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History of the Polymerase Chain Reaction Videohistory Collection 1992-1993

Creator:
Mullis, Kary B  Search this
Gefland, David H  Search this
Faloona, Fred  Search this
DiCesare, Joseph L  Search this
Haff, Lawrence Allen  Search this
Pigliucci, Riccardo  Search this
Barrett, Peter  Search this
Atwood, John G  Search this
Kwok, Shirley  Search this
White, Thomas J  Search this
Saiki, Randall K  Search this
Arnheim, Norman  Search this
Erlich, Henry Anthony  Search this
Jones, David C  Search this
Katz, Elena D  Search this
Seyfried, Donna Marie  Search this
Sninsky, John J  Search this
Scharf, Stephen  Search this
Watson, Robert  Search this
Woudenberg, Timothy M  Search this
Widunas, Joseph  Search this
Regusa, Robert P  Search this
Grossman, Robert L  Search this
Kelley, Lesley S  Search this
Leath, Richard  Search this
Pasahow, Lynn H  Search this
Picozza, Enrico  Search this
Interviewer:
Kondratas, Ramunas  Search this
Subject:
Mullis, Kary B  Search this
Gefland, David H  Search this
Faloona, Fred  Search this
DiCesare, Joseph L  Search this
Haff, Lawrence Allen  Search this
Pigliucci, Riccardo  Search this
Barrett, Peter  Search this
Atwood, John G  Search this
Kwok, Shirley  Search this
White, Thomas J  Search this
Saiki, Randall K  Search this
Arnheim, Norman  Search this
Erlich, Henry Anthony  Search this
Jones, David C  Search this
Katz, Elena D  Search this
Seyfried, Donna Marie  Search this
Sninsky, John J  Search this
Scharf, Stephen  Search this
Watson, Robert  Search this
Woudenberg, Timothy M  Search this
Widunas, Joseph  Search this
Regusa, Robert P  Search this
Grossman, Robert L  Search this
Kelley, Lesley S  Search this
Leath, Richard  Search this
Pasahow, Lynn H  Search this
Picozza, Enrico  Search this
Cetus Corporation  Search this
Perkin-Elmer Corporation  Search this
Roche Molecular Systems  Search this
Hoffman-La Roche Corporation  Search this
DNA Thermal Cycler  Search this
History of the Polymerase Chain Reaction  Search this
Physical description:
11 videotapes
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Oral history
Date:
1992
1992-1993
Topic:
History of science and technology  Search this
Molecular biology  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Bioengineering  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Patents  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009577
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217745

John Vassos papers, 1915-1989

Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Subject:
Sanders, Bernard  Search this
Byard, Dorothy  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Vassos, Ruth  Search this
Second, George  Search this
Radio Corporation of America  Search this
Packard Motor Car Company  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Industrial Designers Society of America  Search this
Silvermine Guild of Artists  Search this
Matthias Hohner AG  Search this
Remington Arms Company  Search this
Savage Arms Corporation  Search this
Kuljian Corporation  Search this
Perey Manufacturing Company  Search this
Prudential Lines, Inc  Search this
Type:
Design drawings
Interviews
Slides (photographs)
Sketches
Screen prints
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Design  Search this
Authors  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Theaters  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9640
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211848
AAA_collcode_vassjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211848
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1942 Victory Bicycle

Maker:
Huffman Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paint (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40 in x 21 in x 41 in; 101.6 cm x 53.34 cm x 104.14 cm
Object Name:
bicycle
Used in Norwalk:
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1942
Credit Line:
Gift of Pauline Dudding
ID Number:
2006.0183.01
Accession number:
2006.0183
Catalog number:
2006.0183.01
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Military
Bicycling
Transportation
Road Transportation
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1313316

Coffeepot

Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
wood (insulators material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 10 in x 5 in; 26.035 cm x 25.4 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
coffeepot
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Year pattern introduced:
1934 or later
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.07
Catalog number:
1989.0700.07
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059698
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Teapot

Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
wood (insulators material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 22.86 cm x 20.0025 cm x 8.5725 cm
Object Name:
teapot
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Year pattern introduced:
1934 or later
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.08
Catalog number:
1989.0700.08
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059699
Additional Online Media:

Creamer

Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
creamer
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Year pattern introduced:
1934 or later
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.09
Catalog number:
1989.0700.09
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059700
Additional Online Media:

Sugar Bowl

Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 13.335 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
bowl, sugar
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Year pattern introduced:
1934 or later
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.10
Catalog number:
1989.0700.10
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059702
Additional Online Media:

Tray

Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5/8 in x 16 1/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 40.9575 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
tray
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Year pattern introduced:
1934 or later
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.11
Catalog number:
1989.0700.11
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059703
Additional Online Media:

