About Cummington Press -- Printing & Graphic Arts v.4 no.1 1956, 1956
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. The Cummington Press link is not obvious from the article contents. Prairie Press was operated by Carroll Coleman in Iowa City, and it would be at Coleman's invitation that Harry Duncan moved the Cummington Press from Massachusetts to Iowa.
Tucked inside this issue, bookmarking page 27, were two pieces of correspondence. The first was a letter to Mary L. Richmond from Ray Nash of Dartmouth College, dated 5 March 1957, thanking Richmond for "taking care . . . of the Cummington Press note" and gifting her a copy of "the Lane Faison piece on the Chapin exhibition of the Cummington press work." The second was a card printed "With the compliments of the editors" and handwritten, "Mary: they sent me two copies of this so keep this // Tom // See especially page 27." Note that the Ray Nash letter has been removed from the issue and placed in a separate folder with related correspondence. The note from Tom was retained with this issue.
- From the Collection: Richmond, Mary L. Hurt (Person)
- From the Collection: Duncan, Harry (Person)
- From the Collection: Williams, Wightman (Person)
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Language of Materials
Flamer inventory number: MLR 150, MLR 189
The Ray Nash letter has been removed from the issue and placed in a separate folder with related correspondence. The note from Tom was retained with this issue.
Sometime prior to 2020, the contents of MLR 150 and MLR 189 were mixed into the same folder. During processing in August 2021, items from this combined folder were divided into separate folders to improve description and preservation. Because the original contents of MLR 150 and MLR 189 overlapped significantly, new folders relating to the Printing & Graphic Arts articles contain material from both original source folders.
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