Adagio Press records
Scope and Contents
The Adagio Press records consists of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, type specimens, keepsakes, printer material, promotional materials, inventories, and production records. Also purchased was Bahr's extensive collection of metal foundry type, separately described and enumerated in a specimen book printed by Bahr.
- Bahr, Leonard F. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information on Adagio Press and Leonard F. Bahr
The Adagio Press was founded in 1956 by Leonard F. Bahr.
Leonard F. Bahr was born April 16, 1934. A graduate of Wayne State University, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War (1953-1955), and worked as an advertising typographer with George Willens and Company in Detroit for 34 years, retiring in 1991. Bahr was the proprietor of the Adagio Press, which he operated in his home in Harper Woods, Michigan, and specialized in fine and limited editions. He died on April 4, 1992.
12 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, type specimens, keepsakes, printer material, promotional materials, inventories, and production records.
Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Ann Bahr, 1994.
This collection is currently in process. Please contact the Cary for more information.
This collection was processed by Cary staff, date unknown. Finding aid encoded from MARC record by Ella von Holtum in August 2020.
- Adagio Press records
- Cary Graphic Arts Collection
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- Ella von Holtum
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