Erich Wronker Collection of Printing Medals
The Erich Wronker Collection of Prinitng Medals consists of more than 800 medals (measuring 40 mm and under), medallions (measuring 41 mm and over), plaquettes (non-circular medals), tokens, coins, paperweights, badges, and awards which were struck to commemorate an event, person, society, meeting, or institution related to printing, publishing, and the collecting and selling of books and newspapers, or to be given as an award or prize relating to those themes. Also included are commemorations of typefounders, engravers, editors, papermakers, inventors, and anniversaries, book fairs, and exhibitions relating to printing, publishing, books, and periodicals. The objects came from twenty-seven countries on four continents, with the majority struck or created in England, France, Germany, and the United States.
The collection also includes Erich Wronker's documentary photographs, accession records, research notes, correspondence, and other records relating to his acquisition and cataloging of the medals, as well as his writings and lectures on his collection. Also included are inventory lists prepared by Lili Cassel-Wronker, and an audiotape of an interview with printer and publisher Henry Morris.