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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1229

Philip Hofer papers

Correspondence, lectures, notes, and miscellaneous papers of American book collector and curator, Philip Hofer.

Dates

  • circa 1938-1983

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

7 linear feet (8 boxes)

Includes correspondence between Philip Hofer and book dealers, calligraphers, stone cutters, librarians, curators, scholars, and friends, with lectures, notes, and miscellaneous papers; some material by and about his wife, Bunnie Hofer, is also present.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Hofer was an American book collector, art historian, and curator; he founded in 1938 and was the first curator of Harvard's Printing & Graphic Arts department (now part of the Houghton Library). He was a member of the Harvard class of 1921.

Arrangement

In series as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-15. Bequest of Philip Hofer, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984. Philip Hofer papers, circa 1938-1983 (MS Typ 1229): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2018 October 29
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou03032

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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