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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

1996

Date Processed:

2010

Acquisitions Information:

The Rob Run Press Archive was dontated to MSU by Robert E. Runser, from 1968-1996.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, The Rob Run Press Archive, MSS 344, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

The Rob Run Press Archive will be open and available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The Rob Run Press Archive includes more than 250 examples of letterpress items, designed and printed over a span of 47 years, by Robert E. Runser, proprietor of The Rob Run Press and Paper Mill. The Archive includes books (some miniature), pamphlets, holiday cards and remembrances, exhibit posters, and more. Also included are a few examples of works by Runser's contemporaries, notably the Silver Buckle Press and the Perishable Press. Students of graphic design, typography, printing and museum studies will each find something of value within the archive to inform their studies.

Historical Background:

Robert E. Runser (April 24, 1915 - March 5, 2003) was chief bibliographer for the MSU Libraries from 1968 to 1983. During that time he not only helped build the Libraries' research collections, but also contributed his considerable expertise as a printer. While at MSU, Runser, whose own Rob Run Press was known nationwide, designed and printed title posters for the library's book displays and contributed copies of other works.

Processing Note:

The Rob Run Press Archive was processed by Theresa Moore in 2010.

Arrangement:


The archive is arranged by type of project (exhibit posters, holiday cards, self-promotion, etc.), then listed chronologically by date issued.

Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 1 Thoughts for Troubled Times Series (1979)
   
  • No. 1 Quote by Josh Billings (1979)
  • No. 2 Quote by W.C. Fields (1979)
  • No. 3 Quote by Nelson Algren (1979)
  • No. 4 A Japanese Proverb (1979)
  • No. 5 Quote by H. Koch (1979)
  • No. 6 Quote by Chas. Evans (1979)
  • No. 7 Quote by Nanker (1979)
  • No. 8 Quote by Robert Maynard Hutchins (1980)
  • No. 9 Quote by Phoebe Cary (1980)
  • No. 10 Quote by Mark Twain (1980)
  • No. 11 Quote by Warren G. Harding (1982)
  • No. 12 Quote [by John Ruskin] (1983)
  • Series 2, Item 1 Quote by Josh Billings (1996)
  • Series 2, Item 2 Quote [by Robert Schenck] (1996)
  • Series 2, Item 3 Quote by Josh Billings (1996)
  • Series 2, Item 4 Quote by Horace Walpole (1996)
  • Series 2, Item 5 Quote by H.L. Mencken (1996)
  • Series 2, Item 6 Quote by Anon[ymous] (1996)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 2 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1969)
   
  • Herman Melville 150: August 1, 1819 (1969)
  • Gandhi 1869-1969 (October 1969)
  • Four Hundred Years of Ornithological Illustration (November 1969)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 3 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1970)
   
  • 300 Years of the Microscope (March 1970)
  • Montague Summers (May 1970)
  • Three centuries of struggle: the women's liberation movement (May 1970)
  • Charles Dickens 1812-1870 (July 1970)
  • Medieval Brass Rubbings from the Collection of Kathleen K. Cairns (November 1970)
  • Beethoven: The 200th Birthday Celebration! (November 1970)
  • A Garland of Christmas Books from the Special Collections Division of the Michigan State University Library (December 1970)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 4 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1971)
   
  • Educational Reform: Criticism, Alternatives (February 1971)
  • Selected Samplings of Popular Culture from the Special Collections of the MSU Libraries (April 1971)
  • Popularity and Apocalypse: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and John Greenleaf Whittier (May 1971)
  • Living on the Earth (Summer 1971)
  • The Student in Stereotype: A survey of the genre in literature and in fact (October 1971)
  • The Medieval artiftf' Chrift-maff: Canonical and Apocryphal Examples (The Medieval Artists' Christmas) (December 1971)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 5 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1972)
   
