Scope and Content
Title: Wilder Bentley Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1945.
Press Coll. Archives: Bentley
Creator: Bentley, Wilder, 1900-1989
Physical Description: 6 boxes 3 linear feet
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Physical location: Some portions of this collection are housed off-site. Please contact Clark Library staff at least 2 weeks in advance if you
would like to view the materials in this collection.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Source of Acquisition/Provenance
Gift, 1945-58 from Wilder Bentley.
Purchase, 1945-50 from Wilder Bentley.
Purchase, 1949 from Dawson's Bookshop.
Gift, 1957 from J. E. Reynolds.
Collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All
requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing
to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
[Identification of item], Wilder Bentley Papers, 1930-1945, undated. (Press Coll. Bentley).
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Wilder Bentley was born in San Francisco in 1900. He attended Yale University and the
University of Michigan. He spent several years in Europe, providing relief work with
French war orphans and later traveling. He worked at the Laboratory Press at the Carnegie
Institute of Technology from 1931-33. He became an honorary associate member of the
American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1932. He printed books for the Archetype Press and
the Greenwood Press and taught in the School of Humanities, San Francisco State College.
The collection has been arranged in the following series:
- Printing activities, 1930-1944, undated
- Wilder Bentley and other activities
besides printing, 1932-1945, undated
- Other persons associated with Bentley, undated
When requesting items, please state box number, folder number, and title.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, designs, and miscellaneous
printed ephemera related to the activities of Wilder Bentley and his work with the
Archetype Press. Also included are materials related to his non-printing endeavors and to his friends and colleagues.
Bentley, Wilder, 1900-1989
Printing---Study and teaching