Finding Aid to the Records of the Rounce and Coffin Club MS.2017.008

Finding aid by Yvonne M. Eadon
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2017
2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles 90018
clark@humnet.ucla.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Title: Rounce and Coffin Club Records
Creator: Rounce & Coffin Club
Identifier/Call Number: MS.2017.008
Physical Description: 24 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1931-2007
Abstract: The Rounce & Coffin Club was a 20th-century fine press book and printing club that operated from 1931 to 2007. It was founded by four members, and at its peak had over fifty-five local members. The Club sponsored the Western Books Exhibition (a traveling exhibition of the best fine press printing from the Western United States) from 1938 to 2005. This archive includes records (event, meeting, membership, financial, publicity, and general) as well as printed ephemera, photographs, and correspondence.

Organizational History

The Rounce & Coffin Club, originally called the "Thistle Club," was founded in the fall of 1931 by Jake Zeitlin, Grant Dahlstrom, Gregg Anderson, and Ward Ritchie. A "rounce" and a "coffin" are two parts of a hand press. The first few meetings were held at Zeitlin's residence in Echo Park, and the club's members included printers, librarians, and booksellers. Well-known librarian, author, and bibliographer Lawrence Clark Powell joined the club in September 1933. He describes the club's mission in "Ten Years (Almost) of Rounce & Coffinism" (published in 1941 by the College Press at Los Angeles City College): "Our message? Our mission? To raise the standards of printing here in the West and to teach the layman--even the librarian--what we hold to be excellence in printing. And among ourselves to breed good fellowship."
As time went on and the club's membership grew, meetings were held at different hotels and restaurants in Pasadena, Hollywood, and other parts of East and Central Los Angeles. Members began to take great care designing and printing letterpress keepsakes, meeting and event invitations. The meetings of the Rounce & Coffin Club would sometimes include talks by guest speakers, including visiting professors from UCLA and other universities. Experts on printing would present on the work of well-known printers like John Henry Nash and Aldus Manutius. Members would also present on their own work. Some of the members of Rounce and Coffin fought in the second World War (founder Lt. Gregg Anderson was killed in Normandy in 1944), and as a result, meetings became slightly less frequent. To compensate, Lawrence Clark Powell (along with other members), circulated a newsletter, "The Flying Hiatus," to keep the club apprised of news and goings-on.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the club had between 30 and 35 resident members for any given year. By the mid-1970s, women were allowed to join the club. Accordingly perhaps, in the seventies and eighties, membership grew slightly to 40 resident members in 1976, and 55 by 1983. In the later eighties, membership fell slightly. By 1999, there were still 43 members of Rounce & Coffin, and the club was still active. In the mid-2000s, many of the most active members (including Secretary-Treasurer Mike Sutherland, Muir Dawson, Vance Gerry, and Regis Graden) passed away. In June 2007, a meeting of the Rounce & Coffin Club Board of Governors dissolved the group, and it was decided that Occidental College would receive the Club's Archive and collection of Western Books.
1938 marked the first year of the Club's Western Books Exhibition, initially conceived by Grant Dahlstrom. As of the 1950s, the selection committee was made up of a representatives from the Rounce & Coffin Club, the Zamorano Club, and the Roxburghe Club. The committee judged the books on their design, the quality of printing, the paper and binding quality, scholarship of subject matter, and overall appearance and feel. The books selected (as of the 1953 Western Books Exhibition) had to have been published in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, West Texas, Alberta, British Columbia, Alaska, or Hawaii. The selected books formed a traveling exhibition, displayed for a week at a time at different libraries all over the Western United States. A catalog would be printed every year. Most years, the Club would auction off the books after the exhibition took place. In the 1950s, roughly thirty books were chosen each year, out of about eighty submissions, representing about fifteen printers and publishers. By the 1980s, the Western Books Exhibition had expanded into nearly fifty books per year. The Western Books Exhibition ran until 2005.
Some information sourced from http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w61g6z2q. Most information sourced from the records themselves.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes event, meeting, and membership records, financial records, printed ephemera (including meeting and event invitations), correspondence, Western Books Exhibition catalogs, photographs, publicity materials, and keepsakes printed by and for the members of the Rounce and Coffin Club. The club was active from 1931 - 2007.

Conditions Governing 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 obtained.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Custodial History

Gift of Occidental College, 2017.

Related Materials

The Clark Library owns several other collections related to the Rounce and Coffin Club, including the official set of books from the Western Books Exhibition and an artifical collection of Rounce and Coffin ephemera collected by former members and Clark Library staff. The Clark also holds archival collections related to many members of the R&C. Please see our listing of finding aids on the Online Archive of California for a complete list of processed collections.

