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Fonds RG 6 - Carl Dair collection
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Carl Dair collection
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CA ON00028 RG 6
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10 cm of textual records 2 photographs: b&w 1 slide Materials are in excellent condition.
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Carl Dair (1912-1967) was an internationally known figure in the field of printing and advertising design. He is best known for creating "Cartier", the first Canadian type for text composition, created in honour of the Centenary of Confederation. A native of Welland, Ont., Dair was a carrier salesman for the Welland Tribune, where he was encouraged to pursue his interest in print. A fellowship from the Royal Society of Canada enabled Dair to study at a celebrated type foundry in Holland, where he began his work on the Cartier typeface. In 1959, he won the silver medal at the International Book Exhibition in Leipzig. He later accepted a teaching position in Jamaica, but returned to Canada in 1965. In 1967, he published a book, "Design with Type", and died suddenly later that year
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Collection was accumulated by Mrs. Jeanne Dalby, a childhood friend of Mr. Dair's, and remained in her possession at her home on Stanley Ave. North in Niagara Falls until 1993, when the archives were donated to Special Collections and Archives, James A. Gibson Library, Brock Univeristy.
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Collection consists of records and other material accumulated by Jeanne Dalby throughout Carl Dair's life and career. Collection consists mainly of booklets, newspaper and periodical articles, and sample works. Also included are 2 photographs, 1 slide and materials relating to a Carl Dair colloquium held in 1994. Fonds consists of the following series: monographs booklets correspondence newspaper articles periodical articles photographs & slides sample works colloquium
Immediate source of acquisition
Collection was donated by Jeanne Dalby in July, 1993.
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Open for purposes of research and education. Copyright held by creator.
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There is an inventory included with the records.
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No further accruals are expected.