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Preliminary Guide to the William Edwin Rudge Collection
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Series I:  Biographical / Personal / Family

 

Rudge Family / Biographical Material

Box 1: 1

Rudge Genealogy - compiled by Skofield

Box 1: 2

Rudge Family correspondence

Box 1: 3

Rudge, William Edwin (1853-1910) - biographical information

 

Rudge, William Edwin, II (1876-1931) [WER II]

Box 1: 4-5

Biographical Information

Box 1: 6

Christmas Cards, 1913-1923

Box 1: 7

Moore, George - framed print of Moore, inscribed to William Rudge, 1927

Box 1: 8

Passport

Box 1: 9

Portraits

Box 1: 10

Speeches/Addresses

Box 1: 11

Miscellany

 

Rudge, Frederick Gould (1911- ? ) [Fred / FGR]

Scope and Content Note

Married to Mary G. Rudge, who died in 1982, at age 86 [FGR still was alive at the time].
Box 2: 1

Biographical Information

Box 2: 2

Book Lists

Box 2: 3

Correspondence and Other

Box 2: 4

History

Box 2: 5

Skofield Transcripts

 

Rudge, William Edwin, III (1908- ?) [Edwin / WER III]

Box 2: 6

Biographical Information

Box 2: 7

Correspondence

Box 2: 8

Diplomas

Box 2: 9

Society of Printers

Box 2: 10

Speeches

Box 2: 11

Miscellany

 

Rudge, William Edwin, IV [WER IV]

Box 2: 12

Biographical Information

 

Skofield Files

Scope and Content Note

lists and correspondence between Skofield, Rudge family members, and other Rudge alumni and dealers, mainly re Rudge printing history, details about Rudge imprints, and UCSB's Rudge collection.
Box 2: 13

Beilenson, Mrs. Edna

Box 2: 14

Grauer, Ben

Box 2: 15

Ives, Vernon

 

Skofield, Hobart - Correspondence

Box 3: 1-3

General, 1966-1971, 1976-1977

Box 3: 4-5

Rudge, Frederick Gould

Box 4: 1-2

Rudge, William Edwin, III

Box 4: 3

Societies, Associations, Clubs

Box 4: 4

Steiner-Prag, Hugo

Box 4: 5

Type Specimens

Box 4: 6

Typophiles

Box 4: 7

UCSB - Exhibits

Box 4: 8

UCSB - General Library

Box 4: 9

Updike, D. B.

Box 4: 10

William E. Rudge's Sons

Box 4: 11

Wilson, Adrian

Box 4: 12

Wolfe, Richard J.

 

Series II:  Rudge Business Files

 

Subseries A:  Printing House of William Edwin Rudge

Scope and Content Note

[PH/WER] (WER II; died 1931)
Box 5

Bibliographies and lists of PH/WER imprints [mainly compiled by Sko and Steiner-Prag]

Box 6

Aquatone

Box 6

Correspondence

Box 6

Duenewald, Ralph M.

Box 6

Financial - incl. financial reports and statements

Box 7

History

Box 7

Hopkins, Nellie Parker

Box 7

Logo

Box 7

Loos, Melvin

Box 7

Trademark

Box 7

Miscellany

Box 8-9

Prospectuses, proofs, samples, and imprints of PH/WER

 

Subseries B:  William E. Rudge's Sons, Inc.

Scope and Content Note

(1932 - sold in 1945). Run by FGR.
Box 10

History [incl. 1932 journal re reorganization from PH/WER]

Box 11-12

Prospectuses, proofs, samples, and imprints of WER's Sons

 

Subseries C:  William Edwin Rudge, Publisher

Scope and Content Note

WERIII's firm.
 

General

Box 13

Elm Tree Press

Box 13

History (incl. some biographical information on WERIII)

Box 13

Imprints

Box 13

Memberships (in organizations)

Box 13

Press Notices

Box 13

Prospectuses, proofs, samples, and imprints

Box 13

Publicity

 

Technical Processes

Box 14

Patents

Box 14

Rudge Centrifugal Casting Machine

Box 14

Rudge Duplitypes - mainly samples and correspondence

 

Print: A Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts

 

General / Editorial Files

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and accompanying materials, re prospective articles for Print, artwork, editorial files, and other company business, mainly 1940s-1950s.
Box 15

A.A.A.

Box 15

Abbotterapia - three Spanish language brochures from company of this name

Box 15

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) - correspondence

Box 15

Alexander, Paul J. (Army Map Service) - correspondence re 1946 article and draft of article

Box 15

American Eagle - correspondence re article "The Use of the American Eagle in the Graphic Arts," 1942

Box 15

American Type Founders - press releases and correspondence

Box 15

Anatomical Illustrations - correspondence and samples relating to article on this subject, 1947

Box 15

Anderson, Florence - letter from Florence Anderson, 4/22/41 regarding her term paper "The William E. Rudge Press" - includes copy of term paper

Box 15

Anderson, Gregg - correspondence with Anderson re article for Print; includes brochures re Anderson's work and manuscript of article, 1941-1946

Box 15

Armitage, Merle - samples of Armitage's work, and Nov. 12, 1943 from Armitage's publicist to Print regarding his forthcoming book

Box 15

Armitage - Look - edited manuscript of Armitage's article for Print, includes T.L. from Peggy Sanders of Print regarding corrections, June 2, 1948

Box 15

Arms, Dorothy Noyes - correspondence regarding her 1949 article in Print

Box 15

Arms, John Taylor - correspondence, articles, brochures, and samples of designer Arms, 1941-1950

Box 15

Art Reproductions - W.E.R. letter (TL) to Charles Beck re his writing an article for Print on engraving, and Beck's response, 1941

Box 15

B.B.B.

