Gordon Martin design collection
MSMart87

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Martin, Gordon
Title
Gordon Martin design collection
ID
MSMart87
Date [inclusive]
1954-1957
Extent
0.02 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Gordon Martin was a designer and teacher in Chicago during the 1950's and 1960's, and he maintained printing offices at 1352 North LaSalle and 448 Grant Place. This collection contains materials designed by Martin and materials from STA events. Materials primarily include broadsides, posters and brochures.

Preferred Citation

Gordon Martin collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Gordon Martin was a designer and teacher in Chicago during the 1950's and 1960's. He maintained printing offices at 1352 North LaSalle and 448 Grant Place. He was active in the Society for Typographic Arts (STA) during his career and served as its president in 1957. He taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he also served as the head of the visual design department.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials designed by Martin and materials from STA events. Materials primarily include broadsides, posters and brochures.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives July 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/22/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Illinois Institute of Technology. Institute of Design.
  • Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago, Ill.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Martin, Gordon -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Design History.
  • Graphic design (Typography).

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Gordon Martin Design Collection 

Box Folder

Design Examples, 1953-1954 

1 1

STA documents, 1954-1957 

1 2

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