Processing History

Collection processed and described by Yvonne M. Eadon in 2017.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Clubs -- California -- 20th century
Small presses -- 20th century
Private presses -- 20th century

 

Western Books Exhibition files Series 1. 1938-2005

Scope and Content Note

The Ephemera subseries includes mass mailings, including calls for books, awards of merit, banners, posters, and invitations to Western Books-related events. The Catalogs subseries contains exclusively Western Books Exhibition catalogs. The Records subseries contains correspondence, schedules for the Western Books Exhibition, financial records related to WBE, and other miscellaneous records. The photographs and sample pages subseries are self-explanatory. The Western Books Exhibition was active from 1938 - 2005.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 5 subseries:
1. Western Books Exhibition Ephemera
2. Western Books Exhibition Catalogs
3. Western Books Exhibition Records
4. Western Books Exhibition Photographs
5. Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages
 

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera Subseries 1.1

Box 1, folder 2

Western Books ephemera and catalogs 1930s

Box 1, folder 6

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1940s

Box 13, Folder 14

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera from Keith Anderson Coll. 1948-1966

Box 1, folder 5

Blank Specification Sheets Western Books 1940s

Box 1, folder 1

Specification sheets 1940s-1950s

Box 1, folder 13-14, 23

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1950-1959

Box 2, folder 5

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1960s

Box 20, Folder 2

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera: Oversize Banners 1970s, 1988, N.D.

Box 3, folder 15-16

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1970-1979

Box 4, folder 16

Specification Sheets 1980s-1990s

Box 4, folder 15

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1980s

Box 4, folder 17

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1990s

Box 14, Folder 6

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera: Banners N.D.

 

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs Subseries 1.2

Box 1, folder 7

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1942-1948

Box 1, Folder 9

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1946-1949

Box 1, folder 11-12, 20, Box 2, folder 2

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1950-1959

Box 13, Folder 16

Western Books Exhibition catalogs from Keith Anderson Coll. 1950s

Box 2, folder 7, 11, 16, 22

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1960-1969

Box 13, Folder 17

Western Books Exhibition catalogs and ephemera from Keith Anderson coll. 1960s, N.D.

Box 3, folder 2-3, 6, 8, 14

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1970-1979

Box 4, folder 2, 8, 12

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1980-1989

Box 5, folder 2, 7, Box 4, folder 19

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 1990-1999

Box 5, folder 12, 16-17

Western Books Exhibition Catalogs 2000-2005

 

Western Books Exhibition Records Subseries 1.3

Box 1, folder 3

Western Books Exhibition Records 1930-1939

Box 14, Folder 9

Western Books Exhib. Records: Auction Materials 1937, 1939, 1957-1958

Box 1, folder 4

Western Books Exhibition Records 1940-1949

Box 13, Folder 15

Western Books Exhib. Catalogs from K. Anderson Coll. 1948

Box 1, folder 8

Western Books Special Exhibition 1948

Box 19

Western Books Exhibition Scrapbooks 1946, 1950-1953

Note

Contains 5 Western Books Exhibition scrapbooks from the years 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953. Stacked vertically in box.
Box 6, folder 2

Western Books Printer's Proofs and Drafts 1950s

Box 1, Folder 15-16, Box 2, folder 1, 3-4

Western Books Exhibition Records 1950-1959

Box 21

Western Books Exhibition Scrapbook 1959

Box 14, Folder 10

Western Books Exhib. Records: Auction Materials, incl. annotated catalogs 1960s

Box 2, folder 12-14, 17, 21, 23

Western Books Exhibition Records 1962-1968

Box 14, Folder 14

Western Books exhibition Records: correspondence, from G. Dahlstrom collection 1966-1968

Box 3, folder 1, 4-5, 7, 9-13

Western Books Exhibition Records 1969-1979

Box 4, folder 1, 3-5, 7, 9-14

Western Books Exhibition Records 1980-1989

Box 14, Folder 12

Western Books Exhibition Records: WBE Archive 1982, 1993

Box 5, folder 1

Western Books Exhibition Ephemera 1990s

Box 4, folder 18, 20-23, Box 5, folder 3-6, 8-9

Western Books Exhibition Records 1990-1999

Box 14, Folder 1

Western Books Exhib., Call for Western Books 1997

Box 5, folder 10-11, 13-15, Box 14, folder 3-5

Western Books Exhibition Records 2000-2006

Box 14, Folder 2

Western Books Exhib. Records: Spec. Sheets 2005

Box 14, Folder 8

Western Books Exhibition Records N.D.

Box 6, Folder 10-14

Western Books Exhibition Card Catalog 1939-1970s

 

Western Books Exhibition Photographs Subseries 1.4

Box 14, Folder 7

Western Books Exhibition Photographs N.D.

Box 1, Folder 10, 17-19, 21-22

Western Books Exhibition Photographs 1950-1956

Box 2, folder 6, 8-10, 15, 18-20, 24, Box 17, folder 34

Western Books Exhibition Photographs 1960-1967

Box 23

Western Books Exhibition Photographs--Negatives 1956, 1958, 1960-1967

 

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages Subseries 1.5

Box 6, Folder 7-8

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages N.D

Box 6, folder 1

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages 1940s

Box 6, folder 3-6

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages 1950s

Box 6, Folder 9

Sample Pages Western Books 1960s

Box 21, Folder 1

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages: Oversize 1930s-1940s

Box 21, Folder 2

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages: Oversize 1950s

Box 21, Folder 3

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages: Oversize 1960s-1970s

Box 21, Folder 4

Western Books Exhibition Sample Pages: Oversize N.D.

Box 4, folder 6

Western Books Exhibition Mock-ups, etc. 1980-1984

 

Treasurer's Records Series 2 1932-2009

Scope and Content Note

Treasurer's records include recommendations for membership, purchase orders, purchase vouchers, standing orders, payments for participation in the Western Books Exhibition (from exhibiting libraries, submitters, and for the WBE catalog), deposit slips, remittance advice slips, bank statements, invoices, records of members dues payments, insurance and tax records, and other kinds of financial records. 1932 - 2009.
Box 7, folder 13

Tax Documents 1932-1961

Box 7, folder 1

Treasurer's Files 1937-1941

Box 7, folder 2

Treasurer's Files 1949

Box 15, Folder 36

Treasurer's Records: annual financials 1949

Box 18, Folder 46

Treasurer's Records: Dues 1950s

Box 7, folder 4

Treasurer's Records: Statements and Checkbook information 1952-1957

Box 7, folder 3

Treasurer's Files 1953

Box 17, folder 40

Treasurer's Records: Wm. Cheney's "The Typestickers" 1953-1961

Box 7, folder 5, 7-12

Treasurer's Files 1957-1969

Box 7, folder 6

Treasurer's Records 1958

Box 9, folder 1

Treasurer's Files, Tax Records 1970s-1990s

Box 7, folder 14-21, Box 8, folder 2

Treasurer's Files 1970-1979

Box 18, Folder 47

Treasurer's Records: Western Books Exhib. Insurance Policy 1972

Box 7, folder 22

Treasurer's Records 1978

Box 7, folder 23

Treasurer's Records--Exhibit Payments 1978

Box 8, Folder 1

Treasurer's Files--Insurance 1978-1987

Box 8, Folder 3-7

Treasurer's Files 1980-1982

Box 17, folder 39

Treasurer's Files: Invoices 1980s

Box 8, folder 8

Treasurer's Records 1983

Box 8, folder 9

Treasurer's Records 1984

Box 17, folder 41

Treasurer's Records: Invoices, out-of-state 1984

Box 8, folder 10-13

Treasurer's Files 1985-1987

Box 8, folder 14-15

Treasurer's Records 1988

Box 8, folder 16

Treasurer's Records 1989

Box 9, folder 2

Treasurer's Records, Bank Statememts 1990s

Box 17, folder 38

Treasurer's Records: Dues 1990s

Box 9, folder 15

Treasurer's Records, Deposit records 1990s

Box 9, folder 3-4

Treasurer's Records 1990-1991

Box 9, folder 5, 8, 10

Treasurer's Records From Steve Tabor 1992-1994

Box 9, folder 6-7, 9, 11, 13-14, 17

Treasurer's Files 1992-1997

Box 17, folder 36-37

Treasurer's Records: Standing Orders 1994-1997

Box 9, folder 12

Treasurer's Files: Deposit Records from Steve Tabor 1996-2005

Box 9, folder 16

Treasurer's Records from S. Tabor 1997

Box 9, folder 18

Treasurer's Records (invoices, etc.) 1998

Box 9, folder 19

Treasurer's Records from Steve Tabor 1999

Box 9, folder 20

Treasurer's Files (invoices, etc.) 1999

Box 9, folder 21

Treasurer's Files (invoices, etc.) 2000

Box 9, folder 22

Treasurer's Records (invoices, etc.) 2001

Box 9, folder 23

Treasurer's Files from Steve Tabor 2002

Box 9, folder 24

Treasurer's Files: Bills, invoices, receipts 2003

Box 9, folder 25

Treasurer's Files: invoices (paid in) 2003

Box 9, folder 26

Treasurer's Records: Bank Statements 2004-2006

Box 9, folder 27

Treasurer's Files and Accession Info from S. Tabor 2005-2009, 2016

 

