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Series 1: Interviews, 1983-1992
Interviews with craftsmen concerning their experiences in the printing industry, typically regarding the shift from "hot metal" mechanical typesetting to "cold-type" computer-aided photocomposition. Earlier interviews were conducted as part of Holtzberg's dissertation research, and those created after 1987 were conducted as part of her monograph The Lost World of the Craft Printer. Some interviews were not recorded. In those cases Holtzberg wrote notes and summaries. Some recorded interviews do not have full transcripts.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Interview summaries, 1983-1986
Notes from interviews conducted as part of dissertation, does not include notes for interviews conducted after 1986.
Greer Allen and Sue Allen interview, 1986 February 22
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR01 Sound recording on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Transcript
Ernest Boyland interview, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1992 August 7
Interviewed by Jan Rosenberg for the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC) Folklife Program. Interview was not created by Holtzberg as part of her research.
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR02 - SR03 Sound recordings on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Transcript
Dan Burns interview, 1985 September 12
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR04 Sound recording on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Transcript
Bob Culp interviews, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985 June 21 - 1986 March 14
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR05 Sound recording on cassette, 1986 March 14
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Transcript and interview notes, 1985 June 21 - 1986 March 14
manuscripts; 4 color photographic prints
Includes notes from interviews and interactions with Culp conducted between June 1985 and June 1987, in addition to a transcript for the recorded March 14th 1986 interview. Photographs are four portraits likely by Maggie Holtzberg.
Karen Gaines interviews, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985 June 21 - 1986 March 14
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Interview Notes
Kenneth S. Goldstein interview, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984 November 2
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR06 Sound recording on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Transcript
Carl Gross interview, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983 November 2 and 1986 February 17
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Interview notes
Dick Harrison interview, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983 November 23
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR07 Sound recording on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Transcript
Heritage Printers interviews, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1986 November 13-14 and 1986 December
Recordings from a trip to Heritage Printers, which was a fully operating hot metal print shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. Includes interviews with Bob Earnhardt, Bill (Earl) Loftin, Rick Newell, and Earl Powell.
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR08 - SR10 Sound recordings on cassette, 1986 November 13-14
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Transcript, 1986 December
Transcript is Holtzberg's first-person narrative recounting of her experience visiting Heritage Printers in Charlotte, North Carolina, and interviewing the employees.
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Notes and research materials
Ed Jacob and Dick Harrison interview, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983 October 24
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Interview notes
Ed Jacob interview, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983 November 30
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR11 Sound recording on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Transcript and interview notes
"John C. Spencer Auction," Chester, Pennsylvania, 1988 February 1-3
John Spencer Co. was a print shop that had been in business since 1864. When the company closed, Holtzberg attended the auction of its assets. Included are public notices of the auction, Holtzberg's notes, photographs, and recordings of the event, and one printing industry journal article reporting on the event.
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR12 - SR 14 Sound recordings on cassette
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Interview notes
manuscripts; 22 photographic prints
Includes materials promoting and documenting the auction and photos of the workshop and auction.
Samuel F. Kleinman interview, 1983 November 18
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Interview notes
Packard Press tour, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984 October 31
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Interview notes
Bertram A. Powers interview, New York, New York, 1984 December 28 and 1985 November 1
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Interview notes
Includes subject file about Mr. Powers, and one letter from him.
"Union Printers Home" interviews, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1988 February 1-5
Documentation and recordings of Holtzberg's trip to the Union Printers Home, from February 1st to 5th 1988. The Union Printers Home, founded in 1892, was a low cost retirement facility located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for members of the International Typographical Union. Series includes notes, recordings, and photographs from Holtzbergs visit, and ephemera and research materials documenting the Home. Holtzberg's interview with Tony Donagy was not recorded, and materials for it are contained in the "Transcripts" and "Interview Notes and Research Materials" folders.
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Transcripts
Transcripts for all the recordings in the series except the "Museum Tour." Also includes the transcript for Holtzberg's interview with Tony Donagy, which was not recorded.
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Interview notes and research materials
Interview notes for all the recordings in the series. Also includes the notes for Holtzberg's interview with Tony Donagy, which was not recorded.
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Photographs and slides
10 photographic prints; 31 35mm slides
Neil Fuller, 1988 February 1-2
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR15 Interview sound recording on cassette, 1988 February 1
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR16 "Museum Tour" sound recording on cassette, 1988 February 2
Jim Spurlock and Frank Koncel, 1988 February 2
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR15 - SR16 Sound recordings on cassette
Joe Malady, 1988 February 3
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR17 Sound recording on cassette
Amelia Story and Hazel Orff, 1988 February 3
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR18 Sound recording on cassette
"Birthday Party," 1988 February 3
Includes interviews with Phil Weinstein and Fred Zaner
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR19 Sound recording on cassette
Filadelphio Valdez, 1988 February 5 - 1991 September 21
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR19 Sound recording on cassette, 1988 February 5
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Correspondence, 1988 April 3 - 1991 September 21
manuscripts; 6 photographic prints
Sandy Bevis, 1988 February 5
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR20 Sound recording on cassette
Clifford Gallant, 1988 February 5
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: SR20 - SR21 Sound recordings on cassette
Barnie Weeks interview, Montgomery, Alabama, 1988 December 12
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 Transcript
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 Miscellaneous Short Interviews - Notes, 1986 January 31 - 1986 February 21
Includes notes from Holtzberg's interviews and interactions with Rudy De Felice, Bill Glick, Richard Grasby, and John Peckham.
