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Finding Aid for the Edwin H. Carpenter Collection on Hand Presses bulk 1940-1988
MS.1995.003  
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Series 1. About Hand Presses 1895, 1942-1978

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about wooden and iron hand presses, including pictures, descriptions, notes, articles, and other pieces of ephemera.

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged first in original order. Additional items were added later to this series, and are ordered by folder number.
Box 1, Folder 11

Wooden Handpresses (except Ramage) 1895, 1954-69

Scope and Content Note

Includes pictures and newspaper articles about various wooden handpresses.
Box 1, Folder 12

Wooden Handpresses (Ramage) 1942, 1956, 1962, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes pictures and notes about Ramage wooden handpresses, and a copy of "Adam Ramage and His Presses" by Milton W. Hamilton (1942).
Box 1, Folder 13

Old Power Presses, miscellaneous 1952, 1962-1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes pictures and articles about presses.
Box 1, Folder 14

Iron Handpresses -- Albion ca.1945, 1961-1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes pictures, articles, and notes about Albion presses. One picture is of a miniature Albion for "amateurs".
Box 1, Folder 15

Essay on Albion Presses 1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters and drafts of an essay.
Box 1, Folder 16

Iron Handpresses -- Columbian

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles about and images of Columbian presses. Also includes loose pages of (presumably) a small book or chapter titled "George Elymer and the Columbian Press".
Box 1, Folder 17

Iron Hand Presses -- Lowe 1952-1953, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes two copies of Lowe's patent for a printing press and a copy of an account about the Between Hours Press by Lewis White (1952).
Box 2, Folder 5

About Union Presses

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of various parts of a Union Press, history of the press, and other articles about the inventors.

Note

The Union press was created by Erastus Bartholomew and Isaac Adams in 1826.
Box 2, Folder 53

"Further Notes on the Columbian Press", by Roger Levenson 1967

Note

Included in the Book Club of California Quarterly Newsletter.
Box 2, Folder 138

"The Handpress in California: I" and "The Handpress in California: II" in the California Librarian (insert) 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes two volumes of the California Librarian with short inserts of "The Handpress in California" parts I and II. Also includes a typed edited manuscript for part II.
Box 2, Folder 143

"The Shakespeare Press Museum: A Collection of Nineteenth Century Printing Type and Equipment" by Lowell J. Rainville. 1978

Box 2, Folder 144

"The Use of the Tympan-Frisket Frame on the Washington Press"

Scope and Content Note

Includes a description of the use of a Tympan-Frisket frame, a labeled diagram of a Washington Press, and a fold-out flap demonstrating the frame.
 

Series 2. Correspondence 1956-1981

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence to and from Edwin Carpenter regarding presses and printing. Folders may contain other items such as photographs, but folders have been placed in this series because they contain primarily inquiries and information about presses, rather than an information sheet written for the purpose of the hand press census.

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged first in original order. Additional items were added later to this series, and are ordered by folder number.
Box 1, Folder 5

Sherwood Grover 1969

Note

Regarding presses owned by the Grabhorns.
Box 1, Folder 6

Kern County Museum 1958

Note

Regarding two presses owned by the museum.
Box 1, Folder 7

Ernest G. Lindner 1968, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Edwin Carpenter regarding other presses in California, a photograph, and a newspaper article about Lindner.
Box 1, Folder 9

Bob Peckham 1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes reply by Carpenter.

Note

Regarding presses owned and possible names for Peckham's press.
Box 1, Folder 10

San Joaquin Pioneer Museum and Haggin Art Galleries 1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes hand-written draft of a letter to the Pioneer Museum.

