Rudolph Ruzicka papers, 1834-1980 Rauner Manuscript MS-1078

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Title:

Rudolph Ruzicka papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1078

Collection Dates:

1834-1980

Size of Collection:

14.5 linear ft., 9 boxes

Abstract:

Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978), typeface and book designer. The collections contains correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, appointment calendars, manuscripts, galley proofs, personal documents, hand chisels, woodblocks and printing ephemera related to his design of the "Fairfield" linotype face and his work as an engraver and designer.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Rudolph Ruzicka contain correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, appointment calendars, manuscripts and personal documents related to his career as a typeface designer and engraver. Correspondents include Andrew Wyeth, Paul A. Bennett, Earle Brewster, William A. Dwiggins, Philip Hofer, H.W. Kent, Edward Connery Lathem, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter Muir Whitehill, D.B. Updike, L.H. Butterfield, Ted Chapman, Warren Chappell and Will Carter. Typescripts, galley proofs and layouts for "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollection" by Paul A. Bennet and announcement for his Linotype face "Fairfield" are also included. The collection also contains a set of some small hand chisels, woodblocks, and printing ephemera.

Biography

Rudolph Ruzicka was born on June 29, 1883 in Bohemia. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1894. At the age of 14, Ruzicka began an apprenticeship in wood-engraving with the Franklin Engraving Co. and attended evening classes at the Chicago Art Institute. He joined the staff of the American Bank Note Co. of New York City in 1903, and later the Calkins and Holden advertising agency. After leaving Calkins and Holden, Ruzicka began making prints and in 1912, he was one of the artists invited to exhibit in Paris. That same year, the first of his wood engravings appeared in the series of annual keepsakes for D.B. Updike's Merrymount Press in Boston. In 1940, he designed his first type face, called "Fairfield" which was released by the Mergenthaler Linotype Co. He followed that type face with two more "Fairfield Medium," and "Primer." During the 1950s and 60s, Ruzicka turned his attention to the design of medals, including the Emerson-Thoreau Medal for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the John F. Kennedy Medal for the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Dartmouth College Bicentennial Medal which was struck by the United States Mint in 1969. Ruzicka was also the author of "Thomas Bewick, Engraver" (1943) and "Studies in Type Design" (1968), as well as a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and an honorary member of the Society of Printers. He died in 1978, at the age of 95.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: 1, Papers, 1834-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Correspondence, 1899-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Correspondence

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Record of letters sent/received, undated
  • Folder: 2, Abbott to Atkinson, 1929-1972

    W.W. Abbott; Louis Adamic; Charles M. Adams; Fred B. Adams; Raymond Adams; Thomas B. Adams, Mortimer J. Adler; John Alden; Vernon R. Alden; E.H. Anderson; Fred Anthoensen; Charles Antin; Rodney Armstrong; J. Brook Atkinson

  • Folder: 3, Babbitt to Brewer, 1932-1975

    James Babbitt; Leonard Bacon; Harvey D. Bailey; Morton H. Baker; Sherman Baldwin; Gerald T. Banner; Joseph Rhett Barker; Nicolas Barker; Margaret Barrett; Gifford Beal; George Packer Berry; Daniel B. Bianchi; John Bianchi; Reynard Biewieller; Ruth Field Blake; Mildred Bliss; Lurau Dwight Bliss; Tyler Blumenthal; Joseph Blumenthal; W.H. Bond; Louis Bouche; Ben C. Bowman; Morton C. Bradley; J.O. Brew

  • Folder: 4, Paul A. Bennett, 1936-1959
  • Folder: 5, Paul A. Bennett, 1961-1964
  • Folder: 6, Earle Brewster, 1908-1955
  • Folder: 7, Brooks to Bursk, 1936-1971

    Charles Brooks; Reuben A. Brauer; John E. Burchard; Ralph W. Burhoe; Jackson Burke; Joshua B. Burnett; Dpuglas and Hazel; Edward C. Bursk

  • Folder: 8, L.H. Butterfield, 1958-1967
  • Folder: 9, Charles I. Campbell, 1957-1960
  • Folder: 10, Cannon to Chambers, 1937-1972

    Cornelia Cannon; Will Carter; Willa Cather; Brick Chambers

  • Folder: 11, Ted Chapman, 1920-1971
  • Folder: 12, Chappell to Crutchley, 1936-1975

    Warren Chappell; Heather Child; Kenneth Chorley; Ruth Churchill; E.B. Clark; T.M. Cleland; Virginia L. Close; Rufus Cole; James S. Cole; P.J. Corkwright; Howard Cook; Hyde Cox; Brooke Crutchley; Leo Cherne

