TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Will Ransom

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1: Files on presses and book artists, ca. 1920-1954

Series 2: Looseleaf Notebooks, ca. 1920-1954

Series 3: Series 3: Design Work, 1899-1954

Series 4: Biographical material, 1883-1931

Series 5: Appendix: Artifacts and oversize materials, 1899-1941

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Inventory of the Will Ransom Papers, 1883-1954


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Ransom, Will, 1878-1955
Title Will Ransom Papers
Dates 1883-1954
Extent 61 linear feet (94 boxes and 150 loose-leaf notebooks)
Abstract Printer, commercial artist, bibliographer and author of works on American printing history and private presses who did freelance work in lettering, design and typography before becoming art editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. Largely the correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American fine press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their history and publications. There are also files on Ransom's own design and printing projects and biographical materials.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Wing Modern Manuscripts Rans
Collection Stack Location 3a 51 11-14

Administrative Information

Cite As

Will Ransom Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Estate of Will Ransom, 1955. Additional items were purchased from Dawson’s Bookshop (Los Angeles) in 1955 and gifted by Willard A. Lockwood in 2003.

Processed by

Adrian Alexander and Paul F. Gehl, 2009.

Access

The Will Ransom Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Will Ransom Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Will Ransom

Printer, designer, and typographer.

As a writer, Will Ransom (1878-1955) was also the first historian/bibliographer of the fine press movement. Born in St. Louis, Michigan and raised in Snohomish, Washington, he early developed enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts movement, which led him to found his own private press and publish a small number of gift books in limited editions. In 1903 he enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but left shortly afterwards to collaborate with Frederic and Bertha Goudy at their Village Press. After a year, he gave up printing to work as a bookkeeper.

In 1911, he began to freelance as an artist and lettering man, working for commercial clients, music groups, and Lawrence Woodworth’s Brothers of the Book. In 1918 he designed the Parsons typeface for one of his major clients, the Carson Pirie Scott department store. In 1921 he re-founded his private press using the imprint, “Will Ransom, Maker of Books.” In 1930 he left Chicago to join the Printing House of Leo Hart. In the late 1930s he held several short-term positions and free-lanced again. In 1939 and 1940 he served as executive secretary to the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ Gutenberg centennial project and worked briefly for the Limited Editions Club. From 1941 to 1955 he was art director of the University of Oklahoma Press, with the rank of Associate Professor. Ransom wrote extensively about the fine press movement.

A series of articles he did for Publisher's Weekly in the 1920s eventually became his Private Presses and Their Books (R. R. Bowker & Co., 1929), a standard reference on the subject for many years, eventually extended by a series of Selective Checklists of Press Books (1945-1950). From 1937 to 1945 he wrote for Bookbinding and Book Production magazine. He also contributed to many bibliophile and technical printing works. Ransom died on May 24, 1955.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence and notebooks containing printing prospectuses and other ephemera.

Largely organized by Ransom himself in the year before his death (a task completed by his daughter Frances Rogg in 1955 in view of the gift of the papers to the Newberry), the collection contains the extensive correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American private press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with prospectuses, other printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their publications. The notebooks contain many press clips, including advertisements and reviews of press books. There are also files on Ransom’s own design and printing projects and biographical materials. Particularly important groups of material concern W.A. Dwiggins, Norman Forgue, Frederic Goudy, Dard Hunter, Douglas McMurtrie, John Henry Nash, Bruce Rogers, Carl Rollins, Hervey White’s Maverick Press, and Elizabeth Yeats’s Cuala Press.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Art Institute of Chicago. School
  • Brothers of the Book
  • Carson Pirie Scott
  • Cuala Press
  • Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956
  • Forgue, Norman W.
  • Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947
  • Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966
  • Maverick Press (Woodstock, N.Y.)
  • McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
  • Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947
  • Ransom, Will, 1878-1955
  • Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
  • Rollins, Carl Purington, 1880-1960
  • Village Press
  • White, Hervey, 1866-1944
  • Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940

Subjects

  • Correspondence -- 1901-1950
  • Correspondence -- 1951-2000
  • Designers -- United States
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Photographs -- 1951-2000
  • Printers
  • Private presses -- Great Britain
  • Private presses -- United States

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Container List

Series 1: Files on presses and book artists, ca. 1920-1954

This series contains files created by Ransom across some fifty years’ correspondence with private press folk. Ransom’s daughter referred to this series and the next as the “Ransom Records of Press Books.” Individual files vary in content, including some or all of the following: prospectuses, announcements, ephemeral publications, and correspondence. Additional notes and press clippings on many presses are found in the parallel notebooks in Series 2.
Arranged alphabetically by press or artist’s name.

