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Paul A. Bennett Papers

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Correspondence, Folder 1

Announcements, Folder 2

Photographs, Folder 3

Clippings, Folder 4



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Paul A. Bennett Papers, 1949-1959 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul A. Bennett Papers, 1949-1959Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1949-1959

ID: MS/MS/ms010

Primary Creator: Bennett, Paul (1897-1966)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 08/30/1967

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Paul A. Bennett Papers contain correspondence from Jan Van Krimpen and Hermann Zapf, announcements including a pamphlet celebrating the work of Jan Van Krimpen in honor of his sixtieth birthday, clippings, and a photograph of the Bennett with John Dreyfus.

Collection Historical Note

Paul A. Bennett (1897- December 18, 1966) was an American typographical designer.  He was director of typography for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company for thirty years until his retirement in 1962. Bennett was one of the founders, then unofficial secretary of the Typophiles, a group of individuals involved in the graphic arts, who originally came together for a series of occasional, informal luncheon meetings in New York City. In addition, Bennett published articles in the Linotype News, Penrose Annual, and Publishers Weekly, edited The Colophon and The Dolphin, and edited the book Books and Printing (1951). In 1961 he received the Gold Medal award of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Materials laid in books from Rare Books Department

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 852, August 30, 1967.

Accession number 892, January 25, 1968.

Accession number 903, March 25, 1968.

Accession number 912, April 15, 1968.

Accession number 1047, May 20, 1969.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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[Series 1: Correspondence, Folder 1, 1949-1959],
[Series 2: Announcements, Folder 2, 1953-1959],
[Series 3: Photographs, Folder 3],
[Series 4: Clippings, Folder 4, 1952: July 11],
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Series 1: Correspondence, Folder 1, 1949-1959Add to your cart.
10 items
Item 1: McArthur to Bennett, 1949: August 6Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 2: Van Krimpen, Jan to Bennett, 1952: June 26Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 3: Dreyfus, John to Bennett, 1953: March 5Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: Zapf, Herman to Bennett, 1954: October 5Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: Bennett to Zapf, Herman, 1954: October 13Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Item 6: Van Krippen, Leonard to Bennett, 1955: November 10Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 7: Bennett to Stauffacher, Jack, 1959: April 20Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Item 8: Frasconi, Antonio to Bennett, 1959: July 31Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Bennett to Frasconi, Antonio, 1959: August 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Item 10: Handwritten name and address of Paul BennettAdd to your cart.
Autograph card, 1 page
Series 2: Announcements, Folder 2, 1953-1959Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 1: Enschede, autographed pamphlet from Jan Van Krimpen, 1953: DecemberAdd to your cart.
2 pages
Item 2: Christmas program in honor of Jan Van Krimpen, 1953: DecemberAdd to your cart.
2 pages
Item 3: Postcard, 1959: June 29Add to your cart.
Autograph card, 1 page
Series 3: Photographs, Folder 3Add to your cart.
Photo of Paul Bennett with John Dreyfus. 1 item
Series 4: Clippings, Folder 4, 1952: July 11Add to your cart.
Clippings from Times Literary Supplement. 1 item


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