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At a Glance
This material is chiefly letters concerning the acquisition of books on photography, book lists, dealers' bills, and correspondence relating to Mr. Epstean's gifts of photographic books, etc. to Columbia University and the Library of Congress. There are five boxes of pictures (photographic portraits) of Epstean and other individuals. Also, the typescript of Epstean's translation of Josef Eder's HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY and the galley proofs with Epstean's handwritten corrections; and three loose leaf binders containing reprints and typescripts of articles and speeches by Epstean, and letters of congratulation to him on his receiving several awards.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward Epstean papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Epstean, Edward. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1940. Accession number--M-40.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Pioneer in photoengraving and a collector of literature on photography.