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George H. and Lydia Goedecke Carter papers, bulk (1926-1931).

Title
George H. and Lydia Goedecke Carter papers, 1878-1975, bulk (1926-1931).
Author
Carter, George H., 1874-1948.
Supplementary Content
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Additional Authors
  • Carter, Lydia Goedecke.
  • Kiess, Edgar Raymond.
  • United States. Government Printing Office. Office of the Public Printer.
  • Ward, Beatrice.
Description
4.5 linear feet (6 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Carter, Lydia G. - Estate
Biography (note)
  • George Henry Carter (1874-1948) served as U.S. Government Printer from 1921 to 1934. As head of the Government Printing Office (GPO) he was a crusader against waste and corruption. Before assuming that position he had been a journalist and newspaper editor and after leaving in 1934 he was a printing consultant. His second wife, Lydia Goedecke Carter (d. 1975), was a typographer and type designer.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 483
Author
Carter, George H., 1874-1948.
Title
George H. and Lydia Goedecke Carter papers, 1878-1975, bulk (1926-1931).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, speeches and articles, genealogical materials, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks. Correspondence, 1878-1975, is of George H. and Lydia G. Carter and concerns family matters with a few official letters. Also included are typescripts and reprints of speeches and articles, 1916-1934, about the printing trade and the GPO; genealogical materials relating to Carter's Lanyon family antecedents; memorabilia; and photographs of Carter and Goedecke family members and others. Bulk of the papers consists of scrapbooks, 1926-1927 and 1929-1931, assembled by Carter documenting official trips to Europe as the U.S. Government Printer.
Biography
George Henry Carter (1874-1948) served as U.S. Government Printer from 1921 to 1934. As head of the Government Printing Office (GPO) he was a crusader against waste and corruption. Before assuming that position he had been a journalist and newspaper editor and after leaving in 1934 he was a printing consultant. His second wife, Lydia Goedecke Carter (d. 1975), was a typographer and type designer.
Finding Aids
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Occupation
Printers.
Type designers.
Added Author
Carter, Lydia Goedecke.
Kiess, Edgar Raymond.
Ward, Beatrice.
United States. Government Printing Office. Office of the Public Printer.
LCCN
ms 79001840
Research Call Number
MssCol 483
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