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Printing History and Book Arts Abstracts

A.C. McClurg & Co. A.C. McClurg & Company Records, 1873-1967, bulk 1910-1950.

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.

9.8 linear feet (25 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS McClurg (formerly Mab)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Anderson, Donald M. Donald M. Anderson Papers, 1941-1993.

Correspondence, writings, graphic art (some original), calligraphic broadsides, and teaching materials of Donald Myers Anderson, a leader in the post-World War II revival of calligraphy in the U.S. and a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1946 to 1982 as well as the author of two influential books on design and calligraphy.

30 linear feet (41 boxes, 8 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Anderson
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Artists Book Works (Organization). Artists Book Works Records.

Records, including information about students and instructors, financial records, exhibits, and examples of work.

24 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Abw
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

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).

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Bank-Carter
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Bannon, Laura. Laura Bannon collection of illustrations for children's books, 1939-1958.

Chicago children's book illustrator and author. Original artwork for 7 books published by Houghton Mifflin, Albert Whitman & Company, etc.; included are charcoal sketches, pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and color illustrations.

0.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize envelope)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Bannon
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Beers, James W. (James Wellington), 1869-. James W. Beers Papers, 1892-1952.

Includes typescripts of articles by Beers, revisions of Beers' manuals, catalogues of shorthand books and magazines, letters and postcards, in shorthand, from Duran Kimball to Beers, and pamphlets in defense of the Beers' system.

0.2 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: various
Finding Aids:
Search online catalog under: Beers, James Wellington, 1869- as Author for full listings.
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Catalog Record

Bentley, R. Ford (Robert Ford), 1909-1994. Robert Ford Bentley Papers, 1830-1990, bulk 1930-1970.

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.

2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Bentley
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

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 the 20th century. Also correspondence dealing with the dispersal of the press.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Case Wing oversize Z 311 .B623
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Bohan, Thomas F. Thomas F. Bohan Documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of Chicago for the year 1844, 1930-1933.

Small collection of documents of Thomas F. Bohan, national advertising manager for the Chicago Daily News. Includes correspondence, contracts, financial statements, and a copyright registration certificate. Also a contract, never completed, with Roussey Publications of Chicago, Ill. to reprint the directory; and purchase orders with Adolph Kroch and the Economy Book Store for copies of the reprint.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 30
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Bullen, Henry Lewis, 1857-1938. Henry Lewis Bullen Papers, 1908-1912.

Letters, postcards, papers by Henry Lewis Bullen, librarian of the American Type Founders Company, New Jersey. Letters concern the origin of the American point system invented by Nelson Crocker Hawks, Hawks' career as an early California type founder, and such other early California printing industry figures as W.F. Shattuck, Andrew Foreman, William Faulkner, and others. The majority of the letters are from Hawks to Bullen; other correspondents include P.W. Shattuck, A.H. McQuilken, Alpha Child, Mrs. R.H. Faulkner, F.H. Mark and George L. Alexander.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders in 1 portfolio)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT folio Wing MS 49
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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 José de Jáuregui; 2 photographs of R.W. Wilson; two ms. poems on bookbinding.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT folio Wing MS 50
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Archives 08/04/00
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory: see Guide to the Newberry Library Archives.

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.

8.4 linear feet (4 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Carr
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Carter, John, 1905-1975. John Carter Calligraphic letters, 1946-1971.

Letters, postcards and related materials collected as examples of the handwriting of calligraphers among author and calligrapher 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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Cart
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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. He made various monument rubbings were made for his personal research, which assisted in his authoritative tomes on early Roman calligraphy, including his book "Letters Redrawn From the Trajan Inscription in Rome."

5 linear feet (10 document tubes of rolled documents)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Catich
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Caxton Club. Caxton Club Records, 1895-ongoing.

Largely minutes, internal documents, correspondence and printed ephemera of the Caxton Club, 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 records also include some photographs and audio and video tapes.

50 linear feet (104 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Caxton
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Chappell, Warren, 1904-. Warren Chappell Book layouts, 1949-1967, bulk 1949.

Four layouts for a proposed Christmas book for Alfred E. Hamill, 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.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 37
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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.

4 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS CCC
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

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.

5.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS CHB
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Chiswick Book Shop (New York, N.Y.). Records, 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.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Chs
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Cleland, T.M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964. T.M. Cleland Letters and sketches, 1924-52.

Consists mainly of letters between Cleland and Alfred Hamill, as well as a few sketches (including those for the Newberry Library device).

