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Guide to the Grant Dahlstrom Ephemera
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Seven file folders containing: Book Fragments, Castle Press Promotional, Calendars, Club Printing, Greeting Cards, Prospectuses, and Trade Printing.
Grant Edward Dahlstrom, 1902-1980, was born in Idaho and learned lettering and printing from Porter Garnett at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He settled in Los Angeles and took a job with Young & McCallister, where he did book design work and binding. In 1943, he bought the Castle Press in Pasadena, and for the next thirty-seven years produced many handsome books for the Book Club of California, the Huntington Library, The Sacramento Book Collectors Club, Dawson's Book Shop, Jake Zeitlin, and many others. In 1931, he helped to found the Rounce & Coffin Club and was also active in the Zamorano Club, printing the Club's newsletter, Hoja Volante, beginning in 1934. He was still active in his business at the time of his death in 1980.
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.
Collection is open for research.