Special Collections Department
PAUL A. BENNETT
1914 - 1973
(bulk dates 1930 - 1960)
Manuscript Collection Number: 210
Accessioned: Purchased, July 1987
Extent: 3.3 linear ft. (786 items)
Content: Correspondence, brochures, prospectuses, broadsides, pamphlets, articles, speeches, books, photographs, newsletters, and ephemera
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1990-1991 by Anita A. Wellner
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Paul A. Bennett (1897-1966) was director of typography for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company for thirty years until his retirement in 1962. Mr. Bennett lectured on and wrote articles about printing and typography. Bennett was one of the founders, then unofficial secretary of the Typophiles; he frequently coordinated the printing efforts of the group and wrote a number of the forewords and introductions to Typophile publications.
The Typophiles is a group of individuals involved in the graphic arts, who originally came together for a series of occasional, informal luncheon meetings in New York City. The Typophiles regularly printed "keepsakes" on the occasion of special events. Loosely organized, the Typophiles maintained no officers or boards, but Paul A. Bennett became the behind-the- scenes coordinator of publications. Frequently he originated and directed the progress of publications. In addition to keepsakes, the Typophiles published a series of monographs and a series of Chap Books with commentaries.
In addition to numerous articles, Paul Bennett wrote Books and Printing, issued by the World Publishing Company. In 1961 he received the Gold Medal award of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Mr. Bennett died in New York on December 18, 1966.
New York Times, December 19, 1966. Obituary. Page 37.
The Paul A. Bennett Collection consists of 3.3 linear feet of correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia from the library of type designer Paul A. Bennett. Spanning the dates 1914-1971 (bulking 1930-1960), the collection demonstrates some of the typographic projects on which Bennett worked. It also conveys some of the friendships and working relationships that he established with experts in the fields of typography, graphic arts, and printing.
The collection includes materials related to Bennett’s work with a number of organizations in which he was an active participant, such as the Typophiles, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Rounce & Coffin Club of California. There is correspondence and printed material related to Bennett’s friendships with “the First Lady of Typography,” Beatrice Warde; engraver Rudolph Ruzicka; and printer Lester Douglas. The collection also includes material for two of Bennett’s jobs for The Mergenthaler Linotype Company, namely Revised Index and Addenda to One-Line Specimen Book: 2 and The Doubleday Dictionary, as well as articles and speeches written by Bennett.
The collection is organized into thirteen series: I. The Typophiles, II. The American Institute of Graphics, III. The Rounce & Coffin Club, IV. The Mergenthaler Linotype Company, V. Beatrice Warde, VI. Rudolf Ruzicka, VII. Lester Douglas, VIII. Printing and Graphic Arts, IX. Articles by Bennett, X. Speeches by Bennett, XI. Material honoring Paul Bennett, XII. Bookplates of Paul Bennett, and XIII. Miscellaneous material.
The collection includes a variety of printed ephemera, including a number of keepsakes from fine private presses such as a set of memorial keepsakes created to honor Bennett in 1966. A majority of the run of News from the Outpost, a publication by Americans in Britain during World War II, can be found in Series V.3. Galley proofs for Typophile Chapbooks, newsletters and exhibition catalogs for the American Institute of Graphic Arts, books and printed matter written by Beatrice Ward, exemplify the types of printed material available in this collection.
