Finding Aid to the Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, bulk 1982-2005

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Finding Aid to the Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, bulk 1982-2005

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/162

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
October 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Protean press archive
Date (inclusive): 1970-2007,
Date (bulk): bulk 1982-2005
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/162
Creators : Horrigan, Terry
Extent: Number of containers: 7 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 13 oversize folders, 2 volumes Linear feet: 11.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, documents the work of a one-woman fine art press founded in San Francisco, California in 1982 by Terry Horrigan. The collection includes materials from all stages of printing, including research materials, design work, correspondence with writers, proofs, dummies, and final works. Printed works include poetry and other books, and broadsides. Materials are arranged in their original order.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Protean Press Archive, BANC MSS 2007/162, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Horrigan, Terry
Artists' books--United States
Protean Press
Printers--California--San Francisco

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Protean Press Archive was given to The Bancroft Library by Terry Horrigan on April 10, 2007.

Accruals

Additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Protean Press Archive, 1970-2007, documents the work of a one-woman fine art press founded in San Francisco, California in 1982 by Terry Horrigan. The collection includes materials from all stages of printing, including research materials, design work, correspondence with writers, proofs, dummies, and final works. Printed works include poetry and other books, and broadsides. Materials are arranged in their original order.

Container List

Carton 1, Folder 1

The People in the Rock-polymer plate, text 1993

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 1

Dummy portfolio 1993

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Text, design work, proofs 1993

