Guide to the Walter and Martha Leuba Papers, 1735-1988 SC.1988.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Walter and Martha Leuba Papers
Creator
Leuba, Martha
Creator
Leuba, Walter, 1902-
Collection Number
SC.1988.01
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1902-1988
Date [inclusive]
1735-1988
Extent
30.0 linear feet (63 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Abstract
Walter and Martha Leuba collected books, woodblock prints, and signed letters of writers, artists, and other notable figures. Walter Leuba was a prolific writer of poetry and prose, with a focus on literature and music. The papers in this collection document the Leubas' collecting activities, Walter's writing projects, and the Leubas' lives.

Preferred Citation

Walter and Martha Leuba Papers, 1735-1988, SC.1988.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Walter Leuba (1902-1983) and Martha Leuba (nee Dryburgh) (1909-1988) collected books, wood block prints, other art, and signed letters by writers, artists, and other notable figures. They were married in 1938 and lived for much of their lives at 516 Jacksonia Street on Pittsburgh's North Side. Walter’s collecting activities began in the 1920’s, around the time that he met his first wife, Mildred Wallach (1908-1932).

Walter Leuba spent his early life in New York, Rhode Island, and Pittsburgh. After high school, Leuba attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he studied fine art, English, and history. Through Porter Garnett, founder of the Laboratory Press at C.I.T., Leuba developed his love of finely printed and illustrated books.

Leuba left C.I.T. in 1923 for financial reasons and moved to New York. While there, he wrote poetry under the name Paul Sandoz and published his first book of verse, Legend, in 1925. After a year in Europe, Leuba returned to Pittsburgh in 1926. He married Mildred Wallach in 1927. Their son, Julian Christopher Leuba, nicknamed “Beppo,” was born in 1929. In 1932, Leuba was laid off and the family lived on Mildred’s wages until her death in December 1932, following a brief and sudden illness. In early 1933, Leuba left his son in the care of his paternal aunts in California. When Leuba brought his son back to Pittsburgh two years later, a succession of friends, relatives, and a children’s home cared for Christopher until Leuba married Martha Dryburgh. In 1934, Leuba began working as a caseworker at the Allegheny County Board of Assistance. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1947.

Leuba was a prolific writer of poetry and prose. He wrote frequent letters to the editors of the Times Literary Supplement and Pittsburgh newspapers, and contributed to literary journals and  The Pittsburgh Point. In 1947, Macmillan published Leuba’s  Poems out of a Hat. In 1967 his  George Saintsbury was published in the Twayne Men of Letters series. His books of poetry  No Other Mirror and  Quips and Cranks, the prose-poem  Crusade, and  Two Essays on Bach were privately printed. Leuba also produced a number of books through collaborative efforts. In 1947, his correspondence with Ernest Nevin Dilworth about modern education was published by Macmillan as  Smith Unbound and received considerable critical notice. Leuba and Dilworth collaborated again on  Two Dialogues: Norman Douglas and George Santayana in 1974. With Robert McCullough, Leuba wrote and took photos for  The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal (1973). In addition, Leuba contributed poems to a collection of Norton Peterson woodcuts and text to a George Nama portfolio,  Monument Studies.

Beginning in the 1970s, the Leubas began donating books and prints from their collection to the University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh. After Martha Leuba’s death in 1988, their remaining prints, books, and papers were transferred to the ULS Special Collections Department.

For a more detailed biography of Walter Leuba, please contact the ULS Special Collections Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Additional biographical material is collected in Series V, Personal Papers: Subseries 2, Biography and Genealogy.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Walter and Martha Leuba Papers contain materials related to the Leubas' collecting and writing pursuits, including manuscripts, research notes, clippings, the Leuba's collection of autograph and typescript signed letters, catalogs and indexes of their collections, and wood blocks. They reflect the Leubas' interests in books, art, literature, and music. In addition, the collection contains materials related to the Leubas' lives, family, friends, and other interests; these include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and personal papers.

The bulk of the material in the collection dates from within the Leubas' lifetimes, 1902 to 1988. Material from before 1902 is primarily from their collection of signed letters (Series III, ALS and TLS) and family records (Series V, Personal Papers). Some of the material, particularly in Series V, Personal Papers, pertains to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the Leubas spent most of their adult lives; a small portion pertains to New York City, where Walter Leuba lived briefly.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized into nine series:

Series I. Manuscripts

Series II. Correspondence

Series III. ALS and TLS

Series IV. Inventories and Notes

Series V. Personal Papers

Series VI. Photographs

Series VII. Scrapbooks

Series VIII. Ephemera

Series IX. Woodblocks

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 2011

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Processing Information

Preliminary efforts in processing this collection was by Charles Aston and Ashley Brandolph. Revised and completed in 2011 by Nancy Cushing and Alice Doolittle.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Walter and Martha Leuba Book and Print Collection. See Special Collections for inventory of prints. All monographs are cataloged in PittCat, the library's online catalog.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Manuscripts (Document genre)
  • Personal papers
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Wood blocks (Printing blocks)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Dilworth, Ernest, 1912-
  • Leuba, Martha
  • Leuba, Walter, 1902-

Subject(s)

  • Fine books
  • Private press books
  • Private presses

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Previous Citation

Walter and Martha Leuba Papers, 1735-1988, SC.1988.01, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Manuscripts, 1916-1981 

Scope and Content Notes

Series contains drafts, typscripts and manuscripts by Leuba and others. Some folders include materials found with manuscripts, such as notes, clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Series is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, Manuscripts by Walter Leuba, and Subseries 2, Manuscripts by Other Authors. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title and author. Larger, legal size materials have been separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of this Series.

Subseries  1. Manuscripts by Walter Leuba, 1916-1981 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains manuscripts of works written by or in collaboration with Walter Leuba, including Leuba’s compilations and transcriptions of works by others. Leuba wrote broadly on his many interests; principal subjects are literature, British literary figures (e.g., George Saintsbury), and classical music (e.g., the works of J.S. Bach). He also wrote extensive poetry.

The material in this series includes manuscripts and typescripts, as well as clippings of published letters and poetry. Folders are arranged alphabetically by manuscript title or, if untitled, by primary subject. Also included are folders of research and reading notes, clippings, correspondence, and other materials that relate to a specific manuscript or subject; these folders are filed with their associated manuscript or, if no manuscript exists, by their primary subject. Additional research and reading notes are in Series IV, Inventories and Notes; the notes in Series IV are not associated with a specific subject or known manuscript, or are related to multiple subjects or manuscripts.

