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Irwin Glusker collection

Identifier: V007

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Irwin Glusker collection consists of ephemera and printed material collected while researching the content for the 1986 book, Southerners: Portrait of a People that he co-created with Charles Kuralt. Glusker was responsible for the look of Southerners in its design and pictorial content. He searched archives, libraries and historical societies throughout the South gathering copies of originals to document Kuralt's narrative.

The collection consists of the ephemera he collected along the way, including stereographs, circa 1900, and postcards, brochures, articles, museum guides, programs and posters, the bulk of which from the 1950s to the 1980s.


  • circa 1900-1983


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Irwin Glusker

Irwin Glusker was a designer and visual artist. He authored American Testament: Fifty Great Documents of American History and edited A Southern Album: Recollections of some people and places and times gone by (1975). He creating pictorial aesthetics for magazines and books including Charles Kuralt's Southerners: Portrait of a People (1986) and volumes published by the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum. Glusker also created the perpetual calendar for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and a sculpture of rowers in New York City's Central Park.


0.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Irwin Glusker collection consists of ephemera, 1880-1986, pulled from material gathered while researching the content for the 1986 book, Southerners: Portrait of a People that he co-created with Charles Kuralt.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Irwin Glusker, 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Hilary Morrish at the file level, Februrary 4, 2020.

Processing Information

Processed by Hilary Morrish, January-February 2020. During processing, material duplicated at other repositories or from printed sources was removed from the collection.
Irwin Glusker
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Hilary Morrish
February 4, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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