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Collection on Bruce Rogers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 45

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed material, audio-visual materials, artifacts and ephemera collected by Purdue University Libraries during or after the lifetime of Bruce Rogers.


  • 1886-1996
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1920s-1970s


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


2.40 Cubic Feet

8 mss boxes, 1 flat box other_unmapped

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Arrangement Note

The Collection on Bruce Rogers is organized into nine series: 1. Bruce Rogers Centennial Conference, 1968-1971 (.8 cubic feet) 2. Bruce Rogers Bookplate Contest, 1969-1972 (.2 cubic feet) 3. Purdue Seal, 1968; 1993 (.2 cubic feet) 4. Materials Purchased by Purdue University Libraries, 1896-1941 (.2 cubic feet) 5. Artifacts, 1982-1983 (.4 cubic feet) 6. Photocopies of Bruce Rogers Materials, 1886-1967 (.2 cubic feet) 7. Miscellaneous, 1918-1983 (.2 cubic feet) 8. General Typography and Book Design, 1920-1979 (.2 cubic feet) 9. Oversized, 1918-1996 (one oversized box)

Physical Access Requirements

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

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

MSA 35, Bruce Rogers Papers, 1889-1957 This collection, housed in Archives and Special Collections, contains correspondence, examples of work, photographs and ephemera relating to the life and career of typographer and book designer Bruce Rogers. 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 ASC.

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. Artifacts have been separated and grouped into an individual series for preservation purposes.
Collection on Bruce Rogers
Amanda Grossman
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States