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"African and Middle Eastern History" slide collection

Extent:
541 slides (photographs) (+master guide +special guide)
Container:
Volume 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
slides (photographs)
Black-and-white transparencies
Color slides
Place:
Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Africa -- Social conditions
Africa, North
Africa -- history -- 20th century
Africa -- Civilization
Africa, North -- history -- 1882-
Africa -- history -- 1884-1960
Africa -- history
Africa -- Antiquities
Africa
Date:
1998
Summary:
A published instructional slide set of African and Middle Eastern scenes that is part of a larger slide set of "The World History Slide Collection".
Formatted Contents note:
Group A-G. African and Middle Eastern History (670 slides) - - Group A. History of Traditional Africa (112 slides) - - Group B. Africa and Europe to World War II (108 slides) - - Group C. Southern Africa to 1948 (42 slides) - - Group D. Sub-Saharan Africa After 1945 (72 slides) - - Group F. Northern and Northeast Africa to 1945 (67 slides) - - Group G. North Africa and the Middle East After 1945 (70 slides).
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
For study purposes only. Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa  Search this
World history  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white transparencies
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1988-005
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1988-005

Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1968-2010
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the planning, execution, administration, and promotion of traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, press kits, photographs, slides, transparencies, scripts, itineraries, floor plans, checklists, clippings, budgets, proposals, brochures, notes, and other related records. Records are arranged by exhibition title (exhibition ID number) and date(s). Materials also include exhibitor contracts alphabetical by state, 1999-2005. Some materials are in electronic format.

Exhibitions include "African American Artists, 1880-1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection," "Africa's Legacy in Mexico: Photographs by Tony Gleaton," "America's First Ladies," "American Agriculture: A Continuing Revolution," "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States," "And the Band Played On," "Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image," "The Artistry of African Currency," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800," "Children in Bondage: Photographs of Child Laborers by Lewis W. Hine," "Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition," "Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in the Americas," "Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th-Century America," "Exploring Garden Transformations, 1900-2000," "Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens," "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image," "Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940," "Generations: Birth Rituals and the Roots of Becoming," "Jack Tar - American: Profiles of Merchant Seafarers, 1783-1804," "Jack Tar, American Navigator," "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940," "July 1942: United We Stand," "Just before the War: Urban American from 1935 to 1941 as Seen by Photographers of the Farm Security Administration," "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," "Lilliput, U.S.A., American Miniature Furnishings, 1840-1940," "Long Road Up the Hill: Blacks in Congress, 1870-1983," "Manuscripts of the American Revolution," "Oliphant: Paintings and Cartoons," "Out of Time: 20th-Century Designs for the Future," "Picturing the Century: 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives," "Played with Immense Success," "Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections," "Ride On! The Bicycle Exhibition," "Rotten Truth about Garbage," "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth," "Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter," "Subway: An Underground Exhibition," "Suiting Everyone," "These Rare Lands," "Twenty Bicentennial Banners," "Voyage: A Journey through Our Solar System," "Wade in the Water: African-American Sacred Music Traditions," "What Style Is It?," and "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future."
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 9/27/1984 memorandum, Glenn to Loar; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Contracts  Search this
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-021, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-021
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-021

Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Electronic records
Date:
1938-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Staff represented include Harry Rand, Curator, Dept. of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, SAAM; Louise Reeves, Exhibitions Coordinator, SAAM; Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Chief Curator, SAAM; Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Senior Curatorial Advisor, National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA); and Therese Thau Heyman, Guest Curator, National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Exhibitions covered include "Art of the Gold Rush;" "Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints;" "Daniel Brush: Gold without Boundaries;" "The Stonewares of Charles Fergus Binns: Father of American Studio Ceramics ;" "Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal ;" "The Paintings of Charles Burchfield;" "Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt;" "John Graham (Proposed exhibition);" "Posters American Style;" and "The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920." These records also cover a period of time when this office was known as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Office; as well as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Department; and from a time when the museum was known at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, prospectuses, grant proposals, essays, budget files, permissions and licenses, color photographs, color transparencies, black-and-white photographs, press kits, label text, clippings, notebooks, donor files, brochures, contracts, bibliographies, and label text. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017. Boxes 4-5 contain materials restricted indefinitely; Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-058, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-058
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-058

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1965-1983
Descriptive Entry:
These records document exhibitions organized by the Department. Also included are administrative files and general correspondence files of the office.
Historical Note:
In 1970, the Department of Painting and Sculpture was divided into two units: the Department of Contemporary Art, which was concerned with artists active in the 20th century, and the Department of 18th and 19th Century Painting and Sculpture, concerned with 18th and 19th century artists. The separation endured until 1983. William H. Truettner joined the staff in 1969 as Associate Curator. In 1977 he was named Curator.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Manuscripts
Exhibition catalogs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 459, National Museum of American Art. Department of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 459
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0459
Additional Online Media:

Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Exhibition Manager  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Date:
2002-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Exhibitions Manager, Marie Elena Amatangelo, in her work planning and coordinating exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Exhibitions represented include "High Fiber;" "Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design;" "American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America;" "Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark;" "Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry;" "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination;" "Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor;" "An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection;" "William H. Johnson's World on Paper;" "William Wegman - Funny/Strange;" "Grant Wood's Studio: Birthplace of American Gothic;" "John Alexander: A Retrospective;" "Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections;" "Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001-2006;" "Modern Masters at the Smithsonian American Art Museum" (traveling exhibition); "Earl Cunningham's America;" "Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape;" "Going West! Quilts and Community;" "From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007;" "Eadweard Muybridge: The Central American Journey;" "The Prints of Sean Scully;" "Saul Steinberg: Illuminations;" and "Over the Top: American Posters from World War I." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, exhibition prospectuses, contracts, budget records, loan records, color slides, press releases, meeting notes, label text, conservation records, publication information, grant records, and educational programming information.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2024. Boxes 1-3 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 03/12/2010 memorandum, Toda to Howard; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums.  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Collection management.  Search this
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-091, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Exhibition Manager, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-091
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-091