  • Flying Leaves: An exhibit of modern American broadside poetry (January 1972)
  • Recurring Visions of Utopia (February-March 1972)
  • Stranger than… An exhibition of Science Fiction in the Main Library of Michigan State University (July and August 1972)
  • Vote! Nov. 7 (October 1972)
  • A Booklover's Almanac… highlighting some 11th-month literary birthdays (November 1972)
  • An exhibition of Winter Greens from old herbals in the Libraries of Michigan State University (December 1972)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 6 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1973)
   
  • Ars Artium Omnium Conservatrix (National Printing Week, January 1973)
  • Great Documents in Black History (Afro-American History Week, February 11-16, 1973)
  • The Green Flag: Literature of the Irish Revolution (March 1973)
  • Trollope: A selective exhibit (April 1973)
  • Michigan Revisited: An exhibit for Michigan Week, [May] 1973
  • Far-Away Places (June 1973)
  • Nishnawbe The People: Glimpses into the American Indian Past (September-October 1973)
  • The White Art: Papermaking. A showing of some handmade papers of the past and present. (November & December 1973)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 7 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1974)
   
  • Veterinary Medicine: A sampling of Rare & Interesting Books from the Collections of the Michigan State University Libraries (January 1974)
  • Women in American Labor History, 1825-1935 (Summer 1974)
  • All Laud and Honour to William Caxton Merchant of London & Bruges, Father of English Printing. An exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the English book and bookmaking. (December 1974)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 8 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1975)
   
  • Homespun: Some 19th century books on the domestic arts (December 1975-January 1976)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 9 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1976)
   
  • "…those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear." An exhibit featuring literature of the American West from the Special Collections Division (February-March 1976)
  • Eden Redivivus: The Adamic myth in American literature (April-May 1976)
  • We, The People: 1776-1976 (Summer and Early Fall, 1976)
  • "The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." John Fitzgerald Kennedy, May 18, 1963. An exhibit highlighting the 1976 Presidential Election. (September-October, 1976)
  • Books Written by Hand; the manuscript book and its decoration through ten centuries (November & December 1976)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 10 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1977)
   
  • …is a rose. A sampling of Gertrude Stein from the Libraries (January-February 1977)
  • The Female Monarchy: An exhibition of Some of the Biblio-Aparian Treasures in the Special Collections of the Michigan State University Libraries (March-April 1977)
  • The First Editors of Shakespeare and Their Works (May-June 1977)
  • One Book Fame: Some best selling authors, familiar and forgotten (Summer 1977)
  • Published in Paris. The Expatriate Press Between the Wars: An exhibit (October and November 1977) (Includes an exhibition catalog in brochure format containing an introduction and 27 titles with annotation.)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 11 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1978)
   
  • Contemporary Afro-American Poetry: An exhibit in conjunction with Black American History Month, February 1978
  • British Political Cartoons of the 18th and 19th Centuries (April and May 1978)
  • Books as Troublemakers (October & November 1978)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 12 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1979)
   
  • A Display of Books on Travels in Africa (February 1979)
  • Nineteenth Century Publisher's Bindings (Summer 1979)
  • Destructio Pompeiana A.D 79-August 24, 1979 (August 1979)
  • "That every little child may learn…" Books for children. (Fall 1979)
  • Herbarum Vivae Eicones: Four centuries of botanical illustration (Winter 1979-80)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 13 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1980)
   
  • For Name & Fame: G.A. Henty's books for boys. (February & March, 1980)
  • A Baedeker of Butterflies: a preview of Spring! (Spring 1980)
  • Leonardo (Summer 1980)
  • Thermopylae 480 B.C. August 17-20 A.D. 1980 (August 1980)
  • H.L.M 1880 September 12 1980 [Henry Louis Mencken] (September 1980)
  • Thomas Bewick: A sampling of his art from the Library collections (Winter 1980-81)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 14 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1981)
   
  • Some Birds in Hand: Being a display of 19th Century bird books from the Special Collections of Michigan State University Libraries (February and March 1981)
  • The Art of Persuasion: 20th Century American Political Graphics (Spring 1981)
  • Clarion Writers' Workshop: An exhibit (Summer 1981)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 15 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (1982)
   