Keepsakes Series 3 1938-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed keepsakes from members of Rounce & Coffin to one another and in honor of one another, keepsakes from other clubs to Rounce & Coffin, and keepsakes by Rounce & Coffin for other clubs or non-members. 1938 - 2005.
Box 12, folder 41

Keepsakes from the Keith Anderson Collection 1930s-1947

Box 10, folder 5

Keepsake: "Bicentennial Notes on George Washington" 1932

Box 10, folder 6

Keepsake: "The Private Press of Thomas Perry Stricker" 1937

Box 10, folder 1

Keepsake: Mark Twain, "The Coyote" 1938

Box 10, folder 7

Keepsake: "Fifty Books of the Year" 1938

Box 10, folder 2

Keepsake: George Arnold, "Beer: being a very careful Analysis of Life's Major Joy" 1930

Box 10, folder 3

Keepsake: "A New Printing Type: Caledonia, Linotype" 1939

Box 10, folder 4

Keepsakes, possibly from J. Daulus 1930s-1940s

Box 10, Folder 8

Misc. Keepsakes 1940s

Box 10, Folder 9

Keepsake: "On Writing," Printed by Stanley Rice 1940

Box 10, Folder 12

Keepsake: Lawrence Clark Powell, "D.H. Lawrence and His Critics" 1940

Box 13, Folder 1

Keepsakes and Ephemera from the Keith Anderson coll. 1940s-1960s

Box 14, Folder 13

Keepsakes from Grant Dahlstrom coll. 1941-1967

Box 10, Folder 10

Keepsake: "The Gutenberg Address" 1942

Box 10, Folder 11

Keepsake: "Hugo Steiner-Prag 1943

Box 10, Folder 13

Keepsake: "Five Catholic Hour Addresses," Castle Press 1945

Box 10, Folder 14

Keepsake: "The Work of the Grabhorn Press" 1945

Box 10, Folder 15

Keepsake: "A Keepsake for Rollie..." 1946

Box 10, Folder 16

Keepsake: "For A Better World" 1946

Box 10, Folder 17

Keepsake: Anthony Hillyer," Eliza Beth's Merlin" 1947

Box 10, Folder 18

Keepsake: "Letter to California" 1947

Box 10, Folder 19

Keepsake: "Commemorating the Passage of the Rio..." Neal and Marion Harlow 1947

Box 10, Folder 20

Keepsake: "A Toast to Idwal Jones" after 1947

Box 10, Folder 21

Keepsake: "One hundred & One Rare Books," Dawson's Book Shop 1948

Box 10, Folder 22

Keepsake: "A Keepsake for Friends' Day June Seventh" 1948

Box 12, folder 42

Keepsakes from Keith Anderson Collection 1948-1949

Box 10, Folder 23

Keepsake: "Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit," Program 1949