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 2

Dummies and mock sheets, design work, text, proofs 1993

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 3

Tracing from originals from Earthwatch project in Italy 1990

Carton 1, Folder 2

Ann Miller's calligraphy roughs, design work, text 1990

Carton 1, Folder 3

Ellis Island- correspondence 1995

Carton 1, Folder 4

Design 1996

Carton 1, Folder 5

Text 1996

Carton 1, Folder 6

Research 1996

Carton 1, Folder 7

Proofs 1996

Carton 1, Folder 8

Kokopelli- dummy books 1993

Carton 1, Folder 9

Roughs, design work 1992

Carton 1, Folder 10

Correspondence 1990, 1992

Carton 1, Folder 11

Text and proofs 1993

Carton 1, Folder 12

Book dummy 1993

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

Artwork 1993

Carton 1, Folder 13

Oh Mother and Other Poems-dummy books 1991

Carton 1, Folder 14-15

Dummy books 1991

Carton 1, Folder 16

Correspondence 1989

Carton 1, Folder 17-18

Text 1984-1990

Carton 1, Folder 19-20

Design work 1991

Carton 1, Folder 21

Dorothy: Images- drafts of text 2001

Carton 1, Folder 22

Drafts of images 2001

Carton 1, Folder 23

Text 2001

Carton 1, Folder 24

Polymer printing plates 2001

Carton 1, Folder 25

The China I Knew- images and text 2005

Carton 1, Folder 26

Michigan in May- Texts and negatives 2005

Carton 1, Folder 27

This is Mine- proofs 2004

Carton 1, Folder 28

Design work 2004

Carton 1, Folder 29

Dummy books 2004

Carton 1, Folder 30

Text 2004

Carton 1, Folder 31

Correspondence 2004

Carton 2, Folder 1

Constant Lover- text 2001

Carton 2, Folder 2

Text 2001

Carton 2, Folder 3

Design work 2001

Carton 2, Folder 4

Galley proofs 2001

Carton 2, Folder 5-6

Dummy books 2001

Carton 2, Folder 7

Invitations to reading 2001

Carton 2, Folder 8-10

Page proofs 2001

Carton 2, Folder 11

Correspondence 2000

Carton 2, Folder 12

Miscellaneous 2000-2001

Carton 2, Folder 13

Entomologist's Dreambook- Correspondence 1998

Carton 2, Folder 14

Invoices 1998

Carton 2, Folder 15

Galley proofs 1998

Carton 2, Folder 16

Text 1998

Carton 2, Folder 17

Text 1998

Carton 2, Folder 18

Text 1998

Carton 2, Folder 19

Text 1998

Carton 2, Folder 20

Design work 1998

Carton 2, Folder 21

Calligraphy 1998

Carton 2, Folder 22

Page proofs 1998

Carton 2, Folder 23

Dummy books 1998

Carton 2, Folder 24

Dummy books 1998

Carton 2, Folder 25

Dummy books 1998

Carton 2, Folder 26

bebop - design sheets 1997

Carton 2, Folder 27

Correspondence 1996-1997

Carton 2, Folder 28

Text 1996

Carton 2, Folder 29

Research 1997

Carton 2, Folder 30

Proofs 1997

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 4

Broadsides, proofs 1997

Carton 3, Folder 1

Hobo Traveling Notes- proofs and dummy books 1990

Carton 3, Folder 2

Text and research 1990

Carton 3, Folder 3

Design work 1990

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 5

Broadside (#21) 1990

Carton 3, Folder 4

Maya- design work and research 1987

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 6

Design work

Volume 1

Dummy portfolio 1987

Carton 3, Folder 5

Christopher Darlington Morley- Design work and dummy books 1988

Carton 3, Folder 6

Luis Barragan- dummy book 2002

Carton 3, Folder 7

Dummy book 2002

Carton 3, Folder 8

Dummy book 2002

Carton 3, Folder 9

Design work 2002

Carton 3, Folder 10

Design work 2002

Carton 3, Folder 11

Book covers 2002

Carton 3, Folder 12

Proofs 2002

Carton 3, Folder 13

Proofs 2002

Carton 3, Folder 14

Miscellaneous 2002

Carton 3, Folder 15

Text 2002

Carton 3, Folder 16

Text and correspondence 2002

Carton 3, Folder 17

Text and correspondence 2002

Carton 3, Folder 18

Polymer plates 2002

Oversize Box 1, Folder 3

Cover-page proof 2002

Carton 4, Folder 1

Jeremy's Book- design work 1986

Carton 4, Folder 2

Design work 1986

Carton 4, Folder 3

Dummy books 1986

Carton 4, Folder 4

Dummy books 1986

Carton 4, Folder 5

Dummy book 1986

Carton 4, Folder 6

Proofs 1986

Carton 4, Folder 7

Proofs 1986

Oversize Box 1, Folder 4

Proofs 1986

Carton 4, Folder 8

Journal of Herman Sparkler- correspondence 1983

Carton 4, Folder 9

Research 1983

Carton 4, Folder 10

Research 1983

Carton 4, Folder 11

Text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 12

Text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 13

Text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 14

Text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 15

Correspondence and text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 16

English text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 17

English text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 18

Dutch text 1983

Carton 4, Folder 19

Dutch text 1983

Oversize Box 1, Folder 5

Broadsides 1983

Carton 4, Folder 20

Unfinished project 1986

Carton 4, Folder 21

Unfinished project 1986

Carton 4, Folder 22

Ogham 1997

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 9

Design work, negatives for metal cuts, proofs 1997

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 8

Design work for Protean Press logo and catalog undated

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 10

Stonemasons' Marks- study notes, proofs 1990

Carton 4, Folder 23

Design work 1990

Carton 5, Folder 1

Something Sheepish- polymer printing plates 2002

Carton 5, Folder 2

Polymer printing plates 2002

Carton 5, Folder 3

Correspondence 2002

Carton 5, Folder 4

Design work 2002

Carton 5, Folder 5

Dummy books 2002

Carton 5, Folder 6

Dummy books 2002

Carton 5, Folder 7

Dummy books 2002

Carton 5, Folder 8

Miscellaneous 2002-2003

Carton 5, Folder 9

Digressions on a Door- design work 2003

Carton 5, Folder 10

Design work 2003

Carton 5, Folder 11

A Small Box of Poets- "Singing Backwards" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 12

"Graveside Gone" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 13

"The Reluctant Dinner Guest" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 14

"This is How You Learn What is Enough" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 15

