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Horn Printing Chappel. Records. 1960-1994.
University Archives Record Series 704  
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Record Series 704 contains records about the activities of UCLA's Horn Printing Chappel, which include the history of the Chappel, activities, related coursework within the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and relevant lecture series. Records and printing work of Professor Andrew H. Horn, his colleague Professor Diana M. Thomas, and their students are featured.
Horn Printing Chappel founder Professor Andrew H. Horn came to UCLA in 1959 to assist in the formation of a School of Library Service (SLS). His personal interest in the art of letterpress lead to the acquisition of printing presses for the University, which were established in the SLS and physically located in the basement of Powell Library (a.k.a. College Library). An Albion Press was the first printing press acquired for the school in 1961, enabling printing activities. Horn instituted classes in the art of printing, and with his students, the University Library, and the Department of English, founded a printing chappel (or society) in 1964. A lecture series, "Typography and the Graphic Arts," was established to supplement these interests. The Chappel (sometimes referred to as the CLU Chappel, and renamed in honor of Professor Horn upon his retirement) continued with its printing activities as UCLA acquired ten more printing presses, and further developed printing activities. Professor Horn went on to serve as Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (formerly the SLS) from 1966-1975, and continued to teach bibliographic and printing classes through 1980. Upon his retirement, some of his responsibilities fell to colleague Diana Thomas, who continued to teach printing and bibliographic course work into the 1990's.
3.2 linear ft. (8 boxes)
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