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Finding Aid to the Roger Levenson papers, circa 1901-1994 (bulk 1960-1994)
BANC MSS 98/82 c  
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  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Roger Levenson papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1901-1994
    Date: (bulk 1960-1994)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 98/82 c
    Creators : Levenson, Roger, 1914-
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, 1 box, 1 cardfile box, 1 volume (Linear feet: 10)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The papers of Roger Levenson, founder of the Tamalpais Press and instructor of a history of the book course at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    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 Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Roger Levenson papers, BANC MSS 98/82 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Levenson, Roger, 1914- --Archives
    Evans, Henry Herman, 1918-1990
    Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941
    Taylor, Henry Huntly
    Tamalpais Press
    Roxburghe Club of San Francisco
    Sacramento Book Collectors Club
    Printers--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Printing industry--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Women printers--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History--19th century
    Printing--technological innovations
    Type and type-founding
    Faculty papers

    Administrative Information


    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2012.

    Biographical Information

    Roger Levenson (1914-1994) was born in Bangor, Maine and studied printing at the University of Maine. After serving in the military in Hawaii during World War II, Levenson settled in the San Francisco Bay area, where he spent the rest of his life. He founded and operated the Tamalpais Press from circa 1955-1976 when he retired. Levenson also taught a class titled "The History of the Book" at the University of California, Berkeley for twelve years. He was the author of The pressman's trade: a commentary on the traditional handpress (1969) and Women in printing: Northern California, 1857-1890 (1994).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of scrapbooks, files relating to Levenson's research on women in printing, files from other research projects, subject files relating to printing history and printing technologies, and a collection of printed items from the Tamalpais press and other Bay Area printers.