The collection contains mock-ups of book jackets for various books by Auchinloss, a photograph of the author, three postcards from Auchincloss to collector Charles Miller, a letter from Nan A. Talese to Adele Auchincloss concerning cover artwork, and a corrected holograph manuscript, "The Mavericks," probably from "Powers of Attorney.".
The images and book jackets in boxes 1 and 2 of this collection were compiled by Ferrara during research for a book on the history of the book jacket, which was never published. The research was done in New York and London (Bodleian Library and Victoria and Albert Museum). Some of the slide images were taken by Ferrara, while others were taken either by the holding institution or the designers themselves and given to Ferrara. The book jackets were collected by Ferrara. The thumb drive included in this collection contains digital versions of the articles and research materials also provided as hard copies by Ferrara. Some digital files have been duplicated and converted from .pages format to .zip and .pdf formats to ensure access. Original files formats have also been kept. The book jackets and books in box 3 were all art directed by Ferrara, with some also featuring her design and typography
Philip Grushkin (1921-1998) was a book designer, educator, and art director. He is best known for his book design work for publishers such as Alfred A. Knopf, Random House, Abbeville, and Harry N. Abrams, where he also worked as Art Director and Vice President. The collection includes material related to his design work and a collection of book jackets by George Salter
The collection consists of galley proofs for books of poetry by various authors (Frances Frost, Howard Griffin, Alfred Noyes, Edith Sitwell and Stephen Spender). Also included are a large number of book jackets from various authors bokks of poetry, inventory list of books that were in the Benét library, and correspondence between St. Lawrence University, Yale University Library, Gramercy Book Shop, (NY) and Marjorie Flack Benét
Book cover and dust jacket designs created by Alex Gotfryd, the Doubleday art director, including proofs of designs (some scaled to size), and numerous graphics and photographic prints with detailed graphic design directions and internal correspondence (memos and notes) between the Doubleday staff on specific projects drawn on or attached to the work. Numerous author portraits by Gotfryd included. Also, a few print resources (articles and news magazines) that contained information about the authors
Collection includes: one postcard to K.H. Haupt, 1924 June 16, briefing him on Moholy-Nagy's recent activities; one letter to Will Grohmann, 1932 Oct.13, discussing a design for a book cover, an article by Grohmann in "Neue Stadt" and Moholy-Nagy's intention to discuss the problem of a new visual design in greater detail. One letter to Georg Schünemann, Director of the State Academy for Music, Berlin, 1933, in which Moholy-Nagy asks to borrow the LP recording of Popocatepetel by Toch for a presentation in London of experimental films and sounds. Includes a carbon of Schünemann's response. Ten letters, 1937-1938, to the Langen-Müller publishing house attempting to obtain plates for earlier Bauhaus publications for planned reprints by the New Bauhaus
American scene (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946) -- Fourteen stories by Henry James (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1947) -- Ivory tower (Collins, 1917) -- Notebooks of Henry James (Oxford University Press, 1947) -- Notes on life & letters / Joseph Conrad (Dent & Sons, 1921) -- Outcry (Methuen, 1911) -- Roderick Hudson (Nelson, 1913) -- Sacred fount (Grove Press, 1953) -- Scenic art (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1949) -- Selected letters of Henry James (Doubleday Anchor, 1960) -- Sense of the past (Collins, 1917) -- Small boy and others (Scribner's, 1913; Macmillan, 1913) -- Whole family (Harpers, 1908) -- Within the rim (Collins, 1918) -- Young Henry James (Bookman,1955)