Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
The John Vassos papers measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; writings and writing projects; 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, including two photo albums; and artwork.
John Vassos papers, 1915-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
John Vassos papers also at Syracuse University.
John Vassos (1898-1985) was an author, designer, illustrator, and muralist, active in Norwalk, Connecticut.
The John Vassos papers were donated from 1989 to 1990 by Paul Johnes, Vassos' nephew.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001