Pri. Printing History and Book Arts
Found in 147 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
Original calligraphic and illuminated work by self-employed New York artist, together with correspondence, photographs of commissioned work, some study materials.
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.
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.
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.
Correspondence between Frederic Warde and William A. Kittredge with a few related items.
Consists mostly of letters written by wood engraver Kredel to Joseph Graves from 1948-1960.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
102 items created by Helaine Victoria Press between 1973 and 1995. Includes postcards, bookmarks, catalogs, newsletters, promotional materials, broadsides, and other printed ephemera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.