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Technology Review

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Box 10, Folder 17
Archival materials
November 1961
Scope and Contents:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, vol. 32, no. 8, July 1930; vol. 63, no. 7, May 1961; and vol. 64, no. 1, November 1961.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection / Series 1: Professional Materials / 1.8: Magazines
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Seymour Robins collection

Robins, Seymour, 1913-2011  Search this
AT & T (Firm)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Creative playthings, Inc.  Search this
Diamond International Corporation  Search this
Genesco, Inc.  Search this
Kimberly-Clark Corporation  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mohawk Paper Mills (Cohoes, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Neenah Paper (Firm)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade catalogs
1962 - 1992
Scope and Contents:
Materials consist of project catalogs for Mohawk Paper Mills and Neenah Paper, a division of Kimberly-Clark. The collection documents Robins' work as a graphic and industrial designer.
Biographical / Historical:
Seymour Robins is a graphic and industrial designer.,Born in Canada, he has lived most of his life in New York City and had his design practice there. Although locking together slotted pieces of paper has been done for many years, in the two decades that Robins has been designing these shapes that become forms when opened, he has developed them into a unique art form in itself. Robins' interlocking paper sculptures have been called "magic". He has had successful design assignments for AT&T, Diamond International Corporation, Genesco, Mohawk Paper Mills, Neenah Paper, Creative Playthings, and a host of other names in American industry. Robins designed the complex and precise Armillary Sphere for the Smithsonian, and has done paper sculptures for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Philadelphia Museum, and others. Over the years his demands and guidance for perfection in production have forced graphic arts suppliers into innovative improvements that have raised the level of die-makers' and the die-cutters' crafts. His work appears regularly in international design journals and is in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt Archives. He now lives and works in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in a barn he has converted into a studio and home.
All materials were donated by Mr. Robins in 1992. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at or 202-633-3270.
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.
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Graphic arts -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Trade catalogs
Seymour Robins Papers, 1962-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

[Trade catalogs from General Shoe Corp.]

Company Name:
General Shoe Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Genesco, Inc. ; Johnston & Murphy ; Outbound  Search this
Notes content:
"Correct shoe fitting and guide to more profitable salesmanship." "Quiz to test your knowledge of the correct shoe fitting manual."
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 2 boxes
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Retailers equipment and supplies  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Hats  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Retail trade equipment industry  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Record ID:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

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