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Abattoir Editions


Abattoir Editions is a small letterpress founded by Harry Duncan at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1972. The first imprint published by the press was The Naming of Beasts and Other Poems by Gerald Stern in 1973. Harry Duncan operated Abattoir Editions until 1985. Bonnie O'Connell continued to operate Abattoir Editions at UNO until at least 2001.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Abattoir Editions Collection

Identifier: MSS-0031
Scope and Contents

The Abattoir Editions Collection comprises the correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, forms, and other papers relating to the books published by the small letterpress Abattoir Editions, in Omaha, Nebraska. Materials are arranged by the name of the author whose work was published in Abattoir Editions, with notes in the inventory list as to the types of material available for that particular author (correspondence, proofs, manuscript, etc.).

Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection

Identifier: MSS-0005
Scope and Contents The Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection covers the fine arts presswork of Harry Duncan (1916-1997) under the Cummington Press imprint, as well as examples of Duncan's work while at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, under the Abattoir Editions imprint. The collection includes books, galley proofs, prints, drawings, engraved copper plates, carved wood blocks, cards, playbills, and other materials created by diverse authors and artists and printed by Harry Duncan. These materials...