Lester Beall Design collection
MSBeal92

 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
Beall, Lester, 1903-1969
Title
Lester Beall design collection
ID
MSBeal92
Date [inclusive]
1934-1962
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Lester Beall (1903-1969) was a self-taught graphic designer who worked in the area of corporate identity, advertising and packaging. This collection contains booklets, drawings, advertisements, stationary and printed material reflecting the career of Lester Beall.

Preferred Citation

Lester Beall Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Lester Beall (1903-1969) was a self-taught graphic designer who worked in the area of corporate identity, advertising and packaging. Beall was born in Kansas City, but grew up in Chicago. He received a degree in art history from the University of Chicago and began his career as a graphic designer in Chicago. In 1935, he moved his studio to New York. Among Lester Beall's best-remembered designs are the poster campaign for the Rural Electrification Administration in the 1930s and the graphic identity for International Paper in the 1960s.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains booklets, drawings, advertisements, stationary and printed material reflecting the career of Lester Beall.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/15/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

This collection consists of duplicate material from the Lester Beal Papers at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Beall, Lester, 1903-1969 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Design History.
  • Commercial art -- United States.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Lester Beall Collection 

Box Folder

Coiner, Charles. "Lester Beall" in PM, 1937 

1 1

Design samples, 1944 

1 2

Design samples, 1962 

1 3

Design samples - Alcon Aluminum Co. of America, 1959 

1 4

Obituary, 1972 

1 5

Drawings prepared for the Chicago Tribune Travel Bureau, 1934 

1 6

Booklet - Columbia Broadcasting System, 1935 

1 7

Sample advertisement - Container Corporation of America, undated 

1 8

Sample advertisement - George Bijur, Inc., undated 

1 9

Stevens, Thomas Wood. The Globe Theatre. Chicago: Colortext Publ, 1934. Illustrated by Lester Beall, 1934 

1 10

Packaging and booklet - International Paper Co., undated 

1 11

International Paper Co. - corporate advertising campaign, 1968 

1 12

Catalog - 3rd Annual Lithographic Awards Competition, 1952 

1 13

Booklet - Martin Co., 1958 

1 14

Issue of More Business, 1937 

1 15

Issues of Photo Engraving, 1938 

1 16

Advertising samples - "New S.S. US", undated 

1 17

Stationary samples, undated 

1 18

Folder and purchase order - Titeflex, Inc., undated 

1 19

Catalog - Type Directors Club of New York, 1958 

1 20

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