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Harold Hugo papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1785
Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal and professional papers accumulated by American printer and businessman Harold Hugo over the course of his career at the Meriden Gravure Company. Materials include personal and professional correspondence, writings, publishing prospectuses and drafts of printed works, papers of professional organizations, school records, book plates, printed ephemera, print books and pamphlets, photographs, financial records, and computer media. Also included are clippings and periodicals related to Hugo or printing processes, as well as correspondence and writings related to Hugo’s death and memorial services.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 4 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harold Hugo Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gregg Hugo, 2018, and Old Sturbridge Village, 2019.


Materials in Box 1 maintain order found at time of acquisition, and the remainder of the collection is arranged alphabetically by file title, with computer media filed at the end of the sequence.

1922 - 2016
Majority of material found within 1928 - 1989
1.29 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Hugo, Harold
Language of Materials