Meredith Davis Papers 1981-2014

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Davis, Meredith (Meredith J.)
Size
7.85 linear feet (11 letterboxes, 2 legalboxes, 1 halfbox, and 1 flatfolder); 145.5 megabytes
Call number
MC 00541
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Meredith Davis has been a professor of graphic design at North Carolina State University since 1989. She served for ten years as the chair of the Department of Graphic Design (now the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design) and four years as head of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Design program. Her research explores the ways in which design can be used in educational reform efforts in K-12 schools, and the relationship between design and cognition.

The Meredith Davis Papers, 1981-2014, contain journal and magazine articles, lecture notes and presentation materials, small- and large-scale design work, and awards and honors related to Meredith J. Davis's career as a graphic designer and educator. These papers document Davis's teaching activities, participation in professional organizations, design work, and research.

Biographical/historical note

Meredith Davis has been a professor of graphic design at North Carolina State University since 1989. She served for ten years as the chair of the Department of Graphic Design (now the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design) and four years as head of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Design program. Her research explores the ways in which design can be used in educational reform efforts in K-12 schools, and the relationship between design and cognition.

Before coming to NC State, Davis taught for thirteen years at Virginia Commonwealth University. Between both schools, Davis has taught courses in design and cognition, design education, design studio, and typography, and she has won numerous teaching awards for graduate education. She is also a fellow and the 2005 National Medalist of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. She is a former president of the American Center for Design and the founding president of the Graphic Design Education Association. From 1979 to 1989, Davis was the principal in the graphic design firm, Communication Design. She has won over 50 national and international design awards, and her work has appeared in multiple professional publications.

Scope/content

The Meredith Davis Papers, 1981-2014, contain journal and magazine articles, lecture notes and presentation materials, small- and large-scale design work, and awards and honors related to Meredith J. Davis's career as a graphic designer and educator. These papers document Davis's teaching activities, participation in professional organizations, design work, and research.

Series 1: Publications, 1981-2014, contains journal and magazine articles that reflect Davis's research interests in the use of design in achieving K-12 educational reform and the relationship between cognition and design. Davis's articles have appeared in many prominent design journals, including the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, the Arts Education Policy Review, and the Design Management Journal. This series also contains publications in which Davis's design work appeared. These include AIGA USA, Creativity, ID: Magazine of International Design, Print Regional Design Annual, and Typography.

Series 2: Presentations, 1989-2014, contain notes and presentation materials for the numerous conferences and lectures that Davis has given over the course of her career, nationally and internationally. Many of these presentations stemmed from her research and were later published.

Series 3: Design Portfolios, 1981-2001, contains examples of Davis's small- and large-scale design work, including brochures, posters, magazine and report covers, and exhibition catalogs. Many of these materials won awards for design excellence. Awards and honors that Davis has received for her design work can be seen in Series 4: Awards and Honors, 1981-2005.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series: Publications, 1981-2014 (Series 1); Presentations, 1989-2014 (Series 2); Design Work (Series 3); and Awards and Honors, 1981-2005 (Series 4). Series 1 and 2 are arranged alphabetically by publication or presentation title. Series 3 is arranged by size of the design work. Series 4 is arranged alphabetically by award received.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Meredith Davis Papers, MC 00541, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Meredith J. Davis, 2014 (Accession number 2014.0264)

Processing information

Processed by: Rose Buchanan, February 2015; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rose Buchanan, February 2015; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 September.

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Publications 1981-2014

This series contains prominent examples of Davis's research into the ways in which design can promote K-12 educational reform, the relationship between design and cognition, and the relationship between design theory and practice, among other topics. Davis's articles appeared in many prominent design journals, including the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, the Arts Education Policy Review, and the Design Management Journal. Shorter articles have appeared online through websites like designobserver.com as well. Also featured in this series are publications in which Davis's design work appeared, including AIGA USA, Creativity, ID: Magazine of International Design, Print Regional Design Annual, and Typography. Several interviews in which Davis discussed her design work and the future of design education also appear in this series, as do publications reflecting Davis's professional involvement in the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the American Center for Design. Of particular interest are six briefing papers that Davis authored on graphic design education as a member of the NASAD accreditation commission, and a Quality Enhancement Plan for North Carolina State University's reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 2014.

