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Correspondence, 2009-2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Enterprises President  Search this
Subject:
Ott, Tom  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2009
2009-2012
Topic:
Consumer goods  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
New products  Search this
License agreements  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Museum stores  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 15-033
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2028. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 11/7/2014 memorandum, Toda to Liedel; Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence 2009-2012 [Smithsonian Enterprises President]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_369834

[Miscellaneous Sites in France, Series 1]: a street bordered with trees and shops.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Handy, A. D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
France -- Paris
France -- Ile-de-France -- Paris -- Paris
Date:
[between 1900 and 1906]
General:
Mount reads: "A. D. Handy, UP IN, Boston."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Trees in cities  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
People  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Urban areas  Search this
Street-railroad tracks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item FR021095
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / International / France / FR021: Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref2630

Design Research, Inc. collection

Creator:
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Benjamin Thompson and Associates  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Press releases
Legal correspondence
Resumes
Drawings
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Speeches
Financial records
Correspondence
Date:
1953-1979
Summary:
This collection consists ofcorrespondence, scrapbooks, catalogs, brochures, original drawings, photographs, financial records, resumes, legal documents, magazine articles, business records, press releases, artwork, and samples of boxes, bags, and buttons. Files documenting the company's history include a statement of the company's philosophy and records pertaining to the establishment of new stores in various cities. Project files document the furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories imported and design by Design Research, Inc. Bound reprints of articles that appeared in Interiors and International Design magazines are included. Clippings and other records documenting the design and construction of D/R stores are provided in the files pertaining to Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. Also found in these files is a printed and bound presentation copy of Thompson's address, "The Craft of Design and the Art of Building", along with other articles by and about Thompson. Additional information pertaining to D/R's association with Marimekko can be found in the Cooper- Hewitt Design Archive's Marimekko Collection.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. Consists of six record groups: 1) Company history; 2) Office records; 3) Project files; 4) Clippings and Scrapbooks; 5) Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. for D/R; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Retail establishment and product design. Design Research, Inc. (D/R), founded in 1953 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by architect Benjamin Thompson, specialized in the latest post-war products for the modern home. The displays in the stores were considered unique in that they were designed at domestic scale and the products were shown in realistic, homelike arrangements.

Products were sought and selected based on the anticipated preferences of customers, not on traditional retail buying patterns. At the time, the availability of "good design" was limited to wholesale firms such as Herman Miller and Knoll. Thompson was the first to introduce the work of many European and Asian designers to the American retail market, including the work of the design firm of Marimekko for which D/R was the exclusive U.S. represenative. The company also created many of its own products including chairs manufactured by Thonet. D/R later opened stores in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Thompson's own architectural firm, Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc., designed all of the D/R stores. For the San Francisco store, Thomspon renovated the former Ghirardelli Chocolate factory. Even after the stores officially closed in 1978, D/R remained a model for many merchants.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1995 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited. Permission of Library Director required for use.
Topic:
Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Furniture store  Search this
Display of merchandise -- United States  Search this
House furnishings -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- Design  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Press releases
Legal correspondence
Resumes
Drawings
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Speeches
Financial records
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-2

Fisher, Bruce & Company Records

Donor:
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Source:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Collector:
Fisher, Bruce & Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Postcards
Price lists
Place:
Colon (Panama)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1920-1940s
Summary:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street, Philadelphia. The collection contains catalog pages and price lists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, and some American ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
This collection primarily contains catalog pages and pricelists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, as well as some American ceramics. The catalog pages consist of color photographs of numbered ceramic items; the pricelists are separate pages keyed to the same numbers. These records, which date from 1939 1940, are arranged in separate folders by nationality.

The Belgian material consists of one catalog page of glassware. The British catalog pages depict Aynsley bone china (breakfast and tea sets), Grimwades earthenware, and "Toby" mugs of U.S. General McArthur and British General Wavell. The French catalog pages show "Quimper" design faience as well as other china and earthenware pieces. The Italian ceramics are primarily earthenware breakfast sets, bowls, baskets, vases, and donkey figures. There is also some Venetian glassware. The U.S. catalog pages show china breakfast sets and other tableware.

