Abstract

Production materials (1985-2001) for books and broadsides published by Brighton Press, a San Diego (Calif.) fine press directed by Bill Kelly and Michele Burgess. Materials include correspondence with artists, production notes, woodcut blocks, etching plates, plate proofs, letterpress proofs, mock-ups, and trial housings. The archive is arranged chronologically by title of publication and includes the following books and broadsides: A) A COLORED POEM (1985), B) THE HOUSE THE POET BUILT (1985), C) MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL (1988), D) THE MOUSE AND THE WOMAN (1988), E) HARD TRAVELING (1989), F) JANET AND DELOSS: POEMS AND PICTURES (1990), G) PAPER OF LIVE FLESH (1990), H) SHE SAID: I TELL YOU IT DOESN'T HURT ME (1991), I) STERNBERG: A LIFE IN WOODCUTS (1991), J) ARTIFICIO PARA SOBREVIVIR = DEVICE FOR SURVIVAL (1992), K) DROUGHT (1992), L) FLAME (1992), M) PILGRIMS (1992), N) POEM MADE OF WATER (1992), O) SKIN OF GRACE (1992), P) TERRITORY (1993), Q) MAHLER:POEMS AND ETCHINGS (1994), R) PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER (1995), S) SEVEN PASSAGES TO A FLIGHT (1997), T) FORCE=EQUAL (1997), U) SLEEPING INSIDE THE GLACIER (1997), V) SWIMMING LESSONS (1999) and W) WHEN THERE WERE TREES (1999). Also includes administrative materials documentating the collaboration between Brighton Press and the artists it worked with.

Administrative History

Brighton Press, located in San Diego (Calif.), was founded in 1985 by Bill Kelly, a self-taught printer and artist. Kelly initially focused on the production of fine prints, but the publication of "livres d'artistes" and limited edition books soon became the dominant activity. In 1985, Michele Burgess and James Renner joined Brighton Press as apprentice printers. Currently Burgess, who studied painting and printmaking at the University of San Diego and received a master's degree in printmaking from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, co-directs the press. Renner serves as editorial director.

The Brighton Press staff of artists, poets and craftspeople specializes in intaglio, relief and letterpress printing. They work with sculptors, poets, painters, and playwrights at their studio facility and often facilitate collaborative works between artists and authors.

Notable poets and authors published by Brighton Press include Sandra Alcosser, Juvenal Acosta, Mary Julia Klimenko, Janet Lewis, C.G. Hanzlicek, Stephen Metcalfe, W.D. Snodgrass, John Steinbeck, Dylan Thomas, Emilio Adolpho Westphalen, and Nancy Willard. Artists whose work appears in Brighton Press books include Michele Burgess, Robert Cremean, Bill Kelly, Deloss McGraw, Manuel Neri, Oldrich Prochazka, James Renner, Faith Ringgold, Derli Romero, Harry Sternberg, Fernando de Szyszlo, and Julia Talcott.

Scope and Content

The Brighton Press Archive documents the collaborations and production processes for most books and broadsides published between 1985 and 2001. Materials include correspondence with writers and artists, production notes, woodcut blocks, etching plates, plate proofs, letterpress proofs, mock-ups, and trial housings.

The archive is arranged in two series: 1) BOOKS AND BROADSIDES, and 2) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES.

SERIES 1: BOOKS AND BROADSIDES

A) A COLORED POEM (1985) -- Etchings by DeLoss McGraw and poem by W. D. Snodgrass. Six handcolored etchings. Six-stanza poem printed letterpress on Rives paper. Clamshell box covered with an etching printed on cotton. Edition of 50.

B) THE HOUSE THE POET BUILT (1985) -- Etchings by DeLoss McGraw and poem by W. D. Snodgrass. Ten handcolored etchings. Ten-stanza poem printed on Rives paper. Clamshell box covered with an etching printed on cotton. Edition of 30.

C) MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL (1988) -- Etchings by DeLoss McGraw and poems by W. D. Snodgrass. Ten handpainted etchings on Arches paper. Ten poems printed letterpress in ten colors on Rives paper. Clamshell box covered with a handpainted etching. Edition of 50.

D) THE MOUSE AND THE WOMAN (1988) -- Woodcuts by James Renner and text by Dylan Thomas. Seventeen woodcuts. Short story printed letterpress on Rives paper. Handbound in cotton with handpainted woodcut. Edition of 180.

E) HARD TRAVELING (1989) -- Etchings by DeLoss McGraw, text by John Steinbeck, Gary Soto, Woody Guthrie, and others. Ten handpainted etchings and four handpainted woodcuts on Arches paper. Handpainted clamshell box with inset photo and rubber stamp titles. Edition of 46.

F) JANET AND DELOSS: POEMS AND PICTURES (1990) -- Etchings by DeLoss McGraw and poems by Janet Lewis. Nine handpainted woodcuts on Arches paper. Five poems and four translations printed letterpress on Rives paper. Clamshell box covered with handpainted cotton. Edition of 50.

