Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs

Abstract

Portraits of Chauncey Hawley Griffith and his house and property, 1936-1954.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs
Creator
Griffith, Chauncey Hawley, 1879-1956
Extent
0.2 Cubic feet
Subjects
Printing.
Typography.
Arrangement
Collection arranged in two folders by subject. Two oversized.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Meghan Richard and Derek Clark
Preferred Citation
pa72m31 : [identification of item], Chauncey Hawley Griffith photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Chauncey Hawley Griffith was born in 1879 in Ironton, Ohio. He began his career as a journeyman compositor and pressman. Griffith joined the Mergenthaler Linotype Company in 1906 in the sales staff. In 1922 he became the vice-president of the development department, and revolutionized the technology into what would become known as today's 'font'. In 1936 Griffith became the vice-president of the company developing fonts until his death in 1956 in Butler, New York.
Scope and Content
The Chauncey Hawley Griffith photograph collection consists of 15 gelatin silver prints. Seven portraits of Chauncey Hawley Griffith, vice-president in charge of typographical development for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company, and 8 of his house and property. Separated from the manuscript collection 72M31.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research use.
Use Restrictions
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Portraits

Portrait of Chauncey Hawley Griffith., 1936

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Portrait of Chauncey Hawley Griffith., 1937

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Portrait of Chauncey Hawley Griffith., 1937

  • Box 1, Item 3
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Chauncey Hawley Griffith pointing to information about type., 1949

  • Box 1, Item 4
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Chauncey Hawley Griffith looking through an eyepiece., undated

  • Box 1, Item 5
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Chauncey Hawley Griffith in King Library, Univeristy of Kentucky., April 1954

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Chauncey Hawley Griffith in King Library, University of Kentucky., April 1954

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Architecture

View of a white Tudor house., undated

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Side view of house., undated

  • Box 1, Item 9
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View of house., undated

  • Box 1, Item 10
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View of porch on the house., undated

  • Box 1, Item 11
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View of house., undated

  • Box 1, Item 12
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View of a lake with a bell in the foreground., undated

  • Box 1, Item 13
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Picture of two chipmunks eating from a pan., undated

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Color photograph of the side of the house., undated

  • Box 1, Item 15
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