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"Upon this occasion"... a loan exhibition of important presentation silver from colonial times to today, Gallery of the Towle Silversmiths, Newburyport, Mass., June 1 to Nov. 1, 1955

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1955
1955]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7112 .T74
NK7112.T74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37286

Emily Nathan papers, circa 1943-1985

Creator:
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210242
AAA_collcode_nathemil2
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210242

Emily Nathan papers

Creator:
Nathan, Emily  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution -- Public relations.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company -- Public relations  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis, 1912-  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Photographer:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1943-1985
Scope and Contents:
The papers of public relations consultant and journalist Emily Nathan measure 5.0 linear feet and date from circa 1943-1985. Included are files on clients, among them Towle Manufacturing and its gallery; the Smithsonian Institution, including the Archives of American Art, Radio Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery.
Interviews conducted by Nathan for Radio Smithsonian include New York, N.Y. cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970), 1970; art historian and writer Richard B. K. McLanathan, 1970; Director of the Archives of American Art William E. Woolfenden, 1970, Abram Lerner, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and art collector Joseph Hirshhorn, 1969. Also found is an interview of William Woolfenden May 6, 1983 upon his retirement as Director of the Archives of American Art.
Among the correspondence are letters to Georgia O'Keeffe regarding a pending oral history with the sculptors Dorothy Dehner and David Smith and a letter from museum administrator and lecturer Daniel Catton Rich expressing his pleasure at having met Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulous in Athens, Greece and describes the painting by Jannis that he purchased for the Worcester Art Museum. The majority of the photographs are of personalities long associated with the Archives of American Art. There are two photographs of Jasper Johns, and one each of Mark Rothko and Tony Smith, all taken by Hans Namuth, 1960.
Also found is a folder of material assembled by Nathan regarding Jose de Creeft's story, as told to Nathan, of his pet rooster, intended by Nathan to be submitted for publication under the title "Roosty Was My Friend." Included are an introduction by Nathan, providing biographical information on de Creeft; sample text for the story (2 pages) and an outline for the remainder (3 pages), 24 drawings by de Creeft illustrating the story; and a photograph of de Creeft with a wire sculpture of Roosty, 1957, taken by Budd studio.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Nathan (1907-1999) was a journalist and public relations consultant specializing in arts and cultural heritage institutions.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1988 by Emily Nathan and in 2000 by the Emily Nathan estate, via Edgar S. Nathan, III, executor. The letter to Nathan from Daniel Catton Rich was donated by Rich, 1977.
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:
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Public relations consultants  Search this
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nathemil2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nathemil2

Sculpture in silver from islands in time; [catalog of an exhibition sponsored by Towle Silversmiths and the American Federation of Arts. Participating museums: Brooklyn Museum, September 14 - October 16 ... M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, January 8 -January 29; Seattle Art Museum, February 12 - March 4]

Author:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1955
1955]
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NB1240 .A4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668915

Don Wallance collection

Creator:
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Laboratory School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
H.E. Lauffer Co.  Search this
Hard Manuacturing Company  Search this
Lincoln Center Theater (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Youth Administration  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
United States. Army -- Barracks and quarters  Search this
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Clippings
Invoices
Patents
Photographs
Blueprints
Speeches
Press releases
Drawings
Articles
Sketches
Date:
1936-1990
Summary:
This collection documents Wallance's career from his enrollment in the Design Laboratory School in 1936 to his death in 1990.Included are his designs for tableware, furniture, and household accessories, as well as material on his research and writings. This collection consists of sketches, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and reference materials, in addition to publicity and promotional materials. Extensive documentation exists on Wallance's pioneering designs for stainless steel flatware for H. E. Lauffer Company and his experimental furniture for the U.S. Army, Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Hard Manufacturing Company. Thorough documentation of his research for his landmark book, "Shaping America's Products," is included. The collection also contains a substantial amount of information on the Design Laboratory School, the first industrial design school in the United States to be patterned after the Bauhaus.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into eight record groups: 1) Industrial Design Projects; 2) "Shaping America's Products"; 3) Other Activities; 4) General Correspondence; 5) Business Records; 6) Biographical Material; 7) Reference Material; and 8) Photographs and Slides. Within each record group, materials are arranged by client, or in lieu of a client, by project name.

Letter size, legal size, and oversized materials, photographs, slides, film, and video are all boxed separately. Where possible, subjects have been cross referenced between the various sizes and types of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Metalworker, furniture and industrial designer. Born New York City, September 26, 1909. Wallance graduated New York University in 1930 with a B.A. in English Literature. He traveled to northern Europe where he was exposed to the International Style in architecture and design. Upon returning to the United States, he went to work in his father's furniture store and saw the need for more inventive designs in retail furnishings. He attended Design Laboratory School in New York City from its inception in 1936 until it closed its doors in 1940.