I. The Typophiles, 1937-1973 II. The American Institute of Graphics, 1923-1958 III. The Rounce & Coffin Club, 1940-1950 IV. The Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1951-1959 V. Beatrice Warde, 1928-1969 VI. Rudolf Ruzicka, 1935-1961 VII. Lester Douglas, 1959 VIII. Printing and Graphic Arts, 1952-1961 IX. Articles written by Bennett, 1943-1965 X. Speeches presented by Bennett, 1963 XI. Material honoring Paul A. Bennett, 1952-1953 XII. Bookplates of Paul A. Bennett, [n.d.] XIII. Miscellaneous material, 1914-1965
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Series I. The Typophiles, 1937-1973 This material includes printed books and keepsakes, dummies for books, correspondence, The Typophiles logo, and galley proofs of Portrait of a Publisher. 1 F1A A logo for The Typophiles Original black and white graffito (12" by 12") for “The Typophiles, New York.” 1 item F1B Storage box labeled “Typophile Keepsakes” 1 item F2 Sample book covers for Typophile Chap Books or keepsakes 6 items F3 The Typophiles Chap Books VII. Roman Numerals, Typographic Leaves and Pointing Hands: Some Notes on their Origin, History, and Contemporary Use by Paul McPharlin. New York: The Typophiles, 1942. Unbound page proof, 103 pp. F4 Typophile Chap Books: Number 28. Calligraphics - Hands and Forms Rendered by Twenty-five American Scribes for The Typophiles. New York: The Typophiles, 1955. Foreword by Paul Bennett. Set of unbound page proofs 134 pp. Galley proof, 2 pp. F5 Typophile Chap Books: XXXIII. Owed to the Book compiled and edited by William E. Lickfield for The Typophiles. Philadelphia: The Typophiles, . Incomplete set of page proofs with the initial page bearing instructions for the trimming of the pages Complete set of unbound but sewn pages with a blank cover 2 F6 Typophile Chap Books: 42. Portrait of a Publisher 1915/1965. I. Reminiscences and Reflections by Alfred A. Knopf. New York: The Typophiles, 1965. Introduction by Bennett. Galley proofs with autograph corrections by Bennett, 100 leaves F7 Typophile Chap Books: 43. Portrait of a Publisher II and the Borzoi Imprint: Recollections and Appreciations by Alfred A. Knopf. New York: The Typophiles, 1965. Introduction by Paul Bennett. Galley proofs with autograph corrections by Bennett, 100 leaves 2 F8 [Typophile Chap Book: 49.] Disquisition on the Composing Stick by Martin K. Speckter. New York: The Typophiles, 1969. 4 items, 66 pp. Speckter to Leslie, Loos, and Antin 1969 Mar 5 TL(carbon) 1 p. Speckter to “Herman” n.d. ANS 1 p. Ts (carbon) of text, 64 pp. With cover F9 Typophile Monograph 34. Books and People by Jacob Kohn. Los Angeles: Richard J. Hoffman, 1951. 2 items, 38 pp. Two copies of the booklet F10 Paul A. Bennett Memorial Keepsake,  26 items, 122 pp. 21 different printed keepsakes Note: By members of The Typophiles issued in memory of Paul Bennett, including Peter Dorn, Fridolf Johnson, Warren Chappell, Bill Jackson, and Charles Antin. These are from fine private presses such as the Cherryburn Press, the Greenwood Press, the Creekside Press, the Mermaid Press, the Four Ducks Press, and the Stinehour Press. There are some duplicates. Special printing of Ronald Johnson’s The Round Earth on Flat Paper, The Finial Press, Urbana, Ill., 1968. Keepsake for John W. Marchi Offprint of Johnson, Fridolf. “The Typophiles … and a keepsake.” American Artist, May 1969. F11 Devices from or by Typophiles, 1938 18 items, 38 pp. Printed announcement for a Typophiles book Examples of some devices “A Device for Paul A. Bennett” by Maverick Press “Trademark for the Typophiles” by Maverick Press Series I. The Typophiles (cont’d) 2 F12 Frederick Goudy Pamphlets 2 items, 25 pp. Two pamphlets by