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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
circa 1982-2003
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-104
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, design, and installation of exhibitions at the National Air and Space Museum. Some materials document other design projects throughout the museum and for publications. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, graphic design files, exhibition drawings, floor plans, concept sketche...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1989-1992
Size:
3.43 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from the Department of Design and Production, National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Included are correspondence between the NPG curatorial staff and other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. There is also correspondence between the NPG staff and other external art museums, including individual artists and art experts ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1985-2008
Size:
23.85 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include ...

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Creators:
Deskey, Donald, 1894-
Dates:
1927-1989
Size:
75 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1975-11-77
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Project files containmagazine and newspaper clippings, reviews, correspondence, renderings, floor plans, perspective drawings, site plans, sketches, preliminary drawings, patents, stationery, labels, and technical reports. There is an extensive collection of photographs and slides of many of Deskey's packaging designs, interiors, furnishings, and exhibition installations. The files of Donald Deskey Associates include organizational charts, client files, proposals, and financial records. Some of Deskey's personal correspondence, speeches, articles, and family photographs are included. Materials cover the period from 1927-1975.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design
Dates:
1975-1995
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition files (arranged mostly in alphabetical order), including proposals, designs, planning and development files, exhibition scripts, photographs and slides of objects and installations, meeting minutes, catalogs, and floor plans. Records also include rejected and accepted exhibition proposals, exhibition ...

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Creators:
Horwitt, (George) Nathan, 1889-1990.
Dates:
[193-]-[196-]
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-127-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Horwitt's major projects from the 1930s to the 1960s.Project files include drawings, sketches, blueprints, correspondence, patents, legal correspondence, clippings, financial reports, and advertisements for Horwitt's projects. Samples of logos and letterheads he designed are included as well. The most thorough documentation pertains to the Braquette, the Cyclometer, the Museum Watch, and the Beta Chair. Drawings, sketches, blueprints, and plans are boxed separately, mostly flat. Interviews with individuals who worked with and knew Horwitt are on audio cassettes, "Recollections of Nathan Horwitt." Two short videos, "The Legend behind the Museum Watch" and "Movado Worldwide Museum" are stored on 3/4 in. video cassettes.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1986-1995, 2001-2011
Size:
9.82 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (2 16x20 boxes) (58 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design process for exhibitions. The majority of the accession consists of exhibition drawings and floor plans for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with a smaller amount of material documenting exhibition updates and reinstallations at the Freer Gallery of Art. In addition to drawings, materials ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1964-1985
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 640
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were maintained by James M. Murphy. He served as Chief Engineer, Engineering and Construction Branch, BMD, 1964-1974; Chief, Engineering and Design Branch, OFPES, 1974-1977; Chief, Facilities Data Branch, OFPES, 1978-1980; Supervisory Engineer, ODC, 1981; and Quality Control Senior Engineer, ODC, 1982- . This record unit primar...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1992-2004
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-177
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the projects and activities of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Projects and activities include profess...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1969-1987
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-047
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files for restoration and renovation projects on the Cooper-Hewitt Museum building (Carnegie Mansion), the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Renwick Gallery of Art building. Materials include correspondence, contracts, specifications, architectural drawings, p...

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