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Finding Aid to the Juan Pascoe Collection, 1971-2008
BANC MSS 2004/248 m  
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Description
The Juan Pascoe Collection, 1971-2008, contains almost all of the imprints and published monographs created by Juan Pascoe. It begins with his first efforts in West Branch, Iowa (1971-1972), traces his developments through his initial press, Imprenta Rascuache, in Mexico (1973-1975), and concludes with his press, Taller Martín Pescador (1975-present). The majority of the collection, which spans Pascoe's printing career, comes from Taller Martín Pescador.
Background
Juan Pascoe was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 1946. His father was a Mexican diplomat for the United Nations, and his mother was a citizen of the United States. Juan Pascoe received most of his education in the United States, spending vacations at the family home in Mexico. He studied English at Whitman College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. From 1971-1972, he served as a printing apprentice to Harry Duncan at the Cummington Press in West Branch, Iowa.We propose neither the search for the book beautiful, nor the creation of deluxe or bibliophile's editions, but rather the union of an original imaginative text and the format of the book itself: The creation of an aesthetic organism. We work by hand because only in this way can the printer control every phase of production. Only when there is an intimate relation between the work process, the tools and materials used, can there be coherence in the finished object. It is a matter of trying to recover the old traditions, from Tycho Brahe and William Morris down to Vargas Rea, and of undertaking the creation of the form a new language requires.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 boxes, 3 oversize folders, 1 oversize volume, 72 bound volumes Linear feet: Approximately 16
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.