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Angela Reeves Collection

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Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs

Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs

Folder containing drafts of work

Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs

Box containing Angela's artistic tools and ephemera

Box containing Pentagram publications and examples of typefaces.

Box containing different publications on the subject of typography

Box containing a mix of publications relating to design - graphic and fashion.

Box containing publications relating to work by various designers

Box containing publications and ephemera relating various companies and Angela Reeves

Box containing material relating to Claes Oldenburg

Box containing Angela's Curriculum Vitae and certificates

A tied cardboard folder holding items relating to the Touch Exhibition

Box containing letters, drawings and examples of work

Box containing 4 books

Box containing various items relating to company policies, and some designs by Angela and others.

Box containing two companies' design guidelines

Box containing ephemera from graphic design companies

Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera

Box containing ephemera from companies that specialise in engraving and paper production and ephemera from events

Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work

Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers

Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design

Slides

Slides

Slides and other ephemera

Box containing exhibition catalogues, ephemera from the Mexican Olympics, some articles and ephemera

Box containing items relating to design research and guidelines

Box containing booklets that relate to a broad range of design topics and several booklets unrelated to design.

Box containing New York University Publications

Box containing New York University Publications

Box containing examples of Angela's work and other ephemera

Box containing exhibition catalogues and photographs, annual reports and design guidelines

Box containing company publications that Angela designed

Box containing examples of Angela's work

Box containing a red folder holding design work by Angela, personal and professional correspondence and other ephemera

Box containing Angela's sketch books, stamps and framed pictures

Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work

Folder containing certificates, diplomas and a poster

Envelope entitled Graphics Collection

Tube containing 18 Torin Exhibition drawings

[information restricted]

Box containing three folders of typefaces

Box containing the Smithsonian Design Guidelines

Two paintings



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Angela Reeves Collection, 1960s-2008 | University of Northampton Archive

By Phil Oakman, Maggie Peach, Lucy Culverhouse

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Collection Overview

Title: Angela Reeves Collection, 1960s-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1970s - 1990s

ID: AR/01/Gra

Primary Creator: Reeves, Angela

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 10/06/0009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Angela Reeves, Design, Graphics, Reeves, Angela, The University of Northampton Angela Reeves Collection

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This series of design ephemera and memorabilia was collected by Angela Reeves, 1942-2008 and kindly donated by her family.

The collection contains works designed by Angela as well as ephemera and memorabilia relating to all aspects of graphic design collected by her.

Early drawings and sketches by Angela date back to her school and college days. A number of the drawings that she produced indicate that they were submitted as part of a portfolio for entrance to the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts.

Later designs reflect both her freelance work and that carried out while employed by companies such as British European Airways, the BBC, Royal Mail, New York University, Chermayeff and Geismar, Ilford and the Torin Corporation. Many publications relating to the industry were collected and retained by Angela over her life time and form part of this collection. These include pamphlets, booklets, annual reviews and promotional material published by Newell and Sorrel (Utopian Papers), Pentagram Design and the Wynkyn de Worde Society.

Also forming part of the collection are news stories, memorabilia and ephemera that relate to people and events that featured in Angela's life. The people include Marcel Breuer, Claes Oldenberg and F.H.K. Henrion while the events include the 1975 American bicentenial exhibition at the British Museum and the 1968 Mexican Olympics.

Collection Historical Note

Angela had a solid career in corporate graphic design and she kept pretty much everything from her career - from all her exercises at Foundation at Chelsea College , through most of her work at the London College of Printing in the early 60's. She then went straight into working for BEA and other corporate organisations, was self employed for some time, was president of the Design Research Unit, worked with Chermayeff and Geismar in New York 68 - 72; ran the BBC Educational books design section; worked for Royal Mail in stamp commissioning through the 80's and early 90's and then went back to New York to work on the design standards of the Smithsonian Museums again for Chermayeff and Geismar. She also worked a lot at Exeter and Brighton supporting design student portfolios.

Biographical note created by family member.

Subject/Index Terms

Angela Reeves
Design
Graphics
Reeves, Angela
The University of Northampton Angela Reeves Collection

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Northampton Archive

Accruals: We do not expect that there will be major accruals to this collection but the University would welcome the chance to discuss any further potential donations of records relating to Angela Reeves or graphics and design more generally.

Access Restrictions: All items are accessible

Use Restrictions:

Normal copyright restrictions apply

The University of Northampton takes copyright seriously and only makes content available in its Archive Catalogue in accordance with current UK legislation.

All reasonable effort is made by The University of Northampton to obtain copyright holders’ consent before publishing the images represented in our Archive Catalogue. We would like to ask that any copyright owners who are not properly identified in our Archive Collections contact us so that we may make the necessary corrections or removals.

