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Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957



Bruce Rogers was born on May 14, 1870 in Linwood, Indiana. He received his B.S. from Purdue University in 1890. At Purdue he worked with political cartoonist John T. McCutcheon on the student newspaper and yearbook. After graduation Rogers worked as an artist for the Indianapolis News. In 1895, he began his career as a fine book designer at Riverside Press in Cambridge where he worked on trade books and designed book advertisements for the "Atlantic Monthly." In 1912, he moved to New York City where he worked as an independent designer and as a house designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 1919 to 1928, Rogers worked extensively as a book designer for William Edwin Rudge at his Mount Vernon Press. In later years Rogers worked as a free lance designer, designing his "World Bible" and writing a book on printing "Paragraphs on Printing" which was published in 1943. Rogers died in New Fairfield, Connecticut on May 18, 1957.

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Bruce Rogers papers

Identifier: MS-915
Date(s): 1909 to 1970

Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), typographer. The collection consists of correspondence, printed poems, type designs and illustrations as well as prospectuses related to his work as a typographer and type designer.