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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, N.Y.)  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  Search this
Deitch, Jeffrey  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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 but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c9370065-18f4-4795-a44a-a44bdc444b6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1277
Online Media:

Talk : NPR's Susan Stamberg considers all things / Susan Stamberg

Author:
Stamberg, Susan 1938-  Search this
Subject:
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 380 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
Call number:
CT275.S777 A1 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515468

Afropop worldwide ... listener's guide

Title:
Afropop worldwide listener's guide
Author:
World Music Productions  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Musicians, Black--Directories  Search this
Blacks in the performing arts--Directories  Search this
Radio programs, Musical  Search this
Call number:
ML12 .A258
ML12.A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426181

Interview with Sokari Douglas Camp, Nigerian sculptor, November 6, 1988 [sound recording.]

Author:
Douglas Camp, Sokari 1958-  Search this
Stanberg, Susan  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Douglas Camp, Sokari 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette (8 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1988
Topic:
Sculpture, Nigerian  Search this
Call number:
ptp 51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_361430

National Public Radio : the cast of characters / by Mary Collins ; with photographs by Jerome Liebling and Murray Bognovitz

Author:
Collins, Mary 1961-  Search this
Subject:
National Public Radio (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
150 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Public radio--History  Search this
Radio broadcasters--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022608

Jazz profiles. Nat Adderley [sound recording]

Title:
Nat Adderly
Jazz profiles from NPR. Nat Adderly
Author:
Adderley, Nat 1931-2000  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Adderley, Nat 1931-2000  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Cornet players  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000732
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975904

Jazz profiles. Gene Ammons, 75th birthday tribute [sound recording]

Title:
Gene Ammons, 75th birthday tribute
Jazz profiles from NPR. Gene Ammons, 75th birthday tribute
Author:
Ammons, Gene  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Ammons, Gene  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Saxophonists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000733
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975905

Jazz profiles. The wonderful world of Louis Armstrong. Armstrong's world (Ambassador Satch) [sound recording]

Title:
Wonderful world of Louis Armstrong. Armstrong's world (Ambassador Satch)
Armstrong's world (Ambassador Satch)
Author:
Armstrong, Louis 1901-1971  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Luce, Jim  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Armstrong, Louis 1901-1971  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Trumpet players  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000734
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975906

Jazz profiles. Ray Barretto [sound recording]

Title:
Ray Barretto
Jazz profiles from NPR. Ray Barretto
Author:
Barretto, Ray  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Barretto, Ray  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Conga players  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000735
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975907

Jazz profiles. Andy Bey [sound recording]

Title:
Andy Bey
Jazz profiles from NPR. Andy Bey
Author:
Bey, Andy  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Bey, Andy  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz singers  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000736
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975909

Jazz profiles. Hoagy Carmichael, 100th birthday tribute [sound recording]

Title:
Hoagy Carmichael, 100th birthday tribute
Jazz profiles from NPR. Hoagy Carmichael, 100th birthday tribute
Author:
Carmichael, Hoagy 1899-1981  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Hoagy 1899-1981  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz singers  Search this
Composers  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000737
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975910

Jazz profiles. Rosemary Clooney [sound recording]

Title:
Rosemary Clooney
Jazz profiles from NPR. Rosemary Clooney
Author:
Clooney, Rosemary  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Clooney, Rosemary  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz singers  Search this
Singers  Search this
Jazz vocals  Search this
Call number:
disc 000738
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975923

Jazz profiles. Buddy Collette [sound recording]

Title:
Buddy Collette
Jazz profiles from NPR. Buddy Collette
Author:
Collette, Buddy 1921-2010  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Collette, Buddy 1921-2010  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Saxophonists  Search this
Flute players  Search this
Clarinetists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000739
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_975927

Jazz profiles. John Coltrane [sound recording] : 75th birthday tribute

Title:
John Coltrane : 75th birthday tribute
Jazz profiles from NPR. John Coltrane
Author:
Coltrane, John 1926-1967  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Coltrane, John 1926-1967  Search this
Physical description:
2 sound discs (116 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Saxophonists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000740
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976036

Jazz profiles. Chick Corea [sound recording] : 60th birthday tribute

Title:
Chick Corea : 60th birthday tribute
Jazz profiles from NPR. Chick Corea, 60th birthday
Author:
Corea, Chick  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Corea, Chick  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recording 60th birthday tributes
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000741
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976039

Jazz profiles. Miles Davis 75th birthday tribute [sound recording]

Title:
Miles Davis 75th birthday tribute
Jazz profiles from NPR. Miles Davis, 75th b-day
Author:
Davis, Miles  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Miles  Search this
Physical description:
2 sound discs (116 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Trumpet players  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000742
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976043

Jazz profiles. Tommy Flanagan [sound recording]

Title:
Tommy Flanagan
Jazz profiles from NPR. Tommy Flanagan
Author:
Flanagan, Tommy  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Flanagan, Tommy  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000743
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976059

Jazz profiles. Chico Hamilton [sound recording]

Title:
Chico Hamilton
Jazz profiles from NPR. Chico Hamilton
Author:
Hamilton, Chico 1921-  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Chico 1921-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000744
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976061

Jazz profiles. Bobby Hutcherson [sound recording]

Title:
Bobby Hutcherson
Jazz profiles from NPR. Bobby Hutcherson
Author:
Hutcherson, Bobby  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Hutcherson, Bobby  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Vibraphonists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000745
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976160

Jazz profiles. Keith Jarrett [sound recording]

Title:
Keith Jarrett
Jazz profiles from NPR. Keith Jarrett
Author:
Jarrett, Keith  Search this
Wilson, Nancy 1937-  Search this
Owens, Tim  Search this
National Public Radio (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Jarrett, Keith  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc (58 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Biography
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
disc 000746
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976193

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