HAIGHT, ANNE LYON Collection of Printing Ephemera, 1897-1963
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Guide to the Anne Lyon Haight Collection of Printing Ephemera, 1897-1963


Title:
Anne Lyon Haight Collection of Printing Ephemera, 1897-1963

OCLC No.:
822231154

Dates:
1897-1963

Extent:
3 boxes (3.68 linear ft.)                         

Abstract:
This collection contains material related to noteworthy presses, designers, typographers, and printers, collected by Anne Lyon Haight.

Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.

Preferred Citation:
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Anne Lyon Haight Collection of Printing Ephemera, 1897-1963, The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid:
This finding aid was prepared by Rachel E. Greer in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, December 2012, and based on previous processing and inventory work by Club member Mary Young, completed in 2006-2007. There is an item-level inventory available by request of the Grolier Club Archivist or Librarian.

Provenance:  
This collection was presented to the Grolier Club in September 2006 by Mrs. Tracy Haight Griswold, daughter of Sherman and Anne Lyon Haight.

Access Points:

Names:
Haight, Anne Lyon, 1895-1977
Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
Rollins, Carl Purington, 1880-1960
Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941
Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939

Subjects:
Benn Brothers, Ltd.
Grolier Club
Hroswitha Club
Limited Editions Club
Merrymount Press
Overbrook Press
Princeton University Press
The Pynson Printers

Biographical/Historical Note:
Anne Lyon Haight was born May 11, 1895, in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She married Sherman Post Haight in 1914 and the pair had three children. Haight was a bibliophile, a writer, and a lecturer serving leadership positions as diverse as Chair of the Winston Churchill Memorial Library in Fulton, Missouri, Chair of the Garden Club of America Library, and President of the Women’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association. Most notably she was President of the Hroswitha Club, a women’s bibliophilic organization whose records are held at the Grolier Club. Her books include:
Banned Books: Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons at Various Times and in Various Places, Bowker, 1935, 3rd edition, revised and enlarged, 1970.
Morals, Manners, Etiquette and the three R’s, Overbrook Press, 1950.
Portrait of Latin America as seen by her Print Makers (bi-lingual edition in English and Spanish), Hastings House, 1946. (Editor)
Hroswitha of Gandersheim: Her Life, Times, and Works, Hroswitha Club (New York), 1965.

She was also a frequent contributor of essays and articles to Colophon, Saturday Review of Literature, Publisher’s Weekly and other periodicals. Haight died in 1977 in Litchfield, CT.

Scope and Content Note:
The Anne Lyon Haight Collection of Printing Ephemera contains correspondence, cards and printing ephemera that Anne Haight received from leading American figures in type and book design who were her personal friends. Most prominent are: Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), Frederic Warde (1894-1939), Carl Purington Rollins (1880-1960), and Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941).  Series I concerns Frederic Warde, friend and frequent guest of the Haights both in New York City and in their Litchfield, CT home. In addition to a few personal affects and letters from Warde to Mrs. Haight, there are also letters from Warde to others and examples of Warde’s typographic work. Series II includes correspondence, typographic specimens, and page proofs from notables such as Bruce Rogers, C.P. Rollins, and D.B. Updike. The Oversize Series II contains broadsides, pamphlets, posters, proofs, specimens, and other ephemera connected with significant presses, typographers, and designers.

Arrangement Note:
This collection has been divided into three series.
Series I: Frederic Warde
Series II: General files
Oversize Series III: General Files

In the absence of a discernible original order, Series I and II are arranged alphabetically by folder title. The folder titles were entirely devised by Mary Young in 2007. Oversize Series II is stored separately due to size and is arranged alphabetically by press or designer name, where known.

Container List:

Series I: Frederic Warde

Box #

Folder #

Folder Title

Date

1

1

Beatrice Warde a.k.a. Paul Beaujon to Frederic Warde

1926

1

2

Books by F.W. (designed by) a listing dated 17:III:33

1933

1

3

B.R. ALS to FW May 11, 1925, July 7, 1927

1925-1927

1

4

Champ Fleury for W.E. Rudge

1927

1

5

Claude Garamont

Undated

1

6

Designs for “Orlando” – spine

Undated

1

7

Design for “The Spy” spine design

Undated

1

8

For the Quarto Club (?)

Undated

1

9

FW deceased – His affairs – Alfred C. Howell

1939

1

10

FW Designer “Europa” by R. Humphries – proof sheets etc.

1939

1

11

FW Designs for Bookplates

Undated

1

12

FW Personal

Undated

1

13

FW at Princeton University Press as Typographic Director

1917-1923

1

14

Henry Watson Kent to FW

Undated

1

15

In Festo Navitatis ex dono Fredericus Warde

1929

1

16

3 Letters from F. Warde to Mrs. Haight

1933-1934

1

17

Limited Editions Club

Undated

1

18

Obituary, ALS, Kent to Haight, TLS Will Ransom to Haight

1939-1941

1

19

Proof for “Baskerville Roman”

1932

1

20

Prospectus for Pleiad Imprint

1926

1

21

Prospectus for “The Tapestry” – R. Bridges

1925

1

22

“Quest for the Beautiful” (presumed FW design?)

1930

1

23

Scientific/Culinary Interests – FW

1933-1934

1

24

Type Specimen Prospectus 1924-Italian Old Style by Fred W. Goudy

1924

1

46

Anne Lyon Haight/Frederic Warde Index Cards

undated

4

1

General Electric Notebook

1923



Series II: General

Box #

Folder #

Title

Date

1

25

The Adverteaser Feb 29 1924

1924

1

26

Albert de Belleroche/ A Selection by A.M. Hind/Commodore Press/London 1943

1943

1

27

Articles about Bruce Rogers/Announcements/ Obituary

1904-1963

1

28

Articles by Sam A. Lewisohn

1933

1

29

Book Cover Sample Actually Used on Warde’s “New Year’s Eve”

1929

1

30

Bruce Rogers Cards Correspondence

1904-1955

1

31

BR Designed Proofs

1911-1937

1

32

BR – Proofs of Bookplates Devices

Undated

1

33

Carl Purington Rollins

1933-1965

1

34

Keepsake #73 AIGA-signed proofs by Fritz Eichenberg-May 1943-2 Copies

1943

1

35

Kelmscott and Doves Presses

1895-1905

1

36

2 Letters to BR from Pollard – Alfred W.

1921-1923

1

37

Linotype News Sheet – Mr. Bruce Rogers of Indiana – April 1934

1934

1

38

Merrymount Press – Daniel Berkeley Updike

1897-1948

1

39

“On Collecting Scott”

Undated

1

40

Paper Samples

Undated

1

41

R. Ruzicka

1917-1964

1

42

Unidentified Manuscript Photographs

Undated

1

43

Unidentified Miscellany

1917-1953

1

44

Varia

1924-1933

1

45

Varia – American Institute of Graphic Arts “The Invention of Printing” Keepsake #64

1940



Series III: Oversize

Box #

Folder #

Title

Date

3

1

American Institute of Graphic Arts, Keepsake #75

1944

2

1

Anthoensen Press-Benn Brothers, Ltd.

1923-1952

2

2

Boni and Liveright-The Lakeside Press

1922-1934

2

3

Libreria e Imprinta GIL, Peru-Overbrook Press

1923-1960

2

4

The Pynson Printers-Charles Scribner’s Sons

1906-1926

2

5

Bruce Rogers Ephemera & Correspondence

1925-1949

2

6

The Sportsman-Verlag

1922-1927

2

7

Unidentified Ephemera

Undated

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