The Typophiles to honor F. W. Goudy on his 73rd and 74th birthdays: Transcript of a Goudy Broadcast 1-28-39, reprint with envelope A Note on the 105th Type Designed by Fred W. Goudy (1938) F13 Adolf Wo Bist Du? 12 pp. Pamphlet for "Ye Typophiles" by unidentified press. The pamphlet consists of text and caricatures of Adolph Hitler and “Tojo.” F14 Announcements, Prospectus, and Information from The Typophiles, 1937-1973 32 items, 78 pp. Promotional material sent by Bennett, acting as secretary for The Typophiles, including inserts, questionnaires and: List of titles of Typophile Chap Books Prospectus for Printers as Men of the World, 3 copies Prospectus for A Typological Tally “Low Calorie (and low morale) Diet,” 2 copies Prospectus for Kelmscott Doves and Ashendene, 5 copies Prospectus for George Clymer and the Columbian Press F15A W.W. Tompkins Dinner Ephemera related to a dinner held for W.W. Tompkins including Bennett’s placecard, a receipt, Bennett’s notes for a speech, the menu, a postcard, door prize list, photocopy of signatures of attendees and photographs “Tommy” (W.W. Tompkins) to “Paul/Madge, Ted/Kitty, Burt/all” 1965 Dec 1 TLS 1 p. F15B Miscellaneous Material 6 prints of a portrait of Herb Farber from engravings by Bernard Brussel-Smith, 3 signed, 3 unsigned, with envelope Luncheon and dinner information cards and keepsakes Selective Check Lists of Press Books, Part Ten by Will Ransom. New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1949. “Books” specimen page? “Bob Leslie Named To President Post Of The Typophiles” reprint from Printing News. Dec 27, 1969. Series II. The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1923-1958 Includes bound volumes of the Fifty Books of the Year catalogs for 1923-1944. Paul A. Bennett was an active member of the AIGA. 3 F16A Information, 1935-1944, 1958 Report of the Fifty Books Committee for 1935 The American Institute of Graphic Arts: Objects and Activities, Constitution and By-Laws. New York: George Grady Press, Sep 1935. With letter from C.C. Lane, President, AIGA to “Dear Member” 1935 Nov 8 TLS 1 p. How our quarter century began: an address delivered at the 25th Annual Meeting…May 31st, 1939. Grand Rapids, MI: Commonwealth Printing Co. Keepsake No. 63 Invitations to lectures and meetings President’s report for 1941-42, Ts, 11 pp. Clippings “A Letter from the Critical Committee” F16B Newsletters, 1934-1944, 1958 1934 Nov 20 1942 Oct 1943 Jan 1943 Mar 1943 Dec 1943 Sep 1944 Sep 1958 Oct F16C Annual Meeting, 1945 Announcement of Annual Meeting Informational correspondence to members regarding elections Press release regarding elections Report of the President for 1944-1945, Ts, 11pp. F17A Exhibitions Exhibition catalogs, announcements, calls for submissions, programs for openings, 18 items F17B Annual Book Auction Items related to the AIGA Annual Book Auction including checklists, reminders and a poster, 9 items 3 F17C Fifty Books of the Year, 1923-1944 4 items (659 pp.) Books selected and shown under the auspices of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Consists of two bound volumes. Volume one contains the issues for 1923-1934, 315 pp. This volume bears Bennett’s bookplate. A catalog for 1923 and a retrospective catalog for 1923-1932 are laid in. Volume two contains issues for 1936-1944. 344 pp. Series III. The Rounce & Coffin Club, California, 1940-1950 Includes correspondence and printed material. Paul Bennett was a non-resident member of the club and spoke at several meetings. 