News - Parachute® on Saturday, August 01st, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin has put together an impressive collection of wood type manufactured and used for printing in America during the nineteenth century. The collection belonged to the late educator, collector and historian Rob Roy Kelly, who collected wood type from local printers for use by his students. It is currently housed at the University’s Design Division Type Lab. The new website which is dedicated to the collection, showcases details about all American manufactures since 1828, valuable publications on wood type, a vast display of type and ornament specimens accompanied by a comprehensive list of specimen books, as well as details on wood type production.

The Rob Roy Kelly Wood Type Collection.

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