Finding aid prepared by Meghan Richard and Derek Clark
Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection arranged in two folders by subject. Two oversized.
Collection is open for research use.
pa72m31 : [identification of item], Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.2 Cubic feet
1box, 15 items (2 oversized)
Portraits of Chauncey Hawley Griffith and his house and property, 1936-1954.
Chauncey Hawley Griffith was born in 1879 in Ironton, Ohio. He began his career as a journeyman compositor and pressman. Griffith joined the Mergenthaler Linotype Company in 1906 in the sales staff. In 1922 he became the vice-president of the development department, and revolutionized the technology into what would become known as today's 'font'. In 1936 Griffith became the vice-president of the company developing fonts until his death in 1956 in Butler, New York.
The Chauncey Hawley Griffith photograph collection consists of 15 gelatin silver prints. Seven portraits of Chauncey Hawley Griffith, vice-president in charge of typographical development for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company, and 8 of his house and property. Separated from the manuscript collection 72M31.
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
72M31, Chauncey Hawley Griffith papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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