Lloyd J. Reynolds Collection

Scope and Content

These papers cover most of Lloyd J. Reynolds' adult life from the early 1920's to his death in 1978.  College papers, notes, calligraphed works, layouts and samples of lettering jobs, and manuscripts are included in this collection along with clippings, articles used in the classroom, teaching aids, lettering samples, posters, wide correspondence, and photographs.

Lloyd Reynolds developed wide interests in creative writing, lettering and particularly the Italic cursive, art history, graphic design, Zen Buddhism, and the individual in society, and his correspondence reflects these interests and the people who became his friends.  The Beat Poets who graduated from Reed, Gary Snyder, Phil Whalen, and Lew Welch along with other poets such as Mary Barnard and William Dickey have all corresponded with Reynolds, and those who either learned calligraphy from him or interacted with him as peers in England and America are well represented, in particular Alfred Fairbank, Arnold Bank, and Ray DaBoll.  Many samples of his students' work join manuscripts sent to him and other materials reflecting his life at Reed and as a master calligrapher in the wider field.

Series Index

All materials are arranged alphabetically within each series, and chronologically within correspondence folders.

Series 1: Correspondence

Box 1 - 6

Series 2: Reynolds' Writings (including Scribble Books)

Box 7 - 9

Series 3: Reynolds' Works

Box 10 - 12

Series 4: General Topics

Box 13 - 17

Series 5: Lettering Examples (Calligraphy and Lettering Guides)

Box 18 - 21

Series 6: About Others

Box 22 - 24

Series 7: Writings by Others

Box 25 - 27


Box 28

Folio Boxes: Reynolds' calligraphy, jobs, posters, items by others

Box 29 - 32

Rolled Poster Boxes: Reynolds' practice/teaching sheets

Box 33 - 34

Rolled Poster Box: Posters for 2003 Calligraphy Heritage Reunion Event

Box 35