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Architecture and Urban Design

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Extent:
(oversized items housed in Box 42)
Container:
Box 30, Folder 13-19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 7: Printed Material / Publications by Subject
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw954512c0b-cb09-48ab-bb98-d311d5b68cc0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccoesth-ref1062
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Oversized Printed Material on Architecture and Urban Design

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Extent:
(See also Box 30, Folders 13-19)
Container:
Box 42, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 7: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dd66767c-426b-4160-aa7c-aa478406ac93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccoesth-ref1078

Disney's land Walt Disney and the invention of the amusement park that changed the world Richard Snow

Author:
Snow, Richard 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 408 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations, map 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Disneyland (Calif.)
California
Disneyland
Date:
2019
Topic:
Architecture, American  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Entertainment  Search this
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century  Search this
ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)  Search this
Architecture  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1116207

Citizen Science and Biophilic Cities, the Great Experiment

Author:
Baker-Whatton, Megan  Search this
Costello, Robert  Search this
Kays, Roland W.  Search this
Forrester, Tavis  Search this
Schuttler, Stephanie  Search this
McShea, William  Search this
Waldstein Parsons, Arielle  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2017
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Animals  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Animal health  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_145118

Pepper, Beverly - Correspondence

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 62, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979, 1988, 1990-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a22d17fa-ffca-48a8-a71e-063beab3bf06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref3072
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Letters (1980s)

Collection Creator:
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Knoll Bassett papers
Florence Knoll Bassett papers / Series 6: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eca55378-8bff-485e-9bb1-07b95a952734
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-knolflor-ref61
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Federal art program papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry L. Hopkins

Creator:
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946  Search this
Names:
American Institute of Architects  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
United States. President (1933-1945 : Roosevelt)  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Chambless, Edgar, d. 1936  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
4 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1932-1942
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of Roosevelt, Edward Bruce, Nelson Rockefeller, Hopkins, George Biddle, William Zorach, Olin Dows, Rockwell Kent and others regarding the Public Works of Art Project, the Federal Theater Project, and the Federal Art Project; reports on regional Federal Art Project offices in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Pennsylvania; shipping receipts for works of art; clippings; photographs of works of art; correspondence between White House staff and members of the American Institute of Architects concerning federal architecture, 1934; correspondence of Edgar Chambless regarding his urban design, "Roadtown"; and miscellaneous correspondence.
Biographical / Historical:
President of the United States of America, 1933-1945. Instituted the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its programs. Harry L. Hopkins was the Director of the WPA. The Federal Art Project was one of five projects in Federal Project No. 1 of the WPA. Holger Cahill was director.
Provenance:
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library donated the microfilm copies of these papers to AAA in 1982. The microfilming was done by the donor.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park N.Y. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.roosfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99e7cc37c-288c-4fe3-a04f-5d9d39f8e4e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-roosfran

Biographical Material and Letters

Collection Creator:
Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014  Search this
Grinstein, Elyse, 1929-2016  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-2008
Scope and Contents:
Scattered biographical material includes Elyse Grinstein's 1980 passport, three awards Elyse received, and a demonstration flight certificate for Stanley Grinstein. Also found are Elyse Grinstein's undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and documentation of her application to the Graduate program in Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, with a recommendation from Frank O. Gehry.

Event records include catering menus, invoices, and receipts for parties, fundraisers, and receptions held primarily at the Grinstein home. One menu is signed by attendees at a restaurant in Taos, New Mexico, in December 2006. Also found are printouts of an email about a 2007 party for Vija Celmins including photos of the party, and a photo of a mock cover of Architectural Digest featuring the Grinsteins.

School ephemera consists of Elyse Grinstein's copies of an elementary school publication and a 1948 sorority pledge publication.

