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.
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2010
- Hauser, Robert (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. It is the sole responsibility of the user to make their own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
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.
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Finding aid written by Robert Hauser, June 2013.
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