G) PAPER OF LIVE FLESH (1990) -- Etchings by Derli Romero and poems by Juvenal Acosta. Five chine colle etchings. Three poems printed letterpress in four colors on Arches paper. Concertina binding. Edition of 55.

H) SHE SAID: I TELL YOU IT DOESN'T HURT ME (1991) -- Etchings by Manuel Neri and poems by Mary Julia Klimenko. Eight handpainted etchings on Waterford paper. Eight poems printed letterpress on Nideggen paper. Clamshell box covered with hand dyed silk and printed with an etching. Additional handpainted artist's proof. Edition of 25.

I) STERNBERG: A LIFE IN WOODCUTS (1991) -- Woodcuts by Harry Sternberg. Forty autobiographical woodcuts printed on Sekishu paper. Letterpress printed on Guttenberg Laid paper. Bound in Richard de Bas paper and Japanese silk. Edition of 40. Deluxe edition of 40 includes complete suite of prints spoon-printed on Okawara paper.

J) ARTIFICIO PARA SOBREVIVIR = DEVICE FOR SURVIVAL (1992) -- Etchings by Fernando de Szyszlo and poems by Emilio Adolfo Westphalen. Six etchings in five colors. Four poems printed letterpress on Alcantara paper. Handbound in leather and Rives paper printed with an etching. Edition of 45.

K) DROUGHT (1992) -- Drypoint etching by Michele Burgess and poem by Sandra Alcosser. Broadside. Edition of 50.

L) FLAME (1992) -- Etchings by Michele Burgess and poem by Sandra Alcosser. Broadside. Edition of 50.

M) PILGRIMS: A ONE ACT PLAY (1992) -- Woodcuts by Julia Talcott and text by Stephen Metcalfe. Nine woodcuts in four colors. One-act play printed on Rives paper. Handbound with Fabriano paper printed with a two-colored woodcut. Edition of 30.

N) POEM MADE OF WATER (1992) -- Engravings by Michele Burgess and poem by Nancy Willard. Five chine colle drypoints. Five-stanza poem printed letterpress in six colors on seven handpainted folios. Clamshell box covered with a drypoint printed on Moriki paper. Edition of 35.

O) SKIN OF GRACE (1992) -- Eleven collage sculptures by Michele Burgess. Half bound in goatskin leather and vellum. One-of-a-kind.

P) TERRITORY (1993) -- Etchings by Manuel Neri and poems by Mary Julia Klimenko. One original mixed media drawing and five lithographs printed on Kozo paper. Twenty-one poems printed on Arches and Sudare Lace papers. Bound in full hand tooled leather. Clamshell box. Edition of 55.

Q) MAHLER: POEMS AND ETCHINGS (1994) -- Etchings by Oldrich Prochazka and poems by C. G. Hanzlicek. Eight etchings. Nine poems printed letterpress in two colors on Rives paper. Handbound in leather and paste paper. Edition of 55.

R) PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER (1995) -- Engravings by Robert Cremean. Nine pages printed with drypoint engravings, sculptural embossing and multi-color holographic text on Arches paper. Clamshell box covered with linen. Edition of 21. Deluxe edition of 7 includes wooden box with mounted sculptural relief and copper plate.

S) SEVEN PASSAGES TO A FLIGHT (1997) -- Etchings by Faith Ringgold. Nine handpainted and hand stenciled etchings. Autobiographical text printed on linen. Clamshell box covered with handpainted linen and fabric inlays. Edition of 30. Deluxe edition of 10 includes hand stenciled and hand sewn quilt.

T) FORCE = EQUAL (1997) -- Engravings by Bill Kelly. Six drypoints with pochoir. Five poems printed letterpress in two colors on Rives paper. Concertina binding in paste paper and vellum. Edition of 30.

U) SLEEPING INSIDE THE GLACIER (1997) -- Etchings by Michele Burgess and poems by Sandra Alcosser. Ten etchings and six collagraphs. Two poems printed letterpress on Roma, Lana, and Japanese handmade papers. Handbound in vellum and housed in a slipcase covered with paste paper and bearing a cast bronze sculpture. Edition of 35.

V) SWIMMING LESSONS (1999) -- Etching by Michele Burgess and poem by Nancy Willard. Hand colored drypoint. Edition of 12.

W) WHEN THERE WERE TREES (1999) -- Poem by Nancy Willard, prints by Michele Burgess and color by Merilyn Britt. Edition of 25.

SERIES 2: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

The ADMINISTRATIVE FILES contain mainly correspondence documenting Brighton Press' collaborative efforts with the various artists and technicians to produce their fine press books and broadsides. Included are announcements, newspaper clippings, etchings, typescript drafts and photocopies of poems, monologues, and biographical materials, proofing records, production specification materials, original drawings, mock-ups, and samples of dyed papers and fabric. Of note are additions to PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER, (1994-1997) that include correspondence with Brighton's longtime, and sometimes contentious, collaborator, artist Robert Cremean, and which includes a detailed accounting of profits which Cremean had designated be paid to the Fresno Art Museum.

