Jack Werner Stauffacher papers, 1956-1958

Stauffacher, Jack Werner, b. 1920
Designer, Publisher, Typographer
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 51 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: 16 letters between Stauffacher and Gordon Cook, written while Stauffacher was in Italy researching the history of printing, and 2 letters from Henry Miller to Stauffacher concerning Miller's books: Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, Quiet Days in Clichy, and The World of Sex. Also included are 32 unsigned prints and drawings by Cook for a collaborative book with Stauffacher, and a photograph of Cook.

Biographical/Historical Note: Typographer, publisher, and designer; San Francisco, Calif. Born 1920. Stauffacher has collaborated with many Bay Area writers and artists, including Hassel Smith, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Sam Francis, Gordon Cook, and Henry Miller, in the creation of notable publications from his Greenwood Press.

Donated 1986 by Jack Werner Stauffacher.

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