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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 5: Brochures and LeafletsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Letterpress Printed Stationary on Fine or Handmade Paper", n.d.Add to your cart.
Advertisement for Fine Paper Company and Nut Quad Press, using sample of paper and printing
Item 2: Lombardia Hand Made Paper "Cremona" ; Japan Paper Company, n.d.Add to your cart.

advertisement and sample of Italian paper

"San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash from Caslon old style types and Caslon old style initial and three-quarter proint brass rule"

pencilled on back: "9/96 gift from Donna"

Item 3: Scripps College Press, Trial proof of Italic type intended as companion to Scripps College Old Style Roman, 1992 JanuaryAdd to your cart.

Trial proof from Scripps College Press

"The characters for this proof were cast from 14 pt. matrices and were hand rubbed by Theo Rehak at the Dale Guild Typefoundry, Howell, New Jersey."

Item 4: Ornamented Types, Prospectus, 1990Add to your cart.
"Published by I.M. Imprimit in association with the St. Bride Pritning Library"
Item 5: "Working Together" Harold Berliner's Typefoundry, 1989Add to your cart.
Brochure about Harold Berliner's Typefoundry, includes sample of .030 and .050 moveable type
Item 6: "Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum: The Story of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company and birth of the first and only wood type museum in the world", n.d.Add to your cart.
Museum brochure. includes letter from museum, dated January 21, 1997
Item 7: "Circulation Policies Governing the Use of The Stanford Libraries for Stanford Faculty, Staff, Students and Affiliated Borrowers", n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Welcome to The Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College Campus", n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Printed for the People of God: An Exhibition. Four Thousand Years of Books and Manuscripts Illustrating the History of Liturgical Printing", 1981Add to your cart.
"Archival Center Archdiocese of Los Angeles"
Item 10: "Museum Plantin-Moretus" visitor's guide, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 11: "Visitor's Guide to the Library, Art Gallery and Gardens of The Huntington Library", 1945Add to your cart.
Item 12: International Printing Museum Foundation, n.d.Add to your cart.
"Production of this campaign prospectus was made possible by....: Graphic design and Typesetting: Marvie Blai, Marvie Blair Design; Color Separations: Julio Aquirre, ColorScan, Inc.; Printing: ColorGraphics, L.A.; Die Stamping: Martin Sprints, Martin's House of Printing"
Item 13: "The Wisdom of the Trail: Jack London, Author and Adventurer" The Huntington Library Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1998Add to your cart.
Exhibit guide
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Some Notes Upon a Project for an Illustrated Shakespeare: A Note upon the Format by Mr. Bruce Rogers; A Note upon the Text by Mr. Herbert Farjeon; A Note upon the Project by Mr. George Macy", n.d.Add to your cart.
Propectus including sample pages, photos, and an order form.
Item 2: "A Garland of Excellent Old Songs: Cherry-Cheek'd Patie, The Woodland Maid, My Nancy 'O, The Blackbird, The Cottage on the Moor", n.d.Add to your cart.
singel folded page, "Printed by G. Moss"
Item 3: "Craftsman's Song" Words and Music by William H. Badke, n.d.Add to your cart.
"Published by Elmer G. Voigt, Craftsmen Educational Trust of the Milwaukee-Racine Club of Printing House Craftsmen"
Item 4: "A Paper Snowstorm: Toni Savage and the Leicester Broadsheets" a New Appraisal by Rigby Graham and Derek Deadman, n.d.Add to your cart.
Single sheet announcement
Item 5: "Candela Press announces the publication of a limited and signed edition of California's Industrial Pioneers: Iron Men, Peter, James, and Michael Donahue" by Richard H. Dillon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 6: "Narrative of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex of Nantucket which was destoyed by a Whale in the Pacifc Ocean in t he Year 1819 Told by Owen Chase, First Mate, Thomas Chappel, Second Mate, and James Pollard, Captain of the said Vessel, Together with an Introduction & Twelve Wood Engravings on Wood by Robert Gibbings", 1935Add to your cart.
Pospectus. 4 page leaflet. "Printed in Great Britain by the Golden Cockerel Press, London"
Item 7: "The Billy Chronicles" by Craig Jobson, Lark Sparrow Press, n.d.Add to your cart.
Prospectus, 12 pages, unbound
Item 8: Where Shall I take you to: The Love Letters of Una and Robinson Jeffers, Edited by Robert Kafka, Forword by Garth Jeffers. The Yolla Bolly Press, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 9: "Announcement of a Rare Specimen Book of the Printing Types Available at the Hippogryph Press in Williamstown, Massachusetts, n.d.Add to your cart.
leaflet. " off by another in Hippogryph's behalf, as a present token of the Astounding Work from the True Press..."
Item 10: "The Yolla Bolly Press: Announcing our First Fine Edition", 1983Add to your cart.
Postcard announcement of Robsinson Jeffers: A Portrait by Louis Adamic, and Cawdor by Robinson Jeffers
Item 11: "Announcing the formation of the... Fine Press Book Association", 1997 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Item 12: "The Quail Hill Press is pleased to announce a new miniature book... Sweet Musicke: Songs of Shakespeare", n.d.Add to your cart.
letterpress pinted, trifold announcement
Item 13: "Announcing a new miniature book from the Quail Hill Press"", 1983Add to your cart.
letterpress printed announcement of The Unquiet Grave
Item 14: The English Poets: Ten poems by Ten English Poets edited by Lee Engdahl, 1988 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Letter announcing publication
Item 15: The Mystic Art of Written Forms: An Illustrated Handbook for Lettering By Friederich Neugebauer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Prospectus from Neugebauer press. Pencilled on front: "how to prepare a quill for use"
Item 16: "Centenary, William Morris: Craftsman, Romancer, Poet, Prophet, 1834-1934", n.d.Add to your cart.

