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Kay Amert research notes on printing marques, circa 1994-2005

 Series — Box: 8, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 6804 Series 6
Contains Kay Amert's notes on printing marques. These notes largely consist of photocopies of printing marques, organized by style. Styles represented in this series include Soleil d'or, Silhouetted, Lorraine cross, Tory style, and Criblée ground. Materials date from between 1994 and 2005.


  • circa 1994-2005

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.


1 folder

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.


Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States