Preliminary Guide to the Bruce Rogers Collection

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Preliminary Guide to the Bruce Rogers Collection, ca. 1920-1954

Collection number: Printers Mss 16

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:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    08 December 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bruce Rogers Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1954
Collection Number: Printers Mss 16
Creator: Rogers (Bruce)
Extent: .6 linear feet (1 half-size document box and 1 clamshell box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
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

Bruce Rogers Collection. Printers Mss 16. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donation from Fred Rudge and Hobart O. Skofield, and purchase from multiple sources, ca. 1970s.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence from internationally renowned typographer and designer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) to Fred Rudge, Melvin Loos, and others, as well as manuscript and proofs of Rogers' Paragraphs on Printing (William E. Rudge's Sons, 1943), and other design items, ca. 1920-1954. Rogers was born in Linwood, Indiana in 1870, graduated from Purdue University in 1890, and collaborated with William E. Rudge's Sons, mainly during the period from about 1919 to 1928. During his lifetime he designed more than 500 books.
Further information about Rogers may be found in works such as:
Blumenthal, Joseph. Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters, 1879-1957 (1989). Dreyfus, John. Bruce Rogers and American Typography (1959). Duncan, Harry. BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary (1981). Glick, William J. William Edwin Rudge (1984). Johnson, Herbert H. Bruce Rogers, 1870-1957: A Bibliographical Record of His Work (1970). Rogers, Bruce. Selected Letters, 1915-1918 (1988). Warde, Frederic. Bruce Rogers, Designer of Books (1968).
UCSB Libraries Special Collections also has a large book collection relating to Rogers, particularly those works associated with the Rudge firm. These have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Collection Contents

Box

Correspondence from internationally renowned typographer and designer Bruce Rogers, ca. 1920 - 1954