Box Folder Contents
1 1-3 Abbe, Dorothy
1 4 Abbe, Elfriede
1 5 Acorn Club
1 6-7 Adams, Glen Cameron
1 8 Afterhours Press
1 9 Alaska and the Yukon
1 10 Alcuin
1 11-14 Alderbrink Press
1 15 Aldergate Press
1 16 Allen, George
1 17-21 Allen, L. D.
1 22 Alphabet Press
1 23 Alwil Shop
1 24 American Antiquarian Society
1 25-36 American Institute of Graphic Arts
1 37 Ampersand Club
1 38 Ampersand Press
1 39 Amphora Press
2 40 Anchor Press, England
2 41 Anchor and Acorn Press
2 42-43 Anderson Books
2 44-45 Anderson, Carl J.
2 46 Anderson, Carl J., Halmstad paper samples
2 47 Anderson, Carl J., Linweave paper samples
2 48 Anderson, Carl J., Japan Paper Co.
2 49-50 Andrews, W. L.
2 51 Angel Alley Press
2 52-54 Angelo,Valenti
2 55 Ansbacher, L. J.
2 56-58 Anthoensen, Fred
2 59-62 Anthoensen, Southworth
2 63-70 Anthoensen
2 71 Anvil Press
3 72 Apellicon Press
3 73 Appledore Press
3 74 Apprentice House
3 75-76 Aquila Press
3 77 Archer
3 78 Archer, John
3 79-81 Aries Press
3 82-83 Argonaut Press
3 84-85 Argus Book Store
3 86-94 Armitage, Merle
3 95 Arrow Editions
3 96 Artemisia Press
3 97 Arundo Press
3 98 Ashlar Press
3 99-103 Ashendene Press
4 104 Attic House
4 105 Attic Press, John H. Dow
4 106 Auchinleck Press
4 107 Aucune Press
4 108 Auk Press
4 109 Aurand Press
4 110 Australian Limited Editions Society
4 111 Australian First Editions Club
4 112 Aventine Press
4 113-114 Avondene Press
4 115 Babcock, Alfred Penn
4 116-117 Backwoods Press
4 118 Ballou, Robert O.
4 119-120 Bandar Log Press
4 121-122 Banyan Press
4 123 Bar D Press
4 124 Barlow, William P. Jr.
4 125 Barnard, John, Associates
4 126 Bartlett, Alfred
4 127 Basement Press
4 128 Baskerville, John
4 129-132 Baughman Press
4 133-134 Beaumont Press
4 135 Bedford-Jones, H.
4 136 Beekman Hill Press
4 137 Beilenson, Peter
4 138 Bengis, Nathan L.
5 139-142 Bentley, Wilder
5 143 Bentley-Archetype Press
5 144 Berkeley Printers
5 145 Berliner & Lanigen
5 146 Berry Hill Press
5 147-148 Between Hours Press
5 149-153 Bibliotheca Typographica
5 154 Black Archer Press
5 155-157 Black Cat Press (see also Norman Forgue)
5 158 Black Manikin
5 159 Black Rose Press
5 160-162 Black Sun Press
5 163-164 Black Vine Press
5 165-166 Blackmore Press
5 167 Blackwell
5 168 Blakeney, E. H.
5 169 Blue Anchor
5 170 Blue Behinded Ape
5 171 Blue Grass Press
5 172-175 Blue Sky Press
6 176 Blue Sky Press
6 177-178 Boar's Head Press
6 179 Bon-Accord
6 180-181 Book Arts Club
6 182-187 Book Club of California
6 188-189 Book Club of Texas
6 190 Book Collectors Note Sheet
6 191 Book Collectors Packet
6 192 Book Collectors Society
6 193 Book Fair
6 194 Book Fellows
6 195 Bookery Press
6 196-197 Bookman Press (Pratt Institute)
6 198 Bookman Press (Bangor, Pennsylvania)
6 199 Bow, Charles A.
6 200-202 Bowling Green Press
7 203-219 Bradley, Will
7 220 Branding Iron Press
7 221 Brandt, Albert
7 222 Brayers Club
7 223 Breadloaf Printers
7 224 Breakfast Press
7 225 Bremer Presse
7 226 Broadside Press (Natonan, N.Y.)
7 227-228 Broadside Press (Park Ridge, Illinois)
7 229-230 Brodie, Warren J.
7 231-233 Brooks Press
7 234 Brookside Press
7 235 Brothers of the Book
7 236 Brough, Bruce, Press
7 237 Brow House
7 238 Bruin Press
7 239 Buce, Charles C.
7 240 Bullock, Joan
7 241-242 Bunny Press
8 243-244 Bur Press
8 245 Byway Studio Press
8 246 Calapai, Letterio
8 247 Calhoun Club
8 248 Calligraphy
8 249 Calligraphy - DaBoll
8 250 Cambridge
8 251-253 Capon, Charles
8 254-255 Caradoc Press
8 256-261 Careless Press
8 262 Carlyle
8 263 Carmel Pine Cone Press
8 264 Carson's Advertisements see also oversize box 94
8 265 Carson Pirie Scott promotional pieces
8 266-267 Carteret Book Club
8 268-269 Caslon Press
8 270-271 Cassowary Press
8 272-274 Castle Press
9 275-277 Castle Press
9 278-279 Caxton Club
9 280-283 Cayne Press
9 284 Cedar Tree Press
9 285 Cellar
9 286 Centaur Press (Philadelphia)
9 287 Centaur Press (San Francisco)
9 288 Chapin, Barbara Mather
9 289 Chappell, Warren
9 290 Chase, Robert Graham
9 291 Cheney, William M.
9 292 Cheshire House Inc.
9 293 Chocorua Press
9 294-296 Chorobates, At the sign of
9 297 Chubb, Ralph
9 298 Cider Press
9 299 Claremont Press
9 300 Clark Arthur H. & Co.
9 301 Clark, William Andrews, Memorial Library
9 302-310 Cleland, T. M.
10 311-315 Cleland, T. M.
10 316 Clemens, S. & F.
10 317-322 Clerk's Press
10 323-332 Cleverdon, Douglas
11 333 Clock House Press
11 334 Cloister Press
11 335 Cloverleaf Press
11 336 Club of Odd Volumes
11 337 Cock Robin Press
11 338-341 Coggeshall, Howard
11 342 Colenso Press
11 343-344 Colish, A., Press
11 345 Collectors Book Club
11 346-359 Colophon
12 360-362 Colt Press
12 363 Columbia University
12 364 Columbiad Club
12 365 Conference Press
12 366-367 Conkwright, P. J.
12 368-369 Coppard, A. E.
12 370 Coq d'Or Press
12 371 Corell, John J.
12 372 Cornhill Press
12 373-374 Corydon Press
12 375-376 Countryman Press
12 377-381 Covici-Friede
12 382 Cranach Presse
12 383-385 Cranbrook House
13 386 Crandall Press
13 387-388 Creekside Press
13 389-405 Cresset Press
13 406 Criterion Miscellany
13 407-423 Cuala Press
14 424-425 Cubicle Press
14 426-443 Cummington Press
14 444-450 Curwen Press
15 451-459 Curwen Press
15 460 Cupid Press
15 461 Cushing, John
15 462 Cygnet Press
15 463-464 Dahlstrom, Grant
15 465-468 Da Boll, Raymond
15 469-477 Daniel, Henry
15 478 Darlington Press
15 479-480 Davies, Peter
16 481-485 Davies, Peter
16 486 Davy, William
16 487-490 Dawson, Muir
16 491 Dean, Mallette
16 492 Decker, James
16 493 De La More Press
16 494 Derrick, Thomas
16 495-502 Derrydale Press
16 503-506 De Vinne Press
16 507 Diamant
16 508-509 Diamond, Elizabeth
16 510-517 Diamond, Elizabeth, Hyacinth Press
17 518-521 Diamond, Elizabeth, Hyacinth Press
17 522 Didot
17 523 Dietz Press
17 524 Dilettante Press
17 525 Dingbat Press
17 526-527 Dinghy Press
17 528 Distaff Side
17 529-530 Dogwood Press
17 531 Dolmen Press
17 532-537 Domesday Press
17 538-547 Doubleday, Doran & Co.
17 548-549 Douglas, Lester