Box 15

Bailey, G. T. [head of Photo Gravure and Color Co.] - three items: Dec. 29, 1945 T.L.S. from Bailey to W.E.R. concerning his debt to Rudge, Oct. 23, 1946 document from Bailey to W.E.R. regarding final payment on debt, and a photograph of an unidentified man

Box 15

Barschel, Hans

Box 15

Bates, Riley

Box 15

Bechtel, Edwin De T. - 2 manuscripts by Bechtel "Jacques Callot of Lorraine (1592 1635) an Outline of his Life and Works From the Battles of the Medici to the Miseries of War" and "The Amenities, - the Satisfactions - of Print Collecting," with 1941 correspondence from Bechtel concerning plans to print his articles

Box 15

Bettman Archive - two brochures from the Bettmann Archive, n.d.

Box 15

Biographies - of printers

Box 15

Book Reviews - correspondence with M. J. Gladstone, book review editor for Print, 1951-1952

Box 15

Bookmaking - includes typed manuscript of W.E.R.'s speech "Bookmaking from the Letter Press Viewpoint" delivered 4/243/41 at the Philadelphia Graphic Arts Forum meeting, and invitation to speech

Box 15

Bradley, Charles - brochure for Bradley Press; also article "Where Goest Thou Typography" with accompanying letter (TLS) from Bradley, July 28, 1942

Box 15

Brain Trust - documents pertaining to Nov. 11, 1946 meeting of Print's Brain Trust, mainly re subject/author ideas for prospective articles

Box 15

Brett, R.M. [N.Y. Public Library]

Box 15

Bush, Geoffrey - letter (TLS) from Bush, of The Willow Press, July 3, 1944, with accompanying manuscript "Letters between a Certain Uncle Frisket and His Young and Discontented Nephew"

Box 15

Busoni, R. - W.E.R. correspondence with William Resnick regarding proposed article on R. Busoni, including manuscript, 1941

Box 15

C.C.C.

Box 15

California Bank - samples of advertisements prepared for the California Bank, 1942

Box 15

Canadian Library Association - includes correspondence regarding editorial mention of the association in Print and two samples of 1947 journal

Box 15

Care of Prints - correspondence re article "Telling Laymen about Taking Care of Their Prints," 1942

Box 15

Carrington, Fitzroy - correspondence from Carrington, 1940-1941; includes manuscript "Laura the 'Trionfi' of Francesco Petrarca and the Master of the Vienna 'Passion'"

Box 15

Castel, Roger - correspondence re article on French printer Roger Castel, 1949-1950

Box 15

China Book Illustrations - correspondence regarding Chinese illustrations, 1946

Box 15

Christmas Greetings - Christmas card samples from printing companies

Box 15

Cleland, T. M. - A.I.G.A. press release announcing awarding of institute's gold medal to artist and designer Cleland, May 8, 1940

Box 15

Coine, Mahlon - manuscript to W.E.R., with original artwork for Print, n.d.

Box 15

Color - letter (TL) from W.E.R. to M. Rea Paul of the Eagle-Pitcher Company regarding Print's special issue on color, Feb. 22, 1952; brochure from the Harris-Seybold

Box 15

Color Bookmaking and Advertising - correspondence regarding article on color bookmaking, 1946

Box 15

Color Reproduction - letter (TLS) from Harry Stanton Tillotson to W.E.R. asking to be commissioned to write an article tentatively titled "Reminiscences of a Color Etcher," July 16, 1940

Box 15

Composing Room - H. Mendel, R.L. Leslie, re calligraphy article

Box 15

Contributors - correspondence regarding biographical sketches of Print contributors

Box 15

Costa - letter (TLS) from Fabio Mauroner to J. Bender of PCQ re article on artist Costa, includes brief manuscript and samples of Costa's work, 1941

Box 15

Cover Material [for Print]

Box 15

Cuts Returned - samples of returned artwork, n.d.

Box 16

D.D.D.

Box 16

Daumier Lithographs - correspondence with Edwin DeT. Bechtel re publication of an article about Daumier lithographs in PCQ, 1949

Box 16

De Druck Kunst - manuscript, samples, and correspondence re article on "De Druck Kunst," 1950

Box 16

De Roos - re subject of Print article, 1947

Box 16

Decalomania - correspondence re article on decal-making, 1942

Box 16

DeVinne - correspondence re article on the DeVinne press, 1941

Box 16

Dime Novel Prints - correspondence re article on this subject, with collection of photos and woodcuts from dime novels, including extensive series on "Wicked Nell, a Gay Girl of Chicago," 1942

Box 16

E.E.E.

Box 16

Eaglebrook Press - W.E.R. correspondence with Richard Dyer of Eaglebrook Press; includes samples of press' work, 1948

Box 16

Editorial Pending - correspondence re pending articles, 1946-1947

Box 16

English Calligrapher (Standard, Paul Cont) - correspondence re proposed article on the English calligrapher, 1945-1946

Box 16

Enoch Pratt Free Library - correspondence re article on the library, 1942

Box 16

Enschede for Print - brochure featuring the work of Joost Van Den Vondel, n.d.

Box 16

"Estaban Came too Late" - correspondence re Leroy Appleton article, 1947

Box 16

F.F.F.

Box 16

Festschrifts - correspondence with Datus C. Smith re article on this subject, 1942

Box 16

Flora, James - correspondence re this advertising artist, including original sample of his work, 1942

Box 16

Fretz - correspondence re 1947 article on Swiss printing company; including three magazines "Lithographie" 1944, and "T. M" Jan. 1947, Aug. 1948

Box 16

G.G.G.

