Temporary Space Closure

Olin Library Level 2 is temporarily closed from May 24 until mid-August. Please request needed materials through Interlibrary Loan during this time. See the Carpet Replacement in Level 2 of Olin Library article for more information.

Eric Gill Collection

Eric Gill (1882-1940) was an English sculptor, calligrapher, engraver, and writer. Gill is perhaps best known, however, as a designer of typefaces, including the famous Gill Sans.

Acquired in 2005, this collection documents Gill’s interests and activities over the course of his lifetime and includes books, drawings, hand-lettered alphabets, woodblocks, proof pages, and correspondence. Scarce and ephemeral items such as issues of The Game, a homey periodical produced by the community of craftworkers co-founded by Gill, provide insight into the combination of practicality and spirituality that governed the artist’s life and work.


Cassie Brand
Job Title
Curator of Rare Books
Phone Number
(314) 935-4950