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Richard Hollerith Papers

Accession 2054

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Hollerith Papers
Dates: 1962-2004, bulk 1965-1980
Accession Number: 2054
Creator: Hollerith, Richard, 1926-
Extent: 27 linear feet
Physical Description: 27 linear feet, 7 flat file boxes, 19 bags, 4 map case drawers
Language of Material: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Richard Hollerith worked as an industrial designer of office products, computers, printers, office space, and household products. His papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, conference and working group reports, and blueprints reflecting his work as a designer and as an advocate of universal design and barrier-free environments.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Gift of Richard Hollerith

Access Restrictions

Items less than 25 years old are not open to researchers.

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Biographical Sketch

Richard Hollerith, Jr., spent his professional career working as an industrial designer. Hollerith was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1926 and is the grandson of Herman Hollerith, the inventor of the punched-card system of data tabulation. Herman Hollerith produced the first tabulating machine used by the U.S. Census Bureau to tabulate the 1890 census. Richard earned a B.A. in Naval Science and Geology from Dartmouth College in 1947, and received a degree in industrial design from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1951. Hollerith began his career drafting turbine blades and working as a part time instructor at the Philadelphia Museum School.

From 1951 through 1954 Hollerith worked as an industrial designer for Raymond Spilman in New York City. In 1954 he became the director of industrial design at the Monroe Calculating Machine Company. At Monroe, Hollerith designed packaging and products, and adapted manufacturing facilities into office space. He left Monroe after its merger with Litton Industries, opting to take a job as a consultant with Henry Dreyfuss Associates, where he was an account manager from 1956 through 1966.

After leaving Dreyfuss Associates, Hollerith became an independent consultant. He owned Industrial Design Consultants (established in 1968) and co-founded I/O Devices Inc., (1969-1974). Both companies were located in Montville, New Jersey. Hollerith served as president of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) from 1977 through 1978. During his tenure to worked to develop industrial design education and certification programs. Hollerith has been an active proponent of universal design and has served as a board member for organizations that promote barrier free environments.

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Scope and Content

The Richard Hollerith papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, conference and working group reports, and blueprints reflecting his work as a designer and as an advocate of universal design and barrier-free environments. Organizations represented include the Industrial Designers Society of America, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped, and Project Earning Power. Hollerith attended the Hannover-Messe trade fair, an annual international showcase for new industrial products and techologies, as the representative of ID magazine between 1973 and 1982. His papers contain 5 linear feet of official publications, directories, photographs, and trade literature on a wide array of products that he collected there, much of it illustrating what Hollerith considered the finest in European and Japanese design. The papers also have a number of artifacts including a TALC scale mock-up, calculator, and cash register molding. A separate series concerns the final settlement of Herman Hollerith's estate in 1981-2001.

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Separated Material

Richard Hollerith photographs (Accession 2007.209), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

