This collection contains correspondence,
printed ephemera, articles, book designs, announcements, and other
materials written by and about and designed by Merle Armitage. Most
items relate to book design and the performing arts.
Merle Armitage was born in 1893 on a farm outside Mason City, Iowa.
He had many jobs over the years, but began his career as an engineer on
the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railroad (later the Santa Fe
Railroad, and now the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway). He
later took a job as a graphic designer for the Packard Motor Car Company
(2.7 linear feet)
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.
Collection is open for research.