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The Bieler Press Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7079
Call Number: MS 7079

Scope and Contents

This collection contains books and ephemera published by Bieler Press between 1976 and 1990. The Bieler Press was founded by Gerald Lange in 1975.


  • 1976-1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. In addition, we do not assert any additional restrictions on copies of items beyond those that might exist in the original.

As such, we cannot grant or deny permission to use copies of items held in our collections.

It is the sole responsibility of the user to make his or her own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law. Provision of a copy from the Boston Public Library should not be construed as explicit permission to use it for any particular reason.


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Biographical or Historical Information

Founded in 1975 by Gerald Lange, The Bieler Press is a small printing and publishing firm that specialized in studio letterpress, typographic design, and the publication of finely-printed limited edition books and related matter. Lange has written extensively on typography and the book arts. From 1986 to 1993, Lange was Master Printer at the USC Fine Arts Press. Among the exhibitions of Bieler Press work are Catching the Light, Bookworks from Southern California, San Francisco Center for the Book; Printing Letterpress for Over a Quarter of a Century, Scripps College, 2012; California Printers in the Fine Press Tradition, 1975–2006, Stanford University, 2007; Ninety from the Nineties: A Decade of Printing, New York Public Library, 2003. Institutional collections of Bieler Press work can be found in The British Library, University of California (various), Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, New York Public Library, Princeton University, Stanford University, Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University, et al.


60.00 Items

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition

Robert Hauser

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Finding aid written by Robert Hauser, June 2013.
The Bieler Press Collection
Finding aid written by Robert Hauser.
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