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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 34: Box containing company publications that Angela designed, 1971-1979Add to your cart.
The box contains several publications from Torin Corporation, as well as Xerox and the United Banks of Colorado for whom Angela designed annual reports, advertisements and brochures. There is also a catalogue for an exhibition of Ivan Chermayeff's work. The contents of this box were organised by Angela in one of a set of eight boxes, numbered 1-8. This box was number 8.
Condition: Good
Location: A3 - e (Archive racking)
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/34
Item 1: What if we gave a meeting and nobody came?, [1969-1973]Add to your cart.
A tongue-in-cheek invitation / advertisement for a meeting in which Angela Reeves was giving a talk. It is an A4 booklet with a black front page with the words, 'What if we gave a meeting and nobody came? Maybe this time we'll find out' written on the front. The cover opens back-to-front with two more pages of text. It is addressed to those people who won't be able to make the meeting and tells them what will have happened at the meeting, when and where it was and what they should have done to get tickets.
Condition: Some stains and marks
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/1
Item 2: Letter, 1972Add to your cart.
A letter addressed to Angela at Chermayeff & Geismar Assoc., dated 1st November, 1972. The letter is from Tom Collins of the Dillard Paper Company of North Carolina. Collins thanks Angela for flying down to them from New York in order to give a presentation about her 'ideas'.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/2
Item 3: Letter, 1974Add to your cart.
A letter addressed to Angela at her London address. The letter is from G. Maertsch, the sales manager of Torin S.A., sent on the 2nd December 1974. The writer thanks Angela for designing the company's exhibition stand at the Electronica, held in Munich, which was considered the best of the exhibitors in their industry.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/034/4
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/3
Item 4: Photographs, [1974]Add to your cart.
Five photographs of the exhibition stand for the company Torin. Angela designed the stand for Torin that was used at the 'Electronica', held in Munich in 1974. The photographs are kept together in a thin paper cover.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/034/3
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/4
Item 5: Torin poster, [1970s]Add to your cart.
One sheet of A4 paper advertising Torin. Half of the page is filled with a photograph of a selection of Torin's complete blower units. One of the pieces is circled and has a note below it saying 'This one does a job for your competitor. It might not be for you.' There are four paragraphs of text explaining a technical problem and Torin's solution to that problem. If the reader wished to find out more, they are encouraged to write or call Torin.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/035/28, AR/01/GRA/042/1
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/5
Item 6: Technical drawing, 1974Add to your cart.
A sheet of A1 sized paper with a technical drawing of the plan and construction details for the Torin Exhibition in Munich, 1974. Angela designed the exhibition stand for Torin. On the bottom left hand corner of the paper is Angela's name and address.
Condition: Good, slight discolouration along the folds
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/6
Item 7: Layout for black plastic letters, 1974Add to your cart.
An A2 sized piece of paper showing an example for letter spacing and word spacing for the layout of the black plastic letters that were to be used in the Torin Exhibition, Munich, 1974. There are eleven lines of writing, drawn by hand in the proportions to be used in the exhibition. The words are all written in German. On the bottom left hand corner of the paper is Angela's name and address.
Condition: Good, slight discolouration along the folds
Related to: AR/01/GRA/41/2
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/7
Item 8: Torin stand plan, 1974Add to your cart.
An A2 sized piece of paper showing an image, drawn in 3D, of the Torin exhibition stand. The plan is printed on blue paper, in dark blue ink.
Condition: Good, slight tear in top right corner and discolouration along the folds
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/8
Item 9: Torin at Basle plan, [1974]Add to your cart.
An A1 sized piece of paper showing a plan of the Torin stand and exhibition at Basle.
Condition: Good, slight discolouration around folds
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/9
Item 10: Torin exhibition plan, [1979]Add to your cart.
An A1 sized piece of paper showing a plan of the Torin stand and exhibition.
Condition: Good, slight discolouration around folds
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/10
Item 11: Torin exhibition plan Milan, 1979Add to your cart.
An A1 sized piece of paper showing a plan of the Torin stand and exhibition at Milan. At the bottom right hand corner is the name of the designer: Brian Coysten, London, and the words, 'Plan for AR'.
