University of Delaware Library collection of websites related to printing and book arts


Creator: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections
Date(s): 2016-2017
Call Number: MSS 0763
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This collection broadly documents online sources related to book arts and printing which complement and enrich existing special collections, including websites and social media sites of and for individuals and organizations involved in all aspects of the book arts and printing. This collection focuses on collecting web resources related to designers, presses, and printers.
Physical Description: 26 web sites
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Content harvested via Archive-It, 2016-2017.
Processing Information: Processed by Tiffany Saulter and Tammi Kim, 2015-2016. Finding aid written by Kara Yenkevich, April 2016. Finding aid encoded by Tiffany Saulter, June 2016. Additional processing and encoding by John Caldwell, 2017. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: The complete web archive is available at

Scope and Contents

This collection was begun in 2016 in an attempt to document websites created to promote or document the design, production, publication, and sale of the various elements of book arts and printing, as well as related subjects such as collaging, typography, and rare book collection. The websites crawled are representative of the collecting policies at the University of Delaware Library to document book arts and printing, and are intended to complement and enrich the special collections held by the library. The websites crawled are a curated sample, representing different facets of the creation and distribution of the varied forms of book arts and printing related to the library collection. Sites will continue to be added to the collection in the future. The complete web archive is available at

The collection consists of twenty-six websites related to printing and the book arts. The collection is organized into three series:

The first series, Presses, include websites and social media sites for various private presses.

The second series, Printing design, includes websites and social media sites for presses and firms experimenting with typography and alternative printing and design.

The third series, Individuals and book artists, includes websites for book artists, most notably collagist John Digby.

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Access Information

The collection is open for research. New websites added to this collection are closed for six months before content is made available for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0763, University of Delaware Library collection of websites related to printing and book arts, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials

MSS 0569 John Digby papers

MSS 0799 University of Delaware Library collection of websites relating to the Library’s literary collections

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce isrequired from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library,

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  • Facebook (Electronic resource)
  • Twitter
  • YouTube (Electronic resource)