Print shop

The program for Midsummer Night’s Dream
– hand printed in the Print Shop!

“When we got the donation of the little hand press and cases of movable type many kids were unexcited by the process…so laborious that all you could manage to type set were short poems.  Some of them took fire when we tried printing something more mundane and practical…wine labels.   I still have one: ]Homeshine Moonbrew, Shinemoon Brewhome.'” – Bill Mutch

“In the Print Shop, I remember learning to set type on hand presses. The fifth graders used to run off the diplomas for the sixth graders. And we printed certificates to give to people who passed their apprenticeship in the woodshop, I think. I still have my East Hill diploma on display in my bedroom.” – Karen Carr

Julie’s diploma looks just like mine!

Published by Karen Carr

Dr. Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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