4 F18 Announcements, Keepsakes, Correspondence, and Speeches, 1940-1950 Caroline Anderson to Bennett 1946 Jan 1 ALS 1 p. H. Richard Archer to Bennett 1947 Jan 27 TLS 1 p. Mar 1 TLS 1 p. 1948 Feb 18 TLS 1 p. 1949 Nov 10 TLS 1 p. Bennett to Archer 1947 Mar 7 TL(carbon) 2 pp. 1948 Mar 1 TL(carbon) 1 p. Announcements and invitations to club events, exhibition catalogs, reprints, offprints, broadsides, poster, clipping, including: The Mantua-Makers: A poem. Broadside. 1949. From H. Dick Arhcur. A Picture, sent to G. Dahlstrom. Broadside. “Oh! If there were no printers” by E.M. Heist. “Wide prospects: an address delivered at the thirty-seventh commencement exercises … Los Angeles City College, 1949.” Program. Autograph notes in Bennett’s hand on two different lectures Poster for 5th Annual Founder’s Day. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Jun 5, 1949. Series IV. The Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1951-1959 Revised Index and Addenda to One-Line Specimen Book: 2 4 F19A Proofs with autograph corrections and note: “Ok 11/17/52,” 27 pp. F19B Proofs with autograph note “R? 11/19,” 1 p. Proofs with autograph corrections and note: “Checked 11/13/52,” 26 pp. F19C Proofs with overlay sheets, 10 pp. F19D Autograph notes in Bennett’s hand, 2 pp. “To be added to Index,” Ts with autograph notes, 3 pp. Proofs with autograph corrections, 12 pp. F19E Proofs, 9 pp. F19F Proofs with autograph notes, 27 pp. “ok 11/14/52 Rf” and “Dble checked 11/24/52 P.” F19G Revised Index and Addenda to One-Line Specimen Book: 2. June 5, 1951. 20 pp. F19H Cards with printed designs Original sketches “E” and “F” “Fairfield Medium: Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka.” Ts, 1 p. Printed “EF” design Advance proof font descriptions, 12 pp. Sketches on vellum, 3 pp. “On Paragraph Marks.” Ts, 1 p. “Eldorado: Designed by W.A. Dwiggins.” Ts, 1 p. Galley proofs with autograph notes, 1 p. Proof with autograph note “more coming 8/22/52,” 1 p. Galley proofs, 11 pp. “Yuletide Decoration.” Ts, 1 p. “Addenda Specimen Alphabets.” Ts, 1 p. “Revised index and addenda:2.” Ts, 1 p. “Revised index and addenda:2.” Ts, 1 p. Sketches for title page Mock up pages Galley proofs, 5 pp. Ts mockup with autograph note: “omit,” 3 pp. Autograph notes, 3 pp. Galley proof, 2 pp. Jackson Burke to Harvey George 1952 Sep 16 ANS 1 p. from Bennett 1952 Sep 16 TL 2 pp. Oct 22 TL 2 pp. 4 Doubleday Dictionary F20A Miscellaneous Autograph notes, 3 pp. Photocopy, 1 p. Autograph notes, 2 pp. Proof pages with autograph notes, 3 pp. Proof pages, 2 pp. TLS (carbon) from Bennett to Jackson Burke, Nov 19, 1959, 1 p. Proof pages, 5 pp. Autograph note, 3 pp. Photocopy with overlay sheet with autograph notes, 2 pp. F20B Photocopies with autograph notes, 16 pp. F20C Autograph notes, 2 pp. Proofs, 10 pp. Photocopies, 2 pp. F20D Uncut page proofs, 32 pp. F21 Ts (mimeograph) with autograph notations. June 9, 1959. 171 pp. Series V. Beatrice Warde, 1928-1969 Includes correspondence, photographs, printed books, and issues of London Calling and Outpost. Series V.1. Visits and Tours in the United States, -1966 Includes correspondence, keepsakes by various groups in honor of Beatrice Warde, photographs of Warde and others (including Paul Bennett), clippings about her visits, and other ephemera. Arranged chronologically. 5 F22 1937-1947 Keepsake produced by Bennett for Warde Warde to Paul Bennett n.y. Mar 6 ALS 1 p. Bennett to Warde 1939 Mar 7 TL(carbon) 1 p. With second carbon copy on letterhead. “This is a printing office” greeting card from Warde “to her friends and colleagues of the printing trade in America: June 1940.” 