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Title: Regis and Donna Graden Printing Ephemera CollectionAdd to your cart.

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Arrangement:

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


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[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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Series 10: Periodicals and NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: PeriodicalsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Little Journeys to the Homes of..."Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists: Raphael" by Elbert Hubbard, Vol. X. No. I, 1902 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Orators: Edmund Burke" by Elbert Hubbard, Vol. XII, No. 5, 1903 MayAdd to your cart.
Item 3: "Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Business Men: H.H. Rogers" by Elbert Hubbard, Vol. 25, No. 5, 1909Add to your cart.
"Done into a book by the Roycrofters..."
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Skookum: The Junior Number", 1910 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Graphic Arts Monthly and the Printing Industry, 1946 JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 3: The Business Printer, 1935 July - 1935 AugustAdd to your cart.

"Ottmar Mergenthaler" by Frank Pearson

"Printed as a special historical edition"

"Porte Publishing Company"

Item 4: The Branding Iron: The Westerners Los Angeles Corral, No. 240, Summer, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Branding Iron: The Westerners Los Angeles Corral, No. 241, Fall, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Branding Iron: The Westerners Los Angeles Corral, No. 239, Spring, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 7: Linonotes, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1991 NovemberAdd to your cart.
"Bruce N. Washbish, Co-Editor, Anchor & Acorn Press, Marlan (Linomarl) Beike, Co-editor, Quintessense Working Press-Room"
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Latterday Pamphlets, Number 1: "The Death and Adventures of Cecil Jardine" by William Murrell, Spring 1928Add to your cart.
"150 copies printed by Paul Johnson"
Item 2: Printing History: The Jorunal of the American Printing History Association, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, 2005Add to your cart.
Item 3: Typographica: A Pamphlet Devoted to Typography and Letter Design, No. 3, 1916 MarchAdd to your cart.

"Frederic W. Goudy, The Village Press & Letter Foundery, New York"

"Presswork by C.E. Ruckstuhl"

Item 4: The San Francisco Printer, Vol. 6, No. 11, 1940 JuneAdd to your cart.
Item 5: The San Francisco Printer, Vol. 4, No. 10, 1930 DecemberAdd to your cart.
pages 21-32 unattached
Item 6: Westways, vol. 76, no. 11, 1975 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 18: Upper and Lower Case: The International Journal of Graphic Design and Digital Media, vol. 23, no. 2, Fall 1996Add to your cart.
"Published by International Typeface Corporation"
Sub-Series 2: NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Carolyn ad James Robertson, Publishers, The Yolla Bolly Press', 1983 November 7Add to your cart.
2 page newsletter from the press
Item 2: "Special Casting: Caslon & Van Djick from Harold Berliner's Typefoundry", Fall 1986Add to your cart.
Newsletter including showing of Van Djick type, order form, and announcment  of the pubcliation of the broadside A specimen of Lutetia
Item 3: "Harold Berliner's Typefoundry: News of the Foundry", Autumn 1988Add to your cart.
"Cover illustration, The Typefounder from Jost Amman's The Books of Trades, Fankfurt: 1568"
Item 4: "Arion Press Subscription", 1987Add to your cart.
Item 5: Craft-O-Grafs, Annual Paper Night Issue, 1960 AprilAdd to your cart.

"Publisher: Richard  Hoffman"

"Written by Charlie Sotvel... Reprinted in loving tribute by John Murray... at the College Press, Los Angeles City College"

Item 6: ATF Newsletter 33, 2009 OctoberAdd to your cart.
"The cover is printed in II colors via letterpress utilizing tint blocks cut for the purpose by Jim Rimmer. Presswork and ink were done by the editor [Rich Hopkins]. A 10x15 Heidelberg was used. .. "
Item 7: "Dawson's Book News" No. 1, 1997 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Book Farm, Winter 1985Add to your cart.
"The Yolla Bolly Press"
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Parenthesis: The Newsletter of The Fine Press Book Association, No. 1, 1998 MayAdd to your cart.
"The jacket is printed by the Whittington Press. The pockoir illustration on the front cover was cut by Vance Gerry in Pasadena, California and stecillled at Whittington by Anthea Steel""
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Polychronicon - Higden, 1527Add to your cart.

Leaf of music

"Printed by Peter Treveris, England, Third Edition.... It is the first English printed book in which musical notation occurs"

Item 2: "Veterus et Novi Testamenti: A Rare Black Letter Bible", 1497Add to your cart.

incunabula leaf. "Printed in Strassburg 1497 by J.R. Grueninger"

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Item 3: "Delitera", n.d.Add to your cart.

Incunabula leaf

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Item 4: Hartius Flaccus, Quintus Opera, 1482 AugustAdd to your cart.

"Printed by Antoniodi Batolommeo Miscomini in Florence... Commentary by Christophorus Landinus"

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Item 5: "Postilla super Bibliam cum additionibus Paul a Santa Maria" edited by Matthias Doerine, 1481Add to your cart.

"Nürnberg: Anton Koberger...  Book of Amos"

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Item 6: Incunabula leaf from "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili" by Francesco Colonna, 1499Add to your cart.

"Printed by Aldus manutius in 1499... Leaf contains a woodcut on recto depicting a strapwrok shield; on verso  the woodcut depcits a symbolic object... type is set in Italian"

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Item 7: Opera Omnia by Angelus Politanus, 1498Add to your cart.

Incunabula leaf "Printed by Aldus Manutius... Type is set in Italia with generous use of diphtongs and long s characters"

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Item 8: Incunabula leaf, Schonsberger Publication, 1496Add to your cart.

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information from envelope. "Nuremberg"

Item 9: Geo P. Prowell & Co's American Newspaper Reporter and Printers Gazette, Vol. VII, No. 33, 1873 August 18Add to your cart.
Signature from collection of bound periodicals
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: "The Collection and the Collected: Notes on Our Recent Miniature Book Exhibit" by Alan Dietch, 1992 FallAdd to your cart.
"Reprinted from The Book Club of California Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. LVII, No. 4"
Item 2: San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, 2003 April 20Add to your cart.
Reprint by The Arion Press, of cover story about The Arion Press. Includes a reprintgof article from Preservation, information about the Grabhorn Institue, leaflets about the Arion Press,and a piece of moveable type.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 21: "To Soong mei Ling, Madame Chiang kai-Shek, Honored Guest of America", n.d.Add to your cart.
Signature from 'Madame Chiang kai-Shek" with invoice describing it in greater detail. From the Grabhorn press.
Item 22: "12. John Beaufort, Duke and Earl of Somerset, and Knight of the Garter", 1689Add to your cart.
page 327 from A Genealogical History of the Kings of England. Date taken from printed note on bottom of leaf
Item 23: "Typeface Designer Hermann Zapf Employs Computer Integration", n.d.Add to your cart.
newspaper clipping
Item 24: "Printer's Life is Happily Typecast" by Susan Surges, 1981 September 6Add to your cart.
newspaper clipping from Los Angeles Times about Richard Hoffman. Two pages
Item 25: Scientific American Supplement, Vol. II, No. 37, 1876 September 9Add to your cart.
signature from bound periodical
Item 26: Ladies' Enterprise, Vol. III, No. 4, 1856 January 26Add to your cart.
Item 27: The TImes, No. 15,460, London, 1834 April 24Add to your cart.
Folded leaf

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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