Archive for July, 2009

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1911 Meet Me At Marlborough Postcard

July 29, 2009

1911 Meet Me At Marlborough

Postcard made in Germany. Publisher, J. Ruben, Newburgh NY. Postmarked September 28, 1911 Marlboro, NY.

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Goudy Spotlight

July 16, 2009

               Type designer, Frederic W. Goudy lived in Marlboro from 1924 until his death in 1947. His home was located on Old Post Road, and was given the name “Deepdene.” On his property, Goudy set up a shop where he designed many types, one of which he named, “Marlborough.” In Goudy’s book, Goudy’s Type Designs: His Story and Specimens, he wrote, “the type was given the name ‘Marlborough’ after the name of the town where it was designed. I do not think the town itself was ever aware of the ‘honor’ paid it!”

               J. Ben Lieberman wrote in his introduction for Goudy’s book previously mentioned, “Frederic W. Goudy, as was noted in the program for the banquet ending his centennial year (1965-66), ‘was a genius and a giant among type designers, and he ranks with the immortals who altered fundamentally the styles of our typefaces.'”

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Local History Resource Materials

July 16, 2009

Our resources include: Special collections (such as our Goudy collection), maps and directories, photographs, local history books, post-cards, church, cemetery and bible records, obituaries and marriage records, census records, yearbooks, miscellaneous genealogical information, and computer and on-line services.

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Donations

July 16, 2009

Monetary donations, as well as local historic artifact donations are greatly appreciated for the purpose of expanding and enriching our local history department and collection to better serve the public.