Muriel Underwood 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

20.5 linear feet of material relating to Muriel Underwood’s professional work as a book designer, including prototypes, final versions of book design work, exhibition catalogs, reference materials, books about design, sketchbooks, and graphic design organization publications. Part of the collection is devoted to Underwood's work as an officer for the Society of Typographic Arts. The collection also includes a large number of handmade Christmas and greeting cards from designers.

Biographical Historical Note

Muriel Underwood is a Chicago-based book designer active who served as an officer of the Society of Typographic Arts.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Muriel Underwood Papers, Newberry Library; Gordon Martin Design Collection, University of Illinois at Chicago; Society of Typographic Arts Collections, Chicago History Museum. A photograph of Muriel Underwood at the 1954 Allerton Conference is in the Robert Vogele Design collection, University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives.