Eleanor Le Maire Associates records

Collection ID:
Eleanor Le Maire Associates
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Inter-office memoranda; 200 photographs of business interior designs by Eleanor Le Maire, most in New York City; a photograph of Le Maire, and biographical information; 23 scale drawings and blueprints of two of Le Maire's design projects; seven publicity scrapbooks, 1928-1960; five appointment books, 1965-1969; one business address book; correspondence with clients regarding commissions, 1935-1942; and eight speeches and articles by Le Maire on design, 1957-1969, one of which is a design of a passenger ship.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Interior design firm, founded by Eleanor Le Maire; New York, N.Y. The firm was founded in the early 1930's after Le Maire worked as a staff designer for Bullocks in Los Angeles. Designed business and commercial interiors - among clients were Bullocks, and Neiman-Marcus of Texas, and the New Yorker Hotel. Also designed military transport and passenger ships, as well as the Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Le Maire died in 1970.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Louis Britwitz, was Le Maire's husband and business associate - working as treasurer and general manager of the firm.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women designers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interior decorators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Le Maire, Eleanor, 1897-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
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