Scope and Content
Title: Battledore Press Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1961-1983
Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Battledore
7 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90018
Abstract: The collection includes printed ephemera
created primarily by the Battledore Press, run by Mary and Andrew Horn.
Items are mainly paper examples of printing, with a few pieces on wood.
Many of the pieces of ephemera relate to the UCLA libraries.
Physical location: Clark Library
Language of materials: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial
Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts or printed items must be submitted in writing to the Clark
Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA 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.
[Identification of item], Battledore Press Collection, Press Coll.
Archives Battledore, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University
of California, Los Angeles.
This collection was processed and described by Jamie Henricks in
The Battledore Press was the personal press of Mary and Andrew (Andy)
Horn. Mary and Andrew printed their first piece on September 8, 1961
(see box 6, folder 3 for the handwritten note about this item). Andrew
oversaw the creation of the library school at UCLA in 1959/1960 in
addition to being a professor and dean of the school; he also supervised
the Horn Press to allow library students the opportunity to print. He
was a friend and colleague of Lawrence Clark Powell, the well known
University Librarian of UCLA. Further biographical information may be
found in the
"University of California: In Memoriam" publication.
Scope and Content
This collection contains material created by and for the Battledore
Press which was run by Mary and Andrew (Andy) Horn. Items are mostly
printed ephemera including invitations, announcements, cards,
bookplates, and certificates for various events. They include UCLA
library-related gatherings, advertisements for businesses, Christmas and
other holiday cards, prints of quotations and other short pieces of
The boxes of material are divided by general subject area
- Box 1 -- General Ephemera printed by the Horn Press
- Box 2 -- Items printed for individuals and non-UCLA institutions
- Box 3 -- Items printed for the UCLA School of Library Service (after
1974 the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and later
the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of
Education and Information Studies)
- Box 4 -- UCLA related material, other than the library school, including
Friends of UCLA Libraries, Clark Library, Campbell Book Collection
- Box 5 -- Miscellaneous and Oversized (type specimens)
- Box 6 -- Items printed for printing and bibliophilic associations
(including the Benign Order of Adana Pressmen, Companions of the Moxon
Chappell, the Rounce and Coffin Club, and the M-W-F Society)
- Box 7 -- Greeting cards and ephemera printed for Andrew Horn and his
A portion of the collection was originally arranged in folders and
inventoried by Richard Buchen from the "original 29 folders" on June 1,
1984. The order from this period was maintained by leaving the materials
divided into the seven categories (one for each box). Various acronyms
are used for the library school at UCLA depending on the time period:
SLS (School of Library Service) or GSLIS (Graduate School of Library and
Information Science). However, the name of the school is currently the
Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education
and Information Studies. Some folders have suggested dates written on
them, but it is unclear how the processor decided on the dates for any
given undated piece of ephemera.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Horn, Andrew Harlis,
Horn, Mary Baier
Genres and Forms