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Newspaper Headlines book for Newspaper Design class

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0437

Scope and Contents

Newspaper Headlines book for Newspaper Design class was produced primarily to be used as a teaching aid for students in Newspaper Design in the School of Printing at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Students interested in learning the techniques of writing headlines for publications other than newspapers would also find the material helpful.

RIT School of Printing professor W. Frederick Craig authored the publication. This 42 page book includes pages of newspaper headline examples throughout history. It explains the functions of headlines, capitalization styles, appropriate headline type faces, positioning, and writing and creating attractive headlines.


  • Creation: 1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Mr. Craig was a faculty member in the School of Printing at Rochester Institute of Technology for 31 years and was inducted into the West Virginia Printing Hall of Fame in 1997. He published seven books about the history of his hometown, beginning with "Gleaned From The Hills" to most recently "Once Upon A Tuesday," consisting of articles and editorials from "The Reedy News" that was owned by his father Fred E. Craig, and published every Tuesday for 40 years in West Virginia. Mr. Craig served in the U.S. Navy and was a printer aboard the USS Cascade in the Pacific during World War II. He died in 2008.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder in magazine box)




Two copies of Newspaper Headlines produced by W. Frederick Craig, RIT School of Printing professor in 1983.


Collection is two items.

Physical Location

C. S. South, Shelf 320

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The unaccessioned publication was found in the RIT Archives stacks.

Accession number(s): 2012:026


Book measures 11 inches by 14.5 inches


Both copies are signed by the author.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2012.

Newspaper Headlines book for Newspaper Design class
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
17 December 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA