Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1256

Philip Hofer collection of printed and manuscript Rudolf Koch ephemera

Printed and manuscript maps and other miscellaneous examples of work by German type designer and calligrapher Rudolf Koch collected by Philip Hofer.

Dates

  • various dates

Creator

Language of Materials

German

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

.2 linear feet (1 box)

Printed and manuscript maps and other miscellaneous examples of work by German type designer and calligrapher Rudolf Koch collected by Philip Hofer.

Biographical / Historical

Rudolf Koch was a German type designer, calligrapher, and illustrator.
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 order as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-32. Bequest of Philip Hofer, 1984.

Processing Information

Processing Information Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Philip Hofer collection of printed and manuscript Rudolf Koch ephemera (MS Typ 1256): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 March 20
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03128

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