  BoxFolder
Adjectives 11
  Folder
Andrew Valley, 1929 2
  Folder
Andrew Valley: A Chapter, May 2, 1929 3
  Folder
Bach, J.S., and music - notes and manuscripts 4
  Folder
Bach, J.S., and music - notes 5
  Folder
Bach, J.S., and music - notes, clippings, and ephemera, 1942-1949 6-7
  Folder
Beards and the Incidence of Beards 8
  Folder
Beware the Dictionary 9
  Folder
A Bibliography of Unwritten Books 10
  BoxFolder
The Boy, July 11, 1940 21
  Folder
British Authors Bibliography 2
  Folder
Canals of Pennsylvania: The Rise and Decline of an Inland Navigation System (WL with Robert McCullough), 1970 3-4
  Folder
Centuries of Sentences 5-6
  Folder
A Chronology of the Life and Work of Louise Imogen Guiney, 1944 7

Includes documents on Alivisos Tassos and Porter Garnett

  Folder
A Communication 8
  BoxFolder
Compositions by Eli Siegel, 1944 31
  Folder
Compositions by Eli Siegel - notes and clippings, 1944 2
  Folder
Crusade, 1941 3
  Folder
Deadlock: An Alphabetical Handbook of Criticism, Definition, and Comment (A-M), 1941 4-5
  BoxFolder
Deadlock: An Alphabetical Handbook of Criticism, Definition, and Comment (N-Y), 1941 41-2
  Folder
Dickey, James 3
  Folder
Do You Want to Know Why Beethoven Was a Great Artist? 4
  Folder
Elections and money 5
  Folder
English Lives: First Series, 1931 6
  Folder
Essays, 1963-1965  7
  Folder
An Examination Paper: "The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" 8
  BoxFolder
Far Worse Than Weeds, 1944 51
  Folder
Finding books in second-hand stores 2
  Folder
Five Savages (W.L. with Ernest Dilworth) 3
  Folder
Fowler, H.W. - notes (W.L. with Ernest Dilworth), 1947-1948  4
  Folder
Fragments of Summer Conversations, circa 1974 5
  Folder
The Frontier of Politics. Part I: The Reign of Andrew Jackson [Book Review] 6
  Folder
George Saintsbury 7
  Folder
George Saintsbury 8
  BoxFolder
George Saintsbury - Twayne Publishers documents, 1965-1973 61
  Folder
George Saintsbury - notes and clippings, 1933-1981 2
  Folder
George Saintsbury - notes, clippings, correspondence, draft m.s. (W.L. with Ernest Dilworth), 1933-1963 3
  Folder
George Saintsbury Bibliography (incomplete), 1945 4
  Folder
George Saintsbury Bibliography notes 5
  BoxFolder
A Handbook or Vademecum for Public Welfare Workers, circa 1963 71
  Folder
How to Write a Poem - 1950-1970 2
  Folder
Imbrications 3
  Folder
Index to Imbrications 4
  Folder
Incidentals 5
  Folder
The Indigent and Human Rights [Master's Thesis], 1946 6
  BoxFolder
John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale, 1942 81
  Folder
John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale, 1942 2
  Folder
John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale - notes and clippings, 1938-1964  3
  BoxFolder
Laconics: Sentences, 1932 91
  Folder
A Letter from Charles Lamb to Bernard Barton [Transcription] 2
  Folder
Letter to a Hornblower, 1946 3
  Folder
Letters to the press and reviews, 1929-1968 4
  Folder
Letters to the press, 1961-1966 5
  Folder
Libel 6
  Folder
The Linden Tree, 1940  7
  Folder
A Listener's Reflections on the Music of Bach and Others, 1950  8

Previous title: A Bach Notebook: The Listener and Critical Opinion

  Folder
A Bach Notebook: The Listener and Critical Opinion, 1950 9
  BoxFolder
A Bach Note-book and various notes 101
  Folder
Louis J. Lehrman: 12/10/1909-4/26/1973 2
  Folder
Louise Imogen Guiney, 1939 3
  Folder
Man-made 4
  Folder
Millet, 1916 5
  Folder
Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1947-1966 6
  BoxFolder
Music, July 19, 1940 111
  Folder
Nature and art 2
  Folder
Norton Peterson: 1916-1975 3
  Folder
Notes on Bulgarians, 1944 4
  Folder
The Onion Field, July 18, 1940  5
  Folder
The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal (WL with Robert McCullough), 1962 6
  Folder
The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal (WL with Robert McCullough) - related material, 1955-1970 7
  Folder
Poem 8
  Folder
Poems - clippings, 1933-1968 9
  Folder
Poems, 1927-1948 10
  Folder
Poems, 1923-1971 11
  BoxFolder
Poems, 1933-1967 121
  Folder
Poems with corrections, 1931-1956 2
  Folder
Poems [Transcription] 3
  Folder
Poetry essay 4
  Folder
Poetry essays - school papers, 1940 5
  Folder
Quips and Cranks, Etc., 1923-1964 6
  Folder
Quotations compilation 7-8
  Folder
Quotations - note cards 9
  Folder
Reading Marlowe: Tamburlaine 10
  Folder
Reading Marlowe - draft, undated 11
  Folder
Marlowe, C. - essays 12
  BoxFolder
Revolution 131
  Folder
Rice-field Plus Struggle Equals Male, 1944 2
  Folder
Rice-field Plus Struggle Equals Male: Some Notes on an Ancient Chinese Pamphlet, 1944 3
  Folder
Small Boy, August 5, 1940  4
  Folder
Smith, Logan Pearsall - draft MS, notes, and clippings (W.L. with Ernest Dilworth), 1931-1947 5
  Folder
Smith Unbound (W.L. and Ernest Dilworth) 6
  Folder
Smith Unbound (W.L. and Ernest Dilworth) 7
  Folder
Smith Unbound clippings and reviews, 1946-1949 8

Also contains clippings re: Poems out of a Hat

  Folder
Smith Unbound reviews, 1946-1947 9
  BoxFolder
Some Characters From the Twentieth Century [1 copy] 141
  Folder
Some Characters From the Twentieth Century [2 copies] 2
  Folder
Sonnets anthology [Transcriptions] 3-4
  Folder
Three Lives of Swift, 1939 5
  Folder
Swift, Jonathan - notes 6
  Folder
To the All Excelling R.(ay) L.(ivingston) A.(rmstrong)…, December 30, 1941 7
  Folder
To the Reader by Thomas Fuller [Transcription] 8
  Folder
Two Dialgoues: George Santayana, Norman Douglas (W.L. with Ernest Dilworth), 1974 9
  Folder
Douglas, Norman - notes, clippings, draft M.S. (W.L. with Ernest Dilworth), 1947-1948 10
  Folder
Vegetable Love and Other Observations 11
  Folder
Waiting for Godot essay 12
  Folder
Who will bury whom? 13
  Folder
The Woodcuts of Alivisos Tassos 14
  BoxFolder
Two Essays on Bach, 1972 631
  Folder
Bach, J.S., and music - essays, circa 1963 2

Subseries  2. Manuscripts by Other Authors, 1925-1984 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains manuscripts and typescripts of works by writers other than Walter Leuba. Authors include family members (Christopher, Martha, and Mildred Leuba), colleagues and friends (e.g., Robert McCullough), and other individuals. Individual manuscripts are filed separately, with folders arranged alphabetically by name of author and then by title of manuscript, or by primary subject if untitled. Some folders also contain correspondence, notes, photographs, and other materials found with the manuscript. Larger materials have been separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of this subseries.

