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Blumenthal, Joseph, 1897-1990



  • Existence: 1897 - 1990

Joseph Blumenthal was born in New York City in 1897. He was a printer and publisher, typographer, and book historian and the founder of the Spiral Press. Blumenthal was a well-known figure in the 20th-century fine-press movement, designing and printing work for prominent clients such as the poet Robert Frost. In 1952, the American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded him a medal for craftsmanship in printing. Blumenthal was also a self-taught historian of books and printing and wrote both anecdotal and more scholarly accounts of the book arts. He died in 1990.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Joseph Blumenthal papers on The Printed Book in America, 1974-1977 exhibition

Identifier: MS-775
Overview Joseph Blumenthal (1897-1990), printer. The collection contains correspondence and working notes relating to the development of the Dartmouth College Library exhibition "The Printed Book in America" and the subsequent publication of the catalog.