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Leonard Baskin broadsides and prints

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00414

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six framed items illustrated by Leonard Baskin and printed at his Gehenna Press. The items are: "Children & Still Life" (n.d.); "Jack Plain-Dealing" (1952); Herman Melville, "The Portent" (1962); Hugh Macdiarmid, "The Eemis Stone" (1967); "John Woolman's Dream of the Fox and the Cat" (1970); Ted Hughes, "The Black Chapel" (1979).

Dates of Materials

  • 1952 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.


3 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift (Macdiarmid) : Philip and Dorothy Green, 08/20/2005. Purchase (Hughes and Woolman) : Cumberland Rare Books (McConnell-Bohning Fund), 2016.

Related Materials

See also: Mortimer Rare Book Room Mapcase Collection for Baskin and Gehenna Press printed ephemera.
Finding aid to Leonard Baskin broadsides and prints
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Ellice Amanna
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-29: Finding aid updated to present standards and published

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063