Two folders of letters document support of political candidates with thank you cards and letters from Barbara Boxer, Michael Dukakis, and Sheila Kuehl, and a letter from California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., inviting people to a meeting at the Grinstein home. Also found is a letter from Newport Harbor Art Museum thanking the Grinsteins for their support, and other letters and cards from friends and family. Of note is a photocopy of a letter, probably from Walter Hopps to Betty Asher, recording the writer's impressions of the 1962 Venice Biennale.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Identifier:
AAA.grinstan, Series 1
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Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97c36e6ff-1298-44c6-a9d8-c5dacbc82f43
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-grinstan-ref5

National Design Awards 2013 - Winners' Panel

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-16T00:31:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_I85tEx_CSwU

Design Talks: Chris Reed

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-04-18T00:17:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_dYpyAx_KfrQ

Design Talk | Reimagining Mobility: Designing the Connected City

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-02-28T15:08:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eV1bycB0llc

Design Talks: Clive Wilkinson

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-03-06T01:05:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_w5h5YqPvH0c

Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair

Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Souvenirs
Photographs
Pamphlets
Guidebooks
Exhibition posters--1930-1940
Diaries
Ephemera
Film transparencies
Motion picture film
Posters
Place:
Flushing Meadows Park (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1835-2000, undated
Summary:
Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.
Scope and Contents:
Collection primarily documents the conception, planning, construction, management, and operations of the 1939 New York World's Fair located in Flushing Meadows, New York. Materials provide historical context and cultural significance as recorded in publications, artwork, photographs, ephemera, postcards, maps, plans, exhibitor's literature, souvenirs, and motion picture film. Most of the materials were primarily created for people who attended the fair. Some of the materials include scrapbooks created by fair visitors to document their experiences. There is a significant amount of material relating to other fairs, New York tourism, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO) and the World's Fair Collector's Society. Other forms of entertainment such as festivals, the Olympic games, and Disney World are also found among these materials. There is little information relating to Edward Orth's personal and professional life as a city planner. The collection is arranged into eleven series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eleven series.

Series 1, Edward J. Orth Personal Papers, 1915-1989, undated

Subseries 1.1, Correspondence, 1939-1989

Subseries 1.2, Other Materials, 1915-1989, undated

Series 2, Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO) and World's Fair Collector's Society, Incorporated Records, 1942-1990, undated

Subseries 2.1, General Information, 1960-1988, undated

Subseries 2.2, Correspondence, 1942-1990, undated

Subseries 2.3, Classified and Wanted Advertisements, 1956-1988, undated

Subseries 2.4, Financial Records, 1976-1989

Subseries 2.5, Newsletters, 1969-1988, undated

Subseries 2.6, Membership Materials, 1970s-1989, undated

Series 3, New York World's Fair, Incorporated Records, 1900-1988, undated

Subseries 3.1, Administrative Files, 1900-1977, undated

Subseries 3.2, Amusement Zone, 1937-1940, undated

Subseries 3.3, Communications and Business Systems Zone, 1939-1965, undated

Subseries 3.4, Community Interest Zone, 1939-1949, undated

Subseries 3.5, Food Zone, 1939-1975

Subseries 3.6, Government Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.7, Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.8, Transportation Zone, 1939-1940

Subseries 3.9, Ephemera, 1938-1988, undated

Series 4, Photographic Materials, 1939-1968, undated

Subseries 4.1, General, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.2, Amusement Area, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.3, Business Systems Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.4, Communications Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.5, Community Interest Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.6, Food Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.7, Government Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.8, Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.9, Transportation Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.10, Miscellaneous, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.11, Oversize Photographs, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.12, Color Slides, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 4.13, Color Transparencies, 1940-1942, undated

Subseries 4.14, Edward Orth, 1967-1968

Series 5, Scrapbooks, 1938-1981

Series 6, Postcards, 1906-1985, undated

Subseries 6.1, Amusement Area, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.2, Business Systems Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.3, Communications Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.4, Community Interest Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.5, Food Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.6, Government Zone, International, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.7, Government Zone, Federal and States, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.8, Production and Distribution Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.9, Transportation Zone, 1939-1940, undated

