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Letterpress copybooks

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Volumes containing reproductions of correspondence, made directly from originals through a transfer process. Using a screw-powered letter press in conjunction with a press book, a bound volume of blank, tissue paper pages. Letters written in special copying ink were placed on a dampened page. The book was then closed and the mechanical press screwed down tightly, causing the ink to be transferred to the bound page.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James H. Smart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 48
Scope and Contents The James H. Smart papers (1874-1977; 3.4 cubic feet) primarily document James H. Smart’s term as president of Purdue University (1883-1900). The majority of the papers are in the form of letter books (1881-1899). The letter book from 1881-1885 begins with President Emerson E. White; the greater part is by James. H. Smart. The letters are primarily written by Smart, although some are written by his secretary L.D. Swan as well as vice-president Winthrop E. Stone in his absence. The...
Dates: 1874-1977; Other: Majority of material found in 1883-1900