Preliminary Guide to the Meriden Gravure Company Collection

Processed by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2003
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the Meriden Gravure Company Collection, ca. 1964-1971

Collection number: Printers Mss 13

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    09 December 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Meriden Gravure Company Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1964-1971
Collection Number: Printers Mss 13
Creator: D. Tambo
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

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

Preferred Citation

Meriden Gravure Company Collection. Printers Mss 13. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains printed examples from the Meriden Gravure Company of Meriden, Connecticut, ca. 1964-1971. Included are booklets, calendars, exhibition catalogs, guides, journals, and pamphlets commissioned by a number of galleries, museums, organizations, and universities and colleges.
Meriden Gravure Company, led by E. Harold Hugo, was internationally renowned for its illustrated volumes. In 1977 it merged with Stinehour Press. For further information about Meriden and other American presses, see works such as: Joseph Blumenthal, The Printed Book in America (1977).
UCSB Special Collections has a number of additional works printed by Meriden that have been cataloged separately. These can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

American Museum of Natural History - Curator, 1970

Box 1: 2

Boston Athenaeum, 1970

Abstract: [Pamphlet]
Box 1: 3

British School at Athens - Mycenae Guide, 1969

Box 1: 4

College Art Association of America - Art Bulletin, 1970

Box 1: 5 - 6

Fogg Art Museum, 1965, 1971

Abstract: [Exhibition catalogs]
Box 1: 7

Friends of the Dartmouth Library, 1968

Abstract: [Prospectus]
Box 1: 8

Full-Tone Collotype for Scientific Reproduction, n.d.

Abstract: [Meriden portfolio of specimen plates]
Box 1: 9

John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1970

Abstract: [Collection Guide]
Box 1: 10

Master Drawings, 1970

Abstract: [Serial]
Box 2: 1

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, n.d.

Box 2: 2

National Portrait Gallery, 1970

Abstract: [Exhibition Catalog]
Box 2: 3

New York Historical Society Quarterly, 1971

Box 2: 4

Newport National Bank, 1971

Abstract: [Calendar]
Box 2: 5

Old Sturbridge Village, 1964 - 1971

Abstract: [Booklets]
Box 2: 6

Smithsonian Institution, 1970

Abstract: [Exhibition catalog]
Box 2: 7

Society of Architectural Historians - Journal, 1970

Box 2: 8

University of Connecticut Museum of Art, 1968

Abstract: [Exhibition catalog]
Box 2: 9

University of Wisconsin Catholic Center, 1971

Abstract: [Illustrated history]
Box 2: 10

Miscellany, 1969

Abstract: [Card]