Subseries 6.10, General, 1940, undated

Subseries 6.11, By Type, 1906-1985, undated

Series 7, Publications Related to World's Fairs, 1922-1989, undated

Subseries 7.1, Magazines, 1922-1988, undated

Subseries 7.2, Newspaper Articles, 1935-1989, undated

Subseries 7.3, Other Publications, 1937-1989, undated

Subseries 7.4, Other Subjects, 1962-1989

Series 8, Materials Relating to Other Fairs, 1851-2000, undated

Subseries 8.1, Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or Crystal Palace Exhibition, 1851

Subseries 8.2, Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, 1853-1853

Subseries 8.3, International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine or Centennial International Exhibition, 1876

Subseries 8.4, World's Columbian Exposition or Chicago World's Fair, 1893

Subseries 8.5, Exposition Internationale D'Anvers, Antwerp, Belgium

Subseries 8.6, Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, 1897

Subseries 8.7, Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1898

Subseries 8.8, Expositions, 1901

Subseries 8.9, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1906

Subseries 8.10, Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, 1907

Subseries 8.11, Alaska, Yukon, Pacific Exposition, 1909

Subseries 8.12, Panama-California Exposition, 1915-1916

Subseries 8.13, Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts, and Industries, 1918

Subseries 8.14, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1926

Subseries 8.15, Barcelona International Exposition, 1929

Subseries 8.16, L'Exposition Coloniale, Paris, 1931

Subseries 8.17, Olympics, 1932

Subseries 8.18, A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933

Subseries 8.19, Expositions, 1933-1935

Subseries 8.20, Expositions, 1936-1937

Subseries 8.21, Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, 1937

Subseries 8.22, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939

Subseries 8.23, Festival of Britain, Britain, London, United Kingdom, 1951

Subseries 8.24, Milan Fair, 1955

Subseries 8.25, Exposition Universelle et venti Internationale de Bruxelles, 1958

Subseries 8.26, American National Exhibition, 1959

Subseries 8.27, New York's World Fair, 1961-1977, undated

Subseries 8.28, Century 21 Exhibition, 1961-1962

Subseries 8.29, International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, 1967

Subseries 8.30, Long Beach, California, 1967-1968

Subseries 8.31, HemisFair 68, 1968

Subseries 8.32, Expo 70 or Japan World Exposition, 1970

Subseries 8.33, Expo 74 or International Exposition on the Environment

Subseries 8.34, Expo 75 or International Ocean Exposition, 1975

Subseries 8.35, American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976, 1976

Subseries 8.36, Queen's Bicentennial Festival, 1975-1976

Subseries 8.37, Plovdiv International Exhibition of 1981 or Expo 81

Subseries 8.38, Kobe Port Island Exposition or Portopia 81, 1981

Subseries 8.39, Knoxville International Energy Exposition or 1982 World's Fair, 1982

Subseries 8.40, Louisiana World Exposition, 1984

Subseries 8.41, Games of the XXIII Olympiad, 1984

Subseries 8.42, The International Exposition, Tsukuba, Japan or The International Science Technology Exposition, 1985

Subseries 8.43, Queen's Festival, 1985

Subseries 8.44, 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication or Expo 86, 1986

Subseries 8.45, World Expo 88, 1988

Subseries 8.46, Universal Exposition of Seville or Expo 92, 1992

Subseries 8.47, Expo 2000, 2000

Subseries 8.48, Other Events and Celebrations, 1886-1989

Subseries 8.49, Combined Fairs, 1968-1994

Subseries 8.50, General information about world's fairs, 1964-1980

Series 9, Ephemera, 1892-1989, undated

Subseries 9.1, New York and New York World's Fair, 1892-1989, undated

Subseries 9.2, Other States and Countries, 1835, 1939, undated

Subseries 9.3, Motion Picture Film and Entertainment, 1937-1981, undated

Series 10, Audio Visual Materials, 1939, 1964-1965, undated

Subseries 10.1, Moving Images, 1939, 1964-1965, undated

Subseries 10.2, Sound Recordings, undated

Series 11, Oversize, 1835-1992, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Biographical / Historical

Edward Joseph Orth grew up with a strong interest in history, particularly the history of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Orth's visit to the fair as a twelve-year-old boy led to a life-long passion of collecting. At the time of his death, he had amassed enough materials to fill two homes in California. Orth also collected materials from several other fairs. In addition, he saved some of the records of the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO) and the World's Fair Collector's Society.

