Frederic and Bertha Goudy Collection
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).
Restrictions on Access
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.
Processing completed c.1986.
- Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947.
- Printers -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Printers. Subject Source: Fast
- Specimens. Subject Source: Fast
- Type and type-founding -- United States -- Specimens. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Type and type-founding. Subject Source: Fast
- Type designers -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Type designers. Subject Source: Fast
- United States. Subject Source: Fast
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