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Philip Reed Collection

Summary Information
Title: Philip Reed Collection
Dates: 1935-1964
Creator: Reed, Philip
Extent: 0.4 cu ft
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1279
Abstract:
Philip Reed's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for three titles published between 1940 and 1963. The collection also includes some miscellaneous printing samples done for the magazine Consulting Engineer dating possibly from the 1930s to 1964 and some miscellaneous printing samples apparently done for a rhyme sheet put out by Holiday House [publisher] in 1935.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, 1940

Many Moons, 1958

Miscellaneous Materials,

Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes, 1963


Biographical Sketch

Philip Reed was born January 17, 1908 in Park Ridge, Illinois. He spent his youth in Park Ridge and later studied graphic design at the Art Institute of Chicago. At the Art Institute he studied the works of such illustrators as Howard Pyle and Randolph Caldecott who would later influence his own work. In 1930, he established his first printing company, the Broadside Press, and over the next decades Philip Reed gained a reputation using "fine quality work". Most of "his work has been engraved" and Philip Reed worked using "a great deal of color". Philip Reed designed and illustrated many books for children and critics praised his "detailed color wood prints." In 1958, he illustrated a new edition of James Thurber's classic Many Moons and in 1963 published Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes which received many awards and honors and his work has been displayed at the Library of Congress in Washington, the Victoria and Albert Museums in London and other institutions.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author , volume 29, pp 166. Illustrators of Children's Books: 1957-1966 , pp 163.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for three titles published between 1940 and 1963. Production materials include an ink sketch, a black and white illustration, sets of press sheets, and proofs. The collection also includes some miscellaneous art work consisting of printing samples done for the magazine Consulting Engineer dating possibly from the 1930s to 1964 and some miscellaneous printing samples apparently done for a rhyme sheet put out by Holiday House [publisher] in 1935. The materials are arranged by title with box level control.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Reed, Philip
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas 1940 
Box MC 1249
ink sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
Many Moons 1958 
Box MC 1249
sets of colored press sheets [10 sheets total] (2 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
proof of title page signature (1 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
black and white proofs (4 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
black and white proof for title page (1 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
Miscellaneous Materials  
Box MC 1249
printing samples: includes one used for the magazine Consulting Engineer and for published version used for magazine; samples are dated 1963 and 1964. Other samples are dated 1935, 1936, and 1937 [unknown if used in the magazine since it did not begin publication under that title until 1952]. Also includes 2 samples done for rhyme sheet apparently put out by Holiday House [publisher] in 1935. (32 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes 1963 
Box MC 1249
color proofs (10 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
black and white proofs (23 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
bookplate color proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1249
 
black and white illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1249