Fine press ephemera collection
Scope and Contents
The Fine Press Ephemera collection is primarily comprised of catalogs, announcements, advertisements, and other ephemera produced by fine presses and publishers in the 1970s and 1980s. Much of this material was mailed by fine presses to Victor Berch during his tenure as Special Collections Librarian at Brandeis University. Other examples of fine printing are also part of the collection, including eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French currency, and color proofs and other materials pertaining to illustrator and graphic artist Arthur Szyk. The Szyk materials were donated by Bern Dibner. Catalogs and other mailed materials produced by fine presses are not simply advertisements; they are also examples of each press's aesthetic philosophy and technical approach to printing. As such, this collection is pertinent for those studying contemporary fine presses and book publishing, typography and printing processes, book collecting, and the history of the book.
- 1791-1983 and undated
- Majority of material found in 1977-1983
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests to reproduce of publish material from the collection should be directed to Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
1.00 Linear Feet
2 manuscript boxes other_unmapped
Language of Materials
Materials are arranged alphabetically by press name. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.
Other Descriptive Information
Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.
- Cassandra N. Berman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note