  • Inimitable Dickens: An Exhibit (Winter 1982)
  • Nature's Carpet Grass: A Bibliographical Display from the Science and Special Collections Divisions, Michigan State University Libraries (Spring 1982)
  • Getting Away from it All! Souvenirs of Travel (Summer 1982)
  • The Booklover's Remembrancer: a Season of Literary Birthdays. October & November 1982 (October-November 1982)
  • James Joyce 100: February 2
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 16 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries 1983
   
  • In Their Own Words: Lives of American Black Women (February and March 1983)
  • En Garde! A Sampling of Books from the Charles and Ruth Schmitter Fencing Collection, Michigan State University Libraries (April and May 1983)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 17 Exhibit Posters: Michigan State University Libraries (UNDATED)
   
  • Future Perfect: Early Speculative Fiction An Exhibit, M.S.U. Libraries
  • Gauffred to Yapp: Book Terms Illustrated. An exhibit. Michigan State University Libraries. December-January
  • Landmarks of English Literature
  • Librarian of Babel: Jorges Luis Borges. An exhibit of a Collection of His Works Acquired Recently by the Michigan State University Libraries
  • Flora & Fauna: A sampling of American natural history from the Special Collections of Michigan State University Library. October-November
  • BLAKE
  • Law Day -- May 1
  • A Library ABCEDARIUM: Being an alphabetical introduction to Michigan State University Library Collections
  • One hundred years ago…
  • In celebration of… MICHELANGELO
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 18 Stationery
   
  • "The Runser's of Rochester wish All of You The Best for the Year 1957"
  • "A Happy New Year! Esther & Robert 1969"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 19 Calendar Pages
   
  • June 1965 "This leaf for the Monks and Friars Chappel Annual Calendar"
  • October [1966]
  • April [1967]
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 20 Birth / Birthday
   
  • "I'm nine now" Birthday party announcement for Judith Adele Runser, January 9, 1954
  • "Aunt Annie…on your 94th Birthday" November 19, 1956
  • "For Brother and Uncle Willie Happy Birthday! 1963"
  • "Happy Birthday Uncle Willie & Tod" 1965
  • Birth announcement for Cheltenham Bold (a Saint Bernard) b. March 20, 1971
  • Birth announcement for Mathew Benjamin Roush b. November 20, 1973 (includes handwritten note on reverse signed "R")
  • "Happy Birthday My Big Little Girl"
  • "Happy Birthday Denise"
  • "Happy Birthday"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 21 General Card / Type Sample
   
  • "The scholar-printer Aldus complains to his friend…" Card with type sample. (1973)
  • "How Sweeter than a Watch of Gold" announcement of a gift of "a lively pup, Binny Old Style" (1983 RER retired from MSU 10/1/83)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 22 Wedding / Anniversary
   
  • "For Aunt Minnie and Uncle Charles" 50th anniversary September 4, 1957
  • "Aunt Lorena & Uncle Charles…on this your twenty-fifth wedding anniversary." November 21, 1960
  • "Best wishes…Mom & Grammy Dad & Grampy" 60th anniversary September 12, 1908-68
    • Rob Run Press item number 61
    • OVERSIZE
  • Wedding announcement by "Robert E. and Esther E. Runser . of their daughter, Judith to Herbert." October 23, 1971
  • "Aunt Katie -- Uncle Oscar on your 50th anniversary."
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 23 Easter
   
  • Easter Card "Grama & Nanker - 1972"
  • "Happy Easter"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 24 Halloween
   
  • Seating Card "It's Jack-o-lantern Party Time"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 25 Death / Remembrance
   
