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Edna Beilenson

book publisher , designer.

Edna Beilenson, American book publisher, designer. Recipient Goudy award Rochester Institute Technology, 1980. Fellow Royal Society Arts, London; member Typophiles, American Printing History Association (trustee), Friends of Morgan Library.; Club: Grolier.


Beilenson, Edna was born on June 16, 1909 in New York City. Daughter of John and Anna (Beilenson) Rudolph.


Bachelor of Arts, Hunter College, 1928.


. Owner, Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1930-1981. President Walpole Printing Office, Mount Vernon. Free-lance designer children’s books.

Books exhibited Fifty Books of the Year, Best Children’s Books of the Year. Director, vice president American Institute Graphic Arts, 1953-1957, president, 1958-1960. Director The Goudy Society, 1967-1968, Chairman of the Board, 1968-1974, 78-81, honorary Chairman of the Board, 1974-1981, president, 1975-1977.

President the Distaff Side.


  • Author: Festive Cookery, 1951. Recipes Mother Used to Make, 1952. ABC of Casseroles, Canapes, others (series), Holiday Cook Book Series, Simple French Cookery, Simple Italian Cookery, others.

    Editor: Little Riddle Book, Little Quiz Book, Little Joke Book. (as Elisabeth Deane) Gift of Friendship, Gentle Thoughts, Words of Love, Gift of Prayer.


Fellow Royal Society Arts, London. Member Typophiles, American Printing History Association (trustee), Friends of Morgan Library. Club: Grolier.


Married Peter Beilenson, July 20, 1930.; married second, Joseph E. Barmack, June 19, 1966 (divorced 1975). Children: Anthony C., Roger N., Elizabeth R.

John Rudolph

Anna (Beilenson) Rudolph

Peter Beilenson

Joseph E. Barmack

Anthony C. Beilenson

Roger N. Beilenson

Elizabeth R Beilenson