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Fine Print Records, circa 1950-1992 (bulk 1974-1990)
BANC MSS 98/114 c  
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Consists of press files, editorial files, and production files that document the content of the publication, along with marketing and promotion files, business and financial records, and files from Pro Arte Libri, that document the business side of publishing a journal. Also includes the professional and personal papers of founder Sandra Kirshenbaum.
The idea for Fine Print: a Newsletter for the Arts of the Book was conceived by Sandra Kirshenbaum, independent bookseller, in 1974, in response to her observations on a lack of communication and collaboration among practitioners of the "book arts" despite the renaissance underway among printers, typedesigners, papermakers, calligraphers, binders, and collectors. With the enthusiasm of Steve Corey, and printers, George Ritchie and Linnea Gentry, the four became an editorial team and set up shop in Sandra Kirshenbaum's home in San Francisco.
Number of containers: 34 cartons, 4 boxes, 3 v., 5 oversize boxes, and 13 oversize folders Linear feet: 47.05
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.
Collection is open for research.