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Collection on Bruce Rogers


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Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Bruce Rogers Centennial Conference

Bruce Rogers Bookplate Contest

Purdue Seal

Materials Purchased by Purdue University Libraries


Photocopies of Bruce Rogers Materials


General Typography and Book Design


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Collection on Bruce Rogers, 1886-1996 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Amanda Grossman

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1920s-1970s

Primary Creator: Purdue University. Libraries

Extent: 2.4 Cubic feet. More info below.


The Collection on Bruce Rogers is organized into nine series:

1. Bruce Rogers Centennial Conference, 1968-1971 (.8 cubic feet)

2. Bruce Rogers Bookplate Contest, 1969-1972 (.2 cubic feet)

3. Purdue Seal, 1968; 1993 (.2 cubic feet)

4. Materials Purchased by Purdue University Libraries, 1896-1941 (.2 cubic feet)

5. Artifacts, 1982-1983 (.4 cubic feet)

6. Photocopies of Bruce Rogers Materials, 1886-1967 (.2 cubic feet)

7. Miscellaneous, 1918-1983 (.2 cubic feet)

8. General Typography and Book Design, 1920-1979 (.2 cubic feet)

9. Oversized, 1918-1996 (one oversized box)

Subjects: Book design, Book designer, Conrow, Wilford Seymour, Craig, Byron, Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983, Illustrator, Johnston, Paul, 1899-, Kottler, Barnet, Moriarty, John H., 1903-1971, Printing, Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, Typographer

Forms of Material: Artifacts (Object genre), Audiovisual materials, Correspondence, Manuscripts (Documents), Photographic prints, Seals (artifacts), Typography

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence, printed material, audio-visual materials, artifacts and ephemera collected by Purdue University Libraries during or after the lifetime of Bruce Rogers.

Subject/Index Terms

Book design
Book designer
Conrow, Wilford Seymour
Craig, Byron
Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983
Johnston, Paul, 1899-
Kottler, Barnet
Moriarty, John H., 1903-1971
Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 mss boxes, 1 flat box

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Physical Access Note: The collection is stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access the collection.

Related Materials:

MSA 35, Bruce Rogers Papers, 1889-1957

This collection, housed in Archives and Special Collections, contains correspondence, examples of work, photographs and ephemera relating to the life and career of typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers.

Bruce Rogers Book Collection

These books, housed in Archives and Special Collections, consist of items donated by Bruce Rogers, items purchase by the Libraries during the lifetime of Bruce Rogers, and items purchased by the Libraries after the death Bruce Rogers. A generous donation that Bruce Rogers left to the Libraries in his will continues to provide for the purchase of books relating to typography, book design, and fine printing in general.

Bruce Rogers and Anna Rogers Vertical Files, 1890-Present This collection consists of newspaper clippings and other articles relating to lives and careers of Bruce and Anna Rogers. The files are part of the vertical file collection stored in ASC.

Related Publications: Purdue Crest: a visual history / by Michael Horoho located in Archives & Special Collections - Purdue History call # 929.82 H785p 1992

Preferred Citation: MSP 45, Collection on Bruce Rogers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. All newsprint has been photocopied and in most cases original newspaper clippings have been discarded. Some clippings containing images of people or color graphics, or front pages of newspapers, have been preserved for display purposes, with photocopies made available for research. Artifacts have been separated and grouped into an individual series for preservation purposes.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/bruce_rogersC.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Bruce Rogers Centennial Conference, 1968-1971],
[Series 2: Bruce Rogers Bookplate Contest, 1969-1972],
[Series 3: Purdue Seal, 1968; 1993],
[Series 4: Materials Purchased by Purdue University Libraries, 1896-1941],
[Series 5: Artifacts, 1982-1983],
[Series 6: Photocopies of Bruce Rogers Materials, 1886-1967],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1918-1983],
[Series 8: General Typography and Book Design, 1920-1979],
[Series 9: Oversized, 1918-1996],