Please note that Davis also presented several published articles included in this series at conferences and universities around the world. Therefore, it may be useful to cross-reference this series with Series 2: Presentations.

This series is first arranged alphabetically by book or journal publication, and then chronologically within publication titles.

Partial Index of Published Articles (includes DVD)
Box 1, Folder 1
Article Archive, DVD-R (2014.0264)
Size: 1 DVD-R optical disc; 20 files; 3.5 megabytes
The 36th Annual Exhibition Catalog, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (Design work appears on page 16) 1985
Box 1, Folder 2
2010 Yearbook of the Council of Technology Teacher Education, "Creativity, Innovation, and Design Thinking," Chapter 6, edited by Scott Warner 2010
Box 1, Folder 3
ACDI 28, Art Directors Club of Indiana (served as juror, page 6) 1986
Box 1, Folder 4
Affiche Magazine, Nos. 3/4 (Includes an article on the Anton Beeke exhibition at the NCSU College of Design when Davis was Department Chair of Graphic Design) December 1992
Box 1, Folder 5
AIGA Atlanta Journal, "How High Do We Set the Bar for Design Education?", No. 1, pages 17-25 1996-1997
Box 1, Folder 6
AIGA Graphic Design USA 3 (Design work appears on page 223) 1983
Legal box 9, Folder 1
AIGA Graphic Design USA 4 (Design work appears on page 408) 1984
Legal box 9, Folder 2
AIGA Graphic Design USA 7 (Design work appears on page 322) 1987
Legal box 9, Folder 3
AIGA Graphic Design USA 8 (Design work appears on page 256) 1988
Legal box 10, Folder 1
AIGA Journal: Design in the Academy, "Building Bridges: A Research Agenda for Education and Practice" (with Andrew Blauvelt), Vol. 13, pages 14-17 1995
Box 1, Folder 7
AIGA/NASAD Briefing Paper: "Developing Curricula for Experience Design" circa 1998
Box 1, Folder 8
AIGA/NASAD Briefing Paper: "Degree Programs and Graphic Design", undated
Box 1, Folder 9
AIGA/NASAD Briefing Paper: "General Education and the Study of Graphic Design", undated
Box 1, Folder 10
AIGA/NASAD Briefing Paper: "Making Choices about the Study of Graphic Design", undated
Box 1, Folder 11
AIGA/NASAD Briefing Paper: "Selecting and Supporting Graphic Design Faculty", undated
Box 1, Folder 12
AIGA/NASAD Briefing Paper: "Technology Thresholds in Graphic Design Programs", undated
Box 1, Folder 13
AIGA New Contexts/New Practices Conference, "Teaching Larger Studios" 2010
Box 1, Folder 14
AIGA Online Interview, "Is There a Doctor of Design in the House? An Interview with Meredith Davis," by Steven Heller June 19, 2007
Box 1, Folder 15
AIGA Washington Design Exhibition (Design work appears on pages 38-39) 1988
Box 1, Folder 16
American Center for Design Statements, Meredith Davis, Editor (1 of 3) 1988-1995
Box 1, Folder 17
American Center for Design Statements, Meredith Davis, Editor (2 of 3) 1988-1995
Box 1, Folder 18
American Center for Design Statements, Meredith Davis, Editor (3 of 3) 1988-1995
Box 2, Folder 1
Annotated Bibliographies for Graduate Education, National Endowment for the Arts funded project under the Graphic Design Education Association and the American Center for Design, Meredith Davis, Project Director 1997
Box 2, Folder 2
Art Direction (Design work appears on pages 34-35) September 1981
Box 2, Folder 3
Artifact, "Making Sense of Design Research: The Search for a Database," Vol. 1, No. 3, pages 142-148 2007
Box 2, Folder 4
Arts Education Policy Review, "Making a Case for Design-Based Learning," Vol. 100, No. 2, pages 7-15 November/December 1998
Box 2, Folder 5
Arts Education Policy Review, "Design's Inherent Interdisciplinarity: The Arts in Integrated Curricula," Vol. 101, No. 1, pages 8-13 September/October 1999
Box 2, Folder 6
Arts Education Policy Review: "Design Knowledge: Broadening the Content Domain of Art Education," Vol. 101, No. 2, pages 27-33 November/December 1999