Box 10, Folder 24

Keepsake: "Dawson's Book Shop" 1949

Box 10, Folder 25

Keepsake: "To Remember Grant Anderson" 1949

Box 10, folder 26

Keepsake: Variegation Quarterly 1949, 1950

Box 10, folder 27

Misc. Keepsakes 1950s

Box 10, folder 28

Keepsake: Irving Stone, "A Lesson in Economics" 1950

Box 10, folder 29

Keepsake: Lawrence Clark Powell, "Recollections of an ex-Bookseller" 1950

Box 10, folder 30

Keepsake: Merle Armitage, "The Power of Pictures" 1950

Box 10, folder 31

Keepsake: "Reading Between" 1950

Box 10, folder 32

Keepsake: H.D.C. Pepler, "A Letter about Eric GIll," Cherryburn Press 1950

Box 10, folder 33

Keepsake: "A Poem from A Young Lady..." 1950

Box 10, folder 34

Keepsake: Bill Nye, "Suggestions for a School of Journalism" 1950

Box 10, folder 35

Keepsake: "Green Grow the Rushes, O!" 1950

Box 13, Folder 5

Keepsakes from K. Anderson Collection 1950

Box 10, folder 36

Keepsake: "An Exhibition of Rare Books and Manuscripts..." 1951

Box 10, Folder 37

Keepsake: "3 Songs by Glen Coffield," Untide Press 1951

Box 10, Folder 38

Keepsake: Lyle H. Wright," Eighteenth-Century American Fiction" 1951

Box 10, Folder 39

Keepsake: Jacob Kohn, "Books and People" 1951

Box 13, Folder 6

Keepsakes from K. Anderson Collection 1951

Box 10, Folder 40

Keepsake: "The Universality of California Hist." 1952

Box 10, Folder 41

Keepsake: The Book Club of CA, "Quarterly News Letter, Summer 1952" 1952

Box 10, Folder 42

Keepsake: A Graphic Arts Center in the Making" 1952

Box 13, Folder 7

Keepsakes from Keith Anderson Collection 1952

Box 10, Folder 43

Keepsake: "Yuletide Greetings" 1953

Box 10, Folder 44

Keepsake: "The Local Editor, His Duties and Delights" 1953

Box 10, Folder 45

Keepsake: "Publisher to Author" 1953

Box 10, Folder 46

Keepsake: "Norwegian Contemporary Book Design" 1954

Box 10, Folder 47

Keepsake: "Love" 1954

Box 13, Folder 8

Keepsakes from Keith Anderson Collection 1954-1955

Box 10, Folder 48

Keepsakes from the Hippogriff Press 1954-1955

Box 11, Folder 1

Keepsake: "Will Bradley His Chap Book" 1955

Box 11, Folder 2

Keepsake: "The Illiterati" 1955

Box 11, Folder 3

Keepsake: Bertrand Russell, "Plea for Survival" 1955

Box 11, Folder 4

Keepsake: "Contemporary German Book Design" 1955

Box 11, Folder 5

Keepsake: "The Newberry Library Bulletin" 1955

Box 13, Folder 9

Keepsakes from Keith Anderson Collection 1956, 1959

Box 11, Folder 6

Keepsake: "Souvenir of Toledo" 1956

Box 11, Folder 7

Keepsake: August Frugé, "Books are Still for Sale" 1956

Box 11, Folder 8

Keepsake: "Army Field Presses in the 1860s and 70s" 1956

Box 11, Folder 9

Keepsake: Will Cheney, "The Typestickers' Lament" 1956

Box 11, Folder 10

Keepsake: "Eight Letters by D.H. Lawrence to Rachel Annand Taylor" 1956

Box 11, Folder 11

Keepsake: "Typography: An Exhibition at the Univ. of British Columbia" 1959

Box 11, Folder 12

Keepsake: "Twenty Years of Western Books" 1959

Box 11, Folder 13

Keepsake: "The Perry R. Long Memorial Collection..." 1959

Box 11, Folder 14

Keepsake: "Benj. Franklin, Republican Printer" 1959

Box 11, Folder 15-16

Keepsake: Wm. Cheney, "The Typestickers of Los Angeles" 1960

Box 11, Folder 17

Keepsake: "A President and a Near-President" 1960

Box 11, Folder 18

Keepsake: "Invitation to an Exhibition of the Publications of American Fine Book Clubs" 1960

Box 11, Folder 19

Keepsake: Elmer Gleason, "How I Got That Way" Stratford Press 1960

Box 17, Folder 33

Keepsake: John Greenleaf Whittier, "My Playmate" 1960

Box 13, Folder 3

Keepsakes from Keith Anderson Colection 1960s

Box 18, Folder 50

Keepsake: New England Book Show 1960

Box 11, Folder 20

Keepsake: Carey S. Bliss, "Richard J. Hoffman: Printer" 1961

Box 11, Folder 21

Keepsake: "A Note on the Invention of Printing" 1961

Box 11, Folder 22

Keepsake: "Improvement in Printing" 1961

Box 11, Folder 23

Keepsake: Guillermo Tapia, "Letter from a Bookseller" 1961

Box 11, Folder 24

Keepsake: Jake Zeitlin, "A Note on Ward Ritchie..." 1961

Box 11, Folder 25

Keepsake: "The Allenholme Press" 1961

Box 11, Folder 26

Keepsake: Thoma W. McDonald, "Remembering Harry" 1961

Box 11, Folder 27

Keepsake: "Announcement from the Ward Ritchie Press" 1961

Box 11, Folder 28

Keepsake: "To H. R. A." 1961

Box 11, Folder 29

Keepsake: Tyrus G. Harmsen, "The Club's First Printers" 1962

Box 11, Folder 30

Keepsake: "The Albion Press" 1962

Box 11, Folder 31

Keepsake: "The Black Vine Press" 1963

Box 11, Folder 32

Keepsake: William R. Eshelman, "Adrian Wilson: Book Designer, Printer & Publisher" 1963

