George Macy papers, 1916-1970.

ArchivalResource

George Macy papers, 1916-1970.

Letters, documents, and printed materials documenting Macy's publishing career, including that relating to the Nonesuch Press, dating from 1941 to 1960. Included also are photographs, awards, and financial papers. The correspondents include many of Macy's close friends including Peter Beilenson, William Rose Benét, Clifton Fadiman, Christopher Fry, Lillian Gish, Alec Guinness, Fritz Kredel, Frederic and Florence March, Francis Meynell, Bruce Rogers, Louis Untermeyer, Carl Van Doren, and Lynd Ward. Also, miscellaneous engravings, lithographs, and drawings.

13 linear ft. ( 4 volumes, 12 boxes, 1 oversize package & 1 map case drawer)

Related Entities

There are 64 Entities related to this resource.

Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63g5crw (person)

Illustrator, painter; Norman Rockwell painted and illustrated 317 covers for the Saturday Evening Post from 1916-1963. From the description of Norman Rockwell collection of Saturday Evening Post covers, 1919-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777815899 Norman Rockwell was among the most popular and successful American artists of the 20th century. His signature style of representational realism, used to express themes of traditional American values, was easily recognized an...

Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6057m4f (person)

English actor; d. 1964. From the description of Sir Cedric Hardwicke collection, 1935-1939. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70961685 ...

Limited editions club

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c865dq (corporateBody)

Founded in 1929 by George Macy, the Limited Editions Club published illustrated fine-press books for subscribers, in editions of 1500. Their publications tended to be classic titles, and featured the work of leadings illustrators and designers. After Macy's death in 1956, the firm remained family owned until 1970. It changed hands several times until it was sold in 1979 to its current owner, the investor Sidney Shiff. Since that time, the Limited Editions Club has become best known for lavish ar...

Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68g8nkn (person)

Painter, educator, designer, mural painter; California; d. 1989. From the description of Millard Sheets interviews, 1986 Oct.-1988 July [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80032848 From the description of Oral history interview with Millard Sheets, 1986 Oct.-1988 July [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398429 Watercolorist, painter, muralist, educator, architectural designer; California; b. 1907; d. 1989. Grad...

Buday, György (1907-1990).

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6323vtp (person)

Simon, Herbert 1926-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f22zhm (person)

Krohg, Per, 1889-1965

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vd7vq4 (person)

March, Florence, 1970-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66b141m (person)

Simon, Howard, 1903-1979

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6db85c1 (person)

Howard Simon (1903-1979) was born in New York city. He was an artist, book designer, and author who illustrated over fifty books, many for his second wife, Mina Lewiton (1904-1970). Lewiton was also born in New York, and wrote primarily children's books. From the description of Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon papers, 1947-1969. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123245807 ...

Freedman, Barnett, 1901-1958

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68s8qhp (person)

Illustrator. From the description of Letter : London, to "Dear Bobby," [19--]. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 29526525 ...

Gid, Raymond

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62z2dwg (person)

Wilson, Edward A. (Edward Arthur), 1886-1970

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61c2prt (person)

Author, illustrator, commercial artist, and designer of bookplates, stages, and furniture. From the description of Letters, 1937-1958. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117466 ## Use MARC 545 From the guide to the Edward A. Wilson Papers, 1915-1963, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Edward A. Wilson was born on March 4, 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1893. He was an illus...

Neufeld, Woldemar, 1909-2002

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vq3bc1 (person)

Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wm1c2x (person)

Louis Untermeyer was a noted author, editor, and translator. His tastes were eclectic, and his friendships many; he produced more than one hundred books, and volumes of letters. His numerous poetry anthologies have helped introduce verse to generations of schoolchildren. From the description of Heinrich Heine, paradox and poet, 1936. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56550722 From the description of Louis Untermeyer letter to Judith Wright McKinn...

