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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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Series 1:  Scrapbooks. circa 1960-1990

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 1-11

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook pages documenting Bay area printing and printing history, the Tamalpais Press and other local presses, Roger Levenson's lectures and activities, and Levensen's family history. Included are clippings, photographs, printers' trade cards, and other materials.

Series 2:  Women printers research materials. circa 1872-1994

Physical Description: Carton 1, folder 12-23; carton 2; carton 3, folder 1-7; cardfile box 1

Scope and Content Note

Files relating to Levenson's research for his 1994 book, Women in Printing: Northern California, 1857-1890. Included are notes, photocopies, some primary source materials, photographic prints, and bibliographic materials. Files contain materials on individual women printers in San Francisco as well as on organizations such as the Women's Co-operative Printing Union. Also included is an alphabetical card file on women printers and imprints (in cardfile box 1).

Series 3:  Other research and projects. circa 1901-1992

Physical Description: Carton 3, folder 8-17

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to the following: the Grabhorn Press; H. H. Taylor and Daniel Berkeley Updike; and Henry Evans (The Porpoise Bookshop, San Francisco).

Series 4:  Printing subject files. circa 1960-1994

Physical Description: Carton 3, folder 18-26; carton 4-5; carton 6, folder 1-5

Scope and Content Note

Research files on printing subjects, including typecasting, typefounding, papermaking, and printing presses.

Series 5:  Printed materials from the Tamalpais Press and other presses. circa 1955-1976

Physical Description: Carton 6, folder 6-22; oversize box 1-2; volume 1; oversize folder 1-2

Scope and Content Note

A range of printed items from the Tamalpais Press as well as other (mostly Bay Area) presses, including items printed by Levenson for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club and the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco (the latter are in volume 1) and keepsakes from Roger Levenson's talk at the Roxburghe Club.

Series 6:  Slides. circa 1960-1994

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Slides of personal images as well as images Levenson used in publications.