Guide to the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs Keepsake Collection

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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.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Norman Neurerburg and Gloria Lothrop, 1997. 2003

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

Subjects and Indexing Terms



Series I: Norman Neuerburg Donation, 1970-1997

Box 1, Folder 1

Al Shumate Ninety by Doyce B. Nunis Jr., 1994

Box 1, Folder 2

An Act to Prevent Hawaiians From Emigrating to California "Where They May Die in Misery" by David W. Forbes, 1986

Box 1, Folder 3

An Amazing Coincidence by Harold Nicolson, 1986

Box 1, Folder 4

Anton Roman's Sketch of Bibliography with an Essay by Robert D. Harlan, 1986

Box 1, Folder 5

Articles of Association of the New-England Mining and Trading Company, 1984

Box 1, Folder 6

Balzac on Papermaking, 1994

Box 1, Folder 7

The Beginnings of Pomona College, 1986

Box 1, Folder 8

The Book at Mills by Janet Ing, 1984

Box 1, Folder 9

The Book Club of California, A History of Hand Bookbinding in California, 1996

Box 1, Folder 10

The Book of Life: A Bibliographic Melody, 1990

Box 1, Folder 11

Bruce McCallister, Los Angeles' First Fine Printer by D.W. Davies, 1984

Box 1, Folder 12

California: The People, The Place, The Dream, Symposium, 1984

Box 1, Folder 13

Cat Report by Edward Dewitt Taylor, 1992

Box 1, Folder 14

A Celebration of Living: K. Garth Huston, M.D., Father & Friend, Physician, Bibliophile, Christian, 1990

Box 1, Folder 15

Chandler & Price: A Short History, 1996

Box 1, Folder 16

Chief Charlot's Battle with Bureaucracy by Michael Harrison, 1992

Box 1, Folder 17

Christmas in Pasadena, 1990

Box 1, Folder 18

Close Pegase, Napa Valley, 1992

Box 1, Folder 19

Collecting Books and Autographs by William F. Gable, 1992

Box 1, Folder 20

A Collection, Original Artwork by Valenti Angelo, 1992

Box 1, Folder 21

The Collector and the Collected: Notes on Our Recent Miniature Book Exhibition by Alan Dietch, 1992

Box 1, Folder 22

Cookies: A Most Unusual Story of a Single Recipe as it Was Told by John Gould, 1992

Box 1, Folder 23

Coranto, Journal of the Friends of the Libraries, University of Southern California, 1988

Box 1, Folder 24

The Decoration of the California Missions by Norman Neuerberg, 1991

Box 1, Folder 25

E Clampus Vitus Ball Invitation, 1990

Box 1, Folder 26

Early Korean Printing Arts by Jane Wilson, 1992

Box 1, Folder 27

The Edwin H. Carpenter Collection of Mexican Colonial Imprints by Norman Neuerberg, 1996

Box 1, Folder 28

The Estelle Doheny Collection of Californiana by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, 1987

Box 1, Folder 29

"Every Calculation..." by Lew Wallace, 1984

Box 1, Folder 30

Fine Print Subscription Form

Box 1, Folder 31

A First for Mono County by David F. Myrck, 1984

Box 1, Folder 32

The First Teaching Laryngoscopy by Alden H. Miller, M.D., 1988

Box 1, Folder 33

A Forward for Ward, An Afterword After Ward by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1996

Box 1, Folder 34

The Friends of the Bancroft Library Brochure

Box 1, Folder 35

Gatsby by J.P. Devine, 1986

Box 1, Folder 36

The Golden Rule, Broadside, 1990

Box 1, Folder 37

The Haskell F. Norman Collection of Science & Medicine, 1985

Box 1, Folder 38

The Hazards of Nineteenth Century American Journalism, 1996

Box 1, Folder 39

"Hers, Pron., His.," 1992

Box 1, Folder 40

Hoja Volante, Newsletter, 1994

Box 1, Folder 41

I, Benj. Franklin, Printer, 1986

Box 1, Folder 42

Immortality I Know. Immortality I Cannot Judge. by T. E. Lawrence, 1996

Box 1, Folder 43

The Incredible Beauty of Joy, Broadside by Robinson Jeffers

Box 1, Folder 44

Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940 by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung, 1986