4 page leaflet. "Mills College, California"

"San Francisco: John Henry Nash, Printer"

2 copies. Second copy includes a "List of Exhibitors"

Item 17: "Another Independence Day, December Six, Nineteen Thirty-three, Brings to the City of Saint Francis:", 1933Add to your cart.

Single fold announcement of the opening of "The Pioneer Liquor Company"

"San Francisco: John Henry Nash, Printer"

Item 18: "Announcing Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878 with a biography of the artist by Jeanne Van Nostrand, Introduction by Thomas Albright, to be published by The Book Club of California, San Francisco", 1982Add to your cart.

includes reproduction of water color "Ruins of the Church and Buildings of San Carlos Rey"

"Printed by Andrew Hoyem at his Arion Press"

Item 19: The Washington 89 by George H. Tweney for The Book Club of Washington, in comemoration of the Washignton State Centennial... Sage Brush Press", 1989Add to your cart.
single fold prospectus
Item 20: "Sherwood Grover and james D. Hammond Compile and Edit Common Place Book Six, Aptos 7 Woodside, MCMLXXXIII, 1983Add to your cart.
Single fold announcement from The Grace Hopper Press with inserted overrun sheet
Item 21: "The Zamorano Club" by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Secretary, Zamorano Club, n.d.Add to your cart.
Single fold leaflet cobering the founding of the Zamorano Club. "Nut Quad Press"
Item 22: "Hair of gold, crinkled, amber pure and bright" by Pietro Bembo and "Hair of delicate silver, shaggy and twisted" by Francesco Berni, 1986 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Two poems translated from Italian in letterfold leaflet. "Both poems were selected and rendered into English by Lee Engdahl... illustration by Robert A. Eustachy... Typefaces used are Aster and Torino. The paper is Hopper Chambray cover... Anchor & Acorn Press. Lee Engdahl, bruce Washbish, Jim Wehlage
Item 23: "Caballos" by Pablo Neruda, 1985 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Poem translated from Spanish in letterfold leaflet. "Printed by Anchor & Acorn press... It was selected and translated by Jim Wehlage. The illustration is taken from sketches of The FLying horse of Kansu (circa 200 a.d.). typeface used throughout is Tiems New Roman and Italic. The paper is Hopper Chambray Cover... Lee Engdahl, Bruce Washbish, Jim Wehlage"
Item 24: "Univeristy of California Press proudly announces A Medieval Mirror: Speculum humanae salvationis, 1324-1500 by William and Joyce Lancaster Wilson", 1984Add to your cart.
Single fold prospectus with typed letter from the press inserted
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Claudia Laub, Incorporated", 2000Add to your cart.
Letter on "sample of our Strathmore Pastelle stock"
Item 2: "Harold Berliner's Typefoundry", n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Pequeño Press continues our 10th Anniversary Celebration with The Shakespeare Dilemma by Colin Hayes, designed and produced by Pat baldwin", 1994 JuneAdd to your cart.
