Black Cat Press

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Norman Forgue (1904-1985) began the Black Cat Press in 1932 while he was working as a printer for the Ludlow Typographic Company. The Black Cat Press produced over 300 titles ranging from poetry to Americana from 1932 until 1974 when it closed. Beginning in 1961, the Black Cat Press produced miniature books.

From the description of Black Cat Press records. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 61136686

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Lawrence Clark Powell papers concerning John Steinbeck, 1935-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Black Cat Press. Black Cat Press records. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
creatorOf Black Cat Press. Black Cat Press announcements for new books, 1975-1977. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Forgue, Norman W. person
correspondedWith Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Miniature books--Catalogs
Small presses--Sources
Privately printed books--Catalogs

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Active 1975

Active 1977



Ark ID: w6550hbs

SNAC ID: 52127241