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Eleanor Le Maire Associates records, 1928-1970

Creator:
Eleanor Le Maire Associates
Subject:
Le Maire, Eleanor
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.0 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Inter-office memoranda; 200 photographs of business interior designs by Eleanor Le Maire, most in New York City; a photograph of Le Maire, and biographical information; 23 scale drawings and blueprints of two of Le Maire's design projects; seven publicity scrapbooks, 1928-1960; five appointment books, 1965-1969; one business address book; correspondence with clients regarding commissions, 1935-1942; and eight speeches and articles by Le Maire on design, 1957-1969, one of which is a design of a passenger ship.
Citation:
Eleanor Le Maire Associates records, 1928-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Interior design firm, founded by Eleanor Le Maire; New York, N.Y. The firm was founded in the early 1930's after Le Maire worked as a staff designer for Bullocks in Los Angeles. Designed business and commercial interiors - among clients were Bullocks, and Neiman-Marcus of Texas, and the New Yorker Hotel. Also designed military transport and passenger ships, as well as the Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Le Maire died in 1970.
Provenance:
The donor, Louis Britwitz, was Le Maire's husband and business associate - working as treasurer and general manager of the firm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Blueprints
Business records
Designers
Interior decorators
Photographs
Scale drawings
Women designers
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9643
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211851
AAA_collcode_eleale
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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