In addition, a photoprint in the collection shows the firm's building, ca. 1920s; a second photoprint shows a 1920s display of Pyrex ovenware in one of the building's display windows.
Biographical / Historical:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street in Philadelphia. The firm dates back at least to the year 1880, when it was known as Atherholt, Fisher & Company, and was located at 519 Market Street. The principals in the firm were Thomas C. Atherholt, Samuel Fisher, and his son, Joseph G. A. Fisher. By 1885 the company's name had changed to Fisher, Son & Company. By 1889, after the addition of George H. Ruth to the firm, its name had changed to Fisher, Son & Ruth. The following year, probably following the death of Samuel Fisher, Worthington Bruce joined the firm, and its name was changed to Fisher, Bruce & Company. In the same year the firm relocated to 221 Market Street.

The company continued to prosper in its Market Street location, which extended back to Church Street. By 1930, the adjoining building at 219 Market Street was purchased. The ground floors of numbers 219 221 were used as a showroom and the company's offices were located upstairs. The company stayed in the Fisher family's hands for the remainder of its existence, with E. Monroe Fisher as President of the firm beginning in 1930. In the 1970s the company was sold and the business relocated to New Jersey.
Provenance:
These records were donated to the Division of Domestic Life in February 1990 by Mr. Carl Gatter. His father, Herman L. Gatter, had been employed by Fisher, Bruce, for many years. The records were transferred to the Archives Center in March 1990.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.

Probable copyright restrictions.
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:
Show windows  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Faience  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Belgian  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glassware -- Venetian  Search this
Importers  Search this
Advertising, Point-of-sale  Search this
Commemorative porcelain  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Ceramic tableware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- French  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Italian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Belgian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- English  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- American  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Clay pot cookery  Search this
Plates (Tableware)  Search this
Porcelain, American  Search this
Porcelain figures  Search this
Porcelain, French  Search this
Porcelain, English  Search this
Porcelain -- Prices  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Pottery figures  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery, English  Search this
Pottery, French  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery -- Prices  Search this
Pyrex  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Price lists
Citation:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0370
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Fisher, Bruce & Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0370

Bendix Washing Machine Store Display Advertising Sign

Creator:
Bendix Corporation.  Search this
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 item )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Date:
circa 1940s
Scope and Contents:
Image of washing machine, mounted on self-supporting cardboard display (38-1/2 x 26-3/8") on cardboard with support.. Transparency effect in center cutout. "Bendix Automatic Home Laundry" label at top and "See It Demonstrated Here" displays in circular cutout corresponding to machine's door.
Biographical / Historical:
A sign from a Bendix Washing Machine store.
Provenance:
Purchased form Donna Lee's Collectables, August 19, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Trademark and copyright restrictions.
Topic:
Washing machines  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Citation:
Bendix Washing Machine Store Display Advertising Sign, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0350
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0350

[Shoe store. Active no. 13200 : photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 15481
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.45 [7].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection 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:
Business enterprises  Search this
Children  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Stores  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 15470-15575
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref12017

Shops and shoppers in the popular Rue de Rivoli, Paris. Active no. 9573 : Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/4 x 3-1/4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
France
Paris (France) -- 1890-1920
Rue de Rivoli (Paris, France).
Arrangement:
Formerly stored in box 3.2.56 [134].
Local Numbers:
RSN 27533

AC0143-0027533 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Same as RSN 23392.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection 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:
Shopping -- 1890-1920 -- France -- Paris.  Search this
Stores, Retail -- 1890-1920 -- France -- Paris.  Search this
Business enterprises -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27530-27632
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25291

