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Finding Aid for the Frederic W. Goudy Collection 1925-1971
Press Coll. Archives Goudy  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frederic W. Goudy Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1971
    Collection number: Press Coll. Archives Goudy
    Creator: Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William) 1865-1947
    Extent: 3.5 boxes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: 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

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frederic W. Goudy Collection, Press Coll. Archives Goudy, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    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.

    Processing History

    Processed by Ashley Johnston, December 2009.

    Biography

    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.

    Related Material

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Small presses--United States--20th century.
    Type designers--United States--20th century.
    Typography--United States--20th century.

    Genres and Forms

    Ephemera--United States--20th century