Jacob and Eleanor Reis photographs

Photographer:
Reis, Jacob A.  Search this
Creator:
Reis, Eleanor Nicely, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
174 transparencies (dupe trans, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
96 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 8 x 11 cm. )
96 transparencies (dupe trans, black & white, 8 x 11 cm. )
24 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 9 x 11 cm. or smaller )
110 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 9 x 11 cm. or smaller)
129 lantern slides (silver gelatin, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
3 volumes (copy prints, black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
2 volumes (contact prints, black & white, 9 x 11 cm. )
174 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 6 x 9 cm. )
Container:
Item 129
Item 174
Item 174
Item 96
Item 96
Item 24
Item 110
Culture:
Bassa (Cameroon people)  Search this
Bassa (Liberian and Sierra Leone people)  Search this
Ntumu (African people)  Search this
Bulu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Africa
Cameroon
Date:
1910-1920
Summary:
Photographs taken by Jacob Anthony Reis to document his experiences in Southern Cameroon while serving as a Presbyterian missionary from 1909 to 1945. The photographs document the life and peoples at Jacob A. Reis's mission stations, especially in and near Efulen, Cameroon, in the early 20th Century. African peoples pictured include the Bassa, Bulu and Ntumu. Structures depicted include churches, a dispensary, a fishing hut, a saw mill, school buildings such as a Baptist girls' school in Doulal and thatched roof buildings. Also included are African ritual objects collected by the mission and a photographic reproduction of a handwritten statistical list of bible readers, communicants, preachers and students.
Arrangement note:
Images indexed by negative number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jacob A. Reis, 1883-1945, Presbyterian missionary; graduated from Wooster College; attended Bloomfield Theological Seminary and ordained in 1908; joined the Presbyterian Church's mission in Cameroon in 1909; returned to the United States to complete his studies at the Western Theological Seminary in 1912; traveled back to Africa and served until his death in 1945.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-004
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-004

Photographs relating to American Indian dwellings and archeology

Publisher:
McAllister, T. H.  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative
10 lantern slides
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Filipinos  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
glass negatives
lantern slides
Place:
Arizona -- Antiquities
Colorado -- Antiquities
Date:
circa early 20th century
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to various American Indian tribes and archeological sites in the American Southwest. The lantern slides in the collection appear to have been collected from multiple sources, and include a grouping that largely depicts dwellings (possibly collected by W. C. Peekhaus), another set focused on archeologiy and portraits of American Indians, a hand-colored Besseler slide of an American Indian bust wearing a headress, and a negative and positive transparency depicting Philippine people outside of a dwelling, possibly at the St. Louis exposition in 1904.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4995
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Photographs relating to American Indian dwellings and archeology, circa early 20th century
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Manuscript 4995, Photographs relating to American Indian dwellings and archeology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4995
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4995

Judith K. Zilczer research photographs, ca. 1974-2003

Creator:
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Names:
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1974-2003
Summary:
Photograph prints, negatives and color transparencies documenting early modern American artists and the contemporary artist Richard Lindner.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes photographic images (black-and-white photographic prints, negatives and color transparencies) collected by art historian Judith Zilczer in support of her research in early modernists, collectors and patronage; early 20th century sculpture, post-Impressionists; and music and art synergies. Among the artists represented: Milton Avery, Oscar Bluemner, John Covert, Andrew Dasburg, Arthur B. Davies, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, B.J.O. Nordfelt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Francis Picabia, Horace Pippen, Morton Schamberg, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Abraham Walkowitz and Max Weber.

A second large part of the collection consists of research images assembled during the organization of the Hirshhorn Museum's 1996 retrospective exhibition for artist Richard Lindner.

In addition, the collection also includes some typescript manuscripts and article offprints authored by Zilczer in which the images were featured, including:

"Decoding John Covert's Time, 1919," Art Bulletin, Vol. LXXV, no. 4 (Dec. 1993), pp. 713-722.

"Light Coming on the Plains: Georgia O'Keeffe's Sunrise Series," artibus et historiae, No. 40, 1999, pp. 191-208.

"Color Music": Synaesthesia and Nineteenth Century Sources for Abstract Art," artibus et historiae, No. 16, 1997, pp. 101-126.
Arrangement:
The collection has been arranged into two series:

Series I: Early Modernists

Series 2: Richard Lindner
Biographical / Historical:
Judith K. Zilczer, Curator Emerita of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, organized more than two dozen exhibitions in her twenty–nine years at the museum, where she served as Historian, Curator of Paintings, and Acting Chief Curator.

She has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art and is particularly known for her work on connections between music and art, and artists such as Horace Pippin, Willem de Kooning, and Richard Lindner. Born in 1948, she holds a PhD from the University of Delaware.
Provenance:
The collection was receieved as a gift from Judith K. Zilczer in 2014.
Restrictions:
The collection, which is undergoing processing and cataloging, is open for research use in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art, American -- Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Judith K. Zilczer Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Identifier:
SAAM.Photo.ZIL
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-saam-photo-zil

Departmental Records

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Date:
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Topics covered include art organizations; craft fairs and craft schools; correspondence with museums within and outside of the United States and with artists; the museum shop; exhibitions; repair and renovation of the Renwick Gallery building; special events; and lectures.

