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James and Ruth McCrea papers relating to Paul Standard

James Craig McCrea, American author and publisher, proprietor of the Little Press.

Ruth McCrea, American author and publisher, proprietor of the Little Press.

Paul Standard (1896-1991), American calligrapher, educator, and author.

Stella Robinson Standard (1897-1986), American author.

Gudmund Nyström, Swedish typographer and calligrapher.

Collection consists of correspondence and writings by and about the calligrapher, educator, and author Paul Standard, received by James and Ruth McCrea. Correspondence includes letters sent to the McCreas by Paul and Stella Standard (more than fifty letters, greeting cards, and postcards, 1951-1987); Lili Cassel-Wronker (three letters, 1992); Gudmund Nyström (five letters, one calendar, and one book, 1991-1994); and Paul Standard's great-niece Laura Kellar (one letter, 1992).

Writings include off-prints and an exhibition catalogue (1947-1953) by Paul Standard, and copies of his two books Calligraphy's Flowering, Decay & Restauration (1947), and Arrighi's Running Hand (1979), which are inscribed to James and Ruth McCrea. Also included are a few pieces of ephemera and explanatory letters (1963, 1994) about Standard by James McCrea.

View this collection's record in the RIT Libraries Catalog.