Detterer, Ernst Frederick, 1888-1947 : Ernst F. Detterer Papers, 1897-1968
- 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.
Extent: 16.3 linear feet - (7 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 framed item, and 1 roll)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Dett
The Ernst F. Detterer Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).