Exhibitions documented include: "The Object As Poet;" "Craft Multiples;" "Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution;" "Costumes from Arab World;" "The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright;" "Design Is. . .;" "The Grand Renwick Souvenir Show;" "Ryijy Rugs from Finland: 200 Years of a Textile Art;" "Irena Brynner: Jewelry Since 1950;" "A Feast of Color: Corpus Christi Dance Costumes from Ecuador;" "Grass;" "Arne Jacobsen: Danish Architect and Designer;" "An Interior Decorated: Joyce Kozloff;" "The Designs of Raymond Loewy;" "Glass by Dale Chihuly: The Cylinder and Basket Series;" "Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City;" "Ronald Pearson: Silver and Gold;" "Bo'Jou Neefee! Profiles of Canadian Indian Art;" "French Folk Art;" "Figure and Fantasy;" "A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll;" "New Stained Glass;" "Belgian Lace;" "Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle;" "Contemporary Textile Art from Austria;" "The New Fabric Surface: Printed, Painted, and Dyed;" "200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain;" "Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by the 19th Century Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian Indian Artists;" "Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo;" "Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Alhilali;" "Twills With Titles: H. Theodore Hallman, Weaver Kenneth G. Mills, Poet;" "Skoogfors, 20th Century Goldsmith;" "The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers;" "Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture;" "Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany;" "Bound to Vary: Billy Budd, Sailor;" "The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages;" "Treasures from the Land, Twelve New Zealand Craftsmen and their Native Materials;" "Harvey K. Littleton Retrospective Exhibition;" "Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual;" "Dan Dailey: Glass, 1972-1987;" "Material Evidence: New Color Techniques in Handmade Furniture;" "Lost and Found Traditions: Native American Art 1965-1985;" "Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase;" "American Art Pottery;" "Stephen de Staebler: The Figure;" "The Goldsmith;" "Chicago Furniture;" "The Tibetan Yak in Art and Craft;" "Contemporary Australian Ceramics;" "Edward Colonna;" "Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980;" "The Animal Image: Contemporary Objects and the Beast;" "William Harper: Recent Works in Enamel;" "Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years;" "The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments;" "Cynthia Schira: New Work;" "Lafayette Square, 1963-1983: Architecture, Preservation, and the Presidency;" "Quilts from the Indiana Amish;" "Russia: The Land, The People, 1840-1910;" "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral;" "Fanfare: Fans from the 18th Century - 20th Century, Parts I, II, III;" "Architecture in Silver;" "The Art of Turned Wood Bowls;" "The Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum's Collection;" "Threads: Seven American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures;" "Paint on Wood: Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century;" "Venini Glass;" "American Art Deco;" "New Glass;" "American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art;" "Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry;" "Newcomb Pottery;" "Clay for Walls;" "Russel Wright: American Designer;" and "A Century of Ceramics in the U.S., 1878-1978"

Some of these materials date from the time when the Smithsonian American Art Museum was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of American Art. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, trip reports, brochures, staff meeting notes, artists' surveys, images, exhibition catalogs, checklists, postcards, invitations, brochures, exhibition labels, research materials, architectural drawings, floor plans, and clippings.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 09/30/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Craft festivals  Search this
Decorative arts.  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum stores  Search this
Special events.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-128, Renwick Gallery, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 10-128
See more items in:
Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-128

Lanette Scheeline collection

Topic:
Architectural digest (Los Angeles, Calif : 1925)
Interior design (New York, N.Y.)
Better homes and gardens
Interiors (Stroudsburg, Pa.)
House & garden
Creator:
Scheeline, Lanette, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Bailey & Griffen  Search this
Bloomcraft (Firm)  Search this
Katzenbach & Warren  Search this
Liz Sander Designs  Search this
Meinhard Greeff and Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Philip Graf Wallpapers, Inc.  Search this
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design  Search this
Sheraton Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii)  Search this
W. & J. Sloane  Search this
York Wallpaper Company  Search this
Bowen, Louis W.  Search this
Draper, Dorothy, 1889-1969  Search this
Hart, Helen  Search this
Scheeline, Lanette, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
7 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photocopies
Business records
Press releases
Correspondence
Drawings
Slides (photographs)
Designs
Exhibition catalogs
Scrapbooks
Transparencies
Sketches
Financial records
Articles
Photographs
Watercolors
Date:
1945-1970
Summary:
This collection documents Scheeline's work as a textile designer from 1945-1970.The archive material consists of brochures, photographs, sketches, correspondence, scrapbooks, client records, and other related items that document Ms. Scheeline's career from the 1930s to the 1980s (briefly covers 1990s). A majority of the items deal specifically with the projects for textiles and wallcoverings, research on forms in nature, and notes on her travels.
Arrangement note:
Materials are arranged in seven boxes as follows: I. design scrapbooks; sketches of textiles and wallpapers; II. Press (photos, articles and releases); exhibition brochures; financial and legal records; client records; misc. correspondence; III. client designs and records; IV. Cooper-Hewitt correspondence; travel sketchbooks; personal photos and correspondence; box of photos and slides (textiles and papers); V. design scrapbook; drawings and sketches; photocopies; William Katzenbach, Practical Book of American Wallpaper; VI. blocking materials; handblocks scrapbook; and VII. large drawings and design records.
Biographical/Historical note:
American artist and textile designer Lanette Scheeline (1910- ) specializes in textile and wallpaper designs, and does custom block-printing for decorators. Scheeline is a Sausalito native, University of California graduate and former student at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. She spent years working in other phases of textile or wallpaper design and all contributed to the background of technique, marketing, public taste and business judgment she needed in her own enterprises. She first gained recognition at the Golden Gate International Exposition (1940). Since then her work has been on view at the de Young Museum, Marin Art & Garden Fair, the Contemporary Gallery in Sausalito, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, the New-York Historical Society, and the Pacific Coast Textile Exhibition (1949, 1950) in the company of Trude Guermonprez and Jack Lenor Larsen among others.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials are also available in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Musuem, Drawings and Prints Department.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Lanette Scheeline in 1998.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited; Permission of Library Director required. Policy.
Occupation:
Textile designers -- United States  Search this
Wallpaper designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Textile design -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Wallpaper -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photocopies
Business records
Press releases
Correspondence
Drawings
Slides (photographs)
Designs
Exhibition catalogs
Scrapbooks
Transparencies
Sketches
Financial records
Articles
Photographs
Watercolors
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1998-29-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1998-29-1

A. Bernie Wood Papers

Creator:
Wood, Arthur Bernie, 1921-1986  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Clippings
Negatives
Transparencies
Matchcovers
Placemats
Stationery
Business cards
Business records
Advertisements
Photographs
Drawings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Design drawings
Date:
1942-2001
bulk 1960-1969
Summary:
A. (Arthur) Bernie Wood (1921-1986) was an advertising designer, consultant, and inventor actively involved in the development of the restaurant franchise industry in America during the 1960s and 1970s. Particularly notable is his work with marketing, promotion, and merchandising for the McDonald's Corporation during its formative years.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the post-war development of the franchise business system from an insider's view. Wood participated in almost all aspects of franchising activities from design to ownership. The materials consist of a wide variety of corporate identity elements--primarily visual--developed by Wood under contract to various corporations in the food service industry. Wood delivered his services in design concepts and graphics for advertisers and industrial firms using photo graphics and lithographic media.
Arrangement:
The collection organized into seven series.