Condition: Good, slight discolouration around folds
Related to: AR/01/GRA/038/2
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/11
Item 12: Photographs, [1974]Add to your cart.
Ten photographs of the exhibition stand for the company Torin. Seven photographs are stuck to three pieces of black card. On the back of one of these pieces of card are the invitation to the exhibition and a contact details form. The photographs are kept together in a thin paper cover.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/12
Item 13: Poster, [1970s]Add to your cart.
An A3 size poster of a photograph of silver metal fan units.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/13
Item 14: A client and his architect, 1972Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with the title printed in white on a black background. Below the title are the Torin logo and the details of the Torin corporation in America and England. Inside there are six pages of text and black and white photographs, the subject being that of Marcel Breuer, the architect commissioned by Torin. Torin's senior vice president, Rufus Stillman, talks about their client-architect relationship.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/14
Item 15: Torin SR 55 Preheater, [1970s]Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet with the title printed in white on a black background. Below the title are a series of circles cut out of the cover with a silver background behind them. The booklet is promoting the advantages of using Torin's wire preheaters for the creation of precision steel balls.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/15
Item 16: Torin North America, [1970s]Add to your cart.
An A4 brochure. The front cover is a simple map of America with the Torin offices pinpointed with red and blue spots, and the city name next to the spot. The booklet contains some text and colour photographs to explain Torin's North American operation.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/16
Item 17: The Torin fan club hits the road, [1970s]Add to your cart.
An A3 poster with a photograph of Torin's new blower units on the left and text on the right hand side naming each blower unit in the photograph and some information about them.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/17
Item 18: Torin Corporation 1971 Annual Report, 1971Add to your cart.
An A4 brochure. The front cover is a simple map of Europe with the Torin offices pinpointed with red and blue spots, and the city name next to the spot. The back cover is the same idea with a map of America. The booklet contains financial data for the year and previous years.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/18
Item 19: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A sepia photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/19
Item 20: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/20
Item 21: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/21
Item 22: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/22
Item 23: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/23
Item 24: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/24
Item 25: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/25
Item 26: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand. The photograph is labelled 'Basle' on the back.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/034/27, AR/01/GRA/038/33
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/26
Item 27: Photograph, [1974]Add to your cart.
A black and white photograph of the Torin exhibition stand. The photograph is labelled 'Basle' on the back.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/034/26, AR/01/GRA/38/33
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/27
Item 28: Torin poster, [1970s]Add to your cart.
One sheet of A4 paper advertising Torin. Half of the page is filled with a photograph of a selection of Torin's complete blower units. One of the pieces is circled and has a note below it saying 'This one does a job for your competitor. But it might not be for you.' There is text explaining a technical problem and Torin's solution to that problem. If the reader wished to find out more, they are encouraged to write or call Torin.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/034/5, AR/01/GRA/042/1
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/28
Item 29: Torin advertisement, 1972Add to your cart.
One sheet of A4 paper removed from a publication called 'Springs'. It is page thirteen and fourteen from the October 1972 issue. The page has nine black and white drawings of wheels, and some text below, the heading of which is, 'We believe that good can always be made better. Visit our booths at the CASM get-together and see what we're doing about it.'
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/29
Item 30: Torin Corporation Preliminary Style Guide, [1970s]Add to your cart.
An A4, landscape orientated, spiral bound booklet, with a blue cover. The booklet sets out guidelines about the use of the Torin logo and typeface.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/30
Item 31: Xerox Corporation Annual Report, 1971Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet containing company data for Xerox Corporation, for 1971. Angela designed this publication.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/31
Item 32: Xerox Corporation Annual Report, 1972Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet containing company data for Xerox Corporation, for 1972. Angela designed this publication.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/32
Item 33: United Banks of Colorado Inc. graphics standards, [1969-1973]Add to your cart.
An A4 booklet showing the graphic standards for the United Banks of Colorado, Inc. Angela designed this publication.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/33
Item 34: Ivan Chermayeff Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1971Add to your cart.
An A5 booklet, accompanying an exhibition of Ivan Chermayeff's paintings, drawings and prints. It has a list of the exhibited works and a few colour photographs of the work. There is an introduction by Douglas Davis and a short biography of Ivan.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/034/34

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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