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Adagio Press records

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-0043

Scope and Contents

The Adagio Press records consists of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, type specimens, keepsakes, printer material, promotional materials, inventories, and production records. Also purchased was Bahr's extensive collection of metal foundry type, separately described and enumerated in a specimen book printed by Bahr.

Dates

  • 1956-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information on Adagio Press and Leonard F. Bahr

The Adagio Press was founded in 1956 by Leonard F. Bahr.

Leonard F. Bahr was born April 16, 1934. A graduate of Wayne State University, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War (1953-1955), and worked as an advertising typographer with George Willens and Company in Detroit for 34 years, retiring in 1991. Bahr was the proprietor of the Adagio Press, which he operated in his home in Harper Woods, Michigan, and specialized in fine and limited editions. He died on April 4, 1992.

Extent

12 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, type specimens, keepsakes, printer material, promotional materials, inventories, and production records.

Physical Location

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ann Bahr, 1994.

General

This collection is currently in process. Please contact the Cary for more information.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Cary staff, date unknown. Finding aid encoded from MARC record by Ella von Holtum in August 2020.

Creator

Title
Adagio Press records
Subtitle
Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Ella von Holtum
Date
08-2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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