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Guide to the Rudolph Ruzicka Ephemera Collection, 1915-1956

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978
Title: Rudolph Ruzicka Ephemera Collection
Dates: 1915-1956
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract: Primarily printed material relating to or including Ruzicka's work
Forms of Materials: Greeting cards, pamphlets, programs and drawings

Biographical Note

Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978)was an artist known for his engraving, typeface design, illustrations and other work in the book world.

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Scope and Content Note

Primarily printed material relating to or including Ruzicka's work. Of particular note is the work he did for Vassar College for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the college. Included are 11 of the 12 original drawings for the woodcuts used in Sketches of Vassar College.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • Some published materials were removed from this collection to be cataloged. For works illustrated by Rudolph Ruzicka, please consult the

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Anniversaries, etc.

Subjects:

  • Artists -- United States -- 20th century
  • Illustrators, American

Document Types:

  • Drawings (visual works)

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, October 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rudolph Ruzicka Ephemera Collection Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, September 2009.

Acquisition Information

This is an artificial collection compiled by the Vassar College Library over a number of years.

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Container List

General

Folder 1.1 Biographical material
Folder 1.2 Miscellaneous
Folder 2.1 Fanny Borden's bibliography
Folder 2.2 Exhibition Catalog for traveling exhibit of Ruzicka's wood engravings, 1917
Folder 2.3 Exhibition invitation for "An Exhibition of Contemporary American Book Illustration" at the Lakeside Press Galleries, 1930
Folder 2.4 Prospectus for the Overbrook Press edition of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince..., 1936
Folder 2.5 New Year's greeting sheet for Ruth Greenough, 1940 (2 copies, 1 without text)
Folder 2.6 Invitation to the American Institute of Graphic Arts party in honor of Ruzicka, May 1948
Folder 2.7 Promotional leaflet for the Grolier Club Ruzicka exhibit, 1948
Folder 2.8 Exhibit catalog for the Grolier Club exhibit, 1948 (2 copies)
Folder 2.9 Programs from the inauguration of the President of M.I.T., 1949 (3 items)
Folder 2.10 Meeting announcement for the Club of Odd Volumes, 1951
Folder 2.11 Book jacket for Willa Cather in Europe, 1956
Folder 2.12 Bookplate for H. Buxton Forman

Vassar College

Box 1 1916 calendar created for the 50th Anniversary, 1915 (in original box)
Folder 1.3 1916 calendar created for the 50th Anniversary, 1915 (2 copies)
Folder 1.4 General Program for 50th Anniversary, 1915
Folder 1.5 Invitations for the 50th Anniversary, 1915 (2 copies)
Folder 1.6 Program of receptions for the 50th Anniversary, 1915 (2 copies)
Folder 1.7 Founder's Day program, 1915 (2 copies)
Folder 1.8 Library bookplates for Florence Donnell White
Folder 1.9 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Library
Folder 1.10 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Circle
Folder 1.11 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Observatory
Folder 1.12 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Main Building
Folder 1.13 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Sanders Laboratory
Folder 1.14 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The New England Building
Folder 1.15 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Students Building
Folder 1.16 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Museum
Folder 1.17 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - Sunset Hill and Bridge
Folder 1.18 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - The Chapel
Folder 1.19 Drawings for the 50th Anniversary - Bird's-eye View from North Hall

Merrymount Press New Year's Greetings

Folder 2.13 1913 (3 copies)
Folder 2.14 1916 (2 copies)
Folder 2.15 1917
Folder 2.16 1918 (3 copies)
Folder 2.17 1919 (3 copies)
Folder 2.18 1920 (3 copies)
Folder 2.19 1921 (3 copies)
Folder 2.20 1922 (3 copies)
Folder 2.21 1923 (3 copies)
Folder 2.22 1924 (3 copies)
Folder 2.23 1925
Folder 2.24 1926 (3 copies)
Folder 2.25 1927 (3 copies)
Folder 2.26 1928 (2 copies)
Folder 2.27 1929 (2 copies)
Folder 2.28 1930 (3 copies)
Folder 2.29 1931 (3 copies)
Folder 2.30 1932 (3 copies)
Folder 2.31 1933 (3 copies)
Folder 2.32 1934 (3 copies)
Folder 2.33 1935 (3 copies)
Folder 2.34 1936 (3 copies)
Folder 2.35 1937 (3 copies)
Folder 2.36 1938 (3 copies)
Folder 2.37 1939 (3 copies)
Folder 2.38 1940 (3 copies)
Folder 2.39 1941 (2 copies)
Folder 2.40 1942 (4 copies)

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