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02. Special Collections

Identifier: 02

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Bookbinding Specimens Collection

Identifier: SC 0006
Abstract Donald Etherington (1935- ), known professionally as Don Etherington, was born in England and began his career in bookbinding as an apprentice. He later helped establish instructional programs at the Southampton College of Art. Shortly after his participation in the conservation recovery following the Florence flood of 1966, Etherington moved to the United States and began conservation and training at the Library of Congress. From 1980-1987, Etherington worked for the University of Texas at...
Dates: 1970s-2010s

William Addison Dwiggins Graphic Design Collection

Identifier: SC 0007

William Addison Dwiggins was born in 1880. Dwiggins, who usually signed his works as “WAD”, was a pioneer in the field of graphic design. His work encompassed book design, lettering, typography and calligraphy. He created several typefaces including two that are still used often today for the Linotype corporation: Electra and Caledonia. Dwiggins died in 1956.

Dates: 1920-1950

Experiential Learning & Realia Collection

Identifier: SC 0008
Abstract The Experiential Learning and Realia Collection is home to a growing number if periodicals, Medieval manuscripts, and cameras dating from circa 1200s to the 2020s. Featured in this collection: Civil War coverage, Pirates, Slavery, Book of Hours Specimens, various types of cameras, as well as materials related to Girls Books and Series, Temperance, Women's Suffrage, and various other historical publications and artifacts. The newspapers in this collection are local to Greensboro,...
Dates: 1200 - 2022

Print Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC 0001

The Print Ephemera Collection contains materials related to private and fine presses; individual printers; booksellers; printing-related organizations and publishers; assorted examples of printed ephemera; papermaking-related materials (such as a sample of papyrus); typeface catalogs and type foundries; maps; decorated papers; and broadsides and posters. Items date from circa 16th century to 20th century with the bulk of items falling in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dates: 1500-2021

Caroline Schoch Postcard Collection

Identifier: SC 0002

Caroline Schoch was born on November 19, 1880 in Iowa. She was a Professor and Head of the German Department at Women’s College (University of North Carolina at Greensboro). Miss Schoch taught German language, literature, art, music, and drama from 1918 to 1949. She died on August 12, 1961 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dates: 1918-1961