Much of Hollerith's personal library of design books and periodicals, publications on universal design and aids for people with disabilities, and trade catalogs collected at the Hannover-Messe has been transferred to the Published Collections Dept., where it has been cataloged at the item level.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
7 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series documents Hollerith's involvement with IDSA as a member and his term as president.
A. IDSA Presidential Correspondence, 1977-1978
Box
1 Correspondence, 1978 July-August
1 Correspondence, 1978 May-July
1 Correspondence, 1978 April-March
1 Correspondence, 1978 January-1977 November
1 Correspondence, 1977 October-1977 August
Box
2 Correspondence, 1977 August-1976 August
2 Correspondence, 1978 August-1977 August
B. IDSA Board Records, 1968-1980
Box
2 Correspondence, 1966-1968
2 Board of Directors Meeting, 1966-1967 1971
2 Annual Reports, Annual Meeting, Licensing and Merger Design in the Americas, 1972
2 Correspondence, Progress Reports, 1973
2 Correspondence, Progress Reports, 1974
2 Correspondence, Elections, Progress Reports, 1975
Box
3 Correspondence, Progress Reports, 1976
3 By-Laws, Correspondence, IDSA & US Department of Commerce, 1977
3 Correspondence, 1978
3 Correspondence, 1980
C. General Correspondence, 1972-1984, 1995 (Box 3)
D. NEA Grant, 1972-1976
Box
3 Correspondence Binder, May 1 1973-January 1972
3 Correspondence Binder, May 1974-May 1973
Box
4 Correspondence, November 1973-May 1974 [removed from notebook]
4 Correspondence, January 1975-October 1974 [removed from notebook]
4 Correspondence, June 1976-December 1975 [removed from notebook]
4 Loose Correspondence, 1977-1975
4 Project Notebooks -- Reports, 1973
4 Project Notebooks -- Reports, 1973; drafts
4 Project Notebooks -- Reports, 1976
4 Project Survey, 1975
4 NEA Guidelines, 1975-1976 1980-1981
E. Federal Prisons Industries (FPI), 1974-1975
Box
5 Correspondence
5 Reports, 1974-1975
5 Notes, 1975
F. Conferences, 1964-1986
Box
5 Design 64 [list of attendees and speakers, program]
5 Closing the Gap, 1975
5 IDSA Thrival, 1978 [brochure, info.]
5 IDSA Annual Conference and Trade Fair, 1979 [conference folder, correspondence]
5 IDSA Annual Conference and Trade Fair, 1980 [conference materials; includes sample Munsell book]
5 IDSA Annual Conference and Exhibit, 1981
5 Forms of Design, 1986
G. Reports, 1967-1985
Box
5 Annual Reports, 1967-1969 1975 1977
5 Unlabeled Appendices
5 Industrial Design Education
5 Contracts for Industrial Designers, 1969
5 Inter-disciplinary Chapter Action Projects, 1972
5 Inter-disciplinary Chapter Action Projects Vol. II, 1973
5 Inter-disciplinary Chapter Action Projects Vol. III
5 National Science Foundation "Research Applications", 1974
5 Should Americans Have a Design Council?
5 ARMCO Student Design Program, 1975 [Guidelines for the Statutory Licensing of Interior Design; Professionals; A Proposal for a National Design Exhibition]
5 Compensation Studies, 1983 1985
H. Publications, 1973-2002
Box
5 President's Remarks, 1979-1981; incomplete
5 Newsletters, 1973-1976; incomplete
5 NY Chapter Newsletter, 1979 1980-1986; incomplete
5 Michigan Chapter Newsletter
5 Atlanta Chapter Newsletter, 1985
5 Today, 1981-193; incomplete
5 Membership Directories, 1972-1979
Box
6 Membership Directories, 1980-2002; incomplete
6 Design Perspectives, 1984-1987 1991-2004; incomplete
6 American Designer, 1966-1968; incomplete
6 Innovation, 1994-1995; incomplete
Box
7 Innovation, 1996-2002; incomplete
II. International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)
6 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series documents Hollerith's activities as a member of the ICSID.
A. Board of Directors, 1971-1979
Box
7 Constitution, 1971
7 ICSID Contract Guide, 1971
7 Executive Board Report, 1977-1979
7 Correspondence, 1973-1977
B. Correspondence, 1975-2003
Box
7 Davorin Savnik Patent Infringement, 1985-1987 2003
7 ICSID survey of design education activities/programs of ICSID member
Box
8 Working Group IX, 1975-1973
C. Conferences, 1969-1989
Box
8 ISCID 6th General assembly and congress, 1969
8 Kyoto, 1973
