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Packaging -- Design

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Bond, Crown and Cork Company negatives

 Collection
Accession: 2007-228
Abstract:

This collection of glass-plate and acetate negatives of bottle caps was made by the Bond, Crown and Cork Company of Wilmington, Delaware. The designs are for various beer and soft drink labels. Some of the negatives are dated from 1939, and the remainder appear to be from that time period as well.

Dates: circa 1939

C. Robert Werle collection of visual materials

 Collection
Accession: 1996-236
Abstract:

C. Robert Werle (1893-1990) was an industrial engineer who worked for Cooley & Marvin Company of Boston conducting time studies, as well as analysis of accounting and plant methods for a variety of clients, mostly in the textile, leather, woodworking and metalworking industries. This collection consists of images, advertisements, and sales flyers, for various clients of Werle, specifically a metal packaging company, a cedar chest manufacturer, duplex homes for sale.

Dates: 1920-1930

Charles DeMirjian oral history interview transcript

 Collection
Accession: 2269
Abstract:

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The record consists of a thirteen-page transcript of a taped interview of DeMirjian conducted by then-director of the Hagley Museum and Library Glenn Porter. In his reminiscences, DeMirjian recounts his training and career history, plus some observations on his mode of work.

Dates: 1997 May 23

Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Company records on STAINMASTER®

 Collection
Accession: 2563
Abstract:

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Accompanied by creative marketing with the assistance of DeMirjian and his team, DuPont launched the largest advertising and promotion campaign in the history of the carpeting industry. This collection consists of materials related to the marketing and success of DuPont STAINMASTER® carpet fiber.

Dates: 1985-1992

Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Consumer Products Division photographs and ephemera

 Collection
Accession: 1995-273
Abstract:

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He collected pictures, advertisements, and publications showing DuPont consumer products, as well as some of the products and packages themselves. The collection consists of brochures, advertisements, photographs, and ephemera showing DuPont Company consumer products from 1913 to 1984.

Dates: 1913-1984

Charles H. DeMirjian DuPont Consumer Products Division records

 Collection
Accession: 2566
Abstract:

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Records are primarily related to the marketing success and issues realted to Corian, DuPont Car Care products, Zerex, as well as Duco and Lucite paints.

Dates: 1956-1991

Charles H. DeMirjian speeches

 Collection
Accession: 2481
Abstract:

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This collection consists of texts of two speeches given by DeMirjian on package design at National Packaging Week in 1975 and 1976.

Dates: 1975 October 28; 1976 October 27

Clarita V. Stubenbord design portfolio

 Collection
Accession: 2499
Abstract:

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

Don von Schritz collection of matchbook covers

 Collection
Accession: 2016-207
Abstract:

A match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This is a small collection of matchbook covers consists advertising hotels, restaurants, banks, elections, products, and organizations. Most of the matchbook covers are from Texas and New Mexico with a few coming from other states.

Dates: circa 1950s

F.H. Dow & Company Utopian chocolate candy boxes album

 Collection
Accession: 1999-222
Abstract:

F.H. Dow & Company was a manufacturer of chocolates and candy. This album contains of photographs from F.H. Dow & Company of Boston, Massachusetts, showing various box designs for Utopian chocolates.

Dates: circa 1910-1920

Helen Lasser collection of matchbook covers

 Collection
Accession: 2015-305
Abstract:

A match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This is a small collection of matchbook covers from restaurants, hotels, and various local businesses.

Dates: 1960s-1970s

Hospitality soap wrappers collection

 Collection
Accession: 2015-290
Abstract:

Soap traces its history all the way back to the Babylonians in 2800 BC. However, bar soap only dates back to the late eighteenth century. The use of bar soap became the norm in the mid-nineteenth century. By this time soap could be mass produced and mass marketed. Many of the large bar soap companies were established during this time. This collection consists of 155 hospitality soap wrappers that have been flattened. The soap wrappers generally contain the name of the hotel, city and state, as well as a logo or graphic of some kind. Most wrappers include the brand name and product name, though a few do not have any information about the soap listed on the wrapper. All of the hotels are in the United States, not all of the states are represented in the collection. This collection would be useful for those researching package design, logos, or the soap industry. Potentially the collection also indicates relationships between specific hotel companies and their personal hygiene vendors.

