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Regis and Donna Graden Printing Ephemera Collection | Special Collections & University Archives

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I. Keepsakes

II. Broadsides

III.Chapbooks and Pamphlets

IV. Illustrations, Prints, and Photographs

V. Brochures and Leaflets

VI. Correspondence

VII. Cards and Invitations

   1.) General Invitations and Cards

   2.) Book Club of California Invitations

   3.) The Zamorano Club Invitations

   4.) Business Cards

VIII. Menus and Programs

IX. Bookmarks

X. Periodicals and Newsletters

   1.) periodicals

   2.) Newsletters

   3.) Clippings

XI. Catalogs

XII. Printing Artifacts

   1.) Printed Items about Printing

   2.) Printing Artifacts

XIII. Miscellaneous

XIV. Framed Items

XV. Miniatures

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is divided into fifteen series: Keepsakes, Broadsides, Chapbooks and Pamphlets, Illustrations, Prints, and Photographs, Brochures and Leaflets, Correspondence, Cards and Invitations, Menus and Programs, Bookmarks, Periodicals and Newsletters, Catalogs, Printing Artifacts, Framed Items, and Miniatures. Materials come from not only Regis Graden's Nut Quad Press, but also the Grabhorn Press, Grabhorn-Hoyem, Arion Press, Clinker Press, John Henry Nash, Blackwood Press, Black Vine Press, Año Nuevo Press, Lone Goose Press, Quail Hill Press, Sagebrush Press, Pequeño Press, Hill and Dale Press, Anchor & Acorn Press, and many others.

The Keepsakes series consists of various formats including leaflets, chapbooks, and broadsides printed to commemorate events such as joint meetings of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs, and other special occasions.

The Broadsides series consists of posters printed to advertise events, as well as for artistic purposes, many printed letterpress.

The series of Chapbooks and Pamphlets includes chapbooks and shorter pamphlets printed by various presses. Subjects include poetry, speeches reprinted as booklets, and various other topics that have been printed and bound in a paper cover.

Illustrations, Prints, and Photographs is a small series of mainly engraving prints done by fine presses, including four original John De Pol wood engravings, a highlight of the collection.

Brochures and Leaflets includes leaflets printed at fine presses to announce upcoming publications, leaflets printed by paper and type companies to advertise their wares, as as well as brochures and guides from museums.

Correspondence includes letters from May Morris and the Luther Burbank Society.

Cards and Invitations includes invitations to private sales, holiday greetings from different presses, invitations to presentations, and postcards. The subseries for The Book Club of California and the Zamorano Club are arranged chronologically.

Menus and Programs contains the the beautifully printed programs and menus created for the meetings of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs, American Printing History Association meetings, and other celebrations.

Bookmarks is a small series, of letterpress bookmarks, primarily produced by Andre Chaves at the Clinker Press.

Periodicals and Newsletters is divided into three subseries. The first containing periodicals, the second newsletters from presses and associations, and the third consisting of clippings from newspapers and signatures from bound periodicals, as well as incunabula… for some reason.

Catalogs are arranged into three subseries, each with catalogs of different types. The first consists of catalogs from sales, presses, and exhibitions. The second consists of directories, listing fine presses and contact information for members of the American Printing History Association, and the third subseries includes catalogs of type specimens in the form of both books and single sheets.

Printing Artifacts is broken down into two subseries, the first consisting of printed industry materials such as instructional manuals, and the second subseries consisting of items used in the physical process of printing such as moveable type.

Miscellaneous consists of only two items, the diary of Benjamin Franklin Kopf from 1912, an affidavit from 1879, and a digital recording of the oral history of printer Richard J. Hoffman.

Framed Items consists of incunabula from the mid 15th century, a leaf from the Kelmscott Chaucer, a collection high light, mounted and framed, other interesting printed items, as well as portraits of printers with their presses.

Miniatures consists of items, mostly books that under five inches,  the majority were produced by Monsignor Francis J. Weber at the Junipero Serra Press, Robert E. Massmann at the Art Press, and John Lathourakis at the Tabula Rasa Press. Many were printed as keepsakes for the Miniature Book Society Grand Conclaves. Subjects range from biographies of printers, California history, and religion.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Regis and Donna Graden Printing Ephemera Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Keepsakes],
[Series 2: Broadsides],
[Series 3: Chapbooks and Pamphlets],
[Series 4: Illustrations, Photographs, and Prints],
[Series 5: Brochures and Leaflets],
[Series 6: Correspondence],
[Series 7: Cards and Invitations],
[Series 8: Menus and Programs],
[Series 9: Bookmarks],
[Series 10: Periodicals and Newsletters],
[Series 11: Catalogs],
[Series 12: Printing Artifacts],
[Series 13: Miscellaneous],
[Series 14: Framed Items],
[Series 15: Miniatures, 1906, 1937, 1972-2004],

Series 2: BroadsidesAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Jay's Journal of Anomalies: A Quarterly Periodical Devoted to the Investigation of Conjurers...", 2002Add to your cart.
8.5x13" broadside advertising Jay's Journal of Anomalies. Hand written note in bottom right corner: "Printed by Pat Reagh, 2002"
Item 2: "A bookseller never gets beyond the prime of lIfe" - Laurence Gomme, n.d.Add to your cart.


