Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
The Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection holds a variety of original penmanship and calligraphy samples, engrossings, and other examples of pen artwork. Healey, editor of The Penman's Art Journal and later editor of The Business Educator, collected the original art and penmanship samples used in the journals. The materials include works by master penmen such as Charles P. Zaner, Daniel Ames, Fielding Schofield, and Frederick Tamblyn.
Relation
Subset of the Zaner-Bloser, Inc. / Sonya Bloser Monroe Penmanship Collection
Source
Gift
Creator(s)
Horace G. Healey
Date Range
1866-1940
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are publicly accessible online.

Physical Access

The collection is open for research. Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections. Because of the size of the collection, as well as preservation and security concerns, the collection is not fully available to researchers. Please contact Special Collections staff for more details.

Rights

Items in this collection are believed to be in the public domain. The University of Scranton Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections staff is unaware of any restrictions on the use of the material.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], [Folder], [Box], Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton. [Reference URL for digital objects]


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

Horace G. Healey (1867-1938) was a penman during America's Golden Age of Penmanship. In 1909 he became the managing editor of the Penman's Art Journal and later served as the editor of The Business Educator. During this time, he collected the original art and penmanship samples used in the journals and thus acquired a large collection of pen art.

A full history of the collection is presented in Michael Sull's 2010 essay, "Legendary Penmanship Collection Surfaces."

Scope and Content Note

The Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection holds a variety of original penmanship and calligraphy samples, engrossings, and other examples of pen artwork. Healey, editor of The Penman's Art Journal and later editor of The Business Educator, collected the original art and penmanship samples used in the journals. The materials include works by master penmen such as Charles P. Zaner, Daniel Ames, Fielding Schofield, and Frederick Tamblyn.


Acquisition Information

This collection is a subset of the Zaner-Bloser, Inc. / Sonya Bloser Monroe Penmanship Collection, which was donated by the Zaner-Bloser Company in 2010. Upon Healey's death in 1938, half of his collection was donated to the New York City Public Library and the remainder of the collection remained with the Zaner-Bloser Company.

A full history of the collection is presented in Michael Sull's 2010 essay, "Legendary Penmanship Collection Surfaces."


Processing Notes

Digitization

The Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection was digitized before its arrival in Scranton by the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). The 2010 project was initiated and coordinated by Michael Sull and is described in his February 2010 essay, "Legendary Penmanship Collection Surfaces."

Harvesting

Metadata from this collection is exposed via Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Known, active harvests include: