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Bernard C. Carlitz bookselling archives


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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Bernard Conwell Carlitz was a Philadelphia rare bookseller who served as president of the Antiquarian Booksellers of Philadelphia during the 1950s.

The papers of this Philadelphia rare book dealer include invoices, receipts, ledgers, tax returns, a poster, three wooden advertising signs, an oil painting by Carolyn Fiedler, and a small amount of correspondence. These materials document business transactions conducted, from a number of Center City locations, by this Philadelphia book dealer over a forty year period. The financial records document business relationships with other book dealers and auctioneers during this time. There is an addition to this collection which includes a publishing contract between Prime Press and Herschel Levit and a pamphlet highlighting Levit's work, as well as some scattered files from the Antiquarian Booksellers of Philadelphia, an organization which Carlitz led during the 1950s. These materials include an organizational constitution, a number of their auction catalogs, and some notes and clippings pertaining to an exhibit of the organization put up during 1956. Additionally the collection contains several photographs of Carlitz.

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