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Guide to the Joseph Foster Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biography of Joseph Arnold Foster
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guide to the Joseph Foster Papers
    Creator: Foster, Joseph A.
    Dates: 1957-2007
    Extent: 15 boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
    1090 Columbia Avenue
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: This collections contains examples of student work from Joseph A. Foster's classes at Scripps College from 1946-1971. Included are student work's such as broadsides. He taught fine press printing and literature at Scripps College. Also included are photocopies of 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th century pamphlets from the collection in the British Library.
    Collection Number: D2007.1
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Idenfication of item], Joseph A. Foster Papers. Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from Joseph Foster in 2007.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Dorran Boyle in 2007 and 2008 and by Russell Michalak in 2009.


    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biography of Joseph Arnold Foster

    Joseph Foster taught at Scripps College as a professor of literature and art from 1946 to 1971 when he retired. He headed the Scripps College Press during that same period.

    Series Arrangement

    Series 1 Scripps College Press: Student Work
    SubSeries 1.1 Christmas Cards
    Subseries 1.2 Bookplates
    Subseries 1.3 Small Books
    Series 1.3 Small Books
    Series 2 Printing Work by Joseph Foster
    Subseries 2.1 Small Books
    Series 3 Teaching
    Subseries 3.1 Syllabus for Literature Classes at Scipps College
    Series 4 Students' Broadisdes
    Series 5 Joseph Foster "Brickmaking in America"
    Series 6 Copies of Pamphlets from Microfilm from 16th-18th century
    Series 7 Microfilm

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Foster, Joseph Arnold
    Scripps College. Press--History.
    Western Americana -- 1900-1999