Guide to the Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection

SJSU Library Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
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Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-10-19



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

 

Series I: Fine Press Promotional Literature 1979-2010 (1985-1998)

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series document the publishing activities of 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 series consists of one container. The folders are arranged alphabetically by label and the contents of each folder are arranged chronologically.