Henry Luce Foundation Grant enables Cary Graphic Design Archive work
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a $280,000 grant to document, digitize and preserve the university’s Graphic Design Archive.
The collection, located in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at The Wallace Center, preserves the work of significant American graphic designers who created a new modernist aesthetic for advertising, information design, magazine design, poster art and book design. It currently houses archives related to 42 designers active from the 1920s to the 1960s, as well as selected contemporary designers working in the modernist traditions.
The grant will allow the archive to hire a full-time project archivist for three years, who will continue to process and re-house the items for long-term preservation. In addition, the archive will hire an intern in archival studies and begin a website redesign that includes digitization of selected works.
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