  • "He said…" Death announcement "George E.F. Brewer for his wife Frances J. Brewer -- November 13, 1965"
  • "Fare the well, Ron, our basement guru!" (1970)
    • Handmade Paper includes Rob Run Press Watermark
  • "This is the place…Christmas Remembrance for Brother Will" (1971)
  • Death announcement "Linda the Charmer… 7-31-72"
    • Handmade Paper includes Rob Run Press Watermark
  • "When as a child…" Poem "Lines found on an old bell at Chester, England.remembering.WKOR and HSF, lost in year 1977."
    • Handmade Paper includes Rob Run Press Watermark
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 26 St. Valentine's Day
   
  • "Oh! Please be my Valentine Mrs. Runser 1958"
  • "Be my Valentine! Mrs. Runser Kindergarten 1965"
  • Valentine's Card "We must make a card…Won't You be Ours? Grama & Nanker 1972"
  • "Won't you be our Valentine? Gramma & Nanker 1977"
  • "Be our Valentine! Gramma & Nanker 1978"
  • "Won't you be our Valentine? Gramma & Nanker 1981"
  • "Be my Valentine! Mrs. Runser"
  • "Won't you Be Mine? Gramma & Nanker"
  • "We have a question. Valentine? Gramma & Nanker"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 27 Candlemas Day / Groundhog's Day
   
  • "And a Happy Candlemas Day to You! (1967)
  • "Wishing you a most unpleasant Candlemas" (1969)
  • "And a Blustery Candlemas Day to You, Sir & Madam! (1970)
  • "Candelmaesse 1972 Fod's Telluric Groundhog…" (1972)
  • "Candelmas Day, Candelmas Day, Half our fire and half our hay! Greeting from Marmota hidudgeonis runserii, 1973" (1973)
  • "And a miserable Groundhog Day to you, too!" (1974)
  • "Si Sol splendicast… May your Groundhog Day be foul and nasty!" (1975)
  • "In commemoration of the Bicentennial, I, Marmota…" (1976)
  • "February 1977" poem "from an 1676 almanack" Post Card (1977)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
1 28 Christmas Card Series by Rob Run Press
   
  • "Christmas Greetings" includes booklet "Five Songs for Christmas from the XVth Century" Detroit, The Rob Run Press, 1949.
  • "Christmas Greetings" (1951)
    • Rob Run Press item number 36
  • "Christmas Greetings" (1953)
    • Rob Run Press item number 18
  • "Christmas Greetings" "A Thomas Tusser Calendar" (1955)
  • "To wish you a… Christmas MCMLVI" (1956)
    • Rob Run Press item number 26
  • Christmas 1957 (Quote by James Ryman) (1957)
  • "Christmas New Year's" (1958)
    • Rob Run Press item number 34
  • "Christmas Greetings" Item 36 (1959)
    • Rob Run Press item number 38
  • "Merry Christmas" "Christmas 1960 Item 38" (1960)
    • Rob Run Press item number 41
  • "Season's Greetings" "December 13, 1961…Item 41" (1961)
  • "Christmas Greetings" (1963)
  • "Merry Christmas" (1965)
    • Rob Run Press item number 51
  • Christmas card with Crescent Moon Santa (1968)
    • Rob Run Press item number 63
  • "We wish you the most merry of Christmases…" (1969)
    • Rob Run Press item number 65
  • "The Children's Friend" a poem "Anon. 1821" "Done, in the Spirit of Christmas…MCMLXX" (1970)
  • Christmas and New Year card with Santa (1971)
    • Rob Run Press item number 70
  • "All right, now, All Together! Merry Christmas 1972" (1972)
    • Rob Run Press item number 73
  • "We're Late! … Happy New Year's follows hard upon a Very Merry Christmas" (1973?)
    • Rob Run Press item number 74
  • "Christmas 1974" (1974)
    • Rob Run Press item number 75
  • "Sincere Wishes for a Merry Christmas…" (1976?)
    • Rob Run Press item number 77
  • "Merry Christmas" (1977)
    • Rob Run Press item number 78
  • "Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!" (1978)
    • Rob Run Press item number 80
  • "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" (1979-80)
  • Christmas greeting with quote by British Museum MS. Harley 2252 (1981)
    • Rob Run Press item number 84
  • Christmas card with "An old-fangled Recipe" (1982)
  • Christmas and New Year greeting with poem cited "Poor Robin's Almanack, 1695" (1983)
  • Christmas card with Crescent Moon Santa (1984)
  • "Welcom Yul and wolcum good Newe Yeare, too. Esther & Robert Runser. 1985-86" (1985)
    • OVERSIZE
  • "An ABC for your Christmas Tree" (1986)
  • "Have a very, very Merry Christmas…" (1987)
  • "Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" (1988)
  • Christmas 1989 (Robert & Esther Runser) (Post card is postmarked and addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Koch) (1989)
  • "Season's Greetings* 1990 *Esther would have insisted that we carry on, so this is for her." (1990)
  • "Season's Greetings & All the Best" (no date) (handwritten inscription: "Not much of a card. The inspiration fled with Esther. --R" (1991)
  • "Have a memorable Christmas 1992" (1992)
  • "1993 XMAS R.E.R." (1993)
  • "Merry Christmas" (1994)
    • Rob Run Press item number 45
  • "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!" (1995)
  • "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"
  • "and best wishes for the New Year too!"
  • "Merry, Merry Christmas To You"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 1 Promotional Materials: Michigan State University Libraries
   
