Scope and Content
Title: Hart Press Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1932-1961
Collection number: Press Coll. Hart
Creator: Hart, James D.
(James David), 1911-1990
(2.5 linear inches)
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
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Hart Press Collection, Press Coll. Hart,
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los
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
Processed by Jamie Henricks, August 2009.
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.
married twice: Ruth Hart (died in 1977), and Constance Crowley Bowles
Hart (who survived Hart) and had two children. Hart died in 1990 in
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms