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McMurtrie, Douglas Crawford, 1888-1944 (typographer)



Douglas Crawford McMurtrie (1888-1944), American typographer, was born in Belmar, New Jersey and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He subsequently served as printing manager of the Columbia University Printing Office, the Arbor Press, and Condé Nast Press. McMurtrie designed two type faces and helped design the format of the New Yorker magazine. He was instrumental in forming the Continental Type Founders Association, which imported types from Europe, serving as the company's first vice-president. He also imported several faces from Europe on his own, including Cochin and Didot. During 1925/26, he succeeded Frederic Goudy as editor of the prestigious Ars Typographica magazine. He spent a year as typographic director of the Cuneo Press before leaving to become director of advertising and typography at Ludlow Typograph Company.

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Douglas Crawford McMurtrie: Correspondence to Francis Jenkinson and Cambridge University Library, 1922-1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/843-844
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1922-1923
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