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Kenneth J. Carpenter correspondence with Lewis M. Allen and Roger Levenson, 1964-1987.
BANC MSS 87/181 c box 1
Collection Overview

Title:

Kenneth J. Carpenter correspondence with Lewis M. Allen and Roger Levenson, 1964-1987

Creator/Contributor:

Carpenter, Kenneth J., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Allen, Lewis M., correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Levenson, Roger, 1914-1994, correspondent.

Abstract:

Letters relating primarily to Carpenter's, Allen's, and Levenson's mutual interests and activities as operators of printing presses.

Date:

1964 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Carpenter, Kenneth J -- Correspondence
Allen, Lewis M -- Correspondence
Levenson, Roger -- 1914-1994 -- Correspondence
Black Rock Press.
Tamalpais Press.
Allen Press.
Small presses -- California
Small presses -- Nevada
Printers -- California
Printers -- Nevada

Note:

Kenneth J. Carpenter correspondence with Lewis M. Allen and Roger Levenson, BANC MSS 87/181 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Kenneth J. Carpenter worked on handpresses at University of California, Berkeley, where he worked in the Rare Book Department until 1962. He then moved to the University of Nevada, Reno. While an associate library director at UNR, in 1965 he purchased a Columbian press from Nottingham, England and established the Black Rock Press at the university. The first book issued by the press was William Everson's Springing of the Blade. Carpenter retired in 1980 and died in 1999, but the Black Rock Press continues to publish.
Related collection: Roger Levenson papers (BANC MSS 98/82 c).
In English.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 87/181 c box 1

Origin:

California