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Creative Playthings, Inc., Caplan Pres.

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e382

Seymour Robins collection

Creator:
Robins, Seymour.  Search this
Names:
AT & T (Firm)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Creative playthings, Inc.  Search this
Diamond International Corporation  Search this
Genesco, Inc  Search this
Kimberly-Clark Corporation  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mohawk Paper Mills (Cohoes, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Neenah Paper (Firm)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Trade catalogs
Date:
1962 - 1992
Scope and Contents:
Materials consist of project catalogs for Mohawk Paper Mills and Neenah Paper, a division of Kimberly-Clark. The collection documents Robins' work as a graphic and industrial designer.
Biographical / Historical:
Seymour Robins is a graphic and industrial designer.,Born in Canada, he has lived most of his life in New York City and had his design practice there. Although locking together slotted pieces of paper has been done for many years, in the two decades that Robins has been designing these shapes that become forms when opened, he has developed them into a unique art form in itself. Robins' interlocking paper sculptures have been called "magic". He has had successful design assignments for AT&T, Diamond International Corporation, Genesco, Mohawk Paper Mills, Neenah Paper, Creative Playthings, and a host of other names in American industry. Robins designed the complex and precise Armillary Sphere for the Smithsonian, and has done paper sculptures for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Philadelphia Museum, and others. Over the years his demands and guidance for perfection in production have forced graphic arts suppliers into innovative improvements that have raised the level of die-makers' and the die-cutters' crafts. His work appears regularly in international design journals and is in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt Archives. He now lives and works in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in a barn he has converted into a studio and home.
Provenance:
All materials were donated by Mr. Robins in 1992. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Design, Industrial -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Graphic arts -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Citation:
Seymour Robins Papers, 1962-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1270
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Seymour Robins collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1270

[Trade catalogs from Creative Playthings, Inc.]

Company Name:
Creative Playthings, Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Unique. Educational toys and games 1952-1970.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Games  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12132
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12132

Catalog of..

Author:
Creative playthings, Inc  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1968
Topic:
Toys  Search this
Call number:
35570
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_281214

Fredun Shapur : playing with design / edited by Mira Shapur ; text by Amy F. Ogata

Artist:
Shapur, Fredun  Search this
Author:
Ogata, Amy Fumiko 1965-  Search this
Editor:
Shapur, Mira  Search this
Subject:
Creative playthings, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
108 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Arts and children  Search this
Toys--Design  Search this
Children's books--Design  Search this
Call number:
NK9509 .S53 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025411

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