Butler, Pierce subject files

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

.5 cubic ft. (1 box) of material including limited correspondence with William Kittredge (Lakeside Press) and the Lanston Monotype Machine Co. and notes regarding bookshelf and type designs.

Biographical Historical Note

Employed by the Newberry Library in 1916, Pierce Butler served as Curator of the John M. Wing Foundation of the History of Printing from 1920 to 1931. During his tenure, Butler, a medievalist, established a collecting policy, acquired numerous items, including over 1,000 incunabula, and compiled a checklist of the Library’s fifteenth century books.