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Goudy (Frederic W.) Correspondence Collection
MS-0546  
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box 1, folder 1

Letters to Fred Goudy's Aunt Folder 1 n.d.

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter contents include travel plans, work updates, and description of new home in Hingham, Massachusetts.
box 1, folder 2

Letters to Alice Goudy Folder 2 1929

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter contents include travel plans, work updates (including Goudy's project of creating a new "American Typeface"), and family updates.
box 1, folder 3

Letter to Alice Goudy Folder 3 February 1930

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter contents include arrangements and intentions to meet up with Alice upon arrival in Omaha for a speaking arrangement.
box 1, folder 4

Letter to Grace Gray Folder 4 1929

Scope and Contents

Scope and Content note: Letter contents include available dates for Grace to visit Fred in New York and potential plans to visit a fair.
box 1, folder 5

Letters to Grace Gray Folder 5 1938

Scope and Contents

Scope and Content note: Letter contents include instructions and check compensation for shipping an item to New York, and arrangements for a short visit while on layover in Omaha on Goudy's way to Oregon.
box 1, folder 6

Letters to Grace Gray Folder 6 1939

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: 6 letters total. Letter contents include: Updates on visit from Florence while in Berkeley, California, various arrangements to visit Omaha, updates on home rennovations, weather, and studio furnishings, and a mass-printed message regarding the burning down of Goudy's printing shop around February or March of 1939.
box 1, folder 7

Letters to Grace Gray Folder 7 1941

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter contents include general life updates, particularly travel arrangements and health updates.
box 1, folder 8

Letters to Grace Gray Folder 8 1940

Scope and Contents

Scope and Content note: General life and work updates, description of a day party in Marlboro, New York, travel arrangements, and health updates.
box 1, folder 9

Letters to Grace Gray Folder 9 1942-1944

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter contents include general life and health updates, mention of slow printing business due to war and daily hardships, announcements of being given an honorary degree and professional celebrations, and housing updates.
box 1, folder 10

Newspaper Clippings Folder 10 1939; 1946

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Clippings relate to Goudy's professional printing history, beginning in 1896 with his first major success in 1911 when he designed the typeface for a book of short stories written by H. G. Wells. Clippings also include information related to Goudy's friendship with Grace Gray. The National Graphic Arts Education Association News Bulletin (1946) includes articles re Goudy's election to Honorary Life Membership.
box 1, folder 11

Postal Service Reciepts Folder 11 1938; 1940

box 1, folder 12

Collection Gift Reciept from San Diego State University Folder 12 1977