Guide to the Joe Sitter Collection of Gaylord Schanilec, 1980-2015
Joe Sitter is a collector and friend of Gaylord Schanilec. Gaylord Schanilec is a notable American wood engraver, printer, designer and illustrator. He is the proprietor of the press Midnight Paper Sales, located in Stockholm, Wisconsin. Sitter's collection includes original wood engravings, publications, clippings, printer's waste, correspondence, and other materials documenting the artwork and career of Gaylord Schanilec.
- Collection Number
- Joe Sitter collection of Gaylord Schanilec
- 1980-2015 and undated
- Sitter, Joe
- 5.0 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
Collection consists of Joe Sitter's files and acquired artwork documenting the career of Gaylord Schanilec, including examples of Schanilec's wood engravings; fine printing prospectuses and keepsakes featuring Schanilec's work; Schanilec illustrations from publications by Midnight Paper Sales and the Gregynog Press; printer's waste and other printing scraps; clippings and articles documenting Schanilec's career, public appearances, and publications; correspondence between Sitter and Schanilec; and some photographs of Schanilec.
Collection is arranged into three series: Artwork, Publications Files, and Subject Files.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.
Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Joe Sitter Collection of Gaylord Schanilec, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos. Color woodcut. Number 135/250. Signed, dated 2010. Dimensions: 10.5 x 17", framed 21 x 27"
Cherry: End Grain. Color woodcut. Number 5/7. Signed, dated 2007. Dimensions 5.5 x 10". Frame created from the cherry featured in the woodcut: 15 x 20".
Walnut: End Grain. Color woodcut. Number 3/4. Signed, dated 2007. Dimensions: 6 x 10". Frame created out of walnut featured in the woodcut: 15 x 19.5".
Minnehaha. Color woodcut. Numbered 13/50. Signed, undated. Dimensions: 5.5 x 10".
[Times Square]. Color woodcut. Number 166/180. Signed, undated. Dimension: 5.5 x 9.5".
Fresh Carp. Color woodcut. Number 108/110. Signed, dated 1981. Dimensions: 10.25 x 18.5".
[Trees and hill]. Color woodcut. Number 45/100. Signed, undated. Paper has press seal: The Gregynog Press. Dimensions: 9.75 x 15".
Hard Maple. Color woodcut. Number 33/80. Signed, undated. Dimensions: 14.25 x 25.5".
Pool Four of the Mississippi River. Map and color woodcut. Signed, dated 2013. Dimensions: 32 x 24.5".
Color woodcut. Numbered 49/49. Signed, undated. 6 x 8.25".
Joe Sitter's collection of correspondence, articles, notes, and other assorted materials related to Schanilec's work and career.
Includes handwritten notes and printed emails, as well as occasional printer's waste and other woodcuts created by Schanilec and mailed or collected by Sitter.
Appearances, scraps, and other materials relating to Schanilec's publications and art shows.
Assorted publications and prospectuses for smaller or minor works created by Schanilec
Notes and materials collected by Sitter as he prepared a bibliography of Schanilec's career.
Articles by and about Schanilec published in Matrix, the fine printing publication.
Foldered alphabetically by title. Joe Sitter's original folders tended to include handwritten notes about each folder's content. These have been photocopied when necessary and included in the front of the folder.
Includes sample prints, research, notes, prospectus.
Includes articles, photographs, wood sample, a wood block "White Oak" (Number 030), other materials and publicity re: Sylvæ
Includes "On Returning," prospectuses, other materials re: McGrath's poetry.
Gaylord Schanilec is a notable American wood engraver, printer, designer and illustrator. He is the proprietor of the press Midnight Paper Sales, located in Stockholm, Wisconsin.
See also the Joe Sitter Collection of Fine Printing. There are also a number of monographs removed from this collection to be cataloged as individual items in the Rubenstein Library.
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The Joe Sitter Collection of Gaylord Schanilec was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift and purchase from Joe Sitter in 2016.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, July 2016
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0108