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Design drawings

Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Artwork, 1857-1990

Accession: 2132Identifier: 2132-III.
Scope and Content:

Contains artwork created by Irv Koons Associates which document each stage of the creative process from development of the initial concept through creation of the final design approved for production. This series contains rough and finished sketches, comprehensives, mock-ups, mechanicals, and finished artwork for numerous package design projects. These materials are arranged alphabetically by company and grouped by media.

Dates: 1857-1990

Clarita V. Stubenbord design portfolio

Accession: 2499

Clarita Violet Stubenbord (1909-2010) was an artist and designer working in the 1930s through the 1960s in New York. Her design work was primarily packaging design for the cosmetics industry. This collection is Stubenbord's portfolio of design work for major cosmetics houses, primarily Dorothy Gray, but also Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder.

Dates: approximately 1960

Drawings, 1971-1996, bulk: 1980-1995

Accession: 2193Identifier: 2193-II.
Scope and Content:

This series contains the design drawings for a large number of Marc Harrison's projects for companies such as Cuisinart, Connoisseurs, Sabatier/Cuisine de France, ILZRO, and Krups. These drawings document how Harrison developed his ideas to create consumer products, particularly the Cuisinart food processor.

Dates: 1971-1996; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

John T. Houlihan papers

Accession: 2766

John T. Houlihan (1944-) is an industrial designer who worked for General Motors, SCM Corporation, General Electric, South Bend Toy, and Timex. His papers consist of sketches, drawings, and renderings from those companies, spanning nearly forty years.

Dates: 1967-2017; undated

Original commercial art collection

Accession: 2000-221

Commercial art, or advertising art, is art created for an enterprise to communicate reasons to buy goods and services, to create a recognizable logo, or to detail the correct performance of a task. The collection consists of original drawings, sketches, and paintings for unidentified cosmetic, powder, and perfume packaging.

Dates: circa 1920-1940

Raymond Loewy Associates Pennsylvania Railroad renderings

Accession: 2349

Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well known industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. In 1934, he signed a contract with the Pennsylvania Railroad that launched a two-decade relationship with the "Standard Railroad of the World." Loewy's work for the Pennsy did much to establish his reputation as the leading figure in the century's most noteworthy American design style: streamlining. This collection consists of twelve presentation renderings executed in tempera on illustration board. The mats bear Loewy's signature, although the work was actually executed by others. The renderings generally conform, with slight variations, to photographs that show the work as actually built.

Dates: 1936-1946

Raymond Loewy Greyhound Bus interior design rendering

Accession: 2457

Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well known industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Transportation, particularly automobiles, was always one of Loewy's passions. This is an interior design rendering for a Greyhound bus. The drawing was produced by an unidentified artist in Raymond Loewy's office, not by Loewy himself.

Dates: circa 1939

Sketches and samples, 1931-1975

Accession: 2460Identifier: 2460-III.
Scope and Contents:

Series 3, Sketches and Samples, consists of various sketch and sample books as well as Geist & Geist’s swatch books.

Dates: 1931-1975

Small appliance and housewares research materials, 1870-2016, bulk: 1900-2016

Accession: 2268Identifier: 2268-II.
Scope and Content:

This series consists of the historical materials relating to the various company histories that Marshall compiled throughout his career. Subseries A contains histories, ephemera, and photographs relating to the various companies. This group includes materials on all of the small, forgotten companies that were merged with or absorbed by the larger companies whose names survived through the years.

Subseries B, C, and D contain published sources of information on the various appliances and subjects of interest to Johnson. Subseries E are files on museum exhibitions and other museums Johnson visited and, in some cases, worked with. Subseries F contain the information Johnson compiled on various collectors and clubs for the appliances of interest. Subseries G are files and binders of photographs of the appliances and other items that Johnson had collected while researching particular products.

Subseries H are 65 ink on drafting linen production drawings (18"X24") for Wear-Ever's regular line of aluminum cookware products. These include drawings for coffee pots and perculators, tea kettles, pitchers, ricers, and several kinds of pans.

Subseries I are 203 ink on drafting linen production drawings for Wear-Ever's Kensington Ware line of aluminum giftware. While many of them were designed by Lurelle Guild, the drawings only note who drew them.

Subseries J are the actual small electric and hand-operated appliances, tools, and razors that Johnson collected to study while designing his products.

Dates: 1870-2016; Majority of material found within 1900-2016

Technical Records

Accession: 2333Identifier: 2333-I.
Scope and Content:

Contains technical drawings and information, including patents, design drawings, diagrams, instruction sheets, parts lists, and memoranda from the technical divisions of the company.

Dates: 1897-1960; Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Thomas Lamb papers

Accession: 2181

Thomas Lamb (1896-1988) was an industrial designer most noted for his design of physiologically efficient handles. His papers contain drawings, sketches, and artifacts pertaining to Lamb's career, which trace the development of his unique handle design, as well as his pursuits in the fields of textiles, cartoons, and writing, particularly for children.

Dates: 1916-1988