Box 16

Gage, Henry L (Educational) - correspondence regarding International Typographical Union Course in Printing, 1940, 1944, with two drafts of manuscript "To Steal or to Absorb: Shop Training or School Training, the Apprenticeship Problem"

Box 16

General Office Memos, 1949

Box 16

Gill, Eric - brochures re engraver and artist Gill, 1946-1949

Box 16

Glickenstein, Enrico - correspondence between author Dr. Enrst Harms and J. Bender re Harms' articles for PCQ; with manuscript for article on artist Glickenstein, 1942-1943

Box 16

Goldschmidt Lectures - correspondence re publication of lectures entitled "The Spread of the Renaissance by Means of the Book," 1947

Box 16

Goudy, F. W. - brochures, newspaper articles, and correspondence regarding designer Goudy, including Feb. 25, 1941; letter (TLS) from Goudy to W.E.R.

Box 16

Grassby, P. - letter to W.E.R. re his opinion of the first issue of Print, April 28, 1941; includes two etchings of Goya

Box 16

Gravure - correspondence, samples, and press releases re "Photogravure and Color Co.," 1951-1952

Box 16

Grolier Club

Box 16

Gunthart, Willi - Dec. 1, 1946 from Gunthart to W.E.R. (in German), with accompanying Dec. 12, 1946 letter from D Guggenheim (in English) asking W.E.R. if he would be willing to employ Gunthart at Print

Box 16

H.H.H.

Box 16

Haddon Craftsmen - regarding Print's delinquent account and the prospect of them advertising in the magazine, 1940-1948

Box 16

Halftones on uncoated - correspondence and samples relating to article demonstrating printing by this process, 1941-1942

 

Hammer, Victor

Box 16

Copies of article "Victor Hammer and his Art" including edited draft, 1947

Box 16

Correspondence: Obsolete - re article on Victor Hammer, 1946-1949

Box 16

Illustrations - samples of Hammer's work, and T.L.S. from Hammer to W.E.R. re Print article, Nov. 9, 1948

Box 16

1950-52 correspondence regarding Hammer article, including 11/3/51 "Story of the Victor Hammer Article Reconstructed"

Box 16

Text Material - drafts of articles on Hammer

Box 16

Important Letters Marked - 1942-1949 correspondence regarding article on Hammer, including T.L.S. M. J. Gladstone to Hammer explaining that Print's erratic publishing schedule is responsible for the delay

Box 16

Handwriting Schools - correspondence with Paul Standard, re article on handwriting in schools, 1942, and proposal for a future article on calligraphy, 1945

Box 16

Heckscher, August - incl. 2/9/42 letter (TLS) W.E.R. to Heckscher regarding the financing of Print and asking for investment, Feb. 9, 1942; and Heckscher's manuscript "The First Printing Press in New England"

Box 16

Hertzog, Carl - incl. copy of book "The Unpublished Letters of Adolphe F. Bandelier" published by Hertzog Press 1942, and correspondence regarding Hertzog's proposed article for Print "A Ghost Works against a Printer" with copies of article's manuscript

Box 16

Hildreth Company / E. L. Dothard ( Print's printing house), 1945-1949

Box 16

Hoch, Fred W. (graphic arts consultant), 1943-1946

Box 16

Hugo, Harold - correspondence and manuscript of proposed article "The Collotype Process," 1940

Box 17

I.I.I., 1946-1949

Box 17

Illustrated Manuscripts [Dorothy Miner] - correspondence re article for Print, 1949

Box 17

Illustrations (Miscellany) - includes sample illustrations, and several letters to W.E.R. from people in printing industry regarding Print, 1941-1946

Box 17

Imrie, Clair ( Print editor), 1946-1950

Box 17

International Paper Co article - Print VI:2 - W.E.R. correspondence and public relations materials regarding this article

Box 17

International Phonetics - includes correspondence re article on this subject, and newspaper article "Museum of Modern Art Gives $2,000 to National Defense Poster winner," 1941

Box 17

J.J.J., 1946-1950

Box 17

Johnson, A. F. - correspondence and manuscript of "English Editions of Horace," 1942

Box 17

Jung, Theodor - correspondence re article for Print on Jung's work at the University of Denver and samples of his work, 1952

Box 17

K.K.K., 1946-1950

Box 17

Karch - correspondence re graphic arts education, 1947-1949

Box 17

Karch Big Book - correspondence re publication of Bob Karch's "How to Plan and Buy Printing," including letter (TLS) from Stewart Wark to W.E.R. advising him on how to get out of publishing the manuscript, July 28, 1947; letter (TLS) from W.E.R. to Karch which follows Wark's advice, July 30, 1947; estimates for book's production costs; letter (TLS) from Gil Carpenter regarding the poor quality of the manuscript, a three page outline of book, and a six pages of handwritten notes regarding the project's costs

Box 17

Karch - Little Books - promotional materials and mock up of "The Little Book of Typefaces"; includes financial notes re publication of the "Little Books" series

Box 17

Kepes, Gyorgy - manuscript of "Contemporary Tasks in Graphic Arts Education," with related correspondence and note indicating that it would not be used

Box 17

Kepes - W.E.R. correspondence with Gyorgy Kepes, of the School of Design in Chicago, regarding Kepes' design for the cover of Print, 1942

Box 17

Kittridge, William A. - letter (TLS) from Mary Sahula of R.R. Donnelley and Sons Printers to W.E.R., December 27, 1943, requesting copies of Print containing articles by designer Kittridge; also copies of a short brochure about Kittridge's career, and one copy of a brochure advertising an exhibition of his work

Box 17

Krause, Erik - correspondence re the prospect of Krause writing an article for Print, 1946-1947

Box 17

Kup, Karl (curator of prints at the N.Y. Public Library), 1945-1949

Box 17

Kup, Karl - W.E.R. correspondence re Kup's article for Print, and the future of the journal, 1948

Box 17

L.L.L., 1946-1950

Box 17

Lankes, J. J. - several samples of woodcuts by Lankes, n.d.