Orth was born April 19, 1927, to Andrew Joseph Orth and Florence Minnie Gordon Orth in Glendale, New York. In the 1930s, the Orth family lived in several locations in New York including Ridgewood, Brooklyn, Glendale, and Queens. The home that made the most impact in young Orth's life came in 1935 when the family moved to St. Albans, Queens seven miles from Flushing Meadow Park, the future site of the 1939 fair. Sadly in 1939 there were several deaths in the family including three grandparents. The severe loss of life limited family social activities but a drive by the future site of the fair provided Orth a glimpse of the Trylon and Perisphere. He would later remark that the sight appeared to be magic. In the summer of 1939, he went to the fair with his classmates from Public School 136. The next summer Orth and his father purchased a 10-admission ticket from an elementary school in Hollis, Queens, New York. He saved every souvenir and any information he could find about the fair. He filled scrapbooks with images from newspapers and postcards from the Curt Teich and Manhattan Postcard companies. When his family moved from an apartment to a house, he acquired a fair bench which was kept in the backyard.

In 1941, Orth attended Newton High School in Elmhurst, and Queens, New York. The high school offered a college preparatory program with heavy emphasis on mathematics, science, mechanical drawing, and workshop courses. Orth's education and training combined with the knowledge he gained from motion picture films viewed at the fair, including Thomas Edison's "The City of Light," Ford Motor Company's "Road of Tomorrow," "Democracy," and General Motors' "Futurama" provided the foundation and inspiration for a career in architecture and landscaping. He ultimately became a city planner for the state of California. By 1943, Orth was exploring used magazine and bookstores in New York City to acquire more fair materials before enlisting in the United States Army in 1945. Upon his discharge he resumed buying and trading fair postcards. From 1948-1953, Orth attended the University of California and the University of Connecticut where he studied architecture and landscape design. During these years he posted advertisements in various publications in his continued pursue for fair materials.

In March 1953, Mr. Orth moved to Los Angeles, California. There he formed lasting friendships with other collectors. By 1967, Orth and several of his closest friends including Peter Warner, Oscar Hengstler, David Oats, Larry Zim, and Ernest Weidhaas conceived the idea of a fair collector's organization. By the summer of 1968, the group had formally created the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO).

As time passed Orth became increasing concerned about the welfare of his collection. He wanted it to go to a museum rather than be sold in parts. In his will he stipulated that the collection would be given to the Smithsonian Institution upon his death. Jon Zackman, former Smithsonian employee, interviewed Orth's brother George and fair collector Peter Warner. Orth and Warner corresponded and traded objects over many years. Mr. Orth primarily covered the west coast area while Peter Warner was his east coast counterpart. Edward Orth died on September 6,1989 in Los Angeles, California at the age of sixty-two.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

New York World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.0134

Landor Design Collection, NMAH.AC.0500

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subject Category, World Expos, NMAH.AC.0060

Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.0519

Alice R. Hillis World's Fair Film, NMAH.AC.0531

Borden Company 1939 New York World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.1063

Memories of the New York World's Fair, NMAH.AC.0592

Archives Center World Expositions Collection, NMAH.AC.0825

Daniel H. Meyerson World's Fair Collection, NMAH.AC.0745

Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection, NMAH.AC.1132

Princeton University Posters Collection, NMAH.AC.0433

Hills Bros. Coffee Company, Incorporated Records, NMAH.AC.0395

Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, NMAH.AC.0417

Messmore and Damon Company Records, NMAH.AC.0846

Thomas Norrell Railroad Collection, NMAH.AC.1174

William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection, NMAH.AC.1288

Wurlitzer Company Records, NMAH.AC.0469

Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, NMAH.AC.0200

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library The New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records, 1935-1945, MssCol 2233.

New York City 1939 World's Fair architectural drawings, circa 1935. Museum of the City of New York. Museum of the City of New York.