Box 2, Folder 7
Arts Education Policy Review, Book Review: "Designing Women and the City of Brotherly Love: Review of Nina De Angeli Walls's Art, Industry, and Women's Education in Philadelphia," Vol. 103, No. 2, pages 35-38 November/December 2001
Box 2, Folder 8
Creativity 11, Art Direction Book Company, New York (Design work appears in Images 268 & 801) 1982
Box 2, Folder 9
Creativity 13, Art Direction Book Company, New York (Design work appears in Image 221) 1984
Box 2, Folder 10
Creativity 15, Art Direction Book Company, New York (Design work appears in Image 305) 1986
Box 3, Folder 1
Creativity 16, Art Direction Book Company, New York (Design work appears in Image 889) 1987
Box 3, Folder 2
Creativity 17, Art Direction Book Company, New York (Design work appears in Image 893) 1988
Box 3, Folder 3
"The Cult of ASAP," on designobserver.com September 2007
Box 3, Folder 4
Design as a Catalyst for Learning, Davis et al., National Endowment for the Arts and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 1997
Box 3, Folder 5
Design and Culture, "Research Writing in Design," Vol. 5, No. 1, pages 7-12 2013
Box 3, Folder 6
The Design Journal, "Design Research: Education's Responsibility," Vol. 1, No. 2, pages 18-21 1983
Box 4, Folder 1
Design Management Journal, "Educating Graphic Designers in Management," Vol. 3, No. 3, pages 31-35 Summer 1992
Box 4, Folder 2
Design Management Journal, "Perspectives from Inside the Ivory Tower" (with Brigitte Wolf and Craig Vogel), pages 30-38, 79-82 Summer 2002
Box 4, Folder 3
Design Michigan 2nd Annual Teachers' Institute, Cranbook Academy of Art, Keynote Address: "Design-Based Education and the Michigan Curriculum Standards" June 26, 1999
Box 4, Folder 4
Echo: Proceedings of the Hear Say Conference, "What Do We Mean by Pre-K-12 Education: A Clarification of Terms," pages 82-95 2002
Box 4, Folder 5
The Education of the Graphic Designer, 2nd Edition, edited by Steven Heller, Allworth Press: includes "What is 'Professional' about Professional Education?", by Meredith Davis, pages 66-73 2005
Box 4, Folder 6
The Education of the Graphic Designer, edited by Steven Heller, Allworth Press: includes "Interdisciplinarity and the Education of the Design Generalist," by Meredith Davis 2014
Box 4, Folder 7
Graphic Design in Context: Graphic Design Theory, by Meredith Davis, Thames & Hudson 2012
Legal box 10, Folder 3
The Graphic Design Reader, "What is Worth Doing in Design Research?", edited by Teal Triggs and Leslie Atzman, Bloomsbury/Berg Publishers 2014
Box 4, Folder 8
Graphis Annual 85/86, edited by Water Herdeg, Graphis Press, Zurich, Switzerland (Design work appears on page 199) 1985-1986
Legal box 10, Folder 2
ICOGRADA Design Education Manifesto 2011 Update, "Relevance in a Complex World" 2011
Box 4, Folder 9
ID (International Design) Magazine: Designer's Choice (Design work appears on page 83) 1982
Box 4, Folder 10
ID (International Design) Magazine (Design work appears on page 30) March/April 1988
Box 4, Folder 11
ID (International Design) Magazine (Interviewed in article, "The Educated Eye," by Ann de Forest, pages 43-52) September/October 1989
Box 4, Folder 12
ID (International Design) Magazine, Annual Design Review (Served as juror, page 163) 1990
Box 4, Folder 13
ID (International Design) Magazine (Interviewed in article, "Grading Education, The ID Debate," by Chee Pearlman, pages 24-29) September/October 1991
Box 5, Folder 1
ID (International Design) Magazine, Annual Design Review (Served as juror, page 204) July/August 1995
Box 5, Folder 2
"I Have to Change to Stay the Same," Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pages 4-15 2012
Box 5, Folder 3
Interactions, "Toto, I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore...", pages 28-33 September/October 2008
Box 5, Folder 4