Bowl

Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
bowl
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.12
Catalog number:
1989.0700.12
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059704
Additional Online Media:

Serving Fork

Designer:
Vassos, John  Search this
Physical Description:
chrome plate (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 7.2 cm x 23 cm; x 2 13/16 in x 9 1/16 in
overall: 3/4 in x 9 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 22.86 cm x 7.3025 cm
Object Name:
fork
Object Type:
cutlery
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
ca 1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.13
Catalog number:
1989.0700.13
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059706
Additional Online Media:

Knife

Designer:
Vassos, John  Search this
Physical Description:
chrome plate (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 20 cm; x 7 7/8 in
overall: 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 1 in; .3175 cm x 20.0025 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
knife
Object Type:
cutlery
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
ca 1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.14
Catalog number:
1989.0700.14
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059708
Additional Online Media:

Fork

Designer:
Vassos, John  Search this
Physical Description:
chrome plate (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 18.2 cm; x 7 3/16 in
overall: 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 18.0975 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
fork
Object Type:
cutlery
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
ca 1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.15
Catalog number:
1989.0700.15
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059709
Additional Online Media:

Spoon

Designer:
Vassos, John  Search this
Physical Description:
chrome plate (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 16 cm; x 6 5/16 in
overall: 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 15.5575 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
spoon
Object Type:
cutlery
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
ca 1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
ID Number:
1989.0700.16
Catalog number:
1989.0700.16
Accession number:
1989.0700
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059710
Additional Online Media:

Litchfield -- Chestnut Hill Gardens

Landscape designer:
McGourty, Mary Ann  Search this
Provenance:
Litchfield Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chestnut Hill Gardens (Litchfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield County -- Litchfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, planting plans, and a photocopy of an article.
General:
An outstanding feature of Chestnut Hill Gardens is a 240-foot long perennial border planted in 2004 alongside a split rail and stone fence that separates the house and gardens from a nine-acre meadow. The owners first planted an 80-foot long border in the same location in 1982; by 2003 that border looked tired. Everything but the trees was dug up, more curves were added to widen the strip now three times the original length, and the soil was amended and tilled. Under the direction of landscape designer Mary Ann McGourty of Hillside Gardens four people replanted most of the perennials and shrubs that had been heeled into the vegetable garden temporarily, adding native plants and more deer resistant perennials - about 500 plants put in place on a single day in June 2004. Forty large pots of spring bulbs that were collected from the original border were replanted in the autumn. Milorganite, repellents and a large dog help reduce deer predation.
The 56-acre property includes a solar home, an octagonal barn with an espaliered crab apple tree, a vegetable garden in raised beds, a cutting garden, an ornamental grass garden, a parterre herb garden in raised beds with a water feature in the center, a pergola that shades the patio, a pinetum, and fruit trees. The varied plantings produce three seasons of color. The garden has been included in local garden tours on several occasions.
Persons associated with the garden include Mary Ann McGourty, Hillside Gardens, Norwalk CT (landscape designer, 2004).
Related Materials:
Chestnut Hill Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Litchfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT359
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21566

Norwalk -- Raymond Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Former owner:
Raymond, James, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Raymond Garden (Norwalk, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Norwalk
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopied page from an article with a photograph of the garden.
General:
This visually striking site was designed by landscape architect Friede Stege. It featured stone walls and stairs, sculpture, and a Japanese garden including bamboo fencing, a torii gate, and raked gravel. It was situated along Long Island Sound, an area often photographed by Molly Adams, in the Wilson Point section of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Persons associated with the garden include Friede Stege (landscape architect, ca. 1955) and Mr. and Mrs. James Raymond (former owners, ca. 1957).
Related Materials:
Raymond Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 safety film negatives; 2 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Norwalk  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT356
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref606

John Vassos Papers

Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
Industrial Designers Society of America  Search this
Kuljian Corporation  Search this
Matthias Hohner AG  Search this
Packard Motor Car Company  Search this
Perey Manufacturing Company  Search this
Prudential Lines, Inc.  Search this
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Remington Arms Company  Search this
Savage Arms Corporation  Search this
Silvermine Guild of Artists  Search this
Byard, Dorothy  Search this
Sanders, Bernard  Search this
Second, George  Search this
Vassos, Ruth  Search this
Extent:
18.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Paintings
Photographs
Screen prints
Transcripts
Design drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1915-1989
Summary:
The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, 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, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of designer, writer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, 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, and artwork.