Box 17

Larson, Cedric ( Print contributing writer), 1945-1947

Box 17

Larson, Cedric - U Sam's Post Office - correspondence from Larson regarding his career as a government writer, samples of his work, and a promotional brochure describing his book Words that Won the War, an account of U.S. propaganda during WWI

Box 17

Larson, Cedric - manuscript of "Robots of the Graphic Arts," and related correspondence, 1942

Box 17

Lawes, Lewis E. - letter (TLS) from Lawes, Warden of Sing Sing prison, responding to W.E.R.'s request for information regarding the prison's printing school, Mar. 4, 1941; includes brochures

Box 17

Lee, Amy Freeman - manuscripts for articles "Rare Books at the University of Texas" and 'sister article' "The Wise Folly" with correspondence re articles' potential publication, 1941-1942

Box 17

Locke, Charles - letter (T.L.) to Warren Chappell asking him to write an article on Charles Locke, May 18, 1942

Box 17

Lufkin, Raymond - brochures advertising the work of artist Lufkin, n.d.

Box 18

M.M.M., 1946-1950

Box 18

MacDonald, Thoreau - correspondence with artist MacDonald re payment for Print cover design, 1942

Box 18

Manual of Lithography - correspondence with Charles Whitmore, author of article entitled "Manual of Lithography," 1948

Box 18

Maps - extensive materials including samples of articles from journals re mapping during the second World War; correspondence re article for Print on this subject, and several maps for use in article

Box 18

Marchbanks Press - correspondence with Mary Vandegrift re article for Print, 1949

Box 18

Masterpiece Series - Arms, J. T. [ PCQ?]

Box 18

Masterpiece Series - Meriden Gravure [ PCQ?]

Box 18

Masterpieces - W.E.R. correspondence with John Taylor Arms regarding article for PCQ, includes photographs of prints, 1948

Box 18

McMcMc, 1946-1950

Box 18

McPharlin, Paul - correspondence with printer re Print article on Christmas cards

Box 18

Meara, Frank Sherman - manuscript of "John Baskerville and the Baskerville Press"

Box 18

Meek, William G. - newsletter with article about artist Meek, Oct. 1946

Box 18

Mexican Indian Primer - letter (TLS) from printer Allan Forson to W.E.R. offering to write article on his printing operation which specializes in Native American language publications; includes three books from his press

Box 18

Microprinting - correspondence regarding possible article "Miniatures from the Press" and samples, 1945-1946

Box 18

Misunas, Everett P. - copy of letter (TL) to Everett P. Misunas rejecting his submission for a Print cover design, May 13, 1946

Box 18

Modern American Designer - samples of work done by Anne Edwards Long submitted to Print

Box 18

Morison, Stanley - letter (TLS) from Morison, British journalist, historian, and 'type expert' to W.E.R., July 11, 1941, with New York Times article and press release regarding Morison, n.d.

Box 18

Mueller, Hans A. - samples of wood engravings by Mueller, with AL, n.d.

Box 18

Museum of Modern Art - correspondence between staff of PCQ and Museum of Modern Art, 1949-1950

Box 18

Museum Publications - for article "Printing Design for Museums"

Box 18

N.N.N., 1946-1950

Box 18

Naar, Constance J. - two brochures and accompanying note, advertising Naar's artwork, n.d.

Box 18

Nash, Ray [Dartmouth College of Art and Archaeology]

Box 18

Newspaper Advertisements - correspondence re article on newspaper advertising, 1941

Box 18

O.O.O., 1946-1950

Box 18

P.P.P., 1946-1950

Box 18

Paper - correspondence re 1946 article

Box 18

Paper - W.E.R. correspondence with Print's paper suppliers, 1946-1947

Box 18

Parsons Paper

Box 18

Paul Bunyan - two letters regarding article of this name

Box 18

PDQ - correspondence and brochures relating to Print's Digest Quarterly, including rough draft of original business plan, 1939-1947

Box 18

P.D.Q. - correspondence with R. Randolph Karch regarding his "Index to Graphic Arts Periodical Literature"

Box 18

Pear Tree Press - letter (TLS) James Guthrie of the Pear Tree Press, with accompanying brochure, 1949

Box 18

Peter, John - correspondence re article "In Terms of Communication," includes draft, 1948

Box 18

Photo Typesetting - brochure "Books by Offset Lithography" and small note re offset printing, 1947

Box 18

Photos in Printing - includes correspondence between WER and Ansel Adams regarding progress of article in Print, 1946-1947

Box 18

Photos of Prints

Box 19

Pitteri, Marco - brief biography of artist Pitteri by Fabio Mauroner, with several lists of Pitteri's work, n.d.

Box 19

Playing Cards - flyer promoting book on card rules

Box 19

Polaroid - promotional brochure, "Polaroid's War Products," 1943

Box 19

Polscher, Andrew A. - correspondence, 1942 1943, 1946 regarding enclosed Manuscript, "Michigan's First Creative Printer"; includes note from Print editor recommending against its publication

Box 19

Print Technical - letter (TLS) from R. R. Karch to W.E.R. regarding prospects for publishing a new magazine, tentatively titled "Print Technical," Mar. 21, 1947

 

Printing

Box 19

Argentina

Box 19

Australia - includes extensive correspondence and several printing samples

Box 19

Belgium - includes correspondence with Belgian printer Pierre Oly re conditions of the post war European printing industry, 1946

Box 19

Brazil

Box 19

Canada

Box 19

Chile

Box 19

Czechoslovakia

Box 19

Dutch - includes correspondence regarding Print article on printing by the Dutch Underground [WWII]