17 550 Douglas, Norman
17 551 Douglas, Noel
18 552-568 Doves Press
18 569 Driftwind Press
18 570-572 Dropmore Press
18 573 Duchnes, Philip C.
18 574 Dunmore's Gazette
18 575 Dunster House
18 576-595 Dwiggins, William A.
19 596-610 Dwiggins, William A.
19 611 Eclipse Press
19 612-617 Edwards, Cyril
19 618 Eichenberg, Fritz
19 619-620 Ellis, Arthur
19 621-624 Ellis, Richard
19 625 Elm Press
19 626-627 Elm Tree Press
19 628-629 Elston Press
19 630 Elzevir, Louis
20 631-632 Enschede, Johannes
20 633-634 Equinox Press
20 635 Equinox Cooperative Press
20 636-641 Eragny Press
20 642 Ernst Ludwig Press
20 643-647 Essex House
20 648 Estienne, Henry & Robert
20 649-651 Eucalyptus Press
20 652 Evans, Margaret D.
20 653 Evans, John Morris
20 654 Everson, William
20 655 Faber and Faber
20 656 Faber and Gwyer
20 657 Fahey, Herber & Peter
20 658 Fairfield Co.
20 659 Falk, Charles H.
20 660-666 Fanfrolico Press
20 667 Farallon Press
20 668 Farrago Press
20 669 Farrar & Rinehart
20 670 Fass, John S.
21 671 Fauntleroy, Joseph
21 672-680 Favil Press
21 681 Feathered Serpent Press
21 682 Fell Types
21 683-700 Fifty Books (AIGA), 1923-1946
22 701-708 Fifty Books (AIGA), 1947-1954
22 709 Fine Arts Press
22 710 Fine Book Circle
22 711 Fine Editions Club
22 712-714 Fine Editions Press
22 715-732 First Edition Club
23 733-735 Fitts, Norman
23 736 Five by Eight (5x8) Press
23 737-738 The Fleuron (American)
23 739-742 The Fleuron (British)
23 743-746 The Fleuron Ltd
23 747-748 The Fleuron Press
23 749-750 Florence Press
23 751 Flying Fame
23 752 Flozari Pegasus Studio
23 753-754 Fordham University Press
23 755-765 Folio Society Ltd
24 766-769 Forest Press
24 770-794 Forgue, Norman (see also Black Cat Press)
25 795-796 Fortune Press
25 797-804 The Fossils
25 805 Fountain Press
25 806-810 Four Ducks
25 811 Four by Six Press
25 812 Four Elms Press
25 813 Franck, Peter
25 814 Franklin Press at Passy
25 815-817 Fraroran Press
25 818 Freedman, Ted
25 819 Fryer, Benjamin
25 820 Fulcrum Press
25 821 Fust and Schoeffer
25 822 Futile Press
26 823 Gage, Harry L.
26 824 Gaelic Press
26 825 Gaige, Crosby
26 826 Ye Galleon Press
26 827-829 Garamond, Claude
26 830 Garden City Press
26 831-833 Garnett, Porter
26 834 Gartner,, John
26 835 Gemini Press
26 836-843 Gentry, Helen
26 844-846 George, Sign of the
26 847-858 Georgian Press
27 859-860 German Presses
27 861-864 Gill, Eric
27 865-867 Gilliss, Walter
27 868 Gilman Press
27 869-898 Golden Cockrell Press
28 899-933 Golden Cockrell Press
29 934 Golden Cross Press
29 935 Golden Dog Press
29 936-939 Golden Eagle Press
29 940-956 Golden Hind Press
29 957-958 Golden Hours Press
29 959 Golden Stair Press
29 960 Gollancz, Victor
29 961 Goodspeed, Charles
29 962-979 Goudy, Frederic
30 980-994 Grabhorn Press
30 995 Grady, George
30 996 Grassby, Percy
30 997-998 Gravesend Press
30 999 Gray Moose Press
30 1000-1004 Grayhound Press
30 1005 Greene, Alexander
30 1006 Greenhorn Press
30 1007-1009 Greenwood Press
30 1010-1011 Gress, Walter, B.
30 1012-1014 Grey Bow Press
30 1015-1028 Gregynog Press
31 1029-1048 Gregynog Press
31 1049-1060 Grolier Club
31 1061 Groundhog Press
31 1062 Guidon Press
31 1063 Guilford Press
31 1064 Gundle, Torkel
31 1065-1072 Gutenberg-Gesellschaft
32 1073-1090 Haas, Irvin
32 1091 Haberly, Lloyd
32 1092-1093 Hackett, E. Byrne
32 1094 Haford, Press
32 1095 Hague and Gill Ltd
32 1096-1003 Halcyon Press
32 1104 Half Moon Press
32 1105 Hamilton Press
32 1106-1118 Hammer, Victor
33 1119 Hammer Creek
33 1120 Hammer Presse
33 1121 Hammersmith Publishing
33 1122-1128 Hand and Flower Press
33 1129-1131 Handicraft Shop
33 1132-1151 Harbor Press
34 1152 Harmsen, Tyrus G.
34 1153 Harper & Brothers
34 1154-1158 Harrison of Paris
34 1159 Harrison Press
34 1160-1161 Hart, James D.
34 1162-1169 Hart, Leo, Printing House of
34 1170 Hartismere Press
34 1171 Harvard College Library
34 1172 Harvard University P r ess
34 1173-1174 Harvest Press
34 1175-1177 Haslewood Press
34 1178 Haworth Press
34 1179-1180 Hawthorn House
35 1181-1187 Hawthorn House
35 1188 Hayes, James J.
35 1189 Haymarket Press
35 1190 Heins, Charles W.
35 1191 Heller, Helen West
35 1192-1193 Hendrickson, James
35 1194 Henninger, S. J., Jr.
35 1195 Heron Press
35 1196-1199 Heritage Club
35 1200 Hershberger, Leander L.
35 1201-1204 Hertzog, Carl
35 1205 Hesperides Press
35 1206-1207 Higgins-McArthur Co.
36 1208-1217 High House
36 1218 Highacres Press
36 1219 Highland Press
36 1220 Hill School
36 1221-1227 Hill, Edwin B.
36 1228 Hillside Press
36 1229-1233 Hinrichsen Press
36 1234 Hippogryph (Hippogriff) Press
36 1235 Hobby Horse Press
36 1236-1237 Hobby House (Pennsylvania)
36 1238 Hobby House (Oklahoma)
36 1239 Hobby Press
36 1240-1241 Hogarth Press
36 1242 Hohlwein, Ludwig
37 1243-1244 Holborn House
37 1245 Holeo Press
37 1246-1247 Holiday House
37 1248 Holiday Press
37 1249 Hollycrofters
37 1250 Holman, Robert
37 1251 Hopper, A. Raymond
37 1252 Hornbook Press
37 125 3 Houghton Mifflin Co.
37 1254-1255 Hours Press
37 1256 House of Huntington
37 1257 House of Sunshine
37 1258-1259 Howe, Gerald, Ltd.
37 1260-1268 Howell, Douglass
37 1269 Howell John
37 1270 Hunt, Haywood H .
38 1271-1296 Hunter, Dard
38 1297 Hunter, William Henry
38 1298 Huntington, House of
38 1299 Huntington Library
38 1300-1301 Huntington Press
38 1302-1303 Hurdis, James
39 1304 Hurley, E. T.
39 1305 Hyacinth Press
39 1306 Imprint Society
39 1307 Imprimatur
39 1308 Indiana University Press
39 1309 Inland Printer
39 1310 Jackson, William
39 1311-1312 Jacobs, S. A.
39 1313 Jeanes, J. Y. Jr.
39 1314-1316 Johnston, Paul
39 1317 Joiner & Steele Ltd
39 1318 Jones, E. Willis
39 1319 Jones, George W.
39 1320-1321 Josephy, Robert
39 1322-1323 Journalism Laboratory
39 1324 Jumbo
39 1325 June House Press
39 1326-1327 Jung, Theodore
39 1328 Kahoe & Co.
39 1329 Keesling Press
39 1330-1338 Kelmscott Press
40 1339 Kennedy, Lawton
40 1340-1343 Kent, Rockwell
40 1344 Kibbee, Wallace
