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Preliminary Guide to the Meriden Gravure Company Collection
Printers Mss 13  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Meriden Gravure Company Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1964-1971
    Collection Number: Printers Mss 13
    Creator: D. Tambo
    Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Meriden Gravure Company Collection. Printers Mss 13. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains printed examples from the Meriden Gravure Company of Meriden, Connecticut, ca. 1964-1971. Included are booklets, calendars, exhibition catalogs, guides, journals, and pamphlets commissioned by a number of galleries, museums, organizations, and universities and colleges.
    Meriden Gravure Company, led by E. Harold Hugo, was internationally renowned for its illustrated volumes. In 1977 it merged with Stinehour Press. For further information about Meriden and other American presses, see works such as: Joseph Blumenthal, The Printed Book in America (1977).
    UCSB Special Collections has a number of additional works printed by Meriden that have been cataloged separately. These can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.