  • Folder: 13, Da Boll to Dugan, 1912-1973

    Raymond DaBoll; John Cotton Dana; Frank D"Arcoute; Donald K. David; Blancha Decker; Robert De Forest; John V. Dean; M.V.B.D.; W.S. Dennett; Byron Dexter; E. Grey Diamond; Gaylord Donnelly; Hans J. Dorfer; John H. Dryfhout; John Dryfyus; Frances L.S. Dugan; Elizabeth W. Diamond

  • Folder: 14, Katherine Dodge, 1972-1988
  • Folder: 15, William A. Dwiggins, with print specimen, 1923-1960
  • Folder: 16, Eaton to Euston, 1918-1965

    Walter Richard Eaton; Richard Eberhart; A.C. Edwards; George William Eggers; Louise Endicott; Ralph T. Esterquest; J.H. Euston

  • Folder: 17, Fanelli to French, 1936-1976

    A. Alexander Fanelli; Beavy Farrand; Robert Farlow; Margot Feely; Alan Fern; Ernest Fiene; Edward L. Fike; P.W. Filby; Charles M. Fleischner; Harry Ford; Allen Evarts Ford; Frank Francis; David B. Freeman; Malcolm Freiberg, Hannah D. French; John S. Fass

  • Folder: 18, Gage to Gundersen, 1932-1973

    Harry L. Gage; Jane; Wendell D. Garrett; Nancy; Gerhard Gerlach; Milton Glick; D.R. Goldthwaite; Edith H. Goodrich; Leah C. Gould; John Grady; Willam C. Greave; H.M. Giles; Harry A. Groesbeck; Harriet Gundersen

  • Folder: 19, C.H. Griffith, 1948-1976
  • Folder: 20, Haight to Hlavia, 1948-1977

    Sherman P. Haight; Richard Harwell; Max Hall; P. Hamilton; Zoltan Haraszti; Calvin S. Hathaway; August Heckscher; Steven W. Hilyard; Sinclair Hitchings; Oldrich Hlavia

  • Folder: 21, Philip Hofer, 1936-1975
  • Folder: 22, Holden to Hyde, 1916-1972

    Raymond P. Holden; Martha E. Homer; S. Hopkins; Mr. Hopper; M.A. DeWolfe Howe; Harald Hugo; Charles L. Hutchinson; Mary Hyde, Harold Hugo

  • Folder: 23, Barbara Ivins, 1961
  • Folder: 24, Billie Ivins, 1922-1960
  • Folder: 25, Jackson to Jenkinson, 1925-1962

    William A. Jackson; Sidney R. Jacobs; Richard C. Jenkinson

  • Folder: 26, Judy B. Jones, 1948-1961
  • Folder: 27, Kahrl to Kemeny, 1936-1973

    Stanley J. Kahrl; Method Kalab; John G. Kemeny

  • Folder: 28, H.W. Kent, 1912-1939
  • Folder: 29, Keppel to Kilgour, 1937-1964

    Dorothy Keppel; Gyorgy Kepes; Bayard L. Kilgour

  • Folder: 30, William A. Kittredge, 1922-1939
  • Folder: 31, Alfred A. Knopf, 1942-1974
  • Folder: 32, Kopacek to Kressy (mostly in Czech), 1919-1972

    Kopaceck; Jaroslav and Helena Kopackovi; Jan Kotera; Anton Kovar; E. Kressy

  • Folder: 33, Frantisek Kupka (in Czech), 1917-1975
  • Folder: 34, Alexander Laing, 1960-1981
  • Folder: 35, Lamont to Lydenberg, 1920-1976

    Thomas W. Lamont; Frederic C. Lawrence; Lisperi; Abe Lerner; Harrry H. Lerner; Philip Levine; Allen Lewis; Edith Lewis; C.G. Littell; David B. Little; Augustus P. Loring; H.M. Lydenberg; Melvin Loos

  • Folder: 36, Edward Connery Lathem, 1963-1978
  • Folder: 37, Edward Connery Lathem, 1993
  • Folder: 38, Mackay to Mather, 1916-1968

    Colin B. Mackay; Lincoln MacNeagn; Joan Maiorino; Micky Marieno; Thomas Garrigue Masaryk; Daniel Gregory Mason; Frank Jewett Mather

  • Folder: 39, David McCord, 1957-1963
  • Folder: 40, McCree to Munsterberg, 1924-1973

