Celebrating the 90th birthday of Rocky Stinehour, born in Montréal on 21 March, 1925.
Rocky Stinehour and Meryl Streep receiving Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Dartmouth College
Rocky's relationship with Dartmouth College has been fruitful and enduring. In 2013 the Baker-Berry Library mounted the exhibition, Designed and Printed at The Stinehour Press, following Rocky's gift of the Press' business papers to the College's Rauner Special Collections Library. Read more about the exhibit here, and an interview with Rocky here.
Harold Hugo, Freeman Keith, David Godine, Rocky Stinehour, Ray Nash, Joe Blumenthal
photo from 1972
In June of 1947, upon being discharged from the U.S. Navy after four years as a fighter pilot, Rocky took a job with the Connecticut Valley Air Service in Whitefield, New Hampshire. The business closed it doors in early 1948, shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Maguire. Another vocation awaited him, however, as he was to find employment in the shop of one Mr. Bisbee in Lunenburg, Vermont, and enter Ray Nash's Graphic Book Arts program at Dartmouth College by the end of the summer.