethnic poetry in the Americas and beyond. As our name suggests, we commit to providing free and open access to understudied, neglected, or previously inaccessible materials. At present, Open Door focuses on periodicals, films, recordings, broadsides, letters and ephemera from modernism to the present, with an initial emphasis on the 1960s and 1970s. Open Door is a collaboration between scholars, poets, librarians, technologists and students. 

Open Door Archive Team


Harris Feinsod, Northwestern University

John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University

Technical Directors

Matthew Taylor, NU Media and Design Studio

Sergei Kalugin, NU Media and Design Studio

Managing Editors

Skye Tarshis
Rivers Leche

Editor at Large

Toby Altman

Student Editors Emeriti

Erika Barrios
Ezra Olson
Alex Daly

Advisory Board

Kwame Dawes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  
Maria Damon, Pratt Institute
Josh Honn, Northwestern University Library
Reginald Gibbons, Northwestern University
Andrew Leong, Northwestern University
Hoyt Long, University of Chicago
Kinohi Nishikawa, Princeton University
Sonya Posmentier, NYU
Danny Snelson, UCLA
Richard So, University of Chicago


Corinne Collins
Antonio Papanikolas
Todd Nordgren

Student Contributors

Spring 2015 - Poetry in Public: The 1960s

Tia Anae, Abigail Barronian, Aozora Brockman, Grace Casimer, Alex Daly, Erin Donohoe, Lizzie Friedman, Tori Latham, Nina Marshall, Bethany Mueller, Spencer Reiss, Elissa Rothman, Benjamin Shear, Holland Spencer


Open Door is currently accepting inquiries from scholars and individuals interested in editorial and curatorial contributions and collaborations. Please send all inquiries to the directors. 

Special Thanks

Open Door has been made possible by generous support from the following institutions:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Without Walls “Global Midwest” Initiative
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Charles Deering McCormick Library Special Collections
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Northwestern University Department of English
Northwestern University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation
Weinberg College Media and Design Studio (formerly MMLC)
Weinberg College Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising