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James and Ruth McCrea collection on Paul Standard

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: CSC-0005

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of correspondence and writings by and about the calligrapher, educator, and author Paul Standard, received by James and Ruth McCrea. Correspondence includes letters sent to the McCreas by Paul and Stella Standard (more than fifty letters, greeting cards, and postcards, 1951-1987); Lili Cassel-Wronker (three letters, 1992); Gudmund Nyström (five letters, one calendar, and one book, 1991-1994); and Paul Standard's great-niece Laura Kellar (one letter, 1992).

Writings include off-prints and an exhibition catalogue (1947-1953) by Paul Standard, and copies of his two books Calligraphy's Flowering, Decay and Restauration (1947), and Arrighi's Running Hand (1979), which are inscribed to James and Ruth McCrea. Also included are a few pieces of ephemera and explanatory letters (1963, 1994) about Standard by James McCrea.


  • Creation: 1947-1994


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

bioginfoJames and Ruth McCrea, Paul Standard

James and Ruth McCrea were authors and proprietors of the Little Press. Paul Standard was a calligraphic scholar and practitioner and taught at Cooper Union and New York University.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)




Correspondence and writings collected by James and Ruth McCrea regarding American calligrapher, educator, and author Paul Standard (1896-1991).


Alphabetical by material type: correspondence and writings. Correspondence are alphabetical by correspondent.

Physical Location

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The James and Ruth McCrea collection on Paul Standard was gifted to the Cary Graphic Arts Collection by the McCreas in 1994.

Related Materials

H. Lawrence Hoffman papers Collection, CSC-0160

Processing Information

Finding aid encoded by Amy Vilz, February 2012.

James and Ruth McCrea collection on Paul Standard
Cary Special Collections
Amy Vilz
20 February 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
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