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COACH HOUSE PRESS

Canadian Flag Design. 1964

In response to Lester B. Pearson's call for designs for a Canadian Flag, Stan Bevington designed several prototypes and sold them on the streets of Toronto. With the proceeds, Stan purchased the Challenge Gordon press and opened Bevington Graphics.

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Letterhead: Bevington GraphicsLetterhead: Bevington Graphics. 1964

Letterhead of Stan Bevington's first commercial printing business. Bevington included an image of the Gordon Challenge press which became the printerís device of The Coach House Press.

Letterhead reproduced by permission of Stan Bevington.

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Family Portrait. From left to right: Stan Bevington, Wayne Clifford and Judith Cowan.

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110. Stan Bevington: Curriculum Vitae

110. Stan Bevington: Curriculum Vitae

110. Stan Bevington: Curriculum Vitae. 1974

Curriculum vitae reproduced by permission of Stan Bevington.

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Coach House Press floor plans, February 1968.

Floor plans for the new location of the Press, 401 (rear) Huron Street.

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Coach House Press typespecimens.

Examples of typefaces used at the Coach House between 1965 and 1975.

Courtesy of the Coach House Printing Company.

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Post card, Coach House Press linotype machine.

Courtesy of David McKnight.

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Sample author contract.

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Letter from Michael Sowdon to Stan BevingtonLetter from Michael Sowdon to Stan Bevington. [1969]

The Coach House Press attracted a number of young men and women who wanted to work at the Press. Among those who offered their services was artist Michael Sowdon, who eventually produced some of the Pressís finest art work.

Letter reproduced by permission of Michael Sowdon.

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Michael Sowdon. Cone Man. [1969].

Artwork sample included in Sowdon's letter to Stan Bevington.

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Series of letters from the Canada Council to Stan Bevington, 1967-1968.

As The Coach House Press expanded its publishing program, Stan Bevington and Victor Coleman applied for funds from the Canada Council which funded publishers on the merits of individual titles, in this case Coleman's Light Verse.

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Open letter to the Canada Council: Victor Coleman and Stan Bevington [c. 1968].

"It has been our misfortune to have been overtly neglected by the only national organization in the country that can help support such an effort as ours. We assume that you are cognizant of what we have done and the enclosed brochure will tell you what our future plans are."

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Letter from Victor Coleman to Stan BevingtonLetter from Victor Coleman to Stan Bevington. [1974]

Victor Colemanís ten-year association with The Coach House Press ends.

Letter reproduced by permission of Victor Coleman.

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Minutes of the Editorial BoardMinutes of the Editorial Board, 24 April 1975.

In the wake of Victor Coleman's resignation as the literary editor for the Press, a permanent editorial board was created. Members of the original Coach House Press board included: Stan Bevington, Michael Ondaatje, Linda McCartney, Rick/Simon, David Young, and Frank Davey.

Minutes reproduced by permission of Stan Bevington.

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Daily Manual of Labour (Rules of St. Benedict 48, 57).

Paste-up for a broadside hand-set by Nelson Adams in Kennerly Oldstyle.

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Wayzgoose Entertainment. Broadside. [1970]

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The Coach House Press Newsletter, July 1974.