Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers
The collection consists chiefly of printed endpapers and a small group of book jackets collected by Rosamund B. Loring.
- Majority of material found within 1920-1941
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Access requires the permission of the Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Examination is by appointment with the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Reproductions for publication must be ordered through Houghton Library from Harvard College Library Imaging Services. Permission to publish or distribute images of papers must be sought from the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Extent34 linear feet (28 boxes [17 flat boxes, 11 portfolio boxes])
This collection consists of printed endpapers or endleaves which were removed by Rosamond B. Loring from twentieth century commercial editions. In addition, the collection also includes a few printed book jackets.
The endpapers attached to the pieces of cardbaord were mounted in this manner by Loring herself. The annotations in ink on the mounts are in her hand.
Biographical / Historical
Rosamond Bowditch Loring (1889-1950) was a maker, collector, and historian of decorated papers. She was the author of Marbled papers (1933); Decorated book papers (1942; 2nd ed., with additional material, 1952; 4th ed., with additional material, 2007);"Colored Paste Papers", The New Colophon 2/5 (January 1949): 33-40; Marbled and Paste Papers: Rosamond Loring's Recipe Book [facsimile ed.] (2007).
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Printed endpapers
- ___A. Small mounted, identified
- ___B. Small mounted, unidentified
- ___C. Large mounted, identified
- ___D. Large mounted, unidentified
- ___E. Unmounted, identified
- ___F. Unmounted, unidentified
- II. Book jackets
Lamont Map Room
Immediate Source of Acquisition
52L-1001. Bequest of Rosamund B. Loring; received: 1952.
Processed by: Alexis Dinniman with the assistance of Jennifer Lyons.
This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address potentially harmful descriptive language. During that revision, various titles of items were adjusted in December 2022 to humanize and improve the description of indigenous people represented in these materials. For more information on reparative archival description at Harvard, see Harvard Library’s Statement on Harmful Language in Archival Description.
This finding aid was revised in 2023 to address outdated and harmful descriptive language. During that revision, contextualizing processing notes were added to the description of one item. For more information on reparative archival description at Harvard, see Harvard Library’s Statement on Harmful Language in Archival Description.
- Loring, Rosamond B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950. Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950: Guide.
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