Query: American Designers' Institute
Tommi Parzinger collection
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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John Vassos Papers
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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Departmental Records
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1984, 1988-1999
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-060
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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.

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Correspondence and Memoranda
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1991-2001, 2003
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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.

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Budget Records
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Department of Design and Production
Dates:
FY 1989-FY 2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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.

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Architecture and Construction Files
Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-231
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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.

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production
Dates:
1966-1995
Size:
125 oversize drawings.
Collection ID:
Accession 96-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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Moore College of Art and Design records
Creators:
Moore College of Art and Design
Dates:
1850-1990
Size:
7 Microfilm reels (Records)
1990 panel discussion: 1 video cassette + 2 sound cassettes
Collection ID:
AAA.moorcoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Business records, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and a video and related sound recordings.

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Special Project Records
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution). Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1980-1997
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Office of Design and Production
Dates:
1967-1994
Size:
13 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 96-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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