Gordon Adamson Calligraphy Collection

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US ILfC SC/101

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Gordon Adamson Calligraphy Collection


  • 1963-1986 (Creation)


2 boxes

Name of creator

Biographical history

Gordon Adamson died at the age of 71 on January 21, 1986. He was a former vice president of Baldwin-United Corp. (Cincinnati), and prior to that secretary and assistant treasurer of the Bowman Dairy Co. His spouse was Emily Norcross Adamson, daughter of Dr. Edward P. Norcross, Highland Park, and sister of Dr. Pliny Norcross, Amherst, MA. Gordon Adamson was chair of the lake Forest Symphony and on the Board of Directors in the 1980s of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society.

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Scope and content

This collection contains materials related to calligraphy. The bulk of the collection is made up of journals and newsletters from various calligraphy organizations. It also includes Adamson correspondence and member directories for the Friends of Calligraphy organization.

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This collection is arranged alphabetically.

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Languages of the material

  • English

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    Gift of Gordon Adamson (not sure of year)

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