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Gravesend Press Collection
Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USA
Open to researchers.
[Identification of item], Gravesend Press Collection, MCS 60,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.
ca, 1.5 cubic ft.
Gravesend Press was established in Lexington, Kentucky by Joseph Graves in 1949. Gravesend was a private press which was originally located in Graves's home. Graves, who was a member of the board of curators and an instructor of graphic arts at Transylvania University, was associated with notable artists including Victor Hammer, who came to Transylvania because of Graves's efforts. Graves is credited with stimulating interest in private presses in Lexington. Following his death in 1960 the press was relocated in the home of medical illustrator, Wayne Williams and renamed Helm Press.
This collection includes examples of works printed by Gravesend Press of Lexington, Kentucky. Also included is collected information about Gravesend and its founder, Joseph Graves.
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