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Type Specimen Pamphlet Collection

The collection consists of promotional pamphlets for typefaces which were issued by type foundries to show typefaces' character sets, different weights or variations, and ideas for usage. North American and European typefaces are included in the collection, such as those from American Type Founders Corporation, Intertype, and International Typeface Corporation in the United States; Monotype Corporation Ltd. in the United Kingdom; Deberny et Peignot in France; Società Nebiolo Torino in Italy; and D. Stempel AG and Bauer in Germany. Several professors in the RIT School of Print Media assembled the specimen pamphlet collection during the mid- to late-twentieth century, for use in teaching typesetting and typography.

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