Guide to the Paul Elder And Company Collection

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Guide to the Paul Elder And Company Collection, ca. 1898-1936

Collection number: Printers Mss 30

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff
    Date Completed:
    18 July 2001
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2001 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Elder And Company Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1898-1936
Collection Number: Printers Mss 30
Creator: Elder, Paul, 1872-1948.
Extent: .5 linear feet ( 1 box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur stacks.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Paul Elder And Company Collection. Printers Mss 30. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1966.

Works about Paul Elder and his work include:
  • Gordon, Ruth. Paul Elder: Bookseller-Publisher (1897-1917): A Bay Area Reflection. Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1977.
  • Harlan, Robert D. Like a Gothic Cathedral: Paul Elder's Grant Avenue Book and Art Shop, 1909-1921. San Francisco: Roxburghe & Zamorano, 1988.
  • Mostardi, David. A Checklist of the Publications of Paul Elder. Berkeley, CA: The Arts & Crafts Press, 2000.

Scope and Content of Collection

The manuscript part of the collection contains two series: Catalogs and lists; and Photocopies of the title pages of Paul Elder imprints. The printed part of the collection contains nearly 200 titles, some in UCSB Special Collections, others in the UCSB Arts Library and the Davidson Library Main stacks. The books are cataloged separately and can searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Related Material

The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, also has substantial holdings relating to Paul Elder, including the David Paul Elder Papers, 1909-1947 [UCB Bancroft BANC MSS 71/120 c].

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Catalogs and Lists 1901-ca. 1936

Scope and Content Note

Contains catalogs and lists mainly issued by the Fine and Rare Book Department of Paul Elder & Co. A few other catalogs have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
Box 1: 1

1901

Box 1: 2

1905

Box 1: 3

1929

Box 1: 4

1930

Box 1: 5

1931

Box 1: 6

1932

Box 1: 7

1934

Box 1: 8

ca. 1936

 

Series 2.  Title Pages

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of the title pages of Paul Elder imprints. The printed part of the collection contains nearly 200 titles, some in UCSB Special Collections, others in the UCSB Arts Library and the Davidson Library Main stacks. The books are cataloged separately and can searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog. Arranged alphabetically by surname of author.
Box 1: 9

Adams - Grant, n.d.

Box 1: 10

Grant - Margaret of Navarre, n.d.

Box 1: 11

Maybeck - Young, n.d.