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Jacqueline Casey posters

 Collection — Map case: 2.14-2.15
Identifier: CSC-0088

Scope and Contents

The Jacqueline Casey poster collection consists of ninety-nine posters created by Casey for M.I.T. related exhibitions. Ms. Casey used strong elemental imagery, maniupulated by letterforms based on the Swiss Grid theory of design.The posters in this collection were from an exhibition at M.I.T. curating her work there.


  • Creation: 1963-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Jacqueline Casey trained at Massachusetts College of Art before working as a fashion illustrator and advertising, editorial and interior designer. In 1955, she joined the Office of Publications (Design Services Office) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working with Muriel Cooper who was then Design Director. Casey's work acknowledges the influence of the Grid established by the post-war graphic design masters in Switzerland. As Director of Design Services many of her posters have been created to publicize exhibitions organized by the MIT Committee on the Visual Arts. She often uses strong elemental imagery, maniupulated by letterforms. Exhibitions of her work have been held at MIT, at the Chelsea School of Art, London (1978) and the London College of Printing. (1980)." (Livingston, 2003, 45)


.5 Linear Feet (5 large oversized folders, 3 small oversized folders)




A collection of ninety-nine posters designed by Jacqueline S. Casey for events and activities at MIT from 1963 to 1990.

Physical Location

Graphic Design Archives, Cary Collection Annex

Other Finding Aids

This collection is still in process. Please contact Cary Graphic Design Archives for more information.

Inventory of the posters available here.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT in 1992 by the MIT Museum at the request of Ms. Casey. Accession number(s): 1992:001

Processing Information

Finding aid encoded by Lisa Witt, September 2015.

Jaqueline Casey posters
Cary Graphic Design Archives
Lisa Witt
23 September 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

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