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Guide to the The Plan of St. Gall : production materials, 1967-1979
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Series Description

Box 1


Scope and Content Note

Despite the many years of research devoted to this project research and correspondence form an almost insignificant part of the collection. The notes and research material included are really quite minor. The correspondence, while revealing of working relationships, is relatively small when considering the great length of time involved in the work. The nature of the collaboration between the authors and their editor seems to have eliminated the need for much of the conventional correspondence expected with such a project. All three worked very closely together with almost daily interaction, either in person or by telephone. Walter Horn and Lorna Price did, in fact, share office space for some time in the art history department of U.C. Berkeley. And much of the later collaborative work between Price and Born on design took place in Born's San Francisco home/studio. Brief notes from all three individuals frequently appear on proofs and layouts which were apparently circulated among the principals. Working meetings between Horn, Born and Price were apparently held almost weekly and were a major means of communication, composition and revision. Communication was, thus, to a great extent verbal and, therefore, undocumented. Correspondence in this series includes material by Born, Clowes, Grycz, Norma Farquhar, Horn, Price, and the advertising firm of Wilton, Coombs and Colnett.

Series II: TEXT 1972-1979.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material related to the development of St. Gall' s textual content. It includes, therefore, corrected typescript and four types of proofs. Since the heavily rewritten first manuscript has unfortunately been lost the genesis of the text is not to be found in this collection. Despite these deficiencies, however, some evolution in the text can be followed via the typescript and the various proof states. Most of the proofs are edited. Many are, in fact, replete with messages, notations and corrections, some of which are corrections of content. It is within this limited context that the reader may observe an evolution of the text.
Box (Boxes 1-4

A. Corrected Typescript

Scope and Content Note

Typescript for volume I includes several pages of text, galley corrections and footnotes and most of the captions; for volume II, most of the text, some galley corrections and footnotes and most of the captions; for volume III, most of the text for its various parts as well as three states of appendix I and two states of appendix II.
Box (Boxes 4-12, OS 1

B. Proofs

Scope and Content Note

Galley proofs for volume I include states from 1970, 1971, and 1973/75. Galleys for volume II include states from 1970/71 and 1973. Volume III is represented by single state galleys for appendix I, the glossary, the bibliography, and the chronology and range from 1975 to 1979. Galleys are limited for volume III since the manuscript for this volume was set directly in page proof.
Page proofs for volume I, largely undated, range from 1974 to 1978. The bulk of the proofs probably date from 1977. Volume II page proofs are also essentially undated but since they incorporate captions can be assumed to be later state proofs. Volume III page proofs range from 1973 but significant numbers also bear stamped dates from 1974 and 1979.
The reproduction proofs for all three volumes are undated but are among the final stages of the printing process. In contrast to the earlier proofs the reproduction proofs are largely unedited.
Possible final state (?) proofs include a small number of untrimmed page proofs, several uncut and incomplete signatures, and a small group of what appear to be cut signatures ready for binding. All are undated, uncorrected, and obviously from the latter stages of the project.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains much of the material utilized for illustrations, including many of Ernest Born's original drawings; photographic reproductions, negatives and color plates; cropping and placement instructions; graphic scales; and Born's ingenious pasteups composed of several different materials. Most of the illustrations are in their final state and camera ready. their development cannot, therefore, in most cases be traced. They are, however, superb examples of architectural illustration and attest to Born's considerable gifts as an artist and illustrator. Since they range radically in size, illustration material occurs in three different arrangements depending upon the size of the item. Dates which may be assumed to be completion dates are usually stamped on the material and range from 1974 to 1979.
Box (Boxes 13-14, OS 2-3

A. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Drawings, either in pen and ink or pencil, are included for all three volumes. They occur in two different size ranges and utilize a number of different grounds.
Box (Boxes 7-12, 15, unboxed roll

B. Photographic Reproductions

Scope and Content Note

Reproductions include both photographs and contact prints from all three volumes. They occur in four different size ranges and include the oversize reproduction of the Plan itself.
Box (Boxes 7, 12, 15

C. Negatives and Color Plates

Scope and Content Note

This is a rather small subseries which includes negatives and color field plates for five different illustrations found in volume I. They occur in three different size ranges.
Box (Boxes 15-18, OS 4-5

D. Pasteups

Scope and Content Note

Pasteups occur in two size ranges and include illustrations from all three volumes. They allowed Born to repeat images with perfect consistancy while shifting focus to sections of or details in the image. They usually consist of contact prints affixed to a ground with one or more transparent plastic overlays hinged with tape.
Box 12

