ERIC Number: ED352058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Douglas C. McMurtrie: A Descriptive Bibliography of Twenty-four Imprints with Biographical and Textual Commentary.
Somers, Amy Borgstrom
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to develop a descriptive bibliography of 24 works by Douglas C. McMurtrie that focus on the history of printing in specific U. S. localities; and (2) to provide a biographical context for the description of these titles, including a biographical overview describing McMurtrie's life, personality, and aesthetics and information on how the imprints were produced and whether or not they were included in "History of Printing in the United States." McMurtrie was a historian of printing, a bibliographer, typographer, and author. In addition he played a critical role in the development of the standard library location symbols used for bibliographic control. The 24 imprints selected for this study were produced from 1927-1936, and all are housed in the Ohio University Department of Archives and Special Collections. These materials were examined physically, applying analytical bibliography to the external form of the book. Historical research was conducted through work with primary sources housed in the Douglas C. McMurtrie Manuscripts Collection at Michigan State University. Questions about McMurtrie's research process and his use of collaborators were addressed through examination of relevant documents contained in the general correspondence file. The textual history of the 24 titles was accomplished through use of textual information available in manuscripts and galley proofs. (Contains 37 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Descriptive Cataloging; Historical Bibliography; McMurtrie (Douglas C) Historical Research
Note: M.L.S. Thesis, Kent State University.