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Peregrine Press and Henry H. Evans Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Peregrine Press and Henry H. Evans Collection
    Dates: 1950-1988
    Collection Number: Press coll. Archives Peregrine
    Creator/Collector: Evans, Henry Herman, 1918-1990
    Extent: 19 boxes (12 linear feet), plus flat files
    Repository: UCLA. Clark (William Andrews) Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90018
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, designs, photographs, prints, artwork and ephemera produced by Henry H. Evans and the Peregrine Press.
    Language of Material: English


    This collection is open to researchers.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Peregrine Press and Henry H. Evans Collection. UCLA. Clark (William Andrews) Memorial Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, 1956-1975 from Henry Evans. Gift, 1956 from Patricia Evans.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Evans was born in Superior, WI, in 1918; alumnus of the Univ. of California, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco State College, and the Univ. of Arizona; opened the Porpoise Book Shop in 1942 in Tucson, AZ, and relocated it to San Francisco, CA, in 1944; in 1949 he bought a hand press and began printing books of poetry and later began producing block prints of his own; many of his linocuts were botanical prints and still lifes, and he produced prints of over 600 subjects.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, prints, preliminary proofs and sketches, printed catalogs and photographs related to or produced by Henry H. Evans of the Peregrine Press. The majority of correspondence is between Evans and Mel Fowler (1959-74). The collection also contains some some prints, proofs, and sketches by Fowler.

    Indexing Terms

    Printers--California--20th century
    Fowler, Mel
    Peregrine Press
    Correspondence--20th century
    Prints--20th century

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