02. Special Collections
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Bookbinding Specimens Collection
William Addison Dwiggins Graphic Design Collection
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.
Experiential Learning & Realia Collection
Print Ephemera Collection
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.
Caroline Schoch Postcard Collection
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.