Acquisition Source: Kindly donated and supported by Camilla Hale and Professor Adam Reeves.

Acquisition Method: Donation.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1950s-1960s],
[Box 2: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 3: Folder containing drafts of work, 1960s],
[Box 4: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 5: Box containing Angela's artistic tools and ephemera, 1961-2000],
[Box 6: Box containing Pentagram publications and examples of typefaces., 1970-1998],
[Box 7: Box containing different publications on the subject of typography, 1957-1991],
[Box 8: Box containing a mix of publications relating to design - graphic and fashion., 1971-1998],
[Box 9: Box containing publications relating to work by various designers, 1945-1996],
[Box 10: Box containing publications and ephemera relating various companies and Angela Reeves, 1956 - 2009],
[Box 11: Box containing material relating to Claes Oldenburg, 1969-1970],
[Box 12: Box containing Angela's Curriculum Vitae and certificates, 1976-2006],
[Box 13: A tied cardboard folder holding items relating to the Touch Exhibition, September 1999],
[Box 14: Box containing letters, drawings and examples of work, 1960s-2006],
[Box 15: Box containing 4 books, 1961-1982],
[Box 16: Box containing various items relating to company policies, and some designs by Angela and others., 1997-1999],
[Box 17: Box containing two companies' design guidelines, 1965-1986],
[Box 18: Box containing ephemera from graphic design companies, 1964-2004],
[Box 19: Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera, 1972-1999],
[Box 20: Box containing ephemera from companies that specialise in engraving and paper production and ephemera from events, 1964 - 1999],
[Box 21: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 22: Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers, 1987-1991],
[Box 23: Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design, 1964-2004],
[Box 24: Slides, 1996],
[Box 25: Slides, [1996]],
[Box 26: Slides and other ephemera, [1984-]],
[Box 27: Box containing exhibition catalogues, ephemera from the Mexican Olympics, some articles and ephemera, 1968-1975],
[Box 28: Box containing items relating to design research and guidelines, 1967-[1974]],
[Box 29: Box containing booklets that relate to a broad range of design topics and several booklets unrelated to design., 1967-1984],
[Box 30: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1973],
[Box 31: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1971],
[Box 32: Box containing examples of Angela's work and other ephemera, 1920-1962],
[Box 33: Box containing exhibition catalogues and photographs, annual reports and design guidelines, 1970-1973],
[Box 34: Box containing company publications that Angela designed, 1971-1979],
[Box 35: Box containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 36: Box containing a red folder holding design work by Angela, personal and professional correspondence and other ephemera, 1981 - 2008],
[Box 37: Box containing Angela's sketch books, stamps and framed pictures, 1959-1993],
[Box 38: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1965-1983],
[Box 39: Folder containing certificates, diplomas and a poster, 1964-1991],
[Box 40: Envelope entitled Graphics Collection, 1984],
[Box 41: Tube containing 18 Torin Exhibition drawings, 1974-1979],
[[information restricted]],
[Box 43: Box containing three folders of typefaces, 1973],
[Box 44: Box containing the Smithsonian Design Guidelines, 1998],
[Box 45: Two paintings, 1967],
[All]

