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Jack Werner Stauffacher papers, 1956-1958

Stauffacher, Jack Werner, 1920-

Designer, Publisher, Typographer


Collection Information

Size: 51 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4046 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Jack Werner Stauffacher papers, 1956-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.