Box 19

Egypt - subscription solicitation and response

Box 19

England

Box 19

France

Box 19

Germany, 1946-1947

Box 19

Hawaii

Box 19

India

Box 19

Latin America Printing - re A.I.G.A. Latin American book show

Box 19

Mexico

Box 19

New Zealand

Box 19

Poland - Mar. 11, 1942 New York Times clipping regarding underground Polish press

Box 19

Russia - clipping re "Moscow Book Exhibit" from "U.S.S.R. Information Bulletin" published by the U.S.S.R. embassy, June 18, 1947

Box 19

South Africa

Box 19

Switzerland - London Times article "The Books of Switzerland"; "Bulletin of Museums of Geneve," May 1946

Box 19

Private Presses - correspondence and samples of artwork, 1951

Box 19

Propaganda - N.Y. Times tearsheet, with shipping news, 1947

Box 19

Prospective Articles for 1949

Box 19

Purpose (of Print) - letter (TL) from W.E.R. to Fred Rudge regarding future plans for Print, November 1, 1945, and two copies of manuscript "The Story of Print" July, 1945

Box 19

Q.Q.Q. - correspondence with Robert Quick, of the editorial staff of The U.S. Armed Forces Institute re subscription and W.E.R. response, 1945-1946

Box 19

R.R.R., 1946-1950

Box 19

Rand, Paul - press release and invitation to exhibit of Rand's work, 1947

Box 19

Readability of Type - correspondence re proposed 1941 article on research being conducted on the readability of types

Box 19

Redon - correspondence between Hyman Swetzoff and M. J. Gladstone of Print re article on artist Odilon Redon; includes 64 pages of Redon's journal, 1949

Box 19

Reese, Albert - manuscript of Reese's article "Thomas Handforth -- A Printmaker in Search of the Exotic," with 13 illustrations to accompany article, n.d.

Box 19

Repro Processes - correspondence re article on this topic, 1941-1942

Box 19

Reproductive Art Prints - N.Y. Times article on the reproduction of art masterpieces, 1936

Box 19

Review Instructions - guideline for Print book reviews

Box 19

Reviews - Print correspondence regarding Ray Nash's book reviews, 1948

Box 19

Rhode Island School of Design

Box 19

Ricci, Marco - correspondence with Fabio Mauroner re his article on artist Marco Ricci, with examples of Ricci's work and article manuscript, 1940-1941

Box 19

Rich, Everett - 14 page manuscript "Printer to Author," with correspondence re article, 1942

Box 19

Riley, Bob - letter (ALS) from Paul McPharlin to W.E.R. regarding artwork of Bob Riley, Nov. 5, 1942

Box 19

Ritchie, Ward - letter (TLS) from H. Richard Archer to S. Katherine Peddle re Rounce and Coffin Western Book Show, July 25, 1946

Box 19

Ritchie, Ward - W.E.R. correspondence regarding article in Print by Ritchie, 1946

Box 19

Rogers, Bruce - press releases and correspondence re printer Bruce Rogers, with photograph, 1941

Box 19

Rollins, C. P. - articles from newspapers and journals about Rollins, with samples of his work

Box 19

Rollins, Carl P. - correspondence with Rollins, printer to Yale before becoming Print Associate Editor in 1945

Box 20

Rudge, Frederick G. - W.E.R. correspondence with Fred Rudge, both personal and re advertising for Print

Box 20

Rush, N. Orwin - re reprints of article he authored in Print

Box 20

Rushmore - correspondence with Earl Schenck Miers of Rutgers University Press re article on the Rushmores and the Golden Hind Press at Madison, 1941-1946

Box 20

S.S.S., 1942-1950

Box 20

Sanborn, Edward - WER correspondence with Sanborn re artwork submitted for Print, with samples of Sanborn's work, 1943-1946

Box 20

Sanders, Peggy - letter (TLS) to P.S., with attached article

Box 20

Schiller, Albert - letter (ALS) from Schiller to W.E.R., June 28, 1947, with accompanying sample of artwork

Box 20

Schmid, Francois L. - letter (TLS) from Ward Ritchie to W.E.R. regarding prospective article on this French printer, Feb. 25, 1940

Box 20

Sills, Charlotte B. - correspondence re promotional piece (included) Sills wrote for Print; also, Rudge's critical appraisal of Sills' effort, with copy of manuscript, heavily edited by Rudge

Box 20

Simpson, Herbert W. - correspondence and brochures, 1941-1947

Box 20

Simpson Press - samples

Box 20

Smith, Percy - W.E.R. correspondence with Smith re the printing of Smith's pamphlet "Quality: An artist's quair" 1940-1941; manuscript of Smith's article, an issue of the Borough of Hamstead's Warden's Bulletin, October first, 1940 (one of Smith's letters was written during a German bombing raid of London)

Box 20

Smithsonian - letter (TLS) from Jacob Kainen, curator of the graphic arts division of the Smithsonian Institution, to W.E.R. submitting an article for Print, Mar. 1, 1948; includes manuscript and accompanying photographs

Box 20

Squire, Anne "Vermont Sugar House" - sample of artist Squire's work, n.d.

Box 20

Stamps 1941 - correspondence re article on stamps and newspaper articles on this subject

Box 20

Standard, Paul - W.E.R. correspondence with writer/editor Standard, 1946-1949

Box 20

Steiner Prag, Eleanor - extensive correspondence with Mrs. Hugo Steiner Prag (nee Feisenberger) between 1942 1949. Mrs. Steiner lived with the Rudge family while she worked on a bibliography of Rudge's father's books in 1940, and at the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Library after the war. Contains correspondence regarding bibliography work (including a Aug. 27, 1942 letter from W.E.R. stating that he could no longer fund the project because of financial problems at Print, and Mrs. Steiner's 9/21/42 response indicating her intent to continue without pay), and as a contributing author for two articles in Print (one a 1942 article on the French illustrator Edy Legrand, the other a 1946 article which she helped translate regarding printing by the Dutch Underground). Also includes several personal letters regarding her financial difficulties after the war, her naturalization, and the illness and death of her artist husband. In a Sept. 14, 1942 letter, Mrs. Steiner Prag insisted that Print use her maiden name and not mention her marriage to Hugo Steiner Prag in the magazine.