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Cl
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Cohen, Herman. Herman Cohen Letters and notes, 1954.

Correspondence and notes concerning a copy of Isaiah Thomas's A specimen of Isaiah Thomas's printing types. Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts By Isaiah Thomas, 1785. Correspondents include Leslie E. Bliss, John Eliot Alden, R.W.G. Vail, Roland Orvil Baughman, and Philip Hofer.

0.1 linear feet (4 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 21
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Cooper, Oswald Bruce, 1879-1940. Oswald Bruce Cooper Papers, 1913-1940.

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.

9.7 linear feet (5 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 1 record carton)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Coo
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 65
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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, drafts, etc.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Cr
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

DaBoll, Raymond Franklin, 1892-1982. Raymond DaBoll Papers, 1920-1982.

Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Chicago calligrapher and designer Raymond F. DaBoll; includes ephemera from other artists.

75 linear feet (97 boxes, 1 folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS DaBoll
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David, Stuart, 1941-. 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.

15 linear feet (2 boxes, 10 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Dav
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Collection available by appointment only.

Detterer, Ernst Frederick, 1888-1947. Ernst Detterer Administrative subject files, 1921-1947 (bulk 1931-1947).

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.

10 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Archives 08/04/01
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory: see Guide to the Newberry Library Archives.

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.

4 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Dett
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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

2.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Dewey
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

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.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT folio Wing MS 12
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS ZW 945 .F157
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Geer, Nathan Cahoon. 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 is a printed scale of prices for book and job printing.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Case Wing MS +Z311 .G27
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Gehr, Mary. Mary Gehr Papers, 1828-1997, bulk 1945-1985.

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.

12.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Gehr
Finding Aids:
Inventory
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Gill, Eric. Eric Gill Letters, 1935-1938.

Letters and cards written by engraver and typographer Gill from 1935-1938 to printer Guido Morris.

0.1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Cr (filed in back of Edward Gordon Craig letters in the same box)
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Goetz
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Gookin, Frederick William. Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922, bulk 1883-1921.

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.

4.6 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Gookin
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Harvey family. Harvey Family Papers, 1800-2007, bulk 1851-1984.

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.

15 linear feet (29 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 volume)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Harvey
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Inventory
Catalog Record

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.

0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Harzig
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Hayes, James, 1907-1994. James Hayes Papers, 1905-1994, bulk 1921-1994.

Contains correspondence between Chicago calligrapher Hayes and lettering artists around the world, files on clients, and files arranged by subject. Subject files include bookplate files comprised of Hayes' own work and the work of others; files of calligraphy clubs to which Hayes belonged; files relating to Hayes' major publication, The Roman Letter, an R.R. Donnelley exhibit catalog; and files of works by other calligraphers and artists (originals removed and cataloged separately).

32.5 linear feet (50 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 3 record cases, 1 tube)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Hayes
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Haynes, John, 1838-1863. John Haynes Copybooks and notes, 1849-1855.

School writing books, handwriting exercises and notes by John Haynes, a student from Townsend, Mass. who served as Corporal in the Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 53rd, Company D, in the Dept. of the Gulf, 19th Army Corps.

0.1 linear feet (4 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT box Wing MS 81
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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.

4.0 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Hesterberg
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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

Humorous pen-and-ink drawings of various types of people done in the style of linoleum prints for New York publisher R.H. Russell, by illustrator and printer Frank Holme, and a printed list of the officers and stockholders of the Bandar Log Press, established by Holme.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Holme
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

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.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing MS ZW 883 .H859
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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.

1.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Howe
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Ingmire, Thomas. Thomas Ingmire Notes and studies, ca. 1984-1994.

Notes, sketches, studies and trial sheets for the 1991 calligraphic manuscript, "Relearning the alphabet by Denise Levertov", now in the Newberry Library (VAULT Wing MS folio ZW983.I53). 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.

0.2 linear feet (128 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 20
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

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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.

11 linear feet (9 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, loose artifacts)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Jac
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing. Butler, Pierce - Subject files, 1923-1933.

A medievalist, Pierce Butler served as custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation of the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1920-1931. Files include galleys of Butler's "Checklist of Fifteenth Century Books," limited correspondence with William Kittredge (Lakeside Press) and the Lanston Monotype Machine Co., a book review, and notes regarding bookshelf and type designs.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Archives 08/04/00
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory: see Guide to the Newberry Library Archives.

Johnson, Kenneth O. Kenneth O. Johnson Papers, 1931-1985, bulk 1953-1973.

