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Agency history, 1946-

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints  Search this
Subject:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Symmes, Marilyn F  Search this
Davidson, Gail S. 1941-  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1946
1946-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00193
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221256

Agency history, 1979-

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Paper Conservation Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Bachmann, Konstanze  Search this
Samuel H. Kress Foundation  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1979
1979-
Topic:
Conservators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00198
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221288

Correspondence, 1968-1978

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints  Search this
Subject:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Cage, Xenia  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1968
1968-1978
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00861
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Correspondence 1968-1978 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226401

Exhibition Records, 1970-1978

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints  Search this
Subject:
Cage, Xenia  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Date:
1970
1970-1978
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00862
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1970-1978 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226403

Committees and Councils Files, 1972-1978

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints  Search this
Subject:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-1978
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00863
See more items in:
Committees and Councils Files 1972-1978 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Dept. of Drawings and Prints]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226419

Construction Files, 1975-1980

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Paper Conservation Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Bachmann, Konstanze  Search this
Physical description:
.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1975
1975-1980
Topic:
Conservators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00906
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Construction Files 1975-1980 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Paper Conservation Laboratory]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226440

Winslow Homer, 1836-1910

Author:
Dee, Elaine Evan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1972
Topic:
Design  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_127051

Simon Lissim Papers

Collector:
Lissim, Simon, 1900-  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archives  Search this
Names:
Carl Sorensen & Son  Search this
Castleton China, Inc.  Search this
City University of New York. City College  Search this
Claude Boulme, Inc.  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Georg Jensen, Inc.  Search this
Jonals & Co.  Search this
Lenox China (Firm)  Search this
Manufacture nationale de Sèvres  Search this
Boulme, Claude  Search this
Donor:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Author:
Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photostats
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Correspondence
Contracts
Drawings
Photographs
Slides
Catalogs
Brochures
Invoices
Press releases
Date:
1924 - 1981
Scope and Contents:
This collection covers the period 1924-81 and consists of exhibition catalogs, correspondence, photographs, slides, drawings, photostats, contracts, book proofs, and related biographical material on Lissim. Extensive material on the designer's work for the Sevres porcelain factory includes correspondence, original contracts, photographs of porcelains and designs for porcelains, slides, drawings, and invoices.
Most of the material relating to Sevres is in French. A copy of the brochure for the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, 1925, is included, which features many of his designs. Also included are his designs for commencement caps and gowns, and other related ephemera for the City University of New York's City College.
The collection contains a mock-up of his 1952 publication, "How to be an Artist", which describes different techniques and how to apply them to greeting cards, porcelains, and textiles. Copies of the introduction and biographical sections of his book "An Artist's Interpretation of Nature", published in 1958 are included.
A scrapbook consists of articles, reviews, personal correspondence, press releases, and brochures. Among Lissim's personal correspondence are letters exchanged with Prince Philip of England, an avid collector of his work. Material on Lissim's work for the theater consists of exhibition brochures, correspondence, and lists of institutions in possession of his work. In addition, the collection contains photographs of Lissim's designs for jewelry, flatware, and textiles.
Biographical / Historical:
Porcelain, theater, and metalwork designer. Born, Kiev, Russia, 1900. Lissim left Russia in 1919 and moved to Paris where he resided until 1940. In all of Lissim's designs, his appreciation for nature is apparent in his use of fish, birds, flowers, and other motifs.

In 1921, he began designing scenery and costumes for the Theatre de l'Oeuve in Paris. In 1924, he created his first designs for the Sevres porcelain factory. His relationship with Sevres lasted for more than 40 years and some of his designs are still being produced. His work achieved a gold medal at the 1929 Exposition Internationale Des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Barcelona. Lissim made his first journey to the United States in 1935, and by 1936, his designs for the theater were featured in exhibitions in this country. His porcelains were featured in exhibitions at The Smith College Museum of Art, 1939, and Georg Jensen, Inc., 1941.

Lissim became Head of the Art Education Project at the New York Public Library in 1942. In 1947 he began teaching at the City Univerity of New York's City College campus, where he also designed commencement costumes for the Chancellor, President, and Chief Marshal. In 1952, Lissim became an art consultant for Castleton China, Inc. in New Castle, Pennsylvania. His work was featured in the exhibition, "A Designer's Interpretation of Nature", held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 1953. In 1954, Lissim created his first silver pieces of jewelry and flatware manufactured by Carl Sorensen & Son, Copenhagen, Denmark. In the early 60s, Lissim created three designs for plates that were executed by Claude Boulme. He continued to work and hold exhibitions at his studio in Dobbs Ferry, New York, until his death in 1981.
Related Archival Materials:
A Lenox vase, plates, cups, and saucers. A sterling silver pin, paperweight, and cutlery.,Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department.
Designs for plates, vases, and other porcelain pieces, silver cutlery, stage designs, playing cards, and greeting cards. Drawings of commencement robes, a gavel, and a mace designed for City College. Poster for the Musée Céramique de Sévres.,Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Department of Drawings and Prints.
Additional archival materials can be found at The New York Public Library, Theater Division; City University of New York, City College Archives; and Columbia University Libraries, Bakhmeteff Archive, New York City.
Porcelains designed by Lissim are in the collections of the following museums: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; and The Museum of the City of New York, New York City, among others.
Provenance:
These materials were donated to Cooper-Hewitt by the museum's former Curator of Drawings and Prints, Elaine Evans Dee, in 1996. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
Topic:
Theater designers  Search this
Theater design -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Porcelain design -- History -- 20th century -- France  Search this
Designers -- Porcelain  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photostats
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Correspondence
Contracts
Drawings
Photographs -- 20th century
Slides
Catalogs
Brochures
Invoices
Press releases
Citation:
Simon Lissim Papers, 1924-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1276
See more items in:
Simon Lissim Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1276