New York City 1939 World's Fair Collection, 1939-1940. Museum of the City of New York. New York World's Fair 1939/40 Collection. Queens Museum.

1939 New York World's Fair Postcards, Identifier: 1972-320, Audiovisual Collections Repository, Hagley Museum & Library
Separated Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts from the collection include several thousand souvenirs and examples of memorabilia commemorating the fair to include buttons and badges, ceramics, glassware, clothing, costume jewelry, coins and medals, commemorative spoons and flatware, toys and games, and philatelic material which are all part of the Division of Home and Community Life's holdings (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes. 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.
Topic:
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Amusement parks--History  Search this
Amusement parks--New York (State)--History  Search this
Architecture--Exhibitions  Search this
Architecture--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Architecture--United States--Designs and plans  Search this
Burlesque shows--New York (State)--New York--1930-1940  Search this
Business history Business enterprises--United States--History  Search this
Chicago's Century of Progress  Search this
Construction and civil engineering  Search this
Construction industry--United States--Management--History  Search this
Corporate culture--History  Search this
Corporate culture--United States  Search this
Engineering--History--20th century  Search this
Exhibition buildings – New York (State) – New York  Search this
Exhibition buildings--1920-1940  Search this
Exhibitions -- Design  Search this
Fairs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History  Search this
Fashion--History--20th century  Search this
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.)--History  Search this
Food in popular culture--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Graphic arts--United States--History--20th century  Search this
International exhibitions  Search this
International Exhibitions Bureau  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative--History--20th century  Search this
Technology -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Transportation--New York Metropolitan Area--Planning  Search this
Transportation--New York (State)  Search this
United States --Foreign relations --1933-1945  Search this
Urban parks--United States--History  Search this
Urban design  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Consumers--History--20th century  Search this
General Motors Corporation  Search this
Grand Central Parkway extension  Search this
Organizational behavior--United States--History  Search this
Public relations--History  Search this
New York World's Fair Commission  Search this
Queens (New York, N.Y.) Buildings, structures, etc.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Souvenirs -- 1930-1940
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Pamphlets -- 1930-1940
Guidebooks -- 1930-1940
Exhibition posters--1930-1940
Diaries
Ephemera -- 20th century
Film transparencies
Motion picture film
Posters -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0560
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep808504c62-92bb-48b1-8a76-f9d279516c33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0560
Online Media:

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The 2012 Citified program looked at creativity, identity, and community in Far Southeast Washington, D.C., neighborhoods. Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, it highlighted the connections among residents of urban communities as expressed through arts and creativity. The title alluded to the fact that many African American residents living east of the Anacostia River have parents or grandparents who migrated from the rural South, particularly North and South Carolina, and who continue to maintain connections with their southern (although often no longer rural) heritage.

Citified also referred to the ongoing transition from cultural and performance traditions shaped primarily by rural agrarian environments to those shaped primarily by wage work in urban industrial environments. Here, in place of rural quilting bees, quilters such as the Daughters of Dorcas & Sons get together in churches and community recreation centers to pass on shared traditions. It is here, too, that the sounds of rural church choirs and musicians, as well as blues and country music traditions, transform into urban popular music and become the foundation of go-go music.

The Citified program was part of a long-term Anacostia Community Museum initiative, Call and Response, which explores arts and creativity through exhibitions and installations, museum collections, and community-focused programs. The Anacostia Community Museum is dedicated to a mission centered upon contemporary urban communities, and to research, documentation, and programming that are community-focused. At the core of the museum's work is the belief that active citizen participation in the recovery and preservation of community historical assets, cultural and arts activities, and community advocacy are important and powerful instruments for creating and maintaining a sense of community and civic ownership.

The Festival program celebrated the creativity and cultural expression found in schools, churches, community organizations, businesses, and other venues in East-of-the-River neighborhoods. Visitors could meet master artists and creative, inspiring residents from this part of Washington, D.C.; enjoy performances by line dancers, African dancers and drummers, church choirs, hip-hop artists, comedians, and go-go bands; listen to storytellers; watch demonstrations of tattoo art; learn how to make quilt blocks from members of a multi-generational quilting guild; and participate in craft activities.

