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Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs, 1936-1954

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Meghan Richard and Derek Clark

Title

Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs

Date

1936-1954

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection arranged in two folders by subject. Two oversized.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation Note

pa72m31 : [identification of item], Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.2 Cubic feet

1box, 15 items (2 oversized)

Abstract

Portraits of Chauncey Hawley Griffith and his house and property, 1936-1954.

Biography/History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects

  • Printing.
  • Typography.

Related Material

72M31, Chauncey Hawley Griffith papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

I Portraits
Portrait of Chauncey Hawley Griffith, 1936
[Box: 1, Item: 1] browse
Portrait of Chauncey Hawley Griffith, 1937
[Box: 1, Item: 2] browse
Portrait of Chauncey Hawley Griffith, 1937
[Box: 1, Item: 3] browse
Chauncey Hawley Griffith pointing to information about type, 1949
[Box: 1, Item: 4] browse
Chauncey Hawley Griffith looking through an eyepiece, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 5] browse
Chauncey Hawley Griffith in King Library, Univeristy of Kentucky, April 1954
[Box: 1, Item: 6] browse
Chauncey Hawley Griffith in King Library, University of Kentucky, April 1954
[Box: 1, Item: 7] browse
II Architecture
View of a white Tudor house, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 8] browse
Side view of house, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 9] browse
View of house, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 10] browse
View of porch on the house, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 11] browse
View of house, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 12] browse
View of a lake with a bell in the foreground, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 13] browse
Picture of two chipmunks eating from a pan, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 14] browse
Color photograph of the side of the house, undated
[Box: 1, Item: 15] browse

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