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Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CSC-0137

Scope and Contents

The Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen Collection constitutes an extensive documentation of the organization, as assembled by former president Ray Czapkowski. The collection contains meeting minutes dating back to the 1920s, and then from 1986-2008, as well as various iterations of club publications dating primarily from the 1980s and 1990s, and newsletters from other regional clubs. Also of note is documentation of the Carl F. Talkenberg Memorial scholarship which was awarded to printing students, and International Association of Printing House Craftsmen publications from the 1930s, 1940s, 1960s, and 1970s.


  • Creation: 1920-2008
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1982 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

From the collection, 1989:

"Twelve charter members organized our club on November 26, 1920. We are an affiliate club of the International Assocation of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc. The first president of the Rochester club was Frank Eichorn. The motto of our organization is 'Share Your Knowledge.'"


9 Box(es) (Eight document boxes and one pamphlet box)




Materials relating to the Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsman.


Materials were recieved organized by document type or topic, then chronologically. This arrangement has been preserved.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Cary Graphic Arts collection by Ray Czapkowski in 2019.

Books in print

The Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc. History of Printing in Rochester 1816-1834. Rochester, New York. Print. 1986.

Book located in Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Call no. 655.173 H673h. The text for this book was compiled by George H. Taenzer.

Related Materials

CSC 0138, the H. George Taenzer Collection

Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in March 2019.

Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen Collection
Ella von Holtum
19 February 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
(585) 475-2408