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COLLECTION Identifier: Typ 970.73.2963

Sign of the George Press books and pamphlets


Hand-set, illustrated books and pamphlets produced at the Sign of the George Press by George P. Winship, Jr., son of Harvard librarian George Parker Winship.


  • 1973-1993

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Collection of 26 hand-set, illustrated books and pamphlets produced at the Sign of the George Press.

Biographical / Historical

George P. Winship (A.B. 1936) was an English professor at King College in Bristol, Tennessee (1948-1979). He ran the college's press, The Sign of the George, and wrote poetry.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

91-138. Gift of George P. Winship, Jr.; received: 1991 November 8.; and 1992 May 2.

Sign of the George Press. Sign of the George Press books and pamphlets, 1973-1993: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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