Růžička, Rudolph 1883-1978

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Ruzicka was a Czech-American graphic artist and engraver.

From the description of Designs for Harvard University, 1951-1973. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612374439

Graphic artist and type-designer, Ruzicka (1883-1978) was born in Bohemia, emigrated to Chicago, where he trained as a wood engraver and designer; continued his studies in New York. During the 1930s he collaborated with Philip Hofer on a number of projects, including a series of engravings for Harvard University and the University's diploma designs. Ruzicka's latter years were spent in New Hampshire, where he died in 1978.

From the guide to the Designs and correspondence, 1918-1983., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Graphic artist and type-designer, Ruzicka (1883-1978) was born in Bohemia. He emigrated to Chicago, where he trained as a wood engraver and designer, and continued his studies in New York. During the 1930s he collaborated with Philip Hofer on a number of projects, including a series of engravings for Harvard University and the University's diploma designs. Ruzicka's latter years were spent in New Hampshire, where he died in 1978.

From the description of Designs and correspondence, 1918-1983. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79390135

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creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Proofs of bookplates for Charles Cobb Walker, 1936. Newberry Library
referencedIn Howard Norton Cook Papers, 1866-1979 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Herbert, George, 1593-1633. The pulley : manuscript, 1956. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William B. Osgood Field collection of prints, 1784-1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Griffith, Chauncey Hawley, 1879-1965. Chauncey Hawley Griffith papers, 1871-1969. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Carteret Book Club. Records, [ca. 1902-1958]. Grolier Club
creatorOf Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948,. Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. [Dartmouth College bicentennial plaque : type letters]. [Realia]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. [Engraved wood block] [realia] / by Rudolph Ruzicka. Newberry Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1920-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Letter : Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., to [Raymond F.] DaBoll, 1943 July 6. Newberry Library
referencedIn Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. Papers, 1915-1938. Grolier Club
referencedIn Zimmerman, Herbert P. Correspondence on the Czech publication of Thoreau's Walden, 1948-1951. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Rudolph Ruzicka letter to Mr. Taylor : New York (N.Y.) : ALS, 1921 Dec. 17. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Papers of Alfonso Ossorio and Edward Dragon Young, 1902-2000 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. [Hudson River, 1932 : linoleum block of northern section of the Hudson River and the Palisades]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Brewster, Earl. [Letters between Earl Brewster and Achsah Barlow Brewster, and to their daugher, Harwood Barlow Brewster Picard]. Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf Radin, Herman T. (Herman Theodore), b. 1878. Herman T. Radin letters, 1911-1944. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Papers, 1909-1975. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bruce Rogers collection, 1895-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of decorated papers, ca. 1500-ca. 1950. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hood, Richard, 1910-. Portraits of American authors [manuscript], ca. 1902-1935, (bulk 1910-1919). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. Papers, 1917-1927. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Abbe, Dorothy. Papers, 1926-1993. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Archive, 1844-2005 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn William B. Osgood Field collection of prints, 1784-1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Allen, Arthur S.,. Arthur S. Allen collection, ca.1900-1940. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978. Ruzicka letters and ephemera : portfolio, 1947-1973. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Designs and correspondence, 1918-1983. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Designs for Harvard University, 1951-1973. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Designs and correspondence, 1918-1983. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf RUZICKA, RUDOLPH. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Overbrook Press. Overbrook Press records, 1929-1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Laichter, František. Letters : concerning a Czech edition of Thoreau's Walden, 1948-1950. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Carter, Will, 1912-2001. Alphabet, [1965?] New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Howell, Alfred Corey, d. 1961,. Alfred Corey Howell collection of papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1924-1954. Grolier Club
referencedIn William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [Between 1923 and 1962]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Field, William B. Osgood,. William B. Osgood Field collection of prints, 1784-1942. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956. Püterschein-Dwiggins collection, 1872-1990. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Linotype-Hell. Collages illustrating the Fairfield typeface originally designed by Rudolph Ruzicka and its revival by Alex Kaczun. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Autograph letter signed R. Ruzicka to: "Miss French" February 29, 1972. Wellesley College