Portia James was Curator, with a Curatorial Team consisting of Olivia Cadaval, Robert Hall, and Diana N'Diaye; Sheila Reinckens was Program Coordinator.

The program was produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.
Presenters:
Khadijah Al-Amin-El, Marcia Baird Burris, Camila Bryce Laporte, Jenelle Cooper-Tolson, Eduardo Diaz, James Early, Joshua Gorman, Robert Hall, Pat Lindsey, Linda Maxwell, Diana N'Diaye, Shelia Parker, Mark Puryear, Maria Smith, Tony Thomas, and Ranald Woodaman
Participants:
Individual Artists

Abdul Aleem Bilal "AB The Pro", rapper, producer, singer, Washington, D.C.

Bryant K. "BK" Adams, 1972-, visual artist, Washington, D.C.

Charles "Coco" Bayron, tattoo artist, Washington, D.C.

Christylez Bacon, progressive hip-hop artist and musician, Washington, D.C.

Vance Levy "Head-Roc", hip-hop artist, Washington, D.C.

Jay Coleman, visual artist, Washington, D.C.

Melani N. Douglass, poet and arts educator, Washington, D.C.

Baba C. (Lorenzo Calender), storyteller, Washington, D.C.

Allen "AJ n Company" Johnson, Jr., 1980-, urban designer, Washington, D.C.

Artists Groups and Ensembles

African Heritage Dancers and Drummers -- African Heritage Dancers and DrummersMelvin Deal, Executive Director, Washington, D.C.Yao Hunt, drummerRobert Meyers Jr, drummerRobert Meyers IV, drummerJoseph Ngwa, drummerAnthongy Phillips, drummerAntonio Resper drummerDwayne Smith, drummerAdrian Sommerville, drummerVaughn Taylor, drummerEarlene Cooper, dancerSheena Fogle, dancerArnette Jones, dancerLaVerne Jones, dancerLavonda Jones, dancerVeronica Resper, dancer

Albus Cavus, public arts collective -- Albus Cavus, public arts collectivePeter Krsko, 1978-, Washington, D.C.Chor BoogieJoshua CoganChanel ComptonTim ConlonBrian ConnerAlicia CosnahanSteven CummingsRick FreemanKevin IrviTendani MpulubusiLuis PeraltaJuan PinedaMichael PinnixLeon RainbowTim RodgersRoderick TurnerAniekan UdofiaAnthony Prelli Williams

Anacostia Rollers and Friends, roller skaters -- Anacostia Rollers and Friends, roller skatersBetty Dodds "The Show Master," CEO, president, producerFrank Mobley "Magnificent Mover," vice president and co-producerJames Allen "Big Jim," assistant co-producerHenry BushMichael Bush, sergeant-in-armsJohn Butler (Bunnie), assistant co-producer, master of ceremony, vocalistLeslie & Alexis Dockery "The Dockery Sisters," hip-hop dancersLarry Galloway "Shocka Hammer," stage managerGraylin Presbury (DJ Graylin)Amy Reed (Hanadi), belly dancerErica Smith "Diamond," public relations directorHenry Washington "Skate King"Keith Washington, hip hop dancer

Chosen -- ChosenPamela Koonce, Choir Director, Washington, D.C.Atiya AskiaBeverly AskiaTina DaileyGloria EvansGregory HawkinsJaninne Hutson-BlackNichelle JohnsonDarryl LewisJohn McCarter

Cold Hearted Go-Go Band -- Cold Hearted Go-Go BandMark Griffith, Washington, D.C.A.B. Jones, general managerAronGregory BouwerEmoneyMarques GusterLil LoveJhon PrinceCardel PrineMike Shoatz