E. Cropping and Placement Instructions for Detailed Segments

Scope and Content Note

This is a minor subseries which includes a small number of detail segments from volume III, appendix I, and contain Born's comments and instructions concerning their placement on the page.
Box (Boxes 7, 10

F. Graphic Scales

Scope and Content Note

This is another minor subseries which contains material used for supporting the illustrations in the publication. Included is a set of graduated scales used by Born as an aid in regulating the relative size of an illustration on a page. The scales could be applied to any illustration and Born made many copies of each size. They are often discussed by Born in his concern for the balance and proportions of a particular page design. Also included is another group of scales, larger in size than the first, which are labeled for specific illustrations.


Scope and Content Note

The primary strength of the collection lies in the illustration which it provides of the many phases involved in the design and printing of a great book. These design materials consist of layouts, including two planning layouts for paging, page designs, proofs, and a few relatively minor but interesting materials utilized in the design and printing process; and studies and proofs for the binding calligraphy and endpapers. Most of the layouts provide important instructions and/or comments for the typesetter, printer and proofreaders and provided opportunities for additional editing when necessary.
Box (Boxes 7, 19-32, OS

A. Layouts

Scope and Content Note

The schematic layouts range in date from 1968 to 1973. They are the earliest design materials in the collection and were produced by Born as an initial means of testing the subtle balances and arrangements in the designs of his pages. Born began producing them before the typescript was even set in galley and most carry one or more revision dates.
Of the two planning layouts for paging the first is rough and preliminary. It is a working tool, containing numerous revisions and alterations and bears the stamped dates of both 1974 and 1975. Both layouts were utilized as a means of visualizing the work as a whole, page by page. The second, though undated, is most likely later than the first and not a working copy. It is a finished version which was probably intended for an editorial or publishing committee presentation.
The page designs, pasteups utilizing cannibalized galleys, proofs, typescript, manuscript, and occasionally original drawing, are especially interesting as examples of the meticulous care and detail invested in the work. It was at this stage that true mock-ups of the individual pages were produced. In this form the design was further refined, spacing checked and rechecked, and artwork finally lifted to place on the page. These may also be the dummys mentioned in the editor's inventory of bookmaking artifacts. The collection contains a near complete representation for all three volumes. Many appear in two or more states. Most states have also been further revised and annotated. Volume I designs date from both 1974 and 1976. Volume II carries dates from 1975, 1976 and 1978. A xerox set of volume II is dated in both 1974 and 1975. Volume III bears dates from 1973, 1974, 1978 and 1979. These designs were sent to Clowes for further revision of the typography. They provide what are, perhaps, the most visual and certainly the most vivid illustrations in the collection of page development as a design problem.
The proofs include proof tests for headings, display, paging, and paper makeup. The small group of minor materials include a small number of notes concerning production and layout, Lorna Price's inventory of bookmaking artifacts, and tally sheets of page makeup adjustments.
Box 31

B. Binding Calligraphy Studies and Proofs

Scope and Content Note

Included in this small subseries are Born's studies for the style and placement of lettering found on the spines of the volumes as well as final proofs of his calligraphy.
Box (OS 1

C. Endpaper Studies and Proofs

Scope and Content Note

Included in this minor subseries are Born's studies for St. Gall' s endpapers. Each volume presents the design in a different color. Proof sheets are included for each of the three colors.

Series V: MISCELLANEOUS, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Those miscellaneous items in the collection include publicity and advertising materials and a certificate of commendation from the U.C. Press.
Box (Boxes 7, 12, OS 1

A. Publicity and Advertising

Scope and Content Note

Materials include typescript for the promotional prospectus, the prospectus itself, and proof sheets for an announcement of an exhibit illustrating the project which was mounted in 1979. The prospectus is highly recommended as a source of additional, detailed information on the printing processes utilized in the work and as a useful introduction to the volumes for those unfamiliar with the authors and the Plan of St. Gall project.
Box 12

B. Certificate of Commendation

Scope and Content Note

Consists of a certificate of commendation printed by Lawton Kennedy and presented to Czeslaw Jan Grycz from the University of California Press upon the completion of the St. Gall project.

Container List



Box 1, Folder 1

Born, Ernest, Jan. 1972-Aug. 1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Clowes, William & Sons Ltd., Aug. 75-Jan. 79

Box 1, Folder 3

Crycz, Czeslaw Jan, Jan. 78-Feb. 79

Box 1, Folder 4

Farquhar, Norma Aug. 7, 1978

Box 1, Folder 5

Horn, Walter 1975-1978, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Price, Lorna Jan. 74-Sept. 79, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Wilton, Coombs & Colnett, inc. (advertising firm) Oct.-Nov., 1979

Box 1, Folder 8

Misc. Sept. 75, n.d.



