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Specimens of display in classified advertisements...

Author:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1921
Topic:
Linotype  Search this
Call number:
43932
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334875

The monotype casting machine. An explanation of its principles and the adjustments for its use and maintenance; prepared as a text book for students in our schools and users of the Monotype who appreciate the value of familiarity with the machinery in their plants

Author:
Lanston Monotype Machine Company  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. illus. (part fold.) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1910
Topic:
Linotype  Search this
Call number:
Z253 .L27m 1910
Z253.L27m 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161628

Ottmar Mergenthaler : the man and his machine : a biographical appreciation of the inventor on his centennial / Basil Kahan ; with an introduction by Carl Schlesinger

Author:
Kahan, Basil Charles  Search this
Subject:
Mergenthaler, Ottmar 1854-1899  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 244 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
19th century
Topic:
Printers  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Linotype--History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.M5593 K34 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592467

Encyclopædia of literary and typographical anecdote : being a chronological digest of the most interesting facts illustrative of the history of literature and printing from the earliest period to the present time. Interspersed with biographical sketches of eminent booksellers, printers, type-founders, engravers, bookbinders and paper makers, of all ages and countries, but especially of Great Britain. With bibliographical and descriptive accounts of their principal productions ... Including curious particulars of the first introduction of printing into various countries, and of the books then printed. ... A history of all the newspapers, periodicals, and almanacks published in this country. ... Compiled and condensed from Nichols's Literary anecdotes, and numerous other authorities / by C.H. Timperley

Author:
Timperley, C. H (Charles Henry) 1795?-1861  Search this
Timperley, C. H (Charles Henry) 1795?-1861 Printers' manual  Search this
Nichols, John 1745-1826 Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century  Search this
Former owner:
Linotype Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 32, 115, [1], [33]-996, 12 p., [11] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Chronology
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1842
Topic:
Printing--History  Search this
Printing  Search this
Books  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Booksellers and bookselling  Search this
Call number:
Z116 .T59 1842
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_698772

Charles Betts and Joseph Lawrence

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Betts, Charles  Search this
Lawrence, Joseph  Search this
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978
October 10, 1978
Topic:
Printers  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [78-16584-27]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398066

Presentation of Mergenthaler Linotype Machine

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
June 18, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1521]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372536

Linotype Presentation - November 24, 1986

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 595, National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events, Special Events Records
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Special Events Records
Special Events Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0595-refidd1e7505

Clubs and Organizations, Lockbourne Officers' Wives Club

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.9: Lockbourne AAB/AAF/AFB (Lockbourne, OH), Base Commander
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1829
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Golden Jubilee and 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thirty-Fourth Annual Report of the Secretary of the National Baptist Publishing Board

Published by:
R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, American, founded 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Dr. Richard Henry Boyd, American, 1843 - 1922  Search this
Dr. Henry Allen Boyd, American, 1876 - 1959  Search this
Rev. J. P. Robinson, American, born 1863  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions:
8 13/16 × 5 7/8 × 1/16 in. (22.4 × 14.9 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
reports
Place printed:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Labor  Search this
Literature  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Boyd, III and R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation
Object number:
2013.208.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.208.7
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 33

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1921 November 30-1922 March 24
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref322
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Linotype Broach

Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 16 in x 11 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 40.64 cm x 28.2575 cm
Object Name:
Broach
Date made:
ca 1910-1930
ID Number:
1980.0443.01
Accession number:
1980.0443
Catalog number:
1980.0443.01
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1302990

Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records

Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Extent:
108 Cubic feet (257 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Type specimens
Business records
Minutes
Brochures
Correspondence
Date:
1886-1997
Summary:
These records document primarily the history of typeface development at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The company 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.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the development of typefaces and contains some company business records, including reports, memoranda, correspondence, marketing materials, and other business papers; and typeface examples.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 13 series. The series level arrangement scheme was imposed during processing to facilitate a more usable order for the records. Several series documenting typeface were combined into a single series, Series 2: Typefaces.

In most instances, original folder titles were retained. In circumstances where there was no folder title, the processing archivist created one derived from the nature of the materials.

