Edward Epstean papers, 1923-1942
Pioneer in photoengraving and a collector of literature on photography.
Scope and Contents
This material is chiefly letters concerning the acquisition of books on photography, book lists, dealers' bills, and correspondence
relating to Mr. Epstean's gifts of photographic books, etc. to Columbia University and the Library of Congress. There are
five boxes of pictures (photographic portraits) of Epstean and other individuals. Also, the typescript of Epstean's translation
of Josef Eder's HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY and the galley proofs with Epstean's handwritten corrections; and three loose leaf
binders containing reprints and typescripts of articles and speeches by Epstean, and letters of congratulation to him on his
receiving several awards.