Press printing is still alive and well — both on campus here at UCLA and throughout the Southland via student organizations and other scholarly activities. A selection of these efforts are listed below:
Classes: Every quarter, the course Letterpress Laboratory (IS 139 and 239) is offered through the Department of Information Studies for Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled at UCLA. In weekly sessions at Broad Art Center, students learn to set type and operate the press to produce unique projects of their own design. Some of the projects created by UCLA students on the press in Broad Art Center are featured in the exhibit at Powell Library.
Horn Press Student Organization: Comprised of students from UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the Horn Press student organization is dedicated to fine hand-press printing and the book arts.
California Center for the Book: The California Center for the Book is a non-profit reading promotion agency that provides services and resources to librarians throughout California. Their mission is to develop and support programs that celebrate the rich literary heritage of California.
California Rare Book School: California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.
The International Printing Museum: Located in Carson, CA, the International Printing Museum is dedicated to bringing the history of books, printing and the book arts to life. Home to one of the world’s most significant collections of antique printing machinery, the International Printing Museum uses its collection to interpret the history of print for its audiences.