Donald Charles Dickinson correspondence with Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt

Abstract

The Donald Charles Dickinson correspondence with Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt (dated 1939-1985; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of correspondence, papers, drafts, ephemera from and about Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt collected by Donald Charles Dickinson, Lehmann Haupt's bibliographer.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Donald Charles Dickinson correspondence with Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt
Date
1939-1985 (inclusive)
Creator
Dickinson, Donald C., 1927-2016
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Bibliographers
Bookbinding -- History.
Rare books.
Wood-engraving.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2020ms006: [identification of item], Donald Charles Dickinson correspondence with Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, 1939-1985, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Donald Charles Dickinson (1927-2016) was a professor of Library Science who founded the School of Library Science at the University of Arizona in 1969. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan and worked as an academic librarian at schools in Illinois, Michigan, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri before coming to the University of Arizona. He published Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt a Bibliography in 1975.
Bibliographer and author, Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt was born in Berlin, Germany in 1903. He attended the Universities of Berlin, Vienna, and Frankfort, publishing a doctoral dissertation on book illustration. He moved to the United States and became the curator of rare books at Columbia University and later assistant professor of book arts in the School of Library Service. In 1950, Lehmann-Haupt became the chief bibliography expert of H.P. Kraus, a rare book dealer located in New York City. Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt died on March 11, 1992. His bibliography contains over 200 titles of books and articles. His most famous works include: An Introduction to the Woodcut of the Seventeenth Century, Fifty Books About Bookmaking, Seventy Books About Bookmaking, The Gottingen Model Book and The Reconstruction of the German Book Trade.
Scope and Content
The Donald Charles Dickinson correspondence with Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt (dated 1939-1985; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 folder) consists of correspondence, papers, drafts, ephemera from and about Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt collected by Donald Charles Dickinson, Lehmann-Haupt's bibliographer.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Donald Charles Dickinson correspondence with Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, 1939-1985

  • Box MS-48, folder 1
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