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Scotford, John Ryland, 1916-2000



  • Existence: 1916 - 2000

John Ryland Scotford Jr. was born in 1916 in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1938. He completed graduate design work at Pratt Institute of Fine Arts in Brooklyn, New York and attended other arts school. In 1940, he entered the field of advertising in New York, specializing in book promotion for publishers and in book jacket design, working as artistic director at several large agencies. In 1956, Scotford became special assistant in the development office for the Hopkins Center project. When the center was completed, he became its assistant director in charge of promotional material design and of the curation and installation of exhibits in public areas. In 1970, Scotford became college designer. He retired in 1975 and continued as a free-lance designer of the college, for area town celebrations and for other organizations and individuals. Scotford died on December 10, 2000.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John R. Scotford papers on William Remington

Identifier: MS-791
Overview John R. Scotford Jr. (1916-2000), Assistant Director at Hopkins Center. Dartmouth College Class of 1938. The collection contains notes, correspondence, and published material relating to Scotford's research on William Remington and Scotford's work with Gary May in the publication of May's book on Remington.

John R. Scotford posters

Identifier: MS-1412
Content Description The collection contains posters designed by John R. Scotford in his home studio for Dartmouth College departments and events. Also includes a small amount of posters designed for non-Dartmouth related, mostly local, organizations.

John R. Scotford working files collection

Identifier: MS-1415
Overview John R. Scotford (1916-2000), graphic designer. The collection contains the working files of John R. Scotford including correspondence, clippings, writings, photographs, press releases, and printed material related to projects he was involved with at Dartmouth College.