The collection is based upon the library of Stanley Morison, and contains most of his surviving papers, as well as additional material relating to his associates.
1. Stanley Morison
Correspondence with, among others, Edward Johnston, Frederick Warde, Beatrice Warde, D.B. Updike, S.H. Steinberg, Oliver Simon, Sir Francis Meynell, Jan van Krimpen (including xerox copies of Morison's letters to van Krimpen, now in the Universiteits-Bibliothek, Amsterdam), E.A. Lowe, Reynolds Stone, Eric Gill, Bruce Rogers, James Wardrop, S.C. Cockerell, Holbrook Jackson, G. Mardersteig, St John Hornby and F.W. Goudy.
Correspondence with Walter Lewis, Brooke Crutchley and others at Cambridge University Press, with related papers, 1933-1946.
Papers relating to the typography of The Times and other newspapers and magazines.
Notes, typescripts and other papers regarding books and articles, c. 1941-1967, including related correspondence.
Extensive collections of ephemera, proofs and other items of Eric Gill and Reynolds Stone.
Copies of selected Monotype Drawing Office correspondence record cards, c. 1912-1955.
2. Oliver Simon
Papers relating to Signature and The Fleuron.
A large collection of Curwen Press material, including ephemera and book jackets.
Letters from, among others, Edward Bawden, Harold Curwen, Barnett Freedman, Holbrook Jackson, Gerard Meynell, Sir Francis Meynell, Eric Ravillious, Bruce Rogers, D.B. Updike, Jan van Krimpen and Beatrice Warde, mainly relating to Curwen Press work.
3. Beatrice Warde
Letters written to her family, 1907-1957.
Letters from Eric Gill, 1927-1937, and six letters to Gill, c. 1929-1936.
Notebook relating to, and a mock-up of, Warde's unpublished edition of Fournier le jeune, Trait historique et critique de l'art de fondre les caractres de musique.
4. Sir Francis Meynell
Letters and other papers of Alice Meynell, Wilfred Meynell, Viola Meynell and Francis Thompson.
Manuscripts and typescripts of Sir Francis Meynell's publications.
Nonesuch Press archives. The pre-war period is documented spasmodically, but includes correspondence with Ernest Ingham and George Macy, and a group of papers on Rudolf Koch and the Nonesuch Homer, 1931. The post-1951 period is covered more fully, and includes correspondence with George and Helen Macy, Sir Max Reinhardt and John Ryder, and with printers, editors, papermakers, binders and illustrators, as well as trial proofs, papers samples, blocks and other material.
Material relating to Meynell's work for the Limited Editions Club.
Papers relating to H.M.S.O., where Meynell was typographical advisor, 1945-1966.
Papers relating to the Post Office Stamps Advisory Committee and the Royal Mint Advisory Committee.
5. S.H. Steinberg
Selected correspondence, and notes and other papers, mainly on palaeography.
6. Printing and the mind of man
Correspondence, notes and miscellaneous papers relating to the IPEX exhibition, 1963, with a similar collection preparatory to the subsequent book, Printing and the mind of man (1967).
7. Printing exhibition
Correspondence relating to the exhibition of printing at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1940.
8. Christmas books
Correspondence relating to Cambridge University Press Christmas books, 1947-1973.
9. Baskerville punches
Correspondence and other papers relating to the Baskerville punches, c. 1949-1953.