Ladislav Sutnar
1897 – 1976

The Ladislav Sutnar Collection numbers approximately 215 items dating from 1940 to 1970 documenting the work of Sutnar (1897-1976), a pioneer of information design. The collection includes printed samples of Sutnar's periodical covers, advertisements, catalogs, books, displays, and posters. Approximately 50 items in the collection were part of a travelling exhibition developed by the Cincinnati Art Museum and funded by the Champion Paper Company. The exhibition display panels were donated to RIT by the Champion Paper Company in 1968 and transferred to the Special Collections in July 1991. The majority of items were obtained from the collection of Noel Martin. The collection was sorted and re-housed by Pei-Ying Wu in July and August 1996. Ms. Wu also created a folder-level finding guide for the collection which is available in its entirety as a PDF file by clicking here: Ladislav Sutnar Collection: Finding Guide. -- KH