TICHENOR, IRENE. De Vinne Research Papers, 2002-2005
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Guide to the Irene Tichenor De Vinne Research Papers

Title: Irene Tichenor De Vinne Research Papers

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): 965927159

Dates: 2002-2005

Extent: 3 boxes; 3.5 linear feet

Abstract: Notes and photographic materials related to Tichenor’s research of Theodore Low De Vinne in preparation for her biography: No Art without Craft: The Life of Theodore Low De Vinne, Printer (Jaffrey, N.H.: David R. Godine, 2005), and subsequent exhibition held at the Grolier Club in 2014.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials. Grolier Club does not hold intellectual property rights for photographic materials in box 3.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Irene Tichenor De Vinne Research Papers, 2002-2005, The Grolier Club of New York.
About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Sophia Dahab in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, November 2016.

Provenance: Items in this collection were created and collected by Irene Tichenor, and donated to the Grolier Club in October of 2016.

Access Points: 
Tichenor, Irene, 1942-
Tichenor, Irene, 1942-. No art without craft.
De Vinne, Theodore Low, 1828-1914.
De Vinne Press.
The Century Company.

Biographical/Historical Note: Irene Tichenor holds an MS in Library Science and a PhD in American History from Columbia University.  She is a Past President of the American Printing History Association, former Vice President of the Bibliographical Society of America, and an active member of the Grolier Club since 1984.  She is the preeminent collector of printing history related to Theodore Low De Vinne and is the author of the definitive biography of De Vinne, No Art Without Craft: The Life of Theodore Low De Vinne, printer published by David Godine in 2005.  Theodore Low De Vinne (1828-1914) was a prominent and influential printer, typographer, historian and writer active in New York City at the turn of the century.  He was a founder of the Grolier Club, and produced much of the Club’s early printing.  He died in 1914 at the age of 82.

Scope and Content Note: Research notes and annotated photocopies of articles, photographic prints, slides, and negatives. 

Related Materials Note: Related materials may be found in the following collections in this repository: 
Theodore Low De Vinne Memorabilia Collection, 1850-1914.
Theodore Low De Vinne Photograph and Memorabilia Collection, 1897-1924.
Theodore Low De Vinne Papers, ca. 1857-1931.

Publication Note: 
Tichenor, Irene. (2005). No art without craft: the life of Theodore Low De Vinne, printer. Boston: David Godine.

Exhibitions Note:
Exhibited: “The Dean of American Printers: Theodore Low De Vinne and the Art Preservative of All Arts,” Grolier Club (New York, N.Y.), 18 Feb-26 April, 2014.

Arrangement Note: Items in this collection have been kept in their original order, but grouped into the following series: 
Series I: Research notes
Series II: Photographic material

Container List

Series I: Research Notes

Box

Folder

Contents

1

1

Time Lines: De Vinne Family, De Vinne Time Line, Century Time Line

1

2

TLD – American Civilization

1

3

TLD – Bibliophily and Scholarship

1

4

TLD – Biographical Sketches

1

5

TLD – Business

1

6

TLD – Century Co. – 1 of 3

1

7

TLD – Century Co. – 2 of 3

1

8

TLD – Century Co. (imprints) – 3 of 3

1

9

TLD – Chronology – Overview

1

10

TLD – Design

1

11

TLD – De Vinne Press Building

1

12

TLD – Employees

1

13

TLD – Family – General

1

14

TLD – Family – Residence

1

15

TLD – Family – Wills

1

16

TLD – De Vinne Press, Predecessors & Successors

1

17

TLD – Episcopal Printing

1

18

TLD – Grolier Club – 1 of 2

1

19

TLD – Grolier Club – 2 of 2

1

20

TLD – Grolier, Clubs Other Than

1

21

TLD – Illustration

1

22

TLD – Imprints

1

23

TLD – Labor

1

24

TLD – Library

1

25

TLD – Iconography (portraits, busts, etc.)

1

26

TLD – Prices

1

27

TLD – Printing, Fine – 1 of 2

1

28

TLD – Printing, Fine – 2 of 2

1

29-30

TLD – Printing, General

2

1

TLD – Publishing

2

2

TLD – Technology

2

3

TLD – Type

2

4

TLD – Type Specimens

2

5

TLD – Typothetae

2

6

Typothetae – Membership

2

7

Typothetae – Biographical Notes

2

8

Typothetae – Annual Reports

2

9

Typothetae – Labor

2

10

Typothetae – General Notes

2

11-12

TLD’s Writings (material about his writings)

2

13

TLD Writings #1

2

14

TLD Writings #2

2

15

TLD Writings #2a – Invention of Printing

2

16

Cat 10.4 Notable Printers

2

17

TLD Writings #3

2

18

TLD Writings #4

2

19

TLD Writings #5

2

20

TLD Writings #6 – letters, unpublished

2

21

TLD Writings #7 – letters, published

2

22

TLD Writings #8 – addresses, unpublished

2

23

TLD Writings #9 misc.

2

24

My Research

2

25

Research Venues

2

26

TLD – Research – AAS

2

27

TLD – Research – Choate Rosemary Hall

2

28

TLD – Research – CU

2

29

TLD – Research – GC (old folder)

2

30

TLD – Research – GC (new folder)

2

31

TLD – Research – NYPL

2

32

TLD – Research – LC

2

33

TLD – Research – Censuses

2

34

TLD – Research – Copyright

2

35

TLD – Research – Law Suits & Patents

2

36

TLD – Research – NYC Records

2

37

TLD – Research – City Directories

2

38

TLD – Research – General

2

39

Further TLD Research [to be done]

Series II: Photographic Material

3

1

“Printed by De Vinne” in author order (from MS Access database).

3

2

“Printed by De Vinne” in date order.

3

3

Francis Hart Imprints

3

4

Images from No Art Without Craft (Godine, 2005)

3

5

[Slides – various sources]

3

6

TLD’s Grave Stone

3

7

TLD Medals

3

8

Vitols Negatives

3

9

[Other images – various sources]


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