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Guide to the Frank M. Cushing Collection MS.R.020
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Frank Myrle Cushing collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.020
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 19.4 linear feet (45 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1930-1975
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1977 and undated
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: This collection consists of materials printed and collected by Frank Myrle Cushing, proprietor of the noted Garden View Press in Tustin, California (founded in 1929). Included are numerous samples of Cushing's commercial and fine printing, as well as the works of numerous other fine and commercial presses, amateur journals, printers' magazines, resources for printing, and miscellaneous ephemera. The bulk of the materials generally date from the 1930s through the 1970s.
    Creator: Cushing, Frank Myrle

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Frank M. Cushing Collection. MS-R020. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from the estate of Frank M. Cushing, 1977.

    Processing History

    Processed by Zoe MacLeod and Alix Norton, 2012-2013.

    Historical Background

    Frank Myrle Cushing, born January 10, 1893 in Oakland, CA, was a printer from Southern California. He is perhaps best known for being the proprietor of the Garden View Press.
    Cushing began his career as a hobby printer in 1905. In 1929 he started the Garden View Press in Tustin, CA, which he used to print books for private distribution. Cushing designed his home in Tustin to include a printshop and bindery. From 1935 to 1950, he manufactured paper drilling machines, but he eventually sold his plant to one of his employees. Cushing began printing his journal, The Hermit's Gazette, in October 1957. Cushing also joined the National Amateur Press Association in 1957 and was elected as a board member in 1959. Frank Cushing died on May 18, 1977.

    Bibliography

    Ellis, Harold. "Frank Cushing and The Hermit's Gazetter." The National Amateur Vol. 96, No. 3 (1974): 11-12.
    Logan, Herschel C. Frank Myrle Cushing: Printer. LogAnne Press, 1977.
    Sheldon, Gale. "The Garden View Press." The National Amateur Vol. 96, No. 3 (1947): 13-14.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of materials printed and collected by Frank Myrle Cushing, proprietor of the noted Garden View Press in Tustin, California (founded in 1929). Included are numerous samples of Cushing's commercial and fine printing, as well as the works of numerous other fine and commercial presses, amateur journals, printers' magazines, resources for printing, and ephemera. The bulk of the materials generally date from the 1930s through the 1970s.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into 7 series:
    • Series 1. Printing by Cushing, 1929-1975
    • Series 2. Cushing's correspondence and photographs, 1914-1976
    • Series 3. Books, 1869-1977
    • Series 4. Pamphlets, 1888-1975
    • Series 5. Journals and serials, 1900-1977
    • Series 6. Ephemera and related materials, 1876-1976
    • Series 7. Resources related to printing, 1897-1971

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cushing, Frank Myrle -- Archives
    Journals (Periodicals) -- 20th century.
    Printing
    Printing presses
    Private press books
    Serial publications