Rob Run Press archive Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 344 large

Dates

  • 1954-1995 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, The Rob Run Press archive, MSS 344, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Rob Run Press archive was dontated to MSU by Robert E. Runser, from 1968-1996.

  • Processing Information

    The Rob Run Press archive was processed by Theresa Moore in 2010.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Robert E. Runser was chief bibliographer for the MSU Libraries from 1968 to 1983. During that time he not only helped build the Libraries' research collections, but also contributed his considerable expertise as a printer. While at MSU, Runser, whose own Rob Run Press was known nationwide, designed and printed title posters for the library's book displays and contributed copies of other works. The Rob Run Press Archive includes more than 250 examples of letterpress items, designed and printed over a span of 47 years, by Robert E. Runser, proprietor of The Rob Run Press and Paper Mill. The Archive includes books (some miniature), pamphlets, holiday cards and remembrances, exhibit posters, and more. Also included are a few examples of works by Runser's contemporaries, notably the Silver Buckle Press and the Perishable Press. Students of graphic design, typography, printing and museum studies will each find something of value within the archive to inform their studies.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Rob Run Press archive includes more than 250 examples of letterpress items, designed and printed over a span of 47 years, by Robert E. Runser, proprietor of The Rob Run Press and Paper Mill. The Archive includes books (some miniature), pamphlets, holiday cards and remembrances, exhibit posters, and more. Also included are a few examples of works by Runser's contemporaries, notably the Silver Buckle Press and the Perishable Press. Students of graphic design, typography, printing and museum studies will each find something of value within the archive to inform their studies.

  • Arrangement

    The archive is arranged by type of project (exhibit posters, holiday cards, self-promotion, etc.), then listed chronologically by date issued.

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