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Duncan, Harry


Harry Duncan (1916-1997) was a typographer, printer, and publisher using a hand press. He founded the Cummington Press (1939-1997, founded Massachusetts, moved to Iowa and later to Nebraska) and Abattoir Editions (1972-1997, University of Nebraska at Omaha). Harry Duncan published poetry and fiction by many authors, including Tennessee Williams, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Yvor Winters, Allen Tate, William Logan, Stephen Berg, and Dana Gioia.

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...