George Salter Papers
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The collection of George Salter Papers was donated to Smith College on 17 October 1989 by his daughter Jane Salter Rosenberg, Class of 1954, and Herbert Rosenberg, in honor of Agnes O'Shea Salter, Class of 1927, and George Salter.
After the death of George Salter (calligrapher, illustrator and book designer) on 31 October 1967, a large portion of Salter's material was given to the Newberry Library. Preceding the death of Salter's wife Agnes O'Shea Salter, their daughter Janet Salter Rosenberg and husband Herbert Rosenberg donated the present collection.
The collection received by the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College consists of books designed by George Salter and books reflecting his professional interests (704 items), together with proofs, papers, and ephemera relating to his design projects (2,901 pieces). Additional volumes from Salter's reference library (401 items) were presented to the Hillyer Art Library at Smith College.
The books with George Salter's book jackets are cataloged in the Mortimer Rare Book Room's stacks. The proofs, papers, and ephemera are arranged in five series, including Artwork by George Salter, Personal Papers, Biographical Papers, Appendix, and Oversize.
All of the items in the collection are in good condition.
(Please note: the appendix contains additional material about the George Salter Collection)