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Stagecoach Press Samples Collection

Identifier: AC 492

Scope and Content

Collection consists of print samples (only) from the Stagecoach Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Among the samples are book and pamphlet prints, book lists and announcements, type samples, and administrative and miscellaneous materials - all printed on Jack Rittenhouse's handpress.


  • 1955-1988

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Organizational Informaton

Stagecoach Press was a small handpress exclusively devoted to printing fine books, pamphlets, and leaflets on Southwestern Americana. Jack D. Rittenhouse was the owner-publisher as well as the editor, pressman, and salesman for this small private press. Rittenhouse ventured into publishing as a hobby in the 1940s in Los Angeles, California where he owned the Jack Rittenhouse Advertising Agency. With experience in bookselling and advertisement he moved the Stagecoach Press (renamed in 1949) in the mid-1950s to Houston, Texas, before settling in 1962 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jack Rittenhouse retired in 1978 and Stagecoach Press ceased to exist with Jack Rittenhouse's death in 1991.


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Guide to the Stagecoach Press Samples Collection, 1955-1988
Edited Full Draft
© 2009
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090