Douglas C. McMurtrie papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1910–1944, bulk 1925–1944
Survey Repository: 

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

Unprocessed. 78 cubic feet (132 boxes; 7 flat files) of material consisting of extensive correspondence concerning Douglas McMurtrie’s professional roles at Cuneo Press, Ludlow Typograph Co., the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, and various WPA projects, as well as files of material for his many writings on printing history and design. A few files concern his early design work, work with disabled veterans, and his role as publisher of works on typography, printing and of the early lesbian novel The Stone Wall, by Mary Casal. Inventory available on site.

Biographical Historical Note

Douglas Crawford McMurtrie was an American typeface designer, graphic designer, and historian and bibliographer of printing.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Norman W. Forgue / Black Cat Press archives, University of Illinois at Chicago.