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Kemble Ephemera Collection Z3
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Ephemera Collections
  • Accruals
  • Processing Information
  • System of Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Kemble Z3 Ephemera Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1802-2013
    Date (bulk): 1900-1970
    Collection Identifier: Kemble Z3
    Extent: 185 boxes, 19 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folder (137 linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are primarily in English.
    Abstract: The collection comprises a wide variety of ephemera pertaining to printing practice, culture, and history in the Western Hemisphere. Dating from 1802 to 2013, the collection includes ephemera created by or relating to booksellers, printers, lithographers, stationers, engravers, publishers, type designers, book designers, bookbinders, artists, illustrators, typographers, librarians, newspaper editors, and book collectors; bookselling and bookstores, including new, used, rare and antiquarian books; printing, printing presses, printing history, and printing equipment and supplies; lithography; type and type-founding; bookbinding; newspaper publishing; and graphic design. Types of ephemera include advertisements, announcements, annual reports, brochures, clippings, invitations, trade catalogs, newspapers, programs, promotional materials, prospectuses, broadsides, greeting cards, bookmarks, fliers, business cards, pamphlets, newsletters, price lists, bookplates, periodicals, posters, receipts, obituaries, direct mail advertising, book catalogs, and type specimens. Materials printed by members of Moxon Chappel, a San Francisco-area group of private press printers, are extensive.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kemble Ephemera Collection, California Historical Society.

    Related Ephemera Collections

    California Biography Collection
    California Business Ephemera Collection
    California Ephemera Collection
    San Francisco Ephemera Collection
    Menu Collection
    Theater Ephemera Collection

    Accruals

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Processing Information

    Re-processed by California Historical Society staff in 2010-2013.

    System of Arrangement

    Collection files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of press, printer, company, event, title, individual, or topic. Ephemera created by a press or printer for the Moxon Chappel group is filed under the name of that press or printer in a separate folder containing Moxon Chappel materials.
    Oversized ephemera is listed separately, also in alphabetical order. Very large oversized materials are stored separately in a folder.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises a wide variety of ephemera pertaining to printing practice, culture, and history in the Western Hemisphere. Dating from 1802 to 2013, the collection includes ephemera created by or relating to booksellers, printers, lithographers, stationers, engravers, publishers, type designers, book designers, bookbinders, artists, illustrators, typographers, librarians, newspaper editors, and book collectors; bookselling and bookstores, including new, used, rare and antiquarian books; printing, printing presses, printing history, and printing equipment and supplies; lithography; type and type-founding; bookbinding; newspaper publishing; and graphic design. Types of ephemera include advertisements, announcements, annual reports, brochures, clippings, invitations, trade catalogs, newspapers, programs, promotional materials, prospectuses, broadsides, greeting cards, bookmarks, fliers, business cards, pamphlets, newsletters, price lists, bookplates, periodicals, posters, receipts, obituaries, direct mail advertising, book catalogs, and type specimens.
    The collection contains significant quantities of ephemera created by San Francisco booksellers, stationers, printers, and presses in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; ephemera related to university libraries and presses in the United States; and examples of early California newspapers, including small town and foreign language newspapers. There are significant holdings of ephemera related to printers Lawton and Alfred Kennedy and Robert and Edwin Grabhorn, and associations such as the Book Club of California and the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc., and its local and regional chapters. Materials printed by members of Moxon Chappel, a San Francisco-area group of private press printers, are also extensive.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog:
    Moxon Chappel.
    Advertisements.
    Advertising blotters.
    Advertising, Direct-mail.
    Announcements.
    Annual reports.
    Artists.
    Auction catalogs.
    Book catalogs.
    Book collecting.
    Book designers.
    Bookbinders.
    Bookbinding.
    Bookmarks.
    Bookplates.
    Booksellers and bookselling.
    Bookstores.
    Broadsides.
    Brochures.
    Business cards.
    California Ephemera Project.
    Clippings.
    Engravers.
    Ephemera.
    Fliers (printed matter).
    Graphic design.
    Greeting cards.
    Illustrators.
    Invitations.
    Librarians.
    Lithographers.
    Lithography.
    Newsletters.
    Newspaper editors.
    Newspaper publishing.
    Newspapers.
    Obituaries.
    Pamphlets.
    Periodicals.
    Posters.
    Price lists.
    Printers.
    Printing equipment and supplies.
    Printing--History.
    Printing-presses.
    Printing.
    Programs.
    Promotional materials.
    Prospectuses.
    Publishers.
    Receipts.
    Stationers.
    Trade catalogs.
    Type and type-founding.
    Type designers.
    Type specimens.
    Typographers.