Shenton, Edward, 1895-1977

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wh3xgn (person)

Edward Shenton was an illustrator, author, editor and educator. In addition to his work as editor and vice-president of Macrae Smith Co., he was head of the Illustration Department of Moore College of Art and an instructor in illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. From the description of Edward Shenton papers, 1920-1895. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63280449 Edward Shenton was born November 29, 1895, in Pottstown, PA, and di...

Kredel, Fritz, 1900-1973

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69g5s6j (person)

Fritz Kredel was a renowned and versatile illustrator and artist. He found early success in Germany, culminating in a Gold medal for Book Illustration at the 1937 Paris World Exposition. His success continued in the United States, where he illustrated a book written by Eleanor Roosevelt, and later was commissioned to design a woodcut of the Presidential Seal for John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Diverse and prolific, Kredel's illustrations are whimsical, detailed, and individual. From ...

Mayes, Herbert R. (Herbert Raymond), 1900-1987

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66h4kbw (person)

Magazine publisher; interviewee d. 1987. From the description of Reminiscences of Herbert Raymond Mayes : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481168 ...

Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dn47t8 (person)

English actor. From the description of Autograph letter signed and autograph postal card signed : Petersfield, to Denys Blakelock, 1958 Dec. 10 and [1959] Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870929 Access to the archive was provided to Piers Paul Read who wrote the authorised biography of Alec Guinness. Therefore the archive, to some extent, has been arranged and information has been collected and added by Read. The impact of his use of the archive is most noticeable...

Ransom, Will, 1878-1955

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q821wx (person)

Printer, designer, and typographer. As a writer, Will Ransom (1878-1955) was also the first historian/bibliographer of the fine press movement. Born in St. Louis, Michigan and raised in Snohomish, Washington, he early developed enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts movement, which led him to found his own private press and publish a small number of gift books in limited editions. In 1903 he enrolled in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but left shortly afterwards t...

Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r215d5 (person)

Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was an illustrator and printmaker from Peace Dale, R.I. From the description of Oral history interview with Fritz Eichenberg, 1970 Nov. 3 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595148 Fritz Eichenberg was born in Cologne, Germany on October 24, 1901. He studied at the School of Applied Arts and was a lithographic apprentice before being accepted as a master student at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. Eichenberg moved to Berli...

Ayrton, Michael, 1921-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64x5br8 (person)

Michael Ayrton was a British painter, sculptor, theatrical designer, critic, essayist, novelist, and poet. Much of his art reflects a fascination with Greek mythology. From the description of Michael Ayrton letter to Mr. Piehler, 1967 March 13. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50217925 British artist. From the description of Letter : to Mr. Blackley, 1957 Jan. 11. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at...

Carter, Will, 1912-2001

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gt631d (person)

Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63t9gr3 (person)

Indiana-born American book designer for the Riverside Press. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Danbury, Conn., to Mary Herrick f the Boston University Library, 1950 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270865113 Bruce Rogers (1870-1957), American typographer and book designer. From the description of Photoengravings used in The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri, 1955. (RIT Library). WorldCat record id: 435687901 From the description of ...

Floethe, Richard

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k07czv (person)

Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61z48gw (person)

Printmaker, illustrator, writer. Died 1985. From the description of Lynd Ward bookplates, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515240 American artist and author/illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Award winner, 1953 and Caldecott Honor, 1950. From the description of Papers, 1930-1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424387 American artist and author/illustrator of children's book. From the descript...

Ben Sussan, René

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w699271t (person)

Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rb7fm6 (person)

American illustrator. From the description of Typed letter signed : Danbury, Connecticut, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1936 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868038 T. M. Cleland, primarily a book designer, painter, illustrator, and type designer also produced costume and set designs for theatrical performances. From the description of T. M. Cleland costume designs for Scaramouche, 1923. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 669062826 America...

Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sn11mc (person)

Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001026.0x00002e Christopher Fry was born on 18 December 1907. He was originally named Arthur Hammond Harris and during his childhood adopted the surname Fry from his maternal grandmother. In his late twenties he became known as Christopher Fry. He went to Bedford Modern School, where he wrote his first play at eleven and his first verse drama at ei...

