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:
International Congress of Paper Historians, 1967, records
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Paper Historians
Abstract Copy of the proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Paper Historians, held at Trinity College, Oxford, from September 24-29, 1967. Also includes correspondence about who received copies of the proceedings, called Communications, press clippings and materials about the Congress, and the Congress program.
Abstract Business records and newsletters of the International Trade Composition Association, founded in 1920.
Dates: 1938-1996; Majority of material found within 1951 - 1996
James Dunwoody Collection of Travel Postcards
Abstract Collection of domestic and international postcards and a small amount of other ephemera including trade cards, greeting cards, and viewbooks.
Dates: approximately 1900-1982
James Hayes papers
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.
Jane Hori Iké papers
Abstract Original art work for Jane Iké and Baruch Zimmerman's children's book A Japanese Fairy Tale (New York: F. Warne, 1982).
John Avila papers
Abstract Calligraphic works, both sketches and final pieces, created by self-taught Chicago-based calligrapher John Avila. Avila was active in the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, serving as its president for six years. Collection also includes a few calligraphic tools and some photographs of Avila.
John B. Goetz Papers
Abstract Correspondence and job files of Chicago book and magazine designer John B. Goetz. The largest part of the collection concerns his work on the award-winning translation of the Iliad by Richard Lattimore, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. There are also files on some of his freelance design projects.
John Blew collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA
Abstract Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.
Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870-1999
John Carter calligraphic letters
Abstract Letters, postcards and related materials collected as examples of the handwriting of calligraphers among John Carter's friends, including Sydney Cockerell, Alfred Fairbank, E.A. Lowe, Francis Meynell, Paul Standard, Janet Stone, Irene Wellington, Aubrey West. Also included are a few letters by historical figures, i.e. May Morris, A.J.A. Symons, and C.J. Turner.
John E. Rothensteiner papers
Abstract Parish priest in Fredericktown and St. Louis, Missouri; born in 1860, ordained in 1884, raised to the monsignorate in 1934. Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning Rothensteiner's work as a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, historian and censor librorum, poet, essayist and journalist. Some published works and correspondence in German are provided with translations by Sister Callista Campion, author of...
John Francis Holme Drawings
Abstract Fifteen pen-and-ink drawings by illustrator and printer Frank Holme and a printed list of the officers and stockholders of the Bandar Log Press, established by Holme.
John Haynes copybooks and notes
Identifier: VAULT box-Wing-MS-81
Abstract School writing books, handwriting exercises and notes by John Haynes, a student; one entry is a long poem entitled "Tribute to the memory of Mrs. R.P. Stevens wife of Rodolphus Stevens and daughter of John Clement of Townsend ..." and dated at Townsend, Mass. 1849; some other exercises are dated Dec. 5, 1849 at Townsend; one loose sheet dated Sept. 8, 1855.
John M. Wing Foundation printing ephemera collection
Abstract Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.
Dates: approximately 1750-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1900-1999
John M. Wing Papers
Abstract Correspondence, book invoices, books and lists, and some compiled scrapbooks by Chicago book collector John M. Wing.
Jon C. Acker collection of birth, baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates
Abstract Birth, baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates, etc. from Europe and North America, in a multitude of languages, and combination of print and manuscript. The earliest certificates are from the 17th century, and the latest from the mid-20th century, and display a variety of printing techniques and certificate form styles.
Kenneth Nebenzahl records
Abstract Records of Chicago bookseller Nebenzahl dating from 1961-1984. Records include correspondence, stock, travel, and sales records.
Kenneth O. Johnson papers
Abstract One original calligraphic manuscript by KOJ, a lettering artist for several design firms in Chicago; correspondence, cards, and envelopes exchanged with other calligraphers; some printed ephemera.
Dates: 1931-1985; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1973
Laura Bannon collection of illustrations
Abstract Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.
Letter Arts Review records
Abstract Correspondence, calligraphic samples, advertising and press releases, magazine issues, publications, catalogs, and photographs documenting the publication of Letter Arts Review (formerly Calligraphy Idea Exchange and Calligraphy Review), a quarterly magazine devoted to contemporary and historical lettering, calligraphy, typography, and text-based art.
Dates: 1969-2003; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1998
Letterhead and stationery collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-NC1002-.L47-L48
Abstract This is a growing collection of letterheads, envelopes, and stationery sheets. Geographic coverage includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The bulk of materials come from Illinois, particularly the Chicago region. Most items were issued between approximately 1900 and approximately 1925.
Dates: approximately 1900-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1925
Martha Friedberg Papers
Identifier: VAULT-folio-Wing MS-333
Abstract Letters from Martha Friedberg to illustrator and book artist Caryl Seidenberg. Most letters concern their Vixen Press collaboration "Water poem and others" and about 10 poems by Friedberg. Poems include: Hans, Writing the poem, Ritual in the meadow, Old photograph, The grandparent poem, For Alice Wormser Asher 1884-1920, and The long boat; also includes untitled poems and an additional copy of Ritual in the meadow.
Mary Gehr Papers
Abstract Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.
Dates: 1828-1997; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1997
Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig Collection of Ephemera
Identifier: Case Wing-oversize-ZA 3 .498
Abstract A collection of 179 miscellaneous specimens of work executed at the Meisterschule für das Graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig, including booklets, broadsides, school announcements, commercial advertisements, and book jackets. Creation dates range from approximately 1920 to approximately 1938.
Dates: approximately 1920 to approximately 1938; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1938
Muriel Underwood papers
Identifier: VAULT box-Wing-MS-96
Abstract Correspondence (some calligraphy), clippings, printed ephemera, notes on phone calls, etc. concerning the 50th anniversary publication of the Society of Typographic Arts and other projects, such as reprinting the STA's Book of Oz Cooper : an appreciation of Oswald Bruce Cooper; correspondents include Robert Borja, Thea Wheelwright of Bond Wheelwright Co., Susan Scott and Paula ThompSon of Wexford Press.
Dates: 1950-1977; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1977
Naoma Zimmerman papers
Abstract Chicago social worker and author of children's books. Collection includes original typescripts with sketches, color photocopies of books, news clippings, and photocopies of notebooks and writings.