Box 2, Folder 1

Jack Gannon: Jack of All Trades and Master of One by Oscar Lewis, 1986

Box 2, Folder 2

Johnson's Dictionary by Loren R. Rothschild, 1984

Box 2, Folder 3

"A Late Disclosure...," 1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Lincoln Collections in Southern California by Larry E. Burgess, 1992

Box 2, Folder 5

"Little Things...," Broadside, 1986

Box 2, Folder 6

Log of an Auto Prairie Schooner by Victor Eubank, 1984

Box 2, Folder 7

Looking for Kafta by John Felstiner, 1990

Box 2, Folder 8

"Lord I shall be verie busie...," 1996

Box 2, Folder 9

Mackenzie & Harris: A Short Story of Picas and Printers in San Francisco by Lester Lloyd, 1996

Box 2, Folder 10

Maecenas Atavis Edite Regibus by Quintas Horatius Flaccus, 1990

Box 2, Folder 11

The Magpie by Thomas Bewick, 1990

Box 2, Folder 12

Memoirs of Thomas Bewick, Excerpt, 1992

Box 2, Folder 13

Menu for Zamorano Club Dinner in Honor of Neal Harlow, 1997

Box 2, Folder 14

The Merrymount Press, 1893-1993, 1993

Box 2, Folder 15

Miniature Book Collection at the Huntington Library, 1996

Box 2, Folder 16

Miniature Book Society Newsletter, 1996

Box 2, Folder 17

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence King, Extract, 1984

Box 2, Folder 18

My Friend Aristide by Roy Vernon Sowers, 1984

Box 2, Folder 19

Napa Valley Wine Library Association, Membership Information

Box 2, Folder 20

Nectar and Wormwood by Edwin Todd, 1994

Box 2, Folder 21

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, 1986

Box 2, Folder 22

The Newhall Land and Farming Company by Ruth Waldo Newhall, Delivered by James F. Dickason, 1984

Box 2, Folder 23

Nineteen Ninety-Two Centennial of the Birth of Carl I. Wheat by Dr. Albert Shumate, 1992

Box 2, Folder 24

A Notice in Order to Give Help to Those Believed to Be Drowned, 1990

Box 2, Folder 25

The Octopus: A Review by Jack London, 1986

Box 2, Folder 26

Oliver Goldsmith: Verses in Reply to an Invitation to Dinner at Dr. George Baker's, Loren R. Rothschild, Ed., 1994

Box 2, Folder 27

"The Only Kind of Simplicity..." by G.K. Chesterton, Broadside, 1990

Box 2, Folder 28

Pages from the Iliad, 1976

Box 2, Folder 29

Pain: Historical Perspective by Edwin M. Todd, 1984

Box 2, Folder 30

Panamint City: The California Comstock by George Koenig, 1988

Box 2, Folder 31

A Poem of Thanksgiving by BNW, 1996

Box 2, Folder 32

A Political Epistle on Major Money's Ascent in a Balloon... by Marquis Townshend, 1986

Box 2, Folder 33

The Press in Tuscany Alley: To Celebrate the Birth of a Teaching Program, Ecce Puer by James Joyce, 1990

Box 2, Folder 34

Rare Book Stores in San Francisco Fifty Years Ago by James D. Hart, 1984

Box 2, Folder 35

Ray A. Billington Book Plates, 1984

Box 2, Folder 36

A Record Day at Sotheby's by Sir William Osler, 1992

Box 2, Folder 37

Reflections Through a Murky Crystal by Edwin M. Todd, 1986

Box 3, Folder 1

Remembering Ed Castagna by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1984

Box 3, Folder 2

A Reprinting of the First Printed Documents Relating to Modern Surgical Anaesthesia by Sir William Osler, M.D. F.R.S., 1992