  BoxFolder
Allegheny County Board of Assistance - For the Duration: October 1942 - October 1943, 1943  151
  Folder
Allegheny County Board of Assistance - For the Duration: October 1943 - October 1944, Vol. 2, 1944 2
  Folder
Anonymous – Mexico 3
  Folder
Bynner, Witter - The Jade Mountain, 1929 4
  Folder
Emerson, Edward - Gypo and Katie 5
  Folder
Emerson, Edward - The Prosecution Rests 6
  Folder
Emerson, Edward and Charles Williams - Love in Upper Sandusky 7
  BoxFolder
Greenhood, David - The Ark and The Cross and Miscellaneous, 1926-1984 161
  Folder
Hayden, Rupert - Poems 2
  Folder
Huxley, Aldous - Essays on writers 3

Typescript with edits on Gilbert White, Ruskin, Wilde, Lessing.

  Folder
Leuba, Christopher - A Trip to Japan, 1978 4
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher - Visit to Nuristan, Summer 1970, 1970 5
  Folder
Leuba, Martha – The Brontës 6
  Folder
Leuba, Mildred – Book reviews 7
  Folder
McCullough, Robert - A Skeptical Look at Official Crime Reports 8
  Folder
McCullough, Robert - Traveling by Freighter, 1978 9
  Folder
Peterson, E.L. - Poems, 1925 - 1935 10

Also includes correspondence from Caroline Norton and writings by Stanley Burnshaw, James Daly, Donald Kirkley, William Geoffrey, Edwin Lewis

  Folder
Storm, Hans Otto - Made in U.S.A. 11
  BoxFolder
Various Authors – Literary essays, 1963-1971 633

Essays by Stanley Burnshaw, Samuel L. Macey

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Series  II. Correspondence, 

Scope and Content Notes

Series contains correspondence between Leuba and a range of personal and professional contacts. Series has been arranged into 4 subseries: (1) Personal Correspondence, (2) Professional Correspondence, (3) Correspondence with Mildred and (4)Correspondence from Walter Leuba. An address book listing Leuba contacts is found at the beginning of Subseries 1 (Personal Correspondence). Except where noted, correspondence is grouped alphabetically by last name or corporate name. The bulk of the letters are addressed to either Walter Leuba; some letters are addressed to Paul Sandoz (Walter Leuba's pen-name), Mildred Leuba, Martha Leuba, and Christopher Leuba (aka Beppo). Correspondents are listed with their spouses when appropriate.

Subseries  1. Personal Correspondence, 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries contains correspondence between Leuba and colleagues, friends, and family. An address book listing Leuba contacts is fund at the beginning of this subseries. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name, where available.

  BoxFolder
Address Books 171
  Folder
[Unknown], 1961-1962 2
  Folder
_____, Bess, circa 1948 3
  Folder
_____, Bob & Beverly, 1963-1968 4
  Folder
_____, Bud, Mary, & Suzy 5
  Folder
_____, Frank, 1927 6
  Folder
_____, Henry, 1928-1940 7
  Folder
_____, Kay & Milton, 1942-1954 8
  Folder
_____, Rosalia & Abe, 1932- 1976 9
  Folder
Armstrong, Ray, 1947- 1976 10
  Folder
Aston, Charles Jr. - University of Pittsburgh, 1971- 1982 11
  Folder
Austern, Norman - University of Pittsburgh, 1965 12
  Folder
Bennett, Alice, 1926-1930 13
  Folder
Bergmann, Robert, 1968-1969 14
  Folder
Bopes, Charles, 1926-1940 15
  Folder
Bridge, Lionel – Sheed and Ward Publishers, 1939 16
  Folder
[Brindle], John ("Jack") & Kaye, 1965- 1976 17
  Folder
Bundy, Esther Vale, 1945- 1986 18
  Folder
Burnshaw, Stanley, 1925-1978 19
  Folder
Bynner, Witter, 1924-1961 20
  Folder
Caldwell, Dr. J.D., 1926 21
  Folder
Clapp, Frederick Mortimer, 1947-1966 22
  Folder
Cohen, Hermann – Chiswick Bookshop, 1963-1971 23
  Folder
Conroy, Jack, 1928 24
  Folder
Crozier, Sid, 1924 25
  Folder
Dawson, Major Ernest & Edith, 1928-1937 26
  Folder
Deval, Laurie – Elkin Mathews Ltd., 1950-1953 27
  Folder
Dilworth, Ernest - postcards, 1937-1967 28
  BoxFolder
Fisher, Francis C. – Brenlove and Fisher, Attorneys at Law (re: Estate of William Dryburgh), 1967-1969 181
  Folder
Frazier, John, 1973-1977 2
  Folder
Frederick, Halsey & Celina, 1961-1963 3
  Folder
Garnett, Porter (transcriptions), 1947-1950 4
  Folder
Geoffrey, William ("Billy") & Elizabeth, 1933-1937 5
  Folder
Geoffrey, William ("Billy") & Elizabeth, 1938-1974 6
  Folder
Gildersleeve, Karl & Nancy, 1962-1985 7
  Folder
Gladis, Pat – University of Pittsburgh, 1971-1977 8
  Folder
Godine, David, 1977 9
  Folder
Goodfellow, Dorothy, 1972-1975 10
  Folder
Gormly, John, 1953 11
  Folder
Greenhood, Clarence David ("Clink") & Billy, 1982-1984 12
  Folder
Gunther, Anne, 1924-1948 13
  Folder
Gunther, Helene, 1927-1942 14
  Folder
Heid, Lee Paul, 1934 15
  Folder
Hoagland, Clayton, 1968-1981 16
  BoxFolder
Hogan, James Denton ("Dinty") (transcriptions), 1923-1929 191
  Folder
Hogan, James Denton ("Dinty"), 1924-1956 2
  Folder
Jaffe, Arthur, 1968-1974 3
  Folder
Kalberer, Edward, Mary & Marus, 1941-1978 4
  Folder
Kallet, Tony, 1977-1978 5
  Folder
Kirkley, Donald, 1926-1931 6
  Folder
Kiter, Bess & Clare, 1954-1963 7
  Folder
Knobelsdorff, Constance, 1934 8
  Folder
Kottler, Barnett, 1962-1964 9
  Folder
Kraft, James – The Witter Bynner Foundation, 1974-1975 10
  Folder
Lehrmann, Louis & Sara, 1957-1963 11
  Folder
Leuba, Armand & Beula, 1927-1958 12
  Folder
Leuba, Cecile ("Tante Cecile"), 1924-1945 13
  Folder
Leuba, Cecile & Jeanne ("Tante Cecile & Tante Jeanne"), 1932-1950 14
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher, 1936-1951 15
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher, 1952-1956 16

