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Title:Early Illinois Newspapers and Job Printers: The Terence A. Tanner Collection
Author(s):Ross, Ryan A.
Subject(s):Library science - Illinois
Newspaper presses - Illinois
American newspapers --Illinois
Library science --Illinois
Newspaper presses --Illinois
Printing --Illinois
Printers --Illinois
Abstract:In 1981 the Chicago antiquarian bookseller Terry Tanner began developing a plan for a history of nineteenth century Illinois newspapers and job printers. This project would entail a revision of Franklin William Scott’s Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879 (1910) and Cecil K. Byrd’s A Bibliography of Illinois Imprints, 1814-58 (1966). For two decades Tanner assembled copious notes, which filled boxes, binders, metal filing drawers, and cartons, not to mention the margins of the books he used as secondary sources. Over the course of the project, he published two articles under his legal name, Terence A. Tanner, entitled “Newspapers and Printing Presses in Early Illinois” (1993) and “Some Corrections and Emendations to Cecil K. Byrd’s A Bibliography of Illinois Imprints, 1814-58” (2001). In 2002 he donated his notes, organized mainly by format or container, to the Illinois Historical Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where they are now part of the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections of the University Library. This descriptive inventory of the Tanner Collection describes a rich treasury of source material for the early history of Illinois and its newspapers and printers. It may also serve as a model for work in other states.
Issue Date:2010-12
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Occasional papers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate School of Library and Information Science) ; no. 216
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2011 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-03-29

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