  • "The President and Council of the Friends of the Library…" dinner invitation (1969)
  • "The President and Council of the Friends of the Library…" dinner invitation (1971)
  • "The O.J. Noer Memorial Turfgrass Collection : A bibliography" (cover?) (1973)
  • "A Proclamation..of one Richard Chapin" (1981)
    • OVERSIZE
  • "Know all…Henry C. Koch…Bookman Extraordinaire" Dec. 4 1984
  • "Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Division Reading Privileges and Rules"
  • Bookplate "Gift of"
  • "Complements of the Library Michigan State University"
  • Bookplate "The O.J. Noer Memorial Turfgrass Collection"
  • "Book Sale" flyer
  • "An exchange publication from Michigan State University Library"
  • "Happy Holidays! The Library Staff"
    • OVERSIZE
  • "Please Note!" [Poster of SPC Reading Room rules]
    • OVERSIZE
  • "Popular Culture" Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library. Menu and Program (Michigan State University Printing) (1978)
    • NOT RR Press
  • "Conference on Michigan Academic Library Cooperation" (1973)
    • NOT RR Press
  • "Chartres" Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library. Menu and Program (1976)
    • NOT RR Press
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 2 Promotional Materials: Detroit Public Library
   
  • Poster "Genevieve" (1964)
    • OVERSIZE
  • Program "Soiree Musicale" (1965)
  • Library Centennial Card (1965)
  • Program "At Home Concert" (1966)
  • Business Card "Robert E. Runser Chief, Technology & Science Department" on reverse is Rob Run Press
  • Business card "Robert E. Runser Project Director, IS&R Feasibility Study"
  • Invitation Mabel Conat 70th Birthday
  • Bookmark
    • NOT RR Press
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 3 Friends of the Woodward Memorial Public Library, Inc.
   
  • Bookmark "Dedication of the Margaret C. Norton Children's Room (1967)
  • Bookmark "Old Fashioned? Join the Friends"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 4 Michigan State University Museum
   
  • Poster "Country Life Historic Park at the MI State Fair" (1993)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 5 [Detroit] Metropolitan Opera Company
   
  • Poster "Tosca" May 25, 1968 1968
    • Rob Run Press item number 58
    • OVERSIZE
  • Newspaper clipping "In Final Met Performance" Detroit, May 29, 1969 (1969)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 6 Lansing Public Library
   
  • Dedication notice April 20, 1969 (by Brayer & Bodkin) (1969)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 7 Brayer & Bodkin
   
  • Brayer & Bodkin / Guild of Gentleman Printers Notice of Meeting Oct. 30, 1968 at Kresge Art Center, MSU (1969)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 8 Underground Coffee Club and Lyceum
   
