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Series 4: Written Works, 1912-1944


  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, drafts, and notes about published works (authored, co-authored or edited), planned works, and addresses. Design work is in Series 5. Some major publications ( The Book, Modern Typography and Layout, etc.) also have entries in the Subjects series, usually because McMurtrie returned to these subjects more than once.


  • Creation: 1912-1944


Conditions Governing Access

The Douglas C. McMurtrie papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically, with undated items and two large writing projects ( History of Printing in the United States and The Book) at the end..

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States