Biographical materials include various biographies and resumes, passports for Ruth and John Vassos and other vital documents, one unidentified interview transcript with Vassos, property boundaries, leases, and scattered financial materials among other material. Correspondence is primarily professional in nature and is with colleagues, industrial design organizations in which Vassos' was involved, organizations and individuals with which Vassos' may have done consulting work, and others. Personal correspondence includes exchanges with a few WWII military colleagues and friends, and several files of personal correspondence between Ruth and John Vassos during his deployment in WWII.

John Vassos was a prolific writer and illustrated and wrote a number of articles, books, essays, and play scripts. Writings and writing projects include handwritten and typed drafts of book manuscripts, including Vassos' autobiography; sketched mock-ups with illustrations and layouts for articles and books; publishing contracts and correspondence; and writings by others. Notable published books include Contempo, Phobia, and Ultimo.

Vassos' involvement in the founding and eventual merging of major U. S. industrial design organizations is documented within the IDSA files, which include materials on ADI, IDI, ASID, SID, and IDEA.

Vassos' thirty-plus year career as a consultant designer with RCA is documented through various materials, including contract agreements, correspondence, design plans and sketches, expense reports, project proposals, and various other materials. And as the president and an active member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists, Vassos kept extensive files on Guild activities, including building proposals and sketches, logo designs, exhibitions, school plans and lesson structures, photographs, and printed materials.

Vassos' involvement with numerous other professional organizations and committees as a consultant designer, illustrator, member, and muralist, is documented through general professional and committee files. Vassos designed appliances, bicycles, flatware, knives, pens, radios, rifles, television sets, and turnstiles, in addition to painting murals, designing several buildings, and doing interior design work for theaters. Companies include: General Electric Company; M. Hohner, Inc.; the India Industries World Trade Fair; International Society for Arts and Decoration; Kuljian Corporation; Packard Motor Car Company; Perey Manufacturing Company; Prudential Lines, Inc.; Remington Arms Company, Inc.; Remington Dupont; and Savage Arms Corporation, to name a few.

The collection also includes printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks on the Silvermine Guild and School, and one scrapbook assembled by a Greek student, George Second; and photographic items: approximately 97 glass lantern slides, various negatives, color slides, and photographs of John Vassos and others, as well as images of products and designs, and two photo albums of industrial design work.

Artwork includes extensive figure and illustration sketches in pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and other media; two paintings by Vassos; mural design drawings and sketches; sketches of products and designs; and several sketches and a collection of silkscreen prints by other artists, including Dorothy Byard and Bernard Sanders.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, Box 16, OV20, OV35)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1927-1986 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 3: Writings and Writing Projects, circa 1929-1989 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 3-4, OV20)

Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), circa 1938-1976 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-6, Box 16, OV21)

Series 5: Radio Corporation of America (RCA), circa 1930s-1976 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, Box 15, OV22-24, OV26)

Series 6: Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1915-1986 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 7-9, Box 16, OV27-28)

Series 7: General Professional and Committee Files, circa 1920s-1983 (3.8 linear feet; Boxes 9-11, Boxes 15-16, OV26, OV29-39, RD57)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1928-circa 1985 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 11-12, Box 16)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, circa 1940s-1953 (0.8 linear feet: Box 13, Box 17, Box 19)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, 1919-circa 1989 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-14, Box 16, Box 18, OV40-41, Lantern Slide Boxes 58-59)

Series 11: Artwork, circa 1930s-circa 1970s (1.7 linear feet; Box 14, Box 18, OV25, OV42-56)
Biographical / Historical:
John Vassos (1898-1985) was an author, designer, illustrator, and muralist, active in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Vassos was born John Vassacopoulos, in Romania to Greek parents, attended Robert College in Turkey, and joined the British Fleet to serve in World War I. He immigrated to Boston in 1919, where he washed windows and studied art and illustration with John Singer Sargent at the Fenway Art School. In 1924, he moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League under John Sloan. Vassos began his career as an illustrator for various magazines, in addition to writing, illustrating, and publishing over fourteen books, most notably, Contempo, Phobia, and Ultimo. He worked on many publications with his wife, Ruth Carrier, who often wrote what he then illustrated in the late 1920s through the 1930s.

Employed as an industrial designer at the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), he established their first internal design department in 1933. He contributed a number of RCA product designs, including radios, radio cabinets, and televisions during his time as a consultant and designer. In addition, he designed RCA's first electronically decorated living room for the New York World's Fair, "America at Home" pavilion. He remained as an industrial design consultant with RCA through 1964. Vassos went on to work as a consultant designer to create utensils with Remington Dupont, the first Lucite pen for Waterman, and redesigned turnstiles for Perey Manufacturing Company, among many other companies. In addition to product design work, Vassos did interior design work for restaurants and theaters, and painted murals for a number of companies, hotels, and movie theaters.

