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Goudy (Frederic W.) Collection
D.Mss.0005  
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Description
Print items, proofs, typescripts, manuscripts, patterns, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, ephemera, and other materials relating to the work and life of printer, artist, and type designer Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947) and, in particular, his relationship with Scripps College. The materials include print copies, manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, and proofs of writings and speeches by Goudy, and original drawings, tracings, patterns of types, bookplates, lettersheads, monograms, and ornamented initial letters designed by him. The collection also contains broadsides, handbills, and other materials published by the Village Press, founded and operated by Goudy and his wife, Bertha M. Goudy, from 1903 until 1939; keepsakes of the "Pilgrimage to Deepdene", the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the founding of the press (1938); examples of printings utilizing Goudy type by presses other than the Village Press, in particular the Aries Press, Earl H. Emmons' Maverick Press, and the work of Howard Coggeshall; printed keepsakes and tributes to Goudy, primarily on the occasion of his birthday; and periodical and newspaper articles and short monographs written about Goudy, including obituaries, appreciations, and tributes published in the years immediately following his death in 1947. The materials also include the original drawings, cardboard patterns, rubbings, lead sheets, and matrices Goudy created for the Scripps College Old Style type (both Roman and Italic faces), and first proofs of the type; a small number of materials relating to Bertha M. Goudy; photographs; and one of Goudy's cloth work hats.
Extent
16 linear feet (22 boxes).
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Denison Library.
Availability
This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.