The two new works in this accession include typescript copies of two poems by Chard deNiord entitled, "Adam's Lament" and "Eve's Lament," as well as correspondence with Brian D. Cohen of the Bridge Press of Bellow Falls, VT, who collaborated on the project. The files do not contain a sample of the broadside, Cohen's etchings nor any other information regarding this limited edition published in 1996 as "Adam and Eve's Lament."

More extensive are the materials associated with the production of the book, WHEN THERE WERE TREES, (1999) which included a poem by Nancy Willard; drypoints and etching by Michele Burgess and paper color and design by Merilyn Britt. The files contain extensive correspondence spanning two years (1996-1998) between Burgess and Britt. This rich correspondence includes extensive discussion of Britt's use of natural bark materials to create dyes for paper and cloth used for the book, her search for additional types of bark, and includes samples of what different techniques of bathing the paper or cloth produced. Also included is the

"editor's palette" which shows the papers actually used for each numbered edition (different editions had different-colored paper) and the edition's purchaser. Photographs document the collation of the printed book, where Britt joined the Brighton Press staff, in this near-final process.

BOOKS AND BROADSIDES

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A COLORED POEM (1985)

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1 1 Production notes.
1 2 Five drawings on tissue by McGraw.
1 3 AB-027-A Five etching plates. Missing "W. D. under arrest."
1 4 Five hand-painted plate proofs.
1 5 AB-027-A Handset type plate - Page form for table of contents.
1 6 Letterpress proofs of table of contents, annotated.
1 7 Letterpress proofs of poem stanzas, in actual size of book.
1 8 Colophon - Edited typescript of text and signed letterpress proof.
1 9 FB-283-01 First trial clamshell box - Plate proofs on cloth and paper, includes sketch on tissue.
1 10 FB-283-02 First trial clamshell box - Hand-painted plate proof 27/40 signed by McGraw.
1 11 Two first trial clamshell boxes for housing prints.
1 12 AB-027-A Final clamshell box - Etching plate for cover.
1 13 FB-283-03 Final clamshell box - Plate proofs on cloth and paper.
1 14 Promotional material - Sketch of layout [for broadside ?].

THE HOUSE THE POET BUILT (1985)

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1 15 Preface - Edited typescripts.
1 16 FB-283-04 Preface - Paste-ups.
1 17 FB-283-05 Six plate proofs.
1 18 FB-283-06 Plate proofs with text, signed by McGraw.
1 19 FB-283-07 Three hand-painted plate proofs.
1 20 FB-283-08 Letterpress proofs.
1 21 Biography page - Edited typescripts.
1 22 FB-283-09 Biography page - Letterpress proofs, includes photograph.
1 23 AB-027-A Biography page - Plate, not used.
1 24 Colophon - Annotated typescript.
1 25 AB-021-F Clamshell box cover - Etching plate.
1 26 FB-294-01 Clamshell box - Plate proof.
1 27 FB-294-02 Clamshell box - Hand-painted plate proof.
1 28 FB-336-01 Plate case, decorated wooden box. [Plates owned Cal State Long Beach, plate case used to carry plates to Snodgrass].
1 29 Promotional material - Drawing on tissue by McGraw.
1 30 AB-027-A Promotional material - Etching plate for invitation.
1 31 Promotional material - Two plate proofs, one hand-painted.
1 32 Promotional material - Letterpress proof.

MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL (1988)

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1 33 Production notes and correspondence.
1 34 FB-283-10 Foreword - Edited typescripts and letterpress proofs.
1 35 FB-336-02 Table of contents - Nine cut blocks. Missing "The Capture of Mr. Sun."
1 36 FB-283-11 Table of contents - Eight plate proofs with specifications.
1 37 FB-283-12 Seven drawings on tissue by McGraw.
1 38 AB-027-A Nine etching plates. Missing "A Strolling Minstrel's Ballad of Skulls and Flowers," plate 8.
1 39 FB-283-13 Twelve plate proofs.
1 40 FB-283-14 McGraw's color chart.
1 41 FB-283-15 Four hand-painted plate proofs.
1 42 FB-283-16 Galley proofs, edited.
1 43 FB-283-17 Paste-ups.
1 44 Photograph print and negative of author and artist for book.
1 45 FB-294-03 Clamshell box - Drawing on tissue by McGraw, color specifications and two plate proofs.
1 46 AB-021-F Clamshell box - Etching plate.
1 47 FB-294-04 Complete mock-up with template for paper tearing and clamshell box.
1 48 Production notes.

