# Finding Aid to the Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, bulk 1982-2005

## Finding Aid to the Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, bulk 1982-2005

### Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/162

The Bancroft LibraryUniversity of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

- Finding Aid Written By:
- Bancroft Library staff
- Date Completed:
- October 2007

**Collection Title:**Protean press archive

**Date (inclusive):**1970-2007,

**Date (bulk):**bulk 1982-2005

**Collection Number:**BANC MSS 2007/162

**Creators :**Horrigan, Terry

**Extent:**Number of containers: 7 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 13 oversize folders, 2 volumes Linear feet: 11.5

**Repository:**The Bancroft Library

**Abstract:**The Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, documents the work of a one-woman fine art press founded in San Francisco, California in 1982 by Terry Horrigan. The collection includes materials from all stages of printing, including research materials, design work, correspondence with writers, proofs, dummies, and final works. Printed works include poetry and other books, and broadsides. Materials are arranged in their original order.

**Languages Represented:**Collection materials are in English

**Physical Location:**Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

**
Scope and Content of Collection
**

# Container List

**
The People in the Rock-polymer plate, text
**

**1993**

**Dummy portfolio**
**1993**

**Text, design work, proofs**
**1993**

**Dummies and mock sheets, design work, text, proofs**
**1993**

**Tracing from originals from Earthwatch project in Italy**
**1990**

**Ann Miller's calligraphy roughs, design work, text**
**1990**

**
Ellis Island- correspondence
**

**1995**

**Design**
**1996**

**Text**
**1996**

**Research**
**1996**

**Proofs**
**1996**

**
Kokopelli- dummy books
**
**1993**

**Roughs, design work**
**1992**

**Correspondence**
**1990, **
**1992**

**Text and proofs**
**1993**

**Book dummy**
**1993**

**Artwork**
**1993**

**
Oh Mother and Other Poems-dummy books
**

**1991**

**Dummy books**
**1991**

**Correspondence**
**1989**

**Text**
**1984-1990**

**Design work**
**1991**

**
Dorothy: Images- drafts of text
**

**2001**

**Drafts of images**
**2001**

**Text**
**2001**

**Polymer printing plates**
**2001**

**
The China I Knew- images and text
**

**2005**

**
Michigan in May- Texts and negatives
**

**2005**

**
This is Mine- proofs
**

**2004**

**Design work**
**2004**

**Dummy books**
**2004**

**Text**
**2004**

**Correspondence**
**2004**

**
Constant Lover- text
**

**2001**

**Text**
**2001**

**Design work**
**2001**

**Galley proofs**
**2001**

**Dummy books**
**2001**

**Invitations to reading**
**2001**

**Page proofs**
**2001**

**Correspondence**
**2000**

**Miscellaneous**
**2000-2001**

**
Entomologist's Dreambook- Correspondence
**

**1998**

**Invoices**
**1998**

**Galley proofs**
**1998**

**Text**
**1998**

**Text**
**1998**

**Text**
**1998**

**Text**
**1998**

**Design work**
**1998**

**Calligraphy**
**1998**

**Page proofs**
**1998**

**Dummy books**
**1998**

**Dummy books**
**1998**

**Dummy books**
**1998**

**
bebop - design sheets
**

**1997**

**Correspondence**
**1996-1997**

**Text**
**1996**

**Research**
**1997**

**Proofs**
**1997**

**Broadsides, proofs**
**1997**

**
Hobo Traveling Notes- proofs and dummy books
**

**1990**

**Text and research**
**1990**

**Design work**
**1990**

**Broadside (#21)**
**1990**

**
Maya- design work and research
**

**1987**

**Design work**

**Dummy portfolio**
**1987**

**
Christopher Darlington Morley- Design work and dummy books
**

**1988**

**
Luis Barragan- dummy book
**

**2002**

**Dummy book**
**2002**

**Dummy book**
**2002**

**Design work**
**2002**

**Design work**
**2002**

**Book covers**
**2002**

**Proofs**
**2002**

**Proofs**
**2002**

**Miscellaneous**
**2002**

**Text**
**2002**

**Text and correspondence**
**2002**

**Text and correspondence**
**2002**

**Polymer plates**
**2002**

**Cover-page proof**
**2002**

**
Jeremy's Book- design work
**

**1986**

**Design work**
**1986**

**Dummy books**
**1986**

**Dummy books**
**1986**

**Dummy book**
**1986**

**Proofs**
**1986**

**Proofs**
**1986**

**Proofs**
**1986**

**
Journal of Herman Sparkler- correspondence
**

**1983**

**Research**
**1983**

**Research**
**1983**

**Text**
**1983**

**Text**
**1983**

**Text**
**1983**

**Text**
**1983**

**Correspondence and text**
**1983**

**English text**
**1983**

**English text**
**1983**

**Dutch text**
**1983**

**Dutch text**
**1983**

**Broadsides**
**1983**

**Unfinished project**
**1986**

**Unfinished project**
**1986**

**
Ogham
