The RRK, or Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection is a collection of over 150 nineteenth-century American wood type specimens assembled by design educator, collector, and historian Rob Roy Kelly. Kelly began collecting wood type from local printers in the late 1950s for use by his students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and continued adding to the collection over the next decade. He started researching the history and manufacture of American wood type partly in response to his students’ questions about it. Over time, the RRK collection made its way to the … [Read more...]
The University of Texas at Austin has long been one of the world’s distinguished collecting universities. Its holdings span more than 170 million objects and result from research and pedagogical interests in a broad range of subjects—archaeology, ethnography, fine and performing arts, rare books and manuscripts, decorative arts, photography, film, music, popular and material culture, regional and political history, natural history, science, and technology.
The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin edited by Andrée Bober, the founding director of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, and with a foreword by President Gregory L. Fenves offers the first published guide to the university’s treasures. It features about eighty collections, outlining their histories, highlighting their strengths, and speaking to their educational functions.
The print edition was published by the University of Texas Press and can be purchased at https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/bober-the-collections
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