Alexander Isley Papers 1965-2015

Creator
Isley, Alexander, 1961-
Size
115.5 linear feet (106 archival boxes, 37 legal boxes, 1 halfbox, 3 cartons, 13 oversize flat boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 25 flat folders); 240 gigabytes
Call number
MC 00534
Access to materials

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

The Alexander Isley Papers currently contain some of Isley's childhood and early work; North Carolina State University work; early professional work; Spy Magazine work; design development documents, press coverage; printed materials and project work; and client project files. Materials range in date from 1965 to 2015.

Alexander Isley was born in Durham, North Carolina, and studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Design, and holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York. Isley worked for Spy Magazine in the late 1980s and in 1988 founded Alexander Isley Inc. He is a member of the NC State University Design Leaders Council and a past board member of Creative Connections, an international cultural education organization. His company, Alexander Isley Inc. was responsible for developing the communication and signage programs for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Isley was awarded the AIGA Medal in 2014.

Biographical/historical note

Alexander Isley was born in Durham, North Carolina, and studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Design, and holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York. Isley worked for Spy Magazine in the late 1980s and in 1988 founded Alexander Isley Inc. He is a member of the NC State University Design Leaders Council and a past board member of Creative Connections, an international cultural education organization. His company, Alexander Isley Inc., was responsible for developing the communication and signage programs for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Isley was awarded the AIGA Medal in 2014.

Scope/content

The Alexander Isley Papers currently contain some of Isley's childhood and early work; NCSU work; early professional work; Spy Magazine work; design development documents, press coverage; printed materials and project work; and client project files. Materials range in date from 1965 to 2015.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet received full archival processing. For the most part, materials are arranged in the order received. Based on that order, they have been divided into eight series: 1. Childhood and early work; 2. NCSU work; 3. Early professional work; 4. Spy Magazine work; 5. Design development documents, 6. Press coverage; 7. Printed materials and project work; and 8. Client project files

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexander Isley Papers, MC 00534, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Alexander Isley, 2014 (Accession numbers 2014.0265 and 2014.0203), 2015 (Accession numbers 2015.0013, 2015.0067, 2015.0144, 2015.0273), and 2016 (Accession number 2016.0126 and 2016.0315)

Processing information

Processed by: Rachel Jacobson and Gwynn Thayer, January 2015; machine-readable finding aid created by Gwynn Thayer, January 2015; updated by Julie Steinbacher, August 2016; updated by Bennett Chapman and Jennifer Baker March 2017; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2017 May.

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexander Isley Papers, MC 00534, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.