Guide to the Edward O. Strong Collection

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Edward O. Strong Collection



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward O. Strong Collection
Box Number: 1555
Collector: Strong, Edward O.
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward O. Strong Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Strong, Edward O., 1898-
Printers--California
California. Office of State Printing
World War, 1939-1945--California

Contents

Photos and negatives of State Printing Plant, correspondence, requisitions, sick leave forms, invasion currency printed by State Printing Plant, books.

Biography

Born March 7, 1898 in Sacramento, California. About 1906, economics forced him to drop out of grammar school and he became a bicycle messenger boy at the State Printing Plant. He then became an apprentice in the composing room, beginning a 6-year apprenticeship. World War I intervened and he enlisted. On his return, his job was waiting. He completed his apprenticeship for journeyman printer and took the printer test and passed. He became a printer in the composing room. A high school diploma was mandatory in order to qualify for a promotion to foreman of the composing room. Strong began attending night school and attained his high school diploma. He took the composing room foreman test, passed and got that job. Strong was a qualified linotype machinist and repairman and continued in this capacity until his retirement in 1958 after fifty years of state service.
His mother worked as a corset fitter at Hale's, an early-day Sacramento department store. Strong was married twice, lost both wives and now (Fall 1989) lives with his younger sister at Pioneer Towers, Sacramento. A special project during World War II was the printing of "invasion currency" at the State Printing Plant.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • PRL--Perry R. Long

    S.l. : The Comma Club, 1957.

    (CALIF* Z232 L66 P74)
  • Roark, Lillian.

    Translation of biographies of noted Spanish commentators.

    (LAW K18 R628)
  • Lawson, Mel.

    My gypsy mind. Sacramento, Hibiscus Press, 1975.

    (CALIF* PS3523 A97 M9)
  • Rogers, Bruce

    Paragraphs on printing. New York, William E. Rudge's Sons, 1943.

    (CALIF* Z246 R6)
  • Mengel, Willi.

    Ottmar Mergenthaler and the printing revolution. Brooklyn, Mergenthaler Printing Company, 1954.

    (CALIF* Z232.M56 M4)
  • The Pacific Society of Printing House Craftsmen.

    Our first fifty years: a keepsake.

    The Society, 1975.

    (CALIF* Z120 P32)

Photographs

  • 36 photographs to photo file.