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


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Delaware Library Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

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.

The complete web archive is available at

Content harvested via Archive-It, 2016-2017.

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.

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Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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,

Collection Inventory

Bottle of Smoke Press website.
Bottle of Smoke Press (@bospress) on Twitter.
Botle of Smoke Press : Facebook.
Bottle of Smoke Press blog.
New Feral Press Website.
Oak Knoll website.
Oak Knoll Press | Oak Knoll Books: About Page.
Oak Knoll Press | Oak Knoll Books: New Publications Page.
Oak Knoll Press | Oak Knoll Books: Staff Page.
Oak Knoll (@oakknollbooks) on Twitter.
Oak Knoll : Facebook.
Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog.
Peter Koch, Printers, website.
Prehensile Pencil Publications Website.

House Industries website.
House Industries: About Page.
House Industries: Fonts Page.
House Industries: Work Page.
Lead Graffiti website.
Lead Graffiti Blog.
Lead Graffiti (@LeadGraffiti) on Twitter.
Lead Graffiti : Facebook.
Lead Graffiti on Instagram.

Collagist, John Digby, introduces his work and techniques | YouTube.
John Digby Moon Collages | YouTube.
Think Long Island First website : At home with artists Joan and John Digby page.

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