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Grabhorn Press Collection
University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library

Grabhorn Press; Private presses; Printing--Specimens

The core of this collection was received as part of the Robert J. Woods Collection. The University of Alberta purchased the Woods collection in 1968. Woods was a founding member of the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles, a charter member of the Book Club of California, and a member of the major typo-bibliographic societies in California. Mr. Woods acquired ninety-nine per cent of the press output of the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco.

The collection forms a major component of the library's Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Book Arts Collection. It contains almost the complete press output, including ephemera, of the Grabhorn Press (1917-1963). Material by Jane, Robert, and Edwin Grabhorn is also represented. The library continues to fill the few minor gaps in the collection and to acquire related reference material.

English language material predominates.

1,200 items (monographs and ephemera).

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on OPAC.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Ross, Evelyn. -- "The Grabhorn Press". -- News from the Rare Book Room. -- (May 1970). Edmonton : University of Alberta, 1970.