Series 1: Personal Materials, 1942-1986, undated

Series 2: Business Materials, 1959-2001, undated

Subseries 1: Franchise information, 1961-2001

Subseries 2: Design work, undated

Subseries 3: Reference materials, 1959-1972

Series 3: McDonald's Corporation, 1957-1985

Subseries 1: Background materials, 1963, 1985, undated

Subseries 2: Corporate materials, 1960-1984

Subseries 3: Newsletters, 1960-1964, 1983

Subseries 4: Advertising and marketing materials, 1957-1978, undated

Subseries 5: Packaging, 1964, undated

Subseries 6: Sales materials, 1963, 1964, [1972?], undated

Subseries 7: Drawings, 1960s-1970s

Series 4: Client Files, 1958-1984

Series 5: Patent and Trademark Materials, 1962-1976

Subseries 1: Patents and patent applications, 1962-1969, 1975-1976

Subseries 2: Trademarks, 1964-1970

Series 6: Photographs, Slides and Negatives, 1963-1975, undated

Subseries 1: Biographical, 1964, 1975, undated

Subseries 2: Client Work, 1963-1968

Subseries 3: Slide Presentations, 1963-1969, undated

Series 7: Audio and Moving Image Materials, 1963, 1964, 1968

Subseries 1: Audio Materials, 1963, 1964, 1968

Subseries 2: Moving Image Materials, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Bernie Wood (1921-1986) was born in Council Grove, Kansas. Wood graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1939 and subsequently attended several junior colleges and business and trade schools. Wood held a variety of positions in typesetting and lithographic services from 1940 until military service in the United States Navy (1942-1945). In the Navy, Wood served as a Laboratory Technician, 1st Class Photographic Specialist at the Naval Air Station, Glenview, Illinois. While in the Navy, Wood produced patentable material for a photo-litho process for instant printing techniques through photosynthesis. After being discharged from the Navy, Wood worked for an art studio that serviced advertising agencies. This work involved reproduction art, direct mailing services, mail order books, and newspaper art for Marshall Field's. From 1958 to 1960, Wood established the A. Bernie Wood Studio in Chicago to provide finished photographic art for leading advertising and print publications and television.

In 1961, Wood founded Admart, Inc., Advertising. As the president and creative director of Admart, he created, promoted, and merchandised the new fast-food corporate image of McDonald's Carry-Out Restaurants. While working for McDonald's, Wood designed interior food service floor plans, a logotype, direct mailing materials, posters, newspaper mat campaigns, and radio taped productions (1963-1964). Wood obtained several patents--beverage cup holder (1964), candy box (1967), finger-grip food product containers (1967), and a refreshment tray-forming template (1964) and trademarks--"Chick'n-2-Go" (1968);"NEATRAE" (1967); and "Ma and Pa's Country Candy Store" (1966). Wood, and Donald Conley formed Neat Containers Associates to promote the use of "Neatrae" and license it.

In 1965, Wood founded a franchise business called Ma and Pa's Country Candy Stores in Arlington Heights, Illinois, which he owned and operated with his wife Marilyn until 1972. They also owned another unit in Long Grove, Illinois. As the director and co-founder of this franchise, Wood was responsible for creating names, trademarks, copyrights, and image materials. He sold franchise rights to others, and there were other Ma and Pa's Country Candy Stores located in the United States, especially in St. Louis. He also designed store interiors and exteriors for other clients and supervised construction. From 1964 to 1965, Wood was a freelance designer and consultant on design, marketing, and franchising issues for restaurants and drive-ins. Other corporate images designed by Wood include: Prince Castle, Neba Roast Beef, and Friar Fish's Fish and Chips. Wood expressed his goal to design an image/logo as one "that would be recognized and one that would relate to products, packaging, properties, people, procedures and promotion. Put together, these elements communicated and coordinated the corporate image."

Wood also developed the concept Dial "All Wood," the use of a memorable association of letters rather than phone numbers (255-9663) and requesting specific phone numbers from the local Illinois Bell Telephone.

Wood married Marilyn Dewar (1923-1981) on May 27, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri. They had five children: Ronald W.; Rhonda C.; Randall S.; Rayne Ann; and Rodger L.

