Dr. Lita Romola Rothbard Hornick (1927–2000) was an American literary researcher, editor, publisher, patron of poets, and art collector, best known for the beatnik magazine Kulchur that she turned into the Kulchur Foundation.
Lita Rothbard was born in 1927 in Newark, New Jersey. 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. After marrying to Morton Hornick, she took over Kulchur starting with its third issue (1961), running it as a magazine until 1965. Subsequently, Hornick operated the Kulchur Press that she then turned into the Kulchur Foundation.