Archer, H. Richard (Horace Richard), 1911-1978Alternative names
Epithet: Supervising Bibliographer William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x00010c
Archer was the supervising bibliographer at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA; established the Hippogryph Press, ca. 1953; later became Rare Books Librarian and Custodian of the Chapin Library at Williams College, Williamstown, MA; died in 1978.
From the description of Papers, 1935-1978. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39528290
Horace Richard Archer (generally known as H. Richard Archer) was born September 13, 1911 in New Mexico. He graduated from Monrovia High School (1928), went on to get a library degree from Berkeley (1941), and finally received a PhD from the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago (1954). In 1936, he married Margaret Hanko.
He began the Hippogryph Press as his own personal printing experiment after being given the equipment in 1951 by members of the Rounce & Coffin club. He was employed at the William Andrews Clark Library as a bibliographer, and was friends with Lawrence Clark Powell. Archer later moved on to become the Custodian and Director of the Rare Book Collection at Williams College, in the Chapin Library. He died in Massachusetts on January 19, 1978 and was survived by his wife Margot, who died October 22, 2004.
From the guide to the H. Richard Archer and the Hippogryph Press Collection, 1928-1978, (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library)
|associatedWith||Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968||person|
|correspondedWith||Carpenter, Edwin H.||person|
|associatedWith||Cheney, William Murray, 1907-||person|
|correspondedWith||Dahlstrom, Grant Edward||person|
|associatedWith||Freedman, Ted, 1906-||person|
|correspondedWith||Harmsen, Tyrus G.||person|
|correspondedWith||Marks, Saul, 1905-1974||person|
|associatedWith||Morris, Mary, 1913-||person|
|associatedWith||Morris, Wright, 1910-1998.||person|
|correspondedWith||Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001||person|
|correspondedWith||Ritchie, Ward, 1905-1996||person|
|associatedWith||Rounce & Coffin Club||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.||corporateBody|
|correspondedWith||Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-1987||person|
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|Authors, American--20th century|