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Nancy Bloch collection of chapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00447

Scope and Contents

Small collection of chapbooks and other print ephemera from Incline Press relating to the their correspondence with Nancy Bloch. Collection includes letterpress printing and artists' books.

Dates of Materials

  • 1984 - 2018

Creator

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

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. 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. 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.

Biographical / Historical

Nancy Bloch was an artist, art collector, and art philanthropist. She studied Art History and Literature at Smith College (Class of 1952) and bookbinding at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO. She was a member of the Grolier Club in New York, served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and, along with her husband Richard Bloch, received the 1997 New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts for major contributions to the Museum of New Mexico.

Extent

0.875 linear feet (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Small collection of chapbooks and other print ephemera from Incline Press relating to the their correspondence with Nancy Bloch. Nancy Bloch was an artist, art collector, and art philanthropist. She studied Art History and Literature at Smith College (Class of 1952) and bookbinding at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nancy Bloch (Class of 1952) in July, 2019. Collection is in memory of her daughter, Amy Rose Bloch (Class of 1978).

Related Materials

Nancy Katcher Bloch (Class of 1952) donated her collection of artists' books to the Mortimer Rare Book Collection in the fall of 2016, in memory of her daughter Amy Rose Bloch (Class of 1978). As part of a senior capstone project, Emily Hernandez, (Class of 2017) curated an exhibit on the Bloch artists' book donation: https://sophia.smith.edu/bkx-capstone/.

Processing Information

The Nancy Bloch collection of chapbooks was accessioned by Althea Topek in 2020. Upon arrival, the chapbooks were placed in acid-free, archival housing in no arrangement.

Source

Creator

Title
Finding aid to the Nancy Bloch collection of chapbooks
Author
Althea Topek
Date
2020-11-23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

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