Collection Leuba, Christopher, 1970-1978 

Box
20
Folder
1
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher, 1972-1976 2
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher, 1978-1980  3
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher, 1980-1987 4
  Folder
Leuba, Christopher, 1987-1988 5
  BoxFolder
"Christopher Leuba Letters II,"  1938-1963 211-2
  Folder
"Christopher Leuba Letters III,"  1964-1970 3-4
  Folder
"Christopher Leuba Letters IV" part 1 of 2, 1971-1974 5
  BoxFolder
"Christopher Leuba Letters IV" part 2 of 2, 1971-1974 221
  Folder
Leuba, Dick & Mary, 1961-1975 2
  Folder
Leuba, Harald Richard & Lois (nee Reed), & Nancy (nee Kingsbury), 1961-1976 3
  Folder
Leuba, Harald Sandoz Carstensen & Irene, & Charmian (nee Lee), & Dorothy, 1921-1977 4
  Folder
Leuba, Henri & Cecile ("Oma & Opa"), 1910-1918 5
  Folder
Leuba, Lily, 1963-1972 6
  Folder
Leuba, Jeanne ("Tante Jeanne"), 1950-1961 7
  Folder
Leuba, Jeanne (nee Gunther) ("Mother Jeanne"), 1925-1928 8
  Folder
Leuba, Karl, 1961-1962 9
  Folder
Leuba, Martha (nee Volquarts) ("Mother"), 1916-1928 10
  Folder
Leuba, Samuel ("Dad"), 1921-1954 11
  Folder
Leuba, Samuel & Loula (nee Carroll) ("Dad & Mother Lou"), 1938-1949 12
  Folder
Liggett, Thomas – World Peace News, 1974-1977 13
  Folder
Loewinger, Bob, 1959-1974 14
  Folder
Long, Anton, 1971-1979 15
  Folder
Long, Haniel, 1923-1956 16
  BoxFolder
Louis, Frida, circa 1947 231
  Folder
Loveman, Samuel, 1929-1940 2
  Folder
McCullough, Robert, 1960-1966 3
  Folder
McCullough, Robert, 1967-1972 4
  Folder
McCullough, Robert, 1973-1986 5
  Folder
McCullough, Robert – Letters from Mexico, 1959 6
  BoxFolder
McCullough, Robert – Travel Letters, 1965 241
  Folder
McCullough, Robert – Travel Letters, 1973 2
  Folder
Mockel, Henry & Beverly – Pioneer Art Gallery, 1964 3
  Folder
Nesbitt, Alexander and Buchert, Ilse, 1967-1969 4
  Folder
Patterson, Thomas W., 1959 5
  Folder
Pendleton, Marguerite L., 1949-1950 6
  Folder
Porteous, Bob & Ellen, 1965-1975 7
  Folder
Prager, Ruth, 1949 8
  Folder
Ritchie, Ward, 1976-1977 9
  Folder
Rowland, Mary Gwynne 10
  Folder
Sanders, Charles Richard, 1955-1985 11
  Folder
Schlesinger, Rosa, 1987 12
  Folder
Schuman, Anna 13
  Folder
Siegel, Eli, 1925-1964 14
  Folder
Siegel, Eli, 1933-1969 15
  BoxFolder
Smith, Dory A., 1926 251
  Folder
Stanwyck, A.L., 1956-1960 2
  Folder
Starrett, Agnes, 1955-1972 3
  Folder
Stoneburner, Tony, 1969-1971 4
  Folder
Sussman, Naomi (re: Haniel Long), 1976 5
  Folder
Tarleton, Fiswoode, 1923-1926 6
  Folder
Various (Announcements), 1935-1974 7
  Folder
Various (re: Crusade), 1977 8
  Folder
Various (re: Genealogy), circa 1973 9
  Folder
Various (Holiday Cards), 1944-1973 10
  Folder
Various (Illegible or No Last Name), 1926-1979 11
  Folder
Various, 1932-1936 12
  Folder
Various by Author A-F, 1926-1977 13
  Folder
Various by Author G-M, 1924-1972 14
  Folder
Various by Author N-Z, 1899-1976 15
  Folder
Volkmann, Louise ("Großmutter"), 1910-1919 16
  Folder
Wallach, Esther ("Mother"), 1932-1933 17
  Folder
Weinstein, Irving, 1939-1987 18
  Folder
Wilderich, Tom, 1949-1951 19
  Folder
Wittenborn, George, 1960-1962 20
  Folder
Wolf, Robert, 1924-1926 21
  Folder
Zuccala, George, 1924 22

Subseries  3. Professional Correspondence, 1915-1986 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries contains correspondence between Leuba and various editors, publishers, and organizations. Correspondence is grouped alphabetically by last name or corporate name.

  Folder
Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1951-1966 23
  Folder
Carnegie Mellon University, 1970-1979 24
  Folder
The Critic, 1946-1947 25
  Folder
Davis & Warde, Inc., 1970-1983 26
  Folder
The Echo, 1925-1929 27
  Folder
E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1966 28
  Folder
Filby, Bill, 1965-1977 29
  Folder
Fritts, Norman, 1924 30
  Folder
Gehenna Press, 1961-1963 31
  Folder
Harper's Magazine, 1947 32
  Folder
Hastings House, 1946 33
  Folder
Holloway, Mark, 1967 34
  Folder
International Poetry Forum, 1974 35
  BoxFolder
Johansen, Gunnar and Lorraine, 1960-1963 261
  Folder
Lawrence, George H.M., 1965 2
  Folder
Lee, Lawrence, 1966, 1975 3
  Folder
Lhombreaud, Roger, 1952, 1963 4
  Folder
Long, Anton, 1965-1967 5
  Folder
The Macmillan Company, 1934-1952 6
  Folder
Mason, John, 1965-1966 7
  Folder
McIntosh & Otis, Inc., 1936 8
  Folder
Morley, Christopher, 1932-1933 9
  Folder
Morris, Henry, 1918-1919 10
  Folder
Palms Poems, 1923-1973 11
  Folder
Pears, Tom, 1970-1976 12
  Folder
Pittsburgh Bibliophiles, 1964-1973 13
  Folder
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1972-1973 14
  Folder
Rees, Richard, 1930 15
  Folder
Silver, Rollo, 1960-1981 16
  Folder
Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1950-1958 17
  Folder
Stauffacher, Jack Werner, 1974, 1977 18
  Folder
University of Pittsburgh, 1971-1977 19
  Folder
University of Pittsburgh, 1977-1986 20
  Folder
Various, 1915-1976 21
  Folder
Various Authors, 1924-1975 22
  Folder
Voices, 1924-1928 23
  Folder
The Wanderer, 1924-1926 24
  Folder
Wilson, Adrian, 1976 25

Subseries  3. Correspondence with Mildred Leuba, 1926-circa 1930 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries consists of two bound scrapbook volumes of correspondence and other materials. Volume I primarily consists of handwritten letters, photographs, original poetry, and other material, such as telegrams, hotel receipts, and other miscellaneous items. Volume II also contains correspondence from and about Mildred, including a considerable correspondence with Eli Siegel. Both volumes are digitized and presented online in this finding aid.

