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Series VII.  Type Specimens and Commercial Type Directories, 1900s

 

Extent:  12 linear ft.

 

Contents:  Card file, design portfolio, notes, specimen sheets, catalogs, binders, photocopied material, catalogs, brochures, and pamphlets.

 

Arrangement:  Arranged in four subseries:

1. Type specimen sheets (arranged alphabetically by name of type)

2. Specimen sheets in single files (folders in alphabetical order)

3. Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (alphabetically by company)

4. Type specimen reference materials

 

Description:

 

            This series includes a wide range of material related to type design, history, and use.  It also contains information on specific typefaces, typography firms, and general reference, as well as a large amount of photocopied material from various books relating to typography.  Many of the typography firms represented are distributors of type rather than individual design firms.

            While items are not listed individually, both subseries VII.1 and VII.2 contain an important collection of type specimens sheets, with some overlap.  Originally, the reference material in subseries VII.4 was interfiled with the typography firms represented in VII.3; however, it has been organized as a separate subseries.  The information in the reference subseries may have been compiled by Lieberman for his book Types and Typefaces.

            This collection of resources is valuable to researchers studying the proliferation of typography and design firms in the mid-twentieth century.  In addition to promotional material, the series includes catalogs that may be useful in identifying borders, typefaces, or elements in common use for printers of the period.  Also, in F78 is an oversize commercial graphic design portfolio created by an unidentified (W.H. Millstein?) containing original art and examples from letterheads, logos, packaging labels, monograms, awards and certificates.


Series VII.  Type Specimens and Commercial Type Directories, 1900s

 

Series VII.1.  Type specimen sheets, 1900s

Includes an extensive collection of type specimen sheets organized alphabetically by name in individual envelopes

 

44        Ad lib – Cubist

 

45        Dante – Lydian

 

46        Marathon – Zeppelin

 

Series VII.2.  Specimen sheets in files, 1900s

Additional type specimen sheets and brochures grouped alphabetically.

 

47        F1        A

F2        B

F3        C

F4        D

F5        E

F6        F

F7        G

F8        H

F9        I/J

F10      K

F11      L

F12      M

F13      N

F14      O

F15      P/Q

F16      R

 

48        F17      S

F18      T

F19      U

F20      V

F21      W

F22      XYZ

 


48                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

 

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens, 1900s

This subseries contains books, binders, brochures, catalogs, and a Tri-Arts Press card file of type specimen and related material, organized alphabetically by company name.  Largely American, the collection contains considerable representation of New York based typography firms, ca. mid-20th century.

 

            A. T. Edwards Typography – see Heller Typography

 

F23      Ace Typesetters

 

F24      Acme Type Foundry

 

F25      Adcraft Typographers, Inc.

 

F26      Advertising Composition, Inc. (Adco)

 

F27      Allied Typographers, Inc

 

American Type Founders

F28      Specimens

F29      Specimens

F30      Specimens

F31      Specimens

F32      Specimens

F33      American Type Founders Directory

F34      American Type Founders Directory

F35      American Type Founders Directory

F36      American Type Founders Directory

F37      American Type Founders Education Information Publications

 

49        F38      American Type Founders Folio

F39      American Type Founders Idea File

F40      American Type Founders Specimens

F41      American Type Founders Printing Profit Aids

 

F42      Amsterdam Continental, Inc.

 

F43      Amsterdam Continental, Inc.

 

F44      AR Typographers, Inc.


49                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

F45      Atlantic Linotype Corp.

 

F46      Baltotype Type and Composition Corp.

 

F47      Barton Press, Inc.

 

Bauer Alphabets, Inc.

F48      Specimens

F49      Specimens

F50      Specimens

F51      Specimens

 

F52      The Bauer Type Foundry, Inc.

 

F53      Baxter & Spencer, Inc.

 

F54      Bertsch & Cooper

 

F55      Boro Typographers, Inc.

 

F56      Brekas Typesetting

 

F57      Cardinal Type Service, Inc.

 

F58      Charles D. O’Brien, Inc.

 

F59      Colton Press, Inc.

 

50        F60      Composing Room, Inc.

 

F61      Computer Composition (ComCom)

 

F62      Continental Typefounders Association, Inc.

 

F63      Cooper & Beatty Ltd.

 

F64      Cooper and Cohen, Inc.

 

F65      County Linotype Service


50                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

D. Stempel A. G.

F66      Specimens

F67      Specimens

F68      Specimens

 

F69      David F. Greer

 

F70      Dayton Typographic Service

 

F71      Detroit Type Foundry

 

F72      Doller Typographers, Inc.

 

F73      Eastern Printing Corporation

 

F74      Einnehmer & Taylor, Inc.

 

F75      Emil P. Popp & Son

 

F76      Empire Typographers, Inc.

 

F77      F. C. Avis

 

F78      Franklin Typographers, Inc.

 

F79      Frederic Nelson Phillips, Inc.

 

F80      Frederick W. Schmidt, Inc.

 

F81      Frost Brothers, Inc.

 

Unfoldered       Frost Brothers, Inc.

 

F82      Griffin Brothers, Inc.

 

F83      Haas’sche Schriftgießerei A.G.

 

F84      Haber Typographers, Inc.


50                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

F85      Hays-Lochner, Inc.

 

F86      Heller Typography (A. T. Edwards Typography)

 

F87      Heller Typography (A. T. Edwards Typography)

 

51        F88      The Highton Co.

 

F89      Hill & Dale Type Foundry

 

F90      Howard O. Bullard, Inc.

