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In the Spotlight

Lecture on the famed Centaur types

Professor Herbert H. Johnson delivered the 2014 American Printing History Association Lieberman Lecture on November 17, 2014 at the Cary. The talk traced the history of Bruce Rogers’ Centaur and Frederic Warde’s Arrighi typefaces. Rare artifacts were on view.

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Celebrating 45 Years at RIT

Our fall exhibition looks back at four and a half decades of the Cary Collection with a selection of artifacts that brings the library’s history to life. A series of exciting exhibition events also marks this important milestone year. All are invited!

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Celebrating Goudy 150

The Cary will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederic W. Goudy in Spring 2015. In the tradition of printers, designers, and typographers who admire the work of Fred and Bertha Goudy, we are sponsoring a celebratory keepsake exchange. The call for prints follows.

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Wood type fonts restored

Over 60 fonts of historic wood type have been cleaned, printed, and identified by volunteers for the Cary’s Adopt-a-Font project. There are still fonts to adopt, so contact us if you want to help.

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Edges of Books

From gilt edges to fore-edge paintings, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection's exhibition, “Edges of Books,” examined the centuries-old tradition of edge decoration. A selection of artifacts from the sixteenth century to the present inspired visitors to view books in new and exciting ways. Buy the catalog today!

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Classes at the Cary Collection

Exhibitions, events, and research assistance are key activities here at the Cary, but we also offer many opportunities to host a class taught with our exceptional primary source archives and books. Contact one of the curators to schedule.

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Arthur M Lowenthal Memorial Pressroom

The Cary maintains a working technology collection of some 15 letterpress machines and over one thousand fonts of metal and wood type. Check out our press collection online or stop in to see one in action.

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Dec 8 / 2014
We are pleased to announce our new book: Highlights of...
Nov 23 / 2014
Cary Collection Short-Term Research Fellowship 
Nov 5 / 2014
The Cary Collection will host the American Printing...
Sep 19 / 2014
October 9, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Cary...