THE MOUSE AND THE WOMAN (1988)

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1 49 Title page - Tissues and layouts.
1 50 Copyright page, edited, used for "display type" and photocopies of text.
1 51 FB-284-01 Layout specifications.
1 52 Thirteen drawings on tissue by Renner.
1 53 FB-338-01 Seventeen woodcut blocks, includes "Schultz - birds" by Renner.
1 54 FB-284-02 Fifty-four woodcut trial proofs signed by Renner. Includes a black-and-white photo-negative for an inverse version of woodcut.
1 55 FB-284-03 Woodcut proof, not used.
1 56 FB-284-04 Galley proofs, corrected.
1 57 FB-284-05 Paste-ups.
1 58 FB-284-06 Letterpress proofs.
1 59 FB-284-07 Letterpress proofs, includes sample prints of handset Coslon (copy #135, signed by Renner), annotated.
1 60 FB-338-02 Chapter numerals - Twenty-four woodcut blocks, missing #23.
1 61 FB-284-08 Chapter numerals - Drawings on tissue, paste-ups, edited layout proofs, and color samples.
1 62 FB-284-09 Colophon - Edited typescripts and letterpress proof overlayed with sketch on tissue, signed by Renner.
1 63 FB-284-10 Bookcover - Drawing on tissue by Renner and finished cover.
1 64 Four mock-ups, includes signed woodcut proofs by Renner.
1 65 FB-284-11 Promotional materials - Sketch, edited typescripts, paste-ups, edited letterpress proofs, and final proof. Includes signed announcements and correspondence.

HARD TRAVELING (1989)

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2 1 Correspondence regarding production, 1989 - 1990.
2 2 FB-285-01 Production notes.
2 3 FB-337-02 Title page - Woodcut block of shoe, not used.
2 4 FB-285-02 Title page - Two hand-painted proofs, not used.
2 5 FB-285-03 Introduction - Typescript of drafts, paste-ups and letterpress proof.
2 6 FB-285-04 Twelve drawings on tissue by McGraw, missing tissue for plate #8. Includes title page and two sketches never used.
2 7 AB-027-A Eleven etching plates, includes plate for title page, not used.
2 8 FB-285-05 Ten plate proofs.
2 9 FB-285-06 Eleven hand-painted plate proofs.
2 10 Rubber stamps - Numeral specifications.
2 11 FB-337-03 Rubber stamps (27 letters, 18 numerals and 7 misc.). Stamps for plate proofs used to title artwork; numerals are used to identify the plate number on verso.
2 12 FB-285-07 Woodcut folio - Woodcut templates on card board (Shovel, Hammer, Shoe, and Hand).
2 13 AB-021-F Woodcut folio - Woodcut blocks (for Burning House, Shoe, Tower, Hand, and Hammer).
2 14 FB-294-05 Woodcut folio - Woodcut proof of Shoe.
2 15 FB-285-08 Woodcut folio - Hand-painted proof of Hammer, not used.
2 16 FB-285-09 Woodcut folio - Enclosure mock-up for folios with specifications.
2 17 FB-285-10 Woodcut folio - Enclosures, rejected.
2 18 Woody Guthrie letter - Selected copies of letters, annotated.
2 19 FB-285-11 Woody Guthrie letter - Paste-ups.
2 20 AB-027-A Woody Guthrie letter - Woodcut block.
2 21 FB-285-12 Letterpress proofs, annotated.
2 22 Photographs for clamshell box and colophon.
2 23 FB-285-13 Colophon - Draft and letterpress proofs, (1/90 signed by McGraw).
2 24 FB-285-14 Clamshell box - Template for lettering.
2 25 FB-337-01 Clamshell boxes - Three handpainted mock-ups.
2 26 FB-285-15 Template for paper tearing.
2 27 FB-285-16 Promotional materials - Edited typescripts, "Rambling Shoe" postcard and catalog.

JANET AND DELOSS (1990)

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2 28 Correspondence with Michael T. Ryan regarding production.
2 29 Correspondence, letters between Lewis and McGraw.
2 30 Production notes.
2 31 FB-294-06 Twenty-one drawings on tissue by McGraw and nine templates.
2 32 FB-286-06 Title page - Sketch and letterpress proofs.
2 33 FB-286-02 Introduction - Edited typescript and galley proofs.
2 34 FB-339-01 Woodcut blocks for plates #1-9.
2 35 FB-294-07 Nine woodcut proofs.
2 36 FB-286-01 Ten woodcut proofs hand-painted by McGraw.
2 37 Typescript of selected poems.
2 38 FB-286-03 Paste-ups.
2 39 FB-286-04 Letterpress proofs, edited.
2 40 FB-286-05 Letterpress proofs, includes colophon signed by Lewis and McGraw.
2 41 Biographies, drafts.
2 42 Colophon - Drafts, letterpress proof and photograph of "persimmons".
2 43 Clamshell box - Mock-up materials and sample of text on fabric.
2 44 FB-286-01 Clamshell box - Mock-up, not used.
2 45 FB-286-07 Promotional materials - Sketches, layout, letterpress proofs, and hand-painted broadside signed by authors.
2 46 Articles about book.
2 47 Directions to Janet's house.

