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William Metzig Papers

Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archives  Search this
Dutton  Search this
Fawcett  Search this
Fieldcrest Mills Inc.  Search this
Heubelin, Inc.  Search this
Pelikan Ink Company  Search this
Popov Distilling Company  Search this
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Book jackets
Photographs
Slides
Illustrators
Drawings
Transparencies
Brochures
Advertisements
Date:
circa 1925-1979
Scope and Contents:
The materials in this collection span the years from the late 1920s to the 1970s and document Metzig's work in Germany and the United States. Little background and biographical information is available.

Project files : More than 500 examples of the designer's work, including letterheads, logos, trademarks, brochures, book jackets, magazine covers and layouts, certificates, awards, and product labels.

Printed Materials : Includes articles written by Metzig and a copy of his publication, "Art Lettering and Design," which was done for the International Correspondence Schools of Pennsylvania in 1957. This collection does not include any business records or correspondence.

Other Visual Materials : Photographs, slides, and transparencies of many of Metzig's designs.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three record groups: 1) printed materials; 2) project files; and 3) other visual materials. Project files are arranged in alphabetical order by name of client. Extensive files for projects done for distilleries and publishing companies are alphabetized separately.
Biographical / Historical:
Graphic designer and artist. Born Hanover, Germany, 1893. Metzig apprenticed with a lithographer prior to establishing his own studio in the 1920s. He designed trademarks, logos, letterheads, brochures, and posters for clients. He is best known for his work for Pelikan Ink Company.

He also designed book covers, magazine covers, and page layouts. In the 1930s, Metzig became known as a leading calligrapher and advertising artist in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1939 and settled in New York where he taught calligraphy and did freelance graphic design until his death in 1989.
Provenance:
Gift.
Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
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.
Topic:
Magazine covers -- Design  Search this
Posters -- Design  Search this
Greeting cards -- Design  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Calligraphy  Search this
Graphic arts -- Germany  Search this
Graphic designers  Search this
advertising  Search this
Letterheads -- Design  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Graphic artists  Search this
Trademarks -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Pamphlets -- Design  Search this
Book jackets -- Design -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Book jackets
Photographs -- 20th century
Slides
Illustrators
Drawings
Transparencies
Brochures
Advertisements
Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1269
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William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1269

Project files, corporate

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref15

Project files, corporate

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref17

Project files, corporate

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref18

Project files, corporate

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref20

Project files, corporate - publishers and publishing projects, printed materials - articles and clippings

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref21

Printed materials - articles and clippings (outside), writings by Metzig

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref22

Other visual materials - photos, slides, transparencies

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref23

Porject files - corporate, oversized

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref24

Project files - corporate, other projects, other visual materials, printed materials

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref25

Oversized project files, corporate

Collection Creator:
Metzig, William, 1893-1989.  Search this
Collection Donor:
Murgio, Matthew, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
William Metzig Papers, ca. 1925-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Metzig Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1269-ref26

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