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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Warren Chappell
RLIN number: NXCP87-A29
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; childhood in Virginia; study and teaching at Art Students League, New York City, 1926-35; promotional art director, LIBERTY magazine, 1928-31; study with Rudolf Koch, 1931; assistant to Boardman Robinson, Colorado Springs, 1935-36; juvenile book illustrations; design of Trajanus and Lydian typefaces; book design for Alfred Knopf, George Macy, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1940 on; A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD, 1970; Oscar Ogg.
Extent: Transcript: 403 leaves, Tape: 3 reels, 7 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Chappell, Warren, 1904-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker occupation: Artist; Book designer
Age at speaking: 74
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Starr, Louis Morris, 1917-1980
Organizations discussed: Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art Students League of New York, New York, NY; Book design; Book industries and trade; New York; New York, NY; North America; Publishers and publishing; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Chappell, Warren, 1904-; Koch, Rudolf, 1876-1934; Robinson, Boardman; Type and type-founding; Type designers
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018038-13481