  BoxFolder
M.L. Vol. I, 1926-1929 271
Online
  Folder
M.L. Vol. II, circa 1930 2
Online

Subseries  4. Correspondence from Walter Leuba, 1921-1974 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries consists of correspondence written by Walter Leuba to various recipients. The letters are arranged chronologically with undated items at the end.

  Folder
Leuba, Walter to Various, 1921-1974 3

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Series  III. ALS and TLS, 1735-1986 

Scope and Content Notes

Series consists of Leuba's collection of Autograph and Typescript Letters, Signed (ALS and TLS) from notable writers, artists, and other public figures. Series includes items dating from 1735 to 1986, although many items are undated. Series is divided into 3 subseries: (1) Letters by Book Illustrators and Printers; (2) Letters by Writers; and (3) Letters by Others. Leuba’s lists of items within his collection are included at the beginning of subseries 1 and 2. These lists include many, though not all of the items in this series.

Subseries  1. Letters by Book Illustrators and Printers, 1818-1986  (Bulk, 1911-1986)

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries contains Leuba's collection of Autograph and Typescript Letters, Signed (ALS and TLS), from 1818 to 1986. Letters are addressed to various recipients, including some to Walter Leuba. A list in Leuba's hand, "Letters, ALS and TLS, of book illustrators and printers" appears at the beginning of the subseries and lists many, though not all, of the ALS and TLS in the subseries.

  BoxFolder
Letters, ALS and TLS, of book illustrators & printers (list) 281
  Folder
Abbe, Elfried, 1956-1974 2
  Folder
Angel – Ardizzone, 1942, 1965 3
  Folder
Armitage, Edward, 1873 4
  Folder
Austein, John, 1938-1940 5
  Folder
Baily – Bennett, 1837, 1960-1961 6
  Folder
Blumenthal, Joseph, 1946-1977 7
  Folder
Bone, Muirhead, 1926-1937, 1986 8
  Folder
Bostock – Callcott, 1818, 1955-1958 9
  Folder
Carter, Will, 1965-1967, 1976 10
  Folder
[Chambers, J] 11
  Folder
Charlot – Coughlin, 1932-1966 12
  Folder
Crane, Walter, 1889-1905 13
  Folder
Craxton, John, 1953 14
  Folder
Creswick, Thomas 15
  Folder
Cruikshank, George, 1844-1877 16
  Folder
Daglish, Eric, 1925 17
  Folder
DePol, John, 1959-1978 18
  Folder
Dalziel – Escher, 1844-1879, 1916, 1964-1966 19
  Folder
Evans, Henry, 1963-1977 20
  Folder
Farleigh, John, 1948-1957 21
  Folder
Fielding – Gill, 1829, 1922-1960 22
  Folder
Glasser, Howard, 1970-1977 23
  Folder
Glick, William, 1961-1973 24
  Folder
Gourdie, Tom, 1966-1979 25
  Folder
Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri, December 12 [1912?] 26
  Folder
Hanna, Boyd, 1971-1981 27
  Folder
Jones, David, 1925-1929 28
  Folder
Kauffer – Kent, 1942-1962 29
  Folder
Kittredge, William, 1929-1933 30
  Folder
Koch – Lamb, 1930-1966 31
  Folder
Leighton, Clare, 1965 32
  Folder
Low, Joseph, 1962-1968 33
  Folder
Lucas – Maynard, 1924-1966 34
  Folder
Nama, George, 1963-1977 35
  Folder
Nash, John, circa 1965 36
  Folder
Nicholson – Pierce, 1920-1956 37
  Folder
Odle, Alan, 1936 38
  Folder
Peterson, Norton, circa 1971-1974 39
  Folder
Ransom, Will, 1945-1948 40
  Folder
Reed- Reimer, 1946-1949 41
  Folder
Rice, Anne Estelle, 1911-1914 42
  Folder
Ross, Thomas, 1973-1977 43
  Folder
Rutherston - Steinhardt, 1921-1957 44
  Folder
Stone, Reynolds & Janet, 1946-1957 45
  Folder
Wall - Zapf, 1915-1964 46

Subseries  2. Letters by Writers, 1735-1974  (Bulk, 1901-1974)

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries contains Leuba's collection of Autograph and Typescript Letters, Signed (ALS and TLS) from 1735 to 1974. Letters are addressed to various people, including some to Walter Leuba. Bulk are in English; some French. A list in Leuba's hand, "Letters of Writers" appears at the beginning of the subseries and lists many, though not all of the ALS and TLS in the subseries.

  BoxFolder
Letters of Writers (list) 291
  Folder
Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1934 2
  Folder
Anthony, Edward 3
  Folder
Armstrong, Martin, 1920-1929 4
  Folder
Auden, Thomas, 1905 5
  Folder
Agassiz – Ashby-Sterry, 1795-1899 6
  Folder
Bailey, B., 1835 7
  Folder
Ball, Edward 8
  Folder
Besant, Walter, 1896 9
  Folder
Bates, Herbert Ernest, 1929-1931 10
  Folder
Binyon, Lawrence, 1914-1952 11
  Folder
Barham – Barrie, 1895, 1924-1926 12
  Folder
Baxter – Beranger, 1833-1874, 1913-1927 13
  Folder
Birrell – Burke, 1884-1900, 1913-1932  14
  Folder
Carlyle, Thomas, 1846-1872 15
  Folder
Chateaubriant [Chateaubriand, François-René, vicomte de] 16
  Folder
Colum, Padraic, 1931 17
  Folder
Cooper, Courtney Ryley, 1922 18
  Folder
Cruden, Robert Peirce, 1826 19
  Folder
Cayley – Craig, 1824-1866, 1904-1929  20
  Folder
Crothers – Dobson, 1800-1850, 1897-1955  21
  Folder
Douglas – Egan, 1790-1830, 1883, 1919-1932  22
  Folder
Erskine, John, 1925 23
  Folder
Fern, Alan, 1965-1967 24
  Folder
Fothergill, Jessie, 1890 25
  Folder
Fuller, Henry B, circa 1920 26
  Folder
Fitzgerald – France, 1886-1914  27
  Folder
Froude, J[ames] A[nthony], circa 1877 28
  Folder
Furnivall – Goldring, 1872, 1902-1932 29
  Folder
Gosse, Edmund, 1869-1921 30
  Folder
Graham – Grey, 1888-1898 31
  Folder
Guedella, Philip 32
  Folder
Guilbert – Housman, 1840, 1890-1923 33
  Folder
Hughes, Richard, 1924 34
  Folder
Howells – Hume, 1842-1886, 1905  35
  Folder
Hutton, Richard Holt, 1872 36
  Folder
Huxley, J. – Lamartine, 1857-1859, 1905-1926  37
  Folder
Lang, A., 1897-1914 38
  Folder
Lecky, W.H., 1872 39
  Folder
Leslie, Shane, 1920-1931 40
  Folder
Lewes, G.H., Mrs. [George Eliot], 1874 41
  Folder
Locker-Lampson – Macauley, 1823-1894, 1920-1968 42
  Folder
Massingham – Moultou, 1849-1894, 1920-1931 43
  Folder
Munden – Powys, 1852-1900, 1912-1947 44
  Folder
Quiller-Couch, Arthur ["Q"], 1912-1935 45
  Folder
Priestley – Repplier, 1909-1939 46
  Folder
Raleigh, Walter Alexander, 1904, 1915 47
  Folder
Read, Herbert, 1919-1929 48
  Folder
Reynolds, Stephen, 1909-1913 49
  Folder
Rhys – Roche, 1895-1920 50
  BoxFolder
Rogers, Samuel 301
  Folder
Ruskin – Sainte-Beuve 2
  Folder
Saintsbury, George, 1886-1929, 1945, 1973-1974 3
  Folder
Shaw – Smith, 1908-1965 4
  Folder
Smith, Sydney, 1825-1843, 1963 5
  Folder
Sotheby – Thornbury, 1860-1930 6
  Folder
Roberts, Charles G.D., 1893 7
  Folder
Robertson, Philip Wilfred, 1932 8
  Folder
Traill, H.D., 1892-1899 9
  Folder
Trollope – Yeats, 1820-1836, 1886-1937 10
  Folder
Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1907 11
  Folder
Walpole, Hugh, 1928 12
  Folder
Wheatly, C. [Charles], 1735 13
  Folder
Winter, William, 1901 14
  Folder
Yates, Edmund, 1857 15