    Mary Lynn McCree; Michael McCurdy; Kathryn W. McGovern; David McKibbin; Michael McLaughlin; Paul McPharlin; Charles E. Merrill; R. Hunter Middleton; Henry Allen Moe; Helene Morgan; William D. Morgan; Richard Morin; Stanley Morison; Kathleen Morrison; Dwight Morrow; Margaret Munsterberg; Herman C. Mergenthaler; Meriden Gravur Company

  • Folder: 41, Ray Nash, 1943-1967
  • Folder: 42, Nebus to Novack, 1899-1978

    Joanne J. Nebus; Steve Nieholz; C.E. Norton; Anne Novak

  • Folder: 43, Otakar Odlozilik (in Czech), 1953-1968
  • Folder: 44, Offner to Odever, 1969-1973

    Elliot Offner; Andrew Oliver; Selma Odever

  • Folder: 45, Pach to Prakapas, 1914-1976

    Walter Pach; H.McM. Painter; Nivea Painter; Erwin Panofsky; Geoffrey Parsons; Elmer Peixotto; Alton E. Peters; Harwood Picard; Lucien Pissarro; G. Pezzini; Bess Popeck; David Pottinger; Eugene Prakapas

  • Folder: 46, Ragle to Rugg, 1935-1973

    Tim Ragle; Rosalie Ruzicka Reynolds; I.A. Richards; John A. Riggs; Stephen T. Riley; Bernard Roberts; Dennis Roberts; Carl P. Rollins; Leslie Rollins; Margaret Rollins; Eugen Rosenstock Huessy; A.L. Ross; Harold Rugg

  • Folder: 47, Regionale Muzeum V Koline, 1992
  • Folder: 48, Bruce Rogers, 1921-1948
  • Folder: 49, Sabine to Seymour, 1968-1971

    Julia Sabine; E. Lawrence Sampter; George Salter; Laura Dudley Sanderson; John Scotford; Carl Seaburg; J.D. Seymour

  • Folder: 50, Shapley to Sweeney, 1924-1973

    Harlow Shapley; Betty Sherard; Rollo G. Silver; Theodore Sizer; William Sloane; Charles Smith; James M. Smith; J.F. Smith; Percy Smith; Otto Soglow; Virginia Sorensen; William J. Spangler; Gobin Stair; Paul Standard; Karel Sole; Millie Stevens; Gordon Stevenson; Roderick Stinehour; Frank Swinnerton; Margaret B. Stillwell; Ann Sweeney

  • Folder: 51, Frederick Shaler, undated
  • Folder: 52, Tate to Trenthom, 1929-1968

    Vernon D. Tate; Walter Dorwin Teague; Lovell Thompson; Georgiana Townsend; Walter Tracy; George T. Trentholm;

  • Folder: 53, D.B. Updike, 1929-1941
  • Folder: 54, Van Hook to Von Moltke, 1947-1978

    LaRue van Hook; Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer; Charles H. Vilasl; Freya von Moltke

  • Folder: 55, Van Wyck Brooks, 1936-1962
  • Folder: 56, Wade to Wheelock, 1938-1973

    Frederic Warde; Beatrice Warde; James M. Wells; Neda M. Westlake; Edith Welburne; Dorothy Whealand; Steve Wheatland; John Hall Wheelock; Herbert F. West

  • Folder: 57, Whitridge to Wyzanski, 1928-973

    Mr. Whitridge; Arthur E. Whittemore; Peter A. Wick; Thomas J. Wilson; Everett EWood; John Woodcock; John M. Woolsey; Lloyd Wright; Lawrence C. Worth; Mr. Wyzanski

  • Folder: 58, Walter Muir Whitehill, 1942-1976
  • Folder: 59, Yust to Zimmerman, 1944-1969

    Walter Yust; Carl Zigrosser; Charles J. Zimmerman

  • Folder: 60, Herbert P. Zimmerman, 1922-1958
  • Folder: 67, Alphabet Studies in Type Design, with notes, 1967-1969
  • Folder: 68, "Boston: Distinguished Building and Site," with publishing contract, 1974-1976
  • Folder: 61, Regarding Ruzicka's 90th Birthday, 1973
  • Folder: 62, Regarding Mrs. Ruzicka (mother), 1958-1959
  • Folder: 63, Ruzicka relatives, 1968-1976
  • Folder: 64, Correspondence including letters to Veronica (Laing) and Tatiana Ruzicka related to their father's death, 1978

