Philip Reed collection

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. The collection consists of electros (metal plates) for illustrations by Reed and others and samples of engraved stationary by Reed; and plates and proofs of illustrations by Reed.

Biographical Historical Note

Philip G. Reed was a wood engraver and designer of more than 40 books. Reed graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1930s and founded his own studio where he designed and printed books. Reed is credited with developing a new technique for creating multicolored prints from wood engravings using individual blocks for each color.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Warren Chappell Book Layouts for a Proposed Christmas Book on Commission for Alfred E. Hamill, Newberry Library