2 copies “We Are An Army of a Million Americans” pamphlet New York Herald Tribune. Feb 10, 1941, page 1. With autograph notes. “Eagle Club closing ‘for alterations.’” The Stars and Stripes. Apr 29, 1943. New York, London. With autograph notes. The token of Freedom. Prospectus and specimen pages. With envelope addressed to Arthur Rushmore from Warde. “Typophiles dedicate a book to England.” American Printer. May 1941. p. 34 “Keepsake on the occasion of introducing Beatrice L. Warde to friends of Print.” With invitation and clippings. “Books across the sea” reprint from The Manchester Guardian. Apr 12, 1947. “Reflections: -- B.W. 8-21-1947.” Ts, 2 pp. Autograph notes in Bennett’s hand, 4 pp. Photograph of Warde. Fotographic Services Inc, NY. Signed by Lise Steiner. 5 F23 1950-1952 Warde to Bennett n.y. Mar 3 ALS 2 pp. With envelope Announcement of Warde’s talk in Philadelphia, Mar 10, 1950 What’s that typeface. London: The Monotype Corporation. “Keepsake for dinner by The Ampersands 4/4/1950.” 2 copies, with envelopes. Invitation to dinner for Warde at Architectural League, Apr 28, 1950. 2 copies. “This is a printing office” printed card Autograph notes in Bennett’s hand “BW” design on card in Bennett’s? hand Type Directors Club Membership roster for 1950 Folder with hand lettered label including: Imprinted keepsake, 2 copies Type Directors Club Membership roster for 1950 “Beatrice Warde: Printing Should Be Invisible” keepsake “Paul Beaujon disguised as Beatrice Warde” broadside Original wood engraving by Bernard Brussel- Smith, signed Bennett to Warde 1952 Jan 7 TL 1 p. from Warde to Bennett 1952 Feb 1 Telegram 1 p. F24 1953-1959 Photographs, each labeled on verso, 8 items Envelope addressed to Bennett Jun 23, 1953 Photograph of Warde with others Clippings F25 1960-1962 Clippings Page 2 of a TL from Bennett to Warde, Mar 28, 1960, 1 p. Photocopy of attendees’ signatures at dinner, Jun 20, 1962 Announcement postcard for Warde luncheon Envelope addressed to Bennett 5 F26 1965 Warde to Bennett 1965 May 4 Telegram 1 p. May 11 Telegram 1 p. May 11 TLS 3 pp. Warde to Dr. Robert L. Leslie 1965 May 11 TL(carbon) 5 pp. Thomas W. McDonald (Bill) to Bennett and Warde 1965 Jun 2 TLS 2 pp. With envelope Bennett to Warde 1965 Jun 11 TL(carbon) 1 p. Autograph note in Bennett's hand Postcard announcement of Warde’s talk on “Heritage of the Graphic Arts” 1965 Clippings and 14 photographs with envelope Photocopy of attendees’ signatures at Typophile’s dinner Jun 6, 1965 Photocopy of call for contributions for keepsake in honor of Warde Folder with label “Being a visible bouquet for Beatrice Warde Keepsakes, 15 items, with autograph list, 2 pp. F27 Miscellaneous, 1939-1966 Clippings and photographs R.L. to Mr. Rushmore 19 Dec 24 ACS 1 p. Erling Bache to Reginald Orcutt 1939 Jun 15 TLS 1 p. With envelope “Chapbook commentary No. 6” “Graphic Arts Columbia University” pamphlet Typophile miscellany Pomfrets, London postcard advertisement Reprint of obituary for Warde Printed sample of Monotype Gills Sans Broadside from the Marchbanks Press 16 envelopes addressed to Bennett, Reginald Orcutt, Arthur Rushmore, many opened by censors. One includes cancelled stamps. Series V.2. London Calling: The Overseas Journal of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1940-1946 6 F28A 1940-1941. Material related to London Calling “This is London Calling” program description and schedule for BBC broadcasts, North American Transmission Prospectus TLS from Sir Stephen Tallents, Controller, Overseas Services, BBC, Aug 7, 1941, 1 p. F28B Issues Nos. 62, 95-107 of London Calling Series V.3. News From the Outpost Published by Americans in Britain Outpost of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. Printed in London by Unwin Brother Ltd. F29A 1940 Aug – 1943 May Issues were sent to Arthur Rushmore and Paul Bennett. Includes issues 1-36 with some wrappers. Some of the issues bear