Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter)
- Existence: 1898 - 1985
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Chicago designer and calligrapher, founding head of the Department of Printing Arts of the School of the Art Institute, and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1931-1947. Collection focuses on Detterer's career before he came to the Newberry Library, and includes notes, memorabilia, correspondence, drawings, sketches, rubbings, and a few finished art works, including many by his Art Institute students.
Dates: 1897-1968; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1931
Abstract 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.
Abstract Typed letters (carbon copies) of Robert H. Middleton in reply to autograph letters signed, chiefly by Hilary D.C. Pepler, Edward M. Catich, and others. Letters relate to an exhibition of Eric Gill's prints at the Newberry Library, February 1949, sponsored jointly by the Library and the Society of Typographic Arts. The exhibition was subsequently shown at various others places in the United States during all of 1949. Correspondence after this date relates to the sale of individual items from...
Abstract Diaries, notes, original manuscripts of writings, design art, correspondence, financial records, printed ephemera, and type specimens from the collection of Robert Hunter Middleton, type designer and fine printer.