Paul A. Bennett papers 1925-1966


Paul A. Bennett papers 1925-1966

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. Collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, research materials, typescripts of writings, and other papers relating to Bennett's career in advertising and his work with the Typophiles. Includes material relating to the Chap Book series, published by the Typophiles.

33 linear feet (33 boxes)

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Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966 (person)

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 coordina...

Mergenthaler Linotype company (corporateBody)

The period from 1825 on saw the development of composing machines that would speed the process of typesetting in the face of vastly increased demand for books in Europe and the United States. About 300 had been patented by the time Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) introduced his version in 1886. The German immigrant had worked in a Baltimore machine shop for a decade while perfecting a machine that used small brass matrixes with impressions of the letterforms, etc. and melted lead to cast slugs b...

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Fuller-Smith (Cleveland, Ohio) (corporateBody)