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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 23: Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design, 1964-2004Add to your cart.
The box contains publications from and about the Wynkyn de Worde Society and Eric Gill, copies of the journal Parenthesis, publications from and about companies Chermayeff & Geismar, Wood & Wood and Lamy and a book about the new architecture of humanism.
Condition: Good
Location: A3 - c (Archive racking)
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023
Item 1: Wynkyn de Worde Father of Fleet Street, 2003Add to your cart.
Wynkyn de Worde, by James Moran, published by the British Lirbrary, London, 2003. It is a hard-backed book, in between A5 and A4 size. It has a grey book cover, on which is printed the title and the Wynkyn de Worde Society's symbol of a sun, printed in gold. The cover gives the information that the book is written by James Moran, with a chronological bibliography of works on Wynkyn de Worde compiled by Lotte Hellinga and Mary Erler. It also says that there is a preface by John Dreyfus. The inside of the cover informs that this is a third edition, the original published in 1960. 1050 copies were printed of this edition, some for sale and some for the members and friends of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. The book is about Wynkyn de Worde who is thought of as the man who brought printing to Fleet Street in 1500. Slotted inside the front cover of this book is a pamphlet, item 2 in this box, which provides a resume of the Society's publishing history.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/023/2
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/1
Item 2: Publishing at W de W, 2003Add to your cart.
An A5 sized pamphlet written by the Honorary Publisher, John Taylor, of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. He provides a brief resume of the Society's publishing history since 1960 when the first publication appeared, which was 'Wynkyn de Worde, Father of Fleet Street', by James Moran. The first two pages is the text of the resume and there follows on the next two pages, a list of the Society's publications. The pamphlet was slotted in the cover of the book 'Wynkyn de Worde, Father of Fleet Street', which is item 1 in this box.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/023/1
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/2
Item 3: Forty Years On: The Wynkyn de Worde Society 1957-1997, 1997Add to your cart.
Forty Years On: The Wynkyn de Worde Society 1957-1997 , compiled by Leonard Chave, Honorary Archivist to the Society, published by Honorary Publisher The Wynkyn de Worde Society, Hatfield, 1997. It is a hard-backed book, slightly larger than A5 size. It has a cream cover with the title and the Wynkyn de Worde symbol of a sun in dark blue print. The picture and title flow from the back cover on to the front. This work celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Society. It is a collection of items from the archive, documenting the Society's activities since 1957. It includes details of 200 speakers, principal outings, and events, drawing on Minute Books, printed table offerings and keepsakes, and more substantial publications of the Society.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/3
Item 4: Blood and Laughter, 1983Add to your cart.
Blood and Laughter: Caricatures from the 1905 Revolution, by David King and Cathy Porter, published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1983. An A4 sized hard backed book containing information and images from the satirical journals of Russia's 1905 Revolution.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/4
Item 5: Parenthesis, 2004Add to your cart.
Full title: 'The Journal of The Fine Press Book Association, Parenthesis, Concerning the Book Arts'. From November 2004, number 10. This journal has several articles on a wide range of subjects, and sections for book reviews, and typeface and paper.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/5
Item 6: Parenthesis, 2004Add to your cart.
Full title: 'The Journal of The Fine Press Book Association, Parenthesis, Concerning the Book Arts'. From March 2004, number 9. This journal has several articles on a wide range of subjects, and sections for book reviews, and typeface and paper.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/6
Item 7: Eric Gill: The Continuing Tradition, 1990Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with a cream coloured, card cover. The words on the front are printed in black ink and read, 'Eric Gill: The continuing tradition. The Monotype Recorder. New series Autumn 1990 number eight. The Monotype Corporation plc'. At the bottom of the page is an embossed symbol representing Eric Gill's initials. The booklet contains a series of articles about Eric Gill, celebrating his achievements in type design, his life and work, personal relationships and the types he created. It is illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and drawings.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/7
Item 8: Chermayeff & Geismar, 1981Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with a card cover. The front cover shows several envelopes that are addressed to Chermayeff and/or Geismar, but with their names spelled wrong. The booklet contains an article written by Henry Wolf about Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and the biographies of the four men who headed the company. There then follows examples of the corporate identities that Chermayeff & Geismar Assoc. created and several more short articles, some of which were written by Chermayeff and Geismar themselves. The text in the booklet appears in both English and Japanese.
Condition: Good, some red marks on the back cover
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/8
Item 9: The Sign, 1991Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with the words 'The Sign' printed in large letters wrapped around the back and front cover. Each letter looks 3D, as though taken from a sign. The booklet was created to mark two decades of Wood & Wood International Signs Limited making signs with designers. It contains photographs of and text about signs that were created for various businesses and companies. Amongst the designers of the signs are Pentagram and The Partners Design Consultants. The whole booklet was designed by The Partners.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/9
Item 10: Typographic Norms, 1964Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with a black cover and the title embossed on the front. In shiny black print is the author's name, Anthony Froshaug.  A loose A4 sheet of paper with red print tells us that this is the third in the series of graphic design essays printed and published by The Kynoch Press in cooperation with the Designers and Art Directors Association of London.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/10
Item 11: The Statue of Liberty Exhibit, 1986Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet highlighting some of the chapters of the Statue of Liberty's history as they were presented in the exhibit in July 1986, one hundred years after its erection. The exhibit focused on two major themes: its origin and construction and its evolution into a national and international symbol. It contains many colour photographs and text. There is also a separate grey piece of paper that has a list of the people and companies involved in the exhibit. Amongst the names are Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar, who were the principals of Metaform Incorporated who designed and produced the exhibit.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/11
Item 12: CS6 Lamy, [1994]Add to your cart.
A card folder/booklet that has the words 'Strathmore Graphics Gallery' at the top of the front cover and a photograph of a fountain pen on with 'CS6 Lamy' printed over the top. Lamy was a top producer of writing instruments in Germany. It contains information about the company in English and German, a case study from Strathmore Papers, which involves examples of stationery and photographs and information about previous pens created by Lamy.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/12
Item 13: Community and Privacy, 1965Add to your cart.
An A5 sized book entitled 'Community and Privacy', by Serge Chermayeff and Christopher Alexander, a Doubleday Anchor Book, 1963. The subtitle is 'Toward a New Architecture of Humanism'. On the first page is a handwritten note, saying 'To Paul Goodman with respectful admiration. Chermayeff'. Serge was an architect and was Ivan Chermayeff's father. Angela worked for Ivan between 1969 and 1973, and in the 1990s.
Condition: Good, slightly discoloured cover
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/023/13

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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