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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,...

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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 Museum of American Art. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1964-1991
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 451
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, floor plans, illustrations, and architectural drawings which document the installation of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are exhibition scripts, catalogues, work orders, and administrative records of the Department...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1978-1986
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, and logbooks concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings documented in this accession include: National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gard...

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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:
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:
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Dates:
[ca. 1955]
Size:
8 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.wrigfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Studies for textile designs from the Taliesin West workshop, designed by Wright and executed by Ling Po, fellow at Taliesin under Wright. The designs were subsequently licensed by Wright to Schumacher & Company, a fabric house, for mass production as part of the "Taliesin Line," although these specific designs were never fabricated.

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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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