Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973.

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Grabhorn Press. Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973.

Grabhorn Press records, 1917-1973.

Contains correspondence, job, and project files including manuscripts, illustrations, and galleys, with various incomplete segments and trial pieces. The Grabhorns' correspondence with authors, artists, and other printers relates chiefly to the work of the Press, but also includes two letters written by Edwin in 1918-1919, while he was still in Indianapolis. Also includes extensive business and financial records, with a few miscellaneous papers, including awards and clippings the Grabhorn's kept about the press.

8 boxes, 6 cartons, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (11 linear feet)

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