International Journal of Design, "Why Do We Need Doctoral Study in Design?", Vol. 2, No. 3, pages 1-9 2008
Box 5, Folder 5
Museum News (Davis did work for the Anderson Gallery, featured on page 43) December 1984
Box 5, Folder 6
NC State Alumni Magazine (Featured in article, "Sticky Business," by Rebecca Morris, pages 10-19) Spring 2005
Box 5, Folder 7
New Art Examiner, "Design's Split between Craft and Concept," pages 19-21, 26 September 1993
Box 5, Folder 8
Perspective, "Reading, Writing, and Blueprints," pages 22-29 Winter 1999
Box 5, Folder 9
Print Casebooks 7: The Best in Covers and Posters (Design work appears on page 23) 1987-1988
Box 5, Folder 10
Print Regional Design Annual (Design work appears on page 130) 1981
Box 5, Folder 11
Print Regional Design Annual (Interviewed on page 200; design work appears on pages 200 & 205) 1985
Box 6, Folder 1
Print Regional Design Annual (Design work appears on page 199) 1986
Box 6, Folder 2
Print Regional Design Annual (Design work appears on page 206) 1987
Box 6, Folder 3
Proceedings of the Graphic Design Education Association National Symposia, "Launching a Graphic Design Research Initiative," pages 157-162 1989-1990
Box 6, Folder 4
Prospectus of the Graphic Design Education Association (Sent to Davis for review) 1990
Box 6, Folder 5
Quality Enhancement Plan for Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (For NC State University) January 2014
Box 6, Folder 6
Remaking History: American Center for Design Journal (Published when Davis was the national president) 1998
Box 6, Folder 7
Research in Education and Design Lab (REDLab), "The Culture of Practice: Design-Based Teaching and Learning," Stanford University College of Education 2012
Box 7, Folder 1
Routledge Companion to Design Research, "What is a Research Question in Design?", edited by Paul Rodgers 2014
Box 7, Folder 2
STA 100 Exhibition Catalog (Design work appears on pages 42 & 79) 1988
Box 7, Folder 3
Statements, "US Stamp Design," Vol. 11, No. 3, pages 5-7 1997
Box 7, Folder 4
Step by Step Graphics, Letter to the Editor: "Education and Competency," Vol. 3, No. 4, pages 129 & 132 May/June 1987
Box 7, Folder 5
Step by Step Magazine: Women of Design (Featured in article, "Higher Education," by Alissa Walker, page 82) November/December 2005
Box 7, Folder 6
Teaching and Learning through Inquiry, edited by Virginia Lee, Stylus Publishing: includes "Inquiry by Design: Learning in the Studio Setting," by Meredith Davis and Paul Tesar, pages 173-181 2004
Box 7, Folder 7
Typography 2, Annual of the Type Directors Club, Watson-Guptill (Design work appears on page 113) 1981
Box 7, Folder 8
Typography 4, Annual of the Type Directors Club, Watson-Guptill (Design work appears on page 46) 1983
Box 7, Folder 9
Typography 5, Annual of the Type Directors Club, Watson-Guptill (Design work appears on page 190) 1984
Box 8, Folder 1
Typography 6, Annual of the Type Directors Club, Watson-Guptill (Design work appears on pages 82-83, 151) 1985
Box 8, Folder 2
Typography 9, Annual of the Type Directors Club, Watson-Guptill (Design work appears on page 107) 1988
Box 8, Folder 3
Visible Language, 'Leveraging Graduate Education for a More Relevant Future," Special Issue: Envisioning a Future Design Education, Vol. 46, Nos. 1/2, undated
Box 8, Folder 4
Visible Language, "Reflections on Teaching Research: A Conversation with Meredith Davis, Mary Dyson, Judith Gregory," by Sharon Poggenpoh, Vol. 46, No. 1, pages 2-27, undated
Box 8, Folder 5
Warren Paper on Annual Report Design (Interview on page 4) 1983
Box 8, Folder 6
"Who Owns Student Work?", on designobserver.com January 2010
Box 8, Folder 7
Women in Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers, by Byrony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit (Featured on pages 32-33) 2008
Box 8, Folder 8
Presentations 1989-2014

