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Creators:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972
Dates:
1927-1972
Size:
130 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1972-88-332-4
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.

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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:
Deskey, Donald, 1894-
Dates:
1927-1989
Size:
75 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1975-11-77
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Project files containmagazine and newspaper clippings, reviews, correspondence, renderings, floor plans, perspective drawings, site plans, sketches, preliminary drawings, patents, stationery, labels, and technical reports. There is an extensive collection of photographs and slides of many of Deskey's packaging designs, interiors, furnishings, and exhibition installations. The files of Donald Deskey Associates include organizational charts, client files, proposals, and financial records. Some of Deskey's personal correspondence, speeches, articles, and family photographs are included. Materials cover the period from 1927-1975.

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Creators:
Staples, Mary Ann.
Dates:
[circa 1902]
Size:
1 Volume (27 leaves , all ill. (some col.), 35 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.MSS001774B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Scrapbook containing images (mostly color lithographs) excised from contemporary greeting cards, periodicals, trade cards, advertisements, and other kinds of ephemera. Images are mounted on both sides of the leaves.

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Creators:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.
Dates:
1935-1981
Size:
5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1998-19-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.

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Creators:
Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight), 1890-1954
Dates:
1915-1954
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-134-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Kauffer's work as a theater designer, and graphic designer from 1915-1954.The collection includes allusions to correspondences between Kauffer in America to T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) in London, between 1930 and 1955. (There are no letters between the two men in the collection.) Although Kauffer and Eliot were to become friends after 24 July 1930, they were professionally related before that time. Kauffer illustrated the Ariel edition of Eliot's "Marina." Kauffer and Eliot met in London. In the collection are also posters of Kauffer's works, biographical pieces, and obituaries as well as photographs of the artist.

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Creators:
Horwitt, (George) Nathan, 1889-1990.
Dates:
[193-]-[196-]
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-127-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Horwitt's major projects from the 1930s to the 1960s.Project files include drawings, sketches, blueprints, correspondence, patents, legal correspondence, clippings, financial reports, and advertisements for Horwitt's projects. Samples of logos and letterheads he designed are included as well. The most thorough documentation pertains to the Braquette, the Cyclometer, the Museum Watch, and the Beta Chair. Drawings, sketches, blueprints, and plans are boxed separately, mostly flat. Interviews with individuals who worked with and knew Horwitt are on audio cassettes, "Recollections of Nathan Horwitt." Two short videos, "The Legend behind the Museum Watch" and "Movado Worldwide Museum" are stored on 3/4 in. video cassettes.

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Creators:
Guermonprez, Trude, 1910-1976
Dates:
1950-1976
Size:
3 Boxes
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1993-121-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This archive includes interesting documents related to Trude Guermonprez's life and work as a weaver. The archives are especially related to the designer's work for her major clients, like Holland America Line and Owens Corning Fiberglass; other pieces in this archive are related to Guermonprez's work for custom curtains made for major synagogues and her designs, interior fabrics, screens and rugs realized in conjunction with J.P. Oud, Architects Associated, New York; Eric Mendelsohn, Warren Callister, etc. The correspondence and the photographs in this collection provide insight into the designer's private life. Included in this collection are press articles, brochures, correspondence, postcards, photographs, color slides, notebooks, textiles, and textile wood patterns.

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Creators:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
Dates:
1871
Size:
1 Album (30 photographic prints, all ill., 36 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0019
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Includes photographs from the Wasatch Mountains sub-series (Ogden; Cache Valley; Bear River; Gooseberry Creek; Red Rock Pass); and also photographs of Fort Hall, Idaho; Snake River; Pleasant Valley; Portneuf Canyon, Idaho; Red Rock Mountains; hydraulic gold mining at Alder Gulch, near Virginia City, Montana; the camp at Fort Ellis, Montana; Shadow [i.e. Mystic] Lake; and the headwaters of the Gallatin.

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Creators:
Caldwell & Company.
Dates:
1894-[circa 1944]
Size:
56,000 photographs (Black and white photographs in albums)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1995-79-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the years 1894-circa 1944 and contains approximately 56,000 black and white photographs. The photographs are mounted in 148 large (22"x18") and 93 small (12"x14") albums. About 5,000 are mounted individually. The images depict the full repertoire of Caldwell products. Since all of Caldwell's designs were custom made for each project, these photographs were used to illustrate all of the many designs for lighting they produced.

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