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A.C. McClurg & Co. : A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, 1873-1967

Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Extent: 9.8 linear feet - (25 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Advertising Trade Cards. : Advertising Trade Cards, 1860s-1890s

Advertising materials including cards and booklets issued by retail stores, product manufacturers, and providers of services. Geographic areas covered include the United States (primarily Minnesota, Illinois, and New York) and London.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

American Advertising Cards. : American Advertising Cards, 1880s-1905

American advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include Cleveland, Ohio, Painesville, Ohio, Algoma, Wisconsin, and South Bend, Indiana.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

American Type Founders Company. : American Type Founders Company Collection, 1899-1950

Various materials including photographs, internal publications, type specimens, and documents relating to the American Type Founders Company. The Company was founded in the late 19th century when 23 type foundries in North America merged.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Anderson, Donald M. : Donald M. Anderson Papers, 1834-1995

Correspondence, materials relating to publications, graphic art work, calligraphic broadsides and booklets, teaching materials, and subject files of Madison, Wisconsin calligrapher and design educator Donald Myers Anderson
Extent: 35.5 linear ft. - (41 boxes, 11 oversize boxes, 1 flat folder)
Subjects: Arts, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Artists Book Works. : Artists Book Works Records, ca. 1982-1994

Records, including information about students and instructors, financial records, exhibits, and examples of work, from its inception in 1982 through 1994 when it merged with Columbia College.
Extent: 24 linear feet - (27 boxes, 7 record cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 1 shelf loose items)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Printing History and Book Arts

Bank, Arnold : Bank and Carter Portfolio Collection, 1951-1971

Sketches, layouts, proofs, and published calligraphic specimens created by Arnold Bank (1908-1986) and Will Carter (1912-2001) for the Arnold Bank Lettering Portfolio (1951) and Carter's sequels, Portfolio One (1967) and Portfolio Two (1974).
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Bannon, Laura : Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations, 1939-1958

Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet - (1 box and 1 oversize envelope)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Barron, Susan, 1947- : Susan Barron Papers, 1967-2005

Materials related to New York book artist Susan Barron, including artwork, publicity and reviews, diaries, personal items, and other donated materials.
Extent: 16.5 linear feet - (10 record cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize rolls)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Beers, James W., (James Wellington), b. 1869 : James W. Beers papers, 1850s-1950s

Collection of typescripts, manuscripts, and notebooks by James W. Beers, developer of the Beers shorthand. Includes articles by Beers as well as copies of articles by others. The Beers shorthand collection was individually cataloged; search the online catalog under Author: Beers, James W. for all items.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Bentley, R. Ford, (Robert Ford), 1909-1994 : R. Ford Bentley Papers, ca. 1830-1990

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.
Extent: 2.3 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

Blew, John C. : John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA,, 1790s-2012

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.
Extent: 7.1 linear feet - (16 boxes and 3 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

Blue Sky Press. : Blue Sky Press records, 1900-1917

Business records of the press, which was in operation (mainly in Chicago) during the first decade of 1900. The later correspondence deals with the dispersal of the press.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet - (2 v. in box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Bohan, Thomas F. : 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, 1884-1933

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 and the Economy Book Store for copies of the reprint.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Bullen, Henry Lewis, 1857-1938 : Henry Lewis Bullen papers, 1908-1912

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders in 1 portfolio)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Bullen, Henry Lewis, 1857-1938 : Henry Lewis Bullen printing history collection, 1933-1936

Correspondence and ephemera from the files of Henry Lewis Bullen, including a description in Spanish of the career of Mexico City printer Jose´ de Ja´uregui; 2 photographs of R.W. Wilson; two ms. poems on bookbinding.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Butler, Pierce, 1886-1953 : Pierce Butler Subject files, 1913-1933

Subject files of the Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundations of the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1920-1933, including galleys of Butler's "Checklist of Fifteenth Century Books", correspondence with William Kittredge, and notes regarding bookshelf and typeface designs.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Newberry Library, Printing History and Book Arts

Carrier, Gertrude Lueneburg, 1902-1991 : Gertrude Lueneburg Carrier papers, 1921-1991

