September 1, 2009
Cary Collection awarded $1 million endowment
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT has received a $1 million endowment from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. The endowment will fund the development of outreach programs and the management of the collection’s growing digital assets. The Cary Collection was originally established at RIT in 1969 as a small library based on Melbert B. Cary Jr.’s personal collection of books on printing history and the graphic arts. The present-day collection includes some 40,000 volumes as well as manuscript material and historic printing artifacts. Holdings on bookbinding, papermaking, type design, calligraphy, book illustration and typographic exemplars are also part of the collection.