Correspondence with private and small press owners; records of his press, The Platen Press, in Orinda; clippings, including
some on labor unions. Contains material on the Rounce and Coffin Club and the William Morris Society.
A printer by trade, employed by the University of California Press in Berkeley from 1944, Ted Freedman also delighted in printing
as a hobby. In 1935, when living in Los Angeles, he borrowed a platen press to publish his first work with the Platen Press
imprint, Annunciation by Meridel Le Sueur, in an edition of five hundred copies signed by the author. A gift in August 1944 of a Pilot platen press
revived the Platen Press imprint, this time in Orinda, leading to the design and publication of greeting cards and numerous
small pieces, many of which were distributed to members of the Typophiles and other organizations interested in fine printing.
4 boxes, 1 oversize folder
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