40 1345 King, Howard N.
40 1346 Kings Arms Prsss
40 1347-1349 Kings Printers Editions
40 1350-1351 Kirgate Press
40 1352-1353 Kittredge, William A.
40 1354 Klinefelter, Walter
40 1355 Klyce S.
40 1356-1357 Knopf, Alfred A.
40 1358 Koch, Rudolph
40 1359 Krimpen, J. Van
40 1360 Kunstgewerbeshule
40 1361-1370 Laboratoroy Press
41 1371-1395 Lakeside Press
42 1396-1399 Lakeside Press
42 1400 Lane, John
42 1401 Lane, R. F.
42 1402 Lankes, J. J.
42 1403-1404 Lantern Press
42 1405-1406 Latin Press
42 1407 Laughlin, Curtis Stewart
42 1408 Lee, Francis Watts
42 1409 Lee Priory Press
42 1410-1415 Lettering
42 1416 Lewis, Allen
42 1417 Library Guild
42 1418-1421 Limited Editions Club - Index - Bibliography
42 1422 Limited Editions Club, Ads
42 1423 Limited Editions Club, Aldine Awards
42 1424 Limited Editions Club, Checklist
43 1425 Limited Editions Club, Toward a Reform of Paper Currency
43 1426-1427 Limited Editions Club, Clippings
43 1428-1430 Limited Editions Club, The Dolphin
43 1431 Limited Editions Club, Evergreen Tales
43 1432 Limited Editions Club, Helen and George Macy
43 1433 Limited Editions Club, Correspondence 1930's
43 1434 Limited Editions Club, Correspondence 1940
43 1435 Limited Editions Club, Correspondence 1941
43 1436 Limited Editions Club , Correspondence1942-1946
43 1437 Limited Editions Club, Announcements, Catalog 1929-1942
43 1438 Limited Editions Club, 2nd Series
43 1439 Limited Editions Club, 3rd Series
43 1440 Limited Editions Club, 4, 6, 8, 9 Series
43 1441 Limited Editions Club, Specimen page
43 1442-1444 Limited Editions Club, Notices
43 1445 Limited Editions Club, Silver Jubilee
43 1446 Limited Editions Club, Misc. publication notes
43 1447 Limited Editions Club, Ten years of the club
43 1448 Limited Editions Club, Index by Author
43 1449 Limited Editions Club, Index by Illustrators
43 1450 Limited Editions Club, Index of Typographers
43 1451 Limited Editions Club, Index of Printers
43 1452 Limited Editions Club, Index of Types
43 1453 Limited Editions Club, Index of Papers used
43 1454 Limited Editions Club, Index of Announcements
43 1455 Limited Editions Club, Silver Jubilee Award to Will Ransom
44 1456 Limited Editions Group
44 1457 Lion & Unicorn Press
44 1458 Lites, Arthur, Press
44 1459 Little Man Press
44 1460 Lockwood, Willard A.
44 1461 Lone Gull Press
44 1462-1463 Low, Joseph
44 1464-1466 Lower Regions Press
44 1467 Lucky Dog Press
44 1468 Lufkin, Raymond
44 1469 Lugard, Cecil Edward
44 1470 Lungarno Series
44 1471 McCaffery, Frank
44 1472 McCallister, Bruce
44 1473 McDonald, Thomas W.
44 1474 McKee, Walter V.
44 1475 McLellan, Hugh
44 1476-1486 McMurtrie, Douglas, 1920's articles
44 1487-1489 McPharlin, Paul
44 1490 Mainzer Press
44 1491 Maizeland Press
45 1492-1493 Mandrake Press
45 1494 Maple Press
45 1495-1506 Marchbanks Press
45 1507 Marion Press
45 1508 Marion Press, checklist
45 1509 Marion Press, catalog
45 1510 Marsh, William J.
45 1511 Mary's Meadow Press
45 1512-1518 Maverick Press, correspondence, 1920-1949
46 1519 Mayhew Press
46 1520 Mayle, Sydney
46 1521-1522 Medici Society
46 1523 Medusa Head
46 1524-1545 Merrymount Press
46 1546 Mesier, E. S.
47 1547 Metropolitan Pres
47 1548 Meynell, Francis
47 1549 Middle Hill Press
47 1550 Midget Press
47 1551 Mill House
47 1552 Miniature Books
47 1553-1555 Molehill Press
47 1556 Monadnock Press
47 1557 Monastery Hill Bindery
47 1558 Monk's Head Press
47 1559-1561 Monograms
47 1562-1565 Montague Press
47 1566 Moore, E. M.
47 15 67 Morgan Library
47 1568 Morison, Stanley
47 1569 Morrill Press
47 1570-1571 Mosher, T. B., correspondence 1910-1946
47 1572-1574 Mosher, T. B., book lists
47 1575 Mosher, T. B.
47 1576-1578 Munder, Norman T. A.
47 1579 Museum Press (Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC)
48 1580-1625 Nash, John Henry
49 1626-1640 Nash, John Henry, Book Club of California, Loan Exhibit
49 1641 Nash, Ray
49 1642 National Amateur Printers Assn
49 1643 Newark Museum Press
49 1644 Newbegin, John J.
49 1645 New Directions Books
49 1646 Newton, A. Edward
49 1647-1651 Nonesuch Fellowship
49 1652-1670 Nonesuch Press
50 1671-1675 Nonesuch Press
50 1676 Nookwood Press
50 1677 Norman Press
50 1678 Nueva California Press
50 1679 Oakwood Press
50 1680-1690 Officina Bodoni
50 1691 Onondaga Photograph Engravers
50 1692 Oscar Ogg
50 1693 Oiseau-Lyre
50 1694 Oliver Press
50 16 95 Oliver, Harry
50 1696 Orcutt, William Dana
50 1697-1707 Oriole Press
51 1708-1713 Orton, Vrest
51 1714 Osbourne, S. L., & Co.
51 1715 Otsota Press
51 1716-1721 Overbrook Press
51 1722-1723 Ovid Press
51 1724 Oxford University Press
51 1725 Page, C. H.
51 1726 Palmer, Jason D.
51 1727-1731 Palmetto Press
51 1732 Paragon
51 1733-1737 Park Place Press
52 1738 Partman, William B.
52 1739 Payson, William Farquhar
52 1740 Pearson, Reuben
52 1741-1754 Pear Tree Press
52 1755-1764 Pegasus Press
53 1765 Pelican Press
53 1766 Pels, Edward
53 1767 Pembroke Press
53 1768 Pendulum Press
53 1769 Penguin Press
53 1770 Perambulant Pres
53 1771-1772 Peregrine Press
53 1773-1774 Periwinkle Press
53 1775-1789 Peter Pauper Press
53 1790-1792 Petty, G. H.
53 1793 Phillips, Frederic Nelson, Inc.
53 1794 Philosopher Press
54 1795-1798 Phoenix Press
54 1799 Pickering Press
54 1800 Press of the Pioneers
54 1801-1802 Plantin, Christophe
54 1803 Plantin Press
54 1804-1807 Platen Press
54 1808 Pleiad, The
54 1809 Pocahontas Press
54 1810 Pocket Press
54 1811-1813 Pont, Charles
54 1814-1816 Pony Barn Press
55 1817-1831 Pony Barn Press
55 1832 Poore, Taylor
55 1833-1834 Porpoise Press
56 1835 Porte Publishing Co.
56 1836-1837 Porter, Bern
56 1838 Post Prandial Press
56 1839 Pound Press
56 1840 Powgen Press
56 1841 Powys, Llewelyn
56 1842-1851 Prairie Press
56 1852 Primavera Press
56 1853-1856 Print
56 1857 Printing Art
56 1858-1860 Printype
57 1861 Priory Press
57 1862-1869 Private Presses
57 1870-1871 Profile Press
57 1872 Prometheus Press
57 1873 Prospect Press
57 1874 Puppet Press
