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Hours of Operation

9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.


Other times by appointment.


Feb 8 / 2018

Goudy's birthday celebrated with digital type revivals: March 8

The Cary Collection and Matteson Typographics will commemorate the 153rd birthday of the great American type designer, Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947), on March 8, 2018. We will host a digital typeface launch party, with exhibits and lectures, that...
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Dec 5 / 2017

Printing from the Ismar David collection

Shani Avni, a design historian from Tel Aviv, spent the summer at the Cary researching the type designs of Ismar David, (1910-1996). She did this work through the Cary Collection's research fellowship program, which supports scholarship in the...
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Nov 9 / 2017

2018 Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month research fellowship for the study of the history of graphic communication. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas...
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Oct 26 / 2017

Goudy winner to share her publications

Claire Van Vliet, the 2017 Goudy Award winner, will be on hand in the Cary Collection reading room for an informal afternoon of book sharing. Cary staff will display several of her publications that are held in the RIT Libraries. Stop by to meet the...
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Oct 4 / 2017

The Goudy Award lecture and reception, 11/2/2017

Please join RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection & School of Media Sciences as we honor Claire Van Vliet with the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Excellence in Typography.Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.Golisano Hall Auditorium, first floorB....
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Aug 30 / 2017

Social Media for the Cary

The Cary Collection recently launched an Instagram feed dedicated to keeping our patrons aware of our activities. We will also be highlighting archival finds in the collection that cover all our subject specialties in graphic arts history....
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Jun 20 / 2017

Cary wins a grant for imaging archival items

Congratulations to Steven Galbraith, Curator of the Cary Collection at The Wallace Center as the recipient of an Rochester Regional Library Council Breakthru Grant Award. The project, “The Virtual Cary Collection,” will produce a proof...
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Mar 15 / 2017

Book arts lectures

The Cary is sponsoring two lectures this Spring that are evidence of differing viewpoints and creative processes in contemporary book arts. These events are featured in conjunction with "The Dynamic Library" exhibition now on view through...
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Mar 3 / 2017

The Uncommon Press in action on March 30

Seth Gottlieb, a recent graduate of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, will speak at 6 p.m. on March 30 at the Cary, about his team's collaborative effort to design and build an historically-accurate 18th century wooden printing press. His...
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Jan 23 / 2017

A Poetry Reading with Dane Gordon

Please join the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT for a poetry reading and book signing in celebration of Dane Gordon’s book, Magic Light, newly released by FootHills Publishing. Thursday, February 9th, 7:00 p.m. Cary Graphic Arts Collection...
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