Box 1, Folder 9

Table of Contents (proposed makeup of the work) 1972

Box 1, Folder 10

running heads 1972, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Vol. I, preliminaries and text 1977, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12-13

Vol. I, galley corrections

Box 1, Folder 14

Vol. I, footnotes, p. 103 1975

Box 1, Folder 15-20

Vol. I, captions and notes

Box 1, Folder 21-22

Vol. II, text

Box 2, Folder 1-4

Vol. II, text

Box 2, Folder 5

Vol. II, galley corrections

Box 2, Folder 6-7

Vol. II, footnotes

Box 2, Folder 8-16

Vol. II, captions and notes

Box 3, Folder 1-3

Vol. II, captions and notes, 11/10/77

Box 3, Folder 4-5

Vol. III, text, pp. V-XXXII, 7/10/73

Box 3, Folder 6

Vol. III, text, Appendix I, early superceded version, 1970/73

Box 3, Folder 7

Vol. III, text, Appendix I, preface, revised, undated

Box 3, Folder 8-9

Vol. III, text, Appendix I, final version Feb. 14, 1979

Box 3, Folder 10

Vol. III, text, Appendix II, 1971/72version

Box 3, Folder 11

Vol. III, text, Appendix II, revised, final version?

Box 3, Folder 12

Vol. III, text, Appendix III, 1970/71version

Box 3, Folder 13

Vol. III, text, Glossary, Nov. 13, 1975

Box 3, Folder 14

Vol. III, text, Bibliography, Sept. 21, 1978

Box 3, Folder 15

Vol. III, text, Chronology, introduction and column 3, May 23, 1979

Box 3, Folder 16

Vol. III, text, Index, selected pages, early version, Aug. 24, 1972

Box 4, Folder 1-4

Vol. III, text, index, later version, Mar. 15, 1979

Box 4, Folder 5-7

Vol. III, text, corrigenda and errata, colophon, additions for signed editions, 1979

Box 4, Folder 8

Vol. III, footnotes

Box 4, Folder 9-10

Vol. III, captions and notes, Feb., 1974 -Feb., 1979, May 8, 1978



Box 4, Folder 11-16

Galley proofs, Vol. I, 1970version

Box 5, Folder 1-7

Galley proofs, Vol. I, 1971version

Box 5, Folder 8-13

Galley proofs, Vol. I, 1973/75version

Box 6, Folder 1-5

Galley proofs, Vol. II, 1970/71version

Box 6, Folder 6-10

Galley proofs, Vol. II, 1973version

Box 6, Folder 11

Galley proofs, Vol. II, sample caption, 1973version

Box 6, Folder 12

Galley proofs, Vol. III, Appendix I, pp. 61 & 63. Date unknown

Box 6, Folder 13

Galley proofs, Vol. III, Glossary, pp. 142-166, 1975version

Box 6, Folder 14

Galley proofs, Vol. III, Bibliography, pp. 167-200, 1978,revised version

Box 6, Folder 15

Galley proofs, Vol. III, Chronology, pp. 202-220, 1979version

Box 7, Folder 1

Galley proofs, Vol. III. Bibliography. Xerox reduced set with additional corrections, 4/4/79

Box 7, Folder 2

Page proofs, Vols. I-III. Untrimmed, final version? n.d.

Box 7, Folder 3

Signatures, Vols. I-III. Uncut and incomplete, final version? 1978

Box 7, Folder 4-7

Unbound material, Vols. I-III, final version




Photographic Reproductions

Box 7, Folder 8

Vol. I 1975-1979

Box 7, Folder 9

Vol. II 1976-1978

Box 7, Folder 10

Vol. III 1978


Negatives and Color Plates

Box 7, Folder 11

Vol. I 1975


Graphic Scales

Box 7, Folder 12

Set of graduated scales 1975-1978





Box 7, Folder 13

Misc. notes concerning production and layout. Includes editors' inventory of bookmaking artifacts. 1978-79




Publicity and Advertising

Box 7, Folder 14

Prospectus typescript 1978


SERIES II: TEXT (Mid-sized materials)

