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Finding Aid for the Ted Freedman Papers 1935-1966
Press Coll. Archives Freedman  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ted Freedman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1966
    Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Freedman
    Creator: Freedman, Ted, 1906-
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.75 linear feet)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: 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 Platen Press.
    Physical location: This collection is stored at the Southern Regional Library Facility. Please contact Clark Library staff at least 2 weeks in advance if you would like to view the materials in this collection.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ted Freedman Papers, Press Coll. Archives Freedman, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Items in this collection were assembled over time by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

    Processing History

    The collection was arranged previously by another individual, and rearranged slightly in November 2009 by Ashley Johnston.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, photographs and other materials written and collected by Ted Freedman, a Bay Area printer, from 1935-1966. The correspondence is primarily Freedman's letters to H. Richard Archer but other correspondents include two members of the Southern California printing community, William Cheney and Grant Dahlstrom. Many of the printed items were printed under Freedman's personal imprint, the Platen Press, in Orinda, CA. The collection was arranged previously by another individual, and rearranged slightly in November 2009. Series are organized thematically, and then further sorted chronologically when possible.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Correspondence, 1949-1962. 1 box
    • Series 2. Ephemera, 1935-1966. 2 boxes

    Related Material

    Ted Freedman Papers, BANC MSS 79/79 c, The Bancroft Library, Universtity of California, Berkeley. Finding aid available online. 

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hippogryph Press.
    Platen Press.
    Archer, H. Richard (Horace Richard), 1911-1978, correspondent.
    Cheney, William Murray, 1907-, correspondent.
    Dahlstrom, Grant Edward, correspondent.
    Everson, William, 1912-1994.
    Fruge´, August, 1909-2004.
    Printers--California--20th century.
    Private presses--California--20th century.
    Ritchie, Ward, 1905-1996.
    Rounce & Coffin Club.
    Small presses--California--20th century.
    Typophiles (New York, N.Y.)

    Genres and Forms

    Ephemera--California--20th century.
    Letters--California--20th century.