Series 2: Manuscripts, correspondence, and production files, 1972-2002, Bulk: 1983-1994
Series primarily contains records, manuscripts, and research materials created or collected by Holtzberg related to her study of "hot metal" typesetting during her PhD research in folklore and folklife and the publication of her manuscript "The Lost World of the Craft Printer." The major subseries is "The Lost World of the Craft Printer," which contains production files and correspondence with the University of Illinois Press concerning the editing and publication of that book. A unique subseries otherwise unrelated to the other records in the collection is Holtzberg's journals from her time as a high school student at the Trailside Country School in 1972-1973.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1-2 Dissertation research, 1983-1987
Holtzberg's correspondence and notes from interactions with advisors, including Henry Glassie, Ray Birdwhistell, Dan Traister, and Alastair Reid. Also includes readings, her notes on methodology, and drafts of papers and articles.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3-4 Archie Green - correspondence, 1987-1994
Includes some correspondence with others, including Alastair Reid and Judith McCulloh, and letters which Archie Green wrote to others on behalf of Holtzberg.
"The Lost World of the Craft Printer," 1986-2002
Records concerning the contracting, editing, production, and release of Holtzberg's 1992 manuscript, The Lost World of the Craft Printer for the University of Illinois Press. The correspondence in the subseries includes some additional information about Holtzberg's research interview subjects.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Dust jacket, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 2/6-7 Illustrations, line art, and photos, undated
56 photographic prints; 3 4x5 black and white negatives; 4 35mm negative strips; 4 illustrations
Materials and layout mockups for a majority of the illustrations and photographs in The Lost World of the Craft Printer. Includes prints of some of the slides in the Union Printers Home photographs folder (box 1, folder 18).
ITEM_ID AFC 2018/013: C001 Draft, "No More High Hats," 1990 March
1 5.25" computer diskette; 16 computer files
"No More High Hats" was the working title for the Lost World of the Craft Printer. The files are a pre-print draft of the book saved on a 5.25" floppy. They are wordperfect 5.1 formatted, and appear to have some data corruption. This floppy was originally housed in box two, folder six. The floppy has been reformatted to a digital disk image and the files are available in the Folklife Reading Room by request.
BOX-FOLDER 2/8-9 Judith McCulloh - University of Illinois Press - correspondence, 1986-2002, Bulk: 1986-1994
Judith McCulloh was Holtzberg's Executive Editor for The Lost World of the Craft Printer. Correspondence concerns the contracting, editing, and production of the book.
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Permissions - correspondence, 1987-1990
Correspondence concerns the licensing of works for reproduction in The Lost World of the Craft Printer
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Permissions - informants, 1990
Includes correspondence securing permissions from informants and interviewees' for reuse of their statements. Includes some correspondence with interviewees and their families, and information on some interviewees' whereabouts in 1992.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 Reviews, 1992-1996
manuscripts; 1 photographic print
Professional and personal reviews of the Lost World of the Craft Printer, including some correspondence with printers.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 University of Illinois production, 1990-1992
manuscripts; 4 photographic prints
Correspondence concerns the editing, design, production, and promotion of The Lost World of the Craft Printer. Three of the photographs are historical pictures of the Union Printers Home.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 New York Typographical Union No. 6 contract, 1984 March 31
1 printed booklet
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 "Old Times in the Print Shop" booklet, reproduction, 1939
Photocopy reproduction of "Old Times in the Print Shop" booklet from 1939, produced by Sam'l Bingham's Son MFG. CO. in Chicago. The booklet features illustrations and descriptions of the lifestyles and culture of printers in the 1920s.
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Printing research, 1984-1998, bulk: 1984-1987
Newspaper clippings, ephemera, notes, and other materials concerning the history and culture of printers and the printing trade.
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Responses to newsletter queries, 1986-1987
Holtzberg placed adds reaching out to printing professionals in both the March/April 1986 issue of the American Printing History Association Newsletter and the April 1986 issue of "The Printer" serial. The folder includes a few brief responses to those requests, and copies of the serials.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7 Carl Schlesinger - correspondence, 1987-1990
manuscripts; 1 photographic print
Photograph is a still from Schlesinger's documentary film "Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu."
Trailside Country School, 1972-1973
Two journals written while Maggie Holtzberg was a student at the Trailside Country School, based in Killington, Vermont. The Trailside Country School was a traveling high school run by Michael Cohen and Diana Cohen that taught cultural documentation. The notebooks include diary entries, song lyrics, music transcription, and ephemera from locations throughout the United States where the students traveled.
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