  • Underground Coffee Club July 4th event (1971)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 9 Books and Pamphlets
   
  • Runser, Robert. Robin: A Series of Rhymes from Sources Old and New in Honor of Her First Birthday, September 8, 1949. The Rob Run Press. Detroit, 1949 (1949)
  • Runser, Robert. The Babees Book being a Concatenation of the A B C's of Aristotle & the Drawings of Kate Greenaway with a Sampling of Types from the Rob Run Press Okemos, Michigan. The Rob Run Press… Okemos, 1971. (1971)
    • inside a card "If we were to do it again…we wouldn't!"
  • Raynor, Ellen Lossie. Chestnut Hill Farm. The Rob Run Press. Okemos, 1972. (1972)
    • Rob Run Press item number 71
  • Runser, Robert. Sequil or Things Whitch Aint Finished in the First, Being a Supplement to Henry A. Schute: A Checklist. The Rob Run Press. Okemos, 1978. (1978)
  • Runser. Elbert Hubbard's "Essay on Silence" A New Edition Done Here by Fra Robertus at the Rob Run Press in Okemos, Michigan. The Rob Run Press. Okemos, 1988. (1988)
  • Trumbull, Peter. A Bright Little Christmas Poem Built Upon Familiar Lines. The Rob Run Press. Okemos, 1991. (1991)
  • Runser, Esther. One Brick Short of a Load & Other Whimsies Collected by EER and printed here by RER at the Rob Run Press in Okemos, Michigan. The Rob Run Press. Okemos, 1993. (1993)
  • Runser, Robert. A Showing of Wood Type from the Collections of the Rob Run Press. The Rob Run Press, Okemos, MI. (1984)
    • SPC Rare Z250.R6 1974 v.1-4 ; MSU Libraries Z250.R6 1974 v.2 c.2
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 10 Printing Demonstrations
   
  • "The Rob Run Press greets the Monks & Friars at their Second Anniversary Dinner June 5, 1964" (1964)
  • "FWG 1865 1965" for the New York Fifth Annual Join Chapel Meeting (1965)
  • "The Booklet Press" for the Goudy Society Dinner March 8, 1966 (1966)
  • "The World is a comedy…" printing demo (1970)
  • "Printing…at the Rob Run Press" November 30, 1970 (1970)
  • Poem "221B" by Vincent Starrett commemorating the gathering of the Greek Interpreters of East Lansing (in frame) (1971)
  • "Gutenberg Redivivus.." (1973)
  • "You first parents…" "Demonstration of printing for MSULA" (1976)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 11 Rob Run Press Self Promotion / Miscellaneous
   
  • "Announcement…new location…Rochester, Michigan" (1953)
    • Rob Run Press item number 17
  • Poster "Removed…new manor-house at 2411 Indian Hills Drive, Okemos." (1968)
    • Rob Run Press item number 60
  • "The husbandman…" 1967 Reprtd. 1969 (1969)
  • Press image with "1867-1964"
  • Type sample
  • "The Day the World was to End…October 22, 1844"
  • "A leaf from the King James Bible…"
  • "Certificate of Merit"
  • Prop. Card "Runser…prop[rietor] Rob Run Press / Rochester, Michigan"
  • Prop. Card "Telephone…Indian Hills.Okemos"
  • Business Card "At Liberty…Runser…late of the Metropolitan Opera Company"
  • Business Card "Rob't E. Runser, Esq. Printer & Papermaker"
  • Business Card "Koch & Runser Chartered Chimney and Flue Sweeps"
  • Calling Card "At Home Herb & Judy…"
  • Address Card "David & Rebecca Roush"
  • Mail label "Please deliver to…"
  • Angel 1478 (1978)
  • Trespass Notice "Whereas some evil disposed person…" (1974)
    • OVERSIZE
  • Poster "All work & no play makes jack & plenty of it"
    • OVERSIZE
  • "The bibliophile in his native haunt"
    • Not RR Press
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 12 The Press of the Three Sisters/ Three Sisters Press
   
