2009-2010

WPI to Host Exhibit of Woodbury Printing Co. Collection

Display Opens with June 4 Reception at University's Gordon Library

What
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host "120 Years of Fine Printing: The Story of Woodbury and Company," an exhibit that traces the Worcester-based company's history and features large, original factory drawings as well as early wood engraving prints, photogravure prints, first-day covers, and examples of letterhead stationery from throughout most of the 20th century.

Who
Woodbury and Company was led by four generations of WPI-educated Woodbury men, beginning with John C. Woodbury, Class of 1876.  The company specialized in bird’s eye-view factory drawings and became known in the 20th century for its fine photogravure letterhead stationery.  After the company closed in 2002, the Woodbury family gave the company's archives to WPI, and they are now housed in WPI's Archives and Special Collections.

When
June 4 to Sept. 24, 2010; Reception on June 4, 2-4 p.m. in Gordon Library.
Former president Kimball Woodbury '44, grandson of the company’s founder, expected to attend reception.

Where
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Gordon Library's Gladwin Gallery (ground floor)
100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.      

Info: The exhibit is free and open to the public. Library hours are available here.

 

June 1, 2010

Contact: Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu