School of Design in Chicago : refugees east and west / Beatrice Takeuchi

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.takebeat
Creators:
Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-
Dates:
undated
1998
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
54 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Beatrice Takeuchi memoir, 1998. Takeuchi begins with her recollections of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her stay in a War Relocation camp and describes in detail her impressions of the faculty, staff, and students at School of Design in Chicago. Most notable recollections involve instructors Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jack Waldheim, George Fred Keck, Hubert Leckie, S.I. Hayakawa, and others. The memoir concludes with a summation of her career in the arts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Educator; Chicago, Ill. and Washington, D.C. Takeuchi was born in Seattle, Wash. After the bombing of Pearl Harber, she was sent to a War Relocation Center, Pallyup, Wash. and Minidoka, Idaho in August 1942. In October of 1942 she was allowed to leave to pursue studies in industrial design and architecture at the Chicago School of Design (fd. 1937 as New Bauhaus). From 1945-54 she taught foundation and visual design and held various positions in architecture and design studios in Washington, D.C., moving to NYC in 1954 and working as a free lance architect until 1968. She lived and worked in Chicago from 1968-1993, when she retired to Michigan.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1998 by Beatrice Takeuchi.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Diaries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waldheim, Jack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leckie, Hubert W., 1913-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richard, Edgar Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Giedion, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayakawa, S. I. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keck, George Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aaron, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago School of Design Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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