Note

Regarding the provenance of presses owned by the Pioneer Museum.
Box 1, Folder 21

Jack Rittenhouse 1956

Scope and Content Note

Two letters regarding Army presses.
Box 1, Folder 22

J. Ben Lieberman (The Herity Press) 1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes information about the Herity Press and two letters between Lieberman and Carpenter. Also includes a copy of "The First Check-Log of Private Press Names" edited by Elizabeth Lieberman (1960).
Box 1, Folder 23

Emmet F. Horine, M.D 1961

Scope and Content Note

Regarding information about Washington presses.
Box 1, Folder 24

Robert E. Runser 1962

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Albion presses.
Box 1, Folder 25

Alan Dietch 1964

Scope and Content Note

Regarding history of hand presses and California printing.
Box 1, Folder 26

Robert Oldham 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the William Maxwell Historical Printshop and Washington presses for sale.
Box 1, Folder 27

James Lamar Weygand 1960, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Regarding hand presses.
Box 1, Folder 28

Reynolds Stone 1966-1967

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Albion presses.
Box 1, Folder 29

Lewis Pryor 1969-1971

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Washington presses, and one that ended up in the Stockton Pioneer Museum.
Box 1, Folder 30

Miscellaneous 1960-1975

Box 2, Folder 1

Orville Dutro (Duolith Presses, Inc.) 1964, 1979, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs, correspondence, a narrative of an interview with Dutro, and magazine articles.
Box 2, Folder 2

Pony Express Museum (Arcadia, California) 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding Washington presses. Also includes miscellaneous clippings.
Box 2, Folder 3

Ralph Green 1956-1959

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Washington presses.
Box 2, Folder 22

Ruth Tesier 1971

Note

Regarding various presses and including a picture of Roger Levenson by his own press at Berkeley.
Box 2, Folder 139

Charles M. Adams 1963, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter about making copies of bills and letters (1963). Also includes a letter asking about Gerald McDonald, and a reply by Adams regarding articles about printmaking, presses, and Adams' role as librarian at the University of Hawaii (1970).
Box 2, Folder 140

Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt 1970

Scope and Content Note

Including a letter from Carpenter and a reply by Lehmann-Haupt regarding a potential printed memoir.
 

Series 3. Artists' Representations of Presses

Scope and Content Note

This series contains printed examples and depictions of wood and iron hand presses by artists. This generally includes drawings and photographs taken from newspaper or journal articles, or other bits of ephemera.

Arrangement

Folders in this series are arranged in original order, thematically, by type of hand press.
Box 1, Folder 31

Artists versions of wooden handpresses

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed examples and depictions of wooden handpresses.
Box 1, Folder 32

Artists versions of iron handpresses

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed examples and depictions of iron handpresses.
Box 1, Folder 33

Artists versions of miscellaneous handpresses

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed examples and depictions of miscellaneous handpresses.
 

Series 4. Acorn 1959-1975

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about Acorn presses owned by individuals and institutions. Folders may include photographs of presses owned by the individuals, letters about the press, types of press owned, and/or information about the press's provenance.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in original order, alphabetically by press owner.
Box 1, Folder 1

Allen, Lew and Dorothy 1959

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter regarding an Acorn and Albion press owned by Allen, and photograph of the Acorn press.
Box 2, Folder 24

American River College (ex-Placer Herald) 1961-1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, newspaper articles, and an information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 25

University of California, Santa Cruz

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 26

Alexander Weygers ca. 1961-1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from James Beard (a former owner of the press) to Edwin Carpenter and an information sheet about the press.
 

Series 5. Albion 1940-1988

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about Albion presses owned by individuals and institutions. Folders may include photographs of presses owned by the individuals, letters about the press, types of press owned, and/or information about the press's provenance.

Arrangement

This series is arranged first in original order, alphabetically by press owner. Additional items were added later to this series, and are ordered by folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Lew and Dorothy Allen 1959

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter regarding an Acorn and Albion press owned by Allen, and photograph of the Acorn press.
Box 1, Folder 4

Jeff Craemer 1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photograph, short letter, and list of presses owned by Craemer -- mostly Washingtons and Albions.
Box 1, Folder 19

W.M. Johnson (Portland, Oregon) 1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes one print of a photograph of W.M Johnson's Albion press (1842, London) in Portland, Oregon.
Box 2, Folder 9

Quyle's Columbian press and Voltmer's Albion press ca. 1970s

Scope and Content Note

Includes many photos of Quyle's Columbian Press, Voltmer's Albion press, and a few other individual presses. Of interest are pictures of details on the Columbian press, and pictures of people moving the Albion press into a house.
Box 2, Folder 20

E. E. Coleman [1963?]

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 21

Charles Gould

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a page printed by Gould about Albion presses.
Box 2, Folder 27

Lew Allen

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and two large photographic prints of the press.
Box 2, Folder 28

Allswang

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and newspaper article.
Box 2, Folder 29

Shirley Barker

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.