Videoland : movie culture at the American video store Daniel Herbert

Title:
Movie culture at the American video store
Author:
Herbert, Daniel 1974- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013054635 http://viaf.org/viaf/114595478/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Daniel_Herbert  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2007068018 http://viaf.org/viaf/125993931/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xiv, 316 pages) illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
USA
Date:
2014
1970-
Topic:
Video rental services--Social aspects  Search this
Video recordings industry--Social aspects  Search this
Motion pictures--Social aspects  Search this
Stores, Retail--Social aspects  Search this
PSYCHOLOGY--Social Psychology  Search this
PERFORMING ARTS--Film & Video--General  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Video  Search this
Technischer Fortschritt  Search this
Sozialer Wandel  Search this
Videothek  Search this
Call number:
HD9697.V543 U5364 2014 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145023

4A, Bali

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
S. Ann Dunham papers
S. Ann Dunham papers / Series 1: Field notebooks
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-04-ref96
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Reshaping retail : why technology is transforming the industry and how to win in the new consumer driven world / Stefan Niemeier, Andrea Zocchi, and Marco Catena

Author:
Niemeier, Stefan 1973- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013026380 http://viaf.org/viaf/300117650/  Search this
Author:
Zocchi, Andrea http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2005066263 http://viaf.org/viaf/60955009/  Search this
Catena, Marco 1977- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013026378 http://viaf.org/viaf/300167072/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Retail trade--Technological innovations  Search this
Retail trade--Customer services  Search this
Electronic commerce  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Sales & Selling  Search this
Detaljhandel  Search this
Kundnöjdhet  Search this
Elektronisk handel  Search this
Call number:
HF5429
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1133514

Greentailing and other revolutions in retail : hot ideas that are grabbing customer's attention and raising profits / Neil Z. Stern, Willard N. Ander

Author:
Stern, Neil Z http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2004088339 http://viaf.org/viaf/23994467/  Search this
Author:
Ander, Willard N http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2004088334 http://viaf.org/viaf/11702278/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xxviii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2008
Topic:
Retail trade--Management  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industries--Retailing  Search this
Detailhandel  Search this
Call number:
HF5429 .S734 2008 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1123905

[Mr. Lee B. Lok at his store, Quong Yuen Shing & Co. Photoprint]

Photographer:
Ettlin Studio  Search this
Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- 1890-1920
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1917-1918.]
Scope and Contents:
Mr Lee B. Lok in his store Quong Yuen Shing & Co, selling and buying World War I liberty bonds.
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)

AC0555-0000001.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs  Search this
Liberty bonds  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / 2 unidentified photoprints, 8 x 10": (1) A highly decorated Chinese interior with ten male figures and (2) a portrait of 3 young women.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0555-ref532

The Candy Store [two boys looking in the door: photonegative]

Photographer:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985  Search this
Donor:
Williams, Sydney Olmstead  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985  Search this
Collection Donor:
Williams, Sydney Olmstead  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on film., 4.0" x 5.0")
Container:
Box 1, Item image 120
Culture:
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Hill District (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- 1940-1950
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- 1940-1950
Date:
Circa 1944
Scope and Contents:
Part of HIll District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Building Exteriors, Street Scenes, Outdoor Views series.
Local Numbers:
AC0270-0000120 (AC scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection 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:
Stores, Retail  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Collection Citation:
G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives, circa 1941-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives
G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives / Photonegatives / Hill District: Building Exteriors, Street Scenes, Outdoor Views / "The Candy Store": two boys looking in door
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0270-ref722

Sheets, Monroe Methods

Maker:
Monroe Calculating Machine Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 cm x 23.3 cm x 29 cm; 1 3/16 in x 9 3/16 in x 11 13/32 in
Object Name:
sheets
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of L. Leland Locke
ID Number:
1983.3003.059
Nonaccession number:
1983.3003
Catalog number:
1983.3003.059
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0f24-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_689932

[General Store]

Collection Collector:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph, b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CF
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Local Numbers:
EEPA CF-35-04
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CF 1985-140584
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2001

