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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1240

Philip Hofer card catalogs and indexes

Card catalogs and indexes created by American book collector and curator, Philip Hofer, for his collection of books and manuscripts.

Dates

  • circa 1931-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

17.5 linear feet (17 boxes)

Various card catalogs and indexes to books and manuscripts acquired, studied, and curated by Philip Hofer and his wife, Frances L. Hofer; much of the collection described is now held by the Houghton Library.

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

Collection is arranged as received, in files matching original labels found on card boxes.

Physical Location

Houghton: Horblit Room

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-24.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984. Philip Hofer card catalogs and indexes, circa 1931-1984 (MS Typ 1240): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 February 20
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03099

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.

Contact:
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Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440