Accession MS Coll 00408B - Alan Stein Papers

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CA OTUTF MS Coll 00408B


Alan Stein Papers


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15 boxes and one oversized item

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Gift of Alan Stein, 2018.

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This latest accession of Alan Stein’s Papers, the second by the Fisher, consists of archival items
related to Stein’s work as a book maker, artist and wood engraving. Much of the material relates
to his collaboration with the Newfoundland poet Michael Crummy and the production of the fine
press book Viewfinder, published by Stein’s Church Street Press in 2014. It also contains four
boxes of Stein’s engraved wood blocks (for Viewfinder, as well as the Church Street publications
Home Country, In Mexico and The Golden Lilies) and proofs and art work for other projects.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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