The Goudy memorial

The Goudy memorial

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McArthur, Richard N.
Title: The Goudy memorial
Dates: 1955
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2980

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederic William Goudy (1865-1947) was a type designer and author. He started the Village Press near Chicago, later moved to Massachusetts, and finally to Marlboro, New York. In 1923 he purchased Deepdene, a pre-Revolutionary mill in Marlboro, where he set up his press. In 1939 fire destroyed the Village Press for the second time and Goudy, at age 74, did not try to reestablish it. He continued designing and also lectured at Syracuse University. Deepdene was also a wildlife sanctuary, and in 1948 the Goudy Wildlife Club was formed in Newburgh, New York.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of "The Goudy memorial," a book of mementos containing correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the life of Goudy and the art of typeface design. There is also material about a memorial to Goudy and his wife Bertha which was placed in Old Towne Cemetery (Newburgh, N.Y.) in 1954 by the Goudy Wildlife Club and other contributors. The book was arranged by Richard N. McArthur of Higgins-McArthur Company in Atlanta. He was responsible for collecting contributions from the Atlanta Printing Craftsmen for the memorial.

Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Goudy, Bertha, 1869-1935.
Goudy, Frederic W., (Frederic William), 1865-1947
Goudy, Frederic W., (Frederic William), 1865-1947 -- Correspondence
Goudy, Frederic W., (Frederic William), 1865-1947 -- Photographs
Memorials--New York (State)--Newburgh.
Type and type-founding.
Type designers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Goudy memorial. MS 2980. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Book of mementos