Subseries  3. Letters by Others, circa 1804-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries contains Leuba's collection of Autograph and Typed Letters, Signed (ALS and TLS) from historical and political figures, as well as letters with illegible signatures or unknown profession. Most letters are undated, but range from circa 1804 to 1978. Letters include examples from a Crimean War correspondent, British nobility, and a small group of materials by and about British naturalists, among others. In addition to signed letters, subseries 3 also contains related materials, such as a signed 1807 promissory note between radical publisher and MP, William Cobbett, and Richard Bagshaw. Also, includes one folder of facsimile plates of letters and other items related to Robert Burns, Admiral Rodney, and Sir Nicholas and Nathaniel Bacon.

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Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1886 3016
  Folder
Bandinel, [Bulkeley] [Librarian of the Bodleian] 17
  Folder
Bentham, Jeremy 18
  Folder
Bignold, Samuel, Mayor of Norwich, 1834 19
  Folder
Blessington, [Marguerite, Countess of], to Captain Marryat, circa 1840 20
  Folder
Botfield, Beriah, 1842-1854 21
  Folder
British Naturalists - Asa Gray, Roger Lispey, and Alfred Wallace, 1879, 1907, 1978 22
  Folder
Cambridge, Augusta, [The Duchess of], 1822 23
  Folder
Collins, J.C., 1893 24
  Folder
Gray, Asa, 1879 25
  Folder
Kensington Palace, 1849 26
  Folder
Magee, James M. 27
  Folder
Spencer, [Charles Robert Spencer, Earl], 1887 28
  Folder
Sykes, Mark Masterman, circa 1804 29
  Folder
Promissory note – W[illia]m Cobbett to Rich[ard] Bagshaw, Newsman, 1807 30
  Folder
Facsimiles of 18th century manuscript materials - Sir Nicholas and Sir Nathaniel Bacon; Robert Burns; and Admiral Rodney 31
  Folder
Illegible and/or Unknown, 1742, 1802-1889, 1929 32

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Series  IV. Inventories and Notes, 1820-1977  (Bulk, 1902-1977)

Scope and Content Notes

Series contains notes and inventories related to a variety of subjects and in a variety of formats, including typed and handwritten reading notes, bound journals listing books read, notes and register pages related to Leuba exhibits, and thematic groups of index cards or notecards (e.g. grouped by Leuba by author or artist, lists of first names, and other topics.) Names or subject terms are provided from the first and last pages of binders and noteboxes, where available. Binder pages have been left in the order in which they were bindered, boxed, or fastened (some fastenings have been removed for preservation purposes). Bulk of material is undated, dates are listed where available. Oversize materials have been separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of this Series.

  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous bibliographic records and lists 311
  Folder
Catalog list - “Autograph Letters, Etc. – Miscellaneous” 2
  Folder
Catalog of artists, presses, and publishers, binder 1: Ackermann to Copeland & Day 3
  Folder
Catalog of artists, presses, and publishers, binder 2: Curwen Press to Hanson 4
  Folder
Catalog of artists, presses, and publishers, binder 3: Harbor Press to Ness 5
  Folder
Catalog of artists, presses, and publishers, binder 4: Nordquist to Seymour 6
  Folder
Catalog of artists, presses, and publishers, binder 5: Shephard to Zingg 7
  Folder
Catalog of bibliographic records 8-9

Folder contents include “Calligraphy & The Alphabet,” “Printers & Printing,” artist names, author names.

  BoxVolume
Prints catalog: Binder 1 (of 3) [Abbe, Elfriede – Gross, Anthony] 321
  Volume
Prints catalog: Binder 2 (of 3) [Hainard, Robert – Othon-Friesz, E.] 2
  Volume
Prints catalog: Binder 3 (of 3) [Parker, Agnes Miller – Zortea, F] 3
  Volume
Catalog of Japanese Prints 4
  Volume
Catalog of artists and presses 5
  Volume
Notes and Citations on Saintsbury and others: Binders 1 and 2 6-7
  Folder
Prices recorded by W.L. for the press books in case L-2, 1977 1
  BoxVolume
Subject Terms/ Names Catalog Binders 331-2
  Volume
Catalog Binder "[Gar]nett, [Gre]enhood, [?]ng, [Le]uba" 3
  Volume
Catalog Binder [Jackson, Holbrook - Merimee, Prosper ] 4
  Volume
Catalog Binder “George Saintsbury (1)” 5
  Volume
Catalog Binder “George Saintsbury (2)” 6
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Catalog Binder "Flowers, etc." [Adrian, M/Ferguson - Hylander, C/Johnston, E.F] 341
  Volume
Catalog Binder "Bach, Carlyle, Greece, Rome" 2
  Volume
Catalog Binder "Eliot, Guiney, Pound, Smith" 3
  Volume
Catalog Binder [Cimino, H] 4
  Carton
Notebox of Catalog Pages [Adams, A - Shakespeare] 1
  Carton
Notebox of Catalog Pages [Authors] 2
  Carton
Notebox of Catalog Pages [A-B / Abbot - Basile] 3
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Catalog Notepages [G - P] 351
  Other
Catalog Notepages [Bennet, Richard - Darwin, Bernard] 2
  Other
Catalog Notepages [Benham, W. - Clarendon Press] 3
  Other
Catalog Notepages [Anderson, Edgar - Jones, P] 4
  Other
Catalog Notepages [Darwin, Bernard - g, RMY] 5
  Other
Loose Catalog Notepages 6-9
  Other
Loose Catalog Notepages - List of Poems by WL/PS 10
  Box
Alphabetically Ordered Index Cards 36
  Box
Alphabetically Ordered Index Cards 37
  Box
Loose Index Cards 38
  BoxFolder
Notebooks - Miscellaneous Presses 391
  Folder
Notebooks - Porter Garnett, Curwen Press / Helen Gentry, Oxford, Misc Sets, and Untitled 2
  Folder
Memobooks 3
  Folder
Notecards 4
  Folder
Leuba Print Exhibit Guide and Guest Register 5
  Folder
Leuba Exhibit Notes 6
  Folder
Notes on Woodblock and Wood Engraving Print Techniques, Catalog of Print Collection 7
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Catalog Binder Be-By [Beaumont, Francis – Byron, Lord] 401
  Volume
Catalog Binder C [Cabell, James Branch – Curwen, Henry] 2
  Volume
Catalog Binder D [Daiches, David – Dyer, John] 3
  Other
Catalog Binder E-F [Earle, John – Fung Yu-Lan] 1
  Volume
Catalog Binder G [Gale, Zona – Gwynn, Frederick L.] 4
  Other
Binder H [Haberly, Loyd – Hyde, Walter Woodburn] 2
  Volume
Binder I-K [Ibn Jubayr – Kyd, Thomas] 5
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Binder L [La Fontaine – Lynd, Robert] 411
  Volume
Binder M [Mabie, Hamilton Wright - Musee] 1
  Volume
Binder N-R [Nabokov, Vladimir – Putz, Alfred] 2
  Volume
Binder [Quaife, Milo Milton – Ryder, Arthur William] 3
  Volume
Binder S-Sha [Sackville-West, V. – Seymour, Ralph Fletcher] 4
  Volume
Binder Shand [Shand, P. Morton – Synge, John M.] 5
  Volume
Binder T-Z [Tabb, John Banister – Vulliamy, C.E.] 6
  Volume
Binder W [Waddell, Helen – Zweig, Stefan] 7
  BoxFolder
Misc. notes and clippings, circa 1943 421
  Folder
Reading-Reference Notes I 2-3
  Folder
Reading-Reference Notes II 4-6
  Folder
Women's names 7
  BoxOther
Index cards: first names 431-10
  Folder
First name notes and clippings 1

