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Other times by appointment.

In the Spotlight

The Kelmscott-Goudy Printing Press

The fall exhibition at the Cary Collection tells the history of our most famous printing press: the Albion once operated by William Morris, Frederic Goudy and Melbert Cary. Now on view are beautiful books printed over the past 124 years with this formidable iron handpress.

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The 2015 Goudy Award

Jerry Kelly has been named as the 28th recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Excellence in Typography, an honor co-sponsored by RIT School of Media Sciences and the Cary. An award ceremony and lecture was celebrated on October 24, 2015.

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Hermann Zapf, Remembered by the Cary Collection

Read the comprehensive tribute by David Pankow, about Professor Zapf's long association with RIT and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

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Chronicles of the Cary's 45 years of collecting

A selection of items that exemplify the scope and mission of the library are featured in our new catalog. Beautiful reproductions and engrossing texts highlight various milestones in the history of printing, diverse examples of fine press printing, artists’ books, and rare artifacts.

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Wood type fonts restored

Over 100 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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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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Oct 29 / 2015
Please join the Cary Collection as we host a talk by...
Oct 18 / 2015
The American Printing History Association is...
Oct 1 / 2015
The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection and School of...
Jul 8 / 2015
RIT Cary Collection will host the 2015 American...