North Texas Publication Proofs CollectionAdd to your cart.

By Nicole Yatsonsky

Collection Overview

Title: North Texas Publication Proofs CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 02/ U0732
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items are arranged in their original order.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2016. More info below under Accruals.

Abstract

Photo mats from North Texas publications.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

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

Physical Access Note:

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

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2018-002
Preferred Citation: North Texas Publication Proofs Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Box and Folder Listing

  • Box 1: Photo Mats and ClippingsAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    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.
    Barcode: 707988

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