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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:
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Dates:
1949-2009
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-216
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Bernard S. Finn, Curator Emeritus of electricity collections, and Elliot N. Sivowitch, Museum Specialist, which document their curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Information Technology and Society, and during the years when the division was known as the Division of Electricity ...

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1979-1995
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of program records which document lecture series and seminars; family and school programs; workshops; museum and gallery tours; and special events. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Dorothy Dunn, Program Coordinator for Schools; planning information on program content and logistics;...

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Creators:
Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
Dates:
circa 1898-1918
Size:
6.19 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 5x8 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7179
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers primarily contain photographs, journals, maps, manuscripts, postcards, and related materials concerning Heller's collecting activities from 1908 to 1917. There are also some personal photographs and material as well as photographs taken by Heller at the National Zoological Park of personnel and animals.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Educational Programs
Dates:
1984-1996
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the correspondence and records of Margaret Cogswell, Special Audience Coordinator of the Office of Educational Programs. Records pertaining to DC Cultural Consortium, 1990-1995; Artist's Equality, 1993-1996; Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 1990-1992; Hispanic Heritage Month, 1991-1993; National Museum of ...

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Creators:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013
Dates:
1875 - 2004
Size:
120 Cubic feet (295 boxes )
2,000 Photographs
450 Cassette tapes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0078
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is the result of research conducted by Dr. Alixa Naff relating to the study of the early Arab immigrant experience in the United States from about 1880-World War II. The study began with oral history interviews in 1962 and became a major project in 1980 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It documents the assimilation of Arabic speaking immigrants in the United States.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1964-1999
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Lydia Puccinelli, Curator of Collections, National Museum of African Art, 1979-1999. Between 1964-1979, Puccinelli served as a curator at the Museum of African Art, prior to its joining the Smithsonian. A large portion of the correspondence is in response to public ...

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Creators:
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997
Dates:
1837-1984
bulk 1935-1979
Size:
4.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fleilawr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collectors, art patrons, and philanthropists Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1837 to 1984, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1979. The papers are comprised mostly of correspondence with artists, museums, and arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, artists' autograph letters purchased by the Fleischmans, exhibition files, notes and writings, printed material, and photographs.

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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:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1841-1986, undated
Size:
98 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S11
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 11: Entertainment contains more than 12,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards entertainers and entertainment in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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