Da' Originalz, beat ya feet hip-hop dance -- Da' Originalz, beat ya feet hip-hop danceJohn E. Pearson, III, Washington, D.C.Keiron Brown (Kay-K)Kevin Davis (NOODLEZ)Sha'Quiel JenkinsRobert Lewis Jr. (GoGo Rob)Shawn Murchinson (GET DOWN)Herbert Murray (Herb)Erich RobinsonJerell Silvers (JAY ARUH)Davon ThompsonBernard Trowell (McLovin)

Dancing with a Purpose Ministries, Inc., liturgical dancers -- Dancing with a Purpose Ministries, Inc., liturgical dancersLois Void, Pastor, Washington, D.C.Faye Johnson, ministerJoVan Lucas-Wills, ministerAlexandraDeQuanDyQuanJaylaKaylaMalachiNyaSeanShannon

Daughters of Dorcas & Sons Quilters -- Daughters of Dorcas & Sons QuiltersAnnie Strivers, Washington, D.C.Barbara AlfordNancy BerryToni E. DiarraJanice L. DoughertyMaxine DoughertyAlice DoveAlyce FosterCamille GorhamLinda Hamilton-GilbertJocelyn HerbertPatsy HuffPansy LovelaceMaxine MorganRuth StokesGeraldine Whitley

East of the River Boys and Girls Steelband, steel pan ensemble -- East of the River Boys and Girls Steelband, steel pan ensembleGladys Bray, Executive Director, Washington, D.C.Roger Greenidge, musical directorKevin AndersonNina AndersonAtiya ArtisMeccah BurchArnézjah CrawfordAisha DozierAyana DozierAshley GaskinsHorus PlazaJeffrey PlazaDonté RobinsonGeonte StevensonShayla Washington

Fayzez U Know, soul and funk group -- Fayzez U Know, soul and funk groupKenneth Hughes, leader, Manassas, VirginiaKah-el Gross, vocals/writerHalima Peru, vocals/writerDwayne Lee, guitarLoyde Lucus, guitarAndrew Woolfolk, guitarCraig Clipper (Clip), percussionQuentin McNair, percussionScott Carter, spoken word & rapMario Ennis "Rio," drumsDoc Hughes, bassAndrew Parker, sound engineerAnthony Talley "Tom Tom," keyboard

Galilee Baptist Church Choir -- Galilee Baptist Church ChoirBeverly Hayes, Suitland, MarylandKenneth Chism, minister of musicJackie Baker MartinLawanda BennettJackie CooperDelores DiggsLeslie GibsonTakia GloverDenise GoodwinFlorestine GrahamRenard HuckbyDarren JonesMarian JonesMelissa JonesWilliam KellyAdrienne LittlejohnShelia MoodyRickie Owens-DavisMozell PadgettDianne PorterClearance PoseyMike PoseyWilliam PoseyJustin PowellShirley SimmonsTammy ThompsonMarkia Wade

Iverson Mall Line Dancers -- Iverson Mall Line DancersMildred Johnson, 1935-, President, Clinton, MarylandDaisy ArringtonLaura I. BrownYvonne ConteeThelma EvansLillian GreenRita HarrisonEsther HodgesDorothy HughleyJean JacksonErnesteen JohnsonGertrude W. JohnsonDwight R. JonesDorothy Lee SwinsonHelen LeePeggy MaskeBrenda MatthewsJanice MeadowsPhyllis W. SettlesBenjamin StevensonConstance StevensonBertley B. ThomasMarydot ThomasElaine E. TuckerAmelia Yarbrough

Junkyard Band, go-go musicians -- Junkyard Band, go-go musiciansMaurice Shorter, Washington, D.C.

