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Finding Aid to the Roger Levenson papers, circa 1901-1994 (bulk 1960-1994)
BANC MSS 98/82 c  
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Description
The papers of Roger Levenson, founder of the Tamalpais Press and instructor of a history of the book course at the University of California, Berkeley.
Background
Roger Levenson (1914-1994) was born in Bangor, Maine and studied printing at the University of Maine. After serving in the military in Hawaii during World War II, Levenson settled in the San Francisco Bay area, where he spent the rest of his life. He founded and operated the Tamalpais Press from circa 1955-1976 when he retired. Levenson also taught a class titled "The History of the Book" at the University of California, Berkeley for twelve years. He was the author of The pressman's trade: a commentary on the traditional handpress (1969) and Women in printing: Northern California, 1857-1890 (1994).
Extent
Number of containers: 6 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, 1 box, 1 cardfile box, 1 volume (Linear feet: 10)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.