Carl Regehr papers
MSRege92

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Regehr, Carl
Title
Carl Regehr papers
ID
MSRege92
Date [inclusive]
1959-1983
Extent
1.0 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
Carl Regehr was a prominent Chicago designer whose firm provided special advertising, marketing, and "corporate identity" services for a wide variety of clients in government, academia, and the private sector including the Mayor's Committee for Economic and Cultural Development of Chicago and Chicago Magazine. The Carl Regehr Papers include design samples, programs, brochures, clippings, issues of periodicals, corporate manuals, speeches, stationery, envelopes, posters, a book jacket, and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Carl Regehr papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Carl Regehr grew up in a Mennonite community on the eastern plains of Colorado. After graduating high school in the 1930s, he left his home to work as a stock boy at Woolworth's in Sterling, Colorado. Regehr lived frugally, saving most of his income so that he could pay for an education at Woodbury College in Los Angeles. Inspired by instructors such as Si Vanderlaan, Regehr became more interested in art. Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1940, Regehr served for five years, first in the infantry and then as a bombardier-navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he flew in bombers over Germany.

Carl Regehr returned to the United States and attended Denver University before taking a job an offset printing establishment, Kistler's, and later with Hoflund-Schmidt Typographic Service. His evolving interests gravitated toward design after becoming a non-resident member of the Society of Typographic Arts and correspondence with the Chicago design community. After a seven year stint with Burt Ray Studios in Chicago, Regehr established his own design firm in 1959 with clients that included the Mayor's Committee for Economic and Cultural Development of Chicago. He helped to develop the concept for Chicago Magazine and his firm provided special advertising, marketing, and "corporate identity" services for a wide variety of clients in government, academia, and the private sector.

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Scope and Contents

The Carl Regehr papers include design samples, programs, brochures, clippings, issues of periodicals, corporate manuals, speeches, stationary, envelopes, posters, a book jacket, and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Acquisition Information

Elaine Regehr donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Regehr, Carl -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Design History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Carl Regehr Papers 

Box Folder

Issues of What's New, 1959 - 1960 

1 1

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Graphic Standards Manual, typed notes, ca. 1960s 

1 2

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Graphic Standards Manual, ca. 1960s 

1 3

Biographical information, clippings, brochure, 1963 

1 4

Art exhibit program, 1963 

1 5

City of Chicago. Department of City Planning. Basic Policies for the Comprehensive Plan of Chicago. Chicago: Department of City Planning, 1964 

1 6

Issue of Chicago, 1966 

1 7

Photographs - Book Clinic workshop, 1966 

1 8

Design samples for brochures, programs, pamphlets, 1966 - 1970 

1 9

Issue of Ascent (St. Procopius College quarterly), 1967 

1 10

Envelope, photocopies of design samples, 1967 

1 11

Ford's Theatre program, 1968 

1 12

Buehner, Andrew J. The Church and the Visual Arts. Saint Louis: The Lutheran Academy for Scholarship, 1968 

1 13

Speeches, 1968 - 1981 

1 14

Brochure, stationary, 1969 

1 15

Clippings, 1973 

1 16

Krannert Art Museum (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) - Brochures, exhibition programs, 1973 - 1979 

1 17

Krannert Art Museum - Bulletin, 1975 

1 18

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Centennial of the Department of Art and Design program, 1977 

1 19

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Outreach Programs and Services brochure, 1978 

2 20

Krannert Art Museum (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) - Exhibition program, 1980 

2 21

Speech - Society of Typographic Arts, 1980 

2 22

Committee for Economic & Cultural Development of Chicago logo, 1982 

2 23

School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Brochures, 1983 

2 24

Issue of Reflections, 1983 

2 25

Stationary, undated 

2 26

Stationary, undated 

2 27

Committee for Cultural & Economic Development of Chicago - Programs, undated 

2 28

News Gothic Light and Italic brochure, undated 

2 29

Stationary, undated 

2 30

Book jacket for The Urban Guerrilla, undated 

2 31

Program, undated 

2 32

Stationary, undated 

2 33

Program, undated 

2 34

Envelopes, undated 

2 35
Oversize

Posters - John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, Lincoln's Gettysburg addres, 1959-1983 

Folder 36

Poster - Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1973 

Folder 37

Posters, 1973 - 1979 

Folder 38

Posters - Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1979 - 1982 

Folder 39

Poster - The Merry Arts of May, 1982 

Folder 40

Oversize program covers on cardstock, undated 

Folder 41

Poster - Original artwork, abstract, undated 

Folder 42

Posters - Department of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, undated 

Folder 43

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