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Paul Rand papers

 Collection
Call Number: AOB 126

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of photographs; albums and scrapbooks; posters; resource files on design; correspondence, client, and subject files; slides; book jackets designed by Paul Rand; and booklets by and about Paul Rand.

Dates

  • 1942-1998
  • Majority of material found within 1964 - 1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Donor retains copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Paul Rand, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012; transferred from Manuscripts and Archives to Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, 2014.

Arrangement

Arranged in six series: I. Photographs. II. Albums and Scrapbooks. III. Resource File on Design. IV. Book Jackets Designed by Paul Rand. V. Booklets by and about Paul Rand. VI. Mechanicals and Samples of Paul Rand’s Work., and four additional accessions.

Extent

133.63 Linear Feet (105 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/arts.aob.0126

Overview

The papers consist of photographs; albums and scrapbooks; posters; resource files on design; correspondence, client, and subject files; slides; book jackets designed by Paul Rand; and booklets by and about Paul Rand.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Rand was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1914. He was a professor of graphic design at Yale University from 1956 until his retirement in 1985. He achieved the title of professor emeritus in 1993. Rand is known for his work in the field of trademark design. He was the art director for numerous publications and consultant to many corporations and advertising agencies. Rand died on November 26, 1996, in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Title
Guide to the Paul Rand Papers
Author
ALSC staff
Date
July 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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