SILVER, ROLLO G. Files on American printers and publishers for The Book in America, ca. 1950
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Rollo G. Silver: Files on American Printers and Publishers, ca. 1950


Silver, Rollo G. (Rollo Gabriel), 1909-

Files on American printers and publishers for The Book in America (2nd ed., 1951), ca. 1950.

Physical Description
10 boxes (4.2 linear ft.)

Organization and Arrangement
Alphabetically by name of individual or firm.

Historical/Biographical Note
The printing historian Rollo G. Silver was professor of library science at Simmons College in Boston from 1950 to 1965 and the author of numerous historical works on American printing and publishing. He was a member of the Grolier Club and a founding member of the American Printing Historical Association (APHA). He died in 1989.

Scope and Contents
Holograph and typed notes and bibliographies, printed brochures and correspondence. This material was gathered for The book in America (2nd ed., 1951), for which Silver and Lawrence C. Wroth contributed the chapter “Book production and distribution from the American Revolution to the War between the States.”

Publications (based on collection)
The book in America / Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, Rollo G. Silver and Lawrence C. Wroth. 2nd. Rev. and enl. American edition. New York: R. R. Bowker & Co., 1951.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, 1903- The book in America. 1951.
Silver, Rollo G. (Rollo Gabriel), 1909- The book in America. 1951.
Wroth, Lawrence C. (Lawrence Counselman), 1884-1970.

Printing. United States. History
Publishers and publishing. United States. History

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

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