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Materials designed and collected by Chicago designer and typographer Burton Cherry, between approximately 1929 and approximately 1962. The collection includes correspondence to and from Cherry, items he designed or which were produced under his supervision, items possibly designed by Cherry, articles containing information about his work, and ephemera he collected.
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.
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.
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.
Professional and some personal papers of Chicago and California designer and photographer, Gene Dekovic, who worked as a freelancer for most of his life. These files include professional papers relating to design and publishing ventures, and to a lesser extent his career as a photographer and author.
Chicago calligrapher, illuminator, and designer. The papers consist largely of roughs and correspondence relating to freelance design and lettering projects. There are also a few student works and some juvenalia.
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.
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.
Papers of Oswald Cooper, Chicago lettering artist, advertising designer and type designer best known for his Cooper Black and Cooper Bold typefaces. Includes art work for type designs; art boards, proofs and finished advertising pieces; and limited correspondence. There is also a file on patent cases of 1926-1928, and Cooper's testimony before Congress on the originality of typefaces, and ephemera from other artists.
Calligraphy collection of correspondence, lettering samples, ephemera, greeting cards and bookplates collected by Chicago art director Raymond Shank; includes handwritten letters to Shank from James Hayes, Tom Gourdie, Anna Hornby, Samuel Katz, Geoffrey Ebbage, and Howard Swensen, handwritten letters from Alfred Fairbank and W.A. Dwiggins to William A. Kittredge, and lettering samples by Shank.
Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Chicago calligrapher and designer Raymond F. DaBoll; includes ephemera from other artists.
Diaries, notes, original manuscripts of writings, design art, correspondence, financial records, printed ephemera, and type specimens from the collection of Robert Hunter Middleton, type designer and fine printer.
Letters, illustration samples, telegram, and photograph, dated between July 21, 1939 and Jan. 28, 1965, concerning the illustration work done by Susanne Suba of New York, for William A. Kittredge, of R.R. Donnelley's Lakeside Press, and the Chicago book design and publishing scene in general during the 1940s.
Original art work, correspondence, and printed pieces by designer, art director, and Carl Street Studio resident, Taylor Poore. Collection includes some family photographs and genealogical information, hand-painted alphabet cards, printed family holiday cards, recipes, and designs for corporations.
Chicago calligrapher and designer. Files concerning Oakdale Press children’s bookplate designs and other projects.
Correspondence, original design work, and music by Chicago musician, artist and designer William Edward Newton.