During World War II, Vassos served in the U. S. Army Air Corps developing camouflage techniques and conducting special operations in Greece while also writing a number of publications, including informational advertisements and flyers, as well as several brief illustrated books warning about carelessness with regards to camouflage and equipment.

In 1938, Vassos founded the American Designers Institute (ADI) and became president again in 1948. He was instrumental in the merger of the major industrial design associations, the Industrial Designers Institute (IDI), Industrial Design Education Association (IDEA), American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID), and the Society of Industrial Designers (SID), into the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), where he was elected the first Chairman of the Board in 1965.

Additionally, he was president of the Silvermine Guild of Artists in Connecticut for ten terms from 1936 to 1955, where he designed the logo and raised significant funds with help from his influence with RCA. Between 1938 and 1940, the Guild held an exhibition titled Social Statements and included works by various members, to which he contributed two oil paintings of his own.

Vassos died in 1985 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Related Materials:
John Vassos' papers are also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
The John Vassos papers were donated from 1989 to 1990 by Paul Johnes, Vassos' nephew.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The John Vassos papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Designers -- Connecticut -- Norwalk  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theaters -- Designs and plans  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Theaters -- Decoration  Search this
Muralists -- Connecticut  Search this
Illustrators -- Connecticut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Paintings
Photographs
Screen prints
Transcripts
Design drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vassjohn
See more items in:
John Vassos Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vassjohn
Additional Online Media:

Magnatismo : le sue capacita arrivono á tutte le relazione della vita -- E assai in di la dei limiti del nostro picciolo globo

Title:
Magnetismo
Former owner:
Beaufoy, Henry (Henry Benjamin Hanbury) 1786-1851 DSI http://viaf.org/viaf/63603112/  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
Burndy Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83827146 http://viaf.org/viaf/149783636  Search this
Author:
Heidenstam, Ernst Joachim Magnus von 1745-1803 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83007649 http://viaf.org/viaf/5083684/  Search this
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Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
158 unnumbered leaves ; 30 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
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Date:
1789
1796
Topic:
Magnetism  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000858 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176855

Ernst Mach papers, 1865-1918

Title:
Mach papers, 1865-1918 DSI
Prof. Dr. Ernst Mach DSI
Mach
Author:
Mach, Ernst 1838-1916 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50042016 http://viaf.org/viaf/12324232/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Ernst_Mach  Search this
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Baege, Max Hermann 1875-1939 http://viaf.org/viaf/134170431/  Search this
Einstein, Albert 1879-1955 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79022889 http://viaf.org/viaf/75121530/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Albert_Einstein  Search this
Gomperz, Heinrich 1873-1942 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83050276 http://viaf.org/viaf/29604075  Search this
Höfler, Alois 1853-1922 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89673397 http://viaf.org/viaf/72158060  Search this
Haas, William S. 1883-1956 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no91009768 http://viaf.org/viaf/19666760/  Search this
Helm, Georg Ferdinand 1851-1923 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80145955 http://viaf.org/viaf/24818210/  Search this
Kulke, Eduard 1831-1897 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84068684 http://viaf.org/viaf/67863434/  Search this
Lampa, Anton 1868-1938 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr87000173 http://viaf.org/viaf/37713284/  Search this
Petzoldt, Joseph 1862-1929 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no93034627 http://viaf.org/viaf/112959/  Search this
Popper-Lynkeus, Josef 1838-1921 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83222787 http://viaf.org/viaf/19698350/  Search this
Tausig, Paul http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013051648 http://viaf.org/viaf/303739029  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
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Physical description:
121 leaves : illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm., in box 38 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
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Date:
1865
1865-1918
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Science--Philosophy  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000909 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_195029

Memorandum of Agreement [specifications for a locomotive steam engine]

Author:
Jackson, Richard http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no00053437 http://viaf.org/viaf/305031546 http://dbpedia.org/resource/Richard_Jackson_(footballer_born_1980)  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
Burndy Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83827146 http://viaf.org/viaf/149783636  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 pages) : illustrations ; 43 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
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Date:
1833
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Steam-engines--Design and construction  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000852 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176738

Dessein de la grande machine Teylerienne

Author:
Marum, M. van (Martinus) 1750-1837 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n89611679 http://viaf.org/viaf/11448843/  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
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Author:
Landriani, Marsilio 1751-1815 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83211933 http://viaf.org/viaf/100199475/  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf : illustrations ; 46 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
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Date:
1792
Topic:
Electrostatic apparatus and appliances  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 000911 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_177117

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