Folder contents includes poem by Wilder Bentley, 1972.

  BoxFolder
Reading notes and index cards 431-3
  Folder
Books Read: 1931, circa 1931 4
  Folder
Memo book - reading notes 5
  Folder
Notebook - reading notes, 1946-1947 6
  Folder
Notes and spiral-bound notebook 7
  Folder
Notes, clippings, correspondence, 1917-1976 8
  Folder
Clippings and Notes, 1968-1977 9
  Folder
Reading notes, ephemera 10
  Folder
Reading Notes, Correspondence, Ephemera, circa 1929 11
  BoxFolder
Notes 451
  Folder
Notes, 1949-1957 2
  Folder
Notes - The Tempest excerpts 3
  Folder
Notes - Quotes and Prayers 4
  Folder
Notes, Transcriptions, Bibliographies 5
  Folder
Notes and Clippings 6
  Folder
Notes, Diary Pages, Correspondence, 1936-1974 7
  Folder
Literary Magazine Clippings 8-9
  Folder
Notes, Correspondence, Autographs, and Clippings, 1820, 1917, 1933-1970 10
  Folder
Notes, clippings, correspondence, diary, 1926-1971 11
  Folder
Clippings from Times Literary Supplement, 1951-1965 12
  Folder
Miscellaneous Related Material, 1902-1965 13
  BoxFolder
Case File Notes, circa 1937-1947 461
  Folder
Case File Notes, Transcriptions, and Correspondence, 1935-1948 2
  Folder
Case File Transcriptions 3
  BoxFolder
Profile of Helen Clay Frick, 1939 634
  BoxFolder
Oversize prints, sketches, clippings, notes, Bach score 641

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Series  V. Personal Papers, 1868-1988  (Bulk, 1914-1988)

Scope and Content Notes

Series contains personal papers related to Walter and Martha Leuba, including diary pages, genealogy notes, diplomas, and certificates. Series is arranged into 3 subseries: (1) Diaries and Journals, (2) Biography and Genealogy, and (3) Official Documents. Subseries 3 contains oversize materials; oversize items were separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of the subseries. Leuba’s personal papers, especially diary and journal pages, often refer to his book collecting and research activities; for related material, see also Leuba’s reading notes in Series IV (Inventories and Notes).

Subseries  1. Diaries and Journals, 1928-1988 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries consists of personal diary and journals by Walter Leuba, as well as some journal material for Martha Leuba. Includes wall and appointment calendars with detailed personal entries, especially between 1984-1987. Entries describe family life, social work, reflections on prints and literature, and major events such as WWII or the Kennedy assassination. Folders are arranged chronologically; undated materials are found at the end of the subseries.

  BoxFolder
Journal pages typed, 1917-1933 471
  Folder
"Diary 1928," Bound Typescript, 1928 2
  Folder
"Diary 1931-1932," Bound Typescript, 1931-1932 3
  Folder
Journal Pages and Notes typed, circa 1963 4
  Folder
Journal Pages, circa 1963 5
  Folder
Calendars, 1972-1979, 1984-1987 6
  Folder
Days of a Year, 1975 7
  Folder
Martha Leuba Journal, 1988 8
  Folder
Martha Leuba Journal 9
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Pocket Memo Books and Diaries, 1928-1956 481

Subseries  2. Biography and Genealogy, 1868-1980  (Bulk, 1917-1980)

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries includes material collected by Walter Leuba from and about family members. Includes biographical material written by Leuba and others. Also includes genealogy materials, such as birth and marriage certificates from family members, as well as war ration books and passenger lists from 1926 transatlantic crossing and other materials.

  BoxFolder
Family Records and Photographs, 1921-1925 482
  Folder
Family Records and Genealogy, Notes, and Correspondence, 1925-1976 3
  Folder
Family Records, Misc Documents, 1868-1976 4
  Folder
Personal and Family Notes, 1917-1942, 1970 5
  Folder
Genealogy Notes, 1935-1980 6
  Folder
Oral Interview with Walter Leuba by Lawrence Howard, 1973 7

Subseries  3. Official Documents, 1914-1986 

Scope and Content Notes

Subseries contains a range of medical, financial, and professional documents related to Walter, Martha, and Mildred Leuba, including birth, marriage, and death certificates. Additional vital records related to members of the extended Leuba family were collected by Leuba in separate genealogy files and can be found in Subseries 2 (Biography and Genealogy). Oversize items have been separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of this Subseries.

