Robert Hunter Middleton design papers

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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

50 linear feet of material consisting of linoleum cuts, slides, exhibit catalogs, writings, speeches, and printed material by and regarding the work of Robert Hunter Middleton and the Cherryburn Press.

Biographical Historical Note

Robert Hunter Middleton was an American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and fine-press printer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he came to Chicago in 1908 where he studied at the School of the Art Institute. He joined the design department of the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1923 and served as director of the department of typeface design from 1933–71. In 1944 he began operating a private press, The Cherryburn Press. He died in Chicago.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Robert Hunter Middleton Papers and R. Hunter Middleton letters, Newberry Library; Norman W. Forgue / Black Cat Press archives, University of Illinois at Chicago.