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 Calligrapher and original member of the New York Society of Scribes who worked as corporate calligrapher for Citicorp, and who also authored three books on calligraphy. Papers include printed work (menus, book covers, certificates, etc.), printed work by other calligraphers, and files on various styles of writing.
Abstract Personal papers of Michigan-based calligrapher Susan Skarsgard. Includes files relating to her service as editor of Quill magazine, the organ of the Michigan Association of Calligraphers. This includes a run of the magazine and administrative files, plus an additional two boxes of original lettering art and other files relating to the Quill special issue Vol. 10 No. 2, a portfolio of calligraphy by artists from around the world. Also includes a General Motors concept car portfolio, "Twelve for...
Abstract Letters, illustration samples, telegram, and photograph, dated between July 21, 1939 and Jan. 28, 1965, concerning the illustration work done by Susanne Suba of New York, for William A. Kittredge, of R.R. Donnelley's Lakeside Press, and the Chicago book design and publishing scene in general during the 1940s.
Dates: 1939-1965; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1948
Abstract Books, posters, postcards, zines, a wall clock, and other items designed by Tanner Woodford, a Chicago-based designer. Woodford is co-founder, chairman, and executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, maker of Iterative Work, and lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Abstract Original art work, correspondence, and printed pieces by designer, art director, and Carl Street Studio resident, Taylor Poore. Collection includes some family photographs and genealogical information, hand-painted alphabet cards, printed family holiday cards, recipes, and designs for corporations.
Abstract Collection of temperance pledge certificates representing many major temperance organizations (both American and trans-Atlantic), some families, and a variety of states and localities.
Dates: 1839-1970; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1940
Thomas F. Bohan documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of the city of Chicago for the year 1844
Abstract Includes correspondence and contracts with and financial statements for Finch & McCullouch of Aurora, Ill. who reprinted the directory for Thomas Bohan in 1933; a Certificate of copyright registration from the Library of Congress Copyright Office dated May 10, 1930 renewing for Thomas Bohan the original copyright on the directory given to his father in 1902; a contract, never completed, with Roussey Publications of Chicago, Ill. to reprint the directory; purchase orders with Adolph Kroch...
Abstract Notes, sketches, studies and trial sheets for Ingmire's 1991 calligraphic manuscript now in the Newberry Library, Relearning the alphabet. The earliest studies are for a related uncompleted project started in the mid-1980's on a commission from the San Francisco collector Richard Harrison.
Dates: ca. 1984-1994
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tia Chucha
Abstract Administrative and literary materials including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of publishing company Tia Chucha Press.
Abstract Letters exchanged between Cleland and Alfred Hamill, a few sketches (including one for the Newberry Library), and a small group of related letters. With the exception of 1 item, the Cleland letters are reproductions.
Identifier: Case Wing-Z250-A5
Abstract A collection of over 2500 type specimen sheets and other advertising materials issued by type foundries, typesetters, and printers that display typefaces, type families, or groups of types. Geographic coverage includes United States, Great Britain, and continental Europe.
Identifier: VAULT folio-Wing-MS-12
Abstract Chicago author and publisher. Way was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams, and was responsible for much of its editorial policy. Correspondence with authors, collectors, and publishers, newspaper clippings, sample sheets, and notes, dated between 1885 and 1931.
Dates: 1885-1931, bulk 1892-1900; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1900
Abstract Four layouts accompanied by a 4 p. ALS from Hamill to Chappell dated 10 April 1949 concerning these layouts and the book of fables for which they were intended, and by a set of notes on the letter and layouts written out by Chappell in April of 1967, signed and dated.
Dates: 1949-1967; Majority of material found in 1949 - 1949
Abstract Printer, commercial artist, bibliographer and author of works on American printing history and private presses who did freelance work in lettering, design and typography before becoming art editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. Largely the correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American fine press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their history and publications. There are also files on Ransom's own...
Abstract Chicago designer and author on design, Director of Design and Typography for the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. of Chicago from 1922-1945. Largely a collection of printed ephemera selected to exemplify the best design of the twentieth century, this collection also includes a few original designs by Kittredge, some correspondence with other designers (most notably Rockwell Kent, Rudolph Ruzicka, Edward A. Wilson, D.B. Updike, and Edward Penfield), and extensive samples of Kittredge's printed...
Dates: 1907-1952; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1944
Abstract Fifteen satirical prints of everyday life in the early-nineteenth century by publisher William Davison of Alnwick, England; also includes a biographical summary of Davison.
Dates: Approximately 1811-1817
Abstract Letterpress keepsakes and ephemera collected by Chicago-area handpress printer William Hesterberg. The bulk of the collection consists of keepsakes produced by members of the Typocrafters, an informal group of people interested in typography and graphic design.
Dates: approximately 1987-2002