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Finding Aid for the Hart Press Collection 1932-1961
Press Coll. Hart  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hart Press Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1961
    Collection number: Press Coll. Hart
    Creator: Hart, James D. (James David), 1911-1990
    Extent: 1 box (2.5 linear inches)
    Repository: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles, California 90018
    Abstract: This collection contains items printed by James D. Hart of the Hart Press. Included are individual pieces of ephemera and keepsake printed booklets or pamphlets. Some are about Western America, including the California Gold Rush.
    Physical location: Clark Library
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or printed items 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hart Press Collection, Press Coll. Hart, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Items in this collection were donated from individuals, or collected over time by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Individual donated items have the donor's name written in pencil. Donors include James Hart, Samuel T. Farquhar, Wilder Bentley, and Lawrence Clark Powell.

    Processing History

    Processed by Jamie Henricks, August 2009.

    Biography

    James David Hart was born in San Francisco in 1911. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Harvard. He later became a faculty member of Berkeley as an English professor, held the post of Vice Chancellor of the Berkeley campus from 1957-1960, and was also the director of the Bancroft Library from 1969 to 1970.
    He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Mills College, as well as being a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Antiquarian Society. Hart served as president of the Book Club of California from 1950 to 1960. Hart wrote and edited multiple books, including the Oxford Companion to American Literature. He also printed his own ephemera (mainly about the Western United States) in his home, the location of the Hart Press.
    He married twice: Ruth Hart (died in 1977), and Constance Crowley Bowles Hart (who survived Hart) and had two children. Hart died in 1990 in Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains items printed by James D. Hart of the Hart Press. Included are individual pieces of ephemera and keepsake printed booklets or pamphlets. Some are about Western America, including the California Gold Rush.

    Arrangement

    The collection arrived with little order imposed on it. Some items were in folders, and larger pamphlets were loose. Items in folders were left in their original order, but the loose pamphlets were arranged in chronological order by date of publication.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Printers--California--20th century
    Private presses--California--20th century
    Small presses--California--20th century
    Hart Press

    Genres and Forms

    Ephemera--California--20th century