Wood died on April 5, 1986.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Rayne Ann Wood, daughter of A. Bernie Wood, on February 25, 2007.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Restaurants  Search this
Trademarks  Search this
Patents  Search this
advertising  Search this
Franchises (Retail trade)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Negatives
Transparencies
Matchcovers
Placemats
Stationery
Business cards
Business records -- 1950-2000
Advertisements -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Drawings
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Citation:
A. Bernie Wood papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0962
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0962
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Exhibition Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1990-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting traveling exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States;" "An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam;" "Art of Jack Delano;" "Artrain: Art in Celebration!;" "Beauties of the Coral Reef;" "Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South;" "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington;" "Brown vs. Board of Education;" "Constance Stuart Larrabee: World War II Photo Journal;" "Creativity and Resistance: Maroon Cultures in America;" "Dreams and Traditions: 300 Years of British and Irish Paintings from the Ulster Museum, Belfast;" "Exotic Illusions: Art, Romance, and the Marketplace;" "Flag in American Indian Art;" "Fragile Ecologies: Artists' Interpretations and Solutions;" "Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows;" "Full Deck: Art Quilts;" "Going Strong: Older Americans on the Job;" "Graceful Envelope;" "Hannelore Baron;" "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940;" "Looping the Loop: Posters of Early Flight;" "Matchsafes;" "Millennium Messages;" "On Miniature Wings: Model Aircraft from the National Air and Space Museum;" "Out of Time: Designs for the 20th Century Future;" "Perpetual Campaign: The Making of the People's President;" "Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974;" "Pilot's Eye;" "Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals;" "Seeing Jazz;" "Serving Home and Community: Women of Southern Appalachia: Photographs by Barbara T. Beirne;" "Six Bridges: The Making of a Modern Metropolis;" "Small Wonder: Worlds in a Box: Photographs of David Levinthal;" "Spiders!;" "Stories from Life: The Photographs of Horace Bristol;" "Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices;" "The Long Road Up the Hill: Blacks in Congress, 1870-1983;" "The Prairie Schoolhouse: A Photo Essay by John Martin Campbell;" "The Real McCoy: African-American Invention and Innovation;" "These Rare Lands: Photographs by Stan Jorstad;" "This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie;" "Try This On: A History of Clothing, Gender, and Power;" "Vanishing Amphibians;" "Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions;" "We Shall Overcome: Photographs from the American Civil Rights Era;" "Who's in Charge: Works and Managers in the United States;" "Women and Flight;" and "Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs." Materials include scripts, design drawings, label text, budgets, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, images, and related materials.
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-010, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-010
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-010

Paint By Numbers Collection

Donor:
Schiffman, Jacquelyn  Search this
Creator:
Palmer Paint Company  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Designs
Layouts
Sheet music
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1934-1957.
Summary:
Included are scrapbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, original artwork, advertising and promotional materials relating specifically to paint by numbers kits.
Scope and Contents:
Series 1: Advertising contains informational and visual materials of items marketed by Klein and Robbins, as well as, publishers montage items. These materials cover products such as Toleware, Craftmaster, Paint the Number and Palmer Paint.

Series 2: General Motors contains random information about the General Motors Corporation.

Series 3: Newspaper Articles contain newspaper clippings from various sources documenting the use and popular culture surrounding Paint-By-Numbers. These articles display advertisement and marketing campaigns used by Klein and Robbins.

Series 4: Photographs contains numerous images of the Paint By Number product from factory construction to exhibit designs, as well as, images of Max Klein, Arthur Godfrey and Jimmy Durante. One image is a demo personal portrait usage by Ike and Mamie Eisenhower.

Series 5: Sketch Transparency with color information (approx. 8.5" x 11") small contains unpainted sketches with transparencies.

Series 6: Blank Sketches with colored pictures (approx. 9.5" x 12") medium contains a series of matching blank sketches accompanied by a colored picture version.

Series 7: Blank Boards contains various numbered Paint-By-Number boards.

Series 8: Completed Paintings contains painted images of various. Series 9: Colored Picture with Sketch contains painted images of various scenes.

Series 10: Colored Pictures painted images of various images and scenes accompanied by transparencies and sketches.

Series 11: Blank Sketches contains blank imagine graphics laid out in typical Paint-By-Numbers scheme.

Series 12: Scrapbooks contains bound and loose leaf pages of materials pertaining to Paint-By-Number advertisement and popular culture.

Series 13: Paint-By-Numbers Kits contains materials used to package and market the Paint-By-Numbers product.

Series 14: Sheet Music contains a score composed by Frank and Dorothy Daniels regarding the possibilities of Paint-By-Number.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 14 series.

Series 1: Advertising

Series 2: General Motors Materials Series 3: Newspaper

Series 4: Photographs Series 5: Sketch Transparency with color information small

Series 6: Blank Sketches with colored pictures (9.5 x 12) medium

Series 7: Blank Boards medium

Series 8: Completed Paintings

Series 9: Colored Picture with Sketch Series 10: Colored Pictures (medium)

Series 11: Blank Sketches (large) Series 12: Scrapbooks

Series 13: Paint-By-Numbers Kits Series 14: Sheet Music
Biographical / Historical:
The concept of paint by numbers was born in the forties when Max Klein, owner of the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit Michigan teamed up with artist Dan Robbins. Dan Robbins was a designer doing free lance artwork such as package designs and children's coloring pictures for Max Klein.

The paint by numbers kits were not a big success when Klein and Robbins attempted to sell them in 1949 under the Craft Master label.

Under the name of Craft Master they produced the first paint by numbers kits. After creating the first 30, Robbins hired artists to help him with the tedious task of making the outlines, creating transparent overlays, painting, printing and proofing artwork.

Both Klein's and Robbins wives spent time painting samples for Craft Master to test and display.

In 1959 Klein sold Craft Master which he set up as a separate company after the product became so successful. It has since gone through several ownerships.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507)

Episode 188, May 1954, Every man a Rembrandt! demonstrates manufacturing painting sets with numbers. Palmer Paint Company, Detroit, Michigan.
Separated Materials:
Related objects located in the Division of Home and Community Life.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jacquelyn Schiffman, 1997, September 21.
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.
Topic:
Art, American -- 1930-1960  Search this
Leisure -- United States  Search this
Painting -- 1930-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Designs
Layouts -- 1930-1960
Sheet music -- 1920-1960
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Paint By Numbers Collection, ca. 1934-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0544
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Paint By Numbers Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0544
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Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera

Collector:
Shanks, Lester  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Slides (photographs)
Photograph albums
Books
Picture postcards
Photographs
Ephemera
Travel brochures
Pamphlets
Newsletters
Postcards
Place:
Switzerland
Baltimore (Md.) -- 19th century
Date:
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
Summary:
The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, 1963-2006, consists of bound albums of black-and-white and color photographs by Shanks documenting covered bridges in the United States and other countries. The series is arranged geographically and then alphabetically. Some of the states have documentation preceding the photographs which lists the counties where the covered bridges he photographed were located. Shanks assigned a number to each state and each county for organization purposes. The number 35-04-03 means Ohio-Ashtabula County-third photograph in the group. The majority of photographs are identified.