Box 3, Folder 3

Richard J. Hoffman, 1994

Box 3, Folder 4

The Rise and Fall of the Moustache, Preface, Broadside, 1992

Box 3, Folder 5

RJ on RJ: Robinson Jeffers and the Subtle Passion, 1996

Box 3, Folder 6

Robinson Jeffers and Religion, 1986

Box 3, Folder 7

The Roxburghe Club, 1812, 1986

Box 3, Folder 8

Saints of the California Missions by Norman Neuerburg, 1995

Box 3, Folder 9

Samuel Johnson, LL. D., 1984

Box 3, Folder 10

Samuel Johnson: Author for All Seasons, 1988

Box 3, Folder 11

The Short but Happy History of L'envoi Press by George Robert Kane, 1986

Box 3, Folder 12

The Silverado Museum, Brochure

Box 3, Folder 13

A Sketchbook of a Southwestern Tour from Santa Fe to Pasadena, 1884-1885, 1994

Box 3, Folder 14

The Solar Printing Press, 1990

Box 3, Folder 15

The Song of Songs, 1992

Box 3, Folder 16

Sonnet on Chillon by Lord Byron, Broadside, 1990

Box 3, Folder 17

Strum the Chords Blithely by Edwin M. Todd, 1988

Box 3, Folder 18

A Tale of Lissadell by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1992

Box 3, Folder 19

A Tale of Two Books by Ward Ritchie, 1986

Box 3, Folder 20

This Powerful Rime: A Selection from the Library of Able E. Berland, 1992

Box 3, Folder 21

"Thoughts in a Garden" by Andrew Marvell, Broadside, 1994

Box 3, Folder 22

Toddy Romper Tales by Edwin Todd, 1996

Box 3, Folder 23

Transpacific: 1966, Travel Notes from a Foreign Land by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1988

Box 3, Folder 24

Travel with the Prose, Poets, Conference Brochure, 1992

Box 3, Folder 25

Troubles of a Bibliophile: Or Outpourings from the Heart of a Bookloving Worldling by Martin Breslaver, 1970

Box 3, Folder 26

Trust Everyone and Lock the Door, 1990

Box 3, Folder 27

Two Letters from Samuel Johnson to Sir Robert Chambers, Introduction by Loren R. Rothschild, 1986

Box 3, Folder 28

Two Original Pieces, 1992

Box 3, Folder 29

Two Poems for Ward Ritchie by Gloria Stuart, 1996

Box 3, Folder 30

Two Poems from the Sequence Solitary Pleasures by Tachibana Akemi, Translated by Donald Keene, 1988

Box 3, Folder 31

Up Up & Away With Ready Gates, California's First Balloonist, 1984

Box 4, Folder 1

Winter Crossing 1954: Travel Notes from a Bygone Era by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1986

Box 4, Folder 2

Women in Printing: Northern California, 1857-1890, Selected Excerpts by Roger Levenson, 1994

Box 4, Folder 3

The Wonderful Monitor: Or, Memorable Repository, 1986

Box 4, Folder 4

Years Touched with Memories by Ward Ritchie, 1992

Box 4, Folder 5

"... you have no excuse for not doing a keepsake!" Broadside, 1990

Box 4, Folder 6

Z to A: Illyria to Cambria, 1966 by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1990

Box 4, Folder 7

The Zamorano Club Programs, 1928-1991, 1992

Box 4, Folder 8

A Zamorano Roster 1934, 1994

Box 4, Folder 9

Zamorano, Zamoraneno, Zamoranense, or Zamoranista?, 1994

Box 5, Folder 1

"The broadest land's too tight a squeeze..." from Tahkemoni by Judah Al-Harizi, Broadside, 1986