PAPER OF LIVE FLESH (1990)

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2 48 Production notes.
2 49 Title page - Sketch on card board.
2 50 FB-287-01 Title page - Letterpress proofs with different colored inks.
2 51 FB-287-02 Layout and specifications.
2 52 Chine colle.
2 53 FB-287-03 Fifteen plate proofs, includes plate proofs not used.
2 54 Paste-ups.
2 55 FB-287-04 Four plate proofs with text, page layouts.
2 56 Manuscripts and edited typescripts.
2 57 Letterpress proofs.
2 58 Colophon - Manuscript and edited typescripts with note.
2 59 Mock-up.
2 60 Mock-up, Romero's proof.

SHE SAID: I TELL YOU IT DOESN'T HURT ME (1991)

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2 61 Production notes.
2 62 Title font selection.
2 63 Table of contents - Letterpress proofs.
2 64 FB-286-08 Two drawings on tissue by Neri.
2 65 FB-341-01 Four etching plates.
2 66 FB-341-02 Two etching plates, not used.
2 67 FB-286-09 Two plate proofs.
2 68 FB-286-10 Hand-painted plate proof, annotated.
2 69 Typescripts, edited.
2 70 FB-286-11 Galley proofs.
2 71 Mary Julia's suggestion for text.
2 72 Biographies and colophon, edited.
2 73 FB-286-12 Bookcover - Layouts and sketches.
2 74 FB-286-13 Bookcover - Two plate proofs on fabric, includes note.
2 75 Mock-up.
2 76 FB-286-14 Promotional materials - Typescripts and brochure.
2 77 FB-336-03 Broom brushes for applying resist to etching plates.

STERNBERG: A LIFE IN WOODCUTS (1991)

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3 1 Correspondence regarding production, includes letters from Sternberg.
3 2 Correspondence with Alfred Kazin regarding his writing of the introduction.
3 3 Production notes.
3 4 FB-287-05 Foreword - Edited typescript and galley proofs.
3 5 Twenty-three original drawings by Sternberg.
3 6 FB-340-02 Woodcut block, title.
3 7 FB-340-01 Woodcut block for #36 [oversize].
4 1 Woodcut blocks #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10-14, 16..
5 1 Woodcut blocks 17-19, 21-23, 25, 27-31.
6 1 Woodcut blocks 32-35. Includes a block not used.
7 1 Woodcut blocks for numerals 1-36.
7 2 Woodcut blocks, four decorative designs [not used].
8 1 FB-287-06 Paste-ups.
8 2 FB-287-07 Six woodcut proofs, includes thirty-seven proofs corrected by Sternberg.
8 3 FB-287-08 Woodcut proof with text (page layout sample).
8 4 FB-287-09 Two woodcut proofs, not used.
8 5 FB-287-10 Biographical chronology - Research materials, edited typescripts and letterpress proofs.
8 6 Colophon - Edited typescripts.
8 7 FB-287-11 Bookcover - Proofs of photograph and border design.
8 8 FB-287-12 Bookcover - Mock-up with photograph paste-up.
8 9 FB-287-13 Bookcover - Rejected cover cloth and binding design.
8 10 FB-288-01 Four mock-ups. Includes notes.
8 11 FB-288-02 Promotional materials - Edited typescripts, notes, paste-ups, announcement cards, and articles.

ARTIFICIO PARA SOBREVIVIR (1992)

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8 12 Correspondence regarding production, includes letters from de Szyszlo.
8 13 FB-289-01 Three drawings on tissue by de Szyszlo.
8 14 Black-and-white gradation strip for color range.
8 15 FB-289-02 Etching plate for cover. This plate was also used for an edition of prints published earlier.
8 16 AB-027-B Fifteen etching plates.
8 17 Twenty plate proofs.
8 18 Eleven hand-painted plate proofs.
8 19 FB-289-03 Layout, "1:1 type high mount (not screened - no dot)" [copy of plate proof with cut-outs, mounted].
8 20 FB-289-04 Plate proof, includes sketches on verso.
8 21 FB-289-05 Paste-ups.
8 22 Typescripts, with editor's notes.
8 23 FB-289-06 Two proofs with text.
8 24 FB-289-07 Three hand-painted plate proofs, not used.
8 25 Colophon - Edited typescripts.

DROUGHT (1992)

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8 26 FB-288-03 Burgess's drawing on tissue, matted.
8 27 FB-288-04 Collagraph plate.
8 28 AB-027-D Dry point plate.
8 29 FB-288-05 Two hand-painted proofs, annotated.
8 30 Typescripts, edited. Includes corrections on FLAME.

FLAME (1992)

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8 31 Two drawings on tissue by Burgess.
8 32 AB-027-B Two etching plates.
8 33 Eight plate proofs, one signed by Burgess.

PILGRIMS (1992)

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8 34 Correspondence with Julia Talcott, 1991.
8 35 Production notes.
8 36 Compositional sketches, includes correspondence.
8 37 FB-288-06 Ten woodcut proofs, annotated photocopies.
8 38 FB-288-07 Two woodcut proofs, colored.
8 39 Typescripts, annotated. Includes correspondence.
8 40 Text and ink color samples.
8 41 FB-288-08 Letterpress proofs.
8 42 Colophon - Typescripts.
8 43 Fabric sample [for cover?].