This series contains copies of presentations and presentation notes that Davis gave at conferences and universities, both nationally and internationally. The series also includes Davis's curriculum vitae, which highlights the more than 140 lectures that she has delivered over the course of her career. A number of presentations focused on methods of expanding and improving higher education in design; ways in which design can promote educational reform in K-12 schools; the relationship between design and cognition; and the need for more partnerships between design professionals and educators. Davis presented in Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands, as well as the United States. While the majority of materials are paper copies of presentations, a DVD of selected presentations is also included.

Please note that some of Davis's presentations emerged from her publications in design magazines and journals, while other presentations were later published in scholarly periodicals. Therefore, it may be useful to cross-reference this series with Series 1: Publications.

This series is arranged alphabetically by presentation title or in some cases, by conference or organization.

Partial Presentation Index and DVDs (2014.0264)
Box 11, Folder 1
Presentation Archive, Disc 1, DVD-R (2014.0264)
Size: 1 DVD-R optical disc; 106 megabytes; 28 files
Presentation Archive, Disc 2, DVD-R (2014.0264)
Size: 1 DVD-R optical disc; 9 files; 36 megabytes
Curriculum Vitae - Presentations July 2014
Box 11, Folder 2
AIGA Webinar - New Standards (AIGA National, New York, NY), undated
Box 11, Folder 3
Architecture and Design Education Network (A+DEN) (Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, IL), undated
Box 11, Folder 4
Assessment in the Arts (Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO) June 20, 2013
Box 11, Folder 5
Branding (College of Management, NC State University, Raleigh, NC), undated
Box 11, Folder 6
Building a Culture of Design Research (Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY) June 7, 2012
Box 11, Folder 7
The Current Landscape of Design Education (Schools of Thought Conference, Los Angeles, CA) March 2005
Box 11, Folder 8
Design in K-12 Education (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL) April 4-5, 2013
Box 11, Folder 9
Design Speaks (Park Scholars Lecture, NC State University, Raleigh, NC), undated
Box 11, Folder 10
Design Thinking (Lawrence Tech, Detroit, MI) 2008
Box 11, Folder 11
Design Thinking: Addressing the Context of 21st Century Design Practice (Toyota Lecture Series, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA) June 12, 2008
Box 11, Folder 12
Designing Flexible Curricula (AIGA New Contexts/New Practices Conference, Raleigh, NC; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI), undated
Box 11, Folder 13
Dr. Ernest L. Boyer on the Arts as Education, Harrelson Lecturer 1989
Box 11, Folder 14
European League of Institutes of the Arts (Vancouver, British Columbia), undated
Box 11, Folder 15
Graphic Design Theory (Toronto, Ontario), undated
Box 11, Folder 16
The Landscape of Graphic Design Education (Revolution Conference, Philadelphia AIGA, Philadelphia, PA) June 4, 2005
Box 11, Folder 17
Massaging Media II (Boston AIGA, Boston, MA) April 4, 2008
Box 11, Folder 18
A Model for Thinking about the Future (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), undated
Box 11, Folder 19
On Teaching... (Parsons School of Design, New York, NY), undated
Box 11, Folder 20
Oregon State University School of Business (Corvallis, OR), undated
Box 11, Folder 21
NC State Graphic Design Curriculum (York University, Toronto, Ontario), undated
Box 11, Folder 22
Today's Context for Design (Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden), undated
Box 11, Folder 23
Toto, I Get the Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore (University of the Arts/London, London, England), undated
Box 11, Folder 24
Using Design in Museum Education (NC Museum of History, NC Museum Educators, Raleigh, NC), undated
Box 11, Folder 25
What is Worth Doing? (Conference on Doctoral Education in Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic) May 22-25, 2011
Box 11, Folder 26
Why We Need Doctoral Programs in Design (PhD in Design Conference, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY), undated
Box 11, Folder 27
Willem de Kooning Academy of Art Faculty (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) October 2012
Box 11, Folder 28
Design Portfolios 1981-2001

