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Guide to the Type Specimens Collection
Printers Mss 42  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Type Specimens Collection
    Dates: 1785-1984
    Collection number: Printers Mss 42
    Collection Size: 7.4 linear feet (7 records containers and 2 oversize boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Advertisements, catalogs, flyers, leaflets, and lists, mainly by U.S. companies, but also a number from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands.
    Physical location: SRLF (Boxes 1-7); Del Sur Oversize (Box 8-9).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None. Majority of materials stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    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

    Type Specimens Collection. Printers Mss 42. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Multiple donations (incl. Hobart Skofield) and purchases, ca. 1960s-1980s.

    Scope and Content Notes

    The collection contains advertisements, catalogs, flyers, leaflets, and lists, mainly by U.S. companies, but also a number from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands. The materials span 1785-1984, though the bulk of it comes from the 1920s through the 1950s. It includes some material from California firms, including the A. Carlisle & Co. (San Francisco), Borden Printing Co. (San Francisco), California Electrotype and Stereotype Co. (Los Angeles), California Electrotyping Co. (San Francisco), and the University of California Press (Berkeley and Los Angeles).
    A number of related items have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
    The Lawrence B. Romaine Trade Catalog Collection (Mss 107) also has several boxes of type specimens in its Printers' Supplies section.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Type specimens.
    Type and type-founding--United States.