Box 22: Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
Items 1-16 in the box consist of some correspondence between FHK (Henri) Henrion and Angela and between Marion Henrion and Angela, after Henri's death in 1990. There are items that relate to celebrations for Henri, before and after his death, some articles written by and about Henri and some obituaries for him. Angela worked for Henrion Associates in 1967-1968.   The other two pieces are articles ripped out of magazines, profiling Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar, for whom Angela worked in 1969-1973, and Dieter Rams.
Condition: Good
Location: A3 - c (Archive racking)
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022
Item 1: Letter, 1984Add to your cart.
A short letter from Henrion, replying to a letter sent by Angela some time before. The letter is dated 15.11.84. Henrion talks about having difficulties finding somebody who employs designers at the head of the COI Publishing Division. He also invites her to a conference called ‘Graphic Communication Design Education: Present and Future’. Around the edge of the letter is some printed information about the conference.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/o1/GRA/022/1
Item 2: Letter, 1989Add to your cart.
A letter from Henri Henrion to Angela on paper headed with the name ‘FHK Henrion’, along with his contact details. The letter, dated by Henri as 15.11.89, is handwritten in red ink and thanks Angela for her part in organising a party held the day before. On the back of the letter is a note, written by Henri in blue ink, apologising for the delay of a month and he adds that he has sent her some photographs as a souvenir.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/2
Item 3: Letter, 1989Add to your cart.
A photocopy of a letter sent to Henri Henrion from Angela Reeves, dated 30th September 1989. In the letter Angela is offering her support and sympathy to Henrion and his wife after she recently learned of his illness. She praises him as one of the 'greats' of the design profession and talks about how much she enjoyed working for him.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/3
Item 4: Letter, 1991Add to your cart.
A photocopy of a letter that Angela sent to Marion Wesel-Henrion, Henri Henrion's wife. Angela thanks Marion for her invitation to the celebration held in honour of Henri, and talks about how special and heartening the celebration was. The celebration was held at the Royal Society of Arts, on the 21st of January 1991. Written in pen underneath is Marion's address and telephone number.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/022/5
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/4
Item 5: Celebration of Henri's Life, 1991Add to your cart.
An A5 piece of paper with a photograph of Henri Henrion printed on it, with the words ‘A celebration of Henri Henrion’s life at the Royal Society of Arts, 21 January 1991’. There is a list of names below this and attached on the back is a smaller piece of paper with a typed-up poem. There is also a brown tape mark that indicates something else, was at one time, attached to the paper.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/022/4
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/5
Item 6: Photograph of Henrion, [1991]Add to your cart.
A black and white, photocopied photograph, about A5 size, of Henri Henrion's profile. Imposed on the photograph is a leaf wreath around Henrion's head. Below the photograph is a message to Angela from Marion, Henrion's wife, that says the photograph is for Angela as a reminder of 'Henri's wonderful profile and his way of looking far beyond through everybody'.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/5
Item 7: Invitation, 1989Add to your cart.
A red piece of A4 inviting people to the Henrion Celebration 14 May 1989. There is a paragraph explaining that there was to be a lunch to celebrate Henri Henrion’s 75th birthday, the menu and a list of the guests’ names. Angela Reeves is one of the guests. The hosts of the party were Henri and his wife Marion.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/7
Item 8: Design Diary, 1988Add to your cart.
An A3 photocopy of a page of Designweek, from the 21st October 1988. The section Design Diary contains an article called ‘Communications gap with the Minister’ about the aftermath of Henri Henrion’s conversation with Minister for Design, John Butcher, when Henrion said that there should be more to design than profit. Henrion drew from the incident that 'the overwhelming motive of this Government is the profit motive...and the profit motive is dominating most design offices today'.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/8
Item 9: Propaganda in World War II, 1987Add to your cart.
A3 photocopies of an article from Blueprint in the December-January 1987 issue, pp. 34-37. It is entitled ‘Propaganda in World War II’. It is about Henri Henrion's early career and education, and his design work during the war, some examples of which are included.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/9
Item 10: FHK Henrion Obituary, 1990Add to your cart.
A page from the Creative Review, dated September 1990, p. 57. It contains an obituary for Henri Henrion. The obituary was written by Chris Ludlow, at the time a director of corporate identity consultants for Henrion, Ludlow & Schmidt.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/10
Item 11: FHK Henrion OBE RDI AGI PPCSD, [1990]Add to your cart.
An A3 page from a publication of the Chartered Society of Designers. It contains an obituary for Henri Henrion. The obituary was written by Dick Negus who was the Past President of the Chartered Society of Designers, a post that Henrion had also previously held.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/11
Item 12: Letters, 1987Add to your cart.
A photocopy of the letters page from DesignWeek, 6th March 1987. There is a letter from Henri Henrion in reply to a letter sent in by Tony Stokoe three weeks previously. The content of the letter is refuting Stokoe's idea that no restrictions should be put in place on the entry to the Society of Illustrators, Artists and Designers. Henrion wrote that he believes that market forces were making profitability of high importance, which meant quality of design was suffering. Printed underneath the letter is 'FHK Henrion. 35 Pond Street, London NW3 2PN.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/12
Item 13: Icograda Executive Boards, 1988Add to your cart.
A white booklet, slightly shorter than A4 size, produced by Icograda, The International Council of Graphic Design Associations, in its twenty-fifth anniversary year. On the first page of the booklet is some information about the Association and on every page thereafter is a photograph of, and information about all the Past Presidents and other information about the Association, for the years that the Presidents were in the position. The president from 1968 to 1970 was Henri Henrion.
Condition: Good, some marks on the cover
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/13
Item 14: Icograda Message Board, 1990Add to your cart.
A publication from Icograda, The International Council of Graphic Design Associations. Message Board was edited and produced by Dudley Holligsworth and normally published four times a year. This is number 2 from 1990. It contains news about the Association, stories of events and other items of interest to the Association members. On page four Henri Henrion is mentioned in relation to a speaker who quoted him during a seminar in Japan. There is also a section on page five about Henrion's announcement that he was stepping down from being chairman of the Association.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/14
Item 15: A Tribute to Peter Kneebone, 1990Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet containing tributes to Peter Kneebone from many people in the design industry. The first section of the booklet is a longer tribute than the others and recounts of Peter as a designer, educator, writer and professional, written by Willy de Majo the founder president of Icograda. On the third page is a tribute from Henri Henrion. The booklet was produced and compiled by Willy de Majo and assisted by David Playne, Gill Davies and Dudley Hollingsworth.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/15
Item 16: Icograda Message Board, 1990Add to your cart.
A publication from Icograda, The International Council of Graphic Design Associations. Message Board was edited and produced by Dudley Holligsworth and normally published four times a year. This is number 4 from 1990. It contains news about the Association, stories of events and other items of interest to the Association members. On page three is an obituary for Henri Henrion, written by Dudley Hollingsworth, with some shorter messages from four others.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/16
Item 17: Chermayeff & Geismar interviews, 1981Add to your cart.
Pages 3 - 10 of the New York Magazine from May 1981. Page 3 has an obituary of Herb Lubalin, a design director. The next two pages is an interview with / profile of Ivan Chermayeff, along with a pencil drawn portrait of him. The portrait is by Dian Friedman and the interview is conducted by Gertrude Snyder. There is a chronology of key years in his life. The same thing is repeated on the next two pages, but with the subject being Tom Geismar. The following two pages are examples of both Chermayeff and Geismar's work. Chermayeff and Geismar were the partners of the firm by the same name, where Angela worked between 1969 and 1973.
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/17
Item 18: Profile, 1987Add to your cart.
A page from an issue of Designweek, dated 26th June 1987. It is from the Profile section and is about the designer Professor Dieter Rams, written by Jeremy Mason.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/022/18