Dates: circa 1930s-1950s

Irv Koons papers

 Collection
Accession: 2132
Abstract:

Irv Koons (1922-2017) was a graphic artist, designer, and illustrator who became one of the leading consumer package designers of the twentieth century. The Irv Koons papers include marketing research studies, business correspondence, public relations files, and materials from the designer's packaging courses. In addition to this textual component, the archive contains original artwork, sketches, comprehensives, mock-ups, and final product packaging. These materials document not only the career of Irv Koons, but also the growth and development of the packaging industry in the second half of the twentieth century.

Dates: 1946-1996; Majority of material found within 1955-1985

Irvin Koons photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1996-315
Abstract:

Irv Koons (1922-2017) was a graphic artist, designer, and illustrator who became one of the leading consumer package designers of the twentieth century. The photographic collection contains slides, negatives, color transparencies, and prints documenting all of Koons's major design projects over the course of his long career as a package designer.

Dates: 1894-1988

Jones Brokerage Company packaging samples and photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2018-231
Abstract:

The Jones Brokerage Company was a food brokerage business founded by Otis V. Jones Jr. (1915-2003) in 1946, as Associated Foods in Raleigh, North Carolina. This small collection contains samples of packaging for bread, coffee, desserts, produce, meats, sausages, and salt.

Dates: circa 1940s-1950s

Leonard W. Walton collection of Milprint, Inc. records

 Collection
Accession: 2430
Abstract:

Leonard W. Walton (1911-2005) was a printing industry executive with Milprint, Inc., which specialized in printing packaging materials, between 1936 and 1976. His collection of Milprint records primarily consists of printing samples including candy wrappers, cigarette boxes, potato chip and bread bags and bacon boxes.

Dates: 1920-2008; Majority of material found within 1940-1970

Linda Gross collection of matchbook covers

 Collection
Accession: 2015-306
Abstract:

A match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This is a small collection of matchbook covers from hotels, museums and restaurants. Most the businesses represented are from Las Vegas, Nevada, there are a few from other places in the United States.

Dates: circa 1970s

Match cover albums

 Collection
Accession: 2015-295
Abstract:

Match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This collection is eight volumes of matchbook covers, each volume contains approximately 330-570 matchbooks. The matchbooks are graphic advertisements for various businesses, services, or products. The industries most represented are hotels, restaurants, clubs, and bars. There are a large amount of matchbooks from banks/insurance companies, automobile companies, airlines, food stores, drug stores, clothing stores, among others.

Dates: 1954-1970

Mittleman Robinson Inc. records

 Collection
Accession: 2194
Abstract:

Mittleman Robinson Inc. is an image management consulting firm. Its records consist of company brochures and press clippings advertising their services.

Dates: 1980-1998

Original commercial art collection

 Collection
Accession: 2000-221
Abstract:

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

Packaging, circa 1980s-1996, bulk 1990-1996

 Series
Accession: 2401-II.
Scope and Content:

Contains examples of Wawa product packaging, proofs and renderings of packaging artwork, and documents that trace the process of packaging design. In the mid 1990s, Wawa redesigned much of the packaging for their dairy and juice products (such as milk, ice cream, and flavored teas). A majority of items deal with these design changes, particularly the artwork for drink and ice cream cartons. These items also illustrate Wawa's interaction with various marketing, container, and supply companies that helped with the packaging redesign. Examples of these companies are Richard P. Ritter, Inc. (advertising and marketing firm), Turkey Hill Dairy, Sweetheart Cup Company, and container companies like Potlatch, Champion International, Westvaco, and Tetra Pak. The Packaging Series is divided into two Subseries: Containers and Design. The Containers Subseries includes examples of containers and artwork, and artwork proofs and renderings. The Design Subseries contains proofs, and containers that were part of the design process.

Dates: circa 1980s-1996; bulk 1990-1996

Packing, parts, and styling, circa 1930-1976

 Series
Accession: 1995-220-IX.
Scope and Contents:

The Packing, parts, and styling series consists of images of packaging, parts/components of products, and artistic renderings of products. The series is divided into three subseries: Packing, Parts, and Styling. Styling was a department within the RCA company. The materials date from circa 1930 to 1976.

Dates: circa 1930-1976

Raymond Loewy collection of photographs and audiovisual materials

 Collection
Accession: 2004-255
Abstract:

Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well know industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. This collection is composed of images of design work Loewy and his firm conducted for corporate American and foreign clients; Loewy's personal photographs; and his speeches and interviews.

Dates: 1905-1980; Majority of material found within 1935-1974