One original calligraphic manuscript by Kenneth O. Johnson, a lettering artist for several design firms in Chicago; correspondence, cards, and envelopes exchanged with other calligraphers; some printed ephemera.

0.2 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Mod MS JohnsonK
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

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.

0.3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Just
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937. Letters, 1898-1937.

Letters of Harry Kessler, designer, publisher and patron of fine press printing who founded the Cranach Presse at Weimar in 1913. Consists mainly of incoming correspondence, largely in English, with a small number of drafts or carbon copies of outgoing letters. Included are letters from Sidney Cockerell, Edward Gordon Craig, Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Georges Lemmen, Emery Walker and others.

3.7 linear feet (1108 items in 9 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Kess
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945. William A. Kittredge Papers, 1907-1952, bulk 1922-1944.

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.

14 linear feet (30 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Kit
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

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.

4.6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Kram
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Kredel, Fritz, 1900-. Fritz Kredel Letters, 1948-1960.

Consists mostly of letters written by wood engraver Kredel to Joseph Graves from 1948-1960.

255 items
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Kr
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Langley, Roy, 1909-1983. Roy Langley Papers, 1909-1981, bulk 1951-1961.

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.

2.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Lang
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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

Chicago-born calligrapher and designer who trained at the School of the Art Institute and later studied with the Newberry Library Calligraphy Study Group and worked for the Rand McNally & Co. Collection consists of correspondence, writings, teaching materials, original design work, and calligraphic projects.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Malkoff
Finding Aids:
Inventory

Mardersteig, Giovanni:


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May, Donald Richard, 1911-1993. Don May Papers, 1927-2009, bulk 1935-1982.

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.

31 linear feet (34 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS May
Finding Aids:
Inventory

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).

40 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS McMu
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Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-. R. Hunter Middleton Letters, 1949-1952.

Typed letters (carbon copies) of Chicago typographer R. Hunter Middleton in reply to autograph letters signed, chiefly by Hilary D.C. Pepler, Edward M. Catich, and others, relating to a Chicago exhibition of work by Eric Gill (1882-1940). 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.

ca. 70 items
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 8
Finding Aids:
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Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-. R. Hunter Middleton Papers, 1921-1985.

The papers include a broad range of personal files of prominent Chicago type designer, lettering artist, printer and craftsman, Robert Hunter Middleton, including diaries and notebooks, original art for design works, correspondence, and personal financial records. There are also extensive files for organizations Middleton founded or led, including the Society of Typographic Arts, the Ludlow Typograph Co., Cherryburn Press, Apprentice House, the Typophiles, ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).

39 linear feet (48 boxes, 14 record cartons, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Middleton
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

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

Records of Chicago bookseller Nebenzahl dating from 1961-84. Records include correspondence, stock, travel, and sales records.

50 linear feet (44 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Nebenzahl
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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.

3 linear feet (1 oversize box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Neruda
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks)

Newton, William Edward, 1914-1994. William Edward Newton Papers, 1914-1994, bulk 1960-1994.

Correspondence, original design work, and music by Chicago musician, artist and designer William Edward Newton.

10 linear feet (24 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Newton
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Inventory
Catalog Record

Niffenegger, Audrey. Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-ongoing.

Chicago book artist and novelist. Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.

2.1 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Niffenegger
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Parkhurst Press. Parkhurst Press Records, 1864-1962, bulk 1890-1949.

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.

2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Park
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Parris, A. A. Parris Papers, 1850-1853.

Papers relating to affairs of the Société typographique de Paris, of which Parris was the first president.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 3
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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.

3.3 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Perk
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Petchenik, Barbara Bartz. Barbara Bartz Petchenik Papers, 1965-2003, bulk 1965-1992.

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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Petchenik
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R. Hoe & Company. R. Hoe & Company Records, 1858-1878.

R. Hoe & Co. 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 Co. 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 Co.

2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Hoe
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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.

85 linear feet (128 boxes, 3 volumes, 16 oversize boxes, 4 shelves of oversize artifacts)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rand McNally
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Inventory
Catalog Record

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.

61 linear feet (94 boxes and 150 loose-leaf notebooks)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rans
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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.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Redi
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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.

