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Guide to the Ted Freedman Papers, 1926-1974
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Freedman, 1926-1959.

Scope and Content Note

17 letters, mainly carbon copies.
Box 1 - 3

Letters written to Freedman

Scope and Content Note

Mainly from owners of other small presses, many of them in California, discussing printing projects and technical problems, and exchanging information and publications. The letters have been arranged alphabetically by author or organization, then chronologically within each folder. A partial list of correspondents follows the Key. Unlisted letters have been placed in miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet.
Box 1

A - Cq

Box 2

Cr - M

Box 3

N - Z

Box 4

Platen Press records

 

Accounts for paper and ink, 1944-1952

 

Accounts for type-face, printing equipment, 1944-1961

 

Articles about the Press, including some bibliographical material

 

Publications

 

Annunciation by Meridel Le Sueur.

Scope and Content Note

1935. Typescript
 

Letter from San Jose by Charles White

Scope and Content Note

[for Glen Dawson's Early Travel Series]. 1955. Mock-ups; accounts, paper samples, etc.
 

[Monterey County Fair book and print exhibit. 1952]:

Scope and Content Note

text, galley and page proof
 

The Nonpareil and the Fly Trap [by Ted Freedman. 1953]

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript
 

Proofreader's Mind by Christopher Morley.

Scope and Content Note

Mock-up, printed sheet.
 

Retrospect by Oscar Lewis.

Scope and Content Note

1946. Text; mock-ups; leaf drawings Miscellaneous fragments
 

Rounce and Coffin Club

 

Membership cards;

Scope and Content Note

1948 membership list; materials re. Western Books, including certificate of award of merit for the Nonpareil and the Fly Trap.
 

William Morris Society

 

Membership cards; membership lists;

Scope and Content Note

lists of greeting cards for sale by the Society, etc.
 

Freedman, Ted

 

Miscellaneous accounts, 1945-1953;

Scope and Content Note

membership cards; business cards
 

Clippings

 

re Freedman

 

re Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas

 

re labor unions

 

Miscellany

portfolio Oversize portfolio:

Card signed by co-workers at retirement party for Freedman

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Abbe, Dorothy

 

5 letters, 1953-1955

 

Adams, Frederick Baldwin, 1910-

 

Letter, Feb. 13, 1947

 

Albertus Magnus Press, Oakland, Calif.

see

Everson, William

 

Allen, Lewis, 1908-

 

2 letters, 1951 and n.d.

(Allen Press, Kentfield, Calif.)

 

Allen Press, Kentfield, Calif.

see

Allen, Lewis

 

American Friends of the Plantin-Moretus Museum

 

2 letters, 1967-1971, by L. Voet.

 

American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

2 letters, [1959]-1961, by Eugene M. Ettenburg, Robert M. Jones and Joyce Morrow. Form letters re traveling exhibit, with related materials.

 

American Notes and Queries

 

Postcard, Sept. 9, 1948, by B. Alsterlund

 

Ampersand Press, Pasadena, Calif.

see

Dahlstrom, Grant

 

Andrews, Joseph L

 

Letter, June 11, 1954

 

Archer, Horace Richard, 1911-1978

 

187 letters, 1947-1971, containing many enclosures, including samples of printing from his press, the Hippogryph Press. Some written for the Rounce and Coffin Club.

See also: Cheney, William Murray

 

Archer, Margot (Mrs. H. Richard Archer)

 

3 letters, 1950-1961

 

Arnold, Melvin Luxton, 1913-

 

3 letters, 1953. Writing as editor for the Beacon Press, Boston, and for the Christian Unitarian Register.

 

Arundo Press, Berkeley, Calif.

see

Thomas, Frederick Folger

 

Ashton, S. H.

 

Letter, Apr. 16, 1953, re. his portable proof press.

 

Baker, Russell Wayne, 1925-

 

2 letters, 1963

 

Beach, Warren, 1914-

see

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego

 

Beacon Press, Boston

see

Arnold, Melvin Luxton

 

Bell, Philip Wilkes, 1924-

 

2 Christmas letters, 1964-1970. 1964 letter re. experiences in Kampala.

 

Bender, J. Terry

see

Stanford University. Libraries

 

Bennett, Paul A., 1897-

 

31 letters, 1945-1961, mainly in behalf of and re. the Typophiles. Some comments on Brother Antoninus and on H. Richard Archer.

 

Berger, Sanford L.

 

Letter, Sept. 10, 1967

 

Berland, Abel Edward, 1915-

 

Letter, Feb. 19, 1959

 

Bliss, Carey S.

 

8 letters, 1948-1956, written mainly on behalf of the Henry E. Huntington Library and the Rounce and Coffin Club.

