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California Wine Label and Ephemera Collection
Kemble Spec Col 07  
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  • Language of Material: German
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    Title: California wine label and ephemera collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Kemble Spec Col 07
    Physical Description: 8 boxes (5 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1920s-1940s, 1960s-1987
    Language of Material: The bulk of the collection is in English, with some labels in Spanish and German.
    Abstract: The bulk of the collection comprises wine labels and ephemera created by California winemakers and wine companies in the 1930s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The core of the collection consists of wine labels printed by Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co. in San Francisco in the 1930s and '40s. These materials were supplemented in the 1970s and '80s with wine labels and ephemera from extant California wineries. The collection also contains pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, press packets, business cards, advertising matter, correspondence related to the collection, and winery histories (1970s and '80s); and a small number of labels for beer and other liquor manufacturers in California, mostly dating from the 1930s and '40s. Prominently represented in the collection are the printing firms Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co., San Francisco (1930s-1940s); and Herdell Printing & Lithographers, St. Helena (1970s-1980s).

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California wine label and ephemera collection, Kemble Spec Col 07, California Historical Society.

    Related Collection(s)

    Lehmann Printing and Lithography Company records, Kemble Collection.

    System of Arrangement

    Wine labels are arranged in alphabetical order by winery or wine company name, with label designers and printers entered in parenthesis, when known. Beer and liquor labels, and labels for out-of-state or unidentified wines, are filed at the end of the collection.

    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of the collection comprises wine labels and ephemera created by California winemakers and wine companies in the 1930s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The core of the collection consists of wine labels printed by Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co. in San Francisco in the 1930s and '40s. (Most undated labels fall into this group, although some may date from the nineteenth century). These materials were supplemented in the 1970s and '80s by Bruce L. Johnson, Curator of the Kemble Collection on Western Printing & Publishing, who solicited wine labels and other ephemera from extant California wineries. In addition to wine labels, the collection contains pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, press packets, business cards, advertising matter, correspondence related to the collection, and winery histories, collected by Mr. Johnson in the 1970s and '80s; and a small number of labels for beer and other liquor manufacturers in California, mostly dating from the 1930s and '40s.
    Prominently represented in the collection are the printing firms Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co., San Francisco (1930s-1940s); and Herdell Printing & Lithographers, St. Helena (1970s-1980s). Numerous other California designers and printing firms are also represented.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wine and wine making -- California
    Wine industry -- California
    Wineries -- California
    Wine labels
    Beer labels.
    Ephemera
    California Ephemera Project
    Herdell Printing and Lithographers, Inc.
    Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Co.