POEM MADE OF WATER (1992)

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9 1 Production notes.
9 2 Introduction note by Nancy Willard.
9 3 Title page - Sketch on a mock-up folio.
9 4 Chine colle pieces for plate #2.
9 5 AB-027-D Copper dry point plates for folio 1 and 2.
9 6 AB-027-D Copper dry point plates for folio 3, 4 and 5.
9 7 FB-288-09 Etching plate for box cover.
9 8 FB-288-10 Stencil, template and hand-painted paper for plate #5. Rejected proof.
9 9 Hand-painted plate proof for plate #5 with text.
9 10 FB-288-11 Hand-painted folios - Trial laminations, none worked.
9 11 FB-288-12 Hand-painted folios - Trial sample for paste paper.
9 12 FB-288-13 Acrylic template used to make hand-painted folios.
9 13 FB-288-14 Paste-ups.
9 14 FB-288-15 Letterpress proofs.
9 15 Colophon - Edited typescripts and letterpress proof, includes correspondence.
9 16 Notes from Jill Jevne regarding cover for clamshell box.
9 17 Clamshell box - Ribbon samples.
9 18 Mock-up.
9 19 Promotional materials - Paste-up, edited typescript and announcement cards.

SKIN OF GRACE (1992)

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9 20 FB-290-01 Manuscript mock-up with cover.
9 21 FB-290-02 Paste-up and mock-up.

TERRITORY (1993)

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9 22 Correspondence regarding production.
9 23 Production notes regarding type.
9 24 First manuscript.
9 25 Typescripts, edited.
9 26 Table of contents, edited.
9 27 FB-290-03 Title page - Paste-ups, not used.
9 28 FB-290-04 A - Title page - Letterpress proof.
9 29 Introduction - Edited typescripts.
9 30 AB-021-F A - Three etching plates for frontispiece, not used.
9 31 AB-021-F A - Eight etching plates, not used.
9 32 FB-290-05 A - Eleven plate proofs, cut-outs and bookcover layout.
9 33 FB-290-06 A - Fifteen hand-painted plate proofs, not used.
9 34 FB-290-07 A - Paper sample.
9 35 A - Mock-up, old imposition.
9 36 FB-290-08 A - Mock-up.
9 37 FB-290-09 B - Title page - Paste-ups.
9 38 FB-290-10 B - Page mock-ups for lithographs with specifications.
9 39 FB-290-11 B - Seven lithogragh proofs signed by Neri.
9 40 FB-290-12 B - Two lithograph proofs signed by Neri, not used.
9 41 FB-290-13 B - Paste-ups.
9 42 FB-291-01 B - Type layout proofs, includes title page.
9 43 FB-291-02 B - Letterpress proofs.
9 44 Afterword by Mary Julia Klimenko, edited typescripts.
9 45 Biographies, edited.
9 46 Colophon - Edited typescript, includes correspondence.
9 47 FB-291-03 B - Paper samples.
9 48 FB-291-04 B - Binding materials, samples and correspondence.
9 49 B - Mock-up, imposition.
9 50 FB-291-05 Promotional materials - Paste-ups.

MAHLER (1994)

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9 51 Correspondence regarding production.
9 52 Production notes.
9 53 AB-027-B Eight etching plates.
9 54 FB-342-01 Etching plate, not used.
9 55 FB-291-06 Fourteen early plate proofs.
9 56 FB-291-07 Eighteen plate proofs.
9 57 Plate proof, portrait of Prochazka.
9 58 FB-291-08 Two plate proofs, portrait of Hanzlicek and Prochazka.
9 59 FB-291-09 Ink color proofs for title page plate background and type.
9 60 FB-291-10 Twenty-two state plate proofs, not used. Part 1.
9 61 FB-291-11 Eighteen state plate proofs, not used. Part 2.
9 62 Typescripts.
9 63 FB-291-12 Galley proofs, edited.
9 64 FB-294-08 Layout specifications.
9 65 FB-292-01 Paste-ups.
10 1 FB-292-02 Letterpress proofs.
10 2 Letterpress proofs, edited.
10 3 FB-292-03 Proofs for positioning text and plates.
10 4 Template (#D2") for positioning plates [?].
10 5 FB-292-04 Letterpress proofs, final for color.
10 6 Colophon - Typescripts.
10 7 FB-292-05 Practice colophon signatures on edited letterpress proof.
10 8 Color samples - Ink, paper and fabric.
10 9 Three mock-ups, impositions.
10 10 FB-292-06 Paste-up and mock-up, includes sample binding materials and notes.
10 11 FB-292-07 Prototype.
10 12 FB-292-08 Two mock-ups, not used.
10 13 FB-292-09 Promotional material - Paste-up.

PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER (1995)

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10 14 Correspondence regarding production.
10 15 Letters from Cremean.
10 16 Production notes.
10 17 Meeting notes.
10 18 Note from phone call between Cremean and Burgess.
10 19 FB-289-08 Title page layout and nine proofs.
10 20 Title for type [?], not used.
10 21 FB-294-09 Two handwritten manuscripts and eight proofs of monologue. Includes monologue proofs with different colored ink (4).
10 22 FB-342-02 Two sample monologue plates, not used.
10 23 FB-342-03 Two monologue plates.
10 24 FB-289-09 Seven drawings for drypoint engravings by Cremean.
10 25 FB-292-10 Six trial proofs to familiarize Cremean with drypoint engraving, includes sketch on tissue.
10 26 MC-074-01 Sixteen proofs of drypoint engravings with Cremean's comments.
10 27 AB-027-C Relief sculpture with text imprint.
10 28 MC-074-02 Eight embossed proofs.
10 29 Eight embossed proofs identified with sample ink color for text.
10 30 AB-027-C Text plates #1-7.
10 31 AB-027-C Text plate #5, not used [sample only].
10 32 FB-292-11 Letterpress proof for print quality.
10 33 Seven text proofs.
10 34 Twenty-one text proofs in different colors.
10 35 FB-289-10 Plexiglass template for positioning relief sculpture [?].
10 36 MC-074-03 Seventeen proofs of embossing, text and drypoint engravings.
10 37 MC-074-04 Five page proofs - Good first pull, not used.
10 38 FB-289-11 Colophon - Letterpress proof.
10 39 Clamshell box label, layout and five proofs.
10 40 AB-027-C Clamshell box label plate, not used.
10 41 FB-381-01 Mock-up, includes first appeared prints signed by Cremean in clamshell box.
10 42 Promotional materials - Edited typescript, layouts and letterpress proof.

SEVEN PASSAGES TO A FLIGHT (1997)

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10 43 Production notes.
10 44 FB-381-02 Sketches on newsprint.
10 45 AB-027-C Nine etching plates.
10 46 FB-293-01 Eight plate proofs, first pulls on paper.
10 47 FB-294-10 Nine plate proofs, hand-painted on a large sheet of fabric.
10 48 Fabric samples for book pages.
11 1 FB-293-02 Five plate proofs in different colored inks on fabric.
11 2 FB-293-03 Three plate proofs on fabric.
11 3 FB-293-04 Two paste-ups, hand-painted.
11 4 FB-293-05 Six hand-painted plate proofs and text positioning.
11 5 FB-293-06 Twenty-one proofs for coloring borders, includes specifications and templates.
11 6 AB-027-C Etching plates for numerals, two sets of 8.
11 7 FB-293-07 Numerals - Plate proof.
11 8 FB-293-08 Typescripts, edited and page layout for "Today I make murals...".
11 9 Type layouts.
11 10 Sample typefaces, not used.
11 11 FB-293-09 Camera ready text for polymer plates for book.
11 12 AB-027-C Polymer plates for type. Includes polymer plates for quilt.
11 13 Letterpress proofs on paper.
11 14 FB-293-10 Letterpress proofs on fabric.
11 15 Mock-up of a chapter, hand-painted plate proof with text.
11 16 Colophon - Edited typescript.
11 17 FB-293-11 Template for clamshell box and page design.
11 18 FB-293-12 Clamshell box design paste-up with specifications and cloth samples.
11 19 Mock-up (and paste-ups) with corrections and specifications.

FORCE = EQUAL (1997)

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11 20 Production notes.
11 21 Four sketches by Kelly.
11 22 AB-027-C Drypoint etching plates. Missing plates 1, 3 and 5.
11 23 Title page - Proofs on paper and vellum.
11 24 Title page - Corrected plate proof.
11 25 Ink drawing for etching.
11 26 Four plate proofs.
11 27 Two plate proof with text.
11 28 FB-293-13 Stencil for coloring [plate #4].
11 29 Hand-painted plate proof of centerspread, early version and stencil [plate #4].
11 30 Letterpress proofs, corrected by Kelly.
11 31 Paste-ups.
11 32 Colophon - Edited letterpress proof.
11 33 Mock-up (and paste-ups) with specifications.
11 34 Mock-up, annotated.

SLEEPING INSIDE THE GLACIER (1997)

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11 35 Correspondence with Sandra Alcosser.
11 36 Production notes.
11 37 FB-381-03 Artist's tissue for plate #3 and #4.
11 38 Paste-ups on ink drawing [plate #6].
11 39 FB-381-04 Ink washes.
11 40 AB-027-D Eleven etching plates.
11 41 FB-342-04 Etching plate, plate #1.
11 42 FB-293-14 Six plate proofs on different paper surfaces.
11 43 FB-342-05 Four collagraph plates.
11 44 FB-342-06 Etching proof on collagraph.
11 45 FB-293-15 Two collagraph proofs for etching prints.
11 46 FB-293-16 Six plate proofs with text.
11 47 FB-293-17 Twelve plate proofs and sketch, for plates not used.
11 48 Text, annotated photocopies.
11 49 Title page - Type size and layout selections.
11 50 FB-294-11 Galley proofs.
11 51 FB-293-18 Stats for polymer plates (type).
11 52 AB-027-D Polymer plates for type.
11 53 Letterpress proofs, annotated by author.
11 54 FB-293-19 Letterpress proofs on collagraph, annotated.
11 55 Vellum proofs [for binding].
11 56 Early mock-up.

