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us: Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Rochester (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Princeton (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) San Juan (P.R.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pynson Printers
        • Affiliation Start: 1922
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Princeton University. Department of Graphic Arts
        • Affiliation Start: 1940
        • Affiliation End: 1955
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Casa del Libro (San Juan, P.R.)
        • Affiliation Start: 1956
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Printing
          (lcsh) Letterpress printing
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Printers
              (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
                (lcsh) Editors
                  (lcsh) Authors
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                • us: Casa del Libro (San Juan, P.R.)
                • us: Princeton University
                • us: Pynson Printers
              • Sources

                • found: An informal talk by Elmer Adler at the University of Kansas, April 17, 1953, [1953?]: t.p. (Elmer Adler)
                • found: LC data base, 7-5-84 (hdg.: Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962)
                • found: The Frick Collection, via WWW, 6 June 2014 (Elmer Adler; 1884-1962; Elmer Adler worked in his family's clothing firm in Rochester, N.Y. while developing an avocation as a book and print collector. In 1922 he came to New York City and established the Pynson Printers; he began to makea reputation as a book designer. Adler served as a typographic consultant to several magazines and to The New York Times. From 1930 to 1940 he published The colophon : a book collector's quarterly. In 1940 he was invited to establish a Department of Graphic Arts at Princeton University. Three years after his retirement from Princeton in 1955, he was asked to establish an art-of-the-book program in Puerto Rico. La Casa del Libro, a museum and design center, opened in 1956, and Adler was associated with it until his death on January 11, 1962)
                • found: Grolier 2000: pages 1-4 (Elmer Adler; 22 July 1884-11 January 1962)
                • found: FamilySearch, 6 June 2014 (Elmer Adler; born 22 July 1884, Rochester, N.Y.; living in Princeton, N.J. in 1942, employed at Princeton Univesity Press)
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                • 1984-07-10: new
                • 2014-06-25: revised
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