Collection WP - Whittington Press Special Collection

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Whittington Press Special Collection


  • 1972 – present (Creation)

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5 linear meters

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(2001 - present)

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(1990 - 2001)

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Purchases and donations since July 2001

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The Whittington Press was founded by John and Rose Randle in 1971 at Whittington Court near Cheltenham. The Press continues to produce hand-made books by letterpress, often incorporating text and wood engravings. Material is comprised of monographs, the Matrix journal [we are the only HEI in the UK to hold a full set], documents, posters, Christmas cards and photographs

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Uncatalogued. Access via appointment in consultation with the archivist

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