PH. Print History and Culture
The department collects original materials and reference works that support research into material history and print culture. Processed highlights include 17th and 18th century monographs and contemporary zines and restaurant menus. We are also working on a project to conserve and catalog a rare books collection of over 6,000 volumes from 1382 to the present day in a variety of genres, formats and languages.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Don Quixote Collection is comprised of thirteen editions and related works of Miguel De Cervantes' masterpiece spanning over 300 years. The collection contains original editions of Don Quixote translated into English, Spanish, and Italian in a variety of sizes and bindings, in addition to facsimile editions and related works by other authors.
Abstract Spanning over 300 years, the Early Rare Books Collection is comprised of 41 editions. It includes early printed books in about equal numbers from the 16th and 17th centuries, and one 14th century bound manuscript. The collection contains original editions in a variety of sizes, languages, and bindings as well as facsimile editions.
Abstract The John E. Parsons, Jr. Collection consists of one hundred forty eight volumes in forty one editions of Western text. The collection covers a wide range of subjects, including poetry, drama, and political and philosophical discourse. The publication dates span the period 1650 to 1903, and the locations include 18 cities throughout Europe and the United States.
Abstract This collection contains 150 objects from a portfolio set of “Pages From the Past”, collected and distributed by the now-defunct Society of Foliophiles in New York. They are individual leaves from original printed books and manuscripts in several languages, providing a compact yet extensive history of Western bookmaking from ancient Sumeria to the twentieth-century United States.
Abstract The Restaurant Menu collection is an intentional collection aggregated over several decades and consists of materials and objects spanning from 1938 to the present. The collection is made-up largely of paper-based ephemeral objects.
Abstract The Queens College Zine Collection documents the wide-ranging styles and tones of underground culture. The collection holds self-published issues from 1986 to the present and covers a variety of topics and formats