Note

Obtained from Roger Levenson.
Box 2, Folder 30

William Barlow

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 31

Sanford Berger

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 32

Cal State Northridge

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 33

Jeff Craemer

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photographs, and printed ephemera.

Note

Previously owned by Roger Levenson.
Box 2, Folder 34

Muir Dawson

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 35

Richard and Shirley Docter

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a proof type.
Box 2, Folder 36

Robert Harlan

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 37

James Hart

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a copy of "The Handpress in California: II" by Thomas W. McDonald.

Note

("The Handpress in California: I" may be found in box 2, folder 62.)
Box 2, Folder 38

Charles Heiskell 1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes a drawing by Heiskell of an Albion press titled "ye Indolent Albion -- The Press that's got balls".
Box 2, Folder 39

Huntington Library ca. 1940-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters, an information sheet, photographs, and a gold card announcing the press's provenance.
Box 2, Folder 40

Ernest G. Lindner

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple Albion presses, and a few newspaper articles.
Box 2, Folder 41

Magpie Press

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 42

Saul Marks

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 43

Frederick Mitchell

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 44

Robert Peckham

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 45

Ward Ritchie

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 46

Robert Louis Stevenson

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 47

Stanford University

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopy of a newspaper clipping.
Box 2, Folder 48

University of California, Berkeley

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photographs (including one of Roger Levenson with the Berkeley Albion), and a notice announcing of the press's arrival to Berkeley.
Box 2, Folder 49

University of California, Los Angeles 1962-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, correspondence, and short articles about the UCLA Albion press.
Box 2, Folder 50

University of Southern California 1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a photograph.
Box 2, Folder 51

Vallejo Public Library

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 52

Fred and Barbara Voltmer

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 132

Mark Lansburgh 1957

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photograph.

Note

Press was previously owned by Arthur Ellis, Grant Dahlstrom, and Ward Ritchie.
Box 2, Folder 134

[Emigrated, Albion to University of Utah] 1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.

Note

It is unclear whether the press is owned by the University of Utah (the information sheet does not mention the university) or if it is owned by Lew Allen.
 

Series 6. Columbian 1961-1979

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about Columbian presses owned by individuals and institutions. Folders may include photographs of presses owned by the individuals, letters about the press, types of press owned, and/or information about the press's provenance.

Arrangement

This series is arranged first in original order, alphabetically by press owner. Additional items were added later to this series, and are ordered by folder number.
Box 2, Folder 9

Quyle's Columbian press and Voltmer's Albion press ca. 1970s

Scope and Content Note

Includes many photos of Quyle's Columbian Press, Voltmer's Albion press, and a few other individual presses. Of interest are pictures of details on the Columbian press, and pictures of people moving the Albion press into a house.
Box 2, Folder 19

Petko

Note

Regarding a Columbian press previously owned by William Staggs, now presumably owned by Petko in approximately 1982.
Box 2, Folder 54

Book Club of California

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a quarterly newsletter.
Box 2, Folder 55

Bowers

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and crayon rubbing of the name plate from the press.
Box 2, Folder 56

Cal State Northridge

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 57

Jeff Craemer

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photograph.
Box 2, Folder 58-59

Ernest G. Lindner 1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple Columbian presses, a newspaper clipping, and a copy of "A Unique 1824 Columbian Press" by Pall W. Bohne.
Box 2, Folder 60

Cal State Los Angeles 1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, journal articles, and a copy of a book titled "The Eagle Soars: The Story of the Columbian Press" edited by Ethan B. Lipton and Michael A. Sprenger (1976).
Box 2, Folder 61

El Pueblo de Los Angeles 1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 62

Paul Quyle

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a copy of "The Handpress in California: I" by Thomas W. McDonald.

