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Richmond, Mary L. Hurt

 Person

Biography

Mary L. Richmond was the Curator of the Chapin Library at Williams College in Williamstown, MA (1947-1955). She collected works associated with Harry Duncan's printing presses, Cummington Press and Abattoir Editions.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

About Cummington Press -- Books at Iowa no.7 1967, 1967

 File — Box 4, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Books at Iowa, issue number 7, November 1967, from the University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City. The article "The Cummington Press," by Mary L. Richmond, appears on pages 9-31 of this issue. The article presents a detailed history of the press and a chronological list of publications by the press, from 1939 through 1966, with a 1975 publication handwritten at the end. Annotations handwritten in pencil appear throughout the article. On page 47, below the entry on Mary L. Richmond in the notes...
Dates: 1967

About Cummington Press -- Correspondence related to MLR's article in Printing & Graphic Arts, 1957

 File — Box 4, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Four pieces of correspondence related to Mary L. Richmond's article "Personal observations of the Cummington Press," which was published in Printing & Graphic Arts, volume V, number 1, February 1957.1) Three-page typed letter from Mary L. Richmond to Ray Nash, dated February 18, 1957, describing her relationship with the Cummington Press. This letter served as a first draft of the article.2) One-page handwritten memorandum to "Mrs. Richmond" from "R" [presumably...
Dates: 1957

About Cummington Press -- Fine Print v.4 no.1 1978, 1978

 File — Box 4, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Fine Print, volume IV, number 1, January 1978. This issue features the articles "Harry Duncan & The Cummington Press," by Mary L. Richmond (pages 1-4); "Harry Duncan, Maker of Books," by Kay Amert and Kim Merker (pages 4-6); "A Checklist of Books Printed by Harry Duncan," compiler not identified, listing works printed by the Cummington Press and Abattoir Editions in chronological order (pages 9-10); and two pages of illustrations from books at the Cummington Press and Abattoir Editions,...
Dates: 1978

About Cummington Press -- Printing & Graphic Arts v.4 no.1 1956, 1956

 File — Box 4, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Printing & Graphic Arts, volume IV, number 1, February 1956. Handwritten on the front cover in pencil are contents notes, "Terence, p. 27, Prairie Press, p. 9."The book notices on page 27 is titled "Terence Illustrated" and describes the book printed at Cummington Press for the exhibit of the works of Karl Ephriam Weston, curated by Mary L. Richmond.The article on page 9 is titled "The Persistent Prairie Press," and describes the history of Prairie Press in Iowa....
Dates: 1956

About Cummington Press -- Printing & Graphic Arts v.5 no.1 1957, 1957

 File — Box 4, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents Printing & Graphic Arts, volume V, number 1, February 1957. Pages 9-11 feature the article "Personal observations of the Cummington Press" by Mary L. Richmond, describing Richmond's first meeting with Harry Duncan and Paul Wightman Williams, Richmond's subsequent field trips to Cummington Press while teaching her History of Printing and Book Arts class, the circumstances surrounding the Cummington Press printing of the Terence Illustrated exhibition handbook, the effect of Williams'...
Dates: 1957

Announcements -- 1954 Reopening at Rowe, MA, 1954

 File — Box 3, Folder: 42
Scope and Contents Announcement of Cummington Press's reopening in November 1954, following a two-year hiatus and move from Cummington to Rowe, Massachusetts. The Press announced its plan to resume production of hand-printed first editions, while also soliciting commissions for custom work. Remaining stock of old items printed at the previous location were being offered for sale at a discount. A list of available publications was included on a separate sheet. Also included is the original envelope with...
Dates: 1954

Ephemera -- Exhibition Labels, 1955?

 File — Box 3, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents Eight exhibit labels from the Chapin Library at Williams College and possibly another exhibit, along with a typed note to Mary L. Richmond from Charles Antin of the Research Institute of America, Inc., regarding an exhibit.Six of the eight labels are letterpress printed with the exhibit title "POETRY SINCE 1880" in blue and the item descriptions in black. Of these six, three also have "CHAPIN LIBRARY - WILLIAMS COLLEGE" printed in blue at the lower margin of the card. The...
Dates: 1955?

Ephemera -- Invoices, 1951-1977

 File — Box 3, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents Invoices and related material for various Cummington Press and Abattoir Editions publications purchased by Mary L. Richmond.Itemized list:18 June 1951 invoice from the Cummington Press (Cummington, Massachusetts) for eleven books, sold to Mary L. Richmond, Chapin Library. (MLR 57)22 June 1951 invoice from the Cummington Press (Cummington, Massachusetts) for The Meditations of Daniel Dafoe, sold to Mary L. Richmond, Chapin Library. Includes personal message...
Dates: 1951-1977

Genesis -- Prospectus, 1952

 File — Box 2, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Four pieces related to William Blake's Genesis (Cummington Press, 1952), including the prospectus, order form, note, and letter. The prospectus is four pages, folded to 28 x 20.5 cm, printed in black and red inks, reproducing an illustration by Wightman Williams, numbered VIII, and a section of Blake's poem, numbered XI. Some corrections are handwritten in pencil on the fourth page of the prospectus. Noteworthy is that the illustration in the prospectus features red accents, while the same...
Dates: 1952

Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0005
Scope and Contents The Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection covers the fine arts presswork of Harry Duncan (1916-1997) under the Cummington Press imprint (1941-1972), as well as examples of Duncan's work while at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, under the Abattoir Editions imprint (1972-1986). The collection also includes the illustrations of Paul Wightman Williams (d. 1957) under the Cummington Press imprint (1944-1957). The collection includes books, galley proofs, prints, drawings, engraved...
Dates: 1939-1985

Terence Illustrated, 1955

 Series
Scope and Contents

Materials related to published book: Terence illustrated : an exhibition in honor of Karl Ephraim Weston (Williamstown, Mass. : Chapin Library, Williams College, 1955). Catalog of an exhibition held at Chapin Library, Williams College, May-June 1955. Exhibition arranged by Mary L. Richmond.

Dates: 1955

Terence Illustrated -- Newspaper clipping, 1955

 File — Box 2, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Newspaper clipping of article entitled "Weston Honored in Williams Library Exhibition." The date and newspaper source are unknown, but are presumed to be circa May 1955. The article describes an exhibit curated by Mary L. Richmond at the Chapin Library of Williams College, showcasing the work of art professor Karl E. Weston. Exhibit materials and the exhibition catalog were printed at the Cummington Press. The article includes a photograph of Mary L. Richmond and Karl E. Weston standing in...
Dates: 1955