Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Grabhorn Type Specimen Collection
BASC 5  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (53.31 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The collection contains type specimens in various forms, including booklets, brochures, pamphlets, sheets, posters, and portfolios, from the 18th Century to the present. Additions to the collection are ongoing. The bulk of the specimens are printed in the US and Europe but there are also specimens from Argentina and Japan. The specimens are organized into 2 groups – by individual typeface and by type foundry.
Extent
8.25 linear feet (18 pamphlet boxes and 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Francisco Public Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to Book Arts & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
Collection is open for research and is available for use during Book Arts & Special Collections hours.