As the founding Archivist of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives and the School of Visual Arts Archives, Beth Kleber has acquired collections from artists and designers including Glaser, Ivan Chermayeff & Tom Geismar, Seymour Chwast, Heinz Edelmann, James McMullan, Tony Palladino, George Tscherny and Henry Wolf. Her essays have appeared in design anthologies and she edits and writes for the Container List blog. Beth also curated the exhibition Primary Sources: Documenting SVA and the New York Art World 1966-1985. She lectures on design history and research, and assists students and researchers with inquiries on everything from Push Pin Studios to the activities of the renown artists who have taught at SVA. Beth has also worked in trade publishing and began her librarian and archivist career at the New York Public Library.
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising more than 6 000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35 000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.
As the SVA Archivist, Kleber is in charge of preserving the original posters in the Underground Images exhibition and documenting their history. The exhibition is showing at NIghtscape at Design Indaba Festival 2017.