  BoxFolder
Department of Public Assistance Certificates - Martha Leuba, 1944 488
  Folder
Mildred Leuba - Death, 1932-1944 9
  Folder
Social Security, Retirement, and Misc., 1925-1968 10
  Folder
Financial, Retirement, and Misc., 1954-1969 11
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516 Jacksonia Payments, 1947-1955 491
  Folder
516 Jacksonia - Insurance and Assessment, 1979-1985 2
  Folder
Personal Documents - Passports, Diplomas, Misc., 1925-1948 3
  Folder
Financial, Medical, and Misc., 1945-1975 4
  Folder
Medical, Insurance and Real Estate Tax Documents, 1948-1978 5
  Folder
Real Estate Tax Documents, 1970-1985 6
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Documents - wills, funeral arrangements for Walter and Martha Leuba, 1958-1986 635
  Folder
Documents – Walter Leuba death certificate, misc., 1914-1985 6
  Folder
Documents - medical, home appliance contracts, 1939-1949 7
  Folder
Documents - 516 Jacksonia deeds, birth and marriage certificates, 1925- 1962 8
  BoxFolder
Oversize - Martha Dryburgh, Pittsburgh High Schools diploma, 1925 644
  Folder
Oversize - Martha Dryburgh, B.S. diploma, University of Pittsburgh, 1930 5

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Series  VI. Photographs, 1899-1984 

Scope and Content Notes

Series consists of albums, loose, and framed photos. Albums cover a range of subjects, including groups of family photos and albums documenting places and homes (516 Jacksonia in particular). Bulk of the materials are undated; dates are provided where available. Oversize items have been separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of this Series.

  BoxFolder
Photo Album [Samuel Leuba], 1900-1959 501
  Folder
Photo Album [Martha and Walter Leuba], 1967-1978 2-3
  Folder
Photo Album (1 of 2), 1923-1967 4
  BoxFolder
Photo Album (2 of 2), 1923-1967 511
  Folder
Photo Album [Leuba Family], 1899-1962 2-3
  Folder
Photo Album [516 Jacksonia and other places], 1925, 1949-1966 4
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Photo Album [516 Jacksonia], 1949-1951 521
  Folder
Photo Album [Harald Leuba and Family], 1926-1959 2
  Folder
Photo Album [Chris and Mildred Leuba], 1911-1975 3
  Folder
Album of Snapshots [Garden, Family, and Misc.] 4
  BoxFolder
Panorama Brand Index Photo Album [Family and misc.], 1946-1961 531
  Folder
Bentley, Wilder (The Acorn Press), 1934 2
  Folder
Poems of Walter Leuba Window Display - Prints and Slides, circa 1965-1968 3
  Folder
Walter Leuba, Book Exhibit, and Other People 4
  Folder
McCulloughs and Leubas - family events, 1973-1984 5
  Folder
Leuba Family and Others 6
  Folder
516 Jacksonia - Taken by Dick Edwards 7
  Folder
Misc. Loose Photographs 8
  Folder
Misc. Loose Photographs, 1968 9
  BoxFolder
Framed - Haniel Long, by Ernest Knee 541
  Folder
Framed - Hans Otto Storm 2
  Folder
Framed and signed Carte-de-visite, I[J?] A. F[unds?] 3
  Folder
Framed - Portrait, man in uniform 4
  Folder
Framed - Photos and Silhouette of Children 5
  Folder
Framed - Family portraits 6
  Folder
Framed - Miniature and small photos 7
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Negatives - Canal Book, circa 1954 551
  Folder
Negatives - Walter Leuba 2
  Folder
Negatives [5x7], circa 1927 3
  Folder
Negatives 4
  Folder
Negatives 5
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Oversize Photographs of Walter Leuba 642
  Folder
Oversize Landscape and Flower Photographs 3

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Series  VII. Scrapbooks, 1838-1980  (Bulk, 1918-1980)

Scope and Content Notes

Series includes bound scrapbook volumes and loose scrapbook pages, circa 1918 - 1980 (bulk undated). The bulk of the material consists of newspaper clippings about literary topics. Loose clippings are inserted between the covers and pages of most scrapbooks. Other pages include collections of dried leaves, photographs, and concert programs, and other items. Oversize items have been separated for storage purposes and are listed at the end of this series. Additional scrapbook volumes of correspondence can be found in Series II, Subseries 3 (Correspondence with Mildred Leuba).

  BoxFolder
Bound Literary Clippings Scrapbook, circa 1934–1946 561
  Folder
Bound Literary Clippings - Austen, Johnston and others, circa 1939-1946 2
  Folder
Bound Clippings Scrapbook - Obituaries, Poems, etc., circa 1926–1979 3
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Dried Leaves - Press Book 571
  Folder
Bound Scrapbook of Clippings, circa 1957–circa 1980 2
  Folder
Bound Scrapbook of Clippings, 1838-1976  3

Includes m.s. and published poems by Walter Leuba

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Concert and Recital Programs, circa 1918–circa 1946 581-2
  Folder
Theatre Program Scrapbook pages, 1923-1937 3
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Bound Literary Clippings Scrapbook, circa 1933 - circa 1945 591
  Folder
Bound Literary Clippings Scrapbook, circa 1934 - circa 1945  2
  Folder
Bound Literary Clippings Scrapbook, circa 1946 – circa 1947 3
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Bound Literary Clippings Scrapbook, circa 1946 - circa 1947 601

Collection Bound Gardening Scrapbook, circa 1948- circa 1950 

Folder
2
  Folder
Bound Art, Woodcut and Book Plates Scrapbook 3
  Volume
Oversize Scrapbooks, circa 1929-1937 1-2

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Series  VIII. Ephemera, 1890-1973  (Bulk, 1922-1973)

Scope and Content Notes

Series contains clippings and printed matter related to Leuba's collecting activities, event programs, announcements, and other ephemera. Bulk of items are undated; dates are provided where available.

  BoxFolder
Clippings and printed matter, 1948-1959, 1970-1971 611
  Folder
Events and Announcements, 1947-1973 2
  Folder
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Program and Review of Chris Leuba, 1946 3
  Folder
Calligraphy Practice, with instructor notes, 1964 4
  Folder
P. Duschnes private printing, "Two Chapters from an Unfinished Autobiography: Confessions of a Dealer in Rare Books,"  1969 5
  Folder
Advertisements, 1893 6
  Folder
International Poetry Forum Program, 1970 7
  Folder
Music Programs, 1925-1943 8
  Folder
Pittsburgh Bibliophiles Meeting Announcements and Invitations, 1964-1973 9
  Folder
Programs and invitations, 1890-1968 10
  Folder
Postage stamps, 1951-1952, 1976 11
  Folder
Long, Haniel, 1922-1965 12
  Folder
Long, Haniel, 1924-1937 13
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US and PA maps, 1939 and undated 639
  Folder
Limited Editions Club newsletter, 1929-1930 10
  Folder
Articles and newspapers, 1953-1972 11
  Folder
Framed newsclipping - Inscribed for Mildred by Eli Siegel, 1926 12

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Series  IX. Woodblocks 

Scope and Content Notes

Consists of 6 woodblocks and related items. Includes a linoleum block of Leuba's home (516 Jacksonia Street) and various other patterns.

  BoxItem
516 Jacksonia linoleum block 621
  Item
Large paisley design woodblock 2
  Item
Two leaf pattern woodblocks 3-4
  Item
Asian characters woodblock and print 5
  Item
Woodblock roller 6

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