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Glen Alps papers

Identifier: WUA073

Scope and Contents

The Glen Alps papers contain letters and writings related to Glen Alps as an artist. Also included are invoices, photographs, advertisements, and blueprints from Alps' time as proprieter and distributer of the Glen Alps Press.


  • 1940-1999


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographic Note

Glen Alps was born in Colorado in 1914. He attended Colorado State College of Education (now known as the University of Northern Colorado) and received a Bachelors of Arts in 1940. He began attending the University of Washington in 1945 and earned his Masters of Fine Arts in 1947.

In 1956, Alps started experimenting with and developing a style of printing which he named "collagraphy." This method of printing combined printmaking with aspects of collage, often incorporating torn up paper, string, and other objects to provide additional texture to prints.

Alps taught as a member of the University of Washington Art Department until his resignation in 1984. In addition to exploring collagraphy, he also designed and sold his own line of printing presses. These machines were recognized for their utilitarian design and versitility. He died in 1996.


3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


The Glen Alps papers include photographs, letters, invoices, advertisements, and brochures relating to the artist, professor, and business owner Glen Alps.


The papers are arranged into two series: I. Artwork; II. Glen Alps Press. Items within this collection maintain original order.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library


Guide to the Glen Alps papers, 1940-1999
Finding aid processed by Christopher McFetridge.
© 2014
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States