McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976

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Author residing in Richmond (Henrico Co.), Va.

From the description of George L. McKay Short stories, undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43737877

From the description of Short stories, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 79297132

George L. McKay was Curator (1923-1959) of the Grolier Club, a New York City bibliophile society, and also served as its librarian (1944-1959). From 1947 to 1959 he was advisor to the Edwin J. Beinecke Collection at Yale (now housed in the Beinecke Rare Book Library) and compiled a six volume catalog of Beinecke's collection of Robert Louis Stevenson material. McKay was also the author of numerous articles on the book arts and author/compiler of twenty bibliographies and catalogs in this field. From about 1935 until his death McKay was a member of the Typophiles, an informal organization (founded 1933) which brought together persons working in the printing trades, book arts and libraries who shared a love of typography and of beautifully printed books.

From the description of Papers relating to the Typophiles, 1945-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122516163

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Grolier Club. Library. Records of the librarians, 1897-1970. Grolier Club
creatorOf McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976. Papers relating to the Typophiles, 1945-1975. Grolier Club
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. Humility, concentration and gusto : and related material, 1949. Grolier Club
creatorOf McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976. George L. McKay Short stories, undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Arkansas History Commission. George W. McKay [graphic]. Arkansas History Commission
referencedIn Grolier Club. Committee on Special Functions. Records, 1945- (bulk 1945-1961 ; 1985-1997). Grolier Club
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
creatorOf McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976,. The sale of the York Minster Caxtons, &c. to Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and the organization of the "Friends of the National Libraries" : a scrap book of clippings, mostly from The London Times, 1931 [scrapbook]. 1931 Grolier Club
creatorOf Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1888-. TL : [Austin, Texas], to editor, the Atlantic monthly, Boston, Mass., [1945 March?]. Grolier Club
creatorOf McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976. Short stories, n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Standard, Paul, 1900-. ALS : New York, N.Y. to George L. McKay, 1947 Aug. 2. Grolier Club
referencedIn Howell, Alfred Corey, d. 1961,. Alfred Corey Howell collection of papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1924-1954. Grolier Club
referencedIn Grolier Club. Library. Records of the curator, 1910-1944. Grolier Club
referencedIn Grolier Club. Committee on Public Exhibitions. Records, 1885- Grolier Club
creatorOf Grolier Club,. Grolier Club bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1977. Grolier Club
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associatedWith Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. person
associatedWith Crotty, Homer D. person
associatedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Grolier Club, corporateBody
associatedWith Grolier Club. Committee on Public Exhibitions. corporateBody
associatedWith Grolier Club. Committee on Special Functions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Grolier Club. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Howell, Alfred Corey, d. 1961, person
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972. person
associatedWith Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1888- person
correspondedWith Standard, Paul, 1900- person
associatedWith Typophiles (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
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Printing--Societies--20th century
Short stories
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Death 1976

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