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Finding Aid to the California Society of Printmakers Records, 1925-2007
BANC MSS 88/53 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: California Society of Printmakers records
    Date (inclusive): 1925-2007
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 88/53 c
    Creators : California Society of Printmakers
    Extent: Number of containers: Records: 8 cartons, 1 box, 1 volume, and 2 oversize folders

    Audiovisual: 4 sound cassettes, 15 video cassettes Linear feet: 10.75
    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 California Society of Printmakers (CSP) records reflect activities within the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California, and national and international arts communities since 1925. The collection includes historical records from the Society's predecessor organizations, the California Society of Etchers (CSE) and Bay Printmakers Society, as well as the administrative and exhibit records of the California Society of Printmakers. These records include the Board of Directors' meeting minutes; membership records; correspondence; artists files; brochures; art lists; related material about exhibitions sponsored by the CSP; and photographs, slides, audio cassettes, and video cassettes of events and exhibits, meetings, and artists' works. Also included is a small amount of material related to printmakers, galleries, and exhibits not sponsored by CSP.
    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], California Society of Printmakers Records, BANC MSS 88/53 c, 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.
    California Society of Printmakers--Archives
    Printmakers--California
    Art--California--Exhibitions
    Art--California--Societies, etc.
    Art--California--Exhibitions--Photographs
    Etching--20th century
    Engraving--20th century
    Lithography--20th century
    Minutes
    Photographs
    Slides

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The California Society of Printmakers Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the California Society of Printmakers in January 1988. Additions were made in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007.

    Accruals

    Future additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Ann Blum in 1989, Elizabeth Stephens in 1996, Linda Jordan in 1998, and Alison E. Bridger in 2007.

    Organizational History

    The California Society of Printmakers (CSP), originally called the California Society of Etchers (CSE), was founded circa 1911-1914 to promote and foster the study and practice of etching, lithography, and engraving. Since 1911, the California Society of Etchers held local annual exhibitions and regular national exhibitions to promote the work of their members. In 1968, a merger of the CSE with the Bay Printmakers Society (founded 1955) formed the California Society of Printmakers. The newly named and expanded organization extended its influence and, during the intervening years, continued to emphasize members' exhibitions, expanding national venues and membership, and forging international alliances with related organizations, museums, galleries, and artists.
    For more information see the societies website: http://www.caprintmakers.org/ 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The California Society of Printmakers (CSP) records reflect activities within the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California, and national and international arts communities since 1925. The collection includes historical records from the Society's predecessor organizations, the California Society of Etchers (CSE) and Bay Printmakers Society, as well as the administrative and exhibit records of the California Society of Printmakers. These records include the Board of Directors' meeting minutes; membership records; correspondence; artists files; brochures; art lists; related material about exhibitions sponsored by the CSP; and photographs, slides, audio cassettes, and video cassettes of events and exhibits, meetings, and artists' works. Also included is a small amount of material related to printmakers, galleries, and exhibits not sponsored by CSP.