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1950s-1960s],
[Box 2: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 3: Folder containing drafts of work, 1960s],
[Box 4: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 5: Box containing Angela's artistic tools and ephemera, 1961-2000],
[Box 6: Box containing Pentagram publications and examples of typefaces., 1970-1998],
[Box 7: Box containing different publications on the subject of typography, 1957-1991],
[Box 8: Box containing a mix of publications relating to design - graphic and fashion., 1971-1998],
[Box 9: Box containing publications relating to work by various designers, 1945-1996],
[Box 10: Box containing publications and ephemera relating various companies and Angela Reeves, 1956 - 2009],
[Box 11: Box containing material relating to Claes Oldenburg, 1969-1970],
[Box 12: Box containing Angela's Curriculum Vitae and certificates, 1976-2006],
[Box 13: A tied cardboard folder holding items relating to the Touch Exhibition, September 1999],
[Box 14: Box containing letters, drawings and examples of work, 1960s-2006],
[Box 15: Box containing 4 books, 1961-1982],
[Box 16: Box containing various items relating to company policies, and some designs by Angela and others., 1997-1999],
[Box 17: Box containing two companies' design guidelines, 1965-1986],
[Box 18: Box containing ephemera from graphic design companies, 1964-2004],
[Box 19: Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera, 1972-1999],
[Box 20: Box containing ephemera from companies that specialise in engraving and paper production and ephemera from events, 1964 - 1999],
[Box 21: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 22: Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers, 1987-1991],
[Box 23: Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design, 1964-2004],
[Box 24: Slides, 1996],
[Box 25: Slides, [1996]],
[Box 26: Slides and other ephemera, [1984-]],
[Box 27: Box containing exhibition catalogues, ephemera from the Mexican Olympics, some articles and ephemera, 1968-1975],
[Box 28: Box containing items relating to design research and guidelines, 1967-[1974]],
[Box 29: Box containing booklets that relate to a broad range of design topics and several booklets unrelated to design., 1967-1984],
[Box 30: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1973],
[Box 31: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1971],
[Box 32: Box containing examples of Angela's work and other ephemera, 1920-1962],
[Box 33: Box containing exhibition catalogues and photographs, annual reports and design guidelines, 1970-1973],
[Box 34: Box containing company publications that Angela designed, 1971-1979],
[Box 35: Box containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 36: Box containing a red folder holding design work by Angela, personal and professional correspondence and other ephemera, 1981 - 2008],
[Box 37: Box containing Angela's sketch books, stamps and framed pictures, 1959-1993],
[Box 38: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1965-1983],
[Box 39: Folder containing certificates, diplomas and a poster, 1964-1991],
[Box 40: Envelope entitled Graphics Collection, 1984],
[Box 41: Tube containing 18 Torin Exhibition drawings, 1974-1979],
[[information restricted]],
[Box 43: Box containing three folders of typefaces, 1973],
[Box 44: Box containing the Smithsonian Design Guidelines, 1998],
[Box 45: Two paintings, 1967],
[All]


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