57 1875-1876 Peterschein-Hingham
57 1877-1888 Pynson Printers
58 1889-1902 Pynson Printers
58 1903 Quercus Press
58 1904-1906 Rampant Lions Press
58 1907 Ranchos Press
58 1908 Rand, Paul
58 1909-1921 Random House
59 1922 Rassu, A. M.
59 1923 Raven Printers
59 1924 Recluse Press
59 1925 Redcoat Press
59 1926 Redlands Press
59 1927 Red Tower Press
59 1928 Reed, Philip
59 1929 Reichl, Ernst
59 1930 Reichner, Herbert
59 1931 Reid, Robert
59 1932-1933 Remlap Press
59 1934 Reiland, Leonard
59 1935 Ressinger
59 1936 Riccardi Press
59 1937 Richards Press
59 1938-1939 Richards, Grant
59 1940-1941 Rimington & Hooper
59 1942-1948 Ritchie, Ward, Press
60 1949-1953 Richings, Joan (see also Gray Moose Press)
60 1954-1955 Riverside Press (see also Bruce Rogers)
60 1956-1958 Robinson, Elrie
60 1959 Roblar Press
60 1960 Rochester (see also Harbor Press)
60 1961 Rodale Press
60 1962 Rodker, John
60 1963-1971 Rogers, Bruce
61 1972-2000 Rogers, Bruce
62 2001-2009 Rollins, Carl Purington
62 2010 Rosenbach Co.
62 2011 Rose Valley Press
62 2012-2042 Rounce & Coffin Club
63 2043-2044 Roxburghe Club of San Francisco
63 2045-2055 Roycroft
64 2056-2075 Rudge, William Edwin
65 2076-2077 Rudge, William Edwin & Sons
65 2078 Rudge, William Edwin III
65 2079 Rudolf (Zwanziger Rudolfinischer Druck)
65 2080 Ruff, David
65 2081 Rupprecht Presse
65 2082 Russell, Arthur Martin Jr.
65 2083 Russell, G. B.
65 2084 Russell, Robert
65 2085-2086 Russell, T. C.
65 2087 Ruttle, Shaw & Wetherill Inc.
65 2088-2090 Ruzicka, Rudolph
65 2091-2092 Rydal Press
65 2093 Sacramento Book Collectors Club
65 2094 Sahlin, Emil George
65 2095-2099 St. Alban's Press
66 2100-2106 St. Domenic's Press
66 2107 St. Onge, Achille J.
66 2108 Salisbury Hill Press
66 2109 Salter, Stefan
66 2110-2120 Salt House Press
66 2121-2123 Samson Press
67 2124-2142 Samson Press
68 2143 San Pasqual Press
68 2144 Saunders Studio Press
68 2145 Saunders, Henry J.
68 2146 Saturday Review of Literature
68 2147-2151 Schiller, Albert
68 2152-2155 Scholartis Press
68 2156 School Anuals
68 2157 School Press
68 2158 Scrivener, James D. Henderson
68 2159 Segal, Harold
68 2160 Seizin, Press, Robert Graves
68 2161-2163 Seton Village Press
68 2164 Seven Acres Press
68 2165 Seven Seas Press
68 2166-2170 Shakespeare Head Press
69 2171-2178 Shakespeare Head Press
69 2179 Shenval Press, James Shand
69 2180 Shoe String Press
69 2181-2182 Siberell, Lloyd Emerson
69 2183 Signature
69 2184-2185 Silver Quoin Press
69 2186 Silver Unicorn Press
69 2187 Simpson, Herbert W.
69 2188 Snails Pace Press
69 2189-2196 Society of Typographic Artists
70 2197 Solitarian Press
70 2198-2203 Soncino Press
7 0 2204-2207 Southworth Press
70 2208 Sower Press
70 2209 Sowers, Edwin Uhler
70 2210-2214 Spiral Press
70 2215 Spook Hollow Press
70 2216 Spring Lodge Press
70 2217 Stable Press
70 2218 Standard, Paul
70 2219 Stanton Press
70 2220 Starkweather, Jack
70 2221-2222 Steiner-Prag, Hugo
70 2223 Stephen Daye Press
70 2224 Stephens, James
70 2225 Stern, Philip Van Doren
71 2226-2228 Stone, Edward L.
71 2229 Stone & Kimball
71 2230 Stone Stable Press
71 2231 Stone Book, Sign of the
71 2232 Stone's Throw Press
71 2233 Stonor, The Press at
71 2234 Story Classics
71 2235 Stourton Press
71 2236-2246 Stratford Press
71 2247-2249 Strawberry Hill
72 2250-2251 Stricker, Thomas Perry
72 2252-2253 Sumac Press
72 2254-2259 Will Ransom's Sundry File
72 2260 Sunny Brooke Press
72 2261 Swallow, Alan
72 2262 Swan Press
72 226 3 Swarthmore College Library
72 2264 Sunshine Press
72 2265 Sweden, Printing in
72 2266 Sweet, Forest
72 2267-2268 Sylvan Press
72 2269 Tantivy Press
72 2270 Tarbu Press
72 2271-2274 Taylor & Taylor
72 2275 Thistle Press
73 2276-2278 Thomas, F. F. Jr.
73 2279 Thomas, Isiah
73 2280 Thompson, Tommy
73 2281 Thorneycroft Press
73 2282 Thorniley, William O.
73 2283 Three Bears, Press of the
73 2284 Three Monks Press
73 2285 Three Mountain Press
73 2286-2287 Thrift, Tim
73 2288-2290 Thumbprint
73 2291 Thuringer, Joseph
73 2292-2293 Timothy Press
73 2294-2297 Tintern Press
73 2298-2302 Title Pages
73 2303 Toepperwein, Fritz
73 2304 Tommasini, Amadeo R.
73 2305 Tomkins, A. S.
73 2306 Torch Press
73 2307 Tory, Geoffrey
73 2308-2309 Toyon Press
73 2310 Trade Marks
74 2311 Travers, Michael
74 2312-2314 Trenholm, George F.
74 2315 Triskele Press
74 2316-2318 Trovillion, Hal W.
74 2319-2327 Trovillion Private Press
74 2328 Typographica
74 2329-2332 Typophiles, The
75 2333 Underfoot Pres
75 2334-2337 Untied Press
75 2338 Ulysses Press
75 2339-2343 Vale Press
75 2344 Valley Fine Arts
75 2345 Village Press
75 2346 Vine Press
75 2347 Vintage Editions
75 2348-2350 Volk, Kurt
75 2351 Wakefield Press
75 2352 Waldie-Fitzgerald
75 2353-2359 Walpole Printing Office
76 2360 Walton, Clark
76 2361 Warde, Beatrice
76 2362-2369 Warde, Frederic
76 2370 Washburn & Thomas
76 2371 Watch Hill Press
76 2372-2373 Waterbury Press
76 2374-2375 Waterson, Francis
76 2376 Watts, Steve L.
76 2377-2378 Wayside Press
76 2379-2386 Webb, David K.
77 2387-2391 Webb, David K.
77 2392 Weiss, E. R.
77 2393-2394 Westgate Press
77 2395 Westminster Press
77 2396 Weygand, James L.
77 2397-2398 Wheatstalk Press
77 2399 Wheeler, Monroe
77 2400 Whimsical Press
77 2401 White, Lewis
77 2402 White Elephant
77 2403 Williamsburg Press
77 2404 Willow Press
77 2405-2415 Wilson, Adrian
77 2416 Wilson, Edward
78 2417-2434 Windsor Press
78 2435 Wings Press
78 2436 Winship, George Parker
78 2437-2447 Winterich, John T.
79 2448-2451 Winter Wheat Press
79 2452 Woodchuck Press
79 2453-2461 Woodcuts, Norman Kent
79 2462 Woodcuts, Fritz Eichenberg
79 2463-2466 Woodcuts, Misc.
79 2467 Woodcut Society
79 2468 Woodstock Press
79 2469-2475 Woolly Whale, Press of the
80 2476-2488 Woolly Whale, Press of the
80 2489 Wright, George B.
80 2490 Yale University Press
80 2491 Yerba Buena Press
80 2492 Yorktown Press
80 2493 Young, George
80 2494 Youthland Press
80 2495 Zamorano Club
80 2496-2497 Zauberberg Press
80 2498 Zeitlin & Ver Brugge

