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Lance Hidy Collection

 Collection
Call Number: AOB 44

Scope and Contents

The Lance Hidy Collection documents the process of book design and illustration through correspondence, proofs, and other ephemera. Of particular note is the documentation of Losing Things at Mr. Mudd’s, the first children’s picture book to be created on the computer. The collection also contains a good representation of poster designs.

Dates

  • 1967-1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lance Hidy.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: I. Lance Hidy’s Posters: Designs Personal & Public, 1981-1988. II. Losing Things at Mr. Mudd’s, 1987-1991. III. Moral Reflections on the Short Life of the Ephemeron, 1967. IV. Other Posters, Proofs, and Prints, 1973-1991. V. Correspondence and Ephemera, 1966-1990.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 1 broadside drawer)

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.0044

Overview

The Lance Hidy Collection documents the process of book design and illustration through correspondence, proofs, and other ephemera. Of particular note is the documentation of Losing Things at Mr. Mudd’s, the first children’s picture book to be created on the computer. The collection also contains a good representation of poster designs.

Biographical / Historical

Lance Hidy ’68 works as a graphic designer. His colorful style is widely recognized in posters and books and even a stamp, “Mentoring a Child,” for the U.S. Postal Service in 2002. Hidy has worked for a long list of clients, including the Library of Congress, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Adobe, and Eastman Kodak, as well as Yale University. Hidy has also taught graphic design at various institutions, including Boston University and the Corcoran School of Art.
Title
Guide to the Lance Hidy Collection
Author
Compiled by Arts of the Book Staff
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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