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Guide to the Klaus Reikowski papers, 1954-1976 and undated

Summary

Advertising executive, art director and graphic designer with the Cunningham & Walsh advertising agency in New York City. Collection includes prints, sketches, gels, photos, catalogues, correspondence, a set of logo design sketches for Cross Westchester Corporate Park, a drawing of an automobile by George or Robert Giusti and a sketch on a linen napkin from the restaurant Nicola Paone. Companies represented in include Amerika-Haus, Cunningham & Walsh, Boise Cascade Paper Company, St. Regis Paper Company, Herman Miller, Inc., Jaguar automobile, Sunshine Biscuits, Inc. (Kellogg), Western Electric Company (AT & T Technologies, Inc.), and Yellow Pages. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History.

Collection Details

Title
Klaus Reikowski papers
Date
1954-1976 and undated
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes prints, sketches, gels, photos, catalogues, correspondence, a set of logo design sketches for Cross Westchester Corporate Park, a drawing of an automobile by George or Robert Giusti and a sketch on a linen napkin from the restaurant Nicola Paone. Companies represented in include Amerika-Haus, Cunningham & Walsh, Boise Cascade Paper Company, St. Regis Paper Company, Herman Miller, Inc., Jaguar automobile, Sunshine Biscuits, Inc. (Kellogg), Western Electric Company (AT & T Technologies, Inc.), and Yellow Pages. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History.

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[Identification of item], Klaus Reikowski papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Contents of the Collection

Amerika Haus, 1954-1955
Box 1
Boise Cascade Paper Group Promotional Magazine, undated

Magazine on major boxing matches of twentieth century

Box 3
Car Drawing by Giusti, undated
Box 2
Correspondence, 1957-1958
Box 1
Cross Westchester Corporate Park Logo Sketches, undated
Box 1
Cunningham and Walsh Mailing Lists and Organizational Charts, 1962
Box 1
Gels, undated
Box 1
General Foods Post Cereals, undated
Box 2
General Foods Prints and Sketches, undated
Box 1
Herman Miller Photos and Sketches, undated
Box 2
Herman Miller Cardstock, undated
(2 folders)
Box 1
Herman Miller Cardstock, undated
Box 2
Herman Miller Catalogues, 1959
Box 1
Herman Miller Catalogues, 1960
Box 2
Herman Miller Photos, undated
Box 1
Herman Miller Prints, 1959-1960
(2 folders)
Box 1
Herman Miller Prints, 1959
Box 2
Herman Miller Sketches, undated
Box 1
Jaguar Prints and Sketches, 1963
Box 2
Jaguar Prints Sketches and Gels, 1962 and undated
Box 1
Linen Napkin Sketch Nicola Paone, undated
Box 2
Sketches, undated

Western Electeric, Revlon [?]; General Foods Post Honeycomb

Box 2
St. Regis Paper Company Promotional Calendar, 1976
Box 3
Sunshine Brand Placement Sketches, undated
Box 3
Sunshine Hi Ho Sketches, undated
Box 3
Sunshine Hi Ho Cardstock, undated
Box 4
Sunshine Hi Ho Hydrox and Krispy Cracker Prints and Proofs, 1962 and undated
Box 4
Sunshine Hydrox Gels, undated
Box 1
Sunshine Hydrox Prints, 1963
Box 1
Sunshine Hydrox Sketches, undated
Box 3
Sunshine Krispy Cracker Gels, undated
Box 4
Sunshine Krispy Crackers Cardstock, undated
Box 4
Sunshine Krispy Crackers Drafts, undated
Box 1
Sunshine Krispy Crackers Sketches, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Western Electric Prints, 1961-1962
Box 1
Western Electric Prints and Sketches, 1961
Box 2
Yellow Pages Prints, 1963
Box 2
 

Historical Note

Reikowski was an art director and graphic designer who worked for Cunningham & Walsh advertising agency in New York City. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1958 from Germany, where he had worked with the U.S. Information Service, designing promotional materials for Amerika Haus. As an art director at Cunningham & Walsh, he worked with clients including Sunshine Biscuits, Herman Miller, and General Foods. He attended art school at the Meisterschule fuer Graphik in Berlin and was drafted into the German army as a private, first class during WWII.


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Provenance

The Klaus Reikowski papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2006 and 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Claire Payton, September 2017

Accessions included in processing: 2006-0120, 2007-0180