Printed at the Blackwood Press

Item 3: "From the Regimen Santatis Salernitanum, Eleventh Century", n.d.Add to your cart.
8.5x11" featuring a verse from a an Old English translation... printed at the Blackwood Press
Item 4: Rudolph Koch and Daniel Berkeley Updike, 2002Add to your cart.
7x10.5" print of quotes from Koch and Updike. Printed on a 10x15 Albion-Pratt, No. 2, at the Hill Press in Baltimore
Folder 5: "After the Bach Festival" by W. Patrick Tilcock, 1999 DecemberAdd to your cart.
6"x11.5" Printed with permission at Knight Library Press, University of Oregon
Item 6: "I to my perils..." by A.E. Housman, n.a.Add to your cart.
6.5x10" Lorson's Books & Prints, Fullerton, California
Item 7: "Every gun that is made..." by Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2002Add to your cart.
7x14" printed by Sandy Tilcock at lone goose press, spring 2002
Item 8: The Next Century by David Halberstam, n.a.Add to your cart.

7x6" quote, pel

2 copies

Item 9: "Make no small plans;..." - Daniel Burnham, n.a.Add to your cart.

8.5x11" featuring qoute by Daniel Burnham

"quotation contributed by Ron Pergaude. Designed and printed by pel"

2 copies

Item 10: "A small bouquet of some really large printers' flowers from the recently transplanted garden/foundry/printing office/cornfield of Patrick Reagh Printers, Inc., Sebastopol, California", 1996Add to your cart.
Trifolded print of printers flowers
Item 11: "Arts & Crafts Embroidery Workshop by Ann Chavez: Arts and Crafts Grand California pre-conference workshop", 2002 JuneAdd to your cart.
13"x7.5" advertisement for workshop
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Oh-Lay!" by Brad Young, Bill Watson, Ray Hackett, 1954Add to your cart.
1.5x1.75' broadside advertising the musical "Oh-Lay!"
Item 2: "Matrix enters its third decade...", 2001Add to your cart.
2x1' broadside celebrating three decades of the typographic journal, Matrix. "Set in 72, 48, 30, 22 & 18 point Caslon: I.i.oI
Item 3: "The Creed of the Craftsman" by Volney T. james, n.d.Add to your cart.
11x14" stamped "Archdiocese of Los Angeles Archives" on the back
Item 4: "Boston Theatre", 1864Add to your cart.
two 6.5x18" broadsides advertising performances at the Boston Theatre
Item 5: "The lyf so short..." - Geoffrey Chaucer, n.d.Add to your cart.
11x16" broadside featuring a Chaucer qoute. "border by E. Burne-Jones. Calligraphy by B. Nelson. Paper by D. Hunter. Printed by Andre Chaves"
Item 6: "Adventures in Book Collecting", 2005Add to your cart.
10.5x15" broadsides advrtising the Zamorano Club Gaudeamus with a oresentation by William P. Barlow Jr. and intorduction by Susan Allen. "The Clinker Press. Andre Chaves, printer."
Item 7: "Museums of the Arroyo", 2002Add to your cart.
1x1.5' broadside advertising a presentation, featuring print of Linda Vista Bridge. "Design and Printing by Andre Chaves. Clinker Press."
Item 8: "In existence..." from Graphics Arts & Crafts Yearbook, 1910, n.d.Add to your cart.
10x13" broadside of quote. Printed at the Clinker Press.
Item 9: The Dying Tree by Zahrah Preble - July, 1932, 2002Add to your cart.
1.25x1' broadside "The Clinker Press, Pasadena, California"
Item 10: "A Fable" by William Cowper, n.d.Add to your cart.


"Designed and printed by Andre Chaves. The Clinker Press"

Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: "I was born in China about 105 A.D...." by Michael Coughlin, 1995Add to your cart.


"Written, set into type and printed by Michael Coughlin at his press in St. Paul, Minnesota. Typeset on a ludlow and linotype, printed on a Vandercook press using Velke Losiny handmade paper from the Czech Republic."

Item 2: Chevalier Robert Irving Bentley" by Alfred Sutro, 1925 April 1Add to your cart.


