Scope and Contents note
The Glaser collection includes the business memos, invoices, correspondence, working material, original artwork, dummies, proof sheets, publications of the books and pamphlets they printed, as well as financial records of the publishers, authors, and illustrators for whom they worked. It is organized by book title, so that related materials including business documents and correspondence will be listed according to its manuscript.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use note
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
The Glasers, William C. D and Lillian Gerard ran a mid-twentieth century printing business on Long Island. William Glaser, later joined by his wife Lillian, a longtime assistant to F. N. Doubleday, founded the business. The prevailing concern of the Glasers was to produce top quality reproductions in print for the artists with whom they worked.
90 linear feet (65 containers)
Language of Materials
William and Lillian Glaser were printers of children's books, who worked closely with illustrators to achieve superior reproductions. The collection includes the business memos, invoices, correspondence, working material, original artwork, dummies, proof sheets, publications of the books and pamphlets they printed, as well as financial records of the publishers, authors, and illustrators for whom they worked.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series: Books and Related Materials
Series: Commercial Job Order Files
Series: Billing Files and Records
Series: Oversized Art
General Physical Description note
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Nancy Farmer, Sandra Lebow, and Cheryl Roffe, Manuscripts Processors, October 1980.
- Book illustrations Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Mock-ups Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Printers -- United States -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Publishers and Publishing Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Publishers and publishing -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Women printers -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the William and Lillian Glaser Papers
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is in English
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.