Series 2: Looseleaf Notebooks, ca. 1920-1954

The notebooks in this series are parallel to the files in Series 1. For each book from a given press, Ransom would include a separate loose-leaf sheet with full publication information, sources for citations, notes, and often pasted-in press notices.
Arranged alphabetically by press or artist’s name. At the end in a second alphabet are looseleaf sheets not included in the notebooks by Ransom .

Box Folder Contents
-- 2499 Notebook: Dorothy Abbe to Alibi Press
-- 2500 Notebook: George Allan to L. J. Ansbacher
-- 2501 Notebook: Anthoesen
-- 2502 Notebook: Antigone Press to Aquila Press
-- 2503 Notebook: Archetype Press to Aries Press
-- 2504 Notebook: Merle Armitage to Ascher
-- 2505 Notebook: Ashendene Press
-- 2506 Notebook: Ashlar Press to Azania Press
-- 2507 Notebook: A. P. Babcock to Bannatyne Club
-- 2508 Notebook: Banyan Press to Peter Beilenson
-- 2509 Notebook: Beldornie Press to Wilder Bentley
-- 2510 Notebook: L. B. Benton to Bibliographical Society
-- 2511 Notebook: Bibliophile Press to Black Archer Press
-- 2512 Notebook: Black Cat Press
-- 2513 Notebook: Black Cat Press to DeBlauwe Schuit
-- 2514 Notebook: Blomefield Press to Book Arts Club
-- 2515 Notebook: Book Club of California to Book Mark
-- 2516 Notebook: J. W. Borden to Breakfast Press
-- 2517 Notebook: Bremer Presse to Byway Studio
-- 2518 Notebook: Cabin in the Pines to Castle Press
-- 2519 Notebook: Catamount Press to Cayme Press
-- 2520 Notebook: Cedar Press to Cheylesmore Press
-- 2521 Notebook: Chiswick Press
-- 2522 Notebook: Chocorua Press to Clerk's Press
-- 2523 Notebook: James Cleugh to Morris Colman
-- 2524 Notebook: Colophon to Colophon Club
-- 2525 Notebook: Color to William Cowper
-- 2526 Notebook: Craftsman's Guild to Crown Publishing Co.
-- 2527 Notebook: Cuala Press to Cupid Press
-- 2528 Notebook: Curwen Press
-- 2529 Notebook: Frank Cushing to Mde la Dauphine
-- 2530 Notebook: Gustav Davidson to Josh Billings
-- 2531 Notebook: Derrydale Press
-- 2532 Notebook: Ernst Detterer to De Vinne
-- 2533 Notebook: Diamant Classics to Dover Press
-- 2534 Notebook: Dow Press to Roger Duvoisin
-- 2535 Notebook: Doves Press
-- 2536 Notebook: W. A Dwiggins
-- 2537 Notebook: W. A. Dwiggins
-- 2538 Notebook: W. A. Dwiggins
-- 2539 Notebook: Dyke Mill to Richard Ellis
-- 2540 Notebook: Elm Press to Essex Book and Print Club
-- 2541 Notebook: Essex House Press to Fanfrolico Press
-- 2542 Notebook: Fantasy Press to Josiah Fletcher
-- 2543 Notebook: Fifty Books
-- 2544 Notebook: Fifty Books
-- 2545 Notebook: Fleuron Ltd. To Folio Society
-- 2546 Notebook: Harry Ford to Futile Press
-- 2547 Notebook: Gaelic Press to Helen Gentry
-- 2548 Notebook: Sign of the George to Golden Press
-- 2549 Notebook: Golden Cockerel Press
-- 2550 Notebook: Golden Cockerel Press
-- 2551 Notebook: Golden Cockerel Press to Eagle Press
-- 2552 Notebook: Golden Hind Press to Gotham House
-- 2553 Notebook: Goudy to Government Printing Office
-- 2554 Notebook: Florence and Edwin Grabhorn
-- 2555 Notebook: Florence and Eddwin Grabhorn
-- 2556 Notebook: Grace Church Press to Ray Griffith
-- 2557 Notebook: Grolier Club
-- 2558 Notebook: Groundhog Press to Halcyon Press
-- 2559 Notebook: George T. Haley to Harbor Press
-- 2560 Notebook: Francois de Harlay to Henry & Longwell
-- 2561 Notebook: Heritage Press
-- 2562 Notebook: Heritage Press
-- 2563 Notebook: Hermes Press to Frank Holms
-- 2564 Notebook: Otto von Holten to Hyperion Press
-- 2565 Notebook: Idlewild Press to Press of the Kells
-- 2566 Notebook: Kelmscott Press
-- 2567 Notebook: Kelmscott Press to Kirgate Press
-- 2568 Notebook: William A. Kittredge to de Kunera-Pres
-- 2569 Notebook: Laboratory Press
-- 2570 Notebook: Ladies Printing Press to Clifford J. Laube
-- 2571 Notebook: C. Harold Lauck to Lilliputian Press
-- 2572 Notebook: Limited Editions Club
-- 2573 Notebook: Limited Editions Club
-- 2574 Notebook: Limited Editions Group to Macmillan
-- 2575 Notebook: George Macy to Mansards Press
-- 2576 Notebook: Ruth Elvish Mantz to Merlin Press
-- 2577 Notebook: Douglas McMurtrie
-- 2578 Notebook: Douglas McMurtrie
-- 2579 Notebook: Paul McPharlin
-- 2580 Notebook: Merrymount Press
-- 2581 Notebook: Merrymount Press
-- 2582 Notebook: Merrymount Press
-- 2583 Notebook: Merrymount Press
-- 2584 Notebook: Merrymount Press to H. W. Morton
-- 2585 Notebook: Mosher Press
-- 2586 Notebook: Mosher Press to J. Naaijkens
-- 2587 Notebook: Nash, (sous-marin-Presse V)
-- 2588 Notebook: John Henry Nash
-- 2589 Notebook: John Henry Nash, 1901-1919
-- 2590 Notebook: John Henry Nash, 1920-1927
-- 2591 Notebook: John Henry Nash, 1928-1932
-- 2592 Notebook: John Henry Nash 1933 to Nash Fine Arts
-- 2593 Notebook: Paul Nash to Nonesuch Press
-- 2594 Notebook: Nonesuch Press
-- 2595 Notebook: Nookwood Press to Officina Bodoni
-- 2596 Notebook: Officina Serpentis to Oriole Press
-- 2597 Notebook: Alice Orman to Ovid Press
-- 2598 Notebook: Paddock Press to Pear Tree Press
-- 2599 Notebook: John Peckham to Peter Pauper Press
-- 2600 Notebook: Peter Pauper Press
-- 2601 Notebook: Peter Piper Press to Eugenia Porter
-- 2602 Notebook: Postprandial Press to Prospect Press
-- 2603 Notebook: Pulham Press to Richard Pynson
-- 2604 Notebook: Quarto Club to Random House
-- 2605 Notebook: Comte de Rantzan to R. C. von Ripper
-- 2606 Notebook: Ward Ritchie
-- 2607 Notebook: Ward Ritchie
-- 2608 Notebook: River Press to Bruce Rogers
-- 2609 Notebook: Bruce Rogers
-- 2610 Notebook: Bruce Rogers, 1913-1927
-- 2611 Notebook: Bruce Rogers, 1928-1948
-- 2612 Notebook: Carl Rollins
-- 2613 Notebook: Carl Rollins to William Roth
-- 2614 Notebook: Rounce and Coffin Club to Rowfant Club
-- 2615 Notebook: Roxburghe Club to Roycroft
-- 2616 Notebook: Rudge Press 1914-1925
-- 2617 Notebook: Rudge Press 1926-1929
-- 2618 Notebook: Rudge Press 1930-1935
-- 2619 Notebook: William Edwin Rudge to St. Albans Press
-- 2620 Notebook: St. Dominic's Press
-- 2621 Notebook: St. Gregory Press to William R. Scott
-- 2622 Notebook: THE SCRIBE to Shakespeare Head Press
-- 2623 Notebook: Shakespeare Head Press
-- 2624 Notebook: Shamrock Press to Edwin Sowers
-- 2625 Notebook: Spiral Press
-- 2626 Notebook: Spook Hollow Press to Strawberry Hill Press
-- 2627 Notebook: Strawberry Hill Press
-- 2628 Notebook: Thomas Stricker to A. J. A. Symons
-- 2629 Notebook: Tagalong Press to Edwin Titus
-- 2630 Notebook: Amadeo Tomasini to TYPOGRAPHY
-- 2631 Notebook: Trade Book Clinic
-- 2632 Notebook: Trade Book Clinic
-- 2633 Notebook: Typophiles
-- 2634 Notebook: Ulysses Press Ltd. To Village Press
-- 2635 Notebook: Village Press to Kurt Volk
-- 2636 Notebook: Hanns von Wagenvoorde to Walpole Printing Office
-- 2637 Notebook: Francis Walterson to Frederic Warde
-- 2638 Notebook: Frederic Warde
-- 2639 Notebook: Washburn & Thomas to R. R. Wilson
-- 2640 Notebook: Windsor Press to Woodstock Press
-- 2641 Notebookilliam Abbott to John Buckland-Wright
-- 2642 Notebook: Emerson Wulling to Zodiac Press Addenda: William Abbott to John Buckland-Wright
-- 2643 Notebook: Presses: Will Ransom 1899-1942
-- 2644 Notebook: Presses Will Ransom 1943-1945
-- 2645 Notebook: Presses Will Ransom 1946-1948
-- 2646 Notebook: Presses Will Ransom 1949-1950
-- 2647 Notebook: Presses Will Ransom 1951-1955
-- 2648 Notebook: Bibliography General: Press of the Woolly Whale to Writers Editions
81 2649 Notebook: Mary Alexander to John Averill
81 2650 Notebook: Book Designers
81 2651 Notebook: George Bailey to Stanley Burnshaw
81 2652 Notebook: Herbert Cahn to P. J. Conkwright
81 2653 Notebook: Tom Davin to Funk & Wagnalls
81 2654 Notebook: Reinhold Gehner to Nelson Gruppo
81 2655 Notebook: Haddon to T. Spencer Hutson
81 2656 Notebook: Sidney Jacobs to Robert Josephy
81 2657 Notebook: Robert Kelly to F. D. Knapp
81 2658 Notebook: James Laughlin to Ray Lufkin
81 2659 Notebook: Jane McCarthy to Barrows Mussey
81 2660 Notebook: Ray Nash to Paul Quinn
81 2661 Notebook: Robert Rau to Rudges' Sons
81 2662 Notebook: George Salter to Oliver Swan
81 2663 Notebook: Ed Taylor to Alicia Yasinski