    Eleanor Garvey; Walter; Virginia Close; Dolores D. Morin; Richard Morin; Jane M. Whithill; Hope Nasn; Alice Lattimore; Millie Stevens; Mrs. Thomas H. Vance; Phyllis Gordon; Alan A. Melniker; James Sykes; Michael Hart; J. Richard Hart; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kraeft; Charles H. Vilas; Joanne Nebus; Gaylord Donnelley; Gladys Griffith; Barbard G. Beddal; Ann Loiselle; Edna M. Rusicka; Ted Chapman; Alice Riley; Edward H. Ahrens; Robert and Audrey Gottschalk; Edward Connery Lathem; Hyde Cox; Annemarie Hula; Harold Hugo; Ann Blumenthal; Joseph Blumenthal

  • Folder: 65, Correspondence to Veronica (Laing) and Tatiana Ruzicka, 1979

    Charles M. Fleischner; Betty Minor Duffy; Paul Lawrisuk; Edward Connery Lathem

  • Folder: 66, Correspondence to Veronica Laing, 1980

    June and Norman Kraft

  • Folder: 69, Regarding Maria H.B. Dennett Estate, with photographs and writings by W.S. Dennett, 1942-1943
  • Folder: 70, Regarding "Fairfile" Type with clippings and samples, 1940-1951

Box: 2, Correspondence and Financials, 1913-1979

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Correspondence and Financials

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Massachusetts Historical Society (Philip Hofer), 1978
  • Folder: 2, "Correspondence: "C.H. Griffith" tribute with photograph, 1972
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Harvard Diplomas, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Dartmouth College, 1976-1979
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Christmas Cards: Gabrielle Deville, 1920-1922
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Rudolph Ruzicka with lists, undated
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Christmas Cards: Tatiana Ruzicka, 1962-1977
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Christmas Cards: Nash Family, undated
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Christmas Cards: Philip Hofer, undated
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Christmas Cards, 1913-1938
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Christmas Cards, 1940-1957
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Christmas Cards: M.A. DeWolfe Howe, 1949-1960
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: Christmas Cards, 1961-1975
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: Christmas Cards, undated
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 16, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1918-1942
  • Folder: 17, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1943
  • Folder: 18, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1944-1947
  • Folder: 19, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1948-1951
  • Folder: 20, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1952-1956
  • Folder: 21, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1957-1959
  • Folder: 22, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1960-1965
  • Folder: 23, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1970-1973
  • Folder: 24, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1974-1979
  • Folder: 25, Financials: Income Tax Returns, 1978
  • Folder: 26, Financials: Expenses, 1946-1973
  • Folder: 27, Financials: Check Registers, 1945-1953
  • Folder: 28, Financials: Check Registers, 1960-1962
  • Folder: 29, Financials: Check Registers, 1962-1968
  • Folder: 30, Financials: Check Registers, 1968-1976
  • Folder: 31, Financials: Bank Statements: Dartmouth National Bank, 1978
  • Folder: 32, Financials: Miscellaneous receipts and statements`, 1967

Box: 3, Personal and Photographs, 1834-1983

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Personal and Photographs

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Personal: Diaries, 1908-1958, transcribed, undated
  • Folder: 2, Personal: Diary, undated
  • Folder: 3, Personal: Inventories of personal belongings, undated
  • Folder: 4, Personal: Jan Ruzicka sketches and clippings, 1968
  • Folder: 5, Personal: Ruzicka Czech family, undated
  • Folder: 6, Personal: Daily Planners, 1960-1962
  • Folder: 7, Personal: Daily Planners, 1963-1968
  • Folder: 8, Personal: Daily Planners, 1969-1973
  • Folder: 9, Personal: Daily Planners, 1972-1974
  • Folder: 10, Personal: Daily Planners, 1976-1978
  • Folder: 11, Personal: Address book, undated
  • Folder: 12, Personal: Marlboro College Honorary Degree Diploma, 1961
  • Folder: 13, Personal: Documents: Passport, Vaccination Certificates, 1961
  • Folder: 14, Personal: Last Will and Testament and Filomina's death certificate, 1958-1976
  • Folder: 15, Personal: Correspondence: Medical, 1954-1962
  • Folder: 16, Personal: Biographical information, undated
  • Folder: 17, Personal: Sketch of Rudolph Ruzicka as a child, circa 1911, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 18, Personal: Obituaries with letter from Edward C. Lathem, 1978-1979
  • Folder: 19, Photographs: Czechoslovakia Album pages of family and certificates, 1834-1883
  • Folder: 20, Photographs: Rudolph Ruzicka, 1895-1925
  • Folder: 21, Photographs:Viking's Head Studio, Chicago, IL, 1898-1908
  • Folder: 22, Photographs: Rudolph Ruzicka, 1966-1974
  • Folder: 23, Photographs: Rudolph and Filomina Ruzicka, undated
  • Folder: 24, Photographs: Filomina Ruzicka, undated
  • Folder: 25, Photographs: Tatiana and Veronica Ruzicka as children, undated
  • Folder: 26, Photographs: The Brewsters, undated
  • Folder: 27, Photographs: D.B. Updike, undated
  • Folder: 28, Photographs: William Dwiggins Exhibition, undated
  • Folder: 29, Photographs: Harvard University and Boston, undated
  • Folder: 30, Photographs: Charlotteville, Virginia, stock photos, undated
  • Folder: 31, Photographs: Colonial Williamsburg, stock photos, undated
  • Folder: 32, Photographs: Roman statues and places, stock photos, undated
  • Folder: 33, Photographs: Robert Frost by Clara E. Sipprell with low relief portrait and first day Frost stam[, 1974
  • Folder: 34, Photographs: Miscellaneous places, 1918-1930
  • Folder: 35, Photographs: Miscellaneous friends, 1916-1975
  • Folder: 36, Photographs: Tatiana Ruzicka with President McLaughlin with note from McLaughlin, 1983
  • Folder: 37, Photographs: William A. Dwiggins by Robert Y. Ritchie, undated