In some instances, correspondence, brochures, fliers for covered bridge activities, invitations to covered bridge events, and copies or portions of Covered Bridge Topics, a quarterly journal published by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, containing articles and information relating to covered bridges, are also included. Wooden Covered Spans, the newsletter for the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania is also present. The covered bridge photographs from Switzerland were taken by Leonard Reich.

Series 2, Slides, 1971-1997, consists of color slides taken by Shanks documenting covered bridges in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec, Canada, and Switzerland. The slides depict bridge interiors, side elevations, landscape views surrounding the bridge, river views, views of the road leading up to the bridge, and restoration work. Each slide is labeled with the name of the state/country/province, county and/or township, date, name of bridge and in some instances, the name of the river the bridge spans. Other numbers such as 38-63-22 are also present on the slides and represent a numbering system Shanks applied to his slides, which are keyed to states and counties. Shanks assigned a Roman numeral and Arabic numeral system to some of the slides (e.g. I-1 to I-100) and (13-1 to 13-100). This arrangement has been retained and while there is no key to it, the slides are arranged chronologically.

Series 3, Guide Books, 1876-2009, consists of bound guide books about covered bridges. The most significant of the guide books is theThe Stranger's Guide in Baltimore and its Environs, 1876. This small pocket guide book contains sketches of public buildings, monuments, notable localities, resorts, and suburban drives. The guide book is intended to show strangers where to go and what to see when in Baltimore.

Series 4, Maps, 1850, 1982, contains two maps for the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland.

Series 5, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc, 2005-2010, consists of copies of the Covered Bridges Topics, the official magazine for the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc. (N.S.P.C.B.) and the newsletter for the N.S.P.C.B.

Series 6, Newsclippings, 2006, 2008, consists of two articles fromThe Post Standard, New York about covered bridges.

Series 7, Postcards, 1963-1985, consists of color postcards of covered bridges from a variety of locations in the United States. The postcards are arranged alphabetically by state. Some bear cancelled postmarks, but the majority are blank.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, 1963-2006

Series 2, Slides, 1971-1977

Series 3, Guide Books, 1876-2009

Series 4, Maps, 1850, 1982

Series 5, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc., 2005-2010

Series 6, News clippings, 2006, 2008

Series 7, Postcards, 1963-1985
Biographical / Historical:
Shanks, an employee of Baltimore Gas and Electric for over 40 years, was a covered bridge enthusiast and collector. He set a goal of photographing every covered bridge in America. Lester Shanks died October 10, 2010.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Bridges (series), circa 1818-1940 (AC0060)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Bridges: stereographs, circa 1868-1902 (mostly circa 1875-1880) (AC0060)

Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981 (AC0998)

Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection, 1958-1974 (AC0999)

Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection, 1947-1964 (AC1001)

Lucinda Rudell Covered Bridge Collection, 1942-1979 (AC1028)

Robert Bagby Stereographs and Lantern Slides, 1919; circa 1940-1960 (AC1185)
Provenance:
Donated by Eunice C. Shanks on August 11, 2011.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Bridges -- Switzerland  Search this
Covered bridges -- Switzerland  Search this
Covered bridges -- United States  Search this
Bridges -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Books
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 19th century
Travel brochures
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- Acetate film -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 20th century
Pamphlets -- 1950-2000
Newsletters -- 2000-2010
Postcards
Citation:
Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera, 1876-2010 (bulk 1973-2008), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1244
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Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1244

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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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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T-Net Records

Creator:
Fanning, Michael  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Patents
Date:
1983-2003
Summary:
The collection documents through correspondence, marketing materials, patent materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings, the development of T-Net, a sport that combines electronic game technology with a diamond-shaped court the length of a tennis court and "invisible" nets created by inventor Michael Fanning.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents through correspondence, marketing materials, patent materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings the development of T-Net, a sport that combines electronic game technology with a diamond-shaped court the length of a tennis court and "invisible" nets created by inventor Michael Fanning.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1993-1996, consists of incoming and outgoing letters. Fanning, the inventor of T-Net, corresponds with corporations and investment companies, such as Reebok, Blockbuster Entertainment, Family Dollar and Turner Sports, Inc. to solicit interest and/or financial backing in his product.

Series 2, Financial Materials, 1989-2003, consists of correspondence, invoices, purchase orders, Internal Revenue Service papers, and documentation for incorporating a business.

Series 3, Manufacturing Materials, 1993, consists of handwritten notes and sketches about materials used and lists of potential companies to consult for fabricating the product.

Series 4, Marketing Materials, 1995 and undated, consists of sketches and documentation describing the T-Net system for potential customers.

Series 5, Patent Materials, 1983-2003, consists primarily of correspondence with patent attorneys (Shefte, Pinckney & Sawyer of Charlotte, North Carolina) to patent the T-Net system. Also included are patent-related expenses incurred by Fanning and patents issued to other inventors that are similar to the T-Net system.

Series 6, Photographs, 1980-1990s, consists of color prints showing the T-Net system in use and laid out on a field.

Series 7, Newspaper Clippings, 1993, consists of one folder of photocopied newspaper clippings related to T-Net.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1993-1996

Series 2, Financial Materials, 1989-2003

Series 3, Manufacturing Materials, 1993

Series 4, Marketing Materials, 1995 and undated

Series 5, Patent Materials, 1983-2003

Series 6, Photographs, circa 1980s-990s and undated

Series 7, Newspaper Clippings, 1993
Biographical / Historical:
T-Net (standing for transparent net) was invented by Michael Fanning. Fanning's idea for the game came from hitting a tennis ball over a telephone wire. In 1993, Fanning was issued US Patent 5,259,625 for an apparatus and method for playing a court game. Fanning's company, Tnnnnt (www.tnnnt.net), manufactures and promotes the game. The T-Net court/field is divided in two equal halves with three scoring zones on each side. Games can include up to three players per team or be played one-on-one. The objective is to land the flyer in one of your opponent's three scoring zones, and to catch the flyer to prevent the opponent from scoring. Players move freely on their side of the court but cannot cross the center line. Pole- mounted transmitting devices on each side send light beams across the court creating an electronic net (an electronic sensing beam) for each of the three scoring zones. Players must throw a light-reflective projectile (called a "flyer") through the light field and into one of the scoring zones to get a point. When the projectile passes through the beam, a beep is emitted. If the projectile lands on the ground the pole-mounted device flashes a red light and beeps to confirm a score. Players get one point for activating the middle zone, two points for the back zone and three points for setting off both zones. The first team to achieve twenty-one points wins the game. There are six games per set, three sets per match. The game can be played on a variety of surfaces--pavement, turf, composite, snow, carpet, glass, grass, sand, hardwood or over a swimming pool, and it can be played at night in low light conditions.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts holds related artifacts. See accession 2011.0234.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Michael Fanning on October 24, 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Sports  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Clippings
Patents
Citation:
T-Net, Inc. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Instiution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1255
See more items in:
T-Net Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1255
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Saul Nesbitt Papers