8 VIII General Assembly, Tokyo, 1973
8 Kilkenny Workshops (GL), 1973-1975
8 Kaufmann Foundation, 1974
8 Interdesign, 1974
8 Designs for Disaster, 1974
8 IX ICSID Congress, Moscow (RL), 1975
8 ICSID X, preliminary report, 1975
8 ICSID X, 1977
8 7th Biennial of Industrial Design (Bio), 1977
8 8th Biennial of Industrial Design (Bio), 1979
8 Mexico ICSID, 1979
8 Interdesign, 1979
8 XI ICSID General Assembly, Paris, 1980
8 Terra 2, 1980
8 Design, 1981
8 Interdesign, 1982
8 XIII Congress & General Assembly, Milan, 1983
8 Interdesign, 1985
8 ICSID Nagoya, 1989
D. Reports, 1976-1989
Box
8 Proposal for a Research and Development Project, 1976
8 Outline of Design Policy, 1976
8 ICSID International Relations, 1977
8 Ahmedabad Declaration on Industrial Design for Development, 1979
8 Survey of Design Education Activities/Programs of ICSID Member
8 Societies, 1985
E. Publications, 1976-2003
Box
8 ICSID Newsletter, 1976; incomplete
8 ICSID News, 1977-1986; incomplete
8 ICSID Information Bulletins, 1975
8 ICSID Information Kit, 1975
8 ID, 1993-1994; incomplete
Box
9 ID, 1996-2003; incomplete
F. Miscellaneous
Box
9 Photographs
9 Other Publications
9 Carl Aubock -- Life and Work
9 ICSID Students Forum (FL, EL)
III. Universal Design
5 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series documents Hollerith's involvement with organizations that promote designs that are accessible for users of all abilities.
A. General Correspondence, 1977-1993
Box
9 Consumers Union correspondence, 1991-1989
9 Congressional letters, 1993-1991
9 General Correspondence, 1977-1984
B. ANSI A 117.1, 1976-1983
Box
9 Correspondence, 1976-1983
9 ANSI A 117.1, 1977 [Specifications for Making Buildings and Facilities Accessible to and Usable by Physically Handicapped People]
9 Proposed Changes, 1979
9 American National Standards Committees, 1978 1980
C. Rehabilitation International, 1974-1983
Box
10 Reports and Articles (GL), 1974-1980 - "International Symbol of Access"
10 Reports and Articles (GL), 1974-1980 - Richard Hollerith, "Eliminating the Handicap" Viewpoint, May/June 1976
10 Reports and Articles (GL), 1974-1980 - "Charter for the 80's"
10 Information Service, List of Acquisitions, 1980-1983
10 International Rehabilitation Review, 1981-1983; incomplete
10 Other Publications, 1967 1981
D. TALC Scale Project, 1985-1985, 1998
Box
10 Patent # 5,753,869 -- Richard Hollerith, 1998
10 Correspondence, 1985-1986
10 Reports, 1985
10 Catalogs, 1986
10 Blueprints, 1986
10 Blueprints
10 Sketches
10 Scale prototype
E. National Center for a Barrier Free Environment (NCBFE), 1974-1984
Box
10 Correspondence, 1977-1982
10 Reports and Proposals, 1978-1982
10 Publications - Federal Register, February 1980
10 Publications - Report, 1984-1974
10 Miscellaneous
F. American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), 1962-1978
Box
10 Correspondence, 1962-1963 1978
10 Annual Meeting, 1964
10 A Report of the Professional Evaluation Committee, 1962
G. Design for the Visually Impaired, 1980-1981
Box
10 American Foundation for the Blind, 1980-1981
10 Large Print
10 IBM Braille Production
H. Design With Disabilities in Mind, 1980-1981, 1990-1993
Box
10 Correspondence, 1980-1981
10 Make Everyday Products More Usable, 1981
10 Drafts and Abstract of Design With Disabilities in Mind, 1981
10 Notes on Design with Disabled Persons in Mind
10 Transgenerational Committee, 1990-1993
I. Home Design, 1974-1982
Box
10 Home Safety Guidelines for Architects and Builders, 1978
10 Home Safety - The Bathroom
10 Isorast Building System - Correspondence and construction process, 1981-1982
10 Isorast Building System - building with concrete; photographs
10 Kitchens: Accessibility and Utility, 1974
10 Sketches and Drawings [household products and appliances]
Box
FLT-1 Household product sketches [toaster, freezer, razor, fire extinguisher]
J. Design for the Hearing Impaired, 1980
Box
10 Designing for Deafness
10 Voyage by the Deaf, 1980
K. The Arthritis Foundation, 1970-1974
Box
10 Information Packets, 1970
10 Press Releases, 1974
L. Student Design, 1974
Box
10 A Student's Guide to Library Materials
10 Ninth Annual ARMCO Student Design Program, 1974 [includes photographs]
