Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966

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Printer at the Mergenthaler Linotype Co., New York City.

From the description of Letters and notes, 1917-1966. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37766607

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.

From the description of Paul A. Bennett collection, 1914-1973 (bulk 1930-1960). (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 666380935

Paul Arthur Bennett (1897-1966) was a manager and executive in the advertising industry, specializing in typography. He was the secretary and a leading figure in the Typophiles Society in New York City. He worked for Fuller-Smith, Dunlop-Ward, and the Chandler Motor Company, all of Cleveland, and the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of New York City.

From the guide to the Paul A. Bennett papers, 1925-1966, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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.

From the guide to the Paul A. Bennett collection, 1914–1973, 1930–1960, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Paul Arthur Bennett (1897-1966) was a manager and executive in the advertising industry, specializing in typography.

He was the secretary and a leading figure in the Typophiles Society in New York City. He worked for Fuller-Smith, Dunlop-Ward, and the Chandler Motor Company, all of Cleveland, and the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of New York City.

From the description of Paul A. Bennett papers, 1925-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652188

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ted Freedman Papers, 1926-1974 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. Paul A. Bennett collection, 1914-1973 (bulk 1930-1960). University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
referencedIn T. M. Cleland Papers, 1880-1964, (bulk 1920-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Paul A. Bennett collection, 1914–1973, 1930–1960 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. Letter [manuscript] : New York (N.Y.) to Charles M. Adams, 1958 December 31. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ampersand Club (Minneapolis, Minn.). Club records, 1931-1998 (bulk 1931-1950). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947. Frederic Goudy collection, 1933-1978. Mclean County Historical Society Library
referencedIn Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Papers of Warren Chappell, 1974-1989. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Paul A. Bennett papers, 1925-1966 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Typophiles, Inc. (New York, N.Y.). Typophiles, Inc. records, 1908-2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1945 Mar. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956. Püterschein-Dwiggins collection, 1872-1990. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960. Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
referencedIn Typophiles, Inc. records, 1908-2004 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Edward A. Wilson Papers, 1915-1963 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn David Thomas Pottinger papers, 1922-1952. Houghton Library
referencedIn Grolier Club. Library. Records of the curator, 1910-1944. Grolier Club
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Warde, Beatrice, 1900-1969. Dear Paul Bennett : [yours, Paul Beaujon]. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976. Papers relating to the Typophiles, 1945-1975. Grolier Club
creatorOf Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. Letter : New York (N.Y.) to Charles M. Adams, 1958 December 31. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Club records., 1931-1998 (bulk 1931-1950). Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Limited Editions Club. Limited Editions Club papers, 1929-1992. Grand Valley State University
creatorOf Mendle, Isidore. Isidore Mendle Collection on the History of Printing, 1911-1973. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Lisl Steiner photographic negatives of Typophiles lectures, 1965-1968 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Typophiles, Inc. (New York, N.Y.). Typophiles, Inc. records, 1914-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. Letters and notes, 1917-1966. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966. Paul A. Bennett papers, 1925-1966. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. ALS [microform] : to Paul [Bennett?], [1936 Dec. 28]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Růžička, Rudolf. [A collection of 15 wood-engravings : including several presented to Paul Bennett / R. Ruzicka.]. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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associatedWith Adams, Charles M. (Charles Marshall), 1907- person
associatedWith Ampersand Club (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Chandler Motor Company corporateBody
associatedWith Chandler Motor Company (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. person
correspondedWith Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Dunlop-Ward corporateBody
associatedWith Dunlop-Ward (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956. person
correspondedWith Ellis, Richard Williamson, 1894-1982. person
associatedWith Freedman, Ted person
associatedWith Fuller-Smith (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Limited Editions Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith McKay, George L. (George Leslie), 1895-1976. person
associatedWith Mendle, Isidore. person
associatedWith Mergenthaler Linotype Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pottinger, David Thomas, 1884-1958 person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Růžička, Rudolf. person
associatedWith Steiner, Lisl, 1927- person
associatedWith Typophiles, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Typophiles, Inc. (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Typophiles (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Warde, Beatrice, 1900-1969. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edward Arthur, 1886-1970 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Ohio--Cleveland
Subject
Printing--Societies, etc
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York
Publishers and Publishing
Linotype
Printing--New York (State)--New York--Societies, etc
Advertising
Advertising--Ohio--Cleveland
Advertising--New York (State)--New York
Occupation
Advertising executives
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