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
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
Number of containers: 24 boxes, 44 cartons, 1 card file box, 2 oversize
boxes, 1 oversize folder.
Linear feet: circa 70
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