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Finding Aid to the Adrian Wilson Papers, 1884-1993 (bulk 1941-1988)
BANC MSS 81/151 c  
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The Adrian Wilson Papers, 1884-1993, document Wilson's personal and professional life as a fine art printer. Despite a lack of formal training, Wilson founded a respected fine press, The Press at Tuscany Alley, and his work is well documented in this collection. Included are client files, designs, and mockups. In addition to the Papers, The Bancroft Library holds a significant collection of Wilson's published works and ephemera that have been cataloged separately within the library's general collection. The Papers give great insight into Wilson as an individual, and include personal correspondence and journals. Family papers extend to Wilson's parents, Adrian P. and Christine Wilson and the papers of his wife, Joyce Lancaster.
Adrian Wilson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 1, 1923 to Dutch immigrants, Adrian P., a horticulturist at the University, and Christine Wilson. When Adrian was seven years old, Adrian P. Wilson moved the family to Amherst, Massachusetts, where he worked at Smith College.
Number of containers: 16 boxes, 20 cartons, 15 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folders, 3 volumes Linear feet: 35
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Collection is open for research.