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Publication: Type musea
Title: Colgate Collection
Web Link: link
The Colgate Collection at McGill University is Canada's finest type book and specimen collection. It probably rivals any collection in North America as well. The link leads you to just the first half of the type specimen collection (Text format for most of that list). Part of the collection on typography. Part of the collection on typefounding and type-cutting. I know that there are fine books at Harvard and other Ivy League libraries, but none (!!!) allows the use of scanners or digital cameras in the rare books divisions. Duplication is possible at a cost well above the purchase price of the (rare) book if you need a reasonable number of copies. But McGill is open for business. Free, democratic, accessible to "the people", even the poor, the way it should be. Cameras and scanners are allowed.
Note: I have tried to locate a link to his book but have been unable to. He wrote Canadian art, its origin and development (Toronto, 1943). It is often referred to in writing about Canadian artists. (submitted by Cathy Coss, granddaughter)