autograph notes to Bennett from Beatrice Warde. Issues 1-20 were titled News from the Outpost. Beginning with issue 21, the title changed to The Outpost. Also includes: Envelope labeled “The National City Bank of New York/ New York City/ For the American Outpost in Great Britain India: Speeches Delivered at a Tea Given by The American Outpost in London on May 6th, 1943, in Honour of The Rt. Hon. Leopold Amery, M. P. Secretary of State for India. London: Unwin Bros. Ltd. “A letter from Beatrice Warde in London to her friends in the U.S.A.” galley with autograph notes to Bennett TLS (mimeograph) signed by Beatrice Warde, Mar 1941, 2 pp. F29B 1943 Jun – 1946 Jan/Mar Issues 37-60, 62-67, 69 7 F30A 1940 Aug – 1941 Feb Issues 2-13, some duplicates Reprint of a political cartoon from The Evening Standard Aug 26, 1940 Offprint “Nazism and The Bill of Rights” “A letter from Beatrice Warde in London to her friends in the U.S.A.” galley addressed to Mr. Rushmore, signed by Warde The St. James Lyre and the Piccadilly Gazette. Vol. 1, No. 12, Dec 17, 1940 Christmas card from the St. James’ Bomber Fund Warde to Arthur Rushmore n.d. TLS(mimeograph) 2 pp. 1940 Oct TLS(mimeograph) 2 pp. Dec 24 TLS(mimeograph) 2 pp. F30B 1941 Feb – 1941 Jul Issues 13-15, 17-20, some duplicates. “Foodstuffs for Europe,” reprint from Aug 8, 1940 “American Generosity in War Relief Work” reprint from The [London] Times Jun 4, 1941, 2 copies TL “Greeting from the American Outpost in Great Britain” Warde to Rushmore 1941 May 31 TLS 4 pp. Charles A. Dana, Vice President American Outpost in Great Britain, to Rushmore 1941 Jun 19 TLS 1 p. Includes membership application F31A 1941 Aug – 1943 Sep Issues 21-28, 30-31, 34, 38-41 Copy of the pamphlet India that appears also in F29A Clippings F31B 1943 Oct – 1946 Jan/Mar Issues 42, 44-47, 49, 51, 53, 55-57, 64-67, 69 Series V.4. Books written by Beatrice Warde, 1928-1940 7 F32 Bergerettes and Other Light Lyrics of the French XVII-XVIII Centuries by Paul Beaujon. Frankfurt Main: The Fleuron, 1928. 14 pp. F33 Enjoying England: A Book About An Enchanted Island by B. L. Warde. London: London & North Eastern Railway, 1931. 64 pp. F34 A Letter From London by Beatrice Warde. New York: Privately Printed, n.d. 25 pp. F35 “The Same Book” A Suggestion to Readers on the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Invention of Printing with Movable Type by Beatrice Warde An American in England. London: Privately Printed for the Author, June 1940. 16 pp. F36 The Shelter in Bedlam: A Story in Dialogue by B. L. Warde. Edinburgh: Privately Printed for B. L. W., 1937-38. 45 p Series V.5. Printed Lectures, Speeches, and Articles by Beatrice Warde, 1932-1969 F37 Printing Should Be Invisible “Printing Should Be Invisible.” An address by Beatrice L. Warde before the British Typographers’ Guild at St. Bride’s Institute London. New York: The Marchbanks Press, 1937. 12 pp. “Printing Should Be Invisible.” Copy of an address by Mrs. Beatrice Warde before the British Typographers’ Guild at St. Bride’s Institute London. New York: The Marchbanks Press, 1932. 15 pp. “Beatrice Warde: Printing Should Be Invisible.” New York: American Book-Stratford Press, . 12 pp. “Printing Should Be Invisible” by Beatrice Warde. New York: Privately Printed for W. R. Thurman, Jr., 1935. 13 pp. 8 F38 “Design and Management.” The Special Lecture given to The London Centre of the Printers’ Managers and Overseers Association on Wednesday, May 25, 1949 by Mrs. Beatrice Warde. 4 pp. F39 “New Light on Typographic Legibility” by Beatrice Warde. Reprint from The Penrose Annual. Volume 50, 1956, pp. 51-55. 5 pp. F40 “The Rescuing Mouse.” A Speech by Beatrice Warde Opening an Exhibition of Private Press Printing Organized in 1963 by The London Chappell. Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1969. 13 pp. F41 Selections From the Addresses and Essays of B W Commemorating Mrs. Warde's Visit to the U. S. in April, 1967. Jackson Heights, N. Y.: Frank E. Powers, n.d. 12 pp. F42 “Typography in Art Education.” A paper read at the Annual Conference, 1945, of the National Society for Art Education by Beatrice Warde. Leicester: The Association of Art Institutions and The National Society for Art Education, 1946. 22 pp. Series V.6. Books Related to Beatrice Warde, 1953-1962 F43 Go To It: An Exchange of Letters in Nineteen Fifty Eight on the Subject of Typography Between Beatrice Warde of the Monotype Corporation of London England and Arnold Rockman then Secretary of the Society of Typographic Designers of Canada. Thornhill, Ontario: Village Press, 1962. 19 pp. Inscribed to Bennett by Gus Reuter Gustav Reuter to Bennett n.y. Jul 30 TLS 1 p. Bennett to “Mr. Rockman and … printers, Gus and Vincent Reuter” 1962 Jul 11 TLS(carbon) 1 p. F44 Concerning Some Words by Beatrice Warde & Types by Varied Hands. Maple Shade, N.J.: The Pickering Press, 1953. 56 pp. F45 “Beatrice Warde, the First Lady of Typography” by John Dreyfus. 8 pp. Series V. Beatrice Warde (cont’d) Series V.7. Presentation Copies From Beatrice Warde, 1953-1961 8 F46A The Little Yelloe Car by Sally Holliae. London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1961. Presentation copy to Paul Bennett from Beatrice Warde. 32 pp. F46B The Form and Order of The Service That Is To Be Performed and the Ceremonies That Are To Be Observed in The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Abbey Church of St. Peter Westminster on Tuesday The Second Day of June 1953. Oxford: The University Press, n.d. Presentation copy to The Typophiles [New York] from Beatrice Warde, June 3, 1953. 48 pp. Series V.8. Other books sent by Beatrice Warde, 1931-1940 F47A The London Mercury. Volume XXV, No. 145, November 1931. 164 pp. F47B Planning For War & Peace: Ten Leading Articles Reprinted From The Times. London: The Times Publishing Company, Limited, 1940. 40 pp. Series VI. Rudolph Ruzicka, 1935-1961 Includes correspondence, biographical notes, and proofs for the Random House Dictionary and Billy Rose's Nobody Important, on which artist and engraver Ruzicka and Bennett collaborated. 9 F48 Biographical Material About Ruzicka,  Typescript with autograph corrections Notes by Bennett about Ruzicka Ts essay by Ruzicka titled, "A Note on the Development of Colour Printing From Wood Engravings" F49 Material Related to Billy Rose's Nobody Important,  Bennett and Ruzicka collaborated on this Overbrook Press Christmas booklet. TL (carbon) from Bennett to Ruzicka Galley proofs of Nobody Important Print Proofs for two Mergenthaler bookplates which they designed 9 F50 Ruzicka’s Design of the Random House College Dictionary, 1961 Proofs with autograph corrections and notes by Bennett and Ruzicka Ruzicka to Bennett 1961 Feb 25 ALS 1 p. Mar 2 ALS 1 p. Mar 7 ALS 1 p. Bennett to Ruzicka 1961 Mar 7 TL(carbon) 1 p. Bennett to Harry Gage 1961 Feb 24 TL(carbon) 1 p. Andre Braun to Bennett 1961 Mar 5 TLS(x) 1 p. Mar 13 TLS(x) 1 p. F51 Type Specimen Sheets of Types Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka, n.d. Includes one sheet of Fairfield Type designed by Ruzicka F52 Miscellaneous Material, 1935-1951 American Institute of Graphic Arts catalog An Exhibition of the Work of Rudolph Ruzicka Printed keepsake honoring Ruzicka given by The Society of Printers for the Study and Advancement of the Art of Printing, 1951 Bennett to Ruzicka 1947 Dec 1 TL(carbon) 1 p. 1949 Apr 19 