Nonesuch Press.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr94rv (corporateBody)

Mugnaini, Joseph A.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xm09x7 (person)

Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bk1swb (person)

Translator, anthologist, author, and radio and TV entertainer. Full name Clifton Paul Fadiman. From the description of Papers of Clifton Fadiman, 1952-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068775 Author, literary critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Clifton Fadiman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122411663 Writer, editor. Fadiman worked on many projects for the...

Parker, Agnes Miller, 1895-1980

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61v6bhw (person)

Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62z61s3 (corporateBody)

Moyers, William

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rj8k24 (person)

Busoni, Rafaello, 1900-1962

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rr23bq (person)

American illustrator and author of children's books; known for his work on the "Lands & Peoples" series of geography books. From the description of Yugoslavia : production material, [1952?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680471 From the description of France : production material, [1947?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494410 From the description of Robin Hood's arrow : production material, [1948?]....

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g1618s (person)

Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon...

Beilenson, Peter, 1905-1962

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gh9gt9 (person)

Austen, John.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v21q1s (person)

Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6223008 (person)

Russian-born, American illustrator and author of children's books; Newbery Honor Book citation for Seven Simeons : A Russian Tale in 1938. From the description of Papers, 1924-1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680450 Russian-born, American illustrator and author of children's books. From the description of The apple tree : production material, [1926?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443396 ...

Galanis, Démétrius Emmanuel, 1879-1966

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jt008n (person)

Jackson, Everett Gee, 1900-1995

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nc9jjq (person)

Painter, illustrator; San Diego, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Everett Gee Jackson, 1964 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007084 From the description of Everett Gee Jackson interview, 1964 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220194416 Everett Gee Jackson (1900-1995) was a painter and illustrator from San Diego, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Everett Gee Jackson, 1964 July 31 [sound re...

Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w95ds5 (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author & publisher. Columbia A.B. 1919; Litt.B. 1920. From the guide to the Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Publisher and editor. Founder of Random House, New York, with Donald S. Klopfer; president, 1927-1966; and chairman of the board, 1966- Other publishing affiliations include Bantam Books (New York) and Modern Library, Inc. (New York). From the description of Calling card : N...

Cantwell, Robert, 1908-1978

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6x928bv (person)

Robert Emmett Cantwell, novelist, biographer, essayist, and editor, was born January 31, 1908 in Little Falls, now Vader, Washington, and died December 8, 1978, in New York. Cantwell attended the University of Washington from 1924-25. In 1929, after selling a short story to The American caravan, he moved to New York where he began work on his first novel, Laugh and lie down (1931). After finishing the novel, he continued his freelance writing and published articles in The new republic, The natio...

March, Frederic

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z64ph3 (person)

Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qz2nq1 (person)

Morrie Ryskind, playwright, poet, and columnist, was born on October 20, 1895 in Brooklyn. After high school he attended The Columbia University School of Journalism where he served as editor of Columbia's humor magazine The Jester . In 1917, six weeks from graduation, Ryskind was expelled for writing an editorial which called Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, "Czar Nicholas". Ryskind was later awarded his degree in 1942. Ryskind's professional career as a write...

Macy, George

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pr7xgq (person)

Founder of the Limited Editions Club and the Heritage Press. From the description of George Macy papers, 1916-1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 606938314 Detroit, Michigan businessman. From the description of George F. Macy letter, 1848. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423562 Epithet: Director of the Limited Editions Club British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Descr...

Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p55rcp (person)

American poet, novelist, and editor. From the description of Letter to a dealer [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806176 Editor of The Chimaera. From the description of ALS, [1915]-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500150 This may not really be Benét's writing. Although the verse appears to be signed by him the writer's intent may have been simply to ascribe the verse to him. Also, it is on letterhead engraved "MM...

