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Wyman Parker collection on Leonard Baskin

Identifier: C-134

Scope and Contents

Compiled by Wyman Parker, this collection contains announcements, greeting cards, and bookplates printed by Leonard Baskin and Gehanna Press. The collection also contains stamps featuring a portrait of Thoreau by Baskin. Also included are photographs of Baskin, his wife, and daughter, and Baskin and Nathan C. Starr, taken at Wesleyan University in 1974. Correspondence between Baskin and Parker is also present in the collection, as are a number of materials collected by Parker relating to Baskin's career and works, which Parker collected.

For additional information on Baskin's life and work, as well as copies of letters from Parker to Baskin, see folder of supplemental materials provided by Parker.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1991


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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The Wyman Parker collection on Leonard Baskin was compiled by Wyman Parker, a librarian, book collector, and friend of Leonard Baskin. Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was an American sculpter, printer and engraver. Baskin attended Yale Art School and became inspired by the work of William Blake to create his own books. Baskin founded the Gehanna Press in 1942, and printed works that were illustrated with woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs. Baskin taught art at Smith College and Hampshire College. Baskin collaborated with Ted Hughes on a number of projects, spending nine years in Devon to be closer to him.


1 Box


Folder 1: New Year's greetings, 1955-1976;
Folder 2: Announcements printed by Gehanna Press, 1956-1974;
Folder 3: Exhibit announcements, bookplates, and Thoreau stamps, 1966-1976;
Folder 4: Baskin letters, 1966-1991;
Folder 5: Photographs, 1974;
Folder 6: Clippings, 1974-1987;
Folder 7: Inventories, 1984-1985;
Folder 8: [Parker?] lecture on Baskin;
Folder 9: Associated materials from Parker

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States