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Belle Kogan, "first American woman industrial designer"

Creator:
Kogan, Belle  Search this
Belle Kogan Associates  Search this
Banet, Bernard A.  Search this
Names:
Belle Kogan Associates -- Archives  Search this
Kogan, Belle -- Archives  Search this
Extent:
7 Volumes (ill. (some col.))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Date:
1929-1998
Summary:
A collection of magazine and newspaper articles, academic papers, advertisements, press releases, typed and hand-written correspondence, speeches, drafts, and other materials relating to Belle Kogan and her career as an industrial designer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Industrial designer, of Russian birth, who was trained in art and manufacturing in the United States. She opened her own design studio, Belle Kogan Associates (BKA) in New York City in the early 1930s and did free-lance design work in a variety of materials until her retirement in 1972. Miss Kogan's corporate clients included, among others, Reed & Barton, Ebeling & Reuss, Towle Manufacturing Co., Federal Glass Co., Red Wing Potteries, Bausch & Lomb, Boonton Molding Co., U.S. Glass Co., Bakelite Corp., Muench-Kreuzer Candle Co., Libbey Glass, National Brush Co., Prolon Plastics, Dow Chemical, Beacon Plastics, Haviland China Co., Mallory Randall and Maryland Plastics Co.
Formatted Contents note:
(from covers) I. Life and career -- II. Silver, gold, pewter, iron, brass, steel, aluminum -- III. Silver and other metals (continued) -- IV. Small appliances, graphics & packaging, furniture -- V. Glass, plastics, candles, pressed wood -- VI. Pottery -- VII. Articles & speeches on general design topics -- [Supplemental article]. Red Wing art pottery, kitchenware, and dinnerware designed by Belle Kogan / Bernard and Barbara Banet.
General note:
Cover title.
Collection compiled by Belle Kogan and Bernard A. Banet.
Topic:
Decorative arts -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Industrial designers -- Biography  Search this
Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Women designers -- Biography  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0003
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-xxxx-0003

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