Papers of Chicago calligrapher, illuminator and designer who worked for the Scriptorium of Coella Lindsay Ricketts and later for the studio of Milan Bulovic, but was for most of her career a free-lancer. The papers consist largely of sketches and correspondence relating to free-lance work, some personal correspondence, student notes and projects, and a few artifacts.
Extent: 8.4 linear feet - (4 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Carter, John, 1905-1975 : John Carter calligraphic letters, 1946-1971

Letters, postcards and related materials collected as examples of the handwriting of calligraphers among John Carter's friends, including Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, E.A. Lowe, Francis Meynell, Paul Standard, Janet Stone, Irene Wellington, Aubrey West. Also included are a few letters by historical figures, i.e. May Morris, A.J.A. Symons, and C.J. Turner.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Catich, Edward M. : Edward M. Catich Rubbings, ca. 1936-1960s

Calligrapher, artist, and Roman Catholic priest Fr. Edward M. Catich taught art and other subjects for 40 years at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. His collection of monument rubbings were made for his personal research purposes, and assisted in his authoritative tomes on early Roman calligraphy, including his book "Letters Redrawn From the Trajan Inscription in Rome."
Extent: 5 linear feet - (10 document tubes of rolled documents)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Caxton Club. : Caxton Club Records, 1895-2011

A Chicago bibliophile club founded in 1895 with the objective of "literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books.",The Caxton Club has published books and ephemeral pieces, sponsored exhibits, and held regular luncheons and dinner meetings with invited speakers on topics relating to the book. Largely minutes, internal documents, correspondence and printed ephemera. The records also include some photographs and audio and video tapes.
Extent: 50 linear feet - (104 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Printing History and Book Arts

Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991 : Warren Chappell book layouts , 1949-1967

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Chicago Advertising Cards. : Chicago Advertising Cards, 1880-1899

Advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include primarily Chicago, Illinois with a small number from Minnesota and Nebraska.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Chicago Calligraphy Collective. : Chicago Calligraphy Collective Records, 1975-ongoing

Non-profit public education organization founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all of its historical and present-day applications. Collection includes newsletters, posters, exhibit announcements, invitations, workshop materials, and other printed items. Also included is correspondence among early members, as well as between members and calligraphers outside of Chicago.
Extent: 15 linear feet - (22 boxes, 3 record cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 shelf loose items)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Printing History and Book Arts

Chicago Hand Bookbinders. : Chicago Hand Bookbinders Records, 1979-2007

Business records and newsletters of The Chicago Hand Bookbinders, an association of professional, amateur, and student bookbinders founded in 1978.
Extent: 5.4 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Printing History and Book Arts

Cleland, T. M. , (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 : T.M. Cleland Letters and Sketches, 1924-1952

Letters exchanged between Cleland and Alfred Hamil, 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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Cohen, Herman, d. 1997 : Chiswick Book Shop, 1952-1958

Correspondence between Herman Cohen of the Chiswick Book Shop and important calligraphers and members of the book trade, including: Dorothy Abbe, Wilfrid Blunt, Elizabeth Downs, Alfred J. Fairbank, Tom Gourdie, Philip Hofer, Anna Hornbye, E. Harold Hugo, Percy Muir, Stanley Pargellis, Nancy Price, Will Ransom, Rudolph Ruzicka, and James M. Wells.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Cohen, Herman, d. 1997 : Herman Cohen correspondence and notes, 1954

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Cooper, Oswald Bruce, 1879-1940 : Oswald Bruce Cooper Papers, 1903-1953

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.
Extent: 11 linear feet - (7 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Cox, Alfred J., (Alfred John), 1835-1909 : Alfred J. Cox family papers, 1797-1909

Letters, calligraphic favors, legal documents and photographs from the papers of Alfred J. Cox, Chicago book binder and collector. Correspondents include: William Cox and William Cox, Jr. (grandfather and father of A.J. Cox); James Cox (uncle of William Jr.); Jonathan Evans (adoptive father of A.J. Cox); Jane E. French (later Mrs. Alfred J. Cox); Louisa Field (cousin); W.I. Wilson and H.V. Whalen (Chicago businessmen). Photos are of A.J. Cox and his library.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966 : Edward Gordon Craig Letters, 1936-1945

Letters from English actor, theatre director-designer and theorist Craig to printer Guido Morris, written from 1936-1945. They are accompanied by numerous enclosures, drawings, and drafts.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts, Theater

