William Addison Dwiggins Graphic Design Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection of designs for book-jackets, magazine covers, letterheads, and sketchings.
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Collection is open for research.
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0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box.)
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Michael W. Hughey, December 2020.
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- William Addison Dwiggins Graphic Design Collection
- Caitlin Mast
- November 2021
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