Finding Aid for the Vance Studley collection of Barry Moser prints, 1976-2006.

Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), 2009; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Vance Studley collection of Barry Moser Prints
Date (inclusive): 1976-2006
Collection number: 437
Creator: Moser, Barry
Extent: 1 oversize box.
Abstract: Collection consists of proof prints, wood engravings or resingrave engravings, by Barry Moser. The majority of the prints were designed for the publications Portraits, Literary Genius, Huckleberry Finn, and Men of Printing. Barry Moser (b. 1940) is an award winning artist who has illustrated over 300 books.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vance Studley, 2003 and 2008.

Processing Note

Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), 2009.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vance Studley collection of Barry Moser prints (Collection Number 437). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Vance Studley is the printer and designer for Barry Moser's Pennyroyal Press. Barry Moser (b. 1940) is an award winning artist who has illustrated over 300 books, including Moby-Dick, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and the Caxton Bible. He currently is faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and Smith College.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of proof prints, wood engravings or resingrave engravings, by Barry Moser. The majority of the prints were designed for the publications Portraits, Literary Genius, Huckleberry Finn, and Men of Printing.

Organization and Arrangement

Illustrations are sorted by title of publication or genre:
  1. Portraits and Literary Genius
  2. self portraits
  3. Huckleberry Finn
  4. Men of Printing
  5. miscellaneous prints

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Moser, Barry.
Wood-engravers--United States--Archival resources.
Illustrators--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Wood engravings.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Moser, Barry.
Studley, Vance--collector.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Huckleberry Finn ca. 1985

Scope and Content Note

Proof print for "Jim" from Huckleberry Finn, Pennyroyal Press.
Box 1, Folder 2

Men of Printing ca. 1976

Scope and Content Note

Proof prints of Eric Gill and T.S. Cobden-Sanderson for the publication Men of Printing, Pennyroyal Press.
Box 1, Folder 3

Portraits and Literary Genius ca. 2006

Scope and Content Note

Proof prints for the publication Portraits (2006, Pennyroyal Press) and Literary Genius (2007, Paul Dry Books). Includes prints of Jane Austin, Anton Chekhov, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Brunelleschi Filippo, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Joyce, Flannery O-Connor, Ann Patchett, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, and Eudora Welty. Portrait of Ann Patchett was designed for the book, but per Patchett's request was not included in the final publication.
Box 1, Folder 4

Self portraits undated

Scope and Content Note

Self portrait for the Robber Bride Groom by Eudora Welty (seated with bucket) and self portrait as a waiter holding up a tray
Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous prints undated

Scope and Content Note

Proof prints, probably unpublished, of a witch, a wolf, and a cat. The cat was engraved for a bookshop signing in Seattle, Washington.