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Pri. Printing History and Book Arts

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Identifier: Pri
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:

Nathan Cahoon Geer letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT Case-Wing-MS-+Z311 .G27
Abstract Collection of letters to and from Chicago printer Geer, relating to printing in Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois. Also included Scale and prices for book and job printing ... [Peoria, 1859] and A catalogue of the different varieties, of printing ... [Chicago : Geer & Wilson] 1846.
Dates: 1846-1854

Norma B. Rubovits papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rubo
Abstract Professional files and decorated, especially marbled papers assembled by Chicago paper artist Norma B. Rubovits. The specimen papers include about 1200 marbled by Ms. Rubovits herself and about as many marbled sheets that she acquired by exchange from other artists. Also here, many antique marbled endpapers salvaged from bindery waste.
Dates: 1800s-2009; Majority of material found within 1964 - 2009

Oswald Bruce Cooper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Cooper
Abstract Papers of Oswald Cooper, Chicago lettering artist, advertising designer and type designer best known for his Cooper Black and Cooper Bold typefaces. Includes art work for type designs; art boards, proofs and finished advertising pieces; and limited correspondence. There is also a file on patent cases of 1926-1928, and Cooper's testimony before Congress on the originality of typefaces, and ephemera from other artists.
Dates: 1903-1953; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1939

P22 Type Foundry ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z250-P88-1991
Abstract Various ephemera including promotional pieces, letterheads, catalogs, decals, booklets, font discs, product packaging, and other material and objects relating to or produced by P22 Type Foundry.
Dates: 1991-2014

Paper specimen collection

 Collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-TS1220-N49
Abstract A collection of paper specimen sheets, catalogs, binding materials, and other advertising materials issued primarily by paper companies. Geographic coverage includes primarily the United States and continental Europe.
Dates: approximately 1900-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2010

Parkhurst Press records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Park
Abstract Massachusetts job printer during the first half of the 20th century. Collection includes juvenile printing efforts of Tommy Parkhurst, ephemera from the Press, including tickets, labels, blotters, announcements and letterhead. There is also correspondence and records relating to the running of the press.
Dates: 1864-1962; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1949

P.C. Darrow Printing Company collection

 Collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-P113 P33-1890
Abstract Various materials including promotional pieces, letterheads, letterhead envelopes, calendars, and a circular relating to the P.C. Darrow Printing Company.
Dates: 1890-1909

Platt R. Spencer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spencer
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the...
Dates: 1827-1951; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1900

Portraits of Writing Masters and Mistresses

 Collection
Identifier: Case Wing oversize-NE390-P67
Abstract Collection of 170 prints and manuscripts produced primarily in Europe between 1595 and 1878, the bulk of which were produced between 1650 and 1780. Most items were produced in London. The majority of items are portrait prints of writing masters and penmen, though there are also examples of writing samples, calligraphic art portraying religious scenes or theologians, as well as correspondence.
Dates: approximately 1595 to approximately 1878; Majority of material found within 1650 - 1780

R. Ford Bentley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Bentley
Abstract Personal, family, and professional papers including photographs and genealogical materials relating to Robert Ford Bentley, Chicago marketing and advertising executive with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. Also includes promotional materials and correspondence pertaining to many of the printing related companies that Ford worked for.
Dates: approximately 1830-1990; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1970

R. Hoe & Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Hoe
Abstract R. Hoe & Company was the largest manufacturer of printing presses and press equipment in the U.S. during the 19th century. Collection consists of incoming letters to the Hoe Company from customers in many states and several European and Latin American countries, deriving from 3 or more letter books of 1858, 1873 and 1877-1878. There are also some 1873-1878 internal memos, patent correspondence, and letters from regional agents of the Hoe Company.
Dates: 1858-1878