Note

("The Handpress in California: II" may be found in box 2, folder 37.)
Box 2, Folder 63

University of California, Davis 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 64

Nevada University

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 65

Whittier

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 135

Smithsonian Institution 1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photograph.

Note

Previously owned by Taylor & Taylor.
 

Series 7. Imperial and Lowe ca. 1960-1970

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about Imperial presses and a Lowe press owned by individuals and institutions. Folders may include photographs of presses owned by the individuals, letters about the press, types of press owned, and/or information about the press's provenance.

Arrangement

This series is arranged first in original order, with Imperial presses appearing before the Lowe press.
Box 2, Folder 66

Imperial -- Bowers and Ruddy

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten note and a copy of an image of an Imperial press from William Savage's "Dictionary of the Art of Printing".
Box 2, Folder 67

Imperial -- Ernest G. Lindner

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 68

Imperial -- Richard J. Hoffman 1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photograph.

Note

Previously owned by Dawson's Book Shop, then sold to Cal State Los Angeles (where Hoffman worked).
Box 2, Folder 69

Lowe -- Petko

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photographs, and correspondence.
 

Series 8. Washington 1949-1986

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about Washington presses owned by individuals and institutions. Folders may include photographs of presses owned by the individuals, letters about the press, types of press owned, and/or information about the press's provenance.

Arrangement

This series is arranged first in original order, alphabetically by press owner. Additional items were added later to this series, and are ordered by folder number.
Box 1, Folder 2

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (multiple owners, ex-Palmer) 1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter and newspaper articles regarding the presses (mainly Washingtons) donated to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by Charles Palmer.
Box 1, Folder 4

Craemer, Jeff 1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photograph, short letter, and list of presses owned by Craemer -- mostly Washingtons and Albions.
Box 1, Folder 8

McClatchy Foundation

Scope and Content Note

Includes an appraisal of printing presses (primarily Washington presses) and materials owned by the McClatchy Foundation.
Box 1, Folder 18

Arizona Historical Society 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes an issue of "La Reata" (published by the Arizona Historical Society) with an article about a Washington hand press, the first in Arizona.
Box 1, Folder 20

R.H Emmons (Portland, Oregon) 1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs and letters regarding Emmons' Washington press.
Box 2, Folder 7

Henry Evans (Peregrine Press) 1949

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photo and description of the Peregrine Press, which is a Washington press model.
Box 2, Folder 10

Jeff Craemer (Greenbrae Press) 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes pictures of Craemer's press (presumably a Washington Reliance) as well as other unidentified presses.
Box 2, Folder 16

Stockton Pioneer Museum

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a Washington press at the Stockton Pioneer Museum. Includes one small photograph of the press, and one large photograph of a boy working the press with three other children watching.
Box 2, Folder 70

Anaheim Photo Engraving 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 71

Wilder Bentley

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 72

Pall Bohne 1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten note and a copy of a drawing by Vance Gerry.
Box 2, Folder 73

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple presses and a newspaper clipping.
Box 2, Folder 74

Cal State Fresno

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 75

Cal State Los Angeles

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 76

Cal State Northridge

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photograph.
Box 2, Folder 77

Ken Carpenter

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 78

Contra Costa County Library 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, correspondence, and a press release-type sheet announcing the arrival of the press to the library.
Box 2, Folder 79

Jeff Craemer 1973

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple presses, a letter, a newspaper article, and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 80

Dome Engraving Company 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and letter.
Box 2, Folder 81

El Camino Press

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 82-83

Henry Evans 1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple presses, photographs, and a Christmas card.
Box 2, Folder 84

William Everson

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 85

Don Fleming

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 86

Robert Geer 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 87

Glendale News and Press 1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, a letter, and photographs.
Box 2, Folder 88

Edwin Grabhorn

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 89

James Hart

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 90

Darrell Hyder 1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and letter.
Box 2, Folder 91

K.C. Photoengravers, Pasadena, California 1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 92

Melvin Kavin

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets.
Box 2, Folder 93

Kern County Museum

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple presses.
Box 2, Folder 94

