Fonds MsC-153 - Beverley Blackmore Leech fonds

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Beverley Blackmore Leech fonds

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  • Artefacts

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  • Source of title proper: Title of fonds is based on the provenance of the records.

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  • [ca. 1961] (Creation)
    Leech, Beverley Blackmore

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Physical description

22 linocut blocks

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Biographical history

Beverley (Bev) Blackmore Leech was born to Dr. Beverley C. and Elsie Mary (nee Steele) Leech on December 15, 1935. Bev studied book design at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design) and went on to have a long career as a designer, notably with Morriss Printing in Victoria, B.C. Bev Leech died on January 23, 2019.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of 22 linocut blocks created by Bev Leech in 1961, as a senior thesis project at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design) to produce the book, A Glossary of Typographical Terms by Simon Oliver.

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Physical condition

Blocks are in good condition and have residual ink from the printing process.

Immediate source of acquisition

Materials were purchased by SFU Special Collections and Rare Books from Heavenly Monkey Press.


Linocut blocks are arranged in their received order.

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  • English

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    No known restrictions

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    Generated finding aid

    Associated materials

    Special Collections also has a copy of the book that corresponds to the blocks: A Glossary of Typographical Terms by Simon Oliver. Call number: Z 118 S5 1961.

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    No further accruals are expected.

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    Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books

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    Rules of Archival Description


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    Dates of creation, revision and deletion

    Created December 2022, AT

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    • English

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