La Impresora Fine Press, Chapbook, Zine, and Poster Collection
Scope and Content
The collection contains Puerto Rican fine press, posters, and zines from 39 authors. The majority of the items are poems and illustrations. Many of the items in this collection are limited editions ranging from 150 to 300 copies. The collection contains topics related to migration, emotions, the LGBTQ+ community, pop culture, language, food, politics, nature, colonialism, family, economic crises, social justice, freedom, Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rican literature. The collection also includes topics related to Puerto Rico's metropolitan area, such as Río Piedras, Condado, and Santurce.
- Majority of material found within 2019-2020
Language of Materials
Includes materials written in Spanish and English.
The collection is open for research.
La Impresora is an artist-led studio dedicated to small-scale editorial work and allocating resources to support independent publishing, directed by the Puerto Rican poets Nicole Cecilia Delgado and Amanda Hernández. The studio is located in the town of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
La Impresora specializes in Risograph printing, a mechanized print-making technique that is used by independent graphic artists and micro-publishers for its efficiency, performance, and ecological character (using non-toxic materials and soy inks). One of the main objectives of the studio is the learning, use and improvement of traditional publishing, printing, and hand-made book-binding techniques. They also have an in-house publishing press by the same name, focused on editing and publishing contemporary poetry. La Impresora has five collections: Trabajo de poesía (Series of contemporary poetry edited in Puerto Rico), Primeros Libros (Books by authors who publish poetry for the first time), and Poema Suelto (Single-poems), Crónica (alternative narratives and non-fiction), and Independientes (self-published books).
.58 Linear Feet (1 box. (48 items, 7 posters))
Collection of Puerto Rican fine press, posters, and zines published by La Impresora. The collection contains poems and illustrations from 39 authors. It includes topics related to migration, emotions, the LGBTQ+ community, pop culture, language, food, politics, nature, colonialism, family, economic crises, social justice, freedom, Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rican literature.
The collection is arranged by author in alphabetical order.
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Alternate Form of Finding Aid
This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/findingaids/Spanish/mss0606.pdf.
Purchased from Libros Latinos in 2021.
- A Guide to the La Impresora Fine Press, Chapbook, Zine, and Poster Collection
- Finding aid created by Nelissa E. Caraballo-Ramos and Nataly Díaz.
- May 2022
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- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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- Description is written in English.
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