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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1905-1993

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Donor:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co
Feller, Lawrence
Physical description:
86 cu. ft. : 87 boxes, 2 volumes
Type:
Annual reports
Collection descriptions
Business records
Newsletters
Photographs
Type specimens
Date:
1905
1905-1993
20th century
Notes:
For roughly 100 years the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland supplied most of the typesetting machines used in the printing industry, both in America and worldwide. As changing technology ended the usefulness of the linotype machine the company pioneered new computer-driven, photo typesetting machines. The company changed hands several times, and finally was absorbed into a large German company in 1995.
Summary:
Archival records documenting the development of typefaces. Contains the company business records, including reports, memoranda, correspondence, marketing materials, and other business papers; proofs; and typeface specimens. 2013 addendum includes photographs, annual reports, company newsletters and other printed materials.
Cite as:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1905-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Linotype
Printing machinery and supplies
Printing industry
Printing--Instruments
Printing--History
Typesetting machines
Type designers
Typesetting
Local number:
1999.3068 (NMAH Acc.)
1998.3081 (NMAH Acc.)
2013.3052 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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