Horn Printing Chappel. Records. 1960-1994.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 2001; reprocessed by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 June.
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Title: Horn Printing Chappel. Records.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 704
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.2 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Date: 1960-1994
Abstract: 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.


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Processing Information

The Horn Printing Chappel Files were preliminarily processed in 2001 by University Archives Staff. The files were reprocessed in 2011 by Katharine A. Lawrie. Reprocessing of the files included weeding of duplicates and unrelated materials, organization into topical and chronological classifications, and rehousing of materials into archival folders and boxes. Files removed included personal and professional papers of Andrew H. Horn, professional papers of Diana M. Thomas, and papers relating to the non-printing history and activities of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Horn Printing Chappel. Records (University Archives Record Series 704). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

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.
In 1992, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science moved to a new location that did not provide space for the Horn Printing Chappel. From 1992-1994, the presses were dispersed and the Chappel effectively disbanded. During the distribution of Chappel supplies, some presses and a large collection of type were stored at the Clark Library in Los Angeles, others were placed in the custody of Professor Diana M. Thomas, and one remained in use at the Center for Bibliographic Studies at UC Riverside. The presses and accompanying type would remain out of use for many years.
In 2009, the Horn Press was revived by Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Professor Johanna Drucker, who provided the Press with use of her own Vandercook Proof Press and type collection. The Press remains in active use by both students and alumni. Current records of the revived Horn Press are held by the organization.

Scope and Content

Record Series 704 contains UCLA's Horn Printing Chappel files, with materials about student and professional printing activities at UCLA, as well as the related teaching materials of Andrew H. Horn and Diana M. Thomas. Records relate specifically to: press inauguration, activities, and dissolution; acquisition and use of printing presses owned and operated by the Chappel; specialized supplies used in the printing process; related academic courses; publications generated by the press; and special presentations related to bibliographic and printing topics. Among the many media found in the collection are: photographs, slides, and an oral history recording. More than seventy unique booklets from the press, sample supplies, and extensive information regarding various presses and the printing trade in general further accentuate the collection.
Abbreviations found in the Collection include:

SLS: School of Library Service

GSLIS: Graduate School of Library Science

GSEIS: Graduate School of Education and Information Science

UC: University of California

ALA: American Library Association

LAPL: Los Angeles Public Library

A.H.H.: Andrew H. Horn

A. Horn: Andrew H. Horn

D. Thomas: Diana M. Thomas

CLU: ?

C+P: ?
The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1. Horn Printing Chappel History, 1962-1992.

Series 2. Horn Printing Chappel Presses, 1961-1981.

Series 3. Horn Printing Chappel Supplies, 1963-1991.

Series 4. Printing Work, 1962-1994.

Series 5. Related Course Work, 1976-1994.

Series 6. Lecture Series, 1975-1987.
This is an active record series; additional University records are expected to be added.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4475147 


Horn Printing Chappel History. Series 1 1962-1992.

Physical Description: 1.0 box

Scope and Content

History folders include information about the founding, regular activities, and dissolution of the Horn Printing Chappel.
Box 1, Folder 1

Letterpress & Printing in the UC System.

Box 1, Folder 2

Information on Chappels; Andrew H. Horn Correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 3

Chappel Ideas & Information. 1961-1963.

Box 1, Folder 4

CLU Press. 1962-1964.

Scope and Contents note

Description, founding papers, publicity.
Box 1, Folder 5

CLU/Chappel Broadside Ideas & Projects.

Box 1, Folder 6

Richardson, John V. "An Introduction to Bibliographic Press Work." 1977.

Box 1, Folder 7

Bryan Fedden Slate.

Scope and Contents note

Displayed in Chappel.
Box 1, Folder 8

CLU Press Move to [Powell Library] Room 20. c. 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Floorplan & measurements.
Box 1, Folder 9

Exhibition loan to "Devils in the Chappel." 1981.

Scope and Contents note

1981 loan to Scripps College in Claremont, California and University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Folder 1.9 contains slides.
Box 1, Folder 10


Box 1, Folders 11-12

Chappel Relocation, 1989-92. 1989-1992.

