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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 8: Menus and ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Los Angeles Typographical Union, No. 174. Golden Junilee, 1875-1925", 1925 November 8Add to your cart.
Bound booklet with menu, program of events, and history of the union. Also includes business card of Msgr. Francis J. Weber
Item 2: "London Master Printers Association Twenty-Eighth Annual Dinner and Presentation to George W. Jones", 1930 May 21Add to your cart.
Item 3: "The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library's Fourth Annual Founder's Day Celebration", 1948 June 6Add to your cart.
"Printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press, Pasadena"
Item 4: "Zamorano & Roxburghe", 1953 September 12Add to your cart.
"Adrian Wilson, printer"
Item 5: "Fred Hoseman, Luncheon", 1959 June 26Add to your cart.

"printed at the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco"

pencilled on back: "Gift of Mrs. Edwin Grabhorn. 4.29.69. Duplicate"

Item 6: "Zamorano, June Outing", 1993 June 26Add to your cart.

"Printed by Regis Graden at Nut Quad Press"

Signed by all members in attendance

Item 7: "The Twenty-Second Joint Meeting Dinner of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs", 1994Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Ward Ritchie: 90th Birthday Tribute Luncheon", 1995 June 4Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 9: "Miniature Book Society, Inc. Grand Conclave XIII, Banquet Menu", 1995 September 3Add to your cart.
"Nut Quad Press"
Item 10: "Historical Society of California: 'The Spirit of History in Southern California'", 1996 March 21Add to your cart.
Item 11: "Memorial Service for Dr. Norman Neuerberg (1926-1997), 1997 December 28Add to your cart.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Twenty-Fourth Joint Meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs", 1998 OctoberAdd to your cart.
"Menu designed by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Hugh C. Tolford and Gene G. Freeman. printed Letterpress by Regis Graden"
Item 2: "Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the American Printing History Association: Chicago Printing History", 1998 OctoberAdd to your cart.
"Decorations are adapted from designs made for Way and Williams, publishers in Chicago, 1895-1898. By Bruce Rogers, Frank Hazenplug, and Maxfield Parrish"
Item 3: "Historical Society of Southern California Presents the George A.V. Dunning Lecture", 1999 November 14Add to your cart.
Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., speaker
Item 4: "24th Annual Conference of the American Printing Hsitory Association. A Century of Book Design in Europe and America: Printing, Practitioners, and Presses", 1999 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Item 5: "Vivian Weinstein: In Memoriam, 1917-2000", 2001 January 13Add to your cart.
"Nut Quad Press"
Item 6: "The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and The Zamorano Club, Meeting jointly... Saturday, Pocket Schedule", 2000 October 14Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Twenty-Fifth Joint Meeting of the Zamorano and Roxburghe Clubs", 2000 OctoberAdd to your cart.

"130 copies printed and handset by Jack W. Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press. Set in Hunt Roman and Kis-Kursive types. Printed on Somerset Velvet buff papers."

two copies, one signed by Jack Stauffacher

Item 8: "Glen Dawson at Ninety: A Celebration", 2002 June 15Add to your cart.
"...sponsored by The Historical Society of Southern California, The Los Angeles Corral of Westerners, The Zamorano CLub of Los Angeles"
Item 9: "Changing Currents: Rare Books in the Modern World, A Symposium", 2004 May 22Add to your cart.
"The Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies"

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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