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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:
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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Creators:
Servodyne Corporation
Gunnarson, John
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1955-1971
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0839
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.

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Creators:
Deskey, Donald, 1894-
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Procter & Gamble Company
Dates:
1940s-1970s.
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0836
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of flat-folded product packages for soap and detergent. Some of the packages were designed by industrial designer Donald Deskey.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
circa 1957-1987
Size:
3.07 cu. ft. (5 blueprint storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-095
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting exhibition programs created by the Division of Information Technology and Society at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), previously known as the Museum of History and Technology (MHT), 1957-1969, and the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), 1969-1980. A significant po...

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Creators:
Mayer, Norman
Dates:
bulk 1940s-2000s
Size:
16.6- Cubic Feet ((17 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of approximately seventeen cubic feet of LTA material created or gathered by Norman Mayer during his career, 1941-2000s. The material spans from early Goodyear, Navy and Zeppelin design material, to later LTA designs from the 1970s-2000s, including those from Airship Industries Ltd, American Skyship Industries and CargoLift...

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Creators:
Winfield, Armand G.
Dates:
1960 - 1980
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1271
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models. This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastic...

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Creators:
Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.

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Creators:
Mechanisms, Division of.
Instrument Society of America
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mawhinney, Matthew (engineer)
Dates:
1917-1978
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0224
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Matthew Mawhinney, an engineer specializing in industrial furnace design and operation, collected this material during his career with Salem Engineering Co. and later as a consulting engineer.

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