M. Reports and Publications, 1973-1979
Box
11 Federal Design Matters, 1973-1978; incomplete
11 Accessible New York
11 Japanese Newspaper
11 The Development and Design of HandGrips for ADL-AIDS and Other Tools, 1974
11 Directory of Organizations Interested in the Handicapped, 1976
11 Materials from the National Arts and The Handicapped Information Service, 1979
N. Products for the Disabled
Box
11 General Catalogs
11 Wheelchair Information, 1969 1975 1980
11 Crutches, 1984
11 Telephone Aides
11 Lifts
11 Other Products
O. Photographs
Box
11 "Other Handicapped People" -- article with Photographs
11 Photographs cropped for publications
11 Design Photographs
11 Handicap Photographs
P. Drawings and Blueprints
Box
11 Handicap Signage
Box
FLT-1 Anthropometric Data Male/Female Large/Small, seated at console [varying scales]
Box
FLT-2 West Essex Rehabilitation center signage
FLT-2 Visual Aids Wall Conference American Export Industries, June 25, 1969
Q. Miscellaneous
Box
FLT-2 Conferences - STUVA (GL), 1976
FLT-2 Conferences - A Playground for all Children, 1977
FLT-2 Conferences - HumanScale
FLT-2 Recreation - Wheelchair Tours, 1974
IV. President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped (PCEH)
1 linear foot
Scope and Content
This series documents Hollerith's participation with the PCEH.
A. Minutes
Box
FLT-2 PCEH Meeting Minutes, 1976-1977 1987 1992-1993
B. Correspondence
Box
FLT-2 Correspondence, November 1972-April 1973; notebook divided into 6 folders
FLT-2 Correspondence, 1970, 1974-1987, 1992-1994
C. President's Report on Employment of Peoples with Disabilities
Box
FLT-2 Section 1, 1990-1991
Box
12 Section 2, 1990-1989
12 Section 3, 1990
D. PCEH Meetings
Box
12 Annual PCEH Meeting "Target '83", 1983
E. Reports
Box
12 "The Environment and the Physically Disabled"
12 "1975 Survey of Industrial Design Educational Institutions and Educators of Awareness of the Problems of Handicapped and Aging"
12 "Assessment of the Inclined Elevator and Its Use in Stockholm", 1978
12 "Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill: An International Perspective", 1980
F. Publications
Box
12 Accent on Living, 1979
12 Programs for the Handicapped, 1978-1982; incomplete
12 Federal Register, 1981
12 IYDP Report, 1981
12 Across America, 1983-1987
12 Direct Link, 1987
12 Focus, 1987 1991
12 Universal Design Vol. 1, No. 8, October 1994
12 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Bulletin, Vol. 38, No. 2, February 1995
12 Other Publications, 1976-1993
12 Disabled USA, 1966-1985; incomplete
V. Project Earning Power
1 linear foot
Scope and Content
This series contains papers pertaining to Hollerith's activities for Project Earning Power and his service as a board member.
Box
12 Board of Directors Meetings Minutes, November 1965
12 Board of Directors Meetings Minutes, April-January 1970
12 Correspondence, 1965-1968
12 Reports - "IDSA Presents Project Earning Power to the PCEH", April 1966
12 Reports - "Designer Products for the Handicapped", April 1970
12 Reports - "General Manager's Report", March 1970
VI. Industrial Design
2 linear feet, 4 map case drawers, 19 bags, 7 flat file boxes
Scope and Content
This series documents Hollerith's industrial design work. It includes blueprints and drawings of various electronic devices and office floor plans.
A. Computer Design
1. Allied Computer Systems (ACS)
12 Design Listing Packet, 1970 [includes correspondence]
12 "Mark II" Blueprints, 1970
2. Allied Computer Systems workstation computer, 1970
12 Miscellaneous Allied Computer Systems -- desk, workstation
Box
FLT-2 Allied computer Systems -- computer and desk combo
3. Atlantic Access Corp
MD-4 55 Card handler blueprints, 1973
4. Computer Property Corporation (CPC)
Drawer Folder
MD-4 55 Card reader, CRT display, desk blueprints
MD-4 55 CPC nameplates for printer and CPU
Box
FLT-3 Logo design
5. Danny's Compu-Hair (flat box 3)
Scope and Content
Computer selected hair style based on appearance by Danny Gianfrancesco
6. Gammon Products (flat box 3)
Scope and Content
Computer Design
7. Gunther Business Machines
Box
FLT-3 "Compumailer" blueprints, 1979
Drawer Folder
MD-4 56 Computer terminal/printer, 1979
