Collection MsC-273 - Wil Hudson collection

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Wil Hudson collection

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  • Textual records
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  • Artefacts

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  • 1942-2014 (Creation)
    Hudson, Wil

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60 cm of textual records and other material

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Biographical history

Wil Hudson was a noted British Columbia typographer and letterpress fine printer. In Vancouver, in the 1960s he was known as Grouse Mountain Press, New Age Press, and "Wil Hudson, Printer". In the 1970s at Cape Dorset, NWT, he published a native language printing type with the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. Later, he settled in Powell River as a commercial printer until 1991. Hudson was involved in many of the Alcuin Society's first publishing projects. He died in Creston, B.C. on January 10, 2014.

Custodial history

Records were in the custody of Brian and Dianne Grant prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2015.

Scope and content

Collection consists of letters written to and from Wil Hudson, his personal photographs and negatives, and type blocks used during his work as a printer. Collection also includes tributes to Wil Hudson written after his death in 2014.

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  • English

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Related material in the University of British Columbia Library's Rare Books and Special Collections Wil Hudson fonds.

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Created January 22, 2016. SS

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