 

Book Club of California

 

9 letters, 1947-1972, by Elizabeth Downs, George L. Harding, Carroll T. Harris, Oscar Lewis,Teressa Fryworth, Dorothy and Kerwin Whitnah.

See also: Lilienthal, Theodore M.; Borden, John W.; and Shumate, Albert.

 

Book of the Private Press

 

Letter, Nov. 28, 1957. Printed, filled in; signed by Thomas Rae.

 

Borden, John W.

 

2 letters, 1953-1955. 1955 letter written on behalf of the Book Club of California.

 

Briggs, Ronald Charles Hawkswell

see

William Morris Society

 

Calder, Grace J.

 

2 letters, 1973, re. William Morris Society

 

California. University. President

 

Letter, June 20, 1963. Clark Kerr, enclosing a certificate of appreciation.

 

Carpenter, Edwin Hager, 1915-

 

35 letters, 1949-1963. Some written on behalf of the Rounce and Coffin Club

 

Carpenter, Kenneth J.

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1956

 

Castle Press, Pasadena, Calif.

see

Dahlstrom, Grant

 

Cheney, William Murray, 1907-

 

57 letters, 1948-1961. Many undated. Also included: notes on bits of printing. Some letters include notes by Grant Dahlstrom and H. Richard Archer.

 

Christian Unitarian Register

see

Arnold, Melvin Luxton

 

Crittenden, Walter

 

7 letters, 1955-1956, re. type.

 

Dahlstrom, Grant

 

8 letters, 1951-1955

(Ampersand Press; Castle Press).

See also: Cheney, William Murray; Rounce and Coffin Club; Thomas, Frederick Folger

 

Dawson, Glen, 1912-

 

8 letters, 1950-1955, mainly re. the printing of Letter from San Jose.

 

Dawson, Muir

 

8 letters, 1948-1958

 

Deal, Borden, 1922-

 

Letter, May 11, 1971

 

Dean, Mallette, 1907-

 

4 letters, 1951-1963

 

Dreis, Hazel

 

3 letters, 1963 and n.d.

 

Dunlap, Joseph Riggs, 1913-

 

42 letters, 1959-1975. Mainly on behalf of the William Morris Society.

 

Eissler, Frederick, 1922-

see

Sierra Club

 

Elliott, James W.

 

3 letters, 1947-1952

(Taylor and Taylor, San Francisco)

 

Equinox Press; Berkeley

see

Everson, William

 

Eshelman, William R.

 

2 Christmas messages, 1968 and n.d.

 

Ettenburg, Eugene M., 1903-

see

American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

Evans, Henry Herman, 1918-

 

3 letters, 1955-1958

(Porpoise Bookshop, San Francisco)

 

Everson, William, 1912-

 

11 letters, 1948-1961. Some written while Brother Antoninus.

(Equinox Press; Albertus Magnus Press)

 

Fahey, Herbert, 1894-1959

 

Letter, Jan. 29, 1951

 

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego

 

Letter, Mar. 2, 1960, by Warren Beach, re. exhibit Private Press Printing - A Fine Art.

 

Glick, Evelyn (Harter)

see

Harter, Evelyn

 

Goertzel, Victor, 1914-

 

3 cards, 1963-1965

 

Golden Hind Press, Madison, N. J.

see

Rushmore, Arthur W; and Rushmore, Edna

 

Gould, Charles Perry, 1909-

 

Letter, Apr. 12, 1958

 

Grabhorn, Jane Bissell, 1911-1973

 

Postcard, [Aug. 29, 1955]

 

Grabhorn, Robert, 1900-1973

 

Postcard, [Nov. 21, 1952]

 

Graphic Roundtable of San Francisco

see

Wilson, Adrian

 

Gray Dawn Press, Pasadena, Calif.

see

Spalding, Graydon E.

 

Green, Ralph, 1893-

see

Thomas, Frederick Folger

 

Greenwood Press, San Francisco

see

Stauffacher, Jack Werner

 

Griddle Press, Yokohama

see

Wesson, Sheldon C.

 

Grove, Lee Edmonds, 1909-

 

16 letters, 1940-1963

 

Grover, Sherwood

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-

 

Letter, Dec. 23, 1946

 

Harding, George Laban, 1893-1976

see

Book Club of California

 

Harmsen, Tyrus George, 1924-

 

2 letters, 1953. February letter written for the Rounce and Coffin Club.

 

Harris, Carroll Timanus, 1890-1975

see

Book Club of California

 

Hart, James David, 1911-

 

6 letters, 1947-1967

 

Harter, Evelyn

 

Letter, Feb. 22, 1948

 

Hendrickson, James

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1948

 

Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, Calif.

see

Bliss, Carey S

 

Herity Press, White Plains, N.J.

see

Lieberman, J. Ben

 

Hippogryph Press

see

Archer, H. Richard

 

Hubben, William, 1895-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1955, addressed to Henry Pommer.

