02/U0732 Guide to the North Texas Publication Proofs Collection North Texas Publication Proofs Collection Finding Aid Authors: Nicole Yatsonsky.

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Guide to the North Texas Publication Proofs Collection University Archives Overview of the Collection North Texas Publication Proofs Collection 02/U0732 1.00 University Archives Photo mats from North Texas publications. Administrative History:

Up until the mid-1960s, wood ad mats were molds used to create lead castings for letterpress printing. The casting was created by pouring hot lead onto the wood mat. After the lead cast cooled, it was secured to the press, where ink and then paper were placed on top. Finally, pressure was brought down on the casting to create the print on the paper. The wood ad mat molds were usually thrown away once the lead cast was made.

Administrative Information Accruals:


Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

North Texas Publication Proofs Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

Items are arranged in their original order.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photo mats and some accompanying newspaper clippings from North Texas publications, including the "Campus Chat," UNT's newspaper before the current "North Texas Daily." Images on the molds include portraits, candid photos, and group photos of students, professors, and coaches. Some have handwritten names or notes along the mold's edge.

Detailed List of Contents id195245 1 Photo Mats and Clippings 707988 Scope and Contents

Collection of wood ad mats used in the printing of North Texas Publications, including the university yearbook, from the 1940s. A large number were printed by Jaggars-Chiles Stovall, Inc. of Dallas, Texas.