SWIMMING LESSONS (1999)

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11 57 FB-381-05 Drawing in graphite for broadside on front and back side.
11 58 FB-381-06 Etching plate.
11 59 FB-381-07 Two plate proofs.
11 60 FB-381-08 Letterpress proofs.
11 61 Promotional material - Typescript.

WHEN THERE WERE TREES (1999)

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12 1 Printing specifications, mock-ups, color palette lists, and handwritten notes on the printing process, 1996 - 1999.
12 2 FB-381-09 "Editor's Palette" displaying different colored paper for different editons, 1996 - 1999.

ADMINISTRATIVE FILES

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12 3 MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL, 1988 - 1990. Contains correspondence, an announcement, typescript copies of poems entitled, "W.D.'s House of Horrors," "The Tattooed Man," and "Wire Walker."
12 4 HARD TRAVELING, 1988 - 1989. Contains a copy of title page on onion skin and handwritten printing instructions including notations on layout of acetate and color samples. Includes correspondence to poet W.D. Snodgrass.
12 5 JANET AND DELOSS: POEMS AND PICTURES, 1988 - 1994. Contains correspondence and an announcement.
12 6 PAPER OF LIVE FLESH, 1990 - 1991. Contains correspondence with poet Juvenal Acosta.
12 7 SHE SAID: I TELL YOU IT DOESN'T HURT ME, 1991 - 1993. Contains announcements, one for the SHE SAID . . . publication, and one for both SHE SAID . . . and TERRITORY, both books containing poems by Mary Julia Klimenko and art by Manuel Neri.
12 8 STERNBERG: A LIFE IN WOODCUTS, 1991 - 1999. Contains correspondence with author Harry Sternberg and "Introduction" writer, choreographer Bella Lewitsky, announcements, drafts of introduction, lists of woodcuts coordinated to Sternberg's life events, production notes, and samples of paper.
12 9 ARTIFICIO PARA SOBREVIVIR: DEVICE FOR SURVIVAL, 1988 - 2001. Contains correspondence, announcements, the original metal for the book's spine, lists of artist Westphalen's recent works (in Spanish), newspaper clippings, and pre-production materials.
12 10 POEM MADE OF WATER, 1991 - 1995. Contains correspondence, proofing records, an announcement, and paper samples.
12 11 MAHLER: POEMS AND ETCHINGS, 1993 - 2000. Contains correspondence, a newspaper clipping, etchings, page proofs, production specifications, and photographic prints of etchings.
12 12 PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER, 1993 - 1997. Part one. Contains correspondence, contracts, press releases, announcements, and care and handling instructions. Includes correspondence regarding book profits that Cremean directed be paid to the Fresno Art Museum.
12 13 PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER, 1993 - 1997. Part two. Contains correspondence, artist Cremean's curriculum vitae, exhibition announcements, and newspaper clippings regarding Cremean.
12 14 PROCRUSTES INN REGISTER, 1993 - 1997. Part three. Contains handwritten monologues, diagrams of artist's original concept and printed announcements.
12 15 SEVEN PASSAGES, 1992 - 1995. Contains correspondence, drafts of biographical notes that serve as the text of the book, production specifications, calendars, announcements and cover page samples.
12 16 SLEEPING INSIDE THE GLACIER, 1993 - 1997. Contains correspondence, typescripts and photocopies of poems by Sandra Alcosser, miscellaneous handwritten notes, and an original pencil drawing by Michele Burgess.
12 17 ADAM AND EVE'S LAMENT, 1995. Contains correspondence with etchings creator, Brian D. Cohen of Bridge Press, Bellow Falls, VT and typescript of two poems by Chard deNiord entitled, "Adam's Lament" and "Eve's Lament" for broadside published in 1996.
13 1 WHEN THERE WERE TREES, 1996 - 1999. Part one. Contains correspondence, a newspaper clipping, typescript and proofs of poems, printing specifications, and an announcement. Include typescript of poem by Nancy Willard entitled, "One for the Road."
13 2 WHEN THERE WERE TREES, 1996 - 1999. Part two. Contains correspondence, postcards, dye samples and photocopied letter by Merilyn Britt seeking particular tree barks.
13 3 WHEN THERE WERE TREES, 1996 - 1999. Part three. Contains correspondence, sample strips of dyed paper and cloth, photographs of Merilyn Britt and Brighton Press employees collating the book, postcards, and announcements.
13 4 Originals of Preservation Photocopies.



Finding aid generated: 2008-01-11