Philip Reed Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains production material for three titles published between 1940 and 1963. Production materials include an ink sketch, and various print proofs. The collection also includes some miscellaneous printing samples done for the magazine Consulting Engineer as well as advertisements and material related to Reed's printing shop, some printing samples possibly done for a rhyme sheet put out by Holiday House [publisher] in 1935, and other miscellaneous prints.
- 1936-1964, undated
- Reed, Philip (Philip G.), 1908- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
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. In 1930, he established his first printing company, the Broadside Press. Philip Reed designed and illustrated many books for children. In 1958, he illustrated a new edition of James Thurber's book Many Moons, and in 1963 published Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes. Reed died in 1989.
Biographical sources: Something About the Author, volume 29, pp 166. Illustrators of Children's Books: 1957-1966, pp 163.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains proofs related to three titles illustrated by Philip Reed, as well as other advertisements and miscellaneous prints.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection was originally given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who in turn donated his collection to the University of Minnesota. Three signed prints from Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes were donated by Barbara L. Nay in 2004.
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nursery rhymes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Woodcuts (prints) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- prints (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Kerlan, Irvin, 1912-1963 (Donor, Person)
- Nay, Barbara L. (Donor, Person)
- Philip Reed Collection, 1936-1964, undated
- Christina Cowan and Sharlene Murphy
- 04/1999, 11/2004
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- May 2019: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library