“Selections from the Stephen O. Saxe Collection”
A Zoom visit with Amelia Fontanel, Associate Curator, Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Friday, March 19, 2021
Free and open to the public.
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the world’s premier libraries on graphic communication history and practices. Their growing library holds over 45,000 volumes and over hundreds of archival collections. In 2020, the Cary Collection received a collection of rare books, metal printers’ type, presses and other printing equipment, and printed ephemera such as catalogs, unbound printed leaves, and business correspondence relating to printing history, from the estate of Stephen O. Saxe. Steve was an expert on American type foundries from the 19th century and a founding member of the American Printing History Association. Read more about Steve in this tribute by Amelia Fontanel on APHA’s website.
For this event, Amelia will provide an overview of the Cary Collection, and share a selection of typographic treasures from the Saxe collection. Organized by the New York chapters of the American Printing History Association for APHA members, and open to everyone interested in printing, typography, and special collections.”
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Amelia Fontanel is the Associate Curator in the Cary Collection. She is an art historian and editor who contributes to numerous publications about Cary Collection holdings, including those about graphic design, calligraphy, wood type, and typefounding. As manager of the Cary technology collection, she is responsible for teaching and maintaining some 30 different presses and thousands of fonts of metal and wood type.