From 1941-2, Wallance served as the state of Louisiana's technical and design director for the National Youth Administration, established in 1940 by President Roosevelt to help build a young, technically capable work force. During World War II, Wallance designed mass-produced furniture for servicemen's families living abroad for the Office of the Quartermaster General, Washington. He began designing tableware, cutlery, and accessories for H.E. Lauffer in 1951.

Among his most recognizable designs for Lauffer were Design One, a highly sculptural, brushed stainless steel flatware created in 1953, and Design Ten, a colored plastic flatware created in 1978-79. Both designs are now produced by Towle Manufacturing Company. ln addition, Wallance designed auditorium seating in steel and upholstered polyurethane foam for Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center in 1964 and hospital furniture in steel and plastics for Hard Manufacturing Company in 1965. Wallance is best known for his book, "Shaping America's Products", 1956, which remains a seminal study of the relationship of craftsmanship to industry.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department. Approximately 100 items, consisting of models, prototypes, and production pieces of flatware, cutlery, and other items.
Provenance:
These materials were donated to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in 1991 by David M. and Gregory J. Wallance, sons of the designer.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Furniture designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Shaping America's Products  Search this
Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Cookware  Search this
Flatware -- United States  Search this
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Clippings
Invoices
Patents
Photographs
Blueprints
Speeches
Press releases
Drawings
Articles
Sketches
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1991-81-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1991-81-1

Newbury: a pattern of flatware made in sterling silver by the Towle Mfg. Company; with some history of Newbury: Massachusetts and its progenitor Newbury: England

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Tilton, George P (George Prescott)  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l, 67, [1] p. incl. illus., plates. 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Newbury (Mass.)
Newbury (England)
Date:
1907
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TS735.T7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249579

"Colonial" 1910 catalogue reprint / edited by Benjamin A. Randolph

Title:
Colonial book of Newburyport & vicinity
Author:
Tilton, George P (George Prescott)  Search this
Randolph, Benjamin A  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Subject:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Physical description:
[3], 78, [1] p. : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Newburyport (Mass.)
Date:
1997
1910
C1997
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F74.N55 C65 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517800

An outline of the life and works of Col. Paul Revere; with a partial catalogue of silverware bearing his name

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Subject:
Revere, Paul 1735-1818  Search this
Physical description:
35, [59], 63, [1] p., 1 l. front., illus 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Newburyport (Mass.)
Date:
1901
[c1901]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Statesman--Biography  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Call number:
F69.R45 T74 1901
F69.R45T74 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411137

The story of sterling

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Topic:
Silverwork--History  Search this
Call number:
NK7106 .T74 1954
NK7106.T74 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411171

Georgian: a pattern of spoons, forks and all other pieces of table flat ware is partly shown in this book, in which is also given an account of the chief events of the war of the revolution and the acts of oppression which preceded and provoked it; to which are added sundry pictures of places and things identified with this momentous conflict

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Tilton, George P (George Prescott)  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1899
C1899]
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
E209.T74X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347395

The colonial book of the Towle Mfg. Co. Which is intended to delineate and describe some quaint and historic places in Newburyport and vicinity and show the origin and beauty of the colonial pattern of silverware

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Tilton, George P (George Prescott)  Search this
Bradley, Will 1868-1962  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. illus. (incl. double map) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Newburyport (Mass.)
Date:
1898
C1898]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
F74.N55 T63 1898X
F74.N55T63 1898X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380642

LIFE AND SERVICES OF BENJ. FRANKLIN...AND A CATALOGUE..

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Silverwork--History  Search this
Call number:
016428
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_224679

The life and services of Benj. Franklin, with some of the proverbs of Poor Richard, and a catalogue of the Benj. Franklin pattern of sterling silver tableware ..

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., [3] 88 p. incl. front. (port.) illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1905
C1905
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
E302.6.F8T74X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257546

Towle - the more beautiful sterling w/2 inserts / Towle Silversmiths

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1979
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Call number:
31869
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270169

It's easy to own beautiful Towle sterling / Towle Silversmiths

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1954
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Call number:
31868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270170

Presents a complete array of patterns in Towle sterling / Towle Silversmiths

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1952
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Call number:
31867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270171

Towle's King Richard sterling flatware pieces / Towle Silversmiths

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
Nd
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Call number:
31866
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270172

Moulton hand wrought solid sterling silver April 1, 1954/ Towle Silversmiths

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1954
Topic:
Silverware  Search this
Call number:
31861
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270175

An account of the life of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Dumotier, marquis de La Fayette ... with illustrations of the La Fayette pattern of sterling silver tableware

Author:
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
Subject:
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier marquis de 1757-1834  Search this
Physical description:
66 p. front. (port.) illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1907
[c1907]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
E207.L2 T74
E207.L2T74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112725

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