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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
circa 1971-1972, 1977-1978
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created by Richard H. Howland, Special Assistant to the Secretary, to study the feasibility of establishing a national furniture museum. Materials include newspaper clippings; correspondence with museums, furniture manufacturers, authorities on American furniture, and furniture trade industry; feasibility ...

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Creators:
Woodward, Inc.
Vaughan Furniture Co., The.
Steelcase, Inc.
Lane Company, The.
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Dates:
1977-1980
Size:
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0286
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the raw materials (completed schedules and catalogues) for a survey of material of historical interest and importance associated with American furniture manufacturers. There is a folder for each of the approximately 210 furniture manufacturing companies asked to participate in the survey, filed alphabetically by company. ...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1792-1952
Size:
4.71 Cubic feet (consisting of 9 boxes, 5 folders, 13 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Furniture
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Furniture and Furnishings forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co
Dates:
1875-1974
Size:
25 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 7 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.irvicass
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Company records for Irving & Casson, Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport Co., and Doten-Dunton Desk Co., including photographs, correspondence, sales records, sketches, and printed material.

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Creators:
Osgood, Jere, 1936-
Gold, Donna, 1953-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2001 September 19-October 8
Size:
64 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.osgood01
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Jere Osgood conducted 2001 September 19 and Oct. 8, by Donna Gold, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Osgood's home, in Wilton, N.H.

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Creators:
Nakashima, George, 1905-1990
Dates:
1950-1991
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.nakageor
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.

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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:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1874-1926
undated
Size:
0.43 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, 2 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial).)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Lawn
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Lawn and Garden Furniture forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Kuehne, Max, 1880-1968
Dates:
1908-2001
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kuehmaxp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Color photocopies of Kuehne's diary, account books, address books, exhibition catalog, and photographs. Account books record the paintings, prints, frames, and pieces of furniture sold to prominent clients and galleries, among them Albert Barnes, Daniel Gallery, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Juliana Force, Albert Gallatin, Rockwell Kent, Knoedler Gallery, E...

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Creators:
Meadmore, Clement
Dates:
1967-1980
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.meadclem
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A brief biography; articles and statements by Meadmore, 1968 and undated; price lists, 1980; printed material, 1967-1980, including exhibition catalogs, clippings, reviews, and Meadmore's book HOW TO MAKE FURNITURE WITHOUT TOOLS (1975).

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