  • "Merry Christmas" card "Hetty Knippen" (1966)
  • Calendar Leaf March 1967 "J.A.R. for the Three Sisters Press" (1965)
  • logo "The Press of the Three Sisters"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 13 The Perishable Press
   
  • "Books in stock as of our total eclipse: 19 June 1974"
  • "Remembering Esther 13 June 1914 - 1 June 1990" (includes an enclosure " Our most valued friend…designed and printed this singular remembrance…" printed by Rob Run Press and signed "R".) (1990)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 14 The Silver Buckle Press
   
  • Sonnet CXVI by William Shakespeare
  • Annual Dinner Meeting "Information regarding press tours…"
  • Annual Dinner Meeting "Oration by Professor Walter S. Hamady" (U. Wisconsin-Madison) (1974)
  • "Memorial Library Annual Report 1973-1974" (cover only) (1974)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 15 Gob Printers (Tad & Nanker)
   
  • Birth announcement for Thomas Charles Westbrook b. June 10, 1974 (1974)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 16 Yew Tree Press Brooke (Yew Tree Cottage Brooke Norwich NR 15 1JT)
   
  • "Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Anne and David James" includes "A little Quiz on Hounds and Other Dogs"
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 17 The SE Press
   
  • Easter Card "Where to Next? Gramma & Nanker 1976" (1976)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 18 Royal Nonesuch
   
  • "The Fodless Nonesuch to be held at Sheer Bluffs" July 1-3, 1972 (1972)
    • Rob Run Press item number 72
  • "That noble tradition…" event announcement (1973)
    • Rob Run Press item number 71
  • "The Royal Nonesuch Redevivus…" Sept 17-20, 1982 (1982)
  • "Uchtung…" Oktoberfest
    • Rob Run Press item number 62
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 19 East Lansing Arts Workshop
   
  • A Rob Run Retrospective (exhibit flyer) (1973)
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
2 20 UNNAMED
   
  • "Merry Christmas…Elma T. Evans"
    • noted as #6
  • "Merry Christmas…Rebecca & David Roush"
  • "Cock-A-Doodle-Doo…Kerry & Brett January 8, 1977"
  • Poster "Twelve Michigan Private Presses An Exhibition at the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University" (1974)
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Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
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  • A Library ABCEDARIUM: Being an alphabetical introduction to Michigan State University Library Collections
    • Box 1 Folder 17
  • One hundred years ago…
    • Box 1 Folder 17
  • In celebration of… MICHELANGELO
    • Box 1 Folder 17
  • "Best wishes…Mom & Grammy Dad & Grampy" 60th anniversary September 12, 1908-68 (1968)
    • Rob Run Press item number 61
    • Box 1 Folder 22
  • "Candelmas Day, Candelmas Day, Half our fire and half our hay! Greeting from Marmota hidudgeonis runserii, 1973" (1973)
    • Box 1 Folder 27
  • "Welcom Yul and wolcum good Newe Yeare, too. Esther & Robert Runser. 1985-86" (1985)
    • Box 1 Folder 28
  • "A Proclamation..of one Richard Chapin" (1981)
    • Box 2 Folder 1
  • "Happy Holidays! The Library Staff"
    • Box 2 Folder 1
  • "Please Note!" [Poster of SPC Reading Room rules.)
    • Box 2 Folder 1
  • Poster "Genevieve" (1964)
    • Box 2 Folder 2
  • Poster "Tosca" May 25, 1968 1968
    • Rob Run Press item number 58
    • Box 2 Folder 5
  • Trespass Notice "Whereas some evil disposed person…" (1974)
    • Box 2 Folder 11
  • Poster "All work & no play makes jack & plenty of it"
    • Box 2 Folder 11
  • Poster "Twelve Michigan Private Presses An Exhibition at the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University" (1974)
    • Box 2 Folder 19
Box Folder Title/Number/Item/Notes
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    Primarily Exhibit Posters for MSU Libraries.




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