Guide to the Papers of Lester Douglas, 1930 - 1948Manuscript MS-1128

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Guide to the Papers of Lester Douglas, 1930 - 1948

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1128

Collection Dates:

1930 - 1948

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Lester Douglas (1894-1961). Graphic Designer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Contains correspondence and printing examples related to type designer Bruce Rogers.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

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Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains two folios collected by Douglas.

The first folio contains correspondence related to bookplates Bruce Rogers designed and printed for Lester Douglas. Also contains the original layout and examples of the plate in different colors.

The second folio contains correspondence with Bruce Rogers and Bill Kittredge of the Lakeside Press concerning the sale of the original matrices for Centaur typeface. The folio has a specimen sheet of Centaur and Arrighi faces printed by Taylor & Taylor Press, San Francisco, CA. tipped in.


Lester Douglas (1894-1961). Graphic designer for the United States Chamber of Commerce and a freelance book designer.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1930-1948

Contains two folios of correspondence and printing examples related to Bruce Rogers.

Access Restrictions


Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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