Archer, H. Richard (Horace Richard), 1911-1978

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Archer, H. Richard (Horace Richard), 1911-. Papers, 1935-1978. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Vol. CXXVII. 1951-1971.Sir Muirhead Bone, artist: Letter to M. Ross: 1951.Daryl Lindsay, director, National Gallery of Victoria: Letter, etc., to M. Ross: 1951: Signed.Lilian C. Dash, friend of Mabel Beardsley: Letters to M. Ross: 1951.Sir Francis Os..., 1951-1971 British Library
referencedIn Ted Freedman Papers, 1926-1974 Bancroft Library
creatorOf H. Richard Archer and the Hippogryph Press Collection, 1928-1978 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Freedman, Ted, 1906-. Ted Freedman papers, 1935-1966. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Ted Freedman Papers, 1935-1966 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Rounce & Coffin Club. Rounce & Coffin Club collection, 1932-1991. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Wildeiana, 1858-1998 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
referencedIn Rounce & Coffin Club Collection, 1932-1991 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Archer, H. Richard (Horace Richard), 1911-1978. H. Richard Archer papers, 1947-1975. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Massey-Faulkner Collection, 1931, n.d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Cheney, William Murray, 1907-. Papers, 1872-1983, bulk 1949-1983. University of California, Los Angeles
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
correspondedWith Carpenter, Edwin H. person
associatedWith Chapin Library corporateBody
associatedWith Cheney, William Murray, 1907- person
correspondedWith Dahlstrom, Grant Edward person
correspondedWith Dahlstrom, Helen person
correspondedWith Dawson, Muir person
associatedWith Freedman, Ted person
associatedWith Freedman, Ted, 1906- person
correspondedWith Harlow, Neal person
correspondedWith Harmsen, Tyrus G. person
associatedWith Hippogryph Press corporateBody
associatedWith Hippogryph Press. corporateBody
correspondedWith Marks, Saul, 1905-1974 person
associatedWith Massey, Linton person
associatedWith Morris, Josephine. 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
correspondedWith Vosper, Robert person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-1987 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Los Angeles
Printers--Archival resources
Private presses
Bibliographers--Archival resources
Privatepresses--California--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Smallpresses--California--20th century


Birth 1911-09-13

Death 1978-01-19




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SNAC ID: 24971083