Box: 4, Subject Files, 1936-1961

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Subject Files

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, published book, 1957
  • Folder: 2, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, correspondence, May-August 1956
  • Folder: 3, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, correspondence, September-November 1956
  • Folder: 4, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, correspondence, December 1956-January 1957
  • Folder: 5, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, correspondence, February-May 1957
  • Folder: 6, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, correspondence, June-October 1957
  • Folder: 7, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, typescript, incomplete, 1957
  • Folder: 8, "John Howard Benson & His Work," by Philip Hofer, notes, 1956-1957
  • Folder: 9, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., correspondence, 1941
  • Folder: 10, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., correspondence, January-October 1942
  • Folder: 15, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., typescript, 1942-1943
  • Folder: 16, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., notes, 1941-1943
  • Folder: 17, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., layout and design, 1942-1943
  • Folder: 11, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., correspondence, November-December 1942
  • Folder: 12, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., correspondence, January-March 1943
  • Folder: 13, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., correspondence, April-June 1943
  • Folder: 14, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., correspondence, July-August 1943
  • Folder: 18, "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka, et. al., engravings, 1942-1943
  • Folder: 19, "Fairfiled Medium-A New Linotype Face by Rudolph Ruzicka," typescript of announcement, 1953-1956
  • Folder: 20, "Linotype Fairfield-A New Type Face Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka," printed announcement, 1953-1956
  • Folder: 21, "Linotype Fairfield-A New Type Face Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka," correspondence, 1939
  • Folder: 22, "Linotype Fairfield-A New Type Face Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka,"correspondence, 1953-1956
  • Folder: 23, "Linotype Fairfield-A New Type Face Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka," notes, 1953-1956
  • Folder: 24, "Linotype Fairfield-A New Type Face Designed by Rudolph Ruzicka,"layouts and proofs, 1953-1956
  • Folder: 25, Linotype Faces, correspondence (photocopies), 1937-1939
  • Folder: 26, Linotype Faces, correspondence (photocopies), 1940-1947
  • Folder: 27, Linotype Faces, correspondence (photocopies), 1948-1950
  • Folder: 28, Linotype Faces, correspondence (photocopies), 1951-1953
  • Folder: 29, Linotype Faces, correspondence (photocopies), 1955-1957
  • Folder: 30, Linotype Faces, correspondence (photocopies), 1958-1961
  • Folder: 31, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1955
  • Folder: 32, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1956
  • Folder: 33, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-01
  • Folder: 34, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-02
  • Folder: 35, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-03
  • Folder: 36, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-04
  • Folder: 37, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-05
  • Folder: 38, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-06
  • Folder: 39, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-07
  • Folder: 40, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-08
  • Folder: 41, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-09
  • Folder: 42, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-10
  • Folder: 43, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-11
  • Folder: 44, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1957-12
  • Folder: 45, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1958-01
  • Folder: 46, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1958-02
  • Folder: 47, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, March-April 1958
  • Folder: 48, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, May-June 1958
  • Folder: 49, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, 1958-07
  • Folder: 50, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, August-October 1958
  • Folder: 51, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, November-December 1958
  • Folder: 52, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, January-June 1959
  • Folder: 53, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, July-December 1959
  • Folder: 54, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, January-March 1960
  • Folder: 55, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, correspondence, March-December 1960
  • Folder: 56, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, photographs of Dwiggins, 1948
  • Folder: 57, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript, introduction, undated
  • Folder: 58, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Hollister, undated
  • Folder: 59, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Knopf, undated
  • Folder: 60, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Dwiggins, undated
  • Folder: 61, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Rollins, undated
  • Folder: 62, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Hofer, undated
  • Folder: 63, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Salter on Color Reproductions, undated
  • Folder: 64, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Goss, undated
  • Folder: 65, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Lane, undated
  • Folder: 66, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Evans, undated
  • Folder: 67, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Gordon, undated
  • Folder: 68, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Abbe, undated
  • Folder: 69, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Salter, undated
  • Folder: 70, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Ruzicka, undated
  • Folder: 71, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Bennett, undated
  • Folder: 72, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, typescript Abbe and Silver, undated
  • Folder: 73, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, layout, 1959
  • Folder: 74, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett,, 1959
  • Folder: 75, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, proofs, 1960
  • Folder: 76, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, proofs, 1960
  • Folder: 77, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett,, 1960
  • Folder: 78, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, illustrations, proof, 1960
  • Folder: 79, "Postscripts on Dwiggins, Essays & Recollections," by Paul A. Bennett, examples of printings by W.A. Dwiggins, undated

