Black Rock Press

 Organization

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Black Rock Press Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0436
Abstract The Black Rock Press, named after an Applegate Trail landmark in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, was founded in 1964 in Reno, Nevada, by Kenneth and Patricia Carpenter and dedicated to the practice and teaching of the arts and crafts associated with the creation of finely printed books. Records of the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno, include correspondence, production and publication records, and related materials of Black Rock Press publications; university related...

Robert E. Blesse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0562
Abstract Robert E. Blesse was born in Oakland, California, and obtained an M.A. in English from California State University, Chico, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from UCLA. He was director of the Special Collections Department in the University Libraries for 25 years and also director of the Black Rock Press, an internationally recognized book arts program that teaches the history, art and craft of finely printed books and publishes hand printed, limited edition books, broadsides and...

Kenneth J. Carpenter Papers

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Identifier: AC 0014
Abstract Kenneth J. Carpenter, librarian, came to the University of Nevada in 1962. Among the positions he held until his retirement in 1981, was assistant and associate library director, and head of the Special Collections Department. In addition, he and his wife, Patricia, founded the Black Rock Press in 1964, dedicated to the practice and teaching of finely printed books. The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence and is arranged into four series: Athletic Program Committee,...

UNR Dial Club records

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Identifier: AC 0385
Overview The Dial Club, founded in 1962 by Walter Voskuil, was a loosely organized group of university affiliated faculty who met once a month during the academic year. Members gave a talk on a topic not necessarily related to the speaker's area of instruction or research during the montly program. The collection consists of four books which lists date, title of program, speaker, and those in attendance. Also included are copies of the yearly programs produced by the Black Rock Press, 1965/66-1969/70,...

Broadside Honoring Robert A. Hume

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Identifier: AC 0583
Abstract The collection consists of one Black Rock Press broadside featuring an unpublished poem by Joanne de Longchamps honoring Robert A. Hume on the occasion of his retirement from the University's English Department faculty (1975).