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Dates:
1945-1947
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1955
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
circa 1938-1976
Level:
series
Size:
2 Linear feet (Boxes 4-6, Box 16, OV21)
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Files document the founding, shifting, and merging of industrial design organizations within the United States. The American Designers Institute (ADI) was established in 1938 and renamed the Industrial Designers Institute (IDI) in 1951; the American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID) was established in 1955 as the renamed Society of Industria...

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Creators:
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Dates:
[mid-1940s-early 1960s]
Size:
3 Boxes (2 letter sized boxes, 1 legal sized box.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0001
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the period from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s and consists ofnewspaper and magazine articles by and about Loewy, including the 1949 TIME magazine on which he appeared on the cover. Extensive clippings exist pertaining to his designs for automobiles. Also includes many articles and speeches written by and about William Snaith, a partner in the firm which was renamed Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. in 1961. A catalog from the exhibition, "Ten Automobiles," which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1953, is included. Other materials include brochures printed and designed by the firm, press releases, a listing of projects, honors, and membership. Some photographs of Loewy and his design team are included. The collection does not contain any original design materials or project files.

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Creators:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985
Dates:
1915-1989
Size:
18.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) files, Radio Corporation of American (RCA) files, Silvermine Guild of Artists files, general professional and committee files, printed materials, four scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Level:
file
Collection ID:
Accession 95-170
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Dates:
1944-1975
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1947-1962
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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