 

Huggins, Dorothy Harriet

 

3 letters, 1951-1954

 

Jones, Robert Marion, 1919-

see

American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

Journeyman Press, London

see

Sinclair, Peter

 

Kelley, Donald Greame, 1913-

 

Christmas card, with note, [Dec. 1950]

 

Kennedy, Alfred Brooks

 

2 letters, I949 and n.d.

 

Kerr, Clark, 1911-

see

California. University. President.

 

Knowles, Squire

 

3 letters, 1951-1952

 

Lansburgh, Mark

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1957

 

Lederer, Wolfgang

 

Postcard, [Nov. 23, 1952]

 

LeSueur, Meridel

 

3 letters, 1946 and n.d. Signed copy of poem also included. Enclosure to undated letter: manuscript, Shirley's Temple.

 

Levenson, Roger

 

2 letters, 1955-1963

 

Lewis, H. H.

 

5 letters, 1937 and n.d. Also included are manuscripts of some of his poems and articles.

 

Lewis, Oscar, 1914-

 

5 letters, 1946-1947.

See also: Book Club of California.

 

Lieberman, J. Ben

 

6 letters, 1961-1964.

(Herity Press)

 

Lilienthal, Theodore M.

 

4 letters, 1947-1948. 1954 letter on behalf of the Book Club of California.

See also: Book Club of California

 

McCune, Donovan James, 1902-

 

2 letters, 1958

 

McLean, Edward

 

7 letters, 1952-[1965?]

 

McManaway, James Gilmer, 1899-

 

Letter, Aug. 6, 1952

 

Marks, Lilian

 

Letter, June 2, 1965

(Plantin Press, Los Angeles)

 

Marks, Saul, 1905-1974

 

4 letters, 1944-1963. August 14, 1944 letter describes equipment of the press.

(Plantin Press, Los Angeles)

 

Mason, John, 1901-

 

17 letters, 1948-1958, re. special Papers from England.

 

Melcher, Frederic Gershorn, 1879-

see

Publishers' Weekly

 

Middleton, Robert Hunter, 1899-

see

Society of Typographic Arts

 

Miller, Alec, 1879-

 

5 letters, 1958

 

Miller, George Paul, 1891-

 

Letter, Mar. 15, 1949

 

Morley, Christopher Darlington, 1890-

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1945

 

Morley, Grace Louise (McCann), 1900-

see

San Francisco (City). Museum of Art

 

Morrow, Joyce (Knoedler), 1917- (Mrs. Richard Stevens Morrow)

see

American Institute of Graphic Arts

 

Neel, Marvin H.

 

Letter, May 12, 1956

 

New Harmony Press, San Francisco

See Philpott, Arlen Henri

 

New York (City). Public Library

 

3 letters, 1954-1955. Letter of Jan. 22, 1955 by L. M. Stark

 

New York Times

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1963, by Irvin S. Taubkin

 

Northern California Service Board for Conscientious Objectors

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1942, by Allen H. Barr.

 

Olmsted, Duncan Houx

 

Letter, Apr. 18, 1958

 

Orton, Vrest Teachout, 1897-

 

Letter and postcard, 1934-[1935]. 1935 letter includes mock-up and suggestions for improving the printing of the Commonwealth College Fortnightly.

 

Peacock Press, Berkeley, Calif.

see

Underhill, Wanda

 

Pearson, Reuben

 

5 letters, 1949-1953

 

Philpott, Arlen Henri

 

38 letters, 1952-1961

(New Harmony Press).

Enclosure to letter of Jan. 12, 1953: postcard from W. P. Wreden.

 

Plantin Press, Los Angeles

see

Marks, Lilian; and Marks, Saul.

 

Pommer, Henry Francis, 1918-

 

4 letters, 1955-1957

 

Porpoise Bookshop, San Francisco

see

Evans, Henry Herman

 

Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-

 

2 letters, 1949-1953

 

Print

 

Letter, July 15, 1951 by W.E. Rudge.

 

Private Press of the Indiana Kid, Nappanee, Ind.

see

Weygand, James Lamar

 

Privateer Press, Front Royal, Va.

see

Watts, Stevens Lewis

 

Publishers' Weekly

 

Letter, July 23, 1946, by Frederic G. Melcher

 

Rae, Thomas, 1928-

see

Book of the Private Press

 

Ransom, Will, 1878-1955

 

4 letters, 1947-1951

 

Ritchie, Ward, 1905-

 

Letter, [1958?].

See also Rounce and Coffin Club.

 

Rounce and Coffin Club

 

Form letter, May 30, 1953, signed by the Board of Governors - Grant E. Dahlstrom, Ward Ritchie, and J. I. Zeitlin.

