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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 30: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
The box contains brochures, booklets and pamphlets from the New York University. During this period, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York. The contents of this box were organised by Angela in one of a set of eight boxes, numbered 1-8. This box was number 4.
Condition: Good
Location: A3 - d (Archive racking)
Related to: AR/01/GRA/031
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030
Item 1: New York University: The One Hundred Thirty-Seventh Commencement Season, 1969Add to your cart.
A 130 page A5 booklet of the New York University Bulletin providing information about the University, its services, courses, graduations and the Commencement Day of 1969. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/1
Item 2: New York University: The One Hundred Thirty-Seventh Commencement Exercises, 1969Add to your cart.
A 35 page A4 booklet of the New York University Commencement Exercises, held in Madison Square Garden Center on 11th June 1969. The booklet provides information about the graduation ceremonies, the prizes and order of the day. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/2
Item 3: New York University: Board of Trustees Dinner, 1969Add to your cart.
A thin A5 booklet listing the program, the menu and the guest list of the Board of Trustees Dinner on 10th June, 1969 at the Vanderbilt Hall, Washington Square. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/3
Item 4: New York University: School of the Arts, 1971Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet about the School of the Arts at New York University. Each double page contains a black and white photograph on one side and a brown page with the text on the other. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York. This booklet appears in The 17th Annual Type Directors Club Awards Exhibit in 1971 as one of 181 shortlisted competition entries. This item is contained in box 27. Angela Reeves was the type director for the booklet along with Bruce Blackburn.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/027/10
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/4
Item 5: The Albert Gallatin Associates, 1969Add to your cart.
A long booklet with an embossed motif in the bottom corner of the cover of Albert Gallatin's head with the words 'The Albert Gallatin Award. New York University' around the outside of the head. The first page gives the information that there was a dinner held on the 4th December, 1969, in The Plaza, New York, for the presentation of The New York University Gallatin Medal to Henry T. Heald. The rest of the pages give information about the Gallatin, the medal, the recipient, the menu, the program, the University and the member of the Gallatin Association. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/5
Item 6: Samuel D. Leidesdorf Memorial Plaza, 1971Add to your cart.
An A5 booklet with the title on the front cover in black print. Inside there is a painting of Samuel D. Leidesdorf and the dates of his life, 1881 - 1968. The rest of the booklet contains information about Leidesdorf, a memorandum and information about how to sponsor the New York University Medical Center named after Leidesdorf. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/6
Item 7: Program and Plans Graduate School of Business Administration., 1972Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet containing information about the Graduate School of Business Administration in New York University. It includes their goals and objectives and information about the faculty location and students. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/7
Item 8: The Black Student at New York University, 1969Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet predominantly for the purpose of acquainting incoming Black and Puerto Rican students with some of the programs and facilities at New York University. The booklet contains text and some black and white photographs. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/8
Item 9: The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 1973Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with a black and white photograph of the marble floor of the library on the front cover. Inside the text is printed on brown paper and there are two pages of black and white photographs on white paper. The booklet contains information about the library and its resources. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/9
Item 10: New York University Art Collection, 1969Add to your cart.
An A4 pamphlet of the New York University Art Collection, Volume 1, Number 1, Fall 1969. It contains four articles that concern the Art Collection and a letter from the curator on the back page. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/10
Item 11: New York University Design Standards Guide, [1969-1973]Add to your cart.
An A4 spiral bound booklet with a purple cover containing the design standards for New York University Publications. The guidelines are for the symbol, the typefaces, copy setting, architectural graphics and colours. During this year, Angela worked for Chermayeff & Geismar Associates and designed stationery, brochures for fundraising campaigns and bulletins, all for the University of New York.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/030/11

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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