Series 3: Series 3: Design Work, 1899-1954

This series follows an ordering of his own work drawn up by Ransom. It includes sketches, drawings, layouts, proofs and final print products created by Ransom at his own press or on commission for clients. Copies of publications not gifted by the Ransom estate were acquired from Dawson’s Bookshop (Los Angeles) in 1955. Related correspondence and some miscellaneous items are also filed here.
Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
82 2664 Letterhead, musical staff
82 2665 Illustration for Seattle newspaper, 1899 (see also box 94)
82 2666 Where Three is Company, 1900
82 2667 Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors, 1900
82 2668 Notebook, 1900
82 2669 Sketches for Tennyson's Lady of Shalott, 1901
82 2670 Ad for Lady of Shalott, 1901
82 2671 Illustration for Lady of Shalott, 1901
82 2672 Announcement for Lady of Shalott, 1901
82 2673 The Handcraft Shop, Record of sales for Lady of Shalott, 1901
82 2674 Recital program, 1901
82 2675 Recital program, 1901
82 2676 Bookplates, 1902
82 2677-2679 Oscar Wilde's Ave Imperatrix, 1902
82 2680 The Doves Press Type, 1902
82 2681 The Handcraft Shop, 1902
82 2682 Student work, 1903 (see also box 94)
82 2683 Walter Savage Landor, A Vision, 1903
83 2684-2686 Walter Savage Landor, A Vision, 1903
83 2687-2688 Will Ransom's Letterheads, 1903
83 2689 Design for Christendom, 1903
83 2690 Monogram designs, 1903
83 2691 Will Ransom's greeting cards, 1911-1930
83 2692 50 Books, 1912
83 2693 Drawing, 1912
83 2694 Album of Will Ransom's designs, 1912-1915
83 2695 Hand lettered specimens, 1912
83 2696 Letter to Mother describing recent commissions, 1912
83 2697 The Morris Book Shop, 1912
83 2698 Announcements, 1912
83 2699 Grand Opera in Chicago, 1913
83 2700 Letterhead, Brothers of the Book, 1914
83 2701 Carson Pirie Scott advertisement, 1916 (see also box 94)
83 2702 Hand lettered type designs, 1917-1938
83 2703 Barnhart type designs, 1917
83 2704-2705 Ransom's greeting cards, 1918-1920
83 2706 Carson Pirie Scott ads, 1920
83 2707 Album leaves of Will Ransom's letterheads, 1920-1937
84 2708 Mary Corse greeting card, 1921
84 2709 Wallace Stevens proposal, 1921
84 2710-2712 The Happy Tree, 1921
84 2713-2714 Pierre Loving, Drift Flake, 1921
84 2715 Pickard Studios, 1922
84 2716 Poetry Magazine, 1922
84 2717-2719 John Reed, Lincoln Steffens, 1922 (see also box 94)
84 2720 Anniversary Booklet, 1922
84 2721-2722 Richard Hughes, Gypsy-Night, 1922
84 2723 Letter from Mary Corse, 1922
84 2724-2726 Mary Corse, The House of Endless Doors, 1922
84 2727-2728 Announcements of Will Ransom's private press, 1922
84 2729-2730 Power Dalton, Star Pollen, 1922
85 2731 Educor Quo? XXXI Hymns…, 1923
85 2732 Masques Poems, 1923
85 2733-2734 Reed, Ye Beatyfycatyon of Ye Novyce, 1923 (see also box 94)
85 2735 Silver-Flecked Black, 1923
85 2736 Greetings from Will Ransom, 1924
85 2737 Birthday card for Alexander Sobel, 1924
85 2738-2749 List of books printed and published by Will Ransom, 1924
85 2750-2751 Dard Hunter, 1925
85 2752 1925, Christmas Cards, 1925
86 2753 Arthur Corwin, poetry book, 1925
86 2754 John H. Eustace, testimonial, 1926
86 2755 Easter Card, 1926
86 2756 An original type design, 1927
86 2757 American Library Association, 1927
86 2758-2760 Francois Villon, Ballade, printed by Pascal Covici, 1927
86 2761-2763 Farmer's Loan brochures, 1928
86 2764 Check list of press books, 1929
86 2765 Private presses and their books, 1929
86 2766-2768 Greeting Cards, 1929
86 2769-2780 Printing House of Leo Hart, 1930
86 2781 Will Ransom's greeting cards, 1931-1953
87 2782 Dard Hunter, 1932
87 2783-2785 Printing House of Leo Hart, 1932
87 2786-2787 The Last of the Mohicans, 1932
87 2788-2794 Lincoln Book, 1932
87 2795 Printing House of Leo Hart, 1933
87 2796 Printing House of Leo Hart, 1934
87 2797 American Printer, 1934
87 2798 Correspondence, 1936
87 2799 Bookplate, 1937
87 2800 Will Ransom's library record, 1937
87 2801 Buffalo Public Library bookplate, 1938
87 2802 The Village Press, 1938
87 2803-2805 The Prairie, 1939
87 2806 The Prairie, sketches by J. S. Curry, 1939
87 2807 Fred Goudy, diner invitation, 1940
87 2808 The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1940
87 2809 Paxton Library bookplate, 1942
88 2810 Life on the Mississippi, 1943
88 2812 Correspondence, 1946-51
88 2813 Margaret LeFranc, exhibit, 1951
88 2814 Will Ransom's New Years card, 1951
88 2815 Kelmscott, Doves and Ashendene, 1952
88 2816-2817 Correspondence, Typophiles and Kelmscott, 1953
88 2818 Card for Brother Antoninus, 1954
88 2819 Book plate for Mary Jo Brown, 1954
88 2820 Meditative Statement, n.d.
88 2821 Miscellaneous sketches, n.d.
88 2822 Ames, Emerich & Co. Holiday card, n.d.
88 2823 Dr. Stringfield, holiday card, n.d.
88 2824 Priscilla McArthur, holiday card, n.d.
88 2825 Helen Ransom, announcement, n.d.
88 2826 Miscellaneous bookplates, n.d.
88 2827 Sketches for bookplates, n.d.
88 2828 Carl Smalley bookplate, n.d.
88 2829 Miscellaneous bookplates, n.d.
88 2830 Belle Hanley bookplate, n.d.
88 2831 The Inns of Greece and Rome, Frank Morris, n.d.
88 2832 Orioles and Blackbirds, Hi Simons, n.d.
88 2833 Always New Frontiers, George Pattulo, n.d.
88 2834 A Jug of Punch, printed by Mathew Zimmer, n.d.
88 2835 Geometric sketch, n.d.
88 2836 Sketch for a monogram, n.d.
88 2837 Sketch for a Valentine card, n.d.
88 2838 Letterhead for Morris Book Shop and other designs, n.d.
88 2839 Red Cedar Shingles, n.d.
88 2840 R. R. Newell, business card, n.d.
89 2841 Carson Pirie Scott, promotional pieces (see also box 94), n.d.
89 2842-2844 American Seating Co., promotional pieces, n.d.
89 2845 Sketch for Davis Co. advertisement, n.d.
89 2846 Letterhead for J. R. Bailey Co., n.d.
89 2847 Letterhead for Printing House of Leo Hart, n.d.
89 2848 Letterheads for Will Ransom, n.d.
89 2849 Poetry magazine subscription form, n.d.
89 2850 Design for initial letter L, n.d.
89 2851 Announcement of Will Ransom joining Faithhorn Co., n.d.
89 2852 Will Ransom, announcement, n.d.
89 2853 Archlight Dusks, John Drury, n.d.
89 2854 Made in Berkshire, n.d.
89 2855 Initial letter and ornament designs, n.d.
89 2856 Initial letter designs, n.d.
89 2857 Roman Capital letter designs, n.d.
89 2858 Border designs, n.d.
89 2859 Astrology notes, n.d.
89 2860 Will Ransom Press, notice, n.d.
89 2861 Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, notice, n.d.
89 2862 Sundry lettering data, n.d.
89 2863 Other Stories, John Pickard, n.d.
89 2864 Notes Toward the Study of Type, Will Ransom, n.d.
89 2865 Four pages of MSS, Will Ransom, n.d.
89 2866 Folder of MS notes, Will Ransom, n.d.
89 2867 Type design for a bank, n.d.
89 2868 Four designs, n.d.
89 2869 Designs for head and tail pieces, n.d.
89 2870 Leo Hart promotional piece, n.d.
89 2871 The American Printer clippings, n.d.
89 2872-2874 Ornamental initial letters, n.d.
89 2875 Invitation, n.d.
89 2876 RR timetable, n.d.
89 2877 National Book Council, London, n.d.

