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Wells, James M.



  • Existence: 1917 - 2014

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John Blew collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.

Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870-1999

Rosenthal/Mardersteig collection

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-RosOB

Correspondence and subject files relating to Samuel R. Rosenthal’s collection of the work of Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977) and his Officina Bodoni press (1923-1977).

Dates: 1954-1994

Series 01: James M. Wells papers, 1951-1984

Identifier: NL Archives 03/21/01
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, etc., documenting Wells' Newberry career and his many connections with colleagues and organizations in the fields of printing history and book arts. Wells' correspondence file, dating from his first years at the Newberry, contains letters from staff members (Pargellis, Towner, etc.), from calligraphers, fine printers, type designers, and others associated with typographic arts (Banks, Barker, Crutchley, DaBoll, Dreyfus, Hayes, Howes,...
Dates: 1951-1984

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Collection 2
Archival Object 1
Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Americana -- Collectors and collecting 1
Antiquarian booksellers 1
Audiocassettes 1
Book collecting 1