Fonds RBSC-ARC-1023 - Barbarian Press fonds

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Barbarian Press fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1023

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  • 1976-1990 (Creation)
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    Barbarian Press

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2.75 m of textual records

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Barbarian Press was founded in 1977 by Crispin and Jan Elsted. They both received M.A. Degrees in English at the University of British Columbia in 1975, and after a year of teaching in the English Department, they travelled to England to work toward Ph.Ds at King's College, London. The Elsteds established Barbarian Press on their return to B.C. in 1978. Settling at Steelhead, north of Mission, the Elsteds have published continuously since then, producing both commercial work (stationery, cards and other job printing) and fine presswork: illustrated monographs, miniatures, pamphlets, broadsheets and keepsakes.

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The fonds consists of correspondence files including founding operations and editorial issues; project files include planning and production of books (collaborations with I. H. Finlay and illustrators Edwina Ellis and Colin Paynton), pamphlets, broadsheets, etc.; general printing files cover printed ephemera and job printing including design files and promotional and background materials; financial files include invoices and bank records.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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