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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
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rans
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The Will Ransom Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).