Dee, Elaine Evans, 1989

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2028. These records contain sensitive information and will be redacted by SIA before use by researchers. Boxes 1, 6-7, 12-14, and 58-64 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid.; Transferring office; 8/19/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Murphy; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-099, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships. , Program Records
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa14-099-refd1e3889

Japanese woodblock prints : in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum / [Catalogue by Elaine Evans Dee and Thomas Michie]

Author:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Michie, Thomas  Search this
Subject:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 21 x 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NE1310 .C696 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843486

Hans Weingaertner : a retrospective : Montclair Art Museum, January 31-April 4, 1993 / Elaine Evans Dee, guest curator

Author:
Weingaertner, Hans 1896-1970  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Montclair Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Weingaertner, Hans 1896-1970 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
Call number:
ND237.W394 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646628

Frederic E. Church--under changing skies : oil sketches and drawings from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution : Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, September 26-December 13, 1992, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, January 9-March 14, 1993, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, April 10-June 20, 1993

Author:
Church, Frederic Edwin 1826-1900  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Arthur Ross Gallery  Search this
Katonah Museum of Art  Search this
Hood Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederick Edwin 1826-1900  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
NC139.C527 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654843

Frederic E. Church : under changing skies : oil sketches and drawings from the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Church, Frederic Edwin 1826-1900  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Arthur Ross Gallery  Search this
Katonah Museum of Art  Search this
Hood Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederick Edwin 1826-1900  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
Call number:
ND237.C52 A4 1992
N40.1.C56 D3 1992
ND237.C52A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_446620

Versailles : the view from Sweden / Elaine Evans Dee and Guy Walton

Author:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Walton, Guy  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Subject:
Tessin, Nicodemus 1659-1728 Exhibitions  Search this
Château de Versailles (Versailles, France) Designs and plans Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sweden
France
Versailles
Versailles (France)
Date:
1988
C1988
17th century
18th century
Topic:
Architectural drawing--Exhibitions  Search this
Architectural drawings--Exhibitions  Search this
Interior architecture--Exhibitions  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Views  Search this
Call number:
NA2707.T47A4 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_345349

Views of Florence and Tuscany. Seventy-seven drawings from the collection of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. [Catalogue] by Elaine Evans Dee

Author:
Zocchi, Giuseppe 1711-1767  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Pierpont Morgan Library  Search this
International Exhibitions Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
[35] p. illus., 77 plates. 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1968]
Topic:
Florence in art  Search this
Tuscany in art  Search this
Call number:
NC1155.Z6A57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397870

Kata-gami : Japanese stencils in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Author:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Michie, Thomas S  Search this
Subject:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[26] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Japon
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Stencil work  Search this
Décoration et ornement  Search this
Pochoir  Search this
Call number:
NE2240.5.J3 C77
745.7 .K37
NE2240.5.J3C77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_125194
Additional Online Media:

Japanese woodblock prints : in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Author:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Michie, Thomas  Search this
Subject:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Call number:
NE1317.N5 C77
761.52 .J54
NE1317.N5C77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127852

The world of Simon Lissim : 90 designs for the theatre [exhibition catalog]

Author:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
International Exhibitions Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Lissim, Simon 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Costume  Search this
Call number:
PN2091.S8 W92
PN2091.S8W92
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144653

Nineteenth-century American landscape drawings in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Title:
19th century American landscape drawings in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Author:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1982
C1982
19th century
Topic:
Landscape drawing, American--Exhibitions  Search this
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Call number:
NC790 .C77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176479

To embrace the universe : drawings by Frederic Edwin Church : an exhibition at the Hudson River Museum, January 22, 1984 through March 18, 1984

Author:
Dee, Elaine Evans  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin 1826-1900  Search this
Hudson River Museum  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederick Edwin 1826-1900  Search this
Physical description:
125 p.. : ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N40.1.C56x D3
NC139.C56 A4 1984
N40.1.C56xD3
NC139.C56A4 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_196205

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