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Frederic and Bertha Goudy Collection

Identifier: MS 010


This collection contains collected examples of typefaces designed by and work from the press of Frederic W. (1865-1947) and Bertha M. Goudy (d. 1935).


  • 1911-1928.


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..

Biographical / Historical

Frederic W. Goudy was born March 8, 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois. After graduating from High School in 1883, Goudy became a bookkeeper and later worked as a clerk in a bookstore where he became interested in typography and printing. In 1895 Goudy established the Camelot Press and a magazine which failed after 1 year. In 1903 he established the Village Press in Park Ridge, Illinois and continued it in various locations until it burned in 1939. During this time Goudy designed numerous typefaces including Kennerley and Forum Title, Medieval, Tory, Village Text, and Bertham. In 1940 he was appointed a lecturer in type design at the School of Journalism at Syracuse University. He died in 1947.


.25 Linear feet (.5 box)

Language of Materials



Items organized into folders based on topic.

Ownership and Custodial History

Collection of examples of the work of Frederic and Bertha Goudy. Probably assembled by the library staff from Goudy related items in the library collection.

Related Archival Materials

Frederic W. Goudy Collection (MS 209): Custodian--Special Collections, Morris Library, University of Delaware: Address--Newark, DE 19716, Country--USA..

Processing Information

Processing completed c.1986.

Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States