Title:John W. Borden ephemera collection, 1960s-1990s
Creator/Contributor:Acker, Susan, 1946-
Creator/Contributor:Angelo, Valenti, 1897-1982
Creator/Contributor:Borden, John W.
Creator/Contributor:Dean, Mallette, 1907-
Creator/Contributor:Harmsen, Tyrus G.
Creator/Contributor:Hoffman, Richard J.
Creator/Contributor:Howell, Warren R.
Creator/Contributor:Kennedy, Lawton, 1900-1980
Creator/Contributor:Koch, Peter Rutledge.
Creator/Contributor:Olmsted, Duncan H.
Creator/Contributor:Robertson, James, 1935-
Creator/Contributor:Sperisen, Albert, 1908-
Creator/Contributor:Tanner, Wesley B.
Creator/Contributor:Anchor & Acorn Press
Creator/Contributor:Feathered Serpent Press
Creator/Contributor:Grace Hoper Press
Creator/Contributor:Greenwood Press (San Francisco, Calif.)
Creator/Contributor:Press in Tuscany Alley
Creator/Contributor:Press of the Golden Key (Firm)
Creator/Contributor:Sacramento Book Collectors Club
The John W. Borden ephemera collection consists of ca. 964 items collected by Mr. Borden during the 1960s through the 1990s.
During these years he was an active amateur letterpress printer and participated in serveral clubs with a focus on printing
and the book arts including the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, the Zamorano Club (in Los Angeles), and the Book Club of
California. These organizations regularly produced printed items that dealt with the activities of the club (i.e., meeting
announcements, menus, etc.) and generally these were produced by the printer members of the club. Printer members also prepared
keepsakes for most meetings; those for the bi-annual joint meetings of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs were often quite elaborate.
The collection consists primarily of these announcements and keepsakes prepared by the noted printers of the period. Other
materials include occasional items such as Christmas cards and various limited edition publications. The collection is organized
by the name of the printer and/or the press as listed below.
Primary collections (5 or more items): Susan Acker (see also Feathered Serpent Press), Allen Press, Valenti Angelo, Anchor
& Acorn Press (see also Bruce Washbish), Arion Press (see also Andrew Hoyem), Artichoke Press, William P. Barlow (see Nova
Press), Beagle Press, Clifford Burke (see also Cranium Press), Castle Press, Jonathan Clark (see Artichoke Press), Jeff Craemer,
Grant Dahlstrom (see Castle Press), Mallette Dean, Feathered Serpent Press (see also Susan Acker and Don Graeme Kelley), Don
and Kathi Fleming (see Press of the Golden Key), Grabhorn Press, Grabhorn-Hoyem (Firm), Grace Hoper Press, Greenwood Press,
Sherwood Grover (see Grace Hoper Press).
Ty Harmsen, Hart Press, Heyeck Press, Marianne Hinckle, Richard J. Hoffman, Warren R. Howell, Andrew Hoyem (see also Arion
Press and Grabhorn-Hoyem Press), Alfred and Lawton Kennedy, Peter Rutledge Koch, Lester Lloyd, Roger Levenson (see Tamalpais
Press), Oscar and Betty Lewis (see Allen Press), Donovan McCune (see Beagle Press), Mt. Tam Press (see Jeff Craemer), Nova
Press, Duncan H. Olmsted, Arlen Philpott, Press in Tuscany Alley (see also James Wehlage and Adrian Wilson), Press of the
Golden Key, Patrick Reagh, James Robertson, Sacramento Book Collectors Club (various printers), Albert Sperisen, Jack Stauffacher
(see Greenwood Press), Gloria Stuart, Tamalpais Press, Wesley B. Tanner, Bruce Washbish (see also Anchor & Acorn Press), James
Wehlage (see also Press in Tuscany Alley), Adrian Wilson (see also Press in Tuscany Alley), Yolla Bolly Press (see James Robertson).
Other printers and presses represented in the collection include: Ano Nuevo Island Press, Auerhahn Press, Bay Area Book Arts,
James E. Beard, Edna Beilenson, Bird in Hand Press, Peter Bishop, Black Vine Press, Blackwood Press, Central Park Press, John
F. Class, Cowell Press, Cranium Press, David Magee (Firm), John Downer, Lee Engdahl, Eucalyptus Press, William T. Farnan,
Five Trees Press, Gallimaufry Press, Regis Graden, Don Gray, David Henderson, Imagen Corporation, Imprimerie Aucune, John
Roberts Press, Don Greame Kelley, Wallace Kibbee.
Barbara J. Land, Land's End Press, John Lehner, Mackenzie & Harris, Matrix Press, Moore Historical Foundation, John Henry
Nash (reprint, Frank J. Novak, Lewis Osborne, Ounce Press, Owl Hill Press, Pemberton Press, Peteras Press, Plantin Press,
Poltroon Press, Press of the Palace of Governors, Press of the Unrepresented 53 %, Pyjama Press, Ashley Radcliffe, Rampant
Lions Press, Redwood Chappel, Edward Repan-Petko, Felicia Rice, Ward Ritchie, Scenic Road Press, Earl F. Schmidt, Harold Seeger,
Richard Seibert, John Shannafelt, Dan X. Solo, Stalwart Sloth Press, Jeanne and Bob Steenberg, Stinehour Press, Strange Card
Company, Territorial enterprise, A.R. Tomasini, Tunnel Road Press, University of California Printing Dept., Kathy Walkup,
Weather Bird Press, Wheeler Printing Inc., Gordon Williams, Wind River Press and Don Woods.
There are some 60 items that were not attributed to a printer or press; they are included at the end of the collection.
2460: A-B. -- 2461: C-F. -- 2462: G. -- 2463: H-I. -- 2464: J-K. -- 2465: L-M. -- 2466: N-Po. -- 2467: Pr-R. -- 2468: S-T.
-- 2469: U-W.
Book Club of California.
Roxburghe Club of San Francisco.
Printing -- Specimens
Printed ephemera -- Specimens
John W. Borden ephemera collection.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.
John W. Borden/In-Time Press collection.
11 ms. boxes (ca. 965 items) : ill.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.