Box: 5, Printing, 1894-1977

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Printing

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Printing sample for "The American Library Association Honorable Mention" Certificate, undated
  • Folder: 2, UPNE Devise Design Drawings with correspondence, 1971
  • Folder: 3, Miscellaneous research, undated
  • Folder: 4, "Book of Alphabet" calligraphy samples by Ruzicka, undated
  • Folder: 5, Commonplace booklets, 1960s
  • Folder: 6, "The Locomobile," unfinished book with note from D.B. Updike, undated
  • Folder: 7, Miscellaneous printing specimens, undated
  • Folder: 8, Miscellaneous lists, undated
  • Folder: 9, "The Johnny-Cake Papers of 'Shepherd Tom'," illustration with letter from Edward C. Lathem, 1978
  • Folder: 10, Voltair's letter to Boswell, 1765, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 11, Exhibit statments, undated
  • Folder: 12, Veronica Ruzicka and Proteus Papers with letter from Rudolph Ruzicka, 1940
  • Folder: 13, Clippings, 1914-1974
  • Folder: 14, Typography for Andrew Wyeth book, correspondence including letters from Andrew Wyeth, 1966-1968
  • Folder: 15, Linotype printing specimen, undated
  • Folder: 16, Postcards and samples of work by Ruzicka's friends, undated
  • Folder: 17, Howard Norton Cook, printing specimens, undated
  • Folder: 18, "My First Impression of C.H. Griffith," by Rudolph Ruzicka, typescript with correspondence, research and clippings, 1939-1969
  • Folder: 19, Oldritch Menhart clippings with type samples, undated
  • Folder: 20, Edward Penfield clippings and print specimens, 1918-1923
  • Folder: 21, "The Poetry of Robert Frost," frontispieces art work for the Imprint Society edition (1971) with note from Edward C. Lathem (2000), 1971-2000
  • Folder: 22, Henry Holt Owl print, framed (1969) with note from Edward Connery Lathem (2000), 1969-2000
  • Folder: 23, "Hellas Bent," booklet; "Ghost House," rendering; Emerson Wood engraving with letter from Edward Connery Lathem (2000), 2000
  • Folder: 24, Calligraphy printing specimen, undated
  • Folder: 25, Czechoslovakia prints, ephemera, postcards, undated
  • Folder: 26, Club of Odd Volumes, flyers and booklets, 1942-1948
  • Folder: 27, R. Waldo Emerson clippings, 1903
  • Folder: 28, Henry D. Thoreau clippings, 1945-1958
  • Folder: 29, Frederick T. Chapman, print specimens, undated
  • Folder: 30, Notices regarding friends in the business, 1920-1966
  • Folder: 31, Exhibition invitations and catalogues, 1932-1976
  • Folder: 32, Design specimens by Rudolph Ruzicka, undated
  • Folder: 33, Roman Fountain with passport, 1913-1914
  • Folder: 34, Copyright registration for "Thomas Bewick", 1943
  • Folder: 35, "Keepsake for an Exhibition...," announcement, The Century Association, 1977
  • Folder: 36, "An Exhibition of the Work of Rudolph Ruzicka," booklet, 1953
  • Folder: 37, "Announcement of Fairfield, A Linotype Face," booklet, 1940
  • Folder: 38, Gifts and sales receipt, 1915-1955
  • Folder: 39, Proposal for "Gibbons-Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", 1936-1937
  • Folder: 40, Invitations to Exhibitions, 1949-1958
  • Folder: 41, Letterhead designs, undated
  • Folder: 42, Notes and specimen samples of medals, 1965-1969
  • Folder: 43, Memorials, print specimen and proofs, undated
  • Folder: 44, Poems, print specimen, 1945-1957
  • Folder: 45, Rudolph Ruzicka's signature mark, undated
  • Folder: 46, New Years Card for the Merrymount Press for 1934, printing ticket, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 47, Play Script, undated
  • Folder: 48, "Paneti Kralovskeho Mesta Kourime," booklet, 1894
  • Folder: 49, Club memberships, 1906-1966
  • Folder: 50, Flash cards for talk about Rudolph Ruzicka's life, undated
  • Folder: 51, Book Jackets, undated

