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A collection of letters, manuscripts, and documents relating to the history of printing and the graphic arts. The collection is in six parts. Cataloged Correspondence and manuscripts, including cataloged letters to and from Henry Lewis Bullen, the librarian of American Typefounders Company Library. Uncataloged letters of the Typographic Library, including routine correspondence, letters of inquiry to Bullen, the Library's order file, and library correspondence of Columbia University, 1941-1946, pertaining to the collection. Correspondence, manuscripts, documents and printed material by and relating to Henry L. Bullen. Letter books, ledgers, daybooks, and journals of the early American typefounders, Binney and Ronaldson. A collection of over 200 typographical patents for the design of printing types (19th and 20th centuries). Archives of the Companía Real de Impresores, Madrid, relating to its operations and business.
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Other Finding Aids
Additional information can be found in the PDF scan of an earlier finding aid: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/44_TI-TY_20.pdf
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Typographic Library records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Other materials formerly part of the Typographic Library Manuscripts Collection include the Bruce Papers, the Theodore Low Devinne Papers, the Nichols Family Papers, and the Typothetae Collection. These have been arranged and described as separate units. Also, individual book manuscripts originally part of the Typographic Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
This material was originally part of the American Typefounders Company Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--American Typefounders Company. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1941. Accession number--M-41.
4 a.l.s. from Charles Francis: Source of acquisition--Removed from Book Arts/Port. & Biog./Francis, C. Method of acquisition--Transferred; Date of acquisition--1992. Accession number--M-1992.
16 items re. Will Bradley: Source of acquisition--Thompson, Susan O. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/10/1993. Accession number--M-93-09-10.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
4 a.l.s. from Charles Francis Cataloged HR 06/17/1992.
16 items re. Will Bradley Processed HR 03/06/1997.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-02-29 Container list added kws
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2020-03-04 Added cataloged correspondents and patent description. kws