Papers, 1915-1938.

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Warde, Frederic, 1894-1939. Papers, 1915-1938.

Papers, 1915-1938.

Personal papers including: correspondence; book designs with many original drawings; notebooks; some financial records; photographs and negatives; printing specimens and clippings. The material focuses on Ward's work as a designer. Correspondents include but are not limited to: May Lamberton Becker, W.I. Burch; Cass Canfield; Edward Capps; Thomas Nast Fairbanks; Thomas Maitland Cleland; W.A. Dwiggins; Crosby Gaige; Fernand Giauque; Willi Harweth; Dard Hunter;Philip Hofer; Daniel Jacomet; John de Monins Johnson; Mitchell Kennerley; William Albion Kittredge; Paul Koch; Jan van Krimpen; Helman Lehmann-Haupt; Leroy Lathem; George Macy; Giovanni(Hans) Mardersteig; Frederick Melcher; Frances Meynell; Charles Rufus Morey, Stanley Morison, Bruce Rogers, Rudolph Ruzicka, TheodoreLeslie Shear, John C. Squire, Paul Standard, Daniel Berkeley Updike and Beatrice Warde. There is also correspondence with several firms, including but not limited to Ganymed Press (Berlin), Lorilleux & Cie. (France), Monotype Corporation and the Lanston Monotype Corporation.

13 boxes (14 linear ft.)albums 9.bookplates 3.clippings ca. 15.Christmas cards ca. 18.photographs ca. 68.negatives ca. 128.notebooks 4.menus 4.printing specimens ca. 200.page proofs ca. 8.

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