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Press of Kells


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Everett C. and Louise Staton Johnson papers

Identifier: MSS 0361

The Everett C. & Louise Stanton Johnson papers concern the personal affairs of prominent Delaware publisher and politician Everett C. Johnson (1877-1926) and his wife Louise Staton Johnson (1882-1977). In addition, the collection contains material from their Newark publishing house, the Press of Kells, which brought the Arts and Crafts Movement to the community from 1916 to 1918.

Dates: 1835-1988; Majority of material found within 1916-1958

Press of Kells collection

Identifier: MSS 0236
Abstract The Press of Kells was founded in Newark, Delaware, ca. 1916 by Everett C. Johnson. Johnson, who founded the Newark Post in 1910, was a Secretary of State for Delaware, an alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware, a gentleman farmer, and a journalist and printer. The press was named after the Irish monastery which produced the Book of Kells in the seventh century. This small collection consists of documents, ephemera, and clippings...
Dates: 1916 – [ca. 1981]

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Artifacts (object genre) 1
Arts and crafts movement--Delaware--History--20th century 1
Authors 1
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