Pri. Printing History and Book Arts
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This topic covers typographers, book artists, calligraphers, designers, book artists, bookbinders, and fine or limited edition booksellers. It also includes book historians and clubs devoted to the history of the printed word and fine press books.
Found in 147 Collections and/or Records:
Caxton Club records
Abstract 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 Caxton Club has published books and ephemeral pieces, sponsored exhibits and other programs, made grants to students, and held regular luncheons and dinner meetings with invited speakers on topics relating to literature, arts, history, and the history of the book. This collection consists of committee correspondence, membership files, financial...
Central Business College scrapbook
Abstract Scrapbook with samples of printed illustrations, signatures, addressed envelopes, penmanship exercises, calligraphy, and artwork; mostly clipping but contains some original artwork and calligraphy. Clippings and art pasted onto pages of a copy of "Annual catalogue, Central Business College, Sedalia Missouri".
Chicago advertising cards
Identifier: Case Wing-ZC 3-166
Abstract Advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include primarily Chicago, Illinois with a small number from Minnesota and Nebraska.
Chicago Calligraphy Collective Records
Abstract 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. There is an extensive collection of the newsletters of other calligraphy clubs...
Dates: 1963-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2015
Chicago Design Museum ephemera collection
Abstract Printed ephemera from the Chicago Design Museum relating to the museum's activities from 2014-2016. Includes posters, postcards, prints, a business card, a playbill, a button, and other assorted materials.
Chicago Hand Bookbinders Records
Abstract Business records and newsletters of The Chicago Hand Bookbinders, an association of professional, amateur, and student bookbinders founded in 1978.
Chiswick Book Shop records
Abstract 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. Cataloged separately are four folders of Herman Cohen correspondence and notes, call number VAULT Wing MS 21.
Christiane Harzig collection of Chicago postcards
Abstract 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. Hammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Schwartz 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...
Dates: approximately 1900-1910s
Christopher Gausby Papers
Abstract New York calligrapher, illuminator, writer, and sculptor. The papers consist largely of codex artist’s books and broadsides, correspondence, and documents relative to the artwork of Christopher Gausby.
Claude Stanley Wainwright papers
Abstract Chicago author and publisher, Way was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams, and responsible for much of its editorial policy. 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, consisting largely of books given to him by Way with various notes and association materials inserted. Most of the letters are addressed to Way in Chicago or in Los...
Count Harry Kessler letters
Abstract Designer, publisher and patron of fine press printing. His first book was the Notizen über Mexico (1898). After founding the Cranach Press at Weimar in 1913, he commissioned type designs from Edward Johnston and a book version of Gordon Craig's staging of Hamlet with designs by Craig. 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,...
Coventry Group records
Abstract Project files of Kim Coventry and The Coventry Group, LLC, a firm that works on concept development and publication and exhibition production for a variety of mostly Chicago-area clients, including individuals, families, universities, museums, and businesses. The finished publications are cataloged separately.
David A. Woodward watermark research papers
Abstract 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.
David C. Meyer collection of letterheads and stationery
Identifier: Case Wing-NC1002-L47 D38
Abstract Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.
Dates: 1861? to approximately 2013; Majority of material found within 1915 - 2000
Don May papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1927-2009; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1982
Donald Jackson Scroll
Abstract A Roman capitals demonstration sheet created by calligrapher Donald Jackson, about 20 feet in length, from a class taught in San Francisco in 1977.
Donald M. Anderson Papers
Abstract Correspondence, materials relating to publications, graphic art work, calligraphic broadsides and booklets, teaching materials, and subject files of Madison, Wisconsin calligrapher and design educator Donald Myers Anderson.
Dates: 1834-1995; Majority of material found within 1942-1995
Donald R. Neruda papers
Abstract Eleven specimens of calligraphy by Chicago-area calligrapher Donald R. Neruda. One specimen is on stained glass.
Dates: approximately 1980-2002
Douglas C. McMurtrie papers
Abstract Chicago designer, publisher and printing historian. Includes extensive correspondence concerning his professional roles at Cuneo Press, Ludlow Typograph Co., the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, and various WPA projects, as well as files of material for his many writings on printing history and design. A few files concern his early design work, work with disabled veterans, and his role as publisher of works on typography, printing and of the early lesbian novel, Mary...
Dates: 1850-1944; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1944
Ed Colker - Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel papers
Abstract Original art work, correspondence, and proofs for collaborations between poet and translator Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel and artist Ed Colker. Their collaboration of Seven Poems by Pablo Neruda, with translations by Lumsden-Kouvel and artwork by Colker, was published in 2001.
Edward Gordon Craig Correspondence
Abstract Letters from Edward Gordon Craig to Harold Monro of the Poetry Bookshop in London (1911-1926) and from Craig to Guido Morris of The Latin Press (1936-1940, 1945).
Edward M. Catich rubbings
Abstract 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. His collection of monument rubbings were made for his personal research purposes, and assisted in his authoritative tomes on early Roman calligraphy, including his book "Letters Redrawn From the Trajan Inscription in Rome."
Dates: approximately 1936-1960s
Eliza Schulte papers
Abstract Calligraphic manuscript broadsides, finished art boards, posters, brochures, promotional material, project sketches, and other calligraphica by Florida-based self-described "letterist" Eliza Schulte Halliday. Includes some signage commissioned by the Newberry Library for displays.
Dates: approximately 1977-1990
Elizabeth Bowen Howell journals
Identifier: Wing-MS-ZW 883-H859
Abstract Five writing books and manuscript commonplace books written by Elizabeth Howell in Boston, between 1806 and 1833. Books are manuscript, in ink.
Elmer Jacobs papers
Abstract 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.