Box 5, Folder 2

Dedication of State Library, Broadside, 1994

Box 5, Folder 3

"East away from the Sierras..." by Mary Austin, Broadside, 1996

Box 5, Folder 4

A First Letter Thomas Maitland Cleland to Will Bradley, 1984

Box 5, Folder 5

How Old Am I?, Announcement, 1992

Box 5, Folder 6

Images of Women Ellen Browning Scripps, 1986

Box 5, Folder 7

A Keepsake, Broadside, 1986

Box 5, Folder 8

Letter from Eugene O'Neill, Broadside, 1992

Box 5, Folder 9

Letter from William Morris, Broadside, 1986

Box 5, Folder 10

The Lord's Prayer; The Pillar of the Cloud, Announcements, 1993, 1994

Box 5, Folder 11

O Stay Lovely Rose by Edwin Todd, Book, 1992

Box 5, Folder 12

Panama Railroad, Broadside, 1988

Box 5, Folder 13

Pizza in the Piazza by Edwin Todd, Book, 1990

Box 5, Folder 14

Resolutions and an Order by Parliament, Broadside, 1984

Box 5, Folder 15

To Our Master-Craftsman, Broadside, 1996

Box 5, Folder 16

When Grog May Be Taken Medicinally, Broadside, 1986

Box 5, Folder 17

A Zamorano Club Meeting Announcement from Years Past, 1986


Series II: Gloria Lothrop Donation, 1967-2001

Box 4, Folder 10

The Abalone Song, 1998

Box 4, Folder 11

Army Field Presses in the 1860s and 70s, by Edwin H. Carpenter, Jr., 1998

Box 4, Folder 12

A Brief Voyage in the Life of Gloria Stuart, 1998

Box 4, Folder 13

California Catholic Miscellany IV, Prominent Catholic Chronicler by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, 1997

Box 4, Folder 14

Comma I by William Saroyan, 1998

Box 4, Folder 15

"Dear God, So far today...," 1997

Box 4, Folder 16

Driving from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast Fifty Years Ago: Diary of Edwin H. Carpenter, Edited and Annotated by His Wife and Son, 1967

Box 4, Folder 17

The Founding Years of the Book Club of California, 1998

Box 4, Folder 18

HSSC, 1883-1998, 1998

Box 4, Folder 19

The Indian Via Crucis from Mission San Fernando: An Historical Exposition by Norman Neuerburg, 1998

Box 4, Folder 20

I Would Rather Be Ashes Than Dust! by Jack London, 1999

Box 4, Folder 21

Jack Gannon/ Canon Addenda, 1998

Box 4, Folder 22

Lowe Press, Broadside, 1998

Box 4, Folder 23

Mañana Land: Irving Stone's Southern California, Introduction by Jean Stone, 1991

Box 4, Folder 24

May the Road Rise to Meet You..., 1999

Box 4, Folder 25

A Memorial Tribute to Anthony F. Kroll, 1999

Box 4, Folder 26

A Most Precious Blessing by R. K. Haunan, 2001

Box 4, Folder 27

Prepublication Announcement of "The California '49," 1998

Box 4, Folder 28

"The Real Wants of the People..." by Baron de Montesquieu, Broadside, 1998

Box 4, Folder 29

A Remembrance: James Strohn Copley (1916-1973), 1973

Box 4, Folder 30

A Sense of the Future by Lawrence Clark Powell, 1989

Box 4, Folder 31

Song of the Queen Bee by Elwyn Brook White, 1998

Box 4, Folder 32

Specimens from the Press in Tuscany Alley's Edition of a Child's Garden of Verses, 1978

Box 4, Folder 33

Typographia Johnsoniana: A Leaf Book, 1998

Box 4, Folder 34

The Zamorano Club Directory, 1998

Box 4, Folder 35

The Zamorano Club of Los Angeles, Announcement, 2001

Box 5, Folder 18

A Book: Robert Louis Stevenson, "found in all times and places a peaceful and sweet companion," 1998

Box 5, Folder 19

Celebrating the Abbey San Encino Press, Broadside, 1998

Box 5, Folder 20

Christmas 1998, Broadside, 1998

Box 5, Folder 21

Destiny, Broadside, 1998

Box 5, Folder 22

The Joys of this World, Broadside, 1998

Box 5, Folder 23

The Knight, Broadside, 2001

Box 5, Folder 24

The Lyf so Short the Craft so Long to Lerne by Geoffrey Chaucer, Broadside, 2001

Box 5, Folder 25

The Ogre Calendar 2002, Calendar, 2001

Box 5, Folder 26

Silence of the Lambs by Rev. Alberto Huerta, 1998