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Presses and Printers Collection
Printers Mss 31  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Presses and Printers Collection
    Dates: ca. 1918-2011
    Collection number: Printers Mss 31
    Collection Size: 12 linear feet (26 document boxes, 2 half-sized document boxes, 4 oversize boxes and 1 map cabinet folder).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Prospectii, lists, flyers, correspondence and various other materials by or about individual presses, arranged alphabetically, by press name.
    Physical location: Boxes 1-28 (Del Sur); Boxes 29-32 (Cabinet 7); Map Cabinet 20-16.
    Languages: English, German, Spanish, French

    Access Restrictions


    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

    Presses and Printers Collection. Printers Mss 31. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase and donation, various sources, frequent additions, ca. 1950s-2011.


    This collection includes material collected by Hobart O. Skofield and subsequent materials that come to the Department of Special Collections on a continuing and piecemeal basis. Additions to the collection are frequent and ongoing, usually coming directly from presses/printers as part of their publicity.

    Scope and Content Notes

    The collection includes articles, bibliographies, correspondence, flyers, lists, prospectii, broadsides, keepsakes, portfolios, and various other materials by or about individual presses, printers, book artists, and dealers. There is an emphasis on California presses and printers. The collection is arranged alphabetically by name.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Skofield, Hobart O.
    Small presses.