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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1228

Richard W. Beatty typeface specimens


Computer typefaces designed by Richard W. Beatty.


  • circa 1993-1995

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.08 linear feet (1 folder in 1 box)
0.00576 Gigabytes

Various typescript examples of electronic typeface specimens designed by Richard Beatty Designs and 3.5" floppy disks containing the typeface designs.

Biographical / Historical

Richard W. Beatty was a producer of typeface. Beatty created over 500 fonts, often revivals and interpretations of old typefaces and calligraphic designs mainly for corporate or private use.


Collection is minimally processed and arranged alphabetically.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment or surrogate required; consult Houghton staff.

Physical Location

Housed in box with MS Typ 236 and MS Typ 1290

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-14. Gift of Richard W. Beatty, 1995 and 2001.

Separated Materials

Born-digital material has been separated: Typ1228BD

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2018.

Beatty, Richard W. Richard W. Beatty typeface specimens, circa 1993-1995 (MS Typ 1228): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
September 21, 2018
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Repository Details

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