Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962.
Biography and History
Elmer Adler was a printer, publisher, editor, and author. Born in 1884 in Rochester, New York, Adler attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and took special courses at the University of Rochester and Harvard University. He founded The Pynson Printers (New York) in 1922, helped found Random House in 1927, and founded Colophon: A Book Collector’s Quarterly in 1930 and the New Colophon in 1947. An avid collector of books and fine prints, Adler moved his collection to Princeton University in 1940, where he also established a department of graphic arts, served as a professor, and was a curator for the Princeton library. Adler died in 1962.
Source: From the finding aid for C0262
Call Number: AC267
The Princeton Print Club was founded in late 1940 by a group of students seeking to advance the appreciation of graphic arts among the campus community. The records consist of financial accounts, correspondence, and pamphlets which document the activities and membership of the Princeton Print Club
Call Number: C0262
Elmer Adler was a printer, publisher, editor, and author. This collection consists of the personal papers of Adler as well as the business archives of the Pynson Printers and The Colophon.
Call Number: C0561
Consists of correspondence, files relating to collecting interests, and miscellanea of the American stockbroker and rare books and manuscripts collector Edward Naumburg (Princeton Class of 1924).
James R. Vitelli Collection on Van Wyck Brooks and Elmer Adler. 1910-1993 (inclusive), 1951-1985 (bulk).
Call Number: C1164
This collection consists of materials collected by Dr. James R. Vitelli, an English professor at Lafayette College, during his research on American literary critic Van Wyck Brooks and American book designer Elmer Adler.