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Material relating to boycott of Nazi typefaces, 1939-1940.
BANC MSS 2000/84 cz Box 1; BANC MSS 2000/84 cz oversize folder; BANC MSS 2000/84 cz
Collection Overview

Title:

Material relating to boycott of Nazi typefaces, 1939-1940

Creator/Contributor:

Graphic Arts Forum (New York, N.Y.), creator

Abstract:

Contains several copies of a 1939 proclamation, with signatures of notable members of the Forum, calling for graphic artists and advertisers to boycott the purchase and use of Nazi typefaces, and encouraging them to use American-made type. The bulk of the collection consists of requests from printers, publishers, and other interested parties in the U.S., Canada, and Europe for copies of the proclamation, which features a list of Nazi-made type and compares typefaces made in Germany with similar U.S. type. With this are minutes of the Forum's type committee meeting of May 1939, a press release, and clippings, among which is the New Republic article of Aug. 9, 1939, from which many of the requests originated.

Date:

1939 (issued)

Subject:

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Willard, Howard
Boycotts -- United States
Printing -- United States
Type and type-founding -- United States -- 20th century
Type and type-founding -- Germany -- 20th century
Nazis -- Germany

Note:

Some proclamations are annotated.

Type:

Proclamations.

Physical Description:

print
1 box and 1 oversize folder (.3 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2000/84 cz Box 1
BANC MSS 2000/84 cz oversize folder
BANC MSS 2000/84 cz

Origin:

Various places