Box 20

Steiner-Prag, Hugo - print device [Steiner Prag's original logo for Print], 1941

Box 20

Steiner Prag in Sweden - manuscript describing Steiner Prag's art school in Sweden, by a former student Tord Baeckstrom, and letter (TLS) from Baeckstrom to Mrs. Steiner Prag regarding the manuscript, 1947

Box 20

Steiner Prag Lederer - two letters (TLS) from Eleanor Steiner Prag to W.E.R. re Wolf's and Lederer's manuscript (enclosed) about Hugo Steiner Prag, 1947

Box 20

Steinweiss, Alex - correspondence re insertion of Steinweiss's catalogue into Print, 1947

Box 20

Stoddard Engraving Co. correspondence re production, editorial, and advertising of Print, 1942-1947

Box 20

Stokes, William - WER correspondence with Stokes re article on Koloman Sokol, with manuscript and samples of Sokol's work, 1941

Box 20

"The Story of Print," 1945

Box 20

Style Sheet - W.E.R. correspondence regarding production of a style sheet for Print, 1947

Box 20

Suba, Suzanne - sample of artist Suba's work, n.d.

Box 20

T.T.T. - correspondence re editorial, production, and circulation of Print, 1942-1950; also some personal correspondence

Box 20

Testimonials - original testimonial letters and testimonials copied on to 3x5 cards, separated by job title, 1940-1947

Box 20

Testimonials - original testimonial letters, 1944-1947

Box 20

Textbook Clinic - copy of "Report on Textbook Clinic Meeting" and brochure from exhibit

Box 20

Theatrical Playbills - correspondence regarding 1948 article on this subject

Box 20

Thin Papers - correspondence re proposed article "How to Print on Thin Paper" 1946; includes several brochures from the Ecusta Paper Company

Box 20

Thurber, Gerrish - correspondence and manuscript "Printing the Sonnet." 1943

Box 20

Timetable Typography - correspondence re revision of Maine Boston Bus schedule, 1945

Box 20

Tombstone Typography - correspondence re article on Tombstone lettering, 1940, 1942

Box 20

Town Reports - correspondence re printing of town reports, 1947

Box 20

Typefaces - correspondence re 1946 article on type faces; includes letter (TLS) from H. P. Schmoller of Morija, Basutoland, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, re his brochure "Who's Who Among Type Faces" (included), 1943

Box 20

Types for Many Tongues - correspondence re article with this title; also related newspaper articles, 1946

Box 20

U.U.U., 1947-1950

Box 20

U.V.A. - correspondence re publication of "Inauguration book" for the University of Virginia Library, 1948-1949

Box 20

Use of Initials - printed sheet on type forms for writing initials

Box 20

V.V.V. - correspondence re editorial and financial problems of Print, 1947-1950

Box 20

Visual Communication - 1946 correspondence regarding proposed article on Alvin Lustig, and the journal he published, Visual Communication; also, miscellaneous printing brochures sent to Print, 1940

Box 20

W.W.W., 1946-1950

Box 20

Ward, Edgar D. - pages from periodical The Printers' Register, with original manuscript of Ward's article "Printing from Nature," Oct. 20, 1948

Box 20

Wark, Stewart - correspondence between W.E.R. and this advertising executive and, later, editor for W.E.R., 1947

Box 20

X.Y.Z., 1946-1950

Box 21

Miscellany - includes correspondence, mainly to WERIII, arranged by year, ca. 1931-1983

 

Financial Files

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other materials, much pertaining to financial difficulties of operating during wartime, most early 1940s.
Box 22

A.A.A., 1940-1943

Box 22

Ansbacher, L. J. [W.E.R. correspondence with, and regarding, L.J. Ansbacher, employee of William E. Rudge's Sons and contributor to Print. Includes 5/16/40 T.L.S. from Print's attorney suggesting that a reference to the Lanston Monotype Corporation in an article by Ansbacher's might be libelous, and should be removed from the magazine. The article appeared in Print volume 1, number 1, June 1940]

Box 22

B.B.B. - correspondents include George A. Ball; mostly concerned with raising money to keep Print going, 1940-1943

Box 22

Bradley, Will - correspondence between Sidney Kramer and Print editors regarding article on typographic designer Will Bradley, 1941-1948

Box 22

C.C.C., 1940-1942

Box 22

D.D.D., 1941-1943

Box 22

Dothard, Robert - correspondence received by Print's managing editor, 1941

Box 22

Dwiggins, W. A. - correspondence from Print contributor and samples of his work, 1940

Box 22

E.E.E., 1937-1942

Box 22

Eichenberg, Fritz [ Print contributor], 1940-1942

Box 22

Ellis, Richard [Haddon Craftsmen], 1940-1942

Box 22

F.F.F., 1942-1948

Box 22

G.G.G., 1941-1942

Box 22

Gaines, M. C. [founder of All-America Comics], 1942-1944

Box 22

Goodman, Roger - 43 page manuscript "Stories without Words," with accompanying letter from R. Leslie to R. Dothard, re the article, Jan. 7, 1941

Box 22

Goudy, F. W. - correspondence with Goudy, Art Director of the Lanston Monotype Machine Company, 1940-1941; includes memorial brochure in tribute to Goudy, 1947