See also: Archer, H. Richard; Bliss, Carey S.; Carpenter, Edwin Hager; and Harmsen, Tyrus George.

See also subject file in Box 4.

 

Rudge, William Edwin, 1908-

see

Print

 

Rushmore, Arthur Wisner, 1883-1955

 

10 letters, 1940-1954

(Golden Hind Press)

 

Rushmore, Edna (Mrs. Arthur Wisner Rushmore)

 

2 letters, 1956-1966. 1956 letter re. death of her husband. Mrs. Rushmore continued the Golden Hind Press after her husband's death.

 

San Francisco (City). Museum of Art

 

4 letters, 1958, by Grace L. McCann Morley and Katherine Baker.

 

San Francisco (City). Public Library

 

Letter, Aug. 15, 1967, by Harold D. Martelle, Jr.

 

Schmoe, Floyd Wilfred, 1895-

 

3 letters, 1966

 

Sequoia Press, Kalamazoo, Mich.

see

Stone, William

 

Shapiro, S. R., 1911-

 

Letter, July 15, 1953

 

Shumate, Albert, 1904-

 

3 letters, 1958 and n.d. Undated letter written on behalf of the Book Club of California.

 

Sierra Club

 

4 letters, 1958, by Fred Eissler, re. clean-up campaign, with related clippings, etc.

 

Sinclair, Peter

 

Letter, Sept. 24, 1974

(The Journeyman Press)

 

Society of Typographic Arts

 

Letter, May 13, 1947, by R. H. Middleton.

 

Spalding, Graydon E.

 

3 letters, 1953-1966,

(Gray Dawn Press)

 

Sperisen, Albert, 1908-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Standard, Paul, 1900-

 

3 letters, 1947

 

Stanford University. Libraries

 

2 letters, 1955, by J. Terry Bender and E. M. Grieder.

 

Stark, Lewis Morgrage, 1908-

see

New York (City). Public Library

 

Stauffacher, Jack Werner, 1920-

 

21 letters, 1950-1971. Comments on Mardersteig and his press; life and printing in Italy; work at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Greenwood Press)

 

Stephenson, Blake and Co., Ltd., Sheffield, Eng.

 

4 letters, 1950-1952, re. purchase of type.

 

Stinehour, Roderick D.

 

Letter, Nov. 3, 1954

(The Stinehour Press)

 

Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont

see

Stinehour, Roderick D.

 

Stone, William

 

4 letters, 1949-1953

(Sequoia Press)

 

Tamalpais Press, Berkeley, Calif.

see

Levenson, Roger

 

Taylor and Taylor, San Francisco

see

Elliott, James W

 

Thomas, Frederick Folger, 1885-

 

96 letters, 1951-1968. Copies of letters by Ralph Green included in letter of April 22, 1953; letter from Grant Dahlstrom is enclosure to letter of Oct. 7, 1953. Miscellaneous annotated printing samples at end of second folder.

(Arundo Press, Berkeley, Calif.)

 

Tommasini, Amadeo R.

 

4 letters, 1966-1967

 

Typophiles

see

Bennett, Paul A

 

Underhill, Wanda

 

4 letters, 1965 and n.d.

(Peacock Press, Berkeley, Calif.)

 

Van Patten, Nathan, 1887-

 

3 letters, 1951-1955

 

Walter, Florence S. (Mrs. John I. Walter)

 

Letter, Apr. 19, 1958

 

Watts, Stevens Lewis, 1895-1966

 

3 letters, 1958-1965

(The Privateer Press)

 

Wesson, Sheldon C.

 

2 letters, 1956

(The Griddle Press, Yokohama)

 

Weygand, James Lamar

 

7 letters, 1953-1970

(Private Press of the Indiana Kid)

 

White, Minor

 

5 letters, [1951]. Included are portions of text and revisions of captions for his book of photographs.

 

Whitnah, Dorothy L.

see

Book Club of California

 

William Morris Society

 

20 letters, 1957-1972, by R. C. H. Briggs, Freeman Bass and Alan Fern. Some addressed to Adrian Wilson. Miscellaneous membership lists etc. at the end of the folder.

See also: Dunlap, Joseph Riggs; and Wilson, Adrian.

 

Wilson, Adrian, 1923-

 

6 letters, 1958-1962, mainly re. and in behalf of the William Morris Society. 1962 letter written for the Graphic Roundtable of San Francisco.

 

Wreden, William Paul, 1910-

 

Postcard, Nov. 20, 1952.

See also Philpott, Arlen Henri.

 

Yaukey, Grace (Sydenstricker), 1899-

 

2 letters, 1961-1967

 

Zeitlin, Jacob Israel, 1902-

 

Postcard, May 14, 1954.

See also Rounce and Coffin Club.