Series 1: Organizational Records, 1929-1997

Series 2: Office Files, 1908-1992

Series 3: Typefaces, 1904-1991

Subseries 3.1: Typefaces, 1923-1993

Subseries 3.2: Designers of Typeface, 1929-1987

Subseries 3.3: Technical Development of Typeface, 1933-1985

Subseries 3.4: Matrix Data for Typeface, 1923-1974

Subseries 3.5: Typographic Committee Meetings (Standards), 1984-1988

Series 4: Licensing Agreements, 1939-1988

Series 5: International Files, 1956-1989

Series 6: Correspondence and Inter-Office Memoranda, 1968-1994

Subseries 6.1: Domestic, 1968-1994 Subseries 6.2: Marketing, 1984-1993

Series 7: Variable Input Phototypesetter (VIP), 1970-1977

Series 8: Conferences, 1986-1993

Series 9: Executives' Records

Suberies 9.1: Brian Boyajian Files, 1989

Subseries 9.2: Bruce Brenner Files, 1981-1991

Subseries 9.3: Jackson Burke Files, 1956-1961

Subseries 9.4: Stephen "Steve" Byers Files, 1973-1995

Subseries 9.5: Ames Gutierrez Files, 1990-01-1991

Subseries 9.6: Karl Heidenreich Files, 1983

Subseries 9.7: Jürgen Krufcyzk Files, 1989-1990

Subseries 9.8: Franklin J. Lassman Files, 1984-1985

Subseries 9.9: Mike Parker Files, 1969-1981

Subseries 9.10: Ray Pell Files, 1982

Subseries 9.11: Günter Zorn Files, 1990-01-1990-12

Series 10: Sales Materials, 1886-1982

Series 11: Project Files, 1977-1987

Series 12: Xerox Corporation Materials, 1982-1989

Series 13: Adobe Systems Incorporated Materials, 1983-1993
Biographical:
Ottmar Mergenthaler (born May 11, 1854 in Hachtel (today: Bad Mergentheim), Kingdom of Württemberg; died October 28, 1899 in Baltimore, MD) was part of a large wave of German immigrants who sailed to the United States and settled in Baltimore between 1861 and 1910. He arrived in 1872, at eighteen years of age, and started working for his step-cousin August Hahl, who ran a workshop for electrical equipment and patent models. It was during Mergenthaler's time in Hahl's workshop that he first discovered his true passion: print technology. In 1885, thirteen years after landing in the United States, Mergenthaler was awarded a patent for a typesetting machine that eventually became known as the Linotype. The invention was the result of a decade of intense engagement with mechanized typesetting machines and the surrounding literature. The Linotype represented a major milestone in the history of printing, and, by extension, the larger history of Mergenthaler's time. His invention revolutionized the printing industry, making it possible to print faster and more efficiently than ever before. Ultimately, Mergenthaler's Linotype opened a new chapter in the history of mass communication and determined the path of the printing industry for the next century.

Mergenthaler Linotype Company was founded in the United States in 1886 to market the Linotype machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler.

Source

Tsaniou, Styliani. "Ottmar Mergenthaler." In Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present, vol. 3, edited by Giles R. Hoyt. German Historical Institute. Last modified July 26, 2013. http://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/entry.php?rec=42
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Printing and Printers

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Presentation of Mergenthaler Linotype Machine to the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History. (SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1521])

Smithsonian Trade Literature Collection

Mergenthaler Linotype Company catalogs

National Postal Museum

Ottmar Mergenthaler, postage stamp, 1996. See 1997.2004.49.

Smithsonian American Art Museums

Ottmar Mergenthaler, sculpture, 1908. See IAS 08650110.

National Portrait Gallery

Ottmar Mergenthaler, sculpture, 1908. See NPG.79.77.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Linotype Machine used by the Chicago Defender Publishing Company, 1902-1906. See NMAAHC-2012.18.

Materials at Other Organizations

University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department

Mergenthaler Linotype Collection, 1881-1954

Eight linear feet of materials including letters, legal papers, and patents. The collection represents only a limited portion of the company's history.

University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center

Chauncey Hawley Griffith papers, 1903-1969, undated

Primarily of manuscript correspondence, drawings, and proofs that document typefaces designed and developed by Chauncey Hawley Griffith, William Addison Dwiggins, and Rudolph Ruzicka for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company in the early- to mid-twentieth century.

Syracuse University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center

William Addison Dwiggins Collection, 1927

Typewritten manuscript for an essay written by Dwiggins and related correspondence.

University of Maryland, Special Collections

William Addision Dwiggins Collection, 1902-1990

Includes over 130 volumes and over 30 pieces of ephemera documenting Dwiggins's design career, as well as works written about him.

New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division

Paul A. Bennett papers, 1925-1966

Personal and professional correspondence, research materials, typescripts of writings, and other papers relating to Bennett's career in advertising and his work with the Typophiles. Includes material relating to the Chap Book series, published by the Typophiles.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Culture and the Arts holds objects related to the Mergenthaler Linotype Company that include books, models, linofilm system, matrices, typecasting and typesetting machine, reports, and letters.

See accessions: 1981.1011; GA.22989; GA.22952; GA 22984; GA.22948; GA.22951; 22949; GA.22953; ZZ.RSN85692F20; GA.24877; GA.23057; GA.24582; 1979.0372.1; GA.22988; GA.22950; GA.17070; GA.22947; GA.22959; GA.22961; GA.22986; GA.22987; GA.22955.
Provenance:
Donated by Mergenthaler Linotype Company in 1998 and 1999.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Typesetting  Search this
Printing -- History  Search this
Printing -- Instruments  Search this
Type designers  Search this
Typesetting machines  Search this
Linotype  Search this
Printing industry  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Type specimens
Business records -- 20th century
Minutes -- 20th century
Brochures -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0666
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0666
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Production memoranda (V-I-P font manufacture)

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1000

Product literature (Linotype fonts)

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1001

Production memoranda (linofilm)

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1973
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1002

Production memoranda (Linotron 303)

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1003

Production memoranda (Linotron 1010)

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1972
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1004

Production memoranda (Linofilm Quick)

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1973
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1005

Research and development

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1006

Russian linotypes

Collection Creator:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, 1886-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0666-ref1007

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