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Series XI.  Material related to O. Alfred Dickman, 1918-1975


Extent:  1 linear ft.


Contents:  Correspondence, printed keepsakes, galley proofs, plates, newspaper clippings, notes, and photographs


Arrangement:  The series reflects the original arrangement of material.




            A friend of the Liebermans, O. Alfred Dickman was advertising production manager for The New York Herald Tribune.  He was a member of the “Rudge Alumni” (publisher - William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, NY) which included noted typographers Peter Beilenson and James Hendrickson.  An educator, printer, and critic, Dickman was affiliated with the Condé Nast Press and the Bartlett-Orr Press.  He was the president of the Type Directors Club and executive member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.  He retired from the Tribune in 1962.

            The material in this series reflects several aspects of Dickman's life, particularly his work at and retirement from The New York Herald Tribune, and his involvement in such print-related organizations as the Typophiles and the Type Directors Club.  Other material which belonged to Dickman is found throughout the Lieberman papers, particularly the samples and catalogs of type specimens in Series VII.  It is possible that Dickman may have given Lieberman portions of his papers or that they were bequeathed to Lieberman after Dickman's death.

Series XI.  Material related to O. Alfred Dickman, 1918-1975


64        F1        Correspondence, 1935-1975

F2        Christmas greetings, 1927


Photographs, 1949-1965

Photographs of O. Alfred Dickman, Myra Whitney Dickman, Elliot G. Mogul, Paul B. Chaput, John E. Bennett, Samuel F. Chernoble, Martin Hollander, Edward S. Jasser, Ferdy J. Tagle, Louis Van Hanswyk, Irving Lush, Wallace W. Elton, William M. McNeill, Frank C. Gerhart, Melvin Loos, Joseph R. Heelan, Richard T. Daniel, Jerry Gleason, Walter H. Vogel, E. A. Bradley, Walter E. Devaney, Julius Briskie, Wayne Oakley, Benjamin F. Grauer, Burt Carnes, Hermann Zapf, and others

F3        Photographs

F4        Photographs


F5        Family, 1938-1952

Includes two caricature portraits, August 17, 1938

F6        Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1938-1965

F7        Memberships, 1950-1951

F8        Class “Advertising Typography,” 1933-1934

F9        Heritage/Graphic Arts, 1967-1972

F10      Type Directors Club, 1953-1966

F11      Typophiles, 1925-1962



New York Herald Tribune, 1933-1962

The files include several staff newsletters, “What’s Going On?” (1951-1960).  Also includes a photograph of John Feeny, Frank Morgan, Al Anderson, Adele Schall, O. Alfred Dickman, Harold Miller, Joe Mandia, Frank Steo, Sal Azzarello, Don Renahan, Morris Factor, Charlie Del Latte, Bill Stiles, and Bob Russell.

F12      The New York Herald Tribune

F13      The New York Herald Tribune

F14      The New York Herald Tribune, Ayer Cup

Includes photographs of the 1961 award recipients


F15      Notes regarding type specimens/faces, 1933-1939

F16      Work, 1918-1950

F17      Work - electrotyping/stereotyping, 1935-1959

F18      Work - design, 1931-1941

F19      Work - material sent to Dickman, 1929-1949

F20      Work - stationery, n.d.

Series XI.  Material related to O. Alfred Dickman, 1918-1975


65        F21      Printed material, 1934-1957

F22      Printed material about Dickman, 1932-1966

F23      Retirement, 1962

Includes a letter from Paul Standard to Dickman and an original manuscript drawing of Dickman, signed “Best wishes from the publication dept.”

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