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Tryst Press records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9647

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials relating to the creation of various Tryst Press letterpress manuscripts, including metal plates, negatives, galley proofs, drafts, manuscript samples, and sketches of artwork for the books. Manuscripts include scripture selections, poetry from Leslie Norris, and other selections. Also includes company records such as notes, advertising materials, and emails. Materials dated 2000-2020.


  • 2000-2020


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Tryst Press was established in 1993 in Provo, Utah, by Robert and Georgia Buchert. Tryst Press published limited editions of books and poetry collections, specially printed using handmade paper, handset type, woodcuts, and other relief techniques to create books that were works of art in their own right.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in groupings by publication.

Custodial History

Materials were created by Tryst Press and purchased by Special Collections in 2023.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; Tryst Press; 2023.


Latter-day Saint and Western American Manuscript Collection Development Policy VI.B.5.a.

Processing Information

Processed; Sydney Gee; September 2023.

Register of Tryst Press records
In Progress
Sydney Gee
2023 September 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States