Box: 6, Miscellaneous, 1898-1964

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Miscellaneous

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Miscellaneous print specimens and clippings, undated
  • Folder: 2, Scrapbook: Typefaces clippings, undated
  • Folder: 3, Scrapbook: "Titlepages Initials" clippings, undated
  • Folder: 4, Scrapbook: "Portraits" clippings, undated
  • Folder: 5, Scrapbook: "Beasts" clippings, undated
  • Folder: 6, Scrapbook: "Birds" clippings, undated
  • Folder: 7, Magazine: "Antinea" in French, undated
  • Folder: 8, Magazine: "Linotype News", 1952
  • Folder: 9, Magazine: "Linotype News", 1961
  • Folder: 10, Catalogue: Harvard College Library, Department of Printing and Graphics Arts Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts, 1964
  • Folder: 11, Print: Representation of Frost poem "The Quest of the Purple-Fringed" by Rudolph Ruzicka, undated
  • Folder: 12, Oil Painting of Rudolph Ruzicla by Alfred Meissner, framed, 1898
  • Folder: 13, Sketches of Rudolph Ruzicka as a child, framed, undated
  • Folder: 14, Financials: Account book, 1927-1963

Box: 7, Artifacts: Phi Beta Kappa pendant; Clay mold for bookplate designed by Rudoplh Ruzicka, "Ex-Libr..., 1935-1969

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Artifacts: Phi Beta Kappa pendant; Clay mold for bookplate designed by Rudoplh Ruzicka, "Ex-Libris-Mildred Bliss-Dumbarton Oaks-At the Gate of Dawn"; Thomas Jefferson Medal (1969); American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal awarded to Rudolph Ruzicka in 1935; Sesquicentennial International Exposition Philadelphia 1776-1926 Medal (1926); Three Dartmouth College Bicentennial 1769-1969 Medals (1969); Wooden box containing a variety of small hand chisels; Three miniature books "Dew Drops" published by the American Tract Society, "Honey Drops," published by the American S.S. Union, "Pravidla Sazby," in Czech; Linotype punches and e-mats; A pocket watch; A magnifying glass and other trinkets; The William A. Dwiggins Award of the Bookbuilders of Boston presented to Rudolph Ruzicka, April 23, 1962