DaBoll, Raymond F. : Raymond Franklin DaBoll Papers, 1905-1982

Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Chicago calligrapher and designer Raymond F. DaBoll; includes ephemera from other artists.
Extent: 75 linear feet - (97 boxes, 1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

David, Stuart : Stuart David Calligraphic Papers, 1970-2006

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.
Extent: 15 linear feet - (2 cartons and 10 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Dekovic, Gene : Gene Dekovic Papers, 1951-2006

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.
Extent: 6.5 linear feet - (15 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Detterer, Ernst Frederick, 1888-1947 : Ernst Detterer Papers, 1907-1931

Designer and calligrapher who was founding head of the Department of Printing Arts of the School of the Art Institute, and who was also 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, and a few finished art works, including some by his Art Institute students.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Detterer, Ernst Frederick, 1888-1947 : Ernst Detterer Administrative subject files, 1921-1947

Correspondence and subject files covering all aspects of Detterer's professional work at the Newberry Library. Subject files relate specifically to both the administration of the Wing Collection and printing in general. There are also printing samples and correspondence from such organizations as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Calligraphy Study Group, and the Caxton, First Edition, and Grolier Clubs and there is correspondence with Ray DaBoll, Eric Gill, Frederic Goudy, Alfred Hamill, and others. In addition, there are project files (correspondence, drawings, proofs, revisions, artifacts) relating to Detterer's design of the Newberry Library Bindery Typeface.
Extent: 10.4 linear feet - (12 boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Newberry Library, Printing History and Book Arts

Dewey, Ariane : Ariane Dewey Book Arts Collection, 1994-1995

Original art and research materials for Ariane Dewey, Naming Colors (Harper Collins, 1995), including original art work, research notes, correspondence
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Dwiggins, W.A., (William Addison), 1880-1956 : W. A. Dwiggins papers, 1906-1915

Autograph correspondence and sketches in pencil and in pen-and-ink, most done at Dwiggins studio in Hingham Center, Massachusetts between 1906 and 1915 for Chicago clients.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (ca. 30 leaves)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Fairbank, Alfred J. : Alfred J. Fairbank letters, 1937-1977

Letters written by Fairbank, an English calligrapher and founding member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, to Kathleen King, later Kathleen King Whyte. The letters are written in a calligraphic hand.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet - (52 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Friedberg, Stanton A. , ca 1908-1997 : Stanton A. Friedberg Autograph Collection, ca. 1809-1876

Autographed letters from pathologists Frederick Hohl (1794-1862), Ludwig Traube (1814-1876), Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836), and anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840).
Extent: 0.1 linear feet -
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Geer, Nathan Cahoon, 1820-1860 : Nathan Cahoon Geer letters, 1846-1854

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Gehr, Mary : Mary Gehr Papers, 1828-1997

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.
Extent: 12.5 linear feet - (27 boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Dance, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Gill, Eric : Eric Gill Letters, 1935-1938

Letters and cards written by engraver and typographer Gill from 1935-1938 to printer Guido Morris.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Goetz, John B., 1920-2006 : John B. Goetz Papers, 1961-1992

Correspondence and job files of Chicago book and magazine designer John B. Goetz. The largest part of the collection concerns his work on the award-winning translation of the Iliad by Richard Lattimore, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. There are also files on some of his freelance design projects.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Gookin, Frederick William : Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922

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 Elizabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and drawings, sketches and finished art work created by Frederick Gookin.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Hamill, Alfred E., (Alfred Ernest), 1884-1953 : Alfred E. Hamill Letters to Kenneth Meyer Setton, 1944-1946

Five letters to Kenneth Setton concerning his studies of Athens in the 12th century, and other matters of mutual interest.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Newberry Library, Printing History and Book Arts

Harvey family : Harvey Family Papers, 1800-2007

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.
Extent: 15 linear feet - (29 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 volume)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

Harzig, Christiane : Christiane Harzig collection of Chicago postcards, ca. 1900-1910s

190 tinted photo postcards, mostly blank, of Chicago scenes and buildings, including the Newberry Library, parks, amusement parks, Chicago Loop buildings, Michigan Avenue residences, etc. Postcards were published by Chicago publishers Koelling & Klappenbach, V.O. Mammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Scwartz and Co., International Postal Card Co., and others. Most were printed in Germany. Postcards with messages were mailed from Chicago by Wanda Ludyuska, and mainly addressed to the Wenck family of Berlin, Germany.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Photographs, Printing History and Book Arts

