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Industrial design

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

A. D. Lambach papers

Identifier: 2043
Abstract: A. D. (Aldoph Daniel) Lambach (1912-2008) was an industrial designer and furniture manufacturer. This small collection documents his career as an industrial designer, whose designs include a war-time design for a wooden baby carriage. The papers consist primarily of newspaper clippings, tear sheets and sketches of Lambach's furniture and appliance cabinet designs, including work executed for Admiral, Zenith, Pacific Mercury, and Sears.
Dates: 1930-1992

"Design Concepts: Water Storage" booklet

Identifier: 2745
Abstract: A booklet produced by the American Iron and Steel Institute's Committee of Steel Plate Producers in the 1960s to illustrate imaginative and attractive designs in constructing community water-storage structures with steel.
Dates: circa 1965

Domenico Mortellito papers

Identifier: 2122
Abstract: Domenico Mortellito (1906-1994) was a designer, muralist, and sculptor noted for working in plastics and other synthetic materials. The majority of the materials in this small collection deal with the design and execution of the DuPont Pavilion at the second New York World's Fair in 1964-1965, including correspondence, studies, drawings, and photos of the take-apart model of the original design.
Dates: 1950-1979

Eileen Gray prints

Identifier: 1996-217
Abstract: Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is considered one of the most important and influential furniture designers and architects of the early twentieth century, inspiring both modernism and Art Deco movements. She was among the vanguard of the International Style in her use and interpretation of geometric forms and industrially produced materials. This collection is a boxed set of postcard-size reproductions of black and white photographs of houses, rooms, and objects designed by her.
Dates: circa 1992

Everett Worthington, Inc. records

Identifier: 2677
Abstract: The Everett Worthington Inc. records contain correspondence, purchase orders, design requests, and contractual letters. Clients include, but are not limited to, Stromberg-Carlson, Cincinnati Victor Company, Coca-Cola, Toastmaster, Story & Clark Piano Company, Gillette Safety Razor Company, Robert W. Irwin Company, Waterbury Clock Company and General Motors. Renderings, sketches and photographs detail completed projects. Chicago's 1933 A Century of Progress International Exposition, and the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio are well represented. Everett E. Worthington was an industrial designer whose career began in 1915 in San Francisco, and continued in Chicago and New York City.
Dates: 1925-1938

Irv Koons memorabilia

Identifier: 2716
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 memorabilia includes a small sample of holiday greeting cards designed by Koons and sent to clients and friends as well as items from Koons's funeral in 2017.
Dates: 2017; undated

Irv Koons papers

Identifier: 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

Identifier: 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

John Gordon Rideout papers

Identifier: 2701
Abstract: The John Gordon Rideout papers