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Dard Hunter collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00039

Scope and Contents

Contains specimens of papers made by Hunter and articles by or about him. Also a copy of: Massachusetts Institute of Technology : Dard Hunter Paper Museum, Cambridge, Mass.: Paper Museum Press, 1939. 300 copies. This is copy 106, signed by Hunter.

Dates of Materials

  • approximately 1915-1954

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Hunter was born in Ohio to a family involved in printing and publishing. As a graphic artist Hunter is identified with the American Arts and Crafts movement. He studied in East Aurora, New York, with Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters. Hunter is also known as a papermaker and an authority on the history of papermaking. Through his Mountain House Press he published his scholarly works on papermaking and at his Lime Rock Mill in Connecticut made papers for the books he published. Hunter was an avid collector of papers and his collection formed the basis of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum. It was located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1939-1954), but now comprises most of the collection of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking located within the Institute of Paper Science and Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Extent

0 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Hunter was born in Ohio to a family involved in printing and publishing. Hunter is also known as a papermaker and an authority on the history of papermaking. This collection contains specimens of papers made by Hunter and articles by or about him. Also a copy of: Massachusetts Institute of Technology : Dard Hunter Paper Museum

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase : Wilsey Rare Books (Rare Book Room Fund), 02-23-1996.

Related Materials

Dard Hunter papers, 1923-1937; Located at; a Robert Scott Small Library, Special Collections, College of Charleston.

Title
Finding aid to the Dard Hunter collection
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2019-10-29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-29: Finding aid updated to current standards and published

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

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