"Necessary Mistake" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 16

"Travel" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 17

"Grandmother Nose Poem" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 18

"Weaving" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 19

"Girasole" 1994

Carton 5, Folder 20

Correspondence 1994

Volume 2

Finished copy #22 1994

Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

Introduction- Proof

Carton 6, Folder 1

Digressions on a Door- images 2003

Carton 6, Folder 2

Images 2003

Carton 6, Folder 3

Dorothy: Images, Something Sheepish 2001, 2003

Carton 6, Folder 4

Quipu- research 2004

Carton 6, Folder 5

Design, text 2004

Carton 6, Folder 6

Design work 2004

Carton 6, Folder 7

Proofs 2004

Carton 6, Folder 8

Correspondence 2004

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 7

Design work, proofs 2004

Carton 6, Folder 9

Human Season- design work 1984

Carton 6, Folder 10

If Only for a Day- California Poets in the Schools 1989

Carton 6, Folder 11

Correspondence and poems 1989

Carton 6, Folder 12

Design 1989

Carton 6, Folder 13

Wedding invitation design work 1999, undated

Carton 6, Folder 14

Christmas card design work 1986, 1991

Carton 6, Folder 15

Christmas card design work 1988

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 8

Design work 1988

Carton 6, Folder 16

Miscellaneous projects 1986, undated

Carton 6, Folder 17

A Typographic Discourse- Women and the Book Arts in California, 1930-2000 2002

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 5

Promotional sheet 2002

Carton 6, Folder 18

Craig Books stationary 1989

Carton 6, Folder 19

Burnt Toast and Other Recipes 1987

Carton 6, Folder 20

Anais Nin- text and correspondence 2000

Carton 6, Folder 21

Design work, dummy books 2000

Carton 6, Folder 22

Printing plates 2000

Carton 6, Folder 23

Printing plates 2000

Carton 6, Folder 24

Prospectuses 1989

Carton 6, Folder 25

Miscellaneous design work undated

Carton 7, Folder 1-2

Book Production and Book Binding- Course Notes 1978-1979

Carton 7, Folder 3

Printing Techniques Class- Final Exam 1982

Carton 7, Folder 4

Historical Bits re: Ink, Paper, Mailing Lists 1986-1990

Carton 7, Folder 5

Originals and Samples of Christmas Cards and Other Design Work 1970-1998

Carton 7, Folder 6

Letterpress- Printed Invitations, business cards and lists of productions 2000-2006

Carton 7, Folder 7

Various Projects undated

Carton 7, Folder 8

George Washington High School Handbook 1980

Carton 7, Folder 9

First Letterpress Printed Work 1981-1983

Carton 7, Folder 10

Early Printing and Design Work 1982-1986

Carton 7, Folder 11-12

Printing Jobs 1984-1985

Carton 7, Folder 13

American Friends Service Committee Calendar- Design Work 1985

Carton 7, Folder 14

Poetry Portfolio for Margot Patterson Doss 1986

Carton 7, Folder 15

Burnt Toast and Other Recipes 1987

Carton 7, Folder 16

Joe Catalano Musical Pieces 1987

Carton 7, Folder 17

Sonia Delaunay Postcard for San Francisco Public Library 1987

Carton 7, Folder 18

Letterhead- Layouts and Ideas 1987

Carton 7, Folder 19

Artists Book Council Invitation- design 1990

Carton 7, Folder 20-22

bebop Broadside- Research Material 1996

Carton 7, Folder 23

Christmas Card 1998

Carton 7, Folder 24

Achenbach "Logan" Gallery- design 1999

Carton 7, Folder 25

Expressions of the Heart 2000

Carton 7, Folder 26-27

Aeolian Island 2007

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 13

Aeolian Island- layout and uncut printed sheets 2007

Carton 7, Folder 28

Account book 1982-1993

Carton 7, Folder 29

Rounce and Coffin Club Award and Catalog 1992

Carton 7, Folder 30

Alphabet Magazine Article 1996

Carton 7, Folder 31

Brochures/ Information regarding Various Shows and Demonstrations 1998-2001

Carton 7, Folder 32

Various Shows and Such that Protean Press had Work Included In 1998-2007

Carton 7, Folder 33-34

Catalogs Wherein Protean Press is Listed 1992-2005

Carton 7, Folder 35

Various Promotional Pieces undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Reading and Inspiration Toward Becoming a Printer 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Text of Slideshow at San Francisco Public Library- The People in the Rock 1994

Carton 1, Folder 3-5

Letterpress Printed Work by Local Printers 1981-1985

Carton 1, Folder 6-7

Printing Correspondence 1994-1995

Carton 1, Folder 8

Chronicle Books 1996

Carton 1, Folder 9

Correspondence- Shows and Printing by Protean Press 2000

Carton 1, Folder 10

Correspondence regarding Adela Roatcap and Book Club of California Show 2003-2004

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 11

Design work for George Washington High School Handbook and Fu Ten, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 7

"Love is Space and Time" circa 1987

Oversize Box 1, Folder 8

Fish prints 1985

Carton 1, Folder 9

This is the Year That Waits 1973

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 12

Let Me Introduce you to a Friend and Boxes of All Sorts design work undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous design work circa 1987-2003

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 13

Design Sketchbook circa 1980s