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The Congressional Record of February 29, 2000 with a "Tribute To Dr. Lita Hornick" by Representative Benjamin Gilman

Dr. Lita Romola Rothbard Hornick (1927–2000) was an American literary researcher, editor, publisher, patron of poets, and art collector,[1] best known for the beatnik magazine Kulchur that she turned into the Kulchur Foundation.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Lita Rothbard was born in 1927 in Newark, New Jersey.[3] In 1948 she obtained a BA from Barnard College. In 1949, she graduated with an MA and in 1958 with a Ph.D. Columbia University, writing her thesis on Dorothy Richardson and her dissertation on Dylan Thomas.[3] After marrying to Morton Hornick, she took over Kulchur starting with its third issue (1961),[4][5] running it as a magazine until 1965. Subsequently, Hornick operated the Kulchur Press that she then turned into the Kulchur Foundation.[6]


  1. ^ Cohen, Patricia (26 October 2012). "Finding New Angles to Showcase Familiar Subjects". New York Times.
  2. ^ Diggory, Terence (22 April 2015). Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets. Infobase Learning. ISBN 9781438140667 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Kulchur Foundation records, 1936-1994 bulk 1969-1989". Columbia University.
  4. ^ Jones, Hettie (23 September 2016). Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones. Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822374152 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Baraka, Amiri (April 2012). The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones. ISBN 9781613745892.
  6. ^ http://www.eltpress.org/RichCalendar/CalendarPDF/1FrontMatter.pdf[bare URL PDF]