Selected Special Collections
Grenfell Press Archive Collection, 1979-1992
Chronicles the book production, publicity, and business transactions associated with the Grenfell Press.
The Grenfell Press Archive, which chronicles the book production, publicity, and business transactions associated with the Grenfell Press, has been arranged broadly into three categories: correspondence and typescripts, material relating to the production of individual works published by the Grenfell Press, and material relating to miscellaneous publications designed (but not published) by the press. The section comprising correspondence and typescripts relates to general business matters of the press; correspondence relating specifically to the production of an individual work is grouped with the production materials for that work. These production materials have been arranged in chronological order by publication date of the item to which they relate and sub-arranged by type; for example, correspondence, followed by typescripts and paste-ups, material relating to illustration and binding, etc. The original 1993 purchase also includes several published items that were lacking from the Rare Book Collection's almost complete holdings of Grenfell Press titles; these items have been cataloged separately (a source note has been added to the cataloging record to identify them) and housed with the Grenfell Press Collection. Also, in order to connect the material in the archive generally to the resulting publications housed in the Grenfell Press Collection, the record number for each publication is noted in parentheses in this finding aid. An index of names (authors and artists) and titles of publications has also been provided, but it should be noted that the section comprising correspondence and typescripts has not been indexed.
Also see the Finding Aid to the Grenfell Press Archive Collection.