Box 1, Folder 13

Chappel Correspondence (D. Thomas).

Box 1, Folder 14

Chappel Move of Petko Loan (Petko Lawsuit). Photos. 1992.

Box 1, Folder 15

Chappel Move of Petko Loan (Petko Lawsuit). 1992.

Box 1, Folder 16

CLU/Horn Chappel/Horn Press Keepsakes & Imprints Indexes.

Box 1, Folder 17

Chappel History.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One 3.5 inch floppy disk.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Horn Printing Chappel Printing Presses. Series 2 1961-1981.

Physical Description: 11.0 folders

Scope and Content

Printing Presses folders include information about the printing presses owned and operated by the Horn Printing Chappel.
Box 2, Folder 1

Albion Press. 1961-1963.

Scope and Contents note

Acquisition correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 2

Albion Press. 1962-1965.

Scope and Contents note

Photos & documentation.
Box 2, Folder 3

Colts-Armory Press. 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Box 2, Folder 4

CLU Press: Transfer of Mechanic Arts Press, Chandler & Price Press. 1964.

Box 2, Folder 5

CLU Press: Washington Hand Press. 1977

Box 2, Folder 6

Petko Columbian Press. 1978.

Scope and Contents note

Columbian Press, type, floorplan.
Box 2, Folder 7

Vandercook Proof Press. 1978.

Scope and Contents note

Box 2, Folder 8

C+P Pilot Press. 1979.

Scope and Contents note

Box 2, Folder 9

Hicks Wooden Two-Pull Press. 1981.

Scope and Contents note

Box 2, Folder 10

Hicks Wooden Two-Pull Press.

Scope and Contents note

References, instructions, & projects.
Box 2, Folder 11

HAR-MA Press. 1981.


Horn Printing Chappel Supplies. Series 3 1963-1991.

Physical Description: 28.0 folders

Scope and Content

Supplies folders include information about supplies and suppliers used by the Horn Printing Chappel in printing activities. Some supply samples are also included.

Type. Subseries 3.1 1965-1983.

Physical Description: 6.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 12

Duensing Type. 1965-1968.

Scope and Contents note

Samples, orders, correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 13

Duensing Type Order. 1977.

Box 2, Folder 14

Vernon Simpson Type & Ornaments Collection. 1980.

Scope and Contents note

Box 2, Folder 15

Type - Contemporary Sources. 1983-1985.

Scope and Contents note

Manufacturers' correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 16

Type & Foundry Cuts Catalogs. c. 1983.

Box 2, Folder 17

LA Type Founders. 1985-1989.

Scope and Contents note

Catalog, invoices, correspondence.

Paper. Subseries 3.2 1978-1985.

Physical Description: 7.0 folders
Box 3, Folders 1-2

Sample Papers. c.1978.

Box 3, Folder 3

Sample Papers from Chappel Stock.

Box 3, Folder 4

A/N/W Paper Suppliers. 1978-1982.

Box 3, Folder 5

Paper Orders & Manufacturer Correspondence. 1979-1985.

Box 3, Folder 6

New York Central Supply. c.1981.

Scope and Contents note

Paper samples, catalogs, invoices.
Box 3, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Paper Information

Scope and Contents note

Price listings, event invitation, papermaking.

Photo-Engraved Cuts. Subseries 3.3 1981-1991.

Physical Description: 6.0 folders
Box 3, Folder 8

Photo-Engraved Cuts. 1981.

Box 3, Folder 9

Photo-Engraved Cut Proofs. 1982.

Box 3, Folder 10

Central Photo Engraving Co. 1985.

Scope and Contents note

Price list & correspondence.
Box 3, Folder 11

Powell Library Line Cuts. 1988.

Box 3, Folder 12

Crown Graphics Photo Engravers Order. 1991.

Box 3, Folder 13

Photo Engraver Images.


Miscellaneous Supplies. Subseries 3.4 1963-1981.

