The papers of Roger Levenson, founder of the Tamalpais Press and instructor of a history of the book course at the University
of California, Berkeley.
Roger Levenson (1914-1994) was born in Bangor, Maine and studied printing at the University of Maine. After serving in the
military in Hawaii during World War II, Levenson settled in the San Francisco Bay area, where he spent the rest of his life.
He founded and operated the Tamalpais Press from circa 1955-1976 when he retired. Levenson also taught a class titled "The
History of the Book" at the University of California, Berkeley for twelve years. He was the author of The pressman's trade:
a commentary on the traditional handpress (1969) and Women in printing: Northern California, 1857-1890 (1994).
Number of containers: 6 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, 1 box, 1 cardfile box, 1 volume
(Linear feet: 10)
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