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Printmaking & Typography Resources in Special Collections & Archives

An introduction to printed art, ephemera, broadsides, specimens, and secondary sources in Special Collections & Archives

Using this Guide

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Welcome to the Printmaking & Typography Resources Guide. This guide serves as an introduction to printed art, ephemera, broadsides, specimens, and secondary sources in Special Collections & Archives. We have a rich collection of printed materials ranging from early printed text to contemporary artists’ books. The navigation menu on the left hand side of the page will guide researchers through selected materials that illustrate various printmaking methods.

Searching for Material

This guide barely scratches the surface of our holdings, and we encourage researchers to explore the full breadth of our collections by searching through the FSU Library Catalog, Finding Aid Database, and FSU Digital Library. Researchers can learn more about how to maximize their searches by visiting our Catalogs & Databases page.

Useful Search Terms

  • Printmaking
  • Screen printing
  • Typography
  • Lithography
  • Woodblock/woodcut
  • Etching/intaglio

Useful Subject Headings

  • Artists’ books
  • Color printing
  • Graphic design (Typography)
  • Letterpress printing
  • Letterpress printing -- Specimens
  • Printing
  • Printing -- Specimens
  • Screen process printing
  • Serigraphy
  • Specimens
  • Type and type founding
  • Wood engraving
  • Wood types (Printing) -- Specimens

Library of Congress call numbers

  • N7433.3-7433.4 - Artists’ books
  • NE1-978 - Printmaking and engraving
  • NE1000-1352 - Wood engraving
  • NE 1400-1879 - Metal engraving
  • NE2236-2240.6 Serigraphy
  • NE2242-2246 Monotype (Printmaking)
  • NE2250-2570 Lithography
  • NE2685-2685.8 Lumiprints
  • NE2690 Engraving on glass
  • Z250 - Type and typefounding. Specimen books

Printmaking & Typography Instruction Sessions

We invite instructors teaching at all levels in all departments to consider a class visit to Special Collections & Archives during your course. Visits to SCA locations can include any of the following content, directed by you and/or SCA staff:

  • Active learning with objects from Special Collections & Archives
  • Orientation to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives
  • Introduction to archival and/or primary source research
  • Custom sessions built around your course goals and objectives

To place a request for a class visit to the Special Collections Research Center or Claude Pepper Library, please use our online form:

To further discuss the possibilities of a Special Collections & Archives class visit, place a request for a consultation here:


Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives spaces are closed to the public at this time. For latest updates on SCA public services, please visit our Services Page or contact us at

FSU Library Catalog
Use Advanced Search to limit Location to “Strozier, Special Collections”
Finding Aid Database
FSU Digital Library

Printmaking @ FSU

FSU Printmaking Studios

Small Craft Advisory Press

FSU Print Club (on hiatus)

Guide Contributors

Hannah Davis - Preservation Librarian
Gino Romero - Rare Books Assistant
Leah Sherman - Visual & Performing Arts Librarian

Preservation Librarian

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