The collection is particularly strong in early type specimens and the work of sixteenth century French and Italian masters. Also of note are fine press editions of twentieth century letterpress printers, including printers' ephemera. The collection supports the study of printing, papermaking and bookbinding with a large reference collection of books, pamphlets, and periodicals. An active acquisitions program has increased the collection to over 9,000 volumes and more than 100 journal titles. The Max J. Kuhl Collection, the Jane Hart Collection on Book Design, and the Wilder Bentley Archetype Press Archives are included here.
Photo above of Robert Grabhorn, 1936, by Marjorie Farquhar, from A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn & The Grabhorn Press, by James D. Hart.