Scope and Content
Title: Frederic W. Goudy Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1971
Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Goudy
Creator: Goudy, Frederic W.
(Frederic William) 1865-1947
(2 linear feet)
University of California, Los Angeles.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection contains printed ephemera,
pamphlets, pictures and other materials related to the work of Frederic
W. Goudy, a prolific typeface creator.
Physical location: Clark Library
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial
Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews
Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder,
which must also be obtained.
[Identification of item], Frederic W. Goudy Collection, Press Coll.
Archives Goudy, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of
California, Los Angeles.
Items in this collection were given to the William Andrews Clark
Memorial Library by Samuel T. Farquhar and the Rounce & Coffin Club
in the 1940s, while others were collected over time by the William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library. A secondary set of items was purchased from Dawsons Book Shop in 1945 (accession MS.1945.006),
and contains items from the collections of Thomas Perry Stricker, A.G. Beaman and others.
Processed by Ashley Johnston, December 2009.
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.
Scope and Content
This collection contains printed ephemera, pamphlets, pictures and
other materials related to and honoring the career of Frederic W. Goudy,
a prolific typeface designer. Materials in this collection showcase the
variety of typestyles Goudy created and commemorate various
anniversaries in his life and career.
The Clark also holds a framed letter from Bruce Rogers to Frederic Goudy acknowledging the gift of the first edition of 'The
Alphabet'. Written in 1919, this was one of the few items rescued after the 1939 fire in Goudy's Deepdene studio. The call
number for this item is CLARK ARTWORK; ART STORAGE C6.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms