PEOPLE OF NDSU
Jerry Richardson shares his love of printing with NDSU
Published February 2016
Jerry Richardson came to NDSU in 1963, and during the next 30 years, he reported and wrote stories, took photos, supervised publications and worked to publicize the university and the Alumni Association. He spent much of that time as director of communications and university relations. Following retirement in 1993, he installed two printing presses in his basement and enjoyed years of producing letterpress pieces ranging from bookmarks to broadsides.
Jerry donated his print shop to the NDSU Art Department and hopes to continue his association with the university through informal visits. Recently, movers transported his Chandler and Price platen press. He estimates the press is at least 100 years old. Jerry also is donating a Vandercook proof press.