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Bruce Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 35

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, examples of work, photographs and ephemera relating to the life and career of typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers.


  • 1889-1957
  • Majority of material found within 1900s-1957


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


3.20 Cubic Feet (11 manuscript boxes and 2 flat boxes)

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Arrangement Note

The Bruce Rogers Papers are organized into six series: 1. Correspondence, 1915-1957 (.8 cubic feet) 2. Creative Works, 1889-1957 (1.6 cubic feet) 3. Printed Material, 1926-1956 (.2 cubic feet) 4. Photographs, 1922-1957 (.4 cubic feet) 5. Gifts Received, 1935-1957 (.2 cubic feet) 6. Oversized, 1937-1946 (two oversized boxes)

Physical Access Requirements

The collection is stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access the collection.

Related Materials

MSP 45, Collection on Bruce Rogers, 1886-1996 This collection consists of Bruce Rogers-related correspondence, printed materials and artifacts purchased by or donated to the Purdue University Libraries after his death in 1957. Of special importance are the items dealing with the Bruce Rogers Centennial Conference, which Purdue University Libraries organized and hosted in May of 1970. Bruce Rogers Book Collection These books, housed in Archives and Special Collections, consist of items donated by Bruce Rogers, items purchase by the Libraries during the lifetime of Bruce Rogers, and items purchased by the Libraries after the death Bruce Rogers. A generous donation that Bruce Rogers left to the Libraries in his will continues to provide for the purchase of books relating to typography, book design, and fine printing in general. Bruce Rogers and Anna Rogers Vertical Files, 1890-Present This collection consists of newspaper clippings and other articles relating to lives and careers of Bruce and Anna Rogers. The files are part of the vertical file collection stored in Archives and Special Collections. Chair, Table and Clock, 1888-1891 These three items, currently in storage, were constructed by students under the supervision of Purdue wood carving instructor Anna Embree Baker, the future Mrs. Bruce Rogers. Oil Painting, 1933 This large portrait of Bruce Rogers was painted by Wilford S. Conrow and is currently in storage.

Related Publications

Purdue Crest: a visual history / by Michael Horoho located in Archives & Special Collections - Purdue History call # 929.82 H785p 1992

Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. All newsprint has been photocopied and in most cases original newspaper clippings have been discarded. Some clippings containing images of people or color graphics, or front pages of newspapers, have been preserved for display purposes, with photocopies made available for research. Photographs and artifacts have been separated and grouped into individual series for preservation purposes.
Bruce Rogers papers
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Amanda Grossman
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States