This series contains posters, brochures, magazine and report covers, and exhibition catalogs that Davis designed for a variety of government agencies, heritage institutions, and commercial enterprises. Of particular note are a series of brochures and safety posters for the Virginia/North Carolina Power Company; multiple exhibition catalogs for the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida; "In Bondage and Freedom," an exhibition catalog for the Valentine Museum; and "Sue Coe, Police State," an exhibition catalog for the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University. Davis won awards for a number of these designs. Therefore, it may be useful to cross-reference this series with Series 4: Awards and Honors.

This series is arranged by size of the design work: small-scale or large-scale. Materials in Binders 1 and 2 are small-scale designs. Materials from the Black Portfolio are large-scale designs.

[Binder 1:] 1980 Best Products Annual Report, with corresponding quarterly reports 1980
Box 12
[Binder 1:] 1981 Best Production Annual Report (illustrations by Robert Meganck) 1981
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Dodoma - Brochure to encourage international investments in the relocation of the capitol of Tanzania, Africa (for the United Nations under Conklin Rossant Architects, New York) undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Capability Brochure for Magoon Guernsey Architects undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Brochure for WM Brown Printers announcing new digital technology undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Brochure for Best Products on the architectural work of SITE (Sculpture in the Environment - under architect James Wines) undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] FLEX Healthcare information undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Brochures for Virginia/North Carolina Power Company undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Italian Old Master Drawings - exhibition catalog for Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Maryland's Maritime Heritage - collection catalog for Radcliffe Maritime Museum undated
Box 12
[Binder 1:] Maryland Political Behavior - exhibition catalog for the Maryland Historical Society undated
Box 12
[Binder 2:] Twentieth-Century Gathering: American Art from the Shey Collection - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Intimate Rituals and Personal Devotion - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Munch: The Early Prints of Edvard Munch - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] African Art: Permutations of Power - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Red Rising: The Transcendental Paintings of Howard Thomas - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Jamini Roy: Bengali Artist of Modern India - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Buddhist Sculpture along the Trade Routes - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Ephemeral Moment: Photography of Andre Kertész and Henri Cartier-Bresson - exhibition catalog for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Opening invitations for the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Resistance - lecture series poster for the Department of Architecture, College of Design, NC State University undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] 2001 Harn Museum Annual Report - Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida 2001
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Safety report covers for Virginia/North Carolina Power undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] International Design Center for the Environment - graphic identity and stationary undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] In Bondage and Freedom - exhibition catalog for the Valentine Museum in Richmond, Virginia undated
Box 13
[Binder 2:] Graphic Design Education Association - stationary, newsletter undated
Box 13
[Black Portfolio:] Clue Magazine August/September 1984
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 5
[Black Portfolio:] Clue Magazine November/December 1984
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 6
[Black Portfolio:] Sue Coe, Police State Exhibition Catalog, undated
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 7
[Black Portfolio:] Risk management posters for Virginia/North Carolina Power undated
Flat folder 1
[Black Portfolio:] Safety poster series for Virginia/North Carolina Power undated
Flat folder 1
[Black Portfolio:] Drunk driving poster for Virginia/North Carolina Power undated
Flat folder 1
[Black Portfolio:] Domestic violence poster for Virginia/North Carolina Power undated
Flat folder 1
[Black Portfolio:] Richmond Jazz Festival posters 1984
Flat folder 2
[Black Portfolio:] English Teaching Forum posters undated
Flat folder 2
[Black Portfolio:] Problem Solving in the Man-Made Environment posters undated
Flat folder 2
[Black Portfolio:] Hot and Cool, summer music festival poster for the City of Richmond undated
Flat folder 2
[Black Portfolio:] Street Fair, poster for event sponsored by Best Products undated
Flat folder 2
[Black Portfolio:] On the Move, poster for an exhibition on antique transportation toys at the Anderson Gallery (Virginia Commonwealth University) undated
Flat folder 2
[Black Portfolio:] Plus and Divide, posters funded by the NC Arts Council for high school students undated
Flat folder 2
Awards and Honors 1981-2005

This series contains awards and honors that Davis has received for her design work. Over the course of her career, Davis has been the recipient of more than 50 national and international design awards. Included here are certificates of excellence from AIGA, the Annual Type Directors' Club, Print Regional, and STA 100. Also included is the Gold Medal Award that Davis received from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Davis is the recipient of numerous teaching awards for graduate education as well.

