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Press Ephemera Collection.


Press Ephemera Collection.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains material on private and specialty presses, dating primarily from the 1980s to the present. Many items in the collection are prospectuses and offerings of new books by the presses. The items are often specially printed on unusual and handmade papers or with special printing techniques.

The Press Ephemera Collection is intended as a supplement to published works held in MU Libraries. Examples can be found by searching the library catalog using the name of the press as the author.



The materials in this collection were gathered by Special Collections staff, and have been greatly supplemented by a donation from John Marshall White and Melanie White.


The University of Missouri Libraries do not hold copyright on most collection materials, and therefore we do not charge usage fees or require permission to publish scanned images. The libraries encourage use of reproductions of Special Collections materials in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on web pages. However, please be aware that the user is responsible for determining copyright status and applying for permission to copyright holders.

Access Rights

Materials do not circulate but are available to users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.