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Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (Boxes 4-6, Box 16, OV21)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1938-1976
Scope and Contents:
Files document the founding, shifting, and merging of industrial design organizations within the United States.

The American Designers Institute (ADI) was established in 1938 and renamed the Industrial Designers Institute (IDI) in 1951; the American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID) was established in 1955 as the renamed Society of Industrial Designers (SID); and the Industrial Design Education Association (IDEA) was established in 1957 because nether professional society (IDI or ASID) accepted educators as members. All organizations merged in 1964 to form the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

John Vassos co-founded and served as the first president of ADI in 1938, and was president again in 1948. He was elected Chairman of the Board of IDSA when it was formed in 1965.

Materials include: annual meeting and symposium files; organization by-laws and founding documents; board and committee meeting minutes; correspondence; membership materials; and printed materials and publicity.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged generally by organization formation and reflects their eventual consolidation: ADI, SID, IDI, ASID, IDEA, and IDSA.
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vassjohn, Series 4
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John Vassos Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a18b057d-6473-409f-a342-4f93b8dca0be
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref73

Industrial Designers Society of America: Event Flyer, 1990

Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-064, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Publications
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Publications
Publications / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-064-refidd1e789

Industrial Designers Society of America, Industrial Design Excellence Award, Silver 1993, "Power of Maps" Exhibition

Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-214, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Awards
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Awards
Awards / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-214-refidd1e498

Industrial Designers Institute (IDI)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 35-44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1952-circa 1962
Scope and Contents:
Oversized IDI Annual Design Symposium materials from folder 37 housed in Box 16 and OV21.
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e4a211b0-b476-4314-b5a8-fd9323c8373b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref78

IDSA

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 5-13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1976
Scope and Contents:
Two oversized IDSA Merit Award certificates from folder 13 housed in Box 16.
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d7f9653f-53d2-4963-a36f-1a9a56294d8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref84

Society of Industrial Designers (SID)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1947
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw950e3dfd0-b5b9-4d38-a75c-48d8bc9dbf94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref202

Oversized IDI Materials from Box 4, Folder 37

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1952-circa 1962
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982332979-32bb-417d-8913-aa247e864184
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref299

Oversized IDI Materials from Box 4, Folder 37

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Oversize 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1952-circa 1962
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967269368-4fee-452c-ba9c-5047c6dd3afb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref300

Oversized IDSA Merit Award Certificates from Box 6, Folder 13

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1976
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9353e2b4b-fca3-4c41-9bf5-36de881095f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref301

American Designers Institute (ADI)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 22-33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1938-circa 1951
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d5dcb316-0e17-48db-a842-ad601c0af917
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref77

Industrial Designers Institute (IDI)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1-27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-1975
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989d0e193-c970-4316-a9e4-c08999b45e0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref80

IDI and American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 28-37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1964
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b5ccda3-5942-4986-9170-f7c2dc7e3b23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref81

IDI, ASID, and Industrial Designers Education Association (IDEA)

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1964
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997ea4da5-0aa6-4f34-918f-1e455571d8c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref82

IDI, ASID, and IDSA

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 3-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1965
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a90147aa-12d1-42ec-9954-739e6e844e2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref83

General Material

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1960
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a4e5559f-7232-448e-a269-2804fcd9948e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref85

Printed Material, Industrial Design

Collection Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1962
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
John Vassos papers, 1898-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Vassos Papers
John Vassos Papers / Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9070b9029-9bd6-423a-8798-52d0994c435a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vassjohn-ref86

John Vassos Papers, 1915-1989

Creator:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985  Search this
Subject:
Second, George  Search this
Byard, Dorothy  Search this
Vassos, Ruth  Search this
Sanders, Bernard  Search this
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Prudential Lines, Inc.  Search this
Perey Manufacturing Company  Search this
Packard Motor Car Company  Search this
Savage Arms Corporation  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Remington Arms Company  Search this
Matthias Hohner AG  Search this
Kuljian Corporation  Search this
Industrial Designers Society of America  Search this
Silvermine Guild of Artists  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Paintings
Photographs
Screen prints
Transcripts
Design drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theaters -- Designs and plans  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Theaters -- Decoration  Search this
Muralists -- Connecticut  Search this
Illustrators -- Connecticut  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9640
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211848
AAA_collcode_vassjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211848
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National Endowment for the Humanities (Grant Proposal)

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
11/6/1968
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 090
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4fa085189-580e-42a4-b078-4e3be1386469
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_090

Oversize 8: Industrial Designers Society of America Gavel, President

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Wooden Object, Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1965
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Oversize Folder 008
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41a880d57-02ce-41c9-9ab7-8eacee16a95d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Oversize_Folder_008

Henry Dreyfuss Archive

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
Clippings, letters, pamphlets and drawings
Type:
archive
Photograph
Object Name:
Photograph
Credit Line:
Gift of Industrial Designers Society of America
Accession Number:
2000-11-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42ca34ab0-a0b2-4b1a-9424-858b78ef64a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2000-11-1
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