Philadelphia distributors' paper sample books
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
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Overview and metadata sections
The Philadelphia distributors' paper sample books collection consists of forty-two sample books likely produced between 1900 and 1960. The collection contains samples ranging from paper covers to typewriter, blotting, and gummed papers. Each book typically contains papers in multiple colors, weights, and finishes. While the manufacturers are located in New England and the Midwest, the distributors (when identified) are all based in Philadelphia. One of the manufacturing companies is the American Writing Paper Company, which became the largest producer of fine papers in the world during its peak output. The Thomas W. Price Company is the most common distributor.
Paper sample books are arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, and then alphabetically by title when the manufacturer is not identified.
Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center carton
Processed and encoded by Kristen Nassif, October, 2019.
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2019 October 15
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, https://library.udel.edu/static/purl.php?askspec