Masereel, Frans, 1889-1972

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68d0zsb (person)

Steiner-Prag, Hugo, 1880-1945

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sf46f8 (person)

Biographical Sketch. From the description of Hugo Steiner-Prag Papers n.d. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 456170535 Steiner-Prag had recently visited Werfel and Alma Mahler in California, and apparently he and Werfel had discussed the possibility of collaborating on a work about Prague. From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1941. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864546 Prague-born...

Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6x06chr (person)

American illustrator, type founder. From the description of Watercolor by Warren Chappell "Longnose the Dwarf" [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647870994 From the description of Manuscript books illustrated by Chappell [manuscript], 1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647870967 From the description of Illustrated letters [manuscript], 1975-1983. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647846181 Type desi...

Ellis, Richard W. (Richard Williamson), 1895-1982

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mw2h27 (person)

Richard W. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C. in 1894 and he pursued an education in metallurgy before going to work as a printer. In 1924 Ellis started the Georgian Press, the beginning of an illustrious career in book designing and printing. From his shop in Westport, Conn. Ellis printed over 50 books. After 1935, Ellis worked for Haddon Craftsmen in Camden, for Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia, as well as Golden Hind Press, Kingsport Press, and the Limited Editions Club during the latter yea...

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67w6dp5 (person)

Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. The fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States. His work is strongly associated with the Midwestern United States, the region in which he was born and which he called home for most of his life. He also studied in Paris, lived in New York City f...

Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rn3b48 (person)

Matisse was born in 1869 to generations of weavers in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, a northern French town whose woolen mills constituted the main industry. He was raised in nearby Bohain, famous for its luxury fabrics. This early exposure to textiles would shape his visual language: examples from his own collection of carpets and cloths from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East would deeply inform his sense of color and pattern and appear in his compositions. Taking up painting after first studyin...

Bawden, Edward, 1903-1989

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rv34wq (person)

Bawden (1903-1989) was a British painter, illustrator and graphic artist. He was also famous for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. He first studied at the Cambridge School of Art from 1919 to 1921. This was followed in 1922 by a scholarship to the Royal College of Art School of Design, where he took a diploma in illustration until 1925. Importantly, here he met fellow student and future collaborator Eric Ravilious, both of whom were taught...

Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z60rhd (person)

Contains correspondence from Irita Van Doren, wife of Carl Van Doren. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1927-1934. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155895031 American editor, author, and professor at Columbia University. From the description of Typed letters signed (4) : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1935-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868256 ...

Sewell, Helen, 1896-1957

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6js9vmj (person)

American author and illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Honor citation for The Thanksgiving story (1954) in 1955. From the description of The bears on Hemlock Mountain : production material, ca. 1952. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62444178 From the description of Cinderella : production material, ca. 1934. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62444195 From the description of Jimmy and Jemima : production ma...

Rutherston, Albert, 1881-1953

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6736x0g (person)

British book illustrator, painter and theater decorator. From the description of Letters, ca. 1915-1945. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82947055 ...

Dwiggins, W.A. (William Addison), 1880-1956

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xg9w97 (person)

W. A. Dwiggins was a calligrapher, type designer and illustrator. Forthe first two decades of the twentieth century he supplied art work to Boston advertisers. Henry Watson Kent was the first librarian of the Grolier Club (a New York City bibliophile society). For many years Kent served as secretary to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he set the standard for fine institutional printing. He was also an authority on prints. From the description of ALS: Boston, to Henry Watson Kent...

Nichols, Dale, 1904-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vm5dhc (person)

Hirschfeld, Alexander

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s75j71 (person)

Caricaturist; New York, N.Y. From the description of Al Hirschfeld caricature. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 42743827 Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) was a graphic artist from New York, N.Y. From the description of Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291249 Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) was an artist known for his theatrical cartoons in the New York Times and elsewhere. One photostatic print ...

Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m61vhx (person)

English book designer, publisher, poet, and Director of The Nonesuch Press. From the description of Typed letter signed : London, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1935 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868166 ...

Bendix, Hans, 1898-1984

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d83bz4 (person)

Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bk1nts (person)

Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

Lamotte, Bernard, 1903-1983

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61s4mcz (person)