Hayes, James, 1907-1993 : James Hayes Papers, 1921-1994

Correspondence, client files, and subject files of Chicago and Colorado calligrapher and lettering artist James Hayes. Also: collections of bookplates, calligraphic newsletters, and printed calligraphic work by other artists.
Extent: 32.5 linear feet - (50 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 3 record cases, 1 tube)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Haynes, John, 1838-1863 : John Haynes copybooks and notes, 1849-1855

School writing books, handwriting exercises and notes by John Haynes, a student; one entry is a long poem entitled "Tribute to the memory of Mrs. R.P. Stevens wife of Rodolphus Stevens and daughter of John Clement of Townsend ..." and dated at Townsend, Mass. 1849; some other exercises are dated Dec. 5, 1849 at Townsend; one loose sheet dated Sept. 8, 1855.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Civil War, Printing History and Book Arts

Hesterberg, William : William Hesterberg Collection of Keepsakes and Private Press Ephemera, ca. 1987-2002

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.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Holme, John Francis, 1868-1904 : John Francis Holme Drawings, 1901-1902

Fifteen pen-and-ink drawings by illustrator and printer Frank Holme and a printed list of the officers and stockholders of the Bandar Log Press, established by Holme.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Howell, Elizabeth Bowen : Elizabeth Bowen Howell journals, 1806-1833

Five writing books and manuscript commonplace books written by Elizabeth Howell in Boston, between 1806 and 1833. Books are manuscript, in ink.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Howes, Wright : Wright Howes Papers, 1920-1964

20th century Chicago bookseller and bibliographer. Collection consists of correspondence, sales catalogues, and notes, primarily concerning his bibliography of US-iana.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (1 box and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Ingmire, Thomas : Thomas Ingmire notes and studies, ca. 1984-1994

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (128 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Jacobs, Elmer, 1900- : Elmer Jacobs Papers, 1925-1982

Original advertising and magazine art, correspondence, speech texts, tax records, photographs, printed ephemera, and a radio interview by Chicago freelance designer and illustrator Elmer Jacobs.
Extent: 11 linear feet - (9 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Johnson, Kenneth O. : Kenneth O. Johnson Papers, 1931-1985

One original calligraphic manuscript by KOJ, a lettering artist for several design firms in Chicago; correspondence, cards, and envelopes exchanged with other calligraphers; some printed ephemera.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Justus, Ruth : Ruth Justus Papers, 1958-1970

Calligrapher who taught at the Minneapolis School of Art. Collection includes news clippings, classroom materials, and incoming correspondence with other calligraphers. The bulk of correspondence from 1958-1959 are replies to gifts of a book calligraphed by Justus entitled "This is Minnesota."
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937 : Count Harry Kessler letters, 1898-1937

Designer, publisher and patron of fine press printing.,His first book was the Notizen u¨ber Mexico (1898). After founding the Cranach Press at Weimar in 1913, he commissioned type designs from Edward Johnston and a book version of Gordon Craig's staging of Hamlet with designs by Craig. Incoming correspondence, largely in English, with a small number of drafts or carbon copies of outgoing letters. Includied are letters from Sidney Cockerell, Edward Gordon Craig, Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Georges Lemmen, Emery Walker and others.
Extent: 3.7 linear feet - (1108 items in 9 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Kittredge, William A., (William Albion), 1891-1945 : William A. Kittredge Papers, 1907-1952

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 products. In this last category there are a few items that pre-date 1922; the remainder is material assembled by Kittredge while in Chicago, 1922-1945.
Extent: 14 linear feet - (30 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Kramer, Sidney, 1911-1961 : Sidney Kramer Papers, 1934-1946

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.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Kredel, Fritz, 1900-1973 : Fritz Kredel Letters, 1948-1960

Consists mostly of letters written by wood engraver Kredel to Joseph Graves from 1948-1960.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Langley, Roy, 1909-1983 : Roy Langley Papers, 1909-1981

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.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Malkoff, Sol, 1918-2001 : Sol Malkoff Papers, 1944-1992

Correspondence, writings, teaching materials, original design work, and research notes by calligrapher and designer Sol Malkoff.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

