Scope and Content
Title: Ted Freedman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1966
Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Freedman
Creator: Freedman, Ted,
(1.75 linear feet)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence,
ephemera, photographs and other materials collected by Ted Freedman,
from 1935-1966. Many items were printed under his personal imprint, the
Physical location: This collection is stored at the Southern Regional Library Facility. Please contact Clark Library staff at least 2 weeks
in advance if you would like to view the materials in this collection.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial
Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews
Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder,
which must also be obtained.
[Identification of item], Ted Freedman Papers, Press Coll. Archives
Freedman, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of
California, Los Angeles.
Items in this collection were assembled over time by the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
The collection was arranged previously by another individual, and
rearranged slightly in November 2009 by Ashley Johnston.
Ted Freedman was a printer with the University of California Press in
Berkeley and also enjoyed printing as a hobby. Freedman lived in Los
Angeles when he published his first work under the Platen Press imprint
in 1935, Annunciation by Meridel Le Sueur, in an edition of five hundred
copies signed by the author. He moved to Orinda, CA and after receiving
a Pilot platen press as a gift in August 1944, he began printing under
the Platen Press imprint there. Freedman printed a variety of items,
from greeting cards to business cards, and distributed them to members
of groups interested in fine printing, such as the Rounce & Coffin
Club and the Typophiles.
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, photographs and
other materials written and collected by Ted Freedman, a Bay Area
printer, from 1935-1966. The correspondence is primarily Freedman's
letters to H. Richard Archer but other correspondents include two
members of the Southern California printing community, William Cheney
and Grant Dahlstrom. Many of the printed items were printed under
Freedman's personal imprint, the Platen Press, in Orinda, CA. The
collection was arranged previously by another individual, and rearranged
slightly in November 2009. Series are organized thematically, and then
further sorted chronologically when possible.
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Correspondence, 1949-1962. 1 box
- Series 2. Ephemera, 1935-1966. 2 boxes
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Richard (Horace Richard), 1911-1978, correspondent.
William Murray, 1907-, correspondent.
Grant Edward, correspondent.
Rounce & Coffin
Typophiles (New York,
Genres and Forms