R. Hunter Middleton letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-8
Abstract Typed letters (carbon copies) of Robert H. Middleton in reply to autograph letters signed, chiefly by Hilary D.C. Pepler, Edward M. Catich, and others. Letters relate to an exhibition of Eric Gill's prints at the Newberry Library, February 1949, sponsored jointly by the Library and the Society of Typographic Arts. The exhibition was subsequently shown at various others places in the United States during all of 1949. Correspondence after this date relates to the sale of individual items from...
Dates: 1949-1952

Rand McNally and Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rand
Abstract Business records of the Rand McNally Company, established in 1856 in Chicago. The firm became well known for its cartographic publishing, but also produced a variety of trade books, textbooks, periodicals, and printing jobs such as railroad tickets and coupons. Includes records of financial, marketing, and production activities, including correspondence; visual materials, including photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks; printing artifacts and samples, etc.
Dates: 1856-1996

Raymond Franklin DaBoll Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-DaBoll
Abstract Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Chicago calligrapher and designer Raymond F. DaBoll; includes ephemera from other artists.
Dates: 1905-1982; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1982

Robert Hunter Middleton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Middleton
Abstract Diaries, notes, original manuscripts of writings, design art, correspondence, financial records, printed ephemera, and type specimens from the collection of Robert Hunter Middleton, type designer and fine printer.
Dates: 1921-1985

Robert Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Williams
Abstract Sketches and finished pieces of design work by Robert Williams, a Chicago-based calligrapher. Many of the pieces were designed for events or special documents for the Newberry Library. Also includes some correspondence to and from Williams.
Dates: approximately 1977-2008

Rosenthal/Mardersteig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-RosOB
Abstract 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

Roy Langley papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Lang
Abstract Calligrapher and artist who studied at the School of the Art Institute, and who worked an art instructor in Iowa before becoming Director of the Sioux City Art Museum. Collection includes notes, course papers, photos, correspondence, and examples of Langley's work, including book jackets, menus, brochures, and certificates.
Dates: 1909-1981; Majority of material found within 1951 - 1961

Ruth Justus Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Justus
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and calligraphic works by Ruth Justus, an American calligrapher who taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The bulk of incoming correspondence from 1958 to 1962 relates to a book calligraphed by Justus titled “This is Minnesota” and reader responses to newspaper articles about learning calligraphy.
Dates: 1951-1983; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1970

Sidney Kramer papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Kramer
Abstract Letters, research material and works by book dealer and publisher Kramer, perhaps best known for his monumental work, A History of Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Co. with a bibliography of their publications, 1893-1905.
Dates: 1934-1946

Society of Typographical Arts workshop records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-STA
Abstract Files pertaining to the Society of Typographical Arts workshop, organized in 1952 (and located at the Newberry Library until 1981) to give its member the opportunity to learn to use, design and experiment with type and block prints for letterpress printing. Included are files about the workshop as well as samples of material produced by members.
Dates: 1980-1995

Sol Malkoff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Malkoff
Abstract Correspondence, writings, teaching materials, original design work, and research notes by calligrapher and designer Sol Malkoff.
Dates: 1944-1992

Solomon Lewis Switzer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Switzer
Abstract Chicago-area poet and children’s book author. Documents concerning A Trolley Ride Through Story Land (1915); manuscripts of poems by Switzer.
Dates: 1911-1929

Stanton A. Friedberg autograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-33
Abstract Autographed letters collected by Stanton A. Friedberg from pathologists Anton Frederick Hohl (1789-1862), Ludwig Traube (1818-1876), Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836), and anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840). Some letters include English translations by Friedberg (some written on Dr. Staton A. Friedberg letterhead, Chicago, 189[blank]).
Dates: approximately 1809-1876

Stone & Kimball records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Stn
Abstract Papers of late 19th-early 20th century Chicago book publisher Stone & Kimball, consisting of original manuscripts and correspondence (primarily that of Herbert S. Stone) and authors George Ade, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, and Eugene Field, among others. Correspondence is supplanted with photographs, original manuscripts, plays, writings, art posters, drawings, prints, newspaper clippings, contracts, agreements, receipts, and artifacts. The bulk of the collection includes material...
Dates: 1883-1971