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Guide to the Paul Elder And Company Collection
Printers Mss 30  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Elder And Company Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1898-1936
    Collection Number: Printers Mss 30
    Creator: Elder, Paul, 1872-1948.
    Extent: .5 linear feet ( 1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur stacks.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Paul Elder And Company Collection. Printers Mss 30. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1966.

    Works about Paul Elder and his work include:
    • Gordon, Ruth. Paul Elder: Bookseller-Publisher (1897-1917): A Bay Area Reflection. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1977.
    • Harlan, Robert D. Like a Gothic Cathedral: Paul Elder's Grant Avenue Book and Art Shop, 1909-1921. San Francisco: Roxburghe & Zamorano, 1988.
    • Mostardi, David. A Checklist of the Publications of Paul Elder. Berkeley, CA: The Arts & Crafts Press, 2000.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The manuscript part of the collection contains two series: Catalogs and lists; and Photocopies of the title pages of Paul Elder imprints. The printed part of the collection contains nearly 200 titles, some in UCSB Special Collections, others in the UCSB Arts Library and the Davidson Library Main stacks. The books are cataloged separately and can searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

    Related Material

    The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, also has substantial holdings relating to Paul Elder, including the David Paul Elder Papers, 1909-1947 [UCB Bancroft BANC MSS 71/120 c].