Type Specimen Collection

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Type Specimen Collection



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

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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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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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