Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 10 Oct 2011
|31 Oct 2011||adds (MRC)|
|25 Sep 2013||added 2006 items (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Title:||Kitemaug Press Collection|
|Quantity:||1 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Miniature books, broadsides, miscellaneous sheets and other items printed by the Kitemaug Press of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Also information about Frank Anderson, owner/printer at Kitemaug and Librarian at Wofford College.|
|Language:||Majority in English, one item in German|
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
The Kitemaug Press is a small private press located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and specializing in fine letterpress printing, particularly of miniature books. The owner, proprietor, and primary printer is Frank J. Anderson, bibliophile, printer, and librarian at Wofford College.
The Kitemaug Press Collection consists of miniature books and other items printed by the press, along with a small amount of publicity, both for individual titles and for the press as a whole. The collection also includes some pieces of correspondence from, and an essay by, owner and printer Frank J. Anderson as well as some Anderson / Wofford College material.
Items are arranged alphabetically by type and within that (where possible) chronologically.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has a wide range of material relating to small presses, private presses and fine printing in both our manuscript collections and our Rare Books holdings. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index to locate other manuscript material and to the Classic Catalog to locate published and cataloged items.
Anderson, Frank J.
Letterpress printing -- South Carolina.
Miniature books -- Specimens.
Printers -- South Carolina.
Private press books.
Private presses -- South Carolina.
Small presses -- South Carolina.
Spartanburg (S.C.) -- Imprints.
Genres and Forms
Fliers (printed matter)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Kitemaug Press Collection, Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Transfer from Rare Books, 2008. Originally gift of Frank J. Anderson.
|Box 1||Books and booklets 1972, 1979, 1981, undated (4 items)|
|Specimens of type available at the Wofford Library Press, undated; Private presses in the southeastern United States, 1972; The Wofford College Campus Club cookbook, 1979; Notes on the human condition, 1981|
|Box 2||1967 (2 items)|
|Saint Arithmeticus; Kitemaug Mini-posters|
|Box 2||1968 (1 item)|
|Bonnie and Clyde|
|Box 2||1969 (1 item)|
|The woodpecker husband|
|Box 2||1979 (1 item)|
|Un pequeño libro do cocina|
|Box 2||1981 (1 item)|
|A visit from St. Nicholas|
|Box 2||1982 (3 items)|
|Christmas carols; Floral pieces of the altar; Sayings of G. Stein|
|Box 2||1984 (1 item)|
|Box 2||1985 (4 items)|
|Executive guide book; Faithful Fido; Shorty's dilemma, or, An incident at the Flying W Ranch; Signs of the Zodiac|
|Box 2||1986 (1 item)|
|Andy's bread book|
|Box 2||1987 (8 items)|
|Erasmus on studies; Letter to Bushrod from George Washington; Secret; Cats; Gaggle; Glimpses of Spartanburg; The herd moves south; The watchers|
|Box 2||1988 (3 items)|
|Outrageous cat tales; The world's teeniest tiniest book; Symbols of the Zodiac calendar|
|Box 2||1989 (3 items)|
|Cincinatti observed; Custody of books; A printer's calenadar for 1989|
|Box 2||1990 (3 items)|
|A girlie calendar for 1990; Glasgow, U.S.A.; Trees and stockings|
|Box 2||1991 (3 items)|
|Wm. Parks, printer; Catherine's counting book; Book lover's calendar|
|Box 2||1992 (2 items)|
|Heathen hangover; San Diego|
|Box 2||1993 (4 items)|
|Book lover's calendar; The stork; The wisdom sayings of Fu Ling; The ferris wheel|
|Box 2||1994 (5 items)|
|My friend Jerry; Tabitha's tale; 50: February 17, 1944 - February 17, 1994; The other Ottawas; An artist's calendar|
|Box 2||1995 (2 items)|
|Bread; Wine; Book lover's calendar|
|Box 2||1996 (3 items)|
|The cat lady; The gambler; Book lover's calendar|
|Box 2||1997 (2 items)|
|The skunk story; Book lover's calendar|
|Box 2||1998 (3 items)|
|Christmas images; A Hatphabet; Book lover's calendar|
|Box 2||1999 (6 items)|
|Book plates (2 copies); Blues; Book lover's calendar; Answers to life's questions; Eine kleine Deutsche worterbuch|
|Box 2||2000 (3 items)|
|The three bears' stories; Book lover's calendar; Maunderings|
|Box 2||2001 (2 items)|
|David's 23rd psalm; Some facts about Indiana|
|Box 2||2002 (3 items)|
|Book lover's calendar; Books; Between us girls|
|Box 2||2003 (3 items)|
|Book lover's calendar; Mother Goose rhymes; Goldie Lox and los tres osos|
|Box 2||2004 (1 item)|
|Excerpts from the book of Zebaniah|
|Box 2||2005 (6 items)|
|Book lover's calendar (2 copies); Cats: A gallery; A cockamamie ABC; The golden years blues|
|Box 2||2006 (3 items)|
|Art; A fairy tale retold (includes clipped statement from satisfied customer); Simfonia in a time of chaos|
|Box 1||Pamphlets 1974, 1975, 1985, 1988, undated (5 items)|
|Scenario (mock lecture about mail art), undated; The numbers game, 1974; Artists thinking about art, 1985; Something of myself, 1975; The year of the dragon, 1988|
|Box 1||Portfolios 1976, 1983, undated (4 items)|
|Thigh whackers, 1976; Mill Village suite, 1983 (2 copies); A treasury of southern Yankee recipes, undated|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1974, 1978-1980, 1982, 1986, 2005, undated - variety of single-sheet items, including poems, sayings, broadsides, woodcuts and other items produced by the press|
|Box 1||Exhibit catalogs for Miniature Book Exhibition 2004-2005|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous - small printed ads for specific books, for the Miniature Book Society, for the press; book lists; article in Sandlapper magazine|
|Box 1||Correspondence, Frank Anderson 1969, 1992-2006|
|Box 1||Essay by Frank Anderson, "War: A Fugue" 2003 - in reference to the war in Iraq|
|Box 1||Frank Anderson / Wofford College miscellany 1967-1969 - article about Anderson's printing course, newsletter "Wofford Bibliopoly" by Anderson, college bulletin, etc.|