8. Keelectro
Drawer Folder
MD-4 56 Keelectro 3000 -- nameplate alternatives, 1971
Box
12 Keelectro Sales Kit
Box
FLT-3 Signage mockups, correspondence, 1971
9. Kimball
Box
12 Tag Reader marketing kit, 1965
12 Tag Reader keyboard blueprints
Box
FLT-1 Tag Reader drawings
Box
FLT-2 Printer, cash register, stands, cabinets, drawings
10. Interdata
Box
12 Product Photographs (Interdata Typewriter)
Drawer Folder
MD-4 55 Printer, Addmaster blueprints, 1974-1976
Drawer Folder
MD-6 103 Arrangement for IBIS 500 -- computer workstation
MD-6 103 Ergonomics male female, sitting, standing
MD-6 103 Modular/stackable workstation, 1976
MD-6 103 Interdata CRT, keyboard layout, 1976
11. I/O Devices
12 Blue Prints -- I/O devices, 1973-1974
12 Unlabeled printer
12 Formstand and bin (table)
12 Computer or monitor
12 Shelf/keyboard support, 1970
12 Keyboard cover plate
12 Keyboard stand
12 Tape recorder (2 track, continuous loop)
12 Terminal sketches (computer)
12 Office floor plan
12 "Isometric sketch"
12 Computer mechanisms (table top tape reader)
12 I/O devices signage
12 Table top workstation design, ergonomics
12 I/O devices (computer hardware), 1978
12 I/O Signage
12 Printer mailbox
12 I/O Devices 1972 card reader -- "Roytron"
12 I/O Devices 1973 workstation
12 I/O Devices, 1973 [Electronic package (inside computer) printer]
Box
FLT-4 I/O Signage
Drawer Folder
MD-4 55 I/O devices -- typewriter and desk, 1973
12. Magnetic Data Systems
Drawer Folder
MD-6 103 Cassette Peripheral 1979 Magnetic Data Systems, tape deck
13. Monroe Calculating Machine Co.
12 Calculating Machine Patent, 196,281, September 1963
14. MYARC
12 Computer prototype, 1983
12 Design for MYARC computer PES/50 -- slides, sketches, correspondence
15. Optical Scanning Corp
12 Sales kit, Slides, Photographs, 1970
12 Scanner Terminal, 1971
12 Desk
Drawer Folder
MD-4 56 Design proposal -- integrated scanning, 1972
16. Syntrex
Drawer Folder
MD-4 56 Printer, workstation, network design, CRT display, 1979
Box
FLT-4 Poster board displays
17. Unnamed Blueprints
FLT-1 5 drawings -- computer mainframe, August 18, 1983
FLT-1 Computer workstation sketches
FLT-1 Anthropometric Data Male/Female Large/Small, seated at console
FLT-1 Varying scales Scale cut outs of word processor/computer keyboard
FLT-1 Computer Stand
B. Office Design
Box
FLT-2 American Loose Leaf Factory Color Scheme
FLT-2 Intercontinental Systems Inc (ISI) signage, floor plan
FLT-2 West Essex Rehabilitation center signage
Box
FLT-3 Clock/watch mockups
FLT-3 Workstation drawings
Drawer Folder
MD-4 56 International Trading Corp (ITC) office floor plans
MD-4 56 Telephone index (flat file system, callable by letter)
MD-4 56 Unlabeled (paper holder for typist)
Drawer Folder
MD-6 103 Automated Office Products, 1978
MD-6 103 Bates Manufacturing Co., 1975-1978
C. Posters
Box
FLT-2 Visual Aids Wall Conference American Export Industries, June 25, 1969
Box
FLT-6 GE plastics group calendar, 1986
FLT-6 Time Calendar by Danne & Blackburn Inc., 1981
FLT-6 Business Machine News (poster) obit for Herman Hollerith, November 29, 1929
FLT-6 3 Conference Posters "Ausstellung Musikinstrumente Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich", 1962
FLT-6 12 Days of Christmas (Days 2, 5-8)
FLT-6 Rand McNally Imperial Map of the United States of America
FLT-6 Rand McNally Portrait Map of the United States of America
D. Printers
Box
FLT-6 Braen Cannon -- printer envelope feed, 1986
FLT-6 Canon 5x printer Pedestal proposal, 1987
Box
FLT-7 Control panel design
FLT-7 Line of sight study -- word processor
FLT-7 Mailbox -- printer mailboxes for Canon, Epson, new Epson, Okidata, Ricoh, IBM
FLT-7 Mita 400 -- office printer, 1986
FLT-7 Paper bender
FLT-7 Ricoh 4150 printer, May 28, 1987
FLT-7 Ricoh Laser Printer 4080
FLT-7 Xerox laser copier 4045
FLT-7 Xerox Swing arm
Box
FLT-2 Unnamed printer
Box
13 Ziyad - Blueprints, 1986
13 Ziyad - Nameplate boards, 1984-1986
13 Ziyad z-400 -- printer and accessories
13 Ziyad 400 with corrections
13 Ziyad - Printer design (unlabeled)
13 Ziyad computer housing
13 Ziyad computer
13 Ziyad Flying wing
13 Ziyad 100 -- printer
13 Ziyad 300 -- extruder for printer
13 Ziyad z-525 canon concept printer
