Püterschein-Dwiggins collection, 1872-1990.


Püterschein-Dwiggins collection, 1872-1990.

Correspondence with Paul Bennett, Alfred Knopf, Philip Hofer, Ray Nash, Rudolph Ruzicka, Daniel Berkeley Updike and others; family correspondence; correspondence concerning the Püterschein-Hingham Press; correspondence about Postscripts; printed articles about Dwiggins; samples of type, book and graphic design work; published and unpublished works by WAD; stencils, pen and ink drawings, water colors, woodcuts, material relating to marrionettes, photographs, awards, exhibitions and miscellaneous material.

17 linear ft. (42 archival boxes)

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Abbe, Dorothy, 1909-1999

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Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984

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Philip Hofer (1898-1984) was a librarian, book collector, and founder and first curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts at Houghton Library at Harvard University. Hofer graduated from Harvard College and spent a few years in business. He began collecting a wide variety of printed books in 1917. By 1933 he focused on illustrated and decorated books, thus entering into a serious study of book arts. He served as curator of the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, and in...

Růžička, Rudolph 1883-1978

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Ruzicka was a Czech-American graphic artist and engraver. From the description of Designs for Harvard University, 1951-1973. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374439 Graphic artist and type-designer, Ruzicka (1883-1978) was born in Bohemia, emigrated to Chicago, where he trained as a wood engraver and designer; continued his studies in New York. During the 1930s he collaborated with Philip Hofer on a number of projects, including a series of engravings for Harvard...

Nash, Ray, 1905-1982

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Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984

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Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Alfred A. Knopf and his wife, Blanche Knopf. From the description of Letters, 1928-1944, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155870929 Publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred A. Knopf : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743309 American publisher. From the description of Typed letters signed (1...

Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941

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Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941) was a book designer and printer in New England. He was born an only child in an old and well-connected New England family, but his father's death in 1877 prevented Updike from pursuing higher education. Updike's Episcopalian background greatly influenced both his character and his later work as a printer, and his intellectual and cultural character was molded by his mother, an antiquary and scholar of French and English literature. Updike's first book-related j...

Dwiggins, W.A. (William Addison), 1880-1956

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W. A. Dwiggins was a calligrapher, type designer and illustrator. Forthe first two decades of the twentieth century he supplied art work to Boston advertisers. Henry Watson Kent was the first librarian of the Grolier Club (a New York City bibliophile society). For many years Kent served as secretary to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he set the standard for fine institutional printing. He was also an authority on prints. From the description of ALS: Boston, to Henry Watson Kent...

Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966

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Printer at the Mergenthaler Linotype Co., New York City. From the description of Letters and notes, 1917-1966. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37766607 Paul A. Bennett (1897-1966) was director of typography for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company for thirty years until his retirement in 1962. Mr. Bennett lectured on and wrote articles about printing and typography. Bennett was one of the founders, then unofficial secretary of the Typophiles; he frequently coordina...