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Kemble Type Specimen Collection Kemble Spec Col 16
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Collection(s)
  • Accruals
  • Processing Information
  • System of Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Kemble Type Specimen Collection
    Date: 1923-1982, undated
    Collection Identifier: Kemble Spec Col 16
    Extent: 3.0 oversize folders
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL:http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite, Mapcase Drawer 25.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: The collection consists of type specimens from type founders, type foundries and type designers in the United States, Scotland, England and the Netherlands. Dating from 1923 to 1982 the collection includes type specimens demonstrating various type ornaments and fonts available from the type firms and designers. Firms represented in the collection include Mackenzie and Harris, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Monotype Composition Company and Monotype Corporation.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kemble Type Specimen Collection, California Historical Society.

    Accruals

    Additions to the collection are ongoing.

    Processing Information

    Re-processed by Jaime Henderson in 2013.

    System of Arrangement

    Collection files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of type foundry, type founder or company responsible for creating the specimen.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of type specimens from type founders, type foundries and type designers in the United States, Scotland, England and the Netherlands. Dating from 1923 to 1982 the collection includes type specimens demonstrating various type ornaments and fonts available from the type firms and designers. Firms represented in the collection include Mackenzie and Harris, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Monotype Composition Company and Monotype Corporation. The collection contains California type foundries including A. Foreman and Son, Dickinson Typesetting Company, Foolproof Press, Mackenzie and Harris, Monotype Composition Company, Omnicorp, Pacific Pony Press, Pacific Typographic Service, Price Typography and Type City.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog:
    Mackenzie & Harris.
    Mergenthaler Linotype Company.
    Monotype Composition Company.
    Monotype Corporation.
    Type and type-founding.
    Type designers.
    Type ornaments--specimens.
    Type specimens.