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Bruce Rogers papers, 1902-1951. Newberry Library
creatorOf Ruzicka, Rudolph, 1883-1978. Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1935. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Burroughs, Louise Guerber, 1900-1985. [Autograph journal of Louise Guerber Burroughs, recounting her first meetings and early friendship with Willa Cather] Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf Woolsey, John Munro, 1877-1945. Letter, 1938 Jan. 27, to Mr. [Frederick C.] Hicks. Yale University, Law School Library
referencedIn Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947. Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous American calligraphy, 1812-1977. Houghton Library
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Papers of Warren Chappell [manuscript], 1870-1994. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945. William A. Kittredge papers, 1922-1945. Newberry Library
creatorOf Grolier Club,. Grolier Club bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1977. Grolier Club
referencedIn Overbrook Press Records, 1929-1978, [Bulk: 1935-1961] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Arthur S. Allen - Commercial Typography, ca.1900-1940. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Ruzicka, Rudolph : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966,. Papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1921-1966. Grolier Club
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Committee on Seals, Arms and Diplomas. Designs for diplomas, 1961. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Chew, Beverly, 1850-1924. Papers, 1883-1926. Grolier Club
creatorOf Merrymount Press. Records, 1898-1949. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf American Artists Group. American Artists Group records, 1934-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. Papers of Charles William Smith 1910-1979. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Abbe, Dorothy. person
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correspondedWith Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966, person
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associatedWith Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, person
associatedWith Burroughs, Louise Guerber, 1900-1985. person
associatedWith Canson & Montgolfier. corporateBody
correspondedWith Carteret Book Club. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Chew, Beverly, 1850-1924. person
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associatedWith Churchill, Ruth Hornblower. person
correspondedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 person
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associatedWith David Godine's person
correspondedWith Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956. person
correspondedWith Edward Dragon Young, 1921-2011 person
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associatedWith French, Hannah D. (Hannah Dustin), 1907- person
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associatedWith Griffith, Chauncey Hawley, 1879-1965. person
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associatedWith Herbert, George, 1593-1633. person
associatedWith Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984. person
correspondedWith Howell, Alfred Corey, d. 1961, person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith Kittredge, William A. (William Albion), 1891-1945. person
associatedWith Laichter, František. person
associatedWith Laing, Veronica Ruzicka. person
associatedWith Lakeside Press Galleries corporateBody
associatedWith Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948, person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Linotype-Hell. corporateBody
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associatedWith Massachusetts Historical Society corporateBody
correspondedWith McKibbin, David Milton Kendall, 1906-1978. person
associatedWith Merrymount Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Nash, Ray person
correspondedWith Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990 person
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associatedWith Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Philip Hofer. person
associatedWith Phillip Hofer. person
associatedWith Radcliffe College. corporateBody
associatedWith Radin, Herman T. (Herman Theodore), b. 1878. person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company corporateBody
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associatedWith R. Ruzicka's person
associatedWith Rudolph Ruzicka person
associatedWith Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. person
associatedWith Taylor, Mr. person
associatedWith The Grolier Club. corporateBody
associatedWith The Society of Printers corporateBody
associatedWith Veronica Ruzicka person
associatedWith W. A. Dwiggins. person
associatedWith Walker, Charles Cobb. person
correspondedWith Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. person
associatedWith West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. person
associatedWith William Mills Ivins person
associatedWith Woolsey, John Munro, 1877-1945. person
associatedWith Zimmerman, Herbert P. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Palisades (N.J. and N.Y.)
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
United States
Subject
Library bookplates
Type and type-founding
Heraldry
Paper
Gardens
Engraving--20th century--Specimens
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
Wood-engraving--20th century--Specimens
Alphabet
Bookplates--Specimens
Occupation
Engravers (printmakers)
Type designers
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Person

Birth 1883-06-29

Death 1978-07-20

Czechs

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