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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biography of the Zamorano Club
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Index Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Zamorano Club Keepsakes Collection
    Creator: Zamorano Club
    Dates: 1928-2008
    Quantity: 16.5 feet 31 boxes
    Repository: Libraries of the Claremont Colleges. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Ave.
    Claremont University Consortium
    Libraries of the Claremont Colleges
    Claremont, California 91711
    Collection Number: h790
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical location: Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights resides with Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Zamorano Club Keepsakes Collection. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    A combination of gifts from several members of the Zamorano Club.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and processed by Jamie Weber in 2009.


    Acquired periodically from Zamorano Club members.

    Biography of the Zamorano Club

    The Zamorano Club was created in Los Angeles on 25 January 1928. Named from the first known printer in California, Agustin Vicente Zamorano, the Club's primary purpose was "to establish contact and encourage exchange of thought among its members, who shall be men interested in books." Secondary purposes included encouraging book arts, building a collection to support that aim, and publishing fine press works printed in limited numbers.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    This collection contains announcements and invitations for Zamorano Club events; publications, posters, and broadsides from published by Zamorano Club members.


    Series 1 Zamorano Club Keepsakes 1928-1978
    Series 2 Zamorano Club Invitations 1961-1986
    Series 3 Zamorano Club Announcements and Invitations 1942-1987
    Series 4 Zamorano Club Keepsakes 1979-2008
    Series 5 William Clary Scrapbook of Zamorano Keepsakes 1928-1941

    Index Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Book collecting
    Powell, Lawrence, 1906-2001
    Private press books
    Zamorano Club--History.
    Zamorano Club