TL(carbon) 1 p. Ruzicka to Bennett 1949 Apr 5 ACS 1 p. Series VII. Lester Douglas, 1959 9 F53 Correspondence, 1959 Jan 30 - Mar 30 Information Bulletin January 19, 1959 from the Library of Congress which describes an American Institute of Graphic Arts dinner honoring Lester Douglas Bennett to Douglas 1959 Feb 2 TL(carbon) 1 p. Feb 10 TL(carbon) 2 pp. Feb 17 TL(carbon) 1 p. Mar 20 TL(carbon) 2 pp. Douglas to Bennett 1959 Jan 30 ALS 2 pp. Feb 4 ALS 5 pp. Feb 10 ALS 5 pp. Feb 12 ALS 1 p. Mar 15 ALS 3 pp. Series VIII. Printing and Graphic Arts, 1952-1961 A journal by The Stinehour Press. F54 Correspondence and Announcements, 1952-1961 Ray Nash to Bennett 1955 Jan 24 ALS 1 p. Bennett to Roderic D. Stinehour 1959 Jul 1 TL(carbon) 1 p. 1961 Mar 10 TL(carbon) 1 p. Jim Eckman to Bennett 1960 Mar 4 TNS 1 p. Bennett to Eckman 1960 Mar 9 TL(carbon) 1 p. Stinehour to Bennett 1961 Mar 4 TLS 1 p. Series IX. Articles written by Bennett, 1943-1965 Includes reprinted articles, research notes for articles, and correspondence. 9 F55 Reprinted Articles by Bennett, 1960-1962 Includes reprints from The Penrose Annual of articles written by Bennett: “The Typophiles' Adventures in Bookmaking” from volume 54, 1960 “Distinguished American Book Designers and Printers” from volume 55, 1961 “American Children's Books in a Changing World” from volume 56, 1962 Also includes an announcement for The Penrose Annual F56 Correspondence and Research Notes for Possible Articles, 1943-1965 Includes a Ts (carbon) essay on John Baskerville, 6 pp. Autograph notes on an article about the Grabhorns, 6 pp. Reprinted article on T. M. Cleland by Valter Falk in Swedish (1965) Correspondence, clippings, tear sheets, and photocopies for research related to a World War II song, “Dirty Gertie From Bizerte” (1943) Bennett to “Val” 1965 Jan 24 TLS(carbon) 1 p. James Barnett to Bennett 1943 Apr 30 TLS 1 p. Series X. Speeches presented by Bennett, 1963 Two speeches delivered by Paul Bennett in 1963. 10 F57 Notes, Programs, and Invitations for Speeches by Bennett, 1963 Autograph notes for an address at UCLA on November 7, 1963 Invitation, program, and Ts notes for a speech for the Stanford University Libraries (October 18, 1963) titled “The Enduring Pleasures of Fine Book Making.” The Stanford address coincided with the dedication of Gunst Memorial Library. Designs for the posters and the brochure announcing a Bennett speech Series XI. Material honoring Paul A. Bennett, 1952-1953 F58 Prints and Drawing, 1952-1953 Prints from an engraving of Bennett by John De Pol Original drawing of Bennett drawn, inscribed and signed by George F. Trenholm “Membership Scroll to Paul A. Bennett from Privy Council Press” (1953) Brochure for an exhibition, “Printers at Play,” at The Lakeside Press Galleries (1952) which includes items contributed by Paul Bennett Series XII. Bookplates of Paul A. Bennett, [n.d.] 10 F59 Printed designs of bookplates created for Paul A. Bennett for his personal library. Also includes several bookplates for the Linotype Library of Mergenthaler. Includes ten different designs. Series XIII. Miscellaneous material, 1914-1965 Includes a copy of Letters and Lettering, A Treatise with 200 Examples, and various pieces of ephemera collected by Bennett. F60 Ephemera Collected by Paul Bennett, 1949-1965 Brochures and information concerning a tour of Princeton, N. J. Printed items related to small presses Correspondence with the U. S. Copyright Office and with Sherwood Grover F61 Letters and Lettering by Frank Chouteau Brown (1914), 1914-1922 Copy owned by Bennett and bears his bookplate and is inscribed by him. Laid in is a brochure about the John Huntington Polytechnic Institute (1921-1922)