Tommi Parzinger collection
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.
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.
John Vassos Papers
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.
This accession consists of the departmental records of the Department of Design and Production and include materials regarding visitor comments, exhibition awards, and design awards.
Correspondence and Memoranda
This accession consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda of the Department of Design and Production. The correspondence and memoranda represent sources both within and outside the Smithsonian Institution, as well as within the department. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
This accesion consists of the budget records for the Department of Design and Production at the National Portrait Gallery. Materials include reports, correspondence, and memoranda.
Architecture and Construction Files
This accession consists of audiocassette recordings of design advisory meetings between National Museum of the American Indian staff, North American Indian communities, the museum's architect and project designer Douglas Cardinal, and the design architects, GBQC Architects.
This accession consists of design plans for exhibits at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Exhibits include: Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art, 1994-1995; The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life, 1993-1994; American Wicker: Woven Furniture from 1850-1930, 1993; Thomas Cole: Landscape …
Moore College of Art and Design records
1990 panel discussion: 1 video cassette + 2 sound cassettes
Business records, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and a video and related sound recordings.
Special Project Records
This accession consists of records which document the work of the Department of Design and Production on special projects such as designing office hangings, contributions boxes, and gallery benches, as well as work on such projects as the institutional identity program, courtyard fountain, and shuttle bus map. Materials include correspondence …
This accession consists of exhibition design and installation drawings of Val Lewton (Chief) and Georgine S. Reed. Exhibition designs include Tiffany Exhibition, 1989; West As America, 1990; William H. Johnson, 1991; Winslow Homer, 1990; Thomas Cole, 1993; African-American Quiltmaking, 1991; American Craft Collection, 1992; Paul Manship, 1983; Photography of Edward Weston, 1987; Contemporary American Furniture, 1990; Art from New Mexico …