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Guide to the Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection
MSS-2010-10-19  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection
    Dates: 1979-2010
    Bulk Dates: 1985-1998
    Collection number: MSS-2010-10-19
    Collector: San José State University
    Collection Size: 1 box, .5 linear feet
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, 1979-2010 (bulk 1985-1998) consists of the publicity literature mailed out to advertise fine books printed by Arion Press, The Book Club of California, The Yolla Bolly Press, and other Californian private presses during the late 1980s and the 1990s. The collection also documents, through correspondence, some of the acquisitions from private presses made by San José State University Special Collections during this period. A folder containing private press literature on printings of the work of poet Robinson Jeffers is included. The records consist of mailers, publishing lists, prospectuses, brochures, announcements, broadsides, leaflets, cards, ordering forms, correspondence, newsletters, receipts, photocopied newspaper articles, photos, and issues of the periodical Fine Print, a journal that reviewed private press publications. This collection consists of one series: Series I. Fine Press Promotional Literature 1979-2010 (bulk 1985-1998).
    Physical location: Vault 1, Range 21A
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives 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 by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, MSS-2010-10-19, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing History

    Collection processed by Tom Hewitt. Finding aid EAD encoded by Tom Hewitt. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, 1979-2010 (bulk 1985-1998) consists of the publicity literature mailed out to advertise fine books printed by Arion Press, The Book Club of California, The Yolla Bolly Press, and other Californian private presses during the late 1980s and the 1990s. The collection also documents, through correspondence, some of the acquisitions from private presses made by San José State University Special Collections during this period. A folder containing private press literature on printings of the work of poet Robinson Jeffers is included. The records consist of mailers, publishing lists, prospectuses, brochures, announcements, broadsides, leaflets, cards, ordering forms, correspondence, newsletters, receipts, photocopied newspaper articles, photos, and issues of the periodical Fine Print, a journal that reviewed private press publications.

    Arrangement

    This collection consists of one series: Series I. Fine Press Promotional Literature 1979-2010 (bulk 1985-1998).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fine books.
    Private press books -- United States -- Bibliography -- Catalogs -- Periodicals.
    Private presses -- California.
    Book catalogs -- United States.
    Arion Press.
    Book Club of California.
    The Yolla Bolly Press.
    Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.