Pri. Printing History and Book Arts
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This topic covers typographers, book artists, calligraphers, designers, book artists, bookbinders, and fine or limited edition booksellers. It also includes book historians and clubs devoted to the history of the printed word and fine press books.
Found in 148 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Sketches, drawings, and examples of the "Murray Hill" type, from type designer Emil J. Klumpp (1912-1997). Includes handwritten notes attached to examples of the type, and an advertisement for the Murray Hill type design from the Typography Shop, Atlanta, Georgia.
Abstract Autographs collected by Emma Corkum, some with poetry and drawings, from friends and family in New Ross (Nova Scotia), Wakefield (Massachusetts), Boston, and New York City; most dated between 1882 and 1894.
Abstract Chiefly correspondence between the Enquirer Printing Co. and the circuses for which it printed between 1948 and 1978. There are also photocopies of some ledger sheets from the 1920s concerning shipments to theater companies.
Abstract Correspondence and related materials, 1956-1971, of Ernest J. Wessen of the Midland Rare Book Company of Mansfield, Ohio, and Joseph F. Dush, an Ohio book collector who acquired much of his collection from Wessen. Also contains correspondence with Arthur Duncan, Jim Scott, biographical material and photographs of Wessen, and four dealer catalogs.
Dates: 1942-1999; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1971
Abstract Chicago designer and calligrapher, founding head of the Department of Printing Arts of the School of the Art Institute, and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1931-1947. Collection focuses on Detterer's career before he came to the Newberry Library, and includes notes, memorabilia, correspondence, drawings, sketches, rubbings, and a few finished art works, including many by his Art Institute students.
Dates: 1897-1968; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1931
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Boge Rubbings
Abstract 343 rubbings of inscriptional stones, chiefly in Florence and Rome, made to exemplify Roman capital letter forms and early Christian symbolism. Mostly art originals, a few photocopies.
Abstract Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Garrett A. Boge, lettering artist and type designer based in Kansas City, Seattle, and Rome, Italy.
Dates: 1971-2013; Majority of material found within 1982 - 2009
Abstract Professional and some personal papers of Chicago and California designer and photographer, Gene Dekovic, who worked as a freelancer for most of his life. These files include professional papers relating to design and publishing ventures, and to a lesser extent his career as a photographer and author.
Abstract Letters, postcards and printed ephemera addressed to or relating to George A. Seaman, a practical printer in Chicago, Ill. and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Included are letters and cards from Robert Hilton of The British Printer, W. McKetcham of the Poughkeepsie News-Press and News-Telegraph, and James W. Hinkley of the American Graphic Company.
Abstract Prominent German-American calligrapher and one of the most admired designers of book jackets in the United States. Papers consist chiefly of art work, correspondence, contracts, and printed materials relating to design projects executed in New York along with earlier German design projects. Also includes correspondence with American and German colleagues (some in German), most notably Walter Brudi, Kurt Schauer, E.F.H Schneidler, and Jeanyee Wong; drafts of articles by Salter; papers relating...
Abstract Original lettering work by self-employed Detroit artist Gerald "Jerry" Campbell (Campbell/Isbell Alphabets), some personal and some for commercial clients, including many in the automobile industry. Includes Christmas cards, sketches, and drawings.
Abstract Chicago calligrapher, illuminator, and designer. The papers consist largely of roughs and correspondence relating to freelance design and lettering projects. There are also a few student works and some juvenalia.
Abstract Collection of more than 4700 bookplates and related ephemera assembled by Lithuanian–American publisher and scholar, Gintautas Vezys. Bookplates were individually designed and hand-printed, and were executed by primarily Lithuanian artists.
Dates: approximately 1958-approximately 2006
Abstract Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elisabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and...
Dates: 1861-1922; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1921
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z249-M457
Abstract 113 various Harris-Seybold Company publications and advertising materials created and collected by account executive John A. McKinven, between 1945 and 1956. The Harris-Seybold Company was a leading manufacturer of lithographic and letterpress printing equipment, and was located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Abstract Collection of letters, photographs, diaries, writings, business records, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago native and longtime Rand McNally employee Bennet B. Harvey, his wife Dorothy Wegener Harvey, their son Bennet B. Harvey, Jr., and their ancestors, many of whom were early Chicago settlers and involved in the development of the city. Families represented include Botsford, Chapin, Fisk, Gehrke, Harvey, and Wegener.
Dates: 1800-2007; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1984
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-H433 H45-1973
Abstract 102 items created by Helaine Victoria Press between 1973 and 1995. Includes postcards, bookmarks, catalogs, newsletters, promotional materials, broadsides, and other printed ephemera.
Dates: 1973-1995; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1989
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Sclair Ephemera
Abstract Memorial cards and ribbons, funeral programs, cemetery and mortuary advertisements and signs, and other printed ephemera relating to death, mourning, and the funeral industry, collected by scholar Helen A. Sclair.
Identifier: VAULT folio-Wing-MS-49
Abstract Letters, postcards, drafts of essays; all concerning the origin of the American point system invented by Nelson Crocker Hawks, on Hawks' career as an early California type founder, and on such other early California printing industry figures as W.F. Shattuck, Andrew Foreman, William Faulkner, and others.
Identifier: VAULT folio-Wing-MS-50
Abstract Correspondence and ephemera from the files of Henry Lewis Bullen, including a description in Spanish of the career of Mexico City printer José de Jáuregui; 2 photographs of R.W. Wilson; two ms. poems on bookbinding.
Abstract A variety of files concerning the Chicago Typographical Union (Local 16), and its parent organization the International Typographical Union, compiled by the Union's unofficial historian, Henry Rosemont. Includes ephemera, manuscript and printed materials relating to the union activities, Rosemont's research notebooks about unions and union history, and information about other labor and trade groups. There is extensive information about the Chicago newspaper strike of 1947-1949.
Dates: approximately 1920s-1979
Abstract Correspondence and notes concerning the copy of Isaiah Thomas's A specimen of Isaiah Thomas's printing types. Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts : By Isaiah Thomas, 1785. which was acquired from Cohen's Chiswick Book Shop in 1954 by the Newberry Library. Correspondents include Leslie E. Bliss, John Eliot Alden, R.W.G. Vail, Roland Orvil Baughman, and Philip Hofer.