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Allen Lewis papers, 1925-1945

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0776
Bib ID 4079557 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lewis, Allen, 1873-1957
Title Allen Lewis papers, 1925-1945
Physical Description 8 linear feet (17 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Woodblocks, linoleum blocks, wood and linoleum tools, wooden types, metal types, books, proofs, and special printings. Included are woodblocks and linoleum blocks of illustrations and decorations for Walt Whitman's SHORT STORIES (Columbia University Press, 1927), De La Motte Fouqué's UNDINE (Limited Editions Club, 1930), and Sir Walter Scott's IVANHOE (Limited Editions Club, 1940). There are several metal types designed and cast for Lewis; full or nearly full alphabets of special wooden types designed and cut by Lewis in both 216 pt. and 144 pt. sizes; specimens of his wood and linoleum tools, mainly of his own manufacture; books containing illustrations, decorations, and special types by Lewis; proofs of bookplates he designed; and proofs and special printings of various plates.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Allen Lewis papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Allen Lewis, 1958.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed BRC 05/31/74.

Revision Description

2020-06-02 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artists' proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bookplates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decorations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Equipment Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linocuts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linoleum blocks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printing blocks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trial proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wood blocks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wood engravings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodcuts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book design Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book industries and trade Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bookplates, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books -- Illustrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Designers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engraving Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Graphic arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrated books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustration of books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tools Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Type and type-founding Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Type designers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American wood engraver & type designer.