May, Donald Richard, 1911-1993 : Don May Papers, 1927-2009

Commercial design work and professional papers of May, a designer and art director for several Chicago-based publications. May later moved his practice to California where he became a regional painter as well as a designer.
Extent: 31 linear feet - (34 boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

McMurtrie, Douglas C., (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944 : Douglas C. McMurtrie Papers, 1912-1944

The extensive files of this designer, typographer, bibliographer, and historian of printing consist mostly of correspondence. There are also notes, drafts, and proofs for his many articles and books, and extensive documentation of his work for the American Imprints Inventory (a WPA project).
Extent: 59 linear feet - (68 boxes, 38 record cartons, 9 oversize boxes, 4 shelves of card files)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig. : Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig Collection of Ephemera, approximately 1920 to approximately 1938

A collection of 179 miscellaneous specimens of work executed at the Meisterschule für das Graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig, including booklets, broadsides, school announcements, commercial advertisements, and book jackets. Creation dates range from approximately 1920 to approximately 1938.
Extent: 1.9 linear feet - (2 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Meyer, David, 1943- : David C. Meyer Collection of Letterheads and Stationery, 1861? to approximately 2013

Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Middleton, R. Hunter, (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985 : Robert Hunter Middleton Papers, 1921-1985

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.
Extent: 39 linear feet - (48 boxes, 14 record cartons, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Middleton, R. Hunter, (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985 : R. Hunter Middleton letters, 1949-1952

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 the exhibition.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (ca. 70 items in 6 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Nebenzahl, Kenneth, 1927- : Kenneth Nebenzahl Records, 1961-1984

Records of Chicago bookseller Nebenzahl dating from 1961-1984. Records include correspondence, stock, travel, and sales records.
Extent: 50 linear feet - (42 record cartons, 2 boxes, 6 oversize enclosures)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Neruda, Donald R., 1931-2002 : Donald R. Neruda Papers, ca. 1980-2002

Eleven specimens of calligraphy by Chicago-area calligrapher Donald R. Neruda. One specimen is on stained glass.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (1 oversize box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing. : John M. Wing Foundation Printing Ephemera Collection, Approximately 1750-ongoing

Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.
Extent: 91 linear feet -
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Newton, William Edward, 1914-1994 : William Edward Newton Papers, 1914-1994

Correspondence, original design work, and music by Chicago musician, artist and designer William Edward Newton.
Extent: 10 linear feet - (24 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Music, Printing History and Book Arts

Niffenegger, Audrey : Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-1993

Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Parkhurst Press. : Parkhurst Press Records, 1864-1962

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.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Printing History and Book Arts

Parris, A. : A. Parris papers, 1850-1853

Drafts of letters, etc. relating to affairs of the Société typographique de Paris (Parris was the first president)
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 folder
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Perkins, Enid Eder, 1896-1973 : Enid Eder Perkins papers, 1929-1973

Original calligraphic works, reproductions, studies and tracings, client records, and correspondence of Perkin's, a free-lance calligrapher and illuminator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Most of her professional work consists of testimonials and citations commissioned by J. Walter Thompson, the International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, the Pan American Society of the U.S., and New York University.
Extent: 3.3 linear feet - 4 boxes and 1 oversize box
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Petchenik, Barbara Bartz : Barbara Bartz Petchenik Papers, 1965-2003

Works, correspondence, and articles by and about cartographer Barbara Bartz Petchenik, who designed and produced the Newberry Library's Atlas of Early American History. In addition to that atlas, Petchenik worked at World Book Encyclopedia, improving their maps, and as senior sales representative for cartographic services at R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., Chicago.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Newberry Library, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

R. Hoe & Company. : R. Hoe & Company Records, 1858-1878

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.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Printing History and Book Arts

Rand McNally and Company. : Rand McNally and Company Records, 1856-1996

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.
Extent: 85 linear feet - (128 boxes, 3 volumes, 16 oversize boxes, 4 shelves of oversize artifacts)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Ransom, Will, 1878-1955 : Will Ransom Papers, 1883-1954

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 design and printing projects and biographical materials.
Extent: 61 linear feet - (94 boxes and 150 loose-leaf notebooks)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Redifer, A.P. : A.P. Redifer Papers, 1971-1973

Papers of University of Pennsylvania library cataloguer Redifer, who assembled a collection of material on Emery Walker of the Doves Press. Papers include notes related to this project, offprints, copies of original documents and published materials concerning Walker, and correspondence with heirs, friends, and associates of Walker.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (1 carton)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Ricketts, C. L. (Coella Lindsay), 1859-1941 : C.L. Ricketts Collecting Papers, 1892-1941

