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Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs Keepsake Collection
SC.RZC  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs Keepsake Collection
    Creator: Roxburghe Club of San Francisco
    Creator: The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.RZC
    Extent: 2.89 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1967-2001
    Date (bulk): 1986-2001
    Abstract: The Zamorano Club is Southern California's oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. The Roxburghe Club was formed in San Francisco on April 3, 1928 and was named in honor of the original Roxburghe Club of England. The purpose of the clubs is to further the love of fine printing, and books in general. The collection consists of broadsides, pamphlets, and books printed for joint meetings of the clubs.
    Language of Material: English

    Historical Note:

    The Roxburghe Club was formed in San Francisco on April 3, 1928, and was named in honor of the original Roxburghe Club of England, a renowned bibliophilic society (itself named after the Duke of Roxburghe). Both the San Francisco and English clubs continue to be active. Much of the impetus for creating the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco was provided by Carl I. Wheat, historian, lawyer, and book collector. The purpose of the club was to further the love of fine printing and books in general. Loosely organized and led by The Master of the Press (club president), members included and continue to include book collectors and booksellers, fine book printers and binders.
    Over the years, hundreds of announcements, keepsakes, and other letterpress items have been printed by members, as typographic souvenirs and gifts for the enjoyment of the membership. Meetings of the club have included many distinguished speakers such as Ansel Adams, Mortimer Adler, Frederic and Bertha Goudy, Alfred A. Knopf, Christopher Morley, and Lewis Mumford.

    Scope and Contents

    The Zamorano Club was established on January 25, 1928, and is Southern California's oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. The Roxburghe Club was formed in San Francisco on April 3, 1928 and was named in honor of the original Roxburghe Club of England. The purpose of the clubs is to further the love of fine printing, and books in general. The collection consists of broadsides, pamphlets, and books printed for joint meetings of the clubs. The collection is divided into two series: Series I: Norman Neuerburg Donation (1970-1997) and Series II: Gloria Lothrop Donation (1967-2001). Each series is arranged alphabetically by title.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Norman Neuerburg Donation, 1970-1997
    Series II: Gloria Lothrop Donation, 1967-2001

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Accruals:

    2003.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Norman Neurerburg and Gloria Lothrop, 1997. 2003

    Preferred Citation:

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Documents