Paul Landacre ca. 1981-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photographs, and handwritten notes. Also includes a photocopy of an unpublished manuscript (as of 1982) by Tony Lehman about the life story of Landacre's press, first found in the ghost town of Bodie, California which he restored. It was later stolen from Landacre's house, and eventually was sold into the hands of Ernest Lindner.
Box 2, Folder 95

Ernest G. Lindner

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheets for multiple presses.
Box 2, Folder 96

Herschel Logan 1973

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, handwritten note, and a "birth announcement" of the "baby" press (a smaller size than normal).
Box 2, Folder 98

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History 1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 99

Los Angeles Daily Journal 1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and newspaper clippings.
Box 2, Folder 100

Los Angeles Type and Rule

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 101

Eleanor McClatchy

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 102

Mariposa County Historical Society

Scope and Content Note

Includes handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 103

Mills College 1969-1973

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photograph, and letters. Also includes a keepsake replica of a sheet of newspaper from The Big Tree Bulletin.
Box 2, Folder 104

Oakland Museum 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 105

Occidental College 1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and photograph.
Box 2, Folder 106

Robert Peckham

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 107

Robert Petithomme

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 108

Phoenix Photo Engraving

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 109

Dick Reardon

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 110

William & Krebs, Typographers

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 111

Dennis Renault 1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and an issue of the Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly which includes an article by Dennis Renault entitled "Comments on Printmaking".
Box 2, Folder 112

Sacramento Old Town ca. 1976-1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, photograph, and print announcing the restoration of the press at Old Town Sacramento.
Box 2, Folder 113

San Diego Union

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, postcards, and a pamphlet about the San Diego Union (a newspaper and printing office).
Box 2, Folder 114

Harold Seeger

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 115

Donald Segerstrom

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 116

Shasta State Historic Park 1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter describing the Washington press held at the Shasta State Historic Park.
Box 2, Folder 117

Sonoma Mission 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a letter.
Box 2, Folder 118

Soule

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 119

Andrew Spinks

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 120

Trozpeck

Scope and Content Note

Includes a handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 121

University of California, Los Angeles

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet.
Box 2, Folder 122

University of California, Santa Barbara 1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and letter about difficulties making the press work.
Box 2, Folder 123

University of Nevada 1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a copy of the Centennial Spectator.
Box 2, Folder 124

Zamorano Club

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet, copy of a portion of an issue of Hoja Volante, photographs, and a negative for one of the photographs.
Box 2, Folder 125

Richard J. Hoffman

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and handwritten note.
Box 2, Folder 136

Press moving from the San Diego Union museum to the Henry Ford Museum 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes newspaper article about the press's move.
 

Series 9. Other Presses 1967-1980

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information about other presses owned by individuals and institutions. These may be unknown presses or ones which did not fit in other series. Folders may include photographs of presses owned by the individuals, letters about the press, types of press owned, and/or information about the press's provenance.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in folder order. The series was created after the initial processing work.
Box 1, Folder 3

Cal State Northridge (multiple owners)

Scope and Content Note

Includes a handwritten note about presses, including possibly a Vandercook press.
Box 2, Folder 13

Harold Smith 1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs and test prints of engravings from a hand press made by Harold Smith.
Box 2, Folder 18

Ramage Press (originally with the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah) 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes a diagram and four photos of a Ramage Press. The note on the photos reads "Original Ramage Press of the Deseret News, Salt Lake city, now on exhibition in Pioneer Village. 1980 photos by Harold F. Smith."
Box 2, Folder 129

Ernest G. Lindner

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a picture of an unidentified press.
Box 2, Folder 130

Stanford University Library 1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes information sheet and a picture of the press on the second to last page of the summer issue of Stanford Today.
 

Series 10. Miscellaneous 1924, 1947-1982

Scope and Content Note

This series contains items not suited for other series. Of note are a few typed lists (censuses) of hand presses in California and/or the West, as well as a large newspaper sheet depicting the progress of the Pioneer Press across the United States. The series contains photos, newspaper and journal articles, notes, and other information about presses.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in folder order.
Box Map Drawer "C"

"The Advance Guard of California's Fourth Estate" (Los Angeles Sunday Times) 1924

Scope and Content Note

Large sheet of newspaper showing the progress of the Pioneer Press (a Washington press) across the United States and to California, to its final destination, the Inyo Independent. Includes a substantially sized drawing of the press and a photograph of the Inyo Independent building.