"Read... at a dinner given by Frank D. Madison to Chevalier Robert Iriving Bentley and printed for Alfred Sutro by John Henry Nash of San Francisco"

Item 3: "The Sugar Bowl" by Edward F. O'Day for the California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Corporation, 1930Add to your cart.


San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash

Item 4: "Bene Dictum, Benedicte!", 1969 March 15Add to your cart.


Originally printed by John Henry Nash of the Vatican for the joy of the doing, 1926. Reprinted 1929.

"This broadside is again reproduced in an edition of 1000 copies... we ackowledge out obligation to John Henry Nash... Zeitlin and Ver Brugge"

Item 5: "Books: Distinguished in English and American Literature with Facsimiles of First Editions Privatey Printed for William Andrew Clark, Jr. by John Henry Nash", 1934Add to your cart.

10.5x17" advertising exhibition to be shown in The Typographic Library and Museum of John Henry Nash.

San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash

2 copies

Item 6: "Castles in Spain! Carcassonne! Innisfree!...", 1930Add to your cart.


announcing that the shop and library will be closed from July 12th - July 28th. John Henry Nash, San Francisco

Item 7: "The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1934Add to your cart.


"This tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt was done by John Henry Nash of San Francisco"

Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Immortal Little Willie" by Eugene Field, 929 February 1Add to your cart.

1'x1.5' folio

"Printed by John Henry Nash of San Francisco"

Item 2: "Martin Merle" spoken by Le Cutler and imprinted by John Henry Nash, 1930Add to your cart.


Tribute to Martin Merle. Commemorative border by Will Wilke. Printed by John Henry Nash

Item 3: "Happy 80th Birthday Ward Ritchie", 1985Add to your cart.


From envelope: Printed by Gloria Stuart for Ward Ritchie

hand numbered 13/100 and signed "D'A '85"

Item 4: "Grace in the Fore Street" for Roy Gottfried by Donald Davie, 1983Add to your cart.
9.5x16.5" "200 copies of this broadside were designed and printed by Maya Kaimal at the Scripps College Press, Claremont, California. The Type is Scripps Old Style, designed for the Press by Frederic Goudy." hand numbered 167. Signed by the author.
Item 5: "Frederic Goudy Lecture...", 1994Add to your cart.


advertising lecture, demonstration, and exhibit to be given by Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, hand press printerd of Plain Wrapper Press in Verona, Italy, as well as a dinner featuring a speeech by Ward Ritchie. Scripps College Press.

Item 6: "A Picnic organized by the Fine Press Book Association...", 2001Add to your cart.
10.5x15.5" advertisement for a picnic. Printed at Whittington, with a pochoir by Miriam Macgregor.
Item 7: "This is Christmas as never before...", n.d.Add to your cart.
7.5x14" poem advertising Ransohoff department store. The Grabhorn Press. San Francisco."
Item 8: "Her Face Her Tongue Her Wytt" by Arthur Gorges, 1996 April 28Add to your cart.


Poetry Society of America. Los Angeles, California

Item 9: "Erklärung", 2001Add to your cart.


announcing and explaining The european year of language, and the three universities (die Berlin-Breandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, die Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and die Scweizerische Akadmie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften) collaborating with Textcorpora to found a digital dictionary. In German.

Stamped "lanaquarelle, cold pressed"

Item 10: "January 1999", 1999 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
11x17" calendar page
Item 11: "Airplane is Art" by Bob Seidemann, n.d.Add to your cart.
4 double sided, 1'4"x1'8" sheets describing and listing a collection of photographs of airplanes and their designers. Photographs ranging from 1988-2000
Item 12: "Pandoras", n.d.Add to your cart.
three 11x18" leaves featuring ancient Greek subjects, Pandora, Achilles, and Iota.
Item 13: "The Forum of Foundry Type: Hot Metal Still Lives", 2002 JuneAdd to your cart.


advertising the 13th bicentennial ATF Conference in Provo, Utah. Carved and Letterpress Printed by Gale Mueller at The Millstone Press

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Keepsakes],
[Series 2: Broadsides],
[Series 3: Chapbooks and Pamphlets],
[Series 4: Illustrations, Photographs, and Prints],
[Series 5: Brochures and Leaflets],
[Series 6: Correspondence],
[Series 7: Cards and Invitations],
[Series 8: Menus and Programs],
[Series 9: Bookmarks],
[Series 10: Periodicals and Newsletters],
[Series 11: Catalogs],
[Series 12: Printing Artifacts],
[Series 13: Miscellaneous],
[Series 14: Framed Items],
[Series 15: Miniatures, 1906, 1937, 1972-2004],

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