Gillett Griffin Collection


Item Listing
Vicki Principi

Graphic Arts Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library

Consists of works by or about Gillett Griffin, curator of the Princeton University Library Graphic Arts Collection from 1952 to 1966. Included in the collection are a holiday card with self-portrait drawing, a three dimensional self-portrait constructed from heavy paper, a portrait drawing of Albert Einstein, 166 sketches of various subjects, 16 illustrated letters, an illustration of how Gutenberg cast his types, and an invitation to Griffin's 70th birthday celebration which was held at Princeton University in 1998.

Box 1 contents [Unfoldered materials]:
Griffin, Gillett: Happy Holidays [self-portrait]; pen and ink; n.d
Griffin, Gillett: Untitled [Gillett Griffin on ladder, placing books on shelf]; paper; n.d.
Griffin, Gillett: Untitled [Portrait of Albert Einstein seated, holding telephone receiver]; pen and ink; n.d.
Reilly, F. Kent III: Tio Gillett with Colossal Head, Teopantecuanitlan; photomechanical reproduction; 1998

Box 2 contents [Foldered materials]:
Griffin, Gillett: Untitled [166 sheets of sketches]; pen and ink; n.d.
Griffin, Gillett: Untitled [16 sheets of illustrated letters]; pen and ink; n.d.
Griffin, Gillett: How Gutenberg cast his types; pen and ink; n.d.