Box 11, folder 33

Keepsake: "A Printer Responds to a Scholar," Steinhour Press" 1963

Box 11, folder 34

Keepsake: "In Honor of Sweet Will, 1564-1616" 1964

Box 11, folder 35

Keepsake: "James K. Patterson, Benevolent Despot" 1965

Box 11, folder 36

Keepsake: "Checklist of the Published Writings of L. C. Powell" 1966

Box 11, folder 37

Keepsake: "An Abecedarium of Printers (1460=1964)" 1966

Box 11, folder 38

Keepsake: "Bibliotheca Bucnellensis" 1967

Box 11, folder 39

Keepsake: "R. Archer's Type Specamen Book" 1967

Box 11, folder 40

Keepsake: "An Exhibition of Alphabets" 1969

Box 11, folder 41

Keepsake: "Signs of the Zodiac from the Lapidario del Rey de Alfonso X Codice Original N.D.

Box 11, folder 42

Keepsakes, possibly from J. Daulus 1950s-1970s

Box 11, folder 43

Keepsake: "Jack and the Beanstalk" 1970

Box 11, Folder 44

Keepsake: Jake Zeitlin, "Some Rambling Recollections..." 1970

Box 11, Folder 45

Keepsake: "Boustrophedon: A Brief History by 'Orinda'" 1971

Box 11, Folder 46

Keepsake: "A Unique 1824 Columbian Press" 1974

Box 11, Folder 47

Keepsake: "Theodore Lilienthal, Robinson Jeffers and the Quercus Press" 1974

Box 11, Folder 48

Keepsake: "Fine Print: A Newsletter for the Arts of the Book," Vol. 1, No. 1 1975

Box 11, Folder 49

Keepsake: William Cheney, "What Has Happened to Time" 1976

Box 12, Folder 1

Keepsake for R&C: Neal Harlow, "Plano de la Plaza" 1976

Box 12, Folder 2

Keepsake: "Caxton Congress" 1976

Box 12, Folder 3

Keepsake: Stillman Drake, "The Unsung Journalist & the Origin of the Telescope" 1976

Box 12, Folder 4

Keepsake: Jake Zeitlin, "What I Believe" 1977

Box 12, Folder 5

Keepsake: Vance Gerry, "Topography of the Castle Press" 1980

Box 12, Folder 6

Keepsake: "Ward Ritchie, Printer: A Seventy-Fifth Birthday Salute" 1980

Box 12, Folder 7

Keepsake: "Time is a Cunning Thief, Beware" 1981

Box 12, Folder 8

Keepsake: The Han-Ma Press, UCLA" March 1981

Box 12, Folder 9

Keepsake: "Richard Archer, Secretary" 1981

Box 12, Folder 10

Keepsake: "Susanna's Secret, or, The Lost Mozart Letters" 1981

Box 12, Folder 11

Keepsake: "A Remembrance" 1981

Box 12, Folder 12

Photocopy of R&C Golden Jubilee 1931-1981 1981

Box 12, Folder 13

Keepsake: "Hobbema and the Casks" 1981

Box 12, Folder 14

Keepsakes, Possibly from Joannes Daulus 1980-1982

Box 12, Folder 15

Keepsake: "A Letter from Mark Twain Concerning the Paige Compositor 1982

Box 12, Folder 16

Keepsake: Andrew H. Horn, 1914-1983" 1983

Box 12, Folder 17

Keepsake: Jean de La Fontaine, "The Cat and the Old Rat" 1986

Box 12, Folder 18

Keepsake: "Remembering Jake" 1987

Box 12, Folder 19

Keepsake: "The Kelmscott Chaucer at L.A. State College" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 20

Keepsake: "A Day at the Seaside with Ward Ritchie" 1981

Box 12, Folder 21

Keepsake: "A Leaf from John Johnson's Typographia" 1982

Box 12, Folder 22

Keepsake: "A Song for Jake Zeitlin" 1987

Box 12, Folder 23

Keepsake: Wesley Griswald, "The Tower that Sat Down on Itself" 1989

Box 12, folder 39

Keepsakes 1990s

Box 12, folder 40

Keepsakes 2000s

Box 12, Folder 24

Keepsake: "French Art of the Book" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 25

Keepsake: "Execution of La Croix, Berroufe, & Baker for Piracy" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 26

Keepsake: "Introduction to the Robinson-Pforzheimer Collection of Old-Fashioned Type" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 27

Keepsake: Walt Whitman, "A Font of Type" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 28

Keepsake: "A Brief Introduction to the Chapin Library, Williams College" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 29

Keepsake: H. Richard Archer, "Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Clark" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 30

Keepsake: "Americana: American First Editions" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 31

Keepsake: "The Albion Hand-Press" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 32

Keepsake: "Paul A. Bennett" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 33

Keepsakes: Various Biographies of Rounce & Coffin Members N.D.

