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Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection

Identifier: MSS-0005

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 were collected by Mary L. Richmond.


  • 1939-1985


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


13.5 Cubic Feet (1 cabinet)

Custodial History

Mary L. Richmond donated this collection to the University of Nebraska at Omaha in November 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mary L. Richmond

Related Materials

UNO's Special Collections Fine Arts Press Collection. Abattoir Editions Collection, Archives & Special Collections, Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Cummington Press Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa: Cummington Press records and Harry Duncan papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University:

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory created by Mel Bohn, Reference Librarian, in the 1980s. Robert Nash, Special Collections Librarian, continued work on preliminary inventory in 2005.

Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States