Muriel Underwood papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1950–1977, bulk 1971–1977
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

0.2 linear feet (1 box) of material consisting of correspondence (some calligraphy), clippings, printed ephemera, notes on phone calls, etc. concerning the 50th anniversary publication of the Society of Typographic Arts and other projects, such as reprinting the STA’s Book of Oz Cooper: An Appreciation of Oswald Bruce Cooper. Correspondents include Robert Borja, Thea Wheelwright of Bond Wheelwright Co., Susan Scott and Paula Thompson of Wexford Press.

Biographical Historical Note

Muriel Underwood is a Chicago-based book designer active who served as an officer of the Society of Typographic Arts, a professional association for designers in Chicago. It was founded in 1927 and in 1989 was reorganized as the American Center for Design.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Society of Typographic Arts records, Gordon Martin collection, Robert Vogele Design collection, Muriel Underwood Papers, DeForest Sackett papers, American Design Collection, Allen Porter papers, Gordon L. Monsen Design papers, Ralph Creasman papers, Bob McCamant collection, Women in Design of Chicago records, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University archives; Society of Typographic Arts Workshop records, Newberry Library; Society of Typographic Arts collection of visual materials, Society of Typographic Arts visual materials for 1982-1983, Society of Typographic Arts visual materials primarily from the 1960s, American Center for Design records, Chicago History Museum, Chicago History Museum.