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The Legacy Press


The Legacy Press


Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts


Making Impressions

Women Printers and Publishers



Editors Rebecca M. Chung

and Cathleen A. Baker

In late January 2020, The Legacy Press decided not to publish a proposed series, Impressions in favor of a stand-alone book, Making Impressions: Women in Printing and Publishing, which will include the following essays:

Juliana Castro Varon  —  Cita: A Feminist Open-Access Digital Library and Print-on-Demand


Rebecca M. Chung  —  Ann Mikolowski, Artist and Printer for The Alternative Press


E. Haven Hawley  —  The Women behind Pornography in Nineteenth-Century America


Karen Holmberg  —  Case Studies: How a Generation of Women Came to Printing


Kitty Maryatt —  The Visual Vocabulary of Pochoir in La Prose du Transsibérien: Sonia Delaunay, Nathalie Couderc,

and Christine Menguy


Miranda Garno Nesler  —  Remembering Elizabeth Holt and the Women Printers in Printing and the Mind of Man


Dianne L. Roman  —  Detangling the Medusa in Early American Printing History


Kathleen A. Walkup  —  Bookmaking on the Distaff Side: Edna Beilsenson, Club of  Printing Women, and Beatrice Warde



Rebecca M. Chung has been involved in the printing arts as a textual scholar, book historian, and archivist. She is a practical printer, bibliographer, and information specialist (preservation, archives). Rebecca is particularly interested in the materiality of printed texts and images, as well as their history of textual transmission (in all media including digital).


As a paper and book conservator (retired), Cathleen A. Baker has always been interested in the materiality of printed books and works of art. To more fully understand the materials and techniques involved in creating these artifacts, she has an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama and was the "printer's devil" for the limited edition of her book, By His Own Labor: The Biography of Dard Hunter (Red Hydra Press, 2000). Additionally, she has hand-printed a number of books under her imprint, The Legacy Press, established in 1997.