Metro Mambo, Latin musicians -- Metro Mambo, Latin musiciansJames Byers, Jr., Program Coordinator, Washington, D.C.Verny Varela, director and vocalistNayla Angola, dancer and vocalsJohnny Aquipa, trumpetJim ByersRalph Eskenazi, timbalHarold HarristonManuel Hernandez, bassJorge Martinez, pianoAntonio Orta, saxPercy Recavaran, tromboneGary Sociyas, bongoAdan Tafur, conga

Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute -- Smooth & EZ Hand Dance InstituteLawrence Bradford, Washington, D.C.Calvin BeidlemanVeronica BestJackey BrayboyWilliam ColemanMilton EnglishMarion Ennis Jr.Francina FergusonLisa HamiltonVictor HowardGabrielle JamesGregory L Owens, Sr.Lisa LawsonGreg MeadsCharles MouldenJonathan V. NewtonNilajah NyasumaBetty ParkerVanessa QuinnRenee ReedCarolyn RhonePatricia RussoHelen (Vicky) Swann DavidsonLinda TaylorAngela TindleCynthia TrueheartCharlene WadeMelvin WalkerGerald WoodforkGloria Woodfork

Taratibu Youth Association, -- gumboot -- dancers -- Taratibu Youth Association, gumboot dancersArla Scott, Founder and Director, Hyattsville, MarylandNaima Hylton, co-directorYlynne Brown, team managerVictoria Mitchell, captainDaiya AjoseJahkiyah AndersonSarih AndersonAhneenah ButlerMoriah JohnsonTrinity McNeillMicah MeadowsTaeja MoffittMarkia MortonKelanji MushalaKupewa MushalaAlea ShippLeyah SmithAyana Wallace
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2012, Series 3
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk573c7945d-927c-4ab5-a784-88d9b4881f77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2012-ref25

Yale Film Festival

Designer:
Keith Godard, American, born England, 1942–2020  Search this
Client:
Yale Urban Design Workshop/Yale School of Architecture  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
(Approx.): 96.5 × 61.9 cm (38 in. × 24 3/8 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
1968
Credit Line:
Gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
1981-29-146
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq47625f0b3-42ac-42ba-be32-eb4fdd59b27e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1981-29-146

The Yale Symphony Orchestra

Designer:
Christopher Pullman, American, b. 1941  Search this
Client:
Yale Urban Design Workshop/Yale School of Architecture  Search this
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1970
Credit Line:
Gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
1981-29-92
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq438ce9811-dd9f-4755-98ef-391ddc039f1f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1981-29-92

Opening Up the Suburbs

Designer:
Michael Glass  Search this
Client:
Yale Urban Design Workshop/Yale School of Architecture  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
62 x 40 cm (24 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Distributed in:
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Date:
ca. 1975
Credit Line:
Gift of Ken Friedman
Accession Number:
1997-19-224
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f76bc670-d000-4cdc-9b01-43b12606b54f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-19-224
Online Media:

Application for admission as a candidate for the degree of Master of Environmental Design, Yale University, School of Art and Architecture

Designer:
Dan Friedman, American, 1945–1995  Search this
Client:
Yale Urban Design Workshop/Yale School of Architecture  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on off-white paper
Dimensions:
(closed): 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 in. x 8 1/2 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Application form
Object Name:
Application form
Made in:
USA
Credit Line:
Gift of Ken Friedman
Accession Number:
1997-19-528
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48a429a92-7fb4-40da-9d46-057d550f3503
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-19-528

Application for admission as a candidate for the degree of Master of Architecture, Yale University, School of Architecture

Designer:
Dan Friedman, American, 1945–1995  Search this
Client:
Yale Urban Design Workshop/Yale School of Architecture  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on off-white paper
Dimensions:
(closed): 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 in. x 8 1/2 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Application form
Object Name:
Application form
Made in:
USA
Credit Line:
Gift of Ken Friedman
Accession Number:
1997-19-529
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f1f7a21d-b141-4b60-b727-5c5526a83700
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-19-529

Application for Admission as a candidate for the degree of Master of Architecture, Yale University, School of Planning and Design

Designer:
Dan Friedman, American, 1945–1995  Search this
Client:
Yale Urban Design Workshop/Yale School of Architecture  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on off-white paper
Dimensions:
27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 in. x 8 1/2 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Application form
Object Name:
Application form
Made in:
USA
Credit Line:
Gift of Ken Friedman
Accession Number:
1997-19-530
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a50d9323-3a76-4a61-84d5-8f573244fd51
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-19-530

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