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Salter, George, 1897-1967 : George Salter Papers, 1919-1980

Prominent German-American calligrapher and one of the most admired designers of book jackets in the United States. Papers consist chiefly of art work, correspondence, contracts, and printed materials relating to design projects executed in New York along with earlier German design projects. Also includes correspondence with American and German colleagues (some in German), most notably Walter Brudi, Kurt Schauer, E.F.H Schneidler, and Jeanyee Wong; drafts of articles by Salter; papers relating to curriculum at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; files of the Book Jacket Designers Guild which Salter founded; articles about Salter; and letters of condolence to his widow, Agnes Salter.
Extent: 95.8 linear feet - (10 boxes and 56 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Salter
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The George Salter Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).