Note

This item is located in the "C" drawer, which can be found in the oversized item map drawers.
Box 1, Folder 34

Press Owner Notecards

Scope and Content Note

Includes notecards about owners of various presses, sorted by type of press. Information may include some of the following: style (of press), owner, place, press name, make, date, number, plate size, and former owner(s).
Box 2, Folder 4

Color prints of presses

Scope and Content Note

Large color prints of various models of presses; some are photograph prints, others are from magazines.
Box 2, Folder 6

Clipping about Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

Note

Displays an image of a Leonardo da Vinci 15th century printing press.
Box 2, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Photos and Press Descriptions

Scope and Content Note

Includes small and large photographic prints, journal and newspaper articles, letters, and other ephemera relating to Albion, Washington, Columbian, and other printing presses. Also includes an invitation to an event at Dawson's Book Shop where Edwin Carpenter showed his photo census of handpresses in California (1981).
Box 2, Folder 11

Annual Exhibition of Best Western Books, by William Hogan ca. 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes an article by William Hogan, and three pictures of a Lowe press on a sidewalk.
Box 2, Folder 12

Type Faces 1947, 1950, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes two letters about type faces, a photocopy of an article about Robert Farrar (Greenwood Press), and examples of type faces.
Box 2, Folder 15

Albert Newman Francisco tombstone 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes keepsake "Monument to a Printer", pictures of Francisco's tombstone, and a picture of Edwin Carpenter and Roger Levenson by the tombstone at the Sonoma Masonic Cemetery in California.
Box 2, Folder 17

Census of Hand Presses

Scope and Content Note

Includes hand-written (possible draft?) of a census of hand presses and some assorted notes.
Box 2, Folder 23

Iron Handpresses -- multiple and miscellaneous notes ca. 1956-1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes a draft of a portion of a census of handpresses (1957), a copy of a letter from Lew Allen to Betty Downs (1958), multiple copies of a printing of "Army Field Presses in the 1860s and 70s" by Edwin Carpenter (1956), photographs, and other bits of ephemera regarding iron handpresses.
Box 2, Folder 126

Miscellaneous notes on handpresses

Scope and Content Note

Includes quotations from Glover Snow's "Hand Printing Presses of the Last Century" in the Chronicle of Early American Industries, v. 3, no. 17 (October 1948) and no. 19 (April 1949). Also includes a Chandler & Price pilot press parts list and diagram, and a photocopy of a book or article by Tom Craig, "The Restoration of Iron Hand-presses".
Box 2, Folder 127

Specifications and dates of manufacture -- various presses

Box 2, Folder 128

Betty Ford Aquino and miscellaneous notes ca. 1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter about a press owned by Betty Ford Aquino, an MSI (Maison des Specialites d'Imprimerie). Also includes miscellaneous notes and journal articles.
Box 2, Folder 131

Copy of a letter from Thomas C. Russell to Milton J. Ferguson 1923

Note

Ferguson was the California State Librarian from 1917-1930.
Box 2, Folder 133

Steam Power for Presses 1957

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters between Edwin Carpenter and W.S. Millerick.
Box 2, Folder 137

Presses Not Contacted

Scope and Content Note

Includes blank information pages for presses whose owners were not contacted.
Box 2, Folder 141

Census of Presses and List of Amateur Type Printing Presses undated; 1945

Scope and Content Note

Includes a typed list of presses broken down by press type and giving maker, number, date, platen, and provenance when available (undated). Also includes a copy of a list of amateur type printing presses (1945).
Box 2, Folder 142

Miscellaneous notes and newspaper clippings

Physical Description: ca. 1939, 1950-1982
Box 2, Folder 144

"Art from the Press", unknown author, from the South African Panorama 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes an article and photos about David Botha, a South African printer.