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.
This is the third accession of Alan Stein’s Papers by the Fisher. Much of the material relates to Stein’s work as a bookmaker, illustrator and printmaker in the production of the fine press book On Spirit Lake. It contains original illustrations, engraved woodblocks, and design notes, as well as administrative records such as grant applications, invoices and correspondence between the authors who contributed to the book. This collection also includes material produced by Stein’s fine press imprint Church Street Press such as broadsides, pamphlets, bookmarks, advertisements, and posters.