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Vinegar Tom Press Collection

Identifier: MSS-828-SC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of ephemera produced by Vinegar Tom Press, as well as background information pertaining to Andy Gregg and Vinegar Tom Press and bibliographic checklists compiled by Spencer Maxwell and Sally Armstrong.


  • 1969-1995

Language of Materials

English Spanish

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biography / History

Inspired by Jack Rittenhouse of Stagecoach Press and Phil Cooke of the Press of the Territorian, Andy Gregg (aka Andrew K. Gregg, Thomas Vinegar, Tom Vinegar, Sneed Hearn, Harold Bayer) was the founder, owner, typesetter, printer, and illustrator of Vinegar Tom Press. Gregg's vision was to produce original material or reprints of "historic and unusual interest" to sell to collectors, historians, and tourists. Vinegar Tom Press produced 15 book titles and assorted ephemera including Christmas cards, catalogs, menus, calendars, flyers, etc. between 1968 and 1973. In 1972, Gregg sold the printing press and rights to the Vinegar Tom Press to Spencer Maxwell. Gregg, however, kept Tom Vinegar as his nom de plume. Spencer Maxwell and Sally Armstrong published a bibliographic checklist of Vinegar Tom Press books and ephemera under the Maxwell Press imprint in 1992.

Source: Smith, Pamela S. Passions in Print: Private Press Artistry in New Mexico, 1834-Present, 2006


1 folder (containing 3 smaller folders)


The collection consists of background information and bibliographic checklist pertaining to Andy Gregg and Vinegar Tom Press as well as ephemera produced by Vinegar Tom Press.

Related Archival Materials

Rydal Press Collection. Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico University Libraries.

Separated Material

Publications have been catalogued for the CSWR general collection.
Finding Aid of the Vinegar Tom Press Collection, 1969-1995
Edited Full Draft
B. Silbergleit
© 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131