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Carpe Diem Press records

 Collection
Identifier: 6150

Content Description

The collection consists of the archives of the Carpe Diem Press, consisting of maquettes for books, ephemeral items, notes, art works, test prints and proofs, textile samples, and cover samples. Also included are posters and information about James HD Brown's work, and materials on the Linotipografica Quintas, the printing company with which Carpe Diem Press works regularly.

Dates

  • 2000 - 2018

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Historical note

Carpe Diem Press is owned and operated by artist James HD Brown and Alexandra Maria Brown. Based in Oaxaca, Mexico, the press works with well-known artists and writers and local printers and craftsmen to produce limited edition artists' books.

Extent

58.3 Linear Feet (25 boxes, 8 map case folders )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of the archives of the Carpe Diem Press, consisting of maquettes for books, ephemeral items, notes, art works, test prints and proofs, textile samples, and cover samples. Also included are posters and information about James HD Brown's work, and materials on the Linotipografica Quintas, the printing company with which Carpe Diem Press works regularly. Carpe Diem Press is owned and operated by artist James HD Brown and Alexandra Brown. Based in Oaxaca, Mexico, the press works with well-known artists and writers and local printers and craftsmen to produce limited edition artists' books.

Organization

The collection is organized into series. Each series represents an artists' book, with the exception of the last two series, which contain general material and ephemera by and about James HD Brown and Carpe Diem Press.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from James HD and Alexandra Brown, Carpe Diem Press, December 2017.

Related Materials

Special Collections also houses the complete run of Carpe Diem Press books.

Title
Finding aid for the Carpe Diem Press records
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2018 January
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States