Gordon Monsen papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1952–1962

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

16.5 linear feet of material relating to Monsen Typographers, including a family history of the business, Monsen type manuals, samples of products, photographs, manuals, newspaper clippings, and the business records of Monsen Typographers.

Biographical Historical Note

Gordon L. Monsen was president of the Chicago-based firm of Monsen Typographers from 1950 to 1965. Monsen was active in the Society of Typographic Arts (STA) and served as treasurer of the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA).