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Barbara Cash (1930-1997), proprietor of the Ives Street Press was born in Hamden, Connecticut, took a BA at Skidmore College and BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University, where she studied with Joseph Albers. She taught at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven and, in the 1970s, was Professor of Art at Quinnipiac College and Bridgeport University. She established the Ives Street Press in 1979 to design, print and publish limited edition books. She moved the Press to Maine in 1987 and continued to print until shortly before her death.
A nearly complete collection of her work as the Ives Street Press is now in the University of Iowa Libraries, the gift of her husband George Cash, a gift in honor of Kim Merker of the University of Iowa Center for the Book. It is difficult to show the range of her work in book format with single image scans, and so we have chosen to represent it with three pieces of ephemeral publicaton -- two designs which are approximately 9x12 inches in the original, and a quote from Lincoln that is approximately 4x5 inches. Also lost in translation to digital form is the sensitivity with which Barbara Cash matched text and image to the color and texture of the paper she selected to receive the ink.