Helaine Victoria Press collection, 1973-1995

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Summary

Creator:
Helaine Victoria Press
Abstract:
The Helaine Victoria Press printed and distributed women's history postcards. Collection includes postcards, catalogs, broadsides, ephemera, and catalog production materials. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Extent:
2.0 Linear Feet
Language:
Materials in English.
Collection ID:
RL.12009

Background

Scope and content:

Collection contains postcards on women's history topics printed by the Helaine Victoria Press, postcards distributed by the press, and a complete run of Helaine Victoria Press catalogs, as well as broadsides, ephemera, and catalog production materials. Postcard series topics include Women of History, Women in the American Labor Movement, Women & Paper, and Sisters of the Harlem Renaissance. Broadsides include poetry by Michelle Cliff and Adrienne Rich.

Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Biographical / historical:

Helaine Victoria Press was a nonprofit educational organization founded in Santa Monica, California in 1973 by Jocelyn Helaine Cohen and Nancy Victoria Taylor Poore. Their mission was to publish and distribute women's history postcards in an affordable, attractive, and popular format. Originally offset printed, the operation moved to Martinsville, Indiana in 1976 and began producing letterpress materials. In 1986, the press moved to Bloomington, IN, and since 1991 has been maintained as part of the Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY.

Acquisition information:
The Helaine Victoria Press collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase from Bolerium Books in 2017 and 2022.
Processing information:

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, May, 2022.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0072; 2022-0053.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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[Identification of item], Helaine Victoria Press collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.