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Ives Street Press Archive

 Collection
Identifier: 05-exws_ivesstpress
This collection is a fine press archive, representing the collected papers, samples and other materials of Barbara Cash (1930-1997) who was a printer and designer at Ives St. Press (Connecticut and Maine). The collection contains correspondence with authors and colleagues, designs for broadsides and books, business records of the Ives Street and Cellador Presses, professional association meeting and contest materials, and materials for the author's MFA thesis on fine presses in New England. In addition to the donation of the Cash's archive, Western Michigan Libraries also received an SP 15 Vandercook printing press, multiple cases of type and other letterpress equipment which is in use and on permanent loan at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.

Physical Description: The collection spans 46 archival boxes (approximately 20 linear feet). In addition to sketches, hand-written and printed documents and sample work, there are samples of cloth, leather and silk binding materials.

Dates

  • 1979-2001
  • Majority of material found within Bulk 1981-1992
  • Other: Date acquired: 2002-04-10

Creator

Extent

46 boxes

Abstract

Collected papers, samples and other materials of Barbara Cash (1930-1997) printer and designer at Ives St. Press (Connecticut and Maine). The collection contains correspondence with authors and colleagues, designs for broadsides and books, business records of the Ives Street and Cellador Presses, professional association meeting and contest materials, and materials for Cash's MFA thesis on fine presses in New England.

Arrangement Note

The collection has been divided into 27 series according to different groups of like materials representing the work of Barbara Cash and the output of Ives Street and Cellador Presses: Ives Street Press documents, Cash's master thesis documents, Cellador Press documents, binding samples, etc.

Physical Access Requirements

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.

Source of Acquisition

Timothy Brower Cash, Eli Hadley Cash, and Sarah Cash MacCullough.
Method of Acquisition Donation.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Ives Street Press Archive
Status
completed
Author
Amber Innis
Date
2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • August 10, 2017: Revisions completed July 2017. "Box 45" was altered to oversized folders at top containers to reflect their actual description as graphic material broadsides. "Box 45" is currently missing, but are suspected to be broadsides as well. "Box 46" of Japanese Prints & Collectibles has been relabeled as Box 44 to continue numerical order. The last item of Japanese Prints & Collectibles - "Maiko Kyoto" - is relabeled as oversized folder 14 to reflect it as a broadside.

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

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