Collector:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archives  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archives  Search this
Creator:
Nesbitt, Saul, 1920-1993.  Search this
Names:
Archway Cookies, Inc.  Search this
Borden's Farm Products Co. of Illinois  Search this
Campbell Soup Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association  Search this
Franco American Food Co.  Search this
Lever Brothers and Unilever, ltd.  Search this
National Distillers and Chemical Corporation  Search this
Nesbitt Associates, Ltd.  Search this
P. Ballantine & Sons  Search this
Philip Morris Incorporated  Search this
Revlon, Inc.  Search this
Schick (Firm)  Search this
Scott Paper Company  Search this
Seagram Company  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Date:
1951 - 1984
Scope and Contents:
Background and biographical information consists of Nesbitt's resume, an artist/designer statement, list of clients and accomplishments of Nesbitt Associates, Ltd., press releases, articles, and photographs of the designer.,The materials in this collection document Nesbitt's work from 1951 through 1984.
The records of the office of public relations cover the years 1955-1963 and include press releases and clippings describing some Nesbitt's products, his theories on consumer motivation, and the results of his surveys, as well as correspondence with members of the press. General office correspondence is boxed separately.
Color slides, color and black & white transparencies, and black & white photographs of most of Nesbitt's designs for packaging from 1951-1981 are included. Oversized materials include books jackets and booklets designed by Nesbitt, as well as some renderings for packaging designs done in color.
Three samples of fitted presentation boxes designed by Nesbitt are included, as well as a prototype for a design award for Parsons School of Design in New York, and two "Multiplication" cubes commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Arrangement:
This collection has been reboxed in archivally-sound containers, but the materials have only been partially processed and arranged. Record groups include: 1) Backgound and Biographical Information; 2) Records of the Public Relations Office, 1955-1963; 3) Correspondence; 4) Slides, Transparencies, and Photographs; 5) Oversized Materials; and 6) Samples.
Biographical / Historical:
Packaging, industrial, and graphic designer. Born in New York City, August 10, 1920. Nesbitt was a student of sculptor Chaim Gross and studied art at many New York institutions including: Art Students League; New York University; Columbia University; Pratt Institute of Art; and the New School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 where he worked as a cartographer and as the head of the visual aid section in a military intelligence training center. In 1945, he joined the staff of Harper's Bazaar magazine where he was an illustrator assisting art director Alexey Brodovich. In 1946, Nesbitt was hired by the industrial design studio of Raymond Loewy as a handletterer and packaging designer.

He worked with Lippincott Industrial Design from 1948 to 1951. Nesbitt opened his own design studio, Nesbitt Associates, Ltd. in 1951. The firm specialized in package design, trademarks, and corporate identities. Some of his most recognizable designs were for the label for Campbell's Soup and the Florists' Telegraph Delivery (F.T.D.) Winged Mercury 'Interflora' figure, still used today. Nesbitt's other clients included: Franco American; Revlon; Ballantine Beer; Borden; Champion spark plugs; Kodak; Philip Morris cigarettes; Schick razors; and Archway cookies. In addition, Nesbitt developed the "Karry Kit" for Ballantine Beer which came to be widely used and known as the six pack.

Nesbitt was known for his revealing studies and surveys of the buying needs and preferences of the "average American housewife" and consumers in general. His opinions on what he referred to as "underpackaging" were widely publicized in professional magazines and journals. In 1984, Nesbitt retired from the design field and went to California to resume his career as a sculptor until his death in 1993.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the designer's wife, Mrs. Saul Nesbitt, in 1994.
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.
Occupation:
Industrial designers  Search this
Packaging designers  Search this
Graphic designers  Search this
Topic:
Consumers -- Research  Search this
Consumers' preferences -- United States  Search this
Housewives as consumers  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Citation:
Saul Nesbitt Papers, 1951-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1275
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Saul Nesbitt Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1275

Dan Friedman Papers

Creator:
Friedman, Dan, 1945-1995  Search this
Names:
Allgemeie Gewerbeschule  Search this
Anspach Grossman Portugal, Inc.  Search this
Bergdorf Goodman, New York  Search this
Bonwit Teller & Co.  Search this
Citibank (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Gran Fury  Search this
Hochschule für Gestaltung (Ulm, Germany)  Search this
Jeffrey Deitch Art Advisory Services  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Neotu (Gallery)  Search this
Pentagram Design  Search this
State University of New York at Purchase  Search this
WilliWear (Firm)  Search this
Yale University -- General subdivision--Catalogs  Search this
Deitch, Jeffrey  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Stationery
Clippings
Statistics
Correspondence
Photographs
Lecture notes
Speeches
Sketches
Slides
Brochures
Mechanicals
Transparencies
Financial records
Articles
Date:
1967 - 1995
Scope and Contents:
General correspondence files contain all communications that do not pertain to a specific project. Because Friedman's personal life and business were so interconnected, many of his business associates also shared personal correspondence with the designer.,Materials in this collection document Friedman's work from 1967, as a student, until his death in 1995.

