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Preliminary Guide to the Ninja Press Collection
Printers Mss 35  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ninja Press Collection
    Dates: ca. 1969-2006
    Bulk Dates: 1984-2006
    Collection number: Printers Mss 35
    Creator: Campbell, Carolee
    Collection Size: 34.3 linear feet (30 record cartons and 2 long banker's boxes, 1 oversize box, 10 audiotapes, 1 dvd, and 3 videotapes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Correspondence, articles, lectures, conference, exhibition, and organization files, project files, and related materials of UCSB book arts graduate and fine press owner Carolee Campbell.
    Physical location: Boxes 1-32 (SRLF); Box 33 (Oversize - Annex 2); audiovisual (Annex 2).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None. Materials stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    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

    Ninja Press Collection. Printers Mss 35. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, in installments, 1997-2007; additions anticipated.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains correspondence, articles, lectures, conference, exhibition, and organization files, project files (announcements, articles, binding, budget, correspondence, design, manuscripts, models, photographs, printing, reviews, and related materials) of Carolee Campbell, UCSB alumna, book artist, and founder of Ninja Press (named after her black cat). Among her other credits, Carolee also is an Emmy award winning actress, who appeared on The Doctors in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and an accomplished photographer.
    Ninja Press, devoted largely to poetry, published its first work in 1984. In 1988 Carolee, with the Friends of the UCSB Library, published Henry David Thoreau's essay Walking in a limited edition of 150 copies. At the time, the Thoreau Edition, directed by Elizabeth Hall Witherell and producing accurate texts of Thoreau's complete works, was [and still is] located in the library at UCSB.
    At present there are three major segments in the collection: the initial collection acquired in 1997, plus additional segments acquired in 2000 and 2005. Further additions to the collection are anticipated.
    Detailed descriptions of contents, prepared by Carolee Campbell, are included in each box.
    Copies of printed Ninja Press items have been cataloged separately and can be searched in Pegasus, the UCSB libraries online catalog.
    Future additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Campbell, Carolee
    Ninja Press
    Small presses--California.