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Finding Aid for the Ted Freedman Papers 1935-1966
Press Coll. Archives Freedman  
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This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, photographs and other materials collected by Ted Freedman, from 1935-1966. Many items were printed under his personal imprint, the Platen Press.
Ted Freedman was a printer with the University of California Press in Berkeley and also enjoyed printing as a hobby. Freedman lived in Los Angeles when he published his first work under the Platen Press imprint in 1935, Annunciation by Meridel Le Sueur, in an edition of five hundred copies signed by the author. He moved to Orinda, CA and after receiving a Pilot platen press as a gift in August 1944, he began printing under the Platen Press imprint there. Freedman printed a variety of items, from greeting cards to business cards, and distributed them to members of groups interested in fine printing, such as the Rounce & Coffin Club and the Typophiles.
3 boxes (1.75 linear feet)
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.
Collection is open for research.