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Oral history interview with Arthur J. Pulos, 1980 July 31-1982 Dec. 5

Interviewee:
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997  Search this
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Pulos Design Associates  Search this
Syracuse University. School of Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Interviews  Search this
Silversmiths -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11604
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211989
AAA_collcode_pulos80
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211989
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Arthur J. Pulos papers, 1935-[ca. 1980s], bulk 1947-1960

Creator:
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997  Search this
Pulos, Arthur J., 1917-1997  Search this
Subject:
Pulos Design Associates  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Creative Buildings (Firm)  Search this
Midwest-Designer Craftsmen Society  Search this
Syracuse University. Dept. of Industrial Design  Search this
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8843
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211028
AAA_collcode_puloarth
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211028

Arthur J. Pulos papers

Creator:
Pulos, Arthur J.  Search this
Names:
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Creative Buildings (Firm)  Search this
Midwest-Designer Craftsmen Society  Search this
Pulos Design Associates  Search this
Syracuse University. Dept. of Industrial Design  Search this
Extent:
61.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1935-[ca. 1980s]
bulk 1947-1960
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, notes, sketches and renderings, exhibition and subject files, teaching files, financial records and clippings document Pulos' career and involvement in industrial design and crafts organizations.
ADDITION: Biographical information; correspondence; writings and notes; teaching files; drawings; and research files. The bulk of the addition pertains to his years as head of industrial design at Syracuse University and his professional writings and affiliations relating to industrial design.
Biographical / Historical:
Silversmith, industrial designer, educator, author, Syracuse, N.Y. Born 1917. Died Jan. 15, 1997. Taught design for several years at the University of Illinois and at Syracuse University where he also chaired the Dept. of Industrial Design. Founded and managed Pulos Design Associates. Involved in many crafts and industrial design organizations and author of several books.
Related Materials:
Arthur J. Pulos papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated by Arthur J. Pulos, 1983-1994 and in 1997 by Pulos' widow Elizabeth and their three children.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Silversmiths  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Handicraft -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.puloarth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a50dfc07-efc1-43b8-91af-241d0d60918e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-puloarth

Oral history interview with Arthur J. Pulos

Interviewee:
Pulos, Arthur J.  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Pulos Design Associates  Search this
Syracuse University. School of Art  Search this
Extent:
300 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 July 31-1982 Dec. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arthur J. Pulos conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art.
Pulos speaks of his childhood as the son of Greek immigrants in Pennsylvania, his education in design at the Carnegie Institute, his World War II experience in aircraft design and metal fabrication, and his development as a silversmith at the University of Oregon. He discusses his chairmanship of the Design Department, Syracuse University, 1955-1982; his industrial design firm in Syracuse, New York; and his involvement in American and international design and crafts organizations.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur J. Pulos (1917-1997) was a silversmith, industrial designer, and educator of Syracuse, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels and 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hr., 16 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Interviews  Search this
Silversmiths -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pulos80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95fe2c5cd-33a8-46e9-857b-83cea8e8f6e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pulos80
Online Media:

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