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Kay Amert photographs, negatives, and photocopies of type fonts, circa 1995-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6804 Series 2
Contains photographs, negatives, and photocopies of sixteenth-century type fonts taken or ordered by Kay Amert, as well as order forms and correspondence regarding these images. Materials date from between 1995 and 2007.


  • circa 1995-2007

Language of Materials

Materials in English, French, Italian, and Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from Kay Amert research papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


10 folders

Biographical History

Kay Amert (1947-2008) was a professor and typographer at the University of Iowa who studied French Renaissance printing and typography.

Kay Amert was born November 11, 1947, in Madison, South Dakota, to Henry and Arlene Amert. Amert grew up in Madison, and graduated from Madison High School in 1965, going on to attend the University of Iowa. In 1967, while a student at the University of Iowa, she established an imprint, the Seamark Press. Upon completion of her degree, she became the director of the Typography Laboratory at the University of Iowa in 1972. She held this position and taught at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication until she retired in 2006. Amert published six different articles during this time and was working on a book on Renaissance printer Simon de Colines when she died of cancer on September 5, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.


Material retained in its original order, organized by location of the original materials.


Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States