 

F91      International Business Machines

 

F92      International Composition Service

 

F93      Intertype

 

F94      J. M. Bundscho, Inc.

 

F95      J. N. Anzel, Inc.

 

F96      John N. Schaedler, Inc.

 

F97      Judson Type, Inc.

 

King Typographic Service Corp.

F98      Specimen book

F99      Specimen book

F100    Specimen book

F101    Specimen book

F102    Specimen book II

F103    Specimen book II (Duplicate)

F104    Specimen book III

 

F105    Klingspor Typefounders

 

F106    Lanston Monotype Machine Co.

 

F107    Lanston Monotype Machine Co.


51                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

F108    Latent Lettering Co., Inc.

 

F109    Lino Typography, Inc.

 

Linocraft

F110    Specimen book

F111    Specimen book

F112    Specimen book

52        F113    Specimen book

 

F114    Los Angeles Type Founders

 

F115    Lubalin, Burns & Co.

 

Ludlow Typograph Co.

F116    Specimens

F117    Ludlow Typograph Co. Faces

F118    Ludlow Typograph Co. Faces

 

F119    M.J. Baumwell

 

F120    M & L Foundry

 

F121    Maher Typesetting Service

 

F122    Maran Typographers

 

F123    Master Typographers, Inc.

 

Mergenthaler Linotype Co.

F124    Specimens

F125    Specimens

F126    Specimens

F127    Specimens

 

F128    Monotype Corp.

 

F129    Monotype Lists

 

F130    Monotype Specimen Proofs


52                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

F131    Nebiolo

 

F132    New England Typographic Service, Inc.

 

F133    Nu-type Service

 

F134    Oregon Brass Works

 

F135    Oscar Leventhal

 

F136    P. Ribadeau Dumas

 

F137    Paramount Graphic Type Co.

 

F138    Para-tone, Inc.

 

F139    Philmac Typographers

 

Unfoldered       Philmac Types

 

53        F140    Plandome Press

 

F141    Pontiac Graphics Corp.

 

F142    Post Typographers

 

F143    Protype, Inc.

 

F144    Provident Typographers

 

F145    Public Arts

 

F146    Quaker City Type Foundry

 

F147    Rapid Typographers, Inc.

 

F148    Reardon & Krebs

 

F149    Ro-mark Typographic


53                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

F150    Roger Black, Inc.

 

F151    Simoncini S.p.A.

 

F152    Southern New England Typographic Service

 

F153    Standard Linotypers

 

F154    Stephenson Blake

 

F155    Swift Typographers, Inc.

 

F156    Syntx International

 

F157    Tempo Linotype

 

F158    Thomas Cutler

 

F159    Transfertech

 

F160    Tri-Arts Press

A card file is housed separately in Box 43.

 

F161    Triangle Type Foundry

 

F162    Tudor Typographers

 

F163    Typecraft Service, Inc.

 

F164    Typefounders, Inc.

 

F165    Typeman

 

F166    Typographic Designers, Inc.

 

F167    Typographic Service Co.

 

F168    Typographic Service Co.


53                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.3.  Books, binders, catalogs, etc. of type specimens (cont'd)

 

F169    Typothetae Book Composition

 

F170    U.S. Lithographers

 

F171    Washington, State College of

 

F172    Weltz Ad Service

 

F173    Weltz Ad Service

 

F174    Wesco-Triangle Inc.

 

 

54                    Series VII.4.  Type Specimen Reference Materials, 1900s

Individual folders of specific typefaces (or kinds of typefaces) contain examples and brief notes (e.g. “Cheltenham is today considered a second-rate face, yet it persists beyond the life cycles of most other designs.”).  Originally interfiled with series VII.1-VII.3, the material was removed to maintain filing consistency.  With the exception of miscellaneous material, all folder headings are Lieberman’s own.

 

F175    Caslon

F176    Century

F177    Cheltenham

 

F178    Design

Includes an unidentified (W.H. Millstein?) oversize portfolio of commercial graphic design with examples from letterheads, logos, packaging labels, monograms, awards and certificates

 

Encyclopedia

F179    Encyclopedia

F180    Encyclopedia

F181    Encyclopedia


54                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.4.  Type Specimen Reference Materials (cont'd)

 

Foreign type samples

F182    Foreign type samples

F183    Foreign type samples

F184    Foreign type samples

F185    Foreign type samples

F186    Foreign type samples

 

F187    Goudy Faces

 

F188    Graphic dictionary

 

F189    Harper’s Dictionary of the Graphic Arts

 

F190    Maran copies

 

F191    Miscellaneous glossaries

F192    Miscellaneous glossaries

 

F193    Miscellaneous magazine, newspaper clippings

F194    Miscellaneous magazine, newspaper clippings

 

F195    Miscellaneous photocopy reference

 

55        F196    Miscellaneous - reference

F197    Miscellaneous - reference

F198    Miscellaneous - reference

 

F199    Miscellaneous - unidentified

F200    Miscellaneous - unidentified

 

F201    Non-Latin faces

 

F202    Photocopies of typefaces

F203    Photocopies of typefaces

 

F204    The Printers’ Vocabulary, 1888

 

F205    Printing Trade Abbreviations, 1960


55                    Series VII.  Type Specimens & Commercial Type Directories (cont'd)

Series VII.4.  Type Specimen Reference Materials (cont'd)

 

F206    Square Serif

 

F207    Tall types

 

F208    Type specimen duplicator scrap

 

F209    Typography

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