Files that document his affiliations with Yale University and the State University of New York at Purchase include administrative memos, proposals, lecture outlines, syllabi, bibliographies, examples of students' work, and design projects Friedman did for each school. A copy of the goals and objectives of the Division of Visual Arts within the School of the Arts at SUNY Purchase written by Friedman is included.

Project files include business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts, clippings, photographs, and slides. In the case of his graphic projects, some samples of stationery and brochures are included. Extensive documentation exists for Friedman's projects for Citibank, WilliWear, National Public Radio, and Bonwit Teller. Some correspondence is in German. Friedman's lecture notes, proposals for articles and books, and drafts of many articles are included. Clippings of articles on the designer and his work are arranged chronologically.

Research files consist of articles and Friedman's notes on topics of interest to him, such as typography, structure, simultaneity, and information theory. Photographs, slides, and transparencies of many of Friedman's projects, his sources of inspiration, and the work of his students are included.
Arrangement:
Record Groups include:

1: General Correspondence

2: University Affiliations

3: Project Files

4: Lectures and Writings

5: Clippings

6: Research Materials

7: Photographs and Slides
Biographical / Historical:
Educator, graphic and furniture designer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, 1945. Friedman recieved a BFA from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburg, PA. He studied graphic design at Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Ulm, and studied with Armin Hofmann and Wolfgang Weingart at Allgemeine Gewerbeschule, Basel. Friedman returned to America in 1969 and began his career as graphic designer for large corporations.

He worked with the firm Anspach Grossman Portugal as a senior designer from 1975 to 1977. Friedman contributed significantly to what came to be known as "post-modern" or "new wave" typography in the 1970s. He taught graphic design at Yale University, 1970-73. He became Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Board of Study in Design at the State University of New York at Purchase, 1972-1975. Friedman designed catalogs and brochures for both universities. Friedman worked with Pentagram Design in New York City from 1979 to 1984. He designed corporate identity programs, posters, publications, packaging, letterheads, and logos, for clients such as Citibank, and Williwear.

Friedman was a long-time friend of artist Keith Haring, and designed the book, "Keith Haring", 1982. He was the author of "Dan Friedman: Radical Modernism", 1994, and co-authored with Jeffrey Deitch, "Cultural Geometry", 1988, and "Artificial Nature", 1990. He designed the books "New Italian Design", 1990, and "Post Human", 1992. He also designed furniture, lighting, screens, wall elements, and interiors. Many of his furniture designs were done especially for Galerie Noetu in Paris. Among his best known furniture designs are the 1989 Virgin Screen, 1989 Zoid sofa and chair, and the Three Mile Island lamps.

Friedman served as the Frank Stanton Professor of Graphic Design at the Cooper Union in New York city, from 1994 until his death in 1995.
Related Materials:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department

Hundreds of designs for letterheads, logos, business cards, invitations, greeting cards, furniture, lighting, screens, office interiors, shoppings bags and gift boxes, calendars, packaging, weather pattern diagrams and maps, book covers, and posters

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department

"U.S.A." table and dome-shaped floor lamp.,.

Friedman's work can be found in the collections of the following museums: Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Seibu, Tokyo; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; and Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the museum by the designer's brother, Ken Friedman in 1995.
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:
Graphic designers  Search this
Packaging designers  Search this
Topic:
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Design education -- United States  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Furniture design -- United States  Search this
Signs and symbols -- Design  Search this
Letterheads -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Printing  Search this
Postmodernism -- United States  Search this
Posters -- Design  Search this
Book design -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stationery
Clippings
Statistics
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Lecture notes
Speeches
Sketches
Slides
Brochures
Mechanicals
Transparencies
Financial records
Articles
Citation:
Dan Friedman Papers, 1967-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1277
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Dan Friedman Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1277
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Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides

Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Miller, Richard H.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1900-1991
Summary:
This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is made up of postcards and photographic slides of bridges collected and organizedby Miller. Many of the postcards were sent by others before being purchased by Miller and include messages, postmarks and secondhand prices. A small number of postcards appear to have been sent to Miller by friends, while the remainder do not have any dates or notations. The slides are captioned.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Postcards, undated

Series 2: Slides, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Richard H. Miller (1913-2015) was an an industrial engineer and bridge enthusiast. A longtime resident of Cheshire, Connecticut, Miller collected postcards and slides of famous bridges as a lifelong hobby.
Provenance:
Donated by Richard H. Miller in 1991.
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.
Topic:
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0950
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Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0950

Andre Piette Collection

Collector:
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Donor:
Magdoff, Sam  Search this
Magdoff, Sam  Search this
Creator:
Piette, Andre, 1934-1984 (ceramic designer, artist)  Search this
Names:
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Drawings
Design drawings
Christmas cards
Designs
Clippings
Tracings
Wrapping materials
Date:
1954-1979
Summary:
Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a wide range of materials documenting Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles. The materials are the product of the Piette's early years in the United States (1960s) as a landscape artist in New England and as an associate of Norman Rockwell and of his later work for Tiffany & Company as a freelance designer. As an employee of Tiffany, Piette designed the White House china set for Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. Materials documenting this effort—White House China—are the largest series in the collection. Other design work includes cards, silver, parquet flooring, and china. There also are drawings and tracings not associated with specific functional products.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: White House China, 1967-1970, undated

Series 2: Other Designs, undated

Series 3: Andre Piette Scrapbook, undated

Series 4: Oversize, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Piette, artist and designer, spent his early years studying at the Academie Royale De Beaux-Arts in Liege, Belgium. He is noted for his designs of Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and wallpaper. In 1968 he was commissioned by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson to design a set of White House state china, consisting of 2,500 pieces.
Provenance:
Donated by Sam Magdoff, Dean of Continuing Education, Parsons School of Design, July 29, 1985.
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.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Ceramics -- Design  Search this
Design -- United States  Search this
Wallpaper -- Design  Search this
Designers  Search this
White House china  Search this
Christmas card design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Drawings -- 1950-1990
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Christmas cards
Designs
Clippings -- 1950-2000
Tracings
Wrapping materials -- Design
Citation:
Andre Piette Collection, 1954-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0129
See more items in:
Andre Piette Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0129
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