Notes by Chicago calligrapher and engrosser Ricketts on the calligraphic manuscripts and writing books from his collection, some of which was acquired by the Newberry Library in 1941.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957 : Bruce Rogers Papers, 1902-1951

Correspondence, a few works, and miscellaneous items relating to Bruce Rogers, an American typographer and designer of books.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Rosemont, Henry : Henry Rosemont Typographical Union Collection, ca. 1920s-1979

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.
Extent: 26 linear feet - (15 record cartons, 7 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Social Action

Rosenthal, Samuel R. : Rosenthal/Mardersteig Collection, 1954-1994

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).
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Rothensteiner, John E. (John Ernest), 1860-1936 : John E. Rothensteiner papers, 1880-1940

Parish priest in Fredericktown and St. Louis, Missouri; born in 1860, ordained in 1884, raised to the monsignorate in 1934. Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning Rothensteiner's work as a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, historian and censor librorum, poet, essayist and journalist. Some published works and correspondence in German are provided with translations by Sister Callista Campion, author of a dissertation on Rothensteiner and curator of his papers in the 1940's. The correspondence sequence includes significant exchanges with the Catholic poets H.A. Rattermann, Franz Joseph Zlatnik and Anton Mu¨ller (Bruder Willram), and with Sigismund Cardinal Waitz, archbishop of Salzburg, and literary critic Friedrich Bruns. Many of the letters concern the writing, translating and teaching of German poetry.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet - 12 boxes, 12 volumes
Subjects: Literature, Printing History and Book Arts

Rubovits, Norma : Norma Rubovits Papers, 1966-1998

Chicago paper marblerer who first began marbling in the mid-1960s while studying bookbinding with Chicago binder Elizabeth Kner. Rubovits was interested primarily in marbling as an art form, showcased her work in numerous exhibits. The papers consist of announcement, press releases, clippings, prospectuses, and articles relating to exhibits of her work; correspondence; materials of the history and techniques of marbling. There are also 1,600 specimen sheets of marbled paper made by Rubovits or other artists.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (12 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Ruff, Allen, 1949- : Allen Ruff Papers, 1855-1997

Publications and working papers of Ruff, mostly in preparation for his book "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr and Company, Radical Publishers (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997). The bulk of the material is photocopied documents used in research.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Social Action

Salter, George, 1897-1967 : George Salter papers, 1919-1967

Prominent German-American calligrapher and one of the most admired designers of book jackets in the U.S. Papers consist chiefly of art work, correspondence, contracts, and printed materials relating to design projects executed in New York. There are also: a small file of 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 to curriculum at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; files of the Book Jacket Designers Guild which Salter founded; 184 German book jackets designed by Salter; files of articles about Salter; and letters of condolence to his widow, Agnes Salter.
Extent: 68 linear feet - 39 boxes and 18 oversize boxes
Subjects: Arts, Printing History and Book Arts

Schulte, Eliza : Eliza L. Schulte Papers, ca. 1977-1990

Calligraphic manuscript broadsides, finished art boards, posters, brochures, promotional material, project sketches, and other calligraphica by Florida-based self-described "letterist" Eliza Schulte Holliday.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (2 oversize boxes, 1 framed item)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Sclair, Helen, d. 2009 : Helen A. Sclair Ephemera Collection, n.d.

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.
Extent: 24 linear feet - (4 record cartons, 24 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Seaman, George A., printer : George A. Seaman letters and printing specimens, 1883-1888

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 2 folders
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Society of Typographical Arts. : Society of Typographical Arts Workshop Records, 1980-1995

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.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (1 carton)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Printing History and Book Arts

Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864 : Platt R. Spencer Papers, 1827-1951

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 abolitionist movement. Papers describe family life, the abolitionist movement, and conditions during the Civil War. Also included are the letters of son Lyman P. Spencer, a quartermaster’s sergeant in the 2nd Ohio Artillery Regiment, stationed in Mumfordville, Kentucky, and Cleveland, Tennessee and the papers of P. R. Spencer’s son-in-law, Junius Sloan, a prominent Chicago artist. In addition to the material on Spencer and Sloan, there is also material on the work of other penmen and other business schools whose specialty was the teaching of fine penmanship.
Extent: 39.9 linear feet - (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Stevenson, Allan, 1903-1970 : Allan H. Stevenson Papers, 1944-1970

