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William Addison Dwiggins collection


William Addison Dwiggins collection
Dwiggins, William Addison
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168 items
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Literature and Rare Books
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

William Addison Dwiggins (1880-1956) was a type designer, book designer, calligrapher, illustrator, and writer. He also carved and wrote plays for his marionettes, and had occasional excursions into architecture, furniture design, mural painting, kite flying, weathervane-making, and making his own tools. The collection includes over 130 volumes and over 30 pieces of ephemera documenting Dwiggins's design career, as well as works written about him.

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