The collection, created primarily as a teaching collection, consists of materials meant to be actively used to illustrate
the history and techniques of various writing and print systems across the globe, including reproductions, souvenirs, and
original specimens of printing and writing tools and instruments, as well as various formats of book and manuscript binding.
The collection also includes examples of various photographic prints meant to demonstrate historical photographic processes.
Materials in the collection were collected by Special Collections staff to aid with instruction on the history of the book
and various writing, print, and photographic technologies and processes.
11.67 linear feet
Copyright Unknown: Some material in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition,
the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected
by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other
restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility
for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research.