Please note that Davis received many of these awards and honors for design work that appears in Series 3: Design Portfolios. Therefore, it may be useful to cross-reference Series 4 with Series 3.

This series is first arranged alphabetically by honor or award received. In the event that Davis received the same award more than once, the materials are then arranged chronologically.

AIGA Annual Design Legends Gala - Meredith Davis, Medalist 2005
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 1
AIGA Communication Graphics Certificate of Excellence 1982
Half box 14, Folder 1
AIGA Communication Graphics Certificate of Excellence 1983
Half box 14, Folder 2
AIGA Communication Graphics Certificate of Excellence 1986-1987
Half box 14, Folder 3
AIGA Membership Certificate, undated
Half box 14, Folder 4
AIGA/Washington Certificate of Excellence (for Sue Coe Catalog) 1988
Half box 14, Folder 5
AIGA/Washington Certificate of Excellence (for Virginia/North Carolina Power Safety Posters) 1988
Half box 14, Folder 6
American Association of Museums Award of Distinction (for On the Move Posters) 1984
Half box 14, Folder 7
Annual Type Directors Club, Citation for Typographic Excellence 1981
Half box 14, Folder 8
American Federation of Arts/American Association of Museums (for Sue Coe Catalog), undated
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 2
Annual Type Directors Club, Citation for Typographic Excellence 1982
Half box 14, Folder 9
Annual Type Directors Club, Citation for Typographic Excellence 1983
Half box 14, Folder 10
Annual Type Directors Club, Citation for Typographic Excellence 1984
Half box 14, Folder 11
Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (for Valentine Museum) 1988
Half box 14, Folder 12
Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (for Virginia/North Carolina Power) 1988
Half box 14, Folder 13
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee photograph July 1998

From left to right, front to back: John Sawyer, Chicago educator; Irma Zandl, New York marketing director; Phil Meggs, design historian; Michael Brock; Los Angeles designer; Karl Malden, actor; unidentified man from the Department of State; Doug Lewis, National Gallery curator; Virginia Noelke, historian from the University of Texas/San Angelo; Meredith Davis; David Eynon, writer; Ron Robinson, advertising executive; Digger Phelps, basketball coach at Notre Dame and ESPN sports commentator

Oversize flat box 15, Item 1
Creativity Certificate of Distinction (for Virginia/North Carolina Power Safety Posters) 1987
Half box 14, Folder 14
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Gold Medal Award (for Clue Magazine) 1984
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 3
Creativity Certificate of Distinction (for Dodoma Brochure), undated
Half box 14, Folder 15
ID (International Design) Magazine, Designer's Choice Award (for Dodoma Brochure), undated
Half box 14, Folder 16
Print Casebooks 7 (for Clue Magazine cover) 1984
Half box 14, Folder 17
Print Regional Annual Certificate of Design Excellence (for Book Cover for Parks-Preserves-Rivers) 1986
Half box 14, Folder 18
Print Regional Annual Certificate of Design Excellence (for Trees and Power Lines Safety Brochure) 1987
Half box 14, Folder 19
STA 100 Certificate (for Safety Poster Campaign), undated
Half box 14, Folder 20
STA 100 (for Sue Coe Catalog), undated
Half box 14, Folder 21
Strathmore Certificate of Excellence (for Virginia Power Collects Booklet), undated
Oversize flat box 15, Folder 4
Virginia Museum of Art Certificate of Distinction, undated
Half box 14, Folder 22
Women in Design Certificate of Excellence (for Best Products 1980 annual report) 1981
Half box 14, Folder 23

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