Our Mission in Penmanship
The Masgrimes Archive aims to acquire, scan, and freely distribute important specimens and publications relating to the topics of: Engrossing, Lettering, Calligraphy, Designing, Pen Art, and American Penmanship.
It is our privilege to present the documents on this page for your study. We expect the reader to understand that the contents contained in this collection are the products of tireless effort by other penmen and respect them accordingly.
Remember: We are merely custodians of the pieces of history within our posession. It is our duty to protect them with tenacity and passion before happily passing them to future generations for safekeeping.
Whenever I add rare books to this page, I send out an email to my subscribers. Are you on that list? You should be.
Items published by Zaner-Bloser Co., proprietors of the Zanerian College
Portland Business College Materials
American Engrossing Studios
Protectors Of Penmanship
In an effort to create a culture surrounding scholarship, historical preservation, and the dissemination of knowledge, we are engaged in a collaborative archiving effort with:
For advice and resources pertaining to the preservation of items in your possession, visit our Archival Care page.
If you find yourself in possession of a text or original sample that you believe should be preserved, please send us a message.