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COLLECTION Identifier: TypR-94

Process blocks commissioned or owned by Philip Hofer


Five halftone printing blocks by Gaytone owned and/or commissioned by Philip Hofer.


  • undated

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

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.08 linear feet (1 box)

Five process or halftone printing blocks owned by and/or commissioned by book collector and Harvard curator, Philip Hofer.

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.


Arranged as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-51. Gift of Philip Hofer.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.

Process blocks commissioned or owned by Philip Hofer (TypR-94): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 April 29
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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