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Guide to the Lawton Kennedy Ephemera
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Description
Ephemera printed primarily by Lawton Kennedy in San Francisco
Background
Lawton Kennedy developed an interest in printing at an early age. He, and his younger brother Alfred, started setting type for their father's church bulletin when Lawton was just thirteen. He started working full time as a teenager and soon become recognized as an exceptional pressman. He worked for several well-known Bay Area printers including John Henry Nash, Johnck & Seeger, Jane Grabhorn's Colt Press and Albert Sperisen's Black Vine Press. For about seven years, he and Alfred operated Westgate Press in Oakland. In 1952, he moved to San Francisco and established Lawton Kennedy, Printer, on his own. Over the years, he printed many books and a wide variety of ephemeral material.
Extent
2 linear feet 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
The Book Club of California has not been assigned copyright of the collection. Requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Club Librarian and pertains only to the use of the physical item. For materials still under copyright, users are also responsible for obtaining permission from the rights holder.
Availability
Collection is open for research.