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Pynson Printers records,

Title
Pynson Printers records, 1927-1933.
Author
Pynson Printers.
Supplementary Content
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Description
10 linear feet (32 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Pynson Printers, founded in 1922 in New York by typographer Elmer Adler, was a private press that produced many limited edition books.
Language (note)
  • Materials in English and German.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 2510
Author
Pynson Printers.
Title
Pynson Printers records, 1927-1933.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence and other materials relating to Pynson Printers and The Colophon. Bulk of the collection consists of Elmer Adler's correspondence files, 1927-1932, kept while he was running Pynson Printers and organizing and editing The Colophon. With the correspondence are memoranda, clippings, order forms for subscriptions to The Colophon, back issues, bills and invoices, notes, sketches, printed materials, and a few photographs of The Colophon. Topics include all aspects of Pynson Printers operations, matters relating to specific books printed by Pynson, and Adler's activities as a consultant on typography. Also, Colophon subscripton correspondence and order forms, and letters to the editors in response to an offer of a brochure about the periodical.
Biography
Pynson Printers, founded in 1922 in New York by typographer Elmer Adler, was a private press that produced many limited edition books. In 1930 Adler began publishing The Colophon, a quarterly for book collectors. Both Pynson Printers and The Colophon ceased operations in 1940.
Language
Materials in English and German.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962.
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971.
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964.
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952.
Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956.
Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935.
Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966.
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.
Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945.
Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950.
Klopfer, Donald, 1902-1986.
Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984.
Melcher, Frederic Gershom, 1879-1963.
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Merrill, Charles.
Meynell, Francis, Sir, 1891-
Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967.
Orton, Vrest, 1897-
Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951.
Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931.
Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941.
Van Doren, Irita Taylor, 1891-1966.
Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939.
Winterich, John T., 1891-1970.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2510
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