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Fine Press Archive

Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This is a collection of correspondence, brochures, greeting cards, postcards, illustrated folios, etc. produced by or relating to Arion, Bergamot, Black Sparrow, Bloodroot, Janus, Kat Ran, Ninja, Sutton Hoo and many other American fine presses which were operating in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Physical Description: The Fine Press Ephemera Collection consists of 5 archival boxes (approx. 2.25 linear feet). It is divided into two series: Series 1 covers the first four boxes and is an archive of American fine presswork. It includes printing samples, correspondence and other documents. Series 2 is contained in the fifth and final box of the Fine Press Ephemera Collection. It is a small sub-collection of ephemera (primarily cards, brochures and letterpress printing samples of various fonts), which was donated to WMU Libraries by the Kalamazoo-based Rarach Press.


  • 1973-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1990-2005


From the Collection: 5 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221