Query: Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Landor Design Collection
Creators:
Landor Associates
Landor, Walter
Dates:
circa 1862-2002, undated
Size:
68 Cubic feet (198 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0500
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of the business records and original art documenting the work of Walter Landor and his design firm Landor Associates located in San Francisco, California.

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Edward McKnight Kauffer collection
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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American Academy of Environmental Engineers Awards Collection
Creators:
American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Dates:
1988-2006
Size:
10.3 Cubic feet (37 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0591
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Contains entries by engineering firms and U.S. and local government entities in the AAEE annual competition, "Excellence in Environmental Engineering". The competitions are divided into categories: research, planning, design, operations/management, small projects, and university research. Each entry includes technical descriptions of the project, together with engineering drawings, photographs and …

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Michael Travis Costume Design Collection
Creators:
Travis, Michael
Lavdas, George
Dates:
1947-1986
Size:
15 Cubic feet (35 boxes, 1 map-folder )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1347
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains approximately 2,500 costume designs in colored pencil and pastels, on tissue paper mounted on mat boards. The designs were created for entertainers such as Liberace, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, the Fifth Dimension, Nancy Sinatra, and others. Some were created for the television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

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Bollman Truss Bridge Collection
Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Bollman, Wendell, 1814-1884
Dates:
1852-1986
Size:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design.

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Henry Dreyfuss collection
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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Francis M. Mair Papers
Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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Julia Child Award Winners Collection
Creators:
Andrés, José, 1969-
Bayless, Rick
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Bush, Laura
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Dates:
1952-2019
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1371
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the recipients of the Julia Child Award which is given to an individual (or team) who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats and drinks.

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The Brumbaugh Collection of Artist Letters
Creators:
Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), 1921-
Dates:
1831-1979
Size:
73 Items (Letters, written in ink, ball point, graphite, typewriter)
26 Items (Stamps)
3 Items (Photographs)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2009.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

This collection is an amalgamation of letters written and recieved by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American Art. Included in the collection is a significant portion of letters from Abbott Thayer to correspondents from his circle of family, friends and art world figures such as Maria Oakey Dewing and Samuel …

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Armand G. Winfield Papers
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 plastics, is interesting because it …

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