Bradbury Thompson 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

4.25 linear feet and oversize folder of material consisting of publications, awards, exhibitions, and other material about the career of graphic designer Bradbury Thompson and samples of books, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, and other materials designed by him.

Biographical Historical Note

Bradbury Thompson was an American graphic designer and art director. Thompson was art director of Mademoiselle magazine for fifteen years beginning in 1945. He designed books, typefaces, and postage stamps, and taught at Yale University. Thompson received the gold medal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1975.