1.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rick
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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

Mainly incoming correspondence to Bruce Rogers, American typographer and designer of books; with a few outgoing letters, several items written and/or designed by Rogers, a small miscellany of associated material, and a group of photographs mostly of him. The correspondence primarily relates to Rogers's professional life as a book designer. Among the correspondents are Merle Armitage, Willa Cather, Winston Churchill, Sydney Cockerell, Gordon Craig, Frederic Goudy, John Johnson, Rockwell Kent, John T. McCutcheon, Christopher Morley, Ezra Pound, Rudolph Ruzicka, Paul Standard, Chauncey B. Tinker and Daniel Berkeley Updike.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rogers
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Inventory

Rosemont, Henry, 1904-1979. 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.

26 linear feet (15 record cartons, 7 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS RosemontH
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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).

.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS RosOB
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Rothensteiner, John E. (John Ernest), 1860-1936. John E. Rothensteiner Papers, 1880-1940.

Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning John E. Rothensteiner, a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, 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 Müller (Bruder Willram), and with Sigismund Cardinal Waitz, archbishop of Salzburg, and literary critic Friedrich Bruns.

7.5 linear feet (12 boxes, 12 volumes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Roth
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Rubovits, Norma, 1919-. 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.

6.7 linear feet (12 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rubo
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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.

2.5 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Ruff
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Inventory

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.

68 linear feet (39 boxes and 18 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Salt
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Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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.

3 linear feet (2 oversize boxes, 1 framed item)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Schulte
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Sclair, Helen A., d. 2009. Helen A. Sclair Ephemera Collection.

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.

24 linear feet (4 record cartons, 24 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Sclair Ephemera
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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. 14 items total.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 16
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Shank, Raymond E. Raymond E. Shank Papers, 1926-1993.

Calligraphic collection of correspondence, lettering samples, ephemera, greeting cards and bookplates collected by Chicago art director Raymond Shank; includes handwritten letters to Shank from James Hayes, Tom Gourdie, Anna Hornby, Samuel Katz, Geoffrey Ebbage, and Howard Swensen, handwritten letters from Alfred Fairbank and W.A. Dwiggins to William A. Kittredge, and lettering samples by Shank. 26 items total.

0.1 linear feet (9 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT box Wing MS 108
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Society of Typographical Arts (Chicago). 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.

1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS STA
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Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864. Platt Rogers Spencer Papers, 1827-1951, bulk 1850-1900.

Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life, family, and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship.

39.9 linear feet (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Spencer
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Stevenson, Allan, 1903-1970. Allan H. Stevenson Papers, 1944-1970, bulk 1952-1970.

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.

6.8 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Ste
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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.

32 linear feet (24 boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Stn
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)
Inventory available in the library (Wing folio oZ 473 .S88 S76 or Microfiche 1118).
Inventory (Database of Names in Manuscript Collections Notebook.)
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba Papers, 1939-1965, bulk 1939-1948.

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 & Sons. 44 items total.

0.1 linear feet (5 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: folio Wing MS 133
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Tia Chucha Press. Tia Chucha Press Records, 1989-1999.

Administrative and literary materials of the Tia Chucha Press, founded by author/poet/lecturer Luis Rodriguez in 1989. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of the publishing company.

6.2 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Tia Chucha
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Typographers International Association. ITCA/TIA Papers, 1938-1996, bulk 1951-1996.

Business records and newsletters of the International Trade Composition Association, founded in 1920.

5.4 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern Manuscripts ITCA
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Underwood, Muriel. Muriel Underwood Papers, 1950-1977, bulk 1971-1977.

Correspondence (some calligraphic), 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.

0.2 linear feet (54 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT box Wing MS 96
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Vezys, Gintautas. 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.

9.2 linear feet (22 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Vezys
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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.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS War
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Way, W. Irving (Washington Irving), 1853-1931. Claude Stanley Wainwright papers, 1885-1929.

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, a Chicago author and publisher who was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams. Most of the letters are addressed to Way in Chicago or in Los Angeles.

0.1 linear feet (34 items in 5 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 53
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Way, W. Irving (Washington Irving), 1853-1931. W. Irving Way Papers, 1885-1931 (bulk 1892-1900).

Correspondence between Way, a Chicago author and publisher who was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams, and various authors, collectors, and publishers. Includes newspaper clippings, sample sheets, and notes, dated between 1885 and 1931.

0.1 linear feet (34 items in 3 folders)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: VAULT Wing MS 141
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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.

26 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Archives 03/21/01
Finding Aids:
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Inventory: see Guide to the Newberry Library Archives.

Woodward, David A. (David Alfred), 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.

3.5 linear feet (2 record cartons, 3 boxes)
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Woodward
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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."

3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Wo
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Zimmerman, Naoma, 1914-. 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.

0.4 linear feet
Subjects: Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Zimm
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