Kay Amert research notes on Simon de Colines and his typography

Kay Amert research notes on Simon de Colines and his typography

Dates: circa 1995-2006

Contains Kay Amert's research notes on Simon de Colines. These notes include chronological lists of publications by Colines, lists of repositories where copies of these publications reside, summaries of pertinent details regarding these publications (such as date, size, illustrations, fonts), diagrams of the layout of some of these publications, and analyses of the type fonts used by Colines. Materials date from between 1995 and 2006.

  • Extent: 5 boxes. -- 4 folders
  • Creator: Amert, Kay
  • Call Number: MSS 6804 Series 1
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Material retained in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kay Amert research papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Kay Amert research notes on Simon de Colines and his typography; MSS 6804; Kay Amert research papers; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Subject Terms
Colines, Simon de, d. 1546; Printers--France--Paris; Publications--France--History--16th century; Type and type-founding--History
Genre / Form
Research (Document genres)
Occupation
Historians
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6804
Finding Aid Title
Amert (Kay) research papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Maggie Kopp and Jessica Drollette
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-31T10:05-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Kay Amert (1947-2008) was a professor and typographer at the University of Iowa who studied French Renaissance printing and typography.

Kay Amert was born November 11, 1947, in Madison, South Dakota, to Henry and Arlene Amert. Amert grew up in Madison, and graduated from Madison High School in 1965, going on to attend the University of Iowa. In 1967, while a student at the University of Iowa, she established an imprint, the Seamark Press. Upon completion of her degree, she became the director of the Typography Laboratory at the University of Iowa in 1972. She held this position and taught at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication until she retired in 2006. Amert published six different articles during this time and was working on a book on Renaissance printer Simon de Colines when she died of cancer on September 5, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.



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