Marimekko collection

Creator:
Marimekko, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Printex Corporation  Search this
Ratia, Armi, 1912-1979  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
8.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designersa
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Date:
1951-1979
bulk 1957-1979
Summary:
This collection covers the period that Ratia was with Marimekko, 1951-1979.It includes scrapbook, press releases, correspondence, brochures, photographs, magazine articles, swatches, and trade catalogs. It contains extensive information about the company's affiliation with D/R and its operations in Finland. It includes a copy of "Phenomenon Marimekko," the catalog from a comprehensive exhibition that was held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Helsinki in 1986. The collection contains legal correspondence and contracts pertaining to D/R's representation of Marimekko in the United States, as well as numerous swatches, sample books, brochures for stockholders, and trade catalogs. Files pertaining to Marimekko's work in Finland is mostly in Finnish and consists of brochures, posters, articles, and sample books, as well as a copy of the publication, "Design in Finland 1983."Additional information on Marimekko's association with D/R can be found in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive's Design Research, Inc. Collection.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. This collection consists of six record groups: 1) Company history and background information; 2) Marimekko/Design Research, Inc. Correspondence; 3) Marimekko Finland; 4) Scrapbooks and press clippings; 5) Swatches and samples; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Finnish fabric manufacturer and retail chain. The company's chief designer was Armi Ratia (1912-1979), who was known for her use of vibrant colors and large patterns. She first joined her husband's design firm, Printex, in 1949. In 1951, the company was renamed Marimekko, which means "a little dress for Mary" in Finnish. During the 1960s and '70s, the firm manufactured cotton, jersey, and wool fabrications, along with paper, laminated plastics, and table coverings. Ratia was known for designing free, easy fashions in bold painterly designs taking much of her inspiration from nature and handicraft.

Ben Thompson, the founder of the retail establishment Design Reseaach, Inc. (D/R), discovered Ratia's designs at the Finnish Pavilion of the Brussels World Fair in 1957, and persuaded her to come to the United States. D/R became the exclusive representative of Marimekko products in the U.S. Today, through franchises worldwide, Marimekko stores sell simple clothing for women and children, as well as household accessories and furniture.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Textiles Department. 28 printed textiles designed by or for Marimekko.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Wallcoverings Department. One samplebook.
Marimekko Homepage. Additional information on the history of the company and its activities today can be found on Marimekko's homepage: http://www.marimekko.fi/.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1975 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Topic:
Interior decoration -- Finland  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Costume design -- Finland  Search this
Clothing trade -- United States  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Textile design -- Finland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designersa
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-1

Minnesota creates : fashion for a century / Marilyn Revell DeLong, editor

Author:
Goldstein Gallery  Search this
DeLong, Marilyn Revell 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
115 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
Minnesota
Date:
2000
©2000
20th century
Topic:
Fashion--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103751

Smithsonian Museum Stores (retail)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-271-refd1e576

Subject Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
2006-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the activities and history of the Task Force on Smithsonian Business Ventures (SBV). The Task Force was created to help improve the contributions of the cash-generating activities to the Smithsonian's mission through bringing its research, collections, and exhibitions to broader audiences and by producing unrestricted income to support its programs. To accomplish this, the Task Force reviewed the strategy of SBV and recommended improvements to its structure and organization. These records were created and maintained by Pherabe Kolb, Senior Program Officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas, meeting notes, and other related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 01/21/2015 memorandum, Toda to Kolb; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-119, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 15-119
See more items in:
Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-119

Peter Marino : art architecture / introduction by Gay Gassmann ; text by Brad Goldfarb

Author:
Goldfarb, Brad  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Gassmann, Gay  Search this
Architect:
Marino, Peter 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2016
21st century
Topic:
Site-specific installations (Art)--History  Search this
Art and architecture--History  Search this
Store decoration--History  Search this
Stores, Retail--Design and construction--History  Search this
Artistic collaboration  Search this
Art--Commissioning--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091156

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