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Richard C. Jenkinson Information Files

Identifier: MG RCJ1

Scope and Contents

The Richard C. Jenkinson Collection on the history of fine printing was originally given by the Newark Public Library trustee in two separate gifts in 1924 and 1930. Though the Collection is made up predominately of books that prime examples of fine presses, some of the collection is made up type specimens, publication announcements, catalogs, price lists and a variety of periodical articles, web site print outs and other historical and biographical information.


  • Majority of material found in ca. 1800 - present


Conditions Governing Access

Available by appointment only.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied or photographed without permission from library staff.

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.


26 Linear Feet (49 Hollinger boxes and one oversized drawer)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of articles, printing samples, announcements of publications, printing specimens, etc. of various fine presses, printers and various subjects tied into the history of printing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Initial gift by Richard C. Jenkinson, 1924 and 1930; various individual items donated by Dr. Timothy J. Crist, William J. Dane and others; other material collected by the staff of the Newark Public Library, 1924-present.

Physical Description

Announcements, broadsides, clippings, greeting cards, ephemera, newspapers, photographs, posters, and specimens.

Processing Information

Processed by Chad Leinaweaver and Jared Ash; September 2009-May 2011. Various printing specimens and publication announcements refer to books held within the Jenkinson Collection. For publications designed by Bruce Rogers, the announcements and specimens are numbered according to Warde’s Bibliography on Rogers, which is also the numbering scheme used for the Bruce Rogers books in the Jenkinson Collection.

Chad Leinaweaver and Jared Ash
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Newark Public Library Repository

5 Washington Street
PO Box 630
Newark NJ 07102 USA