Physical Description: 9.0 folders
Box 3, Folder 14

Class of 1963 Gift to CLU Press. 1963.

Box 3, Folder 15

Class of 1965 Gift to CLU Press. 1965.

Box 3, Folder 16

Roller Order. 1971.

Scope and Contents note

Invoices, correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Supply Correspondence & Invoices. 1975-1980.

Box 4, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Chappel Supplies, Equipment, & Advice. 1976-1979.

Box 4, Folder 3

Books in Chappel. 1978-1979.

Scope and Contents note

Information about books about bibliography, type, and design, in or for the Chappel.
Box 4, Folder 4

Ink. 1981.

Scope and Contents note

Invoices, internal correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 5

Obtaining Materials from UCLA Journalism Print Shop.

Box 4, Folder 6

CLU Press: Wants & Suppliers.

Scope and Contents note

A.H.H. notes.

Printing Work. Series 4 1962-1994.

Physical Description: 1 box and 12 folders

Scope and Content

Printing Work folders include both finished work done by the Horn Printing Chappel and related Presses, and documentation of the printing process.
Box 4, Folder 7

Book Plates & Other Small Cards.

Box 4, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Layouts & Mockups. 1976-1988.

Box 4, Folder 9

Marian Cobb Bookplate Samples.

Box 4, Folder 10

Alumni Letterhead Samples. c. 1983.

Box 4, Folder 11

SLS Certificates. 1966-1967.

Scope and Contents note

Planning & samples.
Box 4, Folder 12

Battledore Press of Andy & Mary Horn.

Box 4, Folder 13

A.H.H. Retirement Printing Party Keepsakes.

Box 4, Folder 14

ALA Conference Printing Job (D. Thomas). 1983.

Box 4, Folder 15

GSLIS 25th Celebration Print Job. 1984.

Box 4, Folder 16

D. Thomas Print Work.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous undersized, mockups, departmental signs.
Box 4, Folder 17

D. Thomas Print Work.

Scope and Contents note

Letterhead, spring luncheon programs, commencement programs.
Box 4, Folder 18

D. Thomas Print Work.

Scope and Contents note

Programs & fliers, lecture/colloquium fliers, miscellaneous samples.
Box 5

Pamphlets. 1976-1994.

Scope and Contents note

64 pamphlets created primarily in Printing for Bibliographers course (LIS429), taught by Andy Horn and Diana Thomas.
Box 5, Folder 1

Pamphlets & Miscellaneous Printing Samples. 1976-1984.

Box 5, Folder 2

Pamphlets. 1962-1971.

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets accompanied by respective August 2000 UCLA Library catalog records.

Course Work. Series 5 1976-1994.

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes

Scope and Content

Course Work folders include teaching materials of Andrew H. Horn and Diana M. Thomas for classes about bibliography and printing.
Box 6, Folder 1

LIS260: Linder Press Tour. 1976.

Box 6, Folder 2

LIS261: Methodology. 1985.

Scope and Contents note

Articles & notes.
Box 6, Folder 3

LIS261: Syllabus Record. 1991. Winter Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 4

LIS261: Syllabus Record. 1992. Winter Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 5

LIS261: Handouts. 1992. Winter Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 6

LIS261: Title Page Transparencies.

Box 6, Folder 7

LIS261(?): Analytical Description Transparencies. 1987. Spring Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 8

LIS402: Summary & Response to Evaluations. 1975-1978.

Box 6, Folder 9

LIS402: Preservation & Conservation Lecture Notes (D. Thomas). 1977.

Box 6, Folder 10

LIS402: Conservation-Salvage Lecture Notes (D. Thomas).

Box 6, Folder 11

LIS402: Descriptive Bibliography Transparencies.

Box 6, Folder 12

LIS402: Historical Bibliography Unit: Printing Methods Class Materials.

Box 6, Folder 13

LIS402: Descriptive Bibliography Notes (D. Thomas).

Box 6, Folder 14

LIS429: Pamphlet Project. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 15

LIS429: Final Exam Booklet & Proofs (A. Horn & D. Thomas). 1978. Spring Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 16

LIS429: Proofs of Printers Marks. 1979-1981.

Box 6, Folder 17

LIS429: Pamphlet Teaching Model (A. Horn for D. Thomas). 1980. Spring Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 18

LIS429: HAR-MA Pamphlet Project. 1981. Winter Quarter.

Box 6, Folder 19

LIS429: Fedden Slate Pamphlet Reprint. 1982.

Box 7, Folder 1

LIS429: Bewick Pamphlet Project. 1982. Spring Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 2

LIS429: Copy Fitting. 1983. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 3

LIS429: Design Problem- "How To Open A Book" Pamphlet. 1983. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 4

LIS429: LAPL Training Class Pamphlet Project. 1983. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 5

LIS429: "Glimpses of Early Library..." Pamphlet Project. 1983. Spring Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 6

LIS429: Handouts. 1983-1991.

Box 7, Folder 7

LIS429: Handouts. 1989. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 8

LIS429: "Horn Printing Chappel Printing Presses I" Pamphlet Project. 1990. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 9

LIS429: "Horn Printing Chappel Presses II" Pamphlet Project. 1991. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 10

LIS429: Syllabus Materials. 1991. Spring Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 11

LIS429: Photo Engraver Designs, Invoices, Price List. 1991.

Box 7, Folder 12

LIS429: "Rules and Regulations..." Pamphlet Project. 1994. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 13

LIS429: Handouts. 1994. Winter Quarter.

Box 7, Folder 14

LIS429: Nomenclature of Type.

Box 7, Folder 15

LIS429: Book Design Articles.

Box 7, Folder 16

LIS429: Editing Articles & Notes.

Box 7, Folder 17

LIS429: Pamphlet Binding (A. Horn for D. Thomas).

Box 7, Folder 18

LIS429: Student Printing Examples.

Box 7, Folder 19

LIS429: Possible Pamphlet Project Texts.

Box 7, Folder 20

LIS429: Possible Pamphlet Project Texts from The Inland Printer.


Typography and the Graphic Arts Lecture Series. Series 6 1975-1987.

Physical Description: 13.0 folders

Scope and Content

Lecture Series folders may contain the following: correspondence, administrative papers, biographical information about the speaker, publicity, and post-lecture reception.
Box 8, Folder 1

Carter, Will. "The Work of the Rampant Lions Press." 1975.

Box 8, Folder 2

Kindersly, David. "My Apprenticeship to Eric Gill." 1976.

Box 8, Folder 3

Butler, Frances & Alastair Johnston, "Venetian Types: Their Origin and Subsequent Revival(s)." 1978.

Box 8, Folder 4

McKitterick, David. "Bruce Rogers in Cambridge" & "Book Collectors of the English Restoration." 1978.

Box 8, Folder 5

Schmoller, Hans. "Two Great Designers: Giovanni Mardersteig- Printer & Scholar; Jan Tschichold- Typeographer & Teacher." 1978.

Box 8, Folder 6

Dreyfus, John. "Eric Gill: His Designs for Book Illustration and Printing Types." 1981.

Box 8, Folder 7

Cave, Roderick. "The Private Press Revisited: Developments Since 1971." 1983.

Box 8, Folder 8

Thompson, Susan. "The Arts and Crafts Book in America." 1983.

Box 8, Folder 9

Mosley, James. "The Sans Serif in England: An Excursion into Neo-classical Taste." 1984.

Box 8, Folder 10

Carter, Sebastian. "The William Morris 'Cupid and Psyche' Project," 1985. "Twentieth Century Type Designers," 1987. 1985-1987.

Box 8, Folder 11

Armstrong, Lilian. "The Impact of Printing on Book Illuminators in Venice after 1469." 1987.

Box 8, Folder 12

Mosley, James. "The Monotype Corporation and the 'Revival' Business." 1987.

Box 8, Folder 13

Barker, Nicholas. "Aldus Mantius and Venice: Mercantile Empire of the Intellect." 1987.