Belle Kogan, "first American woman industrial designer",
1929-1998
SIL-CH.XXXX-0003

Summary
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0003
Creators:
Banet, Bernard A.
Belle Kogan Associates.
Kogan, Belle
Dates:
1929-1998
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 volumes
ill. (some col.)
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
A collection of magazine and newspaper articles, academic papers, advertisements, press releases, typed and hand-written correspondence, speeches, drafts, and other materials relating to Belle Kogan and her career as an industrial designer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Industrial designer, of Russian birth, who was trained in art and manufacturing in the United States. She opened her own design studio, Belle Kogan Associates (BKA) in New York City in the early 1930s and did free-lance design work in a variety of materials until her retirement in 1972. Miss Kogan's corporate clients included, among others, Reed & Barton, Ebeling & Reuss, Towle Manufacturing Co., Federal Glass Co., Red Wing Potteries, Bausch & Lomb, Boonton Molding Co., U.S. Glass Co., Bakelite Corp., Muench-Kreuzer Candle Co., Libbey Glass, National Brush Co., Prolon Plastics, Dow Chemical, Beacon Plastics, Haviland China Co., Mallory Randall and Maryland Plastics Co.

Formatted Contents note
Formatted Contents note
(from covers) I. Life and career -- II. Silver, gold, pewter, iron, brass, steel, aluminum -- III. Silver and other metals (continued) -- IV. Small appliances, graphics & packaging, furniture -- V. Glass, plastics, candles, pressed wood -- VI. Pottery -- VII. Articles & speeches on general design topics -- [Supplemental article]. Red Wing art pottery, kitchenware, and dinnerware designed by Belle Kogan / Bernard and Barbara Banet.

General note
General note
Cover title.
General note
Collection compiled by Belle Kogan and Bernard A. Banet.

Keywords
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Kogan, Belle -- Archives Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Libraries
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Phone: (202) 633-3872
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