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Finding aid for the John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books 0387
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  • Title: John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books
    Collection number: 0387
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 1.71 linear ft. 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1939
    Abstract: This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.
    creator: Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books, Collection no.0387, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Scope and Content

    This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947 -- Archives
    Advertisements
    Brochures
    Fine books--Archival resources
    Folders (printed matter)
    Pamphlets
    Printing--California--San Francisco--20th century--Archival resources
    Printing--Specimens
    Private presses--California--San Francisco--Archival resources