Box 12, Folder 34

Keepsake: "The Passionate Printer to His Love" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 35

Keepsake: "Aldous Huxley's Prisons, with the Carceri Etchings" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 36

Keepsake: "Form" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 37

Keepsake: "Your Affectionate Friend, B. Franklin" N.D.

Box 12, Folder 38

Misc. Keepsakes N.D.

Box 13, Folder 2

Keepsakes and Ephemera from the Keith Anderson collection N.D.

Box 13, Folder 4

Keepsakes from the Keith Anderson coll. N.D.

 

Ephemera Series 4 1946-2005

Scope and Content Note

The ephemera series includes ephemera mainly not associated with Western Books. This includes meeting invitations, event invitations, newsletters, other mass mailings, blank specification sheets, blank stationery, and bookplates. 1946 - 2005.
Box 14, Folder 22

Ephemera: Printed Mailings Before 1930

Box 14, Folder 23

Ephemera: mailings, etc. 1932-1933

Box 22

Ephemera: Oversize Scrapbook 1930s-1940s

Box 14, Folder 24-28

Ephemera: Meeting announcements/invitations 1935-1939

Box Clark Annex 3 Oversize

Framed Ephemera: "Rounce & Coffin Club Honorable Discharge" 1938

Box 15, Folder 38

Ephemera: Bookplates 1938-1939, 1941-1943, 1946, 1950-1951, 1955-1957

Box Clark Annex 3 Oversize

Ephemera Scrapbook--Oversize 1938-1953

Note

Scrapbook includes keepsakes as well as ephemera
Box 14, Folder 29

Ephemera: Newsletter: "The Flying Hiatus" 1940s

Box 14, Folder 30-32

Ephemera: Meeting announcements/invitations 1940-1942

Box 14, Folder 33

Ephemera: Meeting announcements 1944

Box 14, Folder 34-37

Ephemera: Meeting announcements 1946-1949

Box Clark Annex 3 Oversize

Oversize Ephemera 1946-1982

Box 13, Folder 10

Ephemera from Keith Anderson Collection 1946-1949

Box 15, folder 33

Ephemera: Zamorano Club Ephemera 1949, N.D.

Box 20, Folder 1

Oversize Ephemera 1950s

Box 13, Folder 11

Ephemera: Meeting Announcements from Keith Anderson Collection 1950s

Box 14, Folder 38, 40-46, Box 15, folder 1-2

Ephemera: Meeting announcements, etc. 1950-1959

Box 15, folder 32

Ephemera not assoc. with Rounce & Coffin 1950s-1990s

Box 14, Folder 39

Ephemera: Newsletter--"The Flying Hiatus" 1950s

Box 13, Folder 13

Ephemera: Membership cards, rosters, corresp. from Keith Anderson Coll. 1940s-1950s

Box 22, Folder 2

Oversize Ephemera 1960s

Box 13, Folder 12

Ephemera: Meeting Announcements from Keith Anderson coll. 1960s and N.D.

Box 15, Folder 3-8, 10-13

Ephemera: Meeting announcements/invitations 1960-1969

Box 22, Folder 3

Oversize Ephemera 1970s

Box 15, Folder 14-23

Ephemera: Meeting announcements/invitations 1970-1979

Box 15, folder 24-27

Ephemera: Meeting announcements/invitations 1980-1983

Box 15, folder 28

Ephemera: Meeting announcements/invitations 1986

Box 15, folder 29

Ephemera: Printed Mailings 1990s

Box 15, folder 30

Ephemera: Printed Mailings 2000s

Box 15, folder 31

Ephemera: meeting announcements, etc. N.D.

Box 15, folder 34-35

Ephemera: Blank Stationery N.D.

Box 20

Hand-Made Papers N.D.

Box 15, Folder 37

Ephemera: Errata N.D.

 

General Records Series 5 about 1930-2005

Scope and Content Note

The subseries included under general records are:
- Event and Meeting Records
- Membership Records
- Publicity
- Miscellaneous Materials
Event and meeting records are mostly records of meetings, including minutes, mailing lists, and scheduling records, as well as planning records for events. Membership records include lists of members and membership cards. Publicity includes newspaper clippings and copies of magazines with articles that cover Rounce and Coffin and/or its members. Miscellaneous materials includes written histories of the organization, and other misc. material. 1930s - 2000s.
 

