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Finding Aid to the James D. Hart papers, 1928-1991
BANC MSS 92/747 c  
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Description
The James D. Hart Papers are the professional files of an educator and director of The Bancroft Library. Born in San Francisco in 1911, Hart was a fifth generation Californian with a passion for books and fine printing. His scholarly career at UC Berkeley included distinguished research, teaching, and publication. The collection contains extensive correspondence with authors, printers, and prominent Californians; drafts for articles, books, and other writings; speeches; material related to his academic career, and a small amount of personal papers.
Background
James D. Hart, a fifth-generation Californian, developed an early passion for fine books and fine printing. During high school at the Menlo School, Menlo Park, California, he came to know Edwin and Robert Grabhorn at the Grabhorn Press of San Francisco, and persuaded them to design and print The Menlo Musketeer, the school annual during Hart's senior year in 1928. Fine printing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries remained a lifelong specialty of Hart's.
Extent
Number of containers: 24 boxes, 44 cartons, 1 card file box, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder. Linear feet: circa 70
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.