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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 5

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:yt_6IsF1KqdtNA

Handi-hour Crafting: Plants

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2013-06-25T20:32:06.000Z
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Howto & Style  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 4

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 2

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 3

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 7

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2016-04-05T16:02:30.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 6

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2016-04-05T16:02:30.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:yt_k87FCVBMHaY

Conservation & Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, & Packing - Session 1

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2016-04-05T16:02:31.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Objects We Love: Tea Bowl by Wakao Toshisada

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2020-09-03T13:30:02.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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FreerSackler
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edanmdm:yt_X-ZuUKTY1gI

Furniture Care and Maintenance (Chinese subtitles)

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Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2013-07-16T13:01:45.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration;Museum conservation methods;Museum techniques  Search this
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Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
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DIY: Preserving Clothing and Textiles

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National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2022-11-14T17:02:50.000Z
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Education  Search this
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African Americans  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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WatchNMAAHC
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DIY: Preserving Clothing and Textiles

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National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2022-11-14T17:03:32.000Z
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Education  Search this
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African Americans  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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WatchNMAAHC
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edanmdm:yt_xBJoOtrl8YQ

Plant Collections with Rusty Russell

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2016-03-23T18:25:01.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Natural History  Search this
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National Museum of Natural History
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DIY: Recording Your Treasures

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National Museum of African American History and Culture  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2022-11-14T17:03:19.000Z
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Education  Search this
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African Americans  Search this
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Vistas and Dreams 4: Ann McMullen

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
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2016-12-14T19:21:39.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Agency history, 1969-

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Office of the Registrar  Search this
Subject:
Noon, Mary A  Search this
Rose, Cordelia  Search this
Blackwelder, Mary  Search this
Burnham, Elizabeth  Search this
De Meio, Albina  Search this
Dreschler, Paul  Search this
Hathaway, Calvin S  Search this
Shipley, Dorothea C  Search this
Langehough, Steve  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1969
1969-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00197
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221287

Curatorial Correspondence, 1976-2006

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Textiles Department  Search this
Subject:
Sonday, Milton  Search this
Moss, Gillian  Search this
McQuaid, Matilda  Search this
Brown, Susan 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976
1976-2006
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Research  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00905
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Curatorial Correspondence 1976-2006 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Textiles Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226437

Collecting and provenance a multidisciplinary approach edited by Jane C. Milosch and Nick Pearce

Editor:
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Pearce, Nick  Search this
Sponsoring body:
Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative  Search this
University of Glasgow  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 428 pages illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2019
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Art--Provenance  Search this
Collectors and collecting--History  Search this
Cultural property--Protection  Search this
Musées--Gestion des collections  Search this
collections management  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Museum  Search this
Provenienzforschung  Search this
Sammlung  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113631

Collections management for tribal museums, February 14-18, 1995 / hosted by Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee, North Carolina ; organized by Office of Museum Programs, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C

Author:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Physical description:
[16], 312 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
1995?]
Topic:
Indians of North America--Museums--Management  Search this
Antiquities--Collection and preservation  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Cultural property--Protection  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Call number:
E76.85 .C69 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483822

Saul Nesbitt Papers

Creator:
Nesbitt, Saul, 1920-1993  Search this
Names:
Archway Cookies, Inc.  Search this
Borden's Farm Products Co. of Illinois  Search this
Campbell Soup Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association  Search this
Franco American Food Co.  Search this
Lever Brothers and Unilever, ltd.  Search this
National Distillers and Chemical Corporation  Search this
Nesbitt Associates, Ltd.  Search this
P. Ballantine & Sons  Search this
Philip Morris Incorporated  Search this
Revlon, Inc.  Search this
Schick (Firm)  Search this
Scott Paper Company  Search this
Seagram Company  Search this
Collector:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Date:
1951-1984
Scope and Contents:
Background and biographical information consists of Nesbitt's resume, an artist/designer statement, list of clients and accomplishments of Nesbitt Associates, Ltd., press releases, articles, and photographs of the designer.,The materials in this collection document Nesbitt's work from 1951 through 1984.
The records of the office of public relations cover the years 1955-1963 and include press releases and clippings describing some Nesbitt's products, his theories on consumer motivation, and the results of his surveys, as well as correspondence with members of the press. General office correspondence is boxed separately.
Color slides, color and black & white transparencies, and black & white photographs of most of Nesbitt's designs for packaging from 1951-1981 are included. Oversized materials include books jackets and booklets designed by Nesbitt, as well as some renderings for packaging designs done in color.
Three samples of fitted presentation boxes designed by Nesbitt are included, as well as a prototype for a design award for Parsons School of Design in New York, and two "Multiplication" cubes commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Arrangement:
This collection has been reboxed in archivally-sound containers, but the materials have only been partially processed and arranged. Record groups include: 1) Backgound and Biographical Information; 2) Records of the Public Relations Office, 1955-1963; 3) Correspondence; 4) Slides, Transparencies, and Photographs; 5) Oversized Materials; and 6) Samples.
Biographical / Historical:
Packaging, industrial, and graphic designer. Born in New York City, August 10, 1920. Nesbitt was a student of sculptor Chaim Gross and studied art at many New York institutions including: Art Students League; New York University; Columbia University; Pratt Institute of Art; and the New School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 where he worked as a cartographer and as the head of the visual aid section in a military intelligence training center. In 1945, he joined the staff of Harper's Bazaar magazine where he was an illustrator assisting art director Alexey Brodovich. In 1946, Nesbitt was hired by the industrial design studio of Raymond Loewy as a handletterer and packaging designer.

He worked with Lippincott Industrial Design from 1948 to 1951. Nesbitt opened his own design studio, Nesbitt Associates, Ltd. in 1951. The firm specialized in package design, trademarks, and corporate identities. Some of his most recognizable designs were for the label for Campbell's Soup and the Florists' Telegraph Delivery (F.T.D.) Winged Mercury 'Interflora' figure, still used today. Nesbitt's other clients included: Franco American; Revlon; Ballantine Beer; Borden; Champion spark plugs; Kodak; Philip Morris cigarettes; Schick razors; and Archway cookies. In addition, Nesbitt developed the "Karry Kit" for Ballantine Beer which came to be widely used and known as the six pack.

Nesbitt was known for his revealing studies and surveys of the buying needs and preferences of the "average American housewife" and consumers in general. His opinions on what he referred to as "underpackaging" were widely publicized in professional magazines and journals. In 1984, Nesbitt retired from the design field and went to California to resume his career as a sculptor until his death in 1993.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

NMAH.AC.0367 Campbell Soup Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project

NMAH.AC.0552 Caroline R. Jones Papers

NMAH.AC.0060 Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

NMAH.AC.0939 Revlon, Incorporated Advertising Collection

NMAH.AC.0561 Albert W. Hampson Commercial Artwork Collection

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Archives of American Art, Esta Nesbitt Papers, circa 1942-1981

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Archives Collection Management Records, 1989-2006
Provenance:
Collection donated by the designer's wife, Mrs. Saul Nesbitt, in 1994.
Restrictions:
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 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.
Occupation:
Industrial designers  Search this
Packaging designers  Search this
Graphic designers  Search this
Topic:
Consumers -- Research  Search this
Consumers' preferences -- United States  Search this
Housewives as consumers  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides
Sketches
Transparencies
Press releases
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Media lists
Blueprints
Drawings
Clippings
Client lists
Citation:
Saul Nesbitt Papers, 1951-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1275
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Saul Nesbitt Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep857e2f039-d3d5-4307-a474-a5e5072e4e74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1275

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