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Goudy, Frederic W. (1865-1947) | Special Collections & University Archives

Name: Goudy, Frederic W. (1865-1947)

Historical Note:

Frederic Goudy was born March 8, 1865, in Bloomington, Illinois. He was an American printer and type designer whose typefaces include Copperplate Gothic, Goudy Old Style, and Kennerley. He was widely known for the success of his typefaces between 1915 and 1940, and often gave speeches regarding his passion for letter forms.

He was married to Bertha Matilda Sprinks, a typographer and fine press printer, from 1897 until her death in 1935. Frederic Goudy died on May 11, 1947, in Marlborough, New York.

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