Box 8, Folder 1-5

Page proofs, Vol. I


note: for Vol. II page proofs see oversize materials, drawer 2
Box 9, Folder 1-8

Page proofs, Vol. III

Box 10, Folder 1-5

Reproduction proofs, Vol. I

Box 11, Folder 1-5

Reproduction proofs, Vol. II

Box 12, Folder 1-3

Reproduction proofs, Vol. III




Photographic Reproductions

Box 12, Folder 4

Vol. I

Box 12, Folder 5

Vol. II

Box 12, Folder 6

Vol. III


Negatives and Color Plates

Box 12, Folder 7

Vol. I


Cropping and Placement Instructions for Detail Segments

Box 12, Folder 8

Vol. III


SERIES V: MISCELLANEOUS ((Mid-sized materials)


Publicity and Advertising

Box 12, Folder 9



Certificate of Commendation

Box 12, Folder 10






Box 13, Folder 1-3

Vol. I, 1976-78

Box 13, Folder 4

Vol. II, 1976-78

Box 14, Folder 1-2

Vol. II, 1976

Box 14, Folder 3

Vol. III


Photographic Reproductions

Box 15, Folder 1

Vol. I 1981

Box 15, Folder 2

Vol. II 1977


Negatives and Color Plates

Box 15, Folder 3

9 16×20 negatives of sectional copy of facsimile and a guide to their order



Box 15, Folder 4

Vol. I, 1975-77

Box 16, Folder 1-2

Vol. I, 1975-77

Box 17, Folder 1

Vol. I, 1975-78

Box 17, Folder 2

Vol. II, 1975-78

Box 18, Folder 1-2

Vol. II, 1976-78

Box 18, Folder 3

Vol. III, 1978-79


Graphic Scales

Box 18, Folder 4

Scales associated with specific illustrations, 1976-78




Layouts (Large-sized materials)

Box 19, Folder 1

Designers blueprint schematic layouts, headings

Box 19, Folder 2

Designers blueprint schematic layouts, Vol. I, dates include 1968, 69, 72, and 1973

Box 19, Folder 3

Designers blueprint schematic layouts, Vol. II, dates included.

Box 19, Folder 4-7

Designers blueprint schematic layouts, Vol. III, dates included.

Box 20, Folder 1

Preliminary planning layout for paging, Vol. III, Bibliography, 1974-75

Box 20, Folder 2

Presentation planning layout of the work. Undated.

Box 21

Page designs, Vol. I, pp. 1-59

Box 22

Page designs, Vol. I, pp. 60-199

Box 23

Page designs, Vol. I, 200-356

Box 24

Page designs, Vol. II, pp. 1-99

Box 25

Page designs, Vol. II, pp. 100-199

Box 26

Page designs, Vol. II, pp. 200-279

Box 27

Page designs, Vol. II, pp. 280-360

Box 28

Page designs, Vol. III, pp. 1-89

Box 29

Page designs, Vol. III, pp. 90-139

Box 30

Page designs, Vol. III, pp. 140-189

Box 31

Page designs, Vol. III, pp. 190-268


Binding Calligraphy Studies and Proofs (Large-sized materials)

Box 31, Folder 1

Designer studies and proofs


Layouts (Mid-sized materials)

Box 32, Folder 1

Rough, preliminary planning layout for paging, Vol. I

Box 32, Folder 2

Rough, preliminary planning layout for paging, Vol. II

Box 32, Folder 3-9

Xerox copy set of page designs, Vol. II

Box 32, Folder 10

Proof tests for headings, display, paper makeup, misc., pages in vols. I-III

Box 32, Folder 11

Misc. cut and pasted page proofs and studies

Box 32, Folder 12

Tally sheets of page makeup adjustments






Corrected Typescript

Box OS1, Folder 1

Encapsulated typescript, Vol. III, Chronology and Index study



Box OS1, Folder 2-6

Page proofs, Vol. II, 1972

Box OS1, Folder 7

Page proofs, Vol. III, Appendix III, early version. Corrected by Dupree





Box OS1, Folder 8-9

Studies and proofs, 1977-80




Publicity and Advertising

Box OS1, Folder 10

Proof sheets announcing 1979 exhibit. 1978





Box OS2, Folder 1-2

Vol. I, 1975-76

Box OS2, Folder 3

Vol. II, 1978

Box OS3, Folder 1-3

Vol. II, 1975-77

Box OS3, Folder 4

Vol. III, n.d.



Box OS4, Folder 1-3

Vol. I

Box OS5, Folder 1-3

Vol. I

Box OS5, Folder 4

Vol. III

Oversized Unboxed (Extra-large

The Plan, photoreproduction of original.