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Finding aid for the John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books

2011 April

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947
Title
John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books
Collection no.
0387
Date [inclusive]
1915-1939
Extent
1.71 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], John Henry Nash brochures, folders, and fine books, Collection no.0387, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 April
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Advertisements
  • Brochures
  • Folders (printed matter)
  • Pamphlets

Personal Name(s)

  • Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Fine books--Archival resources
  • Printing--California--San Francisco--20th century--Archival resources
  • Printing--Specimens
  • Private presses--California--San Francisco--Archival resources

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