**

**1997**

**Design work, negatives for metal cuts, proofs**
**1997**

**Design work for Protean Press logo and catalog**
**undated**

**
Stonemasons' Marks- study notes, proofs
**

**1990**

**Design work**
**1990**

**
Something Sheepish- polymer printing plates
**

**2002**

**Polymer printing plates**
**2002**

**Correspondence**
**2002**

**Design work**
**2002**

**Dummy books**
**2002**

**Dummy books**
**2002**

**Dummy books**
**2002**

**Miscellaneous**
**2002-2003**

**
Digressions on a Door- design work
**

**2003**

**Design work**
**2003**

**
A Small Box of Poets- "Singing Backwards"
**

**1994**

**"Graveside Gone"**
**1994**

**"The Reluctant Dinner Guest" **
**1994**

**"This is How You Learn What is Enough"**
**1994**

**"Necessary Mistake"**
**1994**

**"Travel"**
**1994**

**"Grandmother Nose Poem" **
**1994**

**"Weaving"**
**1994**

**"Girasole"**
**1994**

**Correspondence**
**1994**

**Finished copy #22**
**1994**

**Introduction- Proof**

**
Digressions on a Door- images
**

**2003**

**Images**
**2003**

**
Dorothy: Images,
Something Sheepish
**

**2001,**

**2003**

**
Quipu- research
**

**2004**

**Design, text**
**2004**

**Design work**
**2004**

**Proofs**
**2004**

**Correspondence**
**2004**

**Design work, proofs**
**2004**

**
Human Season- design work
**

**1984**

**If Only for a Day- California Poets in the Schools **
**1989**

**Correspondence and poems**
**1989**

**Design**
**1989**

**Wedding invitation design work**
**1999, **
**undated**

**Christmas card design work**
**1986, **
**1991**

**Christmas card design work**
**1988**

**Design work**
**1988**

**Miscellaneous projects**
**1986, **
**undated**

**A Typographic Discourse- Women and the Book Arts in California, 1930-2000**
**2002**

**Promotional sheet**
**2002**

**Craig Books stationary**
**1989**

**
Burnt Toast and Other Recipes
**

**1987**

**
Anais Nin- text and correspondence
**

**2000**

**Design work, dummy books**
**2000**

**Printing plates**
**2000**

**Printing plates**
**2000**

**Prospectuses**
**1989**

**Miscellaneous design work**
**undated**

**Book Production and Book Binding- Course Notes**
**1978-1979**

**Printing Techniques Class- Final Exam**
**1982**

**Historical Bits re: Ink, Paper, Mailing Lists**
**1986-1990**

**Originals and Samples of Christmas Cards and Other Design Work**
**1970-1998**

**Letterpress- Printed Invitations, business cards and lists of productions**
**2000-2006**

**Various Projects**
**undated**

**George Washington High School Handbook**
**1980**

**First Letterpress Printed Work**
**1981-1983**

**Early Printing and Design Work**
**1982-1986**

**Printing Jobs**
**1984-1985**

**American Friends Service Committee Calendar- Design Work**
**1985**

**Poetry Portfolio for Margot Patterson Doss**
**1986**

**
Burnt Toast and Other Recipes
**

**1987**

**Joe Catalano Musical Pieces**
**1987**

**Sonia Delaunay Postcard for San Francisco Public Library**
**1987**

**Letterhead- Layouts and Ideas**
**1987**

**Artists Book Council Invitation- design**
**1990**

**
bebop Broadside- Research Material
**

**1996**

**Christmas Card**
**1998**

**Achenbach "Logan" Gallery- design**
**1999**

**
Expressions of the Heart
**

**2000**

**
Aeolian Island
**

**2007**

**
Aeolian Island- layout and uncut printed sheets
**

**2007**

**Account book**
**1982-1993**

**Rounce and Coffin Club Award and Catalog**
**1992**

**
Alphabet Magazine Article
**

**1996**

**Brochures/ Information regarding Various Shows and Demonstrations**
**1998-2001**

**Various Shows and Such that Protean Press had Work Included In**
**1998-2007**

**Catalogs Wherein Protean Press is Listed**
**1992-2005**

**Various Promotional Pieces**
**undated**

**Reading and Inspiration Toward Becoming a Printer**
**1981-1982**

**Text of Slideshow at San Francisco Public Library- The People in the Rock**
**1994**

**Letterpress Printed Work by Local Printers**
**1981-1985**

**Printing Correspondence**
**1994-1995**

**Chronicle Books**
**1996**

**Correspondence- Shows and Printing by Protean Press**
**2000**

**Correspondence regarding Adela Roatcap and Book Club of California Show**
**2003-2004**

**Design work for George Washington High School Handbook and Fu Ten, **
**undated**

**"Love is Space and Time" **
**circa 1987**

**Fish prints**
**1985**

**
This is the Year That Waits
**

**1973**

**
Let Me Introduce you to a Friend and
Boxes of All Sorts design work
**

**undated**

**Miscellaneous design work**
**circa 1987-2003**

**Design Sketchbook**
**circa 1980s**