Series 4: Biographical material, 1883-1931

Here are included miscellaneous materials relating to Will Ransom and his family, chiefly photographs and clippings. See also boxes 93 and 94 for oversize materials of this sort.

Box Folder Contents
90 2878 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1883,1894, n.d.
90 2879-2881 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1898
90 2882 Photograph of Will Ransom working on a sketch with a photograph of his model (see also box 94), 1899
90 2883 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1900
90 2884 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1900-1902
90 2885 Drawing of Will Ransom, 1903
90 2886 Photograph of Will Ransom in Art Institute of Chicago class, 1903
90 2887 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1906
90 2888 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1911
90 2889 Inland Printer article on Will Ransom, 1922
90 2890 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1922
90 2891 Linoleum portrait cut of Will Ransom by Edmond Hunt, 1922
90 2892 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1922-1924
90 2893 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1931
90 2894 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1936-1937
90 2895 American Institue of Graphic Arts, article on Will Ransom, 1937
90 2896 E. Swedenbord brochure, 1937
90 2897 Miscellaneous articles on printing industry, 1940
90 2898 Photographs of Will Ransom, 1941-1942
90 2899 Newspaper articles of Will Ransom, 1940-1942
90 2900 Drawing of Will Ransom, 1941
90 2901 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1946
90 2902 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1947
90 2903 Plantin Press, 1948
90 2904 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1950
90 2905 American Printer, article on Will Ransom, 1951
90 2906 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1951
90 2907 Photograph of Will Ransom, 1952
90 2908 Photograph of FHM with a hand drawn border by Will Ransom, n.d.
90 2909 Drawing of Richard Hughes by Pamela Bianco, n.d.
90 2910 Unidentified calligraphy, n.d.
90 2911 Poem, Membership certificate for Art Alliance of America, exhibit labels from Art Institute of Chicago show, n.d.
90 2912 Paper samples, n.d.
90 2913 Hand drawn card from Riley, n.d.
90 2914 Photograph of Musical trio, n.d.

Series 5: Appendix: Artifacts and oversize materials, 1899-1941


Box Folder Contents
91 2915 Printer's portraits (mostly reproductions of prints)
91 2916-2926 Printer's marks (some clipped originals)
92 45 printing blocks containing line cuts from Ransom's Private Presses, 1929 (2003 gift of Willard A. Lockwood)
93 2 ledger books, 1920-1926; 4 boxes and 3 bundles of cards (index to Series 1 and 2)
94 1 album of Carson Pirie Scott Ads
94 2927 3 drawings, 1899
94 2928 4 unidentified drawings: 1903, 1924, 1928, 1941
94 2929 4 drawings for John Reed and Beautyfycatyon, 1922
94 2930 2 Carson Pirie Scott ads, n.d.
94 2931 6 Carson Pirie Scott broadsides, n.d.
94 2932 6 Carson Pirie Scott broadsides, n.d.
94 2933 6 Carson Pirie Scott broadsides, n.d.
94 2934 5 copies of a genealogy chart, n.d.
94 2935 Butler Paper Co. ad, n.d.
94 2936 7 unidentified drawings, n.d.
94 2937 5 unidentified drawings, n.d.
94 2938 5 unidentified drawings, n.d.

Related Material

Correspondence relating to the 1955 gift of the Ransom Papers is filed in The Newberry Library Archives (Stanley Pargellis Papers, NL Archives 03/05/03, Box 5, folder 214a).

A number of items were separated from the Papers at the time of the gift. Ransom’s 1901-1903 diary is cataloged as Wing MS Z 311 .R17; his account books from the same period are Wing MS Z 311 .R172.

Four early calligraphic manuscripts are cataloged as Wing MS ZW 983 .R17, Wing MS ZW 983 .R18, Wing MS ZW 983 .R187, and Wing MS ZW 983 .R19. Copies of his published writings and books he printed are also cataloged.

Some Ransom family papers are also held by the University of Oklahoma Library.

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