Porte Publishing Company records, 1916-1969

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Porte Publishing Company
Title
Porte Publishing Company records
Dates
1916-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0182
Summary
The Porte Publishing Company records (1916-1969) reflect the life of Roy Trewin Porte (1876-1936) and his intense interest in the field of printing and publishing.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Roy Trewin Porte was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, on 8 May 1876. His love of press work came to him as a child when he prepared small printing jobs on a hand press in his mother's home. He moved to North Dakota and became a printer and editor of various papers. In 1916, he moved his family to Salt Lake City, Utah, to assume the position of secretary of the Ben Franklin Club. He published the first edition of the Price List which became well-known as The Franklin Printing Catalog. In 1924, Porte established the Porte Publishing Company to continue publishing the catalog. Porte traveled widely speaking before printing organizations and aiding in humanitarian efforts. Roy Porte died 21 July 1936.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Porte Publishing Company records (1916-1969) reflect the life of Roy Trewin Porte (1876-1936) and his intense interest in the field of printing and publishing. Included are business records, reports, and accounts of the company, as well as correspondence, speeches, articles, brochures, and publications.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roy Trewin Porte, 1976.

Gift of Judy Jarrow (box 4, folder 11) in 2005.

Processing Note

Processed by Ruth Yeaman in 1980.

Addendum processed by Betsey Welland in 2013.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0182).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal and Company MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-2
Clubs and Memberships
1 3
Emblems, Ribbons, Badges, etc.
1 4-6
Greeting Cards
1937-1942
1 7
Honors
1923-1936
1 8
Obituary and Tributes
1 9
Tributes, Correspondence
1936-1937
1 10
Tributes, Published
1936
1 11
Roy Trewin Porte, Printed Sketch by R. H. Sommer
1921
1 12
Porte Publishing Company Papers
Included are speeches and articles.
1916-1935
2 1
Ink Sketch of Roy Trewin Porte
By Karl S. Woeneer, inscribed to Rhoda A. Porte.
2 2
"To the Memory of Roy Trewin Porte"
1937
Volume
2 1
Scrapbook
Labeled "Press Clippings," this scrapbook also includes brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, broadsides, programs, and obituaries.
Folder
3 1
Roy T. Porte, Printing Throughout the World
1928
3 2
Tours, India and Italy
Speeches about Porte and printing.
3 3
Tours, Ceylon
Writings on palm material.
1927
3 4
Tours, China and Manchuria
Letters.
1932-1938
3 5-6
Tours, India
Letters.
1927-1946
3 7
Letters
Between Porte and Khaldaman Singh.
1935
3 8
Tours, Mexico and Central America
Passenger list, business cards, brochures, letters, and announcements
1926-1936
3 9
Tours, South Seas
Program, passenger lists, article, and pamphlets.
1929
3 10
Tours, West Indies
Article.
1931
3 11
Tours, World
Logs, passenger lists, articles, and pamphlets.
1926-1934
3 12
Alaska Trip
Letters from various editors, publishers, and acquaintances.
1939
4 1
Title Pages
Photocopies of title pages from books published by Porte Publishing Company.
1921-1932
4 2
Publications
Various publications on printing.
1933-1949
4 3-10
Accountant and Auditor Reports
1940-1969
4 11
Advertisements and Promotional Brochures
1958
item
4 1
Printing Block

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Printing--Utah

Personal Names

  • Porte, R. T. (Roy Trewin), 1876- (contributor)

Corporate Names

  • Porte Publishing Company--History--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Articles
  • Business records
  • Reports
  • Speeches