Scope and arrangement
The August Heckscher printmaking collection documents his printmaking endeavors, especially those with the Uphill Press and the Printing Office at High Loft. The bulk of the material is related to his publication of limited edition, hand printed booklets. The year noted by each publication reflects the year of his printing, not the year the work was written or created, as he often republished historic documents or books. The files do not always contain the text of the publication, but instead document the publication process. This includes mock ups, paper samples, correspondence, printing costs, and other materials relating to the day to day business of a small press. The files also do not always specify which press Heckscher was using to complete the job. The correspondence is arranged by name and reflects only the printing business, including conversations with other small independent printers, customers, and suppliers. Press materials consist of advertisements and mailers for his two presses, High Loft and Uphill Press as well as printing orders for both presses. Speeches and writings contains both prints of Heckscher's speeches and poetry as well as rough copies.
This collection is arranged by form.