The Olga Hirsch collection of decorated papers, bequeathed in 1968, comprises over 3,500 sheets of paper and around 130 books in paper wrappers or with decorated end-leaves.
There are hand-made papers from the 16th century onwards, and also later, machine-made papers. Various techniques of decorating paper are represented: there are brush-coated, sprinkled, sprayed, flock, marbled, block-printed, embossed, and metallic-varnish papers, as well as book jackets and 20th-century artists' papers.
This handlist was compiled from Olga Hirsch's own arrangement. The collection itself is fragile and may only be seen by arrangement with the Curator of Bookbindings.
|Box 3||Box 4||Box 5||Box 6||Box 7||Box 8||Box 9||Box 10||Box 11|
|Box 12||Box 13||Box 17||Box 18||Box 19||Box 20||Box 22||Box 23|
|Box 24||Box 25||Box 26||Box 27||Box 28||Box 29||Box 30||Box 33|
|Box 37||Box 38||Box 39||Box 40||Box 41||Box 42||Box 43||Box 50|
|Small box 1||Small box 2||Small box 3||Small box 4||Small box 5|
|Folder 1||Folder 2||Folder 14||Folder 15||Folder 16|
|Folder 21||Folder 31||Folder 32||Folder 34||Folder 35||Folder 36|
|Folder 44||Folder 45||Folder 46||Folder 47||Folder 48||Folder 49|