Box: 8, Oversize, 1919-1975

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Oversize

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, One facsimile broadside of the Declaration of Independence, printed by the Lakeside Press Chicago., undated
  • Folder: 2, Two specimen sheets, "The Works and Days of Hesoid", presentation copy, inscribed: "For Rudolph Ruzicka/in admiration/ Adrian Wilson., 1964-10-12
  • Folder: 3, One specimen sheet, "72 Point Centaur Roman", printed by Will Carter, Graphic Arts Workshop- Dartmouth., 1969-06
  • Folder: 4, Two filio specimen leaves of Glaslan handmade paper-Arches, printed for the Japan Paper Company, New York/Philadelphia, undated
  • Folder: 5, One broadside, Dartmouth type design, initial "R", printed by Will Carter, 1969
  • Folder: 6, Facsimile trial pages for projected edition of Lord Berner's translation of "Froissart, printed by Thomas Hughes, and Hugh Grannum., 1920-06
  • Folder: 7, One broadside, "Madame Sarah Bernhardt", folio sheet, designed by Bruce Rodgers, 1906
  • Folder: 8, One specimen sheet, "A Specimen of Types in Use at the Montague Press", designed and printed by Carl Rollins., 1915
  • Folder: 9, One specimen sheet, "Oxford Lectern Bible/The First Book of Moses, called Genesis", single folio signature, Oxford University Press., 1931
  • Folder: 10, A collection of Marchbanks Press ephemera; one single sheet folded twice,entitled "Hal Marchbank/Printer", five monthly calander sheets with color relief illustration., 1922-1934
  • Folder: 11, One broadsheet keepsake prepared for American Friends of the Plantin-Moretus Museum (Paris)., undated
  • Folder: 12, Two copies of an alphabet engraved by Leo Wyatt, printed at Gehenna Press., 1964-06
  • Folder: 13, One specimen sheet for the Japan Paper Company by Pynson Printers, undated
  • Folder: 14, One broadsheet, exerpt from Hokusai's "Hundred Views of Fiji", designed by W.A. Dwiggins, 1949
  • Folder: 15, One folio sheet printed as a keepsake for Lyman H. Butterfield and friends for the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1957-11-25
  • Folder: 16, One broadside alphabet, the letters are adapted from 15th century Roman letters by Felice Feliciano of Verona. Printed by the Meridan Gravure Co., 1960s
  • Folder: 17, One photocopy of a Rudolph Ruzicka illustration used in D.B. Updike's "Printing Types"., 1964
  • Folder: 18, Facsimile leaf, two copies, "Typophiles Salutem Vobis Dico"., undated
  • Folder: 19, Portfolio of "Twelve Prints by Contemporary American Artists", E. Wyhe., 1919
  • Folder: 20, One facsimile, "Melville on Piranesi", folio sheet folded once, The Gehenna Press and The Meriden Gravure Co., 1969
  • Folder: 21, Original Piranesi etching, undated
  • Folder: 22, Type specimens,"Alphabet in Honor of Richard Pennington..." McGill University Press, 1965
  • Folder: 23, One facsimile specimen sheet "A Specimen by W. Caslon, Letter-Founder, in Ironmonger-Row, Old-Street, London...", Meriden Gravure Co., undated
  • Folder: 24, One broadside alphabet folio sheet, letters adapted from 15th century Roman letters designed by Felice Feliciano of Verona., undated
  • Folder: 25, One broadside alphabet folio sheet, printed for Philip Hofer, by Hermann Zapf, 1959
  • Folder: 26, One broadside, "The Story of Calligraphy", University of Denver Press, 1950
  • Folder: 27, One broadside, "When Februarie with his blasted colde...", folio sheet, Anthoensen Press, Portland, 1952
  • Folder: 28, One broadside,"The Arms of the Harvard Medical School", folio sheet,, undated
  • Folder: 29, Prospectus for a facsimile edition of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Australian flower painter Ferdinand Bauer, and the Red Books of Humphrey Repton., 1975
  • Folder: 30, Prospectus for "The Caxton Ovid. A complete facsimile in two volumes..."George Braziller, in assoc. with Magdalene College, Cambrige., 1968
  • Folder: 31, One broadside, "A Humble Petition to the President of Harvard", Rampant Press., 1963-01
  • Folder: 32, One broadside, "Excerpt from/the Second Inaugural Address by/ Abraham Lincoln/March 4th...", folio sheet, 1950s
  • Folder: 33, One specimen sheet, "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe/concerning literary style/1824...",, undated
  • Folder: 34, One specimen sheet, "Centaur and Arrighi...", Taylor and Taylor., 1948
  • Folder: 35, "Ephemerae," collection of matted prints by Ruzicka for Edward Connery Lathem (with letter from Lathem, 2000), 1968
  • Folder: 36, Typeface alphabet in wood made for Ruzicka by Will Carter in Cambridge, England, 1969
  • Folder: 37, Specimen sheets by Will Carter given to Ruzicka by Min Carter for Ruzicka's birthday, 1969
  • Folder: 38, Engraved wooden alphabet plaque from Will Carter, undated

Box: 9, Oversize: Specimen study sheets of 'Fairfield' typeface; 48 printing blocks; Page Layout for "T..., 1920-1950

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Oversize: Specimen study sheets of 'Fairfield' typeface; 48 printing blocks; Page Layout for "Thomas Bewick, Engraver," by Rudolph Ruzicka (1943); Printing ephemera including "Print-The Magazine of the Graphic Arts" (1954); Photograph of Rudolph Ruzicka by William W. Anderson, Concord, Massachusetts (1950); "The Printing Art," magazine (1920)

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