13 Ziyad 2000 printer
13 Ziyad 24000 envelope tray
Box
FLT-3 Ziyad - Intercontinental Systems Inc. - Letterhead sign boards
FLT-3 Intercontinental Systems Inc. - Ziyad logo design
FLT-3 Ziyad - Intercontinental Systems Inc. - Correspondence
Box
FLT-6 Ziyad -- cardboard displays and nameplates
Box
FLT-7 Ziyad Paper Jet Signage - 300, 400, 2000, TwinAx, 1983
FLT-7 Ziyad - Personal Feeder promotional booklet
Drawer Folder
MD-5 79 Ziyad printer, 1982-1984
E. Other Product Design
Box
13 Associated Testing Laboratory - 1 cubic ft oven, 1970 [correspondence; product review]
13 Robertshaw Gas Boiler [installation instructions]
13 Thomas & Betts Applicator, March 12, 1982
13 Survey -- map of property for a home, July 1975
13 Hayward (miscellaneous design)
13 Hayward -- pump or filter
13 EC-40 filter head
13 EC-50
13 Video Tek -- projector or TV
13 Long Island Lighting Company -- meter reading terminal, 1981
13 DP Wang
Box
FLT-1 RoyFax Copier (98 lb. secretary)
Box
FLT-2 Optics for Research; Products for scientists and engineers
FLT-2 Drillick-Lamanna Corp -- headers
Box
FLT-3 Meditex cardiac monitor (casing design)
Drawer Folder
MD-4 56 Glass Heat drawings, 1984 [heater, baseboard, room drawings, window drawings, index of blueprints]
MD-4 56 Medi-Scan Tech Corp -- Cardiac Arrhythmia Monitor, 1972 [possible scan in #2] ; 2 folders
MD-4 56 National Cash Register Company, 1973 [ATM blueprints, face plate, place in wall, 4 boards]
MD-4 56 Vapor Vacuum Concept -- Les Day Associates, 1973
Box
FLT-5 Prismos boards, name plate design, Photographs
Drawer Folder
MD-5 79 Prismo Universal, 1978-1979 [Isometric Truck -- highway paint truck, includes sketches and Photographs of wheeled, walk behind painter, (Prismo 2600)]
Box
FLT-6 Waterbury [Tape design, BMR letterhead and logo design; Measuring tape]
Drawer Folder
MD-5 79 Waterbury Lock & Specialty Co., 1978 [tape measure blueprints]
F. Photographs and Slides (Box 13)
VII. Hannover Fair (GL, IL)
5 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series documents Hollerith's attendance at the Hannover-Messe Fair in Germany as a representative of ID magazine, 1973-1982. Hannover-Messe is an annual conference that highlights the newest industrial technologies and products worldwide. The series is arranged chronologically broken into the years of the fair Hollerith attended and consists of conference information, photographs and/or slides, and catalogs of products featured at the fair and Official Conference Catalogs (Hannover Fair official guidebooks).
Box
13 Conference Information - Report, 1973-1976
13 Conference Information - Photographs, 1973-1976
Box
13-17 Conference Information - Catalogs, 1973-1976, 1978-1982
Box
15-17 Conference Information - Slides, 1978-1982
Box
17 Official Conference Catalogs, 1975, 1983-1985
17 Cologne Fair, 1980
VIII. Catalogs
4 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series consists entirely of trade catalogs and product advertisements.
Box
17 Handicap Design
17 Plastics
Box
17-18 German
Box
19-20 General Design
IX. Herman Hollerith Estate Settlement
3 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series documents the sale and settlement of the Herman Hollerith estate following the death of his last remaining child, Virginia.
Box
21 Estate Settlement Correspondence, 1981-2001
Box
22 Conservatorship Correspondence, 1998-1966
22 Lawyers Correspondence, 1989-1993
22 General Correspondence, 1990-1993
Box
23 Sellers Petition, 1994-1991
X. Artifacts
4 linear feet
Scope and Content
This series features physical examples of some of Hollerith's designs. Artifacts include an electronic speaking aid, Vocaid, samples of colored Plexiglas, and molds for a calculator/cash register. Some, like the TALC scale sample, correspond with records in other series. In addition to artifacts from Richard Hollerith, this series includes materials from his grandfather, Herman Hollerith. Artifacts from Herman Hollerith include a register lamp and a piece of corrugated aluminum tubing.
Box
24 Talc Scale
24 Vocaid
24 Glass samples
Box
25 Calculator
25 Plastic molds
25 Plexiglass color samples
Box
26 Monroe adding machine
Box
27 Register Lamp