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Creators:
Lissim, Simon, 1900-1981
Dates:
1924 - 1981
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1276
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection covers the period 1924-81 and consists of exhibition catalogs, correspondence, photographs, slides, drawings, photostats, contracts, book proofs, and related biographical material on Lissim. Extensive material on the designer's work for the Sevres porcelain factory includes correspondence, original contracts, photographs of porcelai...

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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:
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:
Soultanakis, Nicholas
Ishioka, Eiko
Dates:
2007 - 2011
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1331
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists mostly of design-related materials for the short-lived Broadway musical "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark." These include images of designs for costume, hair styles, makeup and scenery, presumably used by Ishioka to design the costumes for the show. The collection contains her pencil and ink design drawings for the costumes, fab...

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Creators:
Merlino, Maxine Ollie Seelbinder, 1912-
Dates:
1928-2003
Size:
1.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.merlmaxi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of illustrator, muralist, theatrical set designer, and professor Maxine Seelbinder Merlino papers measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1928-2003. The collection includes correspondence; newspaper clippings and reviews of artist's work; sketches for stage and set designs and mural decorations; federal commission contracts; exhibition brochures; theater playbills and announcements; photographs; original art work, including drawings and sketches; original lithographs; and material on the dedication of the Merlino Gallery at California State University, Long Beach.

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Creators:
Simonson, Frank
See, Wayne
Dates:
1911-1913, undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1318
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Theater plat book used at the Philadelphia Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showing stage plats for various productions.

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Creators:
Charles Forberg Associates
Dates:
circa 1960
Size:
1 Item (film reel (3 min.), col., sd., 16mm.)
Collection ID:
AAA.charfora
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Describes Gropius' unrealized project "Total Theater." The model shown was designed and fabricated by Charles Forberg Associates, New York. Also found on duplicate videocassette is "A Night In the Artist's Studio: Gasparo with model Magdelene Egry," ca. 1950, copied from 16 mm. film (8 min.) from the Oronzo Gasparo papers.

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Creators:
Roberts, Maurine Hiatt, 1897 or 1898-
Shores, Kenneth, 1928-
Dates:
1984 August 29-31
Size:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.robert84
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Maurine Hiatt Roberts conducted 1984 August 29-31, by Ken Shores, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project, at the artist's home, in Portland, Or.

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Creators:
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982
Platt, Susan Noyes, 1945-
Dates:
1980 Aug. 9
Size:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
50 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.jonson80
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Raymond Jonson conducted 1980 Aug. 9, by Susan Platt, for the Archives of American Art.

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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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