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Guide to the Grant Dahlstrom Ephemera
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Grant Dahlstrom ephemera
    Dates: 1943-1980
    Collection number: Dahlstrom
    Creator: Dahlstrom, Grant
    Repository: The Book Club of California
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Grant Dahlstrom ephemera, Dahlstrom, The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA.


    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Seven file folders containing: Book Fragments, Castle Press Promotional, Calendars, Club Printing, Greeting Cards, Prospectuses, and Trade Printing.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Dahlstrom, Grand E.
    Castle Press
    Private Presses--California
    Printed ephemera
    Letterpress printing
    Greeting cards