Item 4: "Pequeño Press Celebrates our 10th Anniversary with Koko", 1994Add to your cart.
Item 5: "John Henry Nash Announces That He Will Pursue His Usual Printing...", n.d.Add to your cart.
Single fold leaflet with envelope. "7/96" pencilled in upper corner
Item 6: "John Henry Nash announces...", 1936 September 21Add to your cart.
Letterpress printed single fold leaflet with envelope
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 6: Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush by Richard H. Dillon, Illustrated by Charles Shaw, 1987Add to your cart.
Announcement from The Book Club of California, San Francisco
Item 7: "Emendatio Mechanica Plagularum; An Announcement of importance to Advertisers, Printers, Authors & Poets from John Henry Nash", n.d.Add to your cart.
letterpress printed four page leaflet
Item 8: "The First in a Series, California Writers of the Land; Cawdor" by Robsinson Jeffers, Afterword by James D. Houston, Woodblocks by Mark Livingston, n.d.Add to your cart.
prospectus from The Yolla Bolly Press, Carolyn and James Robertson, publishers
Item 9: "David Magee Announces for publication in November: Original Leaves from the Four Folios of Shakespeare with an introductory essay by Edwin Elliot Willougby, chief Bibliographer of the Folger Shakespeare Library at Washington", n.d.Add to your cart.
"printed for David Magee by the Grabhorn Press of San Francisco"
Item 10: "William Caslon's Type Specimen Sheet of 1734", 1966Add to your cart.

Single fold leaflet

"Printed in England by the Monotype Corporation Limited"

Item 11: "Con Amore, Valenti Angelo: A Bibliography, 1971-1982 with Reminiscences by his Friends" introduction by Valdine Angelo Plasmati, James Linden, Editor, 1992Add to your cart.

Single fold prospectus "Linden Editions"

pencilled on back: 'Gift from Tony K. 11/94"

Item 12: "Valenti Angelo: Author, Illustrator, Printer" The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1976Add to your cart.

single fold leaflet announcing publication of volume on Valenti Angelo

pencilled on back: 'Gift from Tony K. 11/94"

Item 13: Flight A story by John Steinbeck with an Afterword by Wallace Stegner, Illustrations by Karin Wikström, 1984Add to your cart.

prospectus, includes lettter from the press. "Carolyn and James Robertson, publishers"

"Yolla Bolly Press Editions"

part of California Writers of the Land series

Item 14: "An Anthology of Effort", n.d.Add to your cart.
letterpress printed leaflt from John Henry Nash
Item 15: "A Bad Case of the Jitters" John Henry Nash, printer, 1932 August 15Add to your cart.
letterpress printed leaflet, 2 copies
Item 16: "The Last Will and Testament: this copy for Mr. and Mrs. Christohper A. Buckley Junior" by Williston Fish, 1935Add to your cart.

Letterpess printed, single fold leaflet, unbound, between two florally decorated boards.

"San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash, MCMXXXV"

Collection highlight

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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