Type Specimen Collection

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Type Specimen Collection



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Scope and content

Individual sheets, booklets, advertisements, and other material showing the use of specific type faces.

System of arrangement

Organized into three series: Type Specimen, Foundries, and Other. Items in Type Specimen are individual type faces and fonts. Items in Foundries are items from specific foundries which include multiple type faces and fonts. Items in Other are various pieces showing the use of a font without obvious purpose.

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Physical access

All items are available in the HMCT most days from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. To ensure access, please contact the archivist ahead of time.

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