Kemble Type Specimen Collection Kemble Spec Col 16

Finding aid prepared by Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848
reference@calhist.org
2013


Title: Kemble Type Specimen Collection
Date: 1923-1982, undated
Collection Identifier: Kemble Spec Col 16
Extent: 3.0 oversize folders
Repository: California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-357-1848
reference@calhist.org
URL:http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite, Mapcase Drawer 25.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: The collection consists of type specimens from type founders, type foundries and type designers in the United States, Scotland, England and the Netherlands. Dating from 1923 to 1982 the collection includes type specimens demonstrating various type ornaments and fonts available from the type firms and designers. Firms represented in the collection include Mackenzie and Harris, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Monotype Composition Company and Monotype Corporation.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kemble Type Specimen Collection, California Historical Society.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are ongoing.

Processing Information

Re-processed by Jaime Henderson in 2013.

System of Arrangement

Collection files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of type foundry, type founder or company responsible for creating the specimen.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of type specimens from type founders, type foundries and type designers in the United States, Scotland, England and the Netherlands. Dating from 1923 to 1982 the collection includes type specimens demonstrating various type ornaments and fonts available from the type firms and designers. Firms represented in the collection include Mackenzie and Harris, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Monotype Composition Company and Monotype Corporation. The collection contains California type foundries including A. Foreman and Son, Dickinson Typesetting Company, Foolproof Press, Mackenzie and Harris, Monotype Composition Company, Omnicorp, Pacific Pony Press, Pacific Typographic Service, Price Typography and Type City.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog:
Mackenzie & Harris.
Mergenthaler Linotype Company.
Monotype Composition Company.
Monotype Corporation.
Type and type-founding.
Type designers.
Type ornaments--specimens.
Type specimens.


 

A. Foreman and Son (Type foundry, San Francisco) undated

 

Alexander Wilson and Sons (Type foundry, Glasgow) undated

 

American Type Founders Company (Type foundry) undated

 

Austin Letter Foundry (Samuel and Thomas Sharwood, London) undated

Scope and Contents

Reproduction from Argus Books, Sacramento, California.
 

Caslon, William (Type founder, London) undated

 

Champion Papers (Hamilton, Ohio) undated

 

Cincinnati Type Foundry (Cincinnati, Ohio) undated

 

Continental Typefounders Association (New York) 1947-1949, undated

 

Dickinson Typesetting Company (Oakland) undated

 

Eastern Corporation (Bangor, Maine) undated

 

Foolproof Press (Rick von Holdt, Fremont) 1982

 

Frederic Ryder Company (Advertising typographers, Chicago) 1969

 

Joh. Enschede en Zonen (Haarlem, Netherlands) 1928

Scope and Contents

Material is titled The Netherlands Typefoundries and their Material from the 15th to the 19th Centuries a Historical Account Documented and Illustrated chiefly from the Firm of Joh. Enschede en Zonen . Printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen for William Rudge.
 

Joseph Fry and Sons, Letterfounders (London) undated

 

Klingspor Typefounders (Morristown, New Jersey) undated

 

Mackenzie and Harris, Inc. (Typographers and type founders, San Francisco) 1948, 1960, undated

Scope and Contents

The Centaur and Arrighi specimen was designed by Bruce Rogers, text by Robert Grabhorn of the Grabhorn Press, and printed by Taylor and Taylor, San Francisco.
 

Mergenthaler Linotype Company 1926, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes facsimile of William Caslon type specimen sheet; a reproduction of a specimen designed by Plato de Benedictis; a specimen of Garamond type; a specimen of Cloister type; a specimen of Caslon old face; and a specimen of Bodoni Book type.
 

Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc. (Cohoes, New York) 1967

 

Monotype Composition Company (Type founders and typesetters, San Francisco) 1923, undated

 

Monotype Corporation Limited (Surrey, London) undated

 

Omnicorp (San Francisco) 1973

 

Pacific Pony Press (Oakland) undated

 

Pacific Typographic Service (Emeryville, California) 1971, 1973

 

Price Typography (San Francisco) undated

 

Robinson-Pforzheimer Collection of Old-Fashioned Type Specimens (New York Public Library) undated

 

Type City (Roger Black, Tom Ingalls, Jim MacKenzie, Los Angeles) 1973

 

Unidentified type specimen undated

 

Visual Graphics Corporation 1970

 

White, John T. (Type founder, New York) undated