Research notes, original manuscripts and typescripts of published and unpublished works, professional correspondence, and photographs of watermarks used for research by paper historian Allan H. Stevenson.
Extent: 6.8 linear feet - (12 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Stone & Kimball. : Stone & Kimball Records, ca. 1889-1965

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, and Eugene Field, among others. There is also original art, including that of Aubrey Beardsley and Max Beerbohm.
Extent: 32 linear feet - (24 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, items in artifacts cage)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Suba, Susanne : Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1965

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 5 folders
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Tia Chucha Press. : Tia Chucha Press Records, 1989-1999

Administrative and literary materials including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of publishing company Tia Chucha Press.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (13 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Literature, Printing History and Book Arts

Typographers International Association. : ITCA/TIA Papers, 1938-1996

Business records and newsletters of the International Trade Composition Association, founded in 1920.
Extent: 5.4 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts

Underwood, Muriel : Muriel Underwood papers, 1950-1977

Correspondence (some calligraphy), clippings, printed ephemera, notes on phone calls, etc. concerning the 50th anniversary publication of the Society of Typographic Arts and other projects, such as reprinting the STA's Book of Oz Cooper : an appreciation of Oswald Bruce Cooper; correspondents include Robert Borja, Thea Wheelwright of Bond Wheelwright Co., Susan Scott and Paula ThompSon of Wexford Press.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Vezys, Gintautas, 1926-2006 : Gintautas Vezys Bookplate Collection, ca. 1950-ca. 2000

Collection of more than 4700 ex libris (bookplates) and more than 200 catalogs of Lithuanian publisher and scholar Gintautas Vezys. Bookplates were individually designed and hand-printed, and were executed by primarily Lithuanian artists.
Extent: 9.2 linear feet - 22 boxes
Subjects: Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Wainwright, Claude Stanley : Claude Stanley Wainwright papers, 1885-1929

Chicago author and publisher, Way was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams, and responsible for much of its editorial policy. Correspondence with authors and collectors, clippings, proof sheets, and notes removed from a collection of books belonging to Claude Stanley Wainwright, collector and friend of W. Irving Way, consisting largely of books given to him by Way with various notes and association materials inserted. Most of the letters are addressed to Way in Chicago or in Los Angeles. Correspondents include: Wainwright, Walter E. Sawyer, Francis Wilson, A.L. Humphries, Leon Vincent, Charles G.D. Roberts, Henry Fuller, Thomas B. Mosher, Andrew Lang, and Beatrice Harraden.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 5 folders
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939 : Frederic Warde Papers, 1921-1939

Letters, postcards, mementos, and a few printed items, mostly addressed to Chicago book designer William A. Kittredge.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Ephemera, Printing History and Book Arts

Way, W. Irving, (Washington Irving), 1853-1931 : W. Irving Way papers, 1885-1931, bulk 1892-1900

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 3 folders
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Wells, James M. : James M. Wells Papers, 1951-1984

Newberry Library curator of the John M. Wing Foundation for the History of Printing (1951), and later also custodian of the Rare Book Room (1963), associate director (1964), vice president (1975) and George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts (1981). Wells' papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports and manuscripts relating to his Newberry responsibilities, the Wing Collection and other organizations with which he was affiliated.
Extent: 25 linear feet - (5 boxes and 23 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Newberry Library, Printing History and Book Arts

Woodward, David, 1942-2004 : David A. Woodward Watermark Research Papers, 1975-2001

Collection of research on watermarks, compiled by David Woodward, first Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet - (2 record cartons and 3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Woodworth, Laurence Conger, 1874-1924 : Brothers of the Book Society Records, 1896-1922

Records of the Brothers of the Book Society founded by Woodworth in 1898 with the purpose of publishing noteworthy books. Collection includes incoming and outgoing letters, works, photographs and mementoes, and publications by and about the "Brothers of the Book."
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Zimmerman, Naoma, 1914-2004 : Naoma Zimmerman Papers, 1944-1960

Chicago social worker and author of children's books. Collection includes original typescripts with sketches, color photocopies of books, news clippings, and photocopies of notebooks and writings.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Women