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School of Design in Chicago : refugees east and west / Beatrice Takeuchi

Creator:
Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-  Search this
Names:
Chicago School of Design  Search this
Aaron, David  Search this
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Giedion, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968  Search this
Hayakawa, S. I.  Search this
Keck, George Fred  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Leckie, Hubert W., 1913-1993  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Richard, Edgar  Search this
Waldheim, Jack  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
1998
Scope and Contents:
Beatrice Takeuchi memoir, 1998. Takeuchi begins with her recollections of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her stay in a War Relocation camp and describes in detail her impressions of the faculty, staff, and students at School of Design in Chicago. Most notable recollections involve instructors Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jack Waldheim, George Fred Keck, Hubert Leckie, S.I. Hayakawa, and others. The memoir concludes with a summation of her career in the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Takeuchi (1921-2020) was a Japanese American educator based in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Takeuchi was born in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harber, she was sent to a War Relocation Center, Pallyup, Washington and Minidoka, Idaho in August 1942. In October of 1942 she was allowed to leave to pursue studies in industrial design and architecture at the Chicago School of Design (fd. 1937 as New Bauhaus). From 1945-54 she taught foundation and visual design and held various positions in architecture and design studios in Washington, D.C., moving to NYC in 1954 and working as a free lance architect until 1968. She lived and worked in Chicago from 1968-1993, when she retired to Michigan.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Beatrice Takeuchi.
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:
Architects  Search this
Topic:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Diaries  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American architects  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.takebeat
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-takebeat

Richard E. Filipowski papers

Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Names:
Bauhaus  Search this
Boston Arts Festival  Search this
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Agoos, Herbert M., 1915-1992  Search this
Anderson, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bernhart)  Search this
Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Eckbo, Garrett  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1940-1998
Summary:
The papers of Massachusetts-based designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, and educator Richard E. Filipowski measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1998. The papers document his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, printed material, photographic material, artwork, and a sound recording.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Massachusetts-based designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, and educator Richard E. Filipowski measure 4.1 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 1998. The papers document his career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, project files, printed material, photographic material, artwork, and a sound recording.

Biographical material consists of a Bauhaus questionnaire, marriage license, various identification documents, Canadian selective service documents, resumes, and other miscellaneous material.

Correspondence mostly relates to Filipowski's teaching and sculpture, including letters from Herbert M. Agoos, Lawrence B. Anderson, Pietro Belluschi, Stuart Davis, Garrett Eckbo, Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and others.

Writings consist of Filipowski's lectures on art, notes, and other material. There is also one sound recording of a lecture.

Teaching files are mostly from the Institute of Design, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The series includes syllabi, faculty meeting minutes, notes and drafts for lectures, school catalogs and schedules, and files on student exhibitions and projects, including two films, Do Not Disturb and Hearts and Arrows.

Project files contain correspondence, business records, printed material, sketches and photographs on commissions in architecture, sculpture and furniture design. There are also files on programs which Filipowski assisted in planning and organizing, including the Boston Art Festival and a few exhibitions.

Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings mostly about Filipowski.

Photographs, slides, and negatives are of Filipowski and others, sculpture, furniture designs, and works of art by his students from Harvard and MIT.

Art work includes sketches, sketchbooks, cardboard studies for sculptures, and Christmas card designs.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1941-1974 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1941-1998 (Box 1, OV 6; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1951-1969 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1943-1970 (Box 2, OV 6; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1944-1976 (Boxes 2-3, OV 6-7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1941-1989 (Box 3, OV 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1940-1989 (Boxes 3-4, OV 8; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1985 (Boxes 4-5, OV 6, 8; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Richard E. Filipowski (1923-2008) was a designer, sculptor, painter, filmmaker and educator mostly based in Massachusetts. Richard Filipowski was born in Poland in 1923 and he and his family moved to Ontario, Canada in 1927. He studied under Laszlo Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design (formerly known as the New Bauhaus) from 1942 to 1946 and taught there after graduating, 1946-1950. Filipowski was invited by Walter Gropius to organize and teach Design Fundamentals at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design where he stayed until 1952. He then taught as an Associate Professor of Visual Design in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953-1989.

Filipowski also took on numerous commissions for sculptures and artwork. One especially noteworthy commission was a sculpture for an Ark created for the Temple B'Rith Kodesh in Rochester, New York. The sculpture was intricately wrought and welded from bronze and silver alloys and it remained a source of inspiration for other later sculptures and commissions which had a similar style of metal-working. Many of his works were also marked by his Bauhaus training. Filipowski passed away in 2008.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Richard E. Filipowski conducted by Roger Brown on September 25, 1989 through March 14, 1990.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Richard E. Filipowski in multiple installments from 1989 to 1998.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Designers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Filmmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Design, Industrial  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Art festivals
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.filirich
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-filirich

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Extent:
7 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1974
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material consists of a Bauhaus questionnaire, student identification card, marriage license, Canadian selective service documents, resumes, contracts, price lists, and other miscellaneous material.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.filirich, Series 1
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref1

Undated Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1941-circa 1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref10

Design Fundamentals - Coursework for Fall and Spring Terms

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref100

Design Fundamentals - Sketches

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref101

Design Fundamentals - Sketches

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref102

Design Fundamentals - Workshop Design Changes

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 2.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref103

Oversized Workshop Layout and Room Design from Box 2, Folder 31

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box OV 6, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref104

Design Fundamentals - Workshop Design Financial Records

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref105

Student Lists

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref106

Student Lists and Grades

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref107

Summer School

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1968
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref108

Summer School

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Harvard University
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref109

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref11

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref110

Course Descriptions

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1952-circa 1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref111

Faculty Memorandums

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1953
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref112

Faculty Memorandums

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1956
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref113

Faculty Memorandums

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 4: Teaching Files / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref114

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