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Harris-Seybold Company publications

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z249-M457

Scope and Content of the Collection

Collection of sales brochures, magazine inserts, annual reports, model specifications and other publications created and collected by John A. McKinven; includes 12 scattered issues (Aug./Sept. 1945-Mar./Apr. 1948) of the house organ, Harris Impressions, and issues 1-7 (Jan. 1952-June 1954) of the Harris-Seybold graphic arts industry publication, "Graphic".


  • 1945-1956



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Harris-Seybold Company publications are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Harris-Seybold Company publications 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.

Biography of John A. McKinven

Account executive at Fuller & Smith & Ross, Inc. for the Harris-Seybold Company and its predecessor Harris-Seybold-Potter. Harris-Seybold Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio was a manufacturer of lithographic and letterpress presses, folding machines, lithographic chemicals, etc. Their advertising promoted lithographic printing generally as well as their own products.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 box and 2 envelopes)


113 various Harris-Seybold Company publications and advertising materials created and collected by account executive John A. McKinven, between 1945 and 1956. The Harris-Seybold Company was a leading manufacturer of lithographic and letterpress printing equipment, and was located in Cleveland, Ohio.


Organized in two series
Series 1: Advertising materials, annual reports, and other printed ephemera issued by the Harris-Seybold Company, 1945-1956
Box 1
Series 2: Issues 1-7 of "Graphic", published by the Harris-Seybold Company, 1952-1954
Envelopes 1-2

Collection Stack Location

3a 29


Gift, 1998.

Encoded by

Encoded by Joy Orillo-Dotson, 2016.


This inventory was created with the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Services, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Inventory of the Harris-Seybold Company publications, 1945-1956
Finding aid prepared by Joy Orillo-Dotson, 2016
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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