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Guide to the Black Stone Press : papers and ephemera, 1974-1996
Special Collections M0892  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Black Stone Press : papers and ephemera,
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1996
    Collection number: Special Collections M0892
    Creator: Koch, Peter.
    Extent: 7.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1996 and 1997.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Black Stone Press : papers and ephemera, M0892, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    The Black Stone Press was located in Missoula, Montana, from 1974-1978. It then moved to San Francisco. In 1982 the press was renamed Peter Koch, Printer, and in 1984 it moved from San Francisco to Oakland. Following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the press again relocated, this time to Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Included are Peter Koch's work from 1975 through 1996. The archive contains works of poets and other authors that Stanford collects, and complements other library holdings by Koch and other fine presses of the American West. Among its approximately 1300 items are invitations, announcements, business cards and stationery, books, prints, broadsides, and related ephemera. It does not include MONTANA GOTHIC, Peter Koch's literary tri-quarterly which was published 1974-78.

    Access Terms

    Thomas, David, 1947 Apr. 1-
    Poage, Michael, 1945-
    Sund, Robert, 1929-
    Pagliari, Ulisse.
    Hawks, Nelson Crocker, 1840-1929.
    Severson, Elizabeth H.
    Silloway, Mary H.
    Koshland, Daniel Edward, Jr.
    Elliot, James Welsh.
    Forbes, David W.
    Odegaard, Charles E.
    Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-
    Guest, Barbara.
    Fuller, June.
    Andrews, Adolphus, Jr.
    Rothenberg, Michael.
    Davenport, Guy.
    Wemyss, Nina.
    Clark, Tom.
    Southwick, Albert B.
    Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
    Kyle-Brown, Ann.
    Baxter, A. W.
    Koch, Elers.
    Fields, Ann.
    Brautigan, Richard.
    Licko, Zuzana, 1961-
    Morris,Charles Kendrick.
    Maje, Malles.
    White, Kerr L.
    Rutkow, Ira M.
    Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882.
    Nations, Opal L.
    Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-
    D'Alessandro, Pat.
    Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
    Duncan, Robert.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    Transtomer, Tomas.
    Argento, Dominick.
    Aplon, Roger, 1937-
    Levertov, Denise, 1923-
    Antinova, Eleanora.
    Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926.
    Gilbert, Sandra M.
    Von dem Bussche, Wolf.
    Waters, Alice.
    Smart, Christopher, 1722-1771.
    Mason, J. H. (John Henry), 1875-1951.
    Gleason, Molly.
    Stent, Mary.
    Levinson, Joel D.
    Folberg, Neil.
    Scheiwiller, Vanni.
    Scheiwiller, Giovanni.
    Pagnol, Marcel, 1895-1974.
    Frederick, Molly.
    Peters, Nancy J. (Nancy Joyce).
    Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-
    Gilhooly, David.
    Brower, David R.
    Beck, Alan.
    Walters, Sylvia Solochek.
    Burdette, Robert J. (Robert Jones), 1844-1914.
    Marlis, Stefanie, 1951-
    Seibert, Richard.
    Bernhard, Ruth.
    Horn, Holly.
    Kinnell, Galway, 1927-
    Snyder, Gary, 1930-
    Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.
    Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
    Sanchez, Thomas.
    Gifford, Barry, 1946-
    Acosta Hernandez, Juvenal.
    Black Stone Press.
    Peter Koch, Printer.
    Book Club of California.
    Hormone Derange Editions.
    Philippe Bonnafant Gallery.
    Gleeson Library Associates.
    Richard A. Gleeson Library (University of San Francisco).
    Bancroft Library. Friends.
    Zamorano Club.
    Roxburghe Club.
    Missoula Museum of the Arts.
    California Historical Society.
    Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.