Will Ransom papers, 1883-1954.


Will Ransom papers, 1883-1954.

Correspondence and notebooks containing printing prospectuses and other ephemera.

63 linear feet (94 boxes and 150 loose-leaf notebooks)

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Village Press

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Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947

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Printer and lecturer. From the description of Letter of John Henry Nash, 1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454686 Biography John Henry Nash was born in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada on March 12, 1871. He left high school at the age of sixteen and became an apprentice in the shop of James Murray, one of the leading printers in Toronto. He worked as a compositor for several years in Toronto and for a few months in Denver...

Forgue, Norman W.

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Maverick Press (Woodstock, N.Y.)

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Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947

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Frederic William Goudy was an American type designer. After a career in real estate, he began his career as a type designer at 40 and created over 120 type styles including University of California Oldstyle, exclusively for the University of California Press, and Goudy Old Style. Goudy founded the Village Press with Will H. Ransom and was the Art Director for the Lanston Monotype Machine Company from 1920 until his death in 1947. From the description of Frederic W. Goudy collection, ...

McMurtrie, Douglas C. (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944

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American typographer, known principally as an authority on typography and the history of printing and also as an authority on provisions for crippled children and disabled soldiers. From the description of Letter, 1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122608887 Douglas C. McMurtrie, bibliographer and historian of printing, served as national editor of the American Imprints Inventory (1939-1942) of the nationwide Historical Records Survey, a Work Project Administration (WPA) p...

Cuala Press

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Founded by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats, the Cuala Press was established in 1902. It operated under the name Dun Emer Press until 1908 when the name changed to Cuala Press. Besides providing works for publication, William Butler Yeats also served as both an editor and adviser for the press. After the death of Elizabeth Yeats in 1940, the work was continued under the management of Bertha Georgie Yeats (the wife of W. B. Yeats). The Cuala Press published its last book in 1946 and would issue only note...

Carson Pirie Scott

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Established in 1854 by two immigrants, Samuel Carson and John T. Pirie, as a dry goods store in central Illinois. In 1864, CPS opened a store in Chicago. In 1907 CPS took over the long-term lease on the Schlesinger and Mayer building at State Street and Madison Street in Chicago for which Carson's became famous. CPS closed this store in 2007, but other CPS stores, primarily in the Chicago area, continued to operate. From the description of Carson Pirie Scott records, ca. 1869-1988 (b...

Art Institute of Chicago. School

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Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966

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Hunter was part of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, and a member of Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters in East Aurora, NY, in 1904. He devoted his life to research, collecting, writing, and publishing the history of hand papermaking and printing. He published books at his Mountain House Press and established Lime Rock Mill, a paper mill in Connecticut. In 1939 he established the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at MIT, which later moved to the American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, Ga. F...

Brothers of the Book

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Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940

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Irish printer. Elizabeth Yeats, the sister of the poet W. B. Yeats, trained as a printer and worked at Dun Emer Industries from 1902-1908. She then founded Cuala Press with her sister, Lily Yeats. The press specialized in works of Irish authors. From the description of Elizabeth Corbet Yeats papers, 1904-1945 (bulk 1918-1926). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33383471 Sister of William Butler Yeats. From the description of Elizabeth Corbet Yeats letter and r...

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

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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...

Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957

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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 ...

Ransom, Will, 1878-1955

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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...

Rollins, Carl Purington, 1880-1960

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Rollins was a book designer long associated with the Yale University Press (1918-1948). From the description of [Letters] 1935 / Carl P. Rollins. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352927040 Carl Purington Rollins was born in 1880 in West Newbury, Massachussets. He attended Harvard University from 1897-1900, and worked at Heintzemann Press in Boston before joining New Clairvaux, a rural Utopian community, in Montague, Massachusetts,in 1903. Rollins taught prin...

White, Hervey, 1866-1944

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Novelist. Hervey was a resident of Hull House, founder of Maverick art colony and concert series in Woodstock, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1889-1975, 1889-1930 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155500335 ...