Box 22

H.H.H., 1940-1942

Box 22

Haddon Craftsmen - correspondence re debt to Haddon Craftsmen, 1942-1945

Box 22

Hildreth, E. L. - correspondence with Bob Dothard of E. L. Hildreth, largely re Print's financial problems, 1940-1942

Box 22

Hoadley House - correspondence with his landlady Josephine Lee, 1940-1942

Box 22

Hoch, Fred - correspondence with Hoch of Fred Hoch and Associates, mostly re tax and financial matters, 1942-1943

Box 22

K.K.K., 1942

Box 22

L.L.L., 1941-1943

Box 22

Lankes, J. J. [ Print contributor], 1940-1942

Box 22

M.M.M., 1940-1942

Box 22

Macy, George - correspondence with Macy of The Dolphin, a publication similar to Print; includes correspondence re Rudge's potential purchase of The Dolphin, and promotional letters re the magazine, 1939-1942

Box 22

N.N.N., 1940-1948

Box 22

P.P.P., 1941-1943

Box 22

Printing Art - re purchase of The Printing Art subscription list, 1942

Box 23

Prints - re potential law suit against Print by the publishers of Prints magazine, 1940

Box 23

Q.Q.Q. - letter from Robert Quick to W.E.R., with reply, 1942

Box 23

R.R.R., 1941

Box 23

[Rudge, Fred] W. E. Rudge's Sons - correspondence with Fred Rudge, primarily re Print's unpaid bills, 1940-1943

Box 23

Rudge, W. E. - personal, mainly re family and friends, 1939-1941

Box 23

Rushmore, A. W. - photocopies of W.E.R.'s correspondence with Rushmore of the Golden Hind Press, 1940-1944

Box 23

S.S.S., 1941-1943

Box 23

Steiner-Prag, H. & E. F. - mainly re financial problems, 1941-1943

Box 23

Steiner-Prag, Hugo, 1941-1945

Box 23

T.T.T., 1941-1943

Box 23

U.U.U., 1940-1945

Box 23

Updike, Daniel B. - pictures, newspaper clippings, and brochures re Updike

Box 23

Updike, Daniel B. - correspondence with Updike regarding publication of a series of Updike's lectures, and W.E.R. correspondence with Updike's executors regarding royalties from the lectures publication, 1941-1945

Box 23

V.V.V., 1941, 1943

Box 23

W.W.W., 1942-1948

Box 23

Whitehead and Alliger - correspondence with paper company, mostly about Print's debt, 1941-1944

Box 23

X.Y.Z., 1941-1942

Box 23

Miscellany, 1948-1954

 

Promotional / Advertising / Circulation Files, ca. 1940-1949

Box 24

Advertising and Flyers

Box 24

"Clipping Copies" - loose-leaf editions of several issues of Print, ca. 1946-1947

 

Correspondence

Box 24

1940-1945 - includes: Mar. 5, 1940 W.E.R. letter to Ray Nash of Dartmouth College re W.E.R.'s plans for Print; "The Story of Print an extensive report on Print over its first five years, July 1945

Box 24

1946 - miscellaneous correspondence including letters to the editor, letters from parties seeking editorial attention, and personal letters to W.E.R. from industry colleagues

Box 24

1947 - miscellaneous correspondence including letters re editorial and personal letters to W.E.R.

Box 24

Covers

Box 24

Ever Ready Reprints - W.E.R. correspondence regarding reprints of an article about labels run in Print, 1946-1947

Box 24

Old Promotions - clippings of early publicity regarding Print

Box 24

Print Forms - subscription promotions and published p.r. brochures for both Print and Rudge publishing

Box 24

Promotion News Releases

 

PRINT COLLECTOR'S QUARTERLY ( PCQ) [purchased by WERIII in 1946]

Box 25

General, 1947-1949

Box 25

Announcements - mainly from art museums re events and exhibits, ca. 1941-1949

Box 25

Budget, 1950

 

Correspondence

Box 25

General

Box 25

Bean, Jacob

Box 25

Chastel, Roger

Box 25

Editor - W.E.R. - includes earlier correspondence re devoting a section of Print to print collections

Box 25

Fraser, Eric

Box 25

Purchase of PCQ by W.E.R. - incl. 1943 letter re journal's status and 1946 bill of sale

Box 25

ETP Set

Box 26

PCQ Dummy

Box 26

PCQ Gallery - mainly images of prints

Box 26

Print Clubs

Box 26

Publicity

Box 26

Society of American Etchers

 

Series III:  Presses and Printers

Scope and Content Note

Announcements, brochures, catalogues, flyers, invitations, newsletters, press releases, prospectuses, reports, samples, and related ephemera from other presses and printers; also files on various subjects relating to printing. Mainly 1930s-1940s. Most files do not contain correspondence.
Box 27

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Box 27

Albondocam Press

Box 27

American First Editions

Box 27

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

Box 27

American National Committee of Engraving

Box 27

American Type Founders

Box 27

Anthoensen Press

Box 27

Ashendene Press

Box 27

Baumann, Gustave

Box 27

Black Cat Press

Box 27

Book Auctions

Box 27

Book Club of California

Box 27

Branding Iron Press

Box 27

Christmas Cards - sent to Print from various companies

Box 28

Colt Press

Box 28

Columbiad Club

Box 28

Czechoslovakia

Box 28

David, Ishmar

Box 28

Detroit Fine Book Circle

Box 28

Dropmore Press

Box 28

Eastern Corp

Box 28

Ecusta Co.

