This collection contains correspondence,
ephemera, photographs and other materials collected by Ted Freedman,
from 1935-1966. Many items were printed under his personal imprint, the
Ted Freedman was a printer with the University of California Press in
Berkeley and also enjoyed printing as a hobby. Freedman lived in Los
Angeles when he published his first work under the Platen Press imprint
in 1935, Annunciation by Meridel Le Sueur, in an edition of five hundred
copies signed by the author. He moved to Orinda, CA and after receiving
a Pilot platen press as a gift in August 1944, he began printing under
the Platen Press imprint there. Freedman printed a variety of items,
from greeting cards to business cards, and distributed them to members
of groups interested in fine printing, such as the Rounce & Coffin
Club and the Typophiles.
(1.75 linear feet)
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial
Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts 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.
Collection is open for research.