The Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection comprises over 160 faces of various sizes and styles dating from between 1828 and 1900. On loan from the University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center, this working archive is housed in the Design Division of the Department of Art and Art History at UT. Prospective visitors may make an appointment with lab technician Kevin Auer to view the collection, schedule permitting.
The RRK website is currently under construction. In the meantime, please visit the RRK Facebook page to see photos of the Design Division’s letterpress facilities—and the RRK collection—in action.