Box 28

Eucalyptus Press

Box 28

Feather Vender Press

Box 28

Folger Library

Box 28

Goudy, Frederic William

Box 28

Grabhorn Press

Box 28

Graphic Arts Association

Box 28

Hart Press

Box 28

Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic

Box 28

Hawthorn House Press

Box 28

Houghton Library (Harvard)

Box 28

Huntington Library

Box 28

John Day Company

Box 28

Joint Industrial Council of the Printing and Allied Trades of Great Britain and Ireland

Box 28

Jung, Theodor

Box 28

Kennedy and Company - gallery brochures, 1940-1946

Box 28

Kent, Norman

Box 28

Lakeside Press

Box 28

Library of Congress

Box 29

Limited Editions Club

Box 29

Little Man Press

Box 29

Machinery and Equipment

Box 29

Maverick Press

Box 29

Menus

Box 29

Merrymount Press

Box 29

Meryon, Charles

Box 29

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 29

Monsen - Chicago

Box 29

Morgan Brothers Press

Box 29

Munson Gallery, 1940

Box 29

Museum of Modern Art

Box 29

Nash, John Henry

Box 29

National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, 1935

Box 29

National Students Graphic Arts Society

Box 29

New Directions

Box 29

New York Public Library

Box 29

Newberry Library, 1945

Box 30

Norman Press

Box 30

Overbrook Press

Box 30

Oxford Almanack

Box 30

Papers

Box 30

Pendulum Press

Box 30

Peter Pauper Press

Box 30

Philadelphia Sketch Club Gallery

Box 30

Photogravure and Color

Box 30

Polish Graphic Art Exhibition, 1936

Box 30

Prairie Press, 1939

Box 30

Press of the Wooly Whale, 1930, 1940

Box 30

La Presse Sous-Sol, 1968

Box 30

Princeton University Press

Box 30

Print Society

Box 30

Printers League

Box 30

Private Presses

Box 30

Programs

Box 30

Prospect Press

Box 30

Rogers, Bruce

Box 30

Rosenbach Company

Box 30

Roxburghe / Zamorano

Box 30

Ruzicka, Rudolph

Box 30

Sequoia Press

Box 30

Silver, Rollo

Box 31

Simpson, Herb

Box 31

Society of Printers

Box 31

Society of Scribes and Illuminators of London, 1938

Box 31

Society of Typographical Arts (STA), 1951-1952

Box 31

Sower Press

Box 31

Sowers, Roy Vernon

Box 31

Stationery Design - samples, papers, and letters, including correspondence re subscription solicitations

Box 31

Stern, Edward - brochure for his printing company

Box 31

Tileston and Hollingsworth, 1955

Box 31

Trovillion Private Press

Box 31

Type and Graphic Equipment Brochures

Box 31

Typographic Horrors - war time samples from Albert Schiller

Box 31

University of Virginia Press

Box 31

Walker, William (Otley)

Box 31

Wallpapers - miscellaneous newspaper articles re wallpaper

Box 31

Walpole Society

Box 31

Ward Ritchie Press

Box 31

Watch Hill Farm

Box 31

Waverly Press

Box 31

Wolf Envelope Co.

Box 31

Woodcut Society

Box 31

Worcester Art Museum

Box 31

Wrapping Paper Design

Box 31

Yale University Press

Box 31

Miscellany

 

Series IV:  Rudge Alumni

Box 32

Rudge Alumni Card File - listing members and their works

Box 33

Rudge Alumni Reunion Dinner - incl. photos, Dec. 8, 1954

Box 34

Rudge Roundup - newsletter of Rudge alumni, ca. 1973-1983

 

Series V:  Photographs

Box 35

Album (Printing House of WER, Mt. Vernon, NY)

Box 35

Portfolio (incl. original photos used in album)

 

Loose photos

Box 35

Printing House of William Edwin Rudge

Box 35

Rudge Bradford home sign

Box 35

Rudge Collection at UCSB, 1966

Box 35

W.E.R. home - Mount Vernon, 1920s

Box 35

Walpole Printing Office - New Rochelle, NY, 1931

Map Cabinet 17/1

Panoramic photo, bird's eye view of Camp Dix, New Jersey, 1918 (construction began on Camp Dix, later Fort Dix, in 1917 and it was used for training and staging on military units in World War I) [oversize, folder 2]

 

Series VI:  Artifacts

Box 36

Rudge Associates, Inc. (WERIII?)

Box 37

Printing plates, etc.

Box 37

Miscellany

Box 53++

Rosetta Stone [oversize, ca. 36" x 48" x 4", in wooden crate, at Annex 2]

 

Series VII:  Oversize

 

WERII

Box 38

Letters of Appreciation [portfolio], 1915-1930

Box 39

Personal/Biographical [loose]

 

Printing House of William Edwin Rudge [PH/WER]

 

General

Box 39

History

Box 39

Prospectuses, samples, and related

Box 39

Miscellany

 

Scrapbooks

Box 40

Bindings [photographic reproductions], 1920s

Box 41

Clippings, 1923-1927

Box 42

Christmas - Letters of Appreciation, 1929

Box 43-44

Christmas - Letters of Appreciation, 1930

Box 45

Press Reviews, 1929-1930

Box 46

Press Reviews, 1931

 

William E. Rudge's Sons, Inc.

Box 47

Prospectuses, samples, ...

 

William Edwin Rudge, Publishers [WERIII firm]

Box 48

Duplitypes

 

Print

Box 49-51

Artwork, photographs, page proofs, and related correspondence

Box 52

Clippings, 1940-1942

Box 52

Sample Book, 1940-1942

 

Miscellany - Map Folders (Map Cabinet 17/1) [2 folders]

Map Cabinet 20/16

F1: Specimen sheets = engraved sketch of construction of Cathedral St. John; proof sheets of miscellaneous photos; brief chronology of modern color printing

Map Cabinet 20/16

F2: Stowaways Club visit to the Rudge plant, 1926; article with engravings of presses and electrotypes

Map Cabinet 20/16

F2: Drawing by Edward C. Casswell, of the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, New Haven Railroad side of the building, ca. 20" x 24"