Case 1: Justice

Passage, designed and printed by Fred Hagstrom.
Saint Paul, Minn.: Strong Silent Type Press, 2013.
N7433.4.H34 P37 2013  
Castle Humanities Fund
"Passage uses images and texts from two historical books that were important for building opposition to the slave trade: An Essay on the Impolicy of the African Slave Trade by Thomas Clarkson, 1788, and Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Person of Color by A.Mott, 1837. Both books presented stark evidence of the cruelty of the slave trade. The Clarkson diagrams showing the conditions of how people were transported for the middle passage was a particularly important visual symbol for the abolition movement. Passage combines the diagram images with archival photographs of people who lived part of their lives as slaves."--Artist's statement.
Printed in silkscreen on Rives paper, myriad Pro font, drum leaf binding.
Library’s copy is number 5 of an edition of 22.

The Tower Book.
Norco, Calif.: Beth Thielen, 2007.
N7433.4.T55 T69 2007
Ritch-Gordon Interdisciplinary Endowment
This artists' book was designed by Beth Thielen. It consists of linoleum prints and four volumes of original writings by several inmates at the San Quentin State Prison and the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, California. The four books form the sides of a prison guard tower and are held together by a removable roof. The center of the tower holds two additional booklets, one listing the names of the artists, writers and binders, and providing details on the materials used, the other one, titled 'Notes on the Tower Book', providing background information on this project.
San Quentin State Prison. Linoleum prints: Henry Edward Frank, Felix Phil Lucero, Keoghan O'Donnell, Jahmal Ironcoat Wallace, Ronnie Goodman, Benjamin F. Ballard, Bruce W. Peterson, Scott McKinstry. -- Writers: Henry Edward Frank, Felix Phil Lucero. -- Artist/Instructor: Karya McCulloch, Beth Thielen. -- Artist facilitator: Steve Emrick. -- California Rehabilitation Center. Binders: Juliana Garcia, Adryan Piddington, Sandra Toy, Nequita Jackson, Diana Chodosh, Denee Blevins. -- Writers: Juliana Garcia, Adryan Piddington, Launi Perry, Nequita Jackson, Dawn Aldama, Shonna Larabee, Christina Mendivil. -- Tower book design: Beth Thielen. -- Guest writer/Instructor: Louise Steinman. -- Artist/Instructor: Beth Thielen. -- Artist facilitator: Violette Peters.

Unbound, conceived and designed by Jessica Peterson.
Farmville, Virginia: Short Twig Press, Longwood University, 2014.
N7433.4.P48 U53 2014
"Unbound is a limited edition artists' book which honors the veterans of Prince Edward County's 1959 school lock out ... The book was conceived and designed by artist Jessica Peterson and recounts the closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia, from 1959 to 1964. Unbound tells this story of these events with timelines, archival evidence, and collected narratives from the veterans of the closings. Gold stars flow through each page, one star for each person whose life was permanently altered by the school closings"--Publisher's statement.
Letterpress printed. Accordion-folded pages with two fold-out signatures are letterpress printed on both sides with text, gold stars, and a timeline. Accordion is attached at either end to letterpress printed boards.
Library's copy is number 49 of an edition of 100.

Tora Bora = Black dust: an opera in three acts, artwork by Art Hazelwood; design and staging by Klaus-Ulrich Rötzscher; storyline & lyrics by Art Hazelwood
San Francisco: Art Hazelwood, 2011.
Z239 .H399 2011
Ernest T. "Bud" and Jean Kretschmer Music Archives Endowment
“Tora Bora is a reverse engineered opera ... The opera is presented in a fold out stage with screen printed covers. The viewer moves through the various scenes of the opera while reading the storyline and lyrics in an accompanying booklet and using seven puppets to enact the scenes. Should a full scale opera appear it will be staged on a larger stage."-- artist's website.
"Engravings printed on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper & Lana Gravure paper ; screenprints printed Hahnemühle Bugra paper & Arches Watercolor Hot Press paper ; booklet printed on Mohawk Superfine and set in Verlag, Chronicle Text and Lithos Pro ; text designed by Ingalls Design ; text printed Tom Goglio at TAGlio Litho"--colophon.
Library’s copy is number 5 of an edition of 20.