Event and Meeting Records Subseries 5.1

Box 18, Folder 5

Event and Meeting Records 1930s

Box 18, Folder 7-8

Event and Meeting Records 1940-1944

Box 18, Folder 9

Event and Meeting Records: Annual Report 1949

Box 18, Folder 6

Meeting Records 1949, 1950, 1969

Box 18, Folder 10

Event and Meeting Records: "French Art of the Book" Exhibition 1949

Box 18, Folder 11

Event and Meeting Records 1950

Box 18, Folder 12

Event and Meeting Records: By-Laws 1950

Box 18, Folder 13

Event and Meeting Records: Will Bradley testimonial meeting, Huntington Lib. October 1950

Box 18, Folder 14

Event and Meeting Records: Art Director's Club Exhibition 1950

Box 18, Folder 15

Event and Meeting Records: 20th Anniversary Meeting 1951

Box 18, Folder 16-17

Event and Meeting Records 1951-1953

Box 18, Folder 18-19

Event and Meeting Records 1959-1960

Box 18, Folder 20

Event and Meeting Records 1961-1962

Box 18, Folder 21, 23-25

Event and Meeting Records 1965-1969

Box 18, Folder 22

Event and Meeting Records: Board of Governors 1966-1972

Box 18, Folder 26-34

Event and Meeting Records 1970-1979

Box 18, Folder 35-38

Event and Meeting Records 1980-1987

Box 18, Folder 39-46

Event and Meeting Records 1991-1998

Box 18, Folder 48

Event and Meeting Records 2000s

Box 18, Folder 49

Event and Meeting Records N.D.

 

Membership Records Subseries 5.2

Box 17, Folder 21

Membership 1930s

Box 17, Folder 22

Membership 1940s

Box 17, Folder 23

Membership 1950s

Box 17, Folder 24

Membership 1960s

Box 17, Folder 25

Membership nominations 1969-1977

Box 17, Folder 26

Membership 1970s

Box 17, Folder 27

Membership cards 1975-1981

Box 17, Folder 28

Membership 1980-1981

Box 17, Folder 29

Membership 1982-1984, 1986-1988

Box 17, Folder 30

Membership index cards 1987

Box 17, Folder 31

Membership 1990s

Box 17, Folder 32

Membership 2000s

 

Publicity Subseries 5.3

Box 14, folder 15, 18

Publicity 1948-1949

Box 14, folder 21

Publicity: Newspaper clippings 1950s

Box 14, folder 19

Publicity: "The American Printer" 1950

Box 17, Folder 35

Publicity 1951

Box 14, folder 20

Publicity: "Wester Printer and Lithographer March 1951

Box 14, folder 16

Publicity 1955

Box 14, folder 17

Publicity 1979

 

Miscellaneous Materials Subseries 5.4

Box 18, folder 2

From Grant Dahlstrom Collection, General Records 1938-1947

Box 18, folder 3

General Records: L. C. Powell's "Ten Years (Almost) of Rounce & Coffinism" Original Manuscript 1941

Box 18, folder 4

General Records: Midwestern Books Competition 1967-1968

Box 18, folder 1

General Records: Rounce & Coffin Club History 1980s

 

Correspondence 1930s-2000s Series 6

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence includes letters written between members (e.g., a member enclosing a letter to the Secretary-Treasurer with dues), and between members of the organization and exhibitors (e.g. exhibitors giving feedback to the leadership of the organization about the Western Books Exhibit; complaints). Also includes some mass mailings. 1930s - 2000s.
Box 16, Folder 1

Correspondence 1930s

Box 16, Folder 4

Corresp.: Gregg Anderson, corresp. and misc. records 1940s

Box 16, Folder 2-3, 5-8

Correspondence 1940-1952

Box 16, folder 14

Correspondence: H. Richard Archer 1944-1950

Box 16, Folder 9-13, 15

Correspondence 1950-1959

Box 16, folder 16-25

Correspondence 1960-1969

General

Folder 22 contains film negatives
Box 16, Folder 26-33, Box 17, folder 1

Correspondence 1970-1979

Box 17, folder 2

Correspondence: Board of Governors 1974-1978

Box 17, folder 19

Mass Correspondence 1977, 1998

Box 17, folder 3

Correspondence: Board of Governors 1979-1986

Box 17, folder 4-8, 11-16

Correspondence 1980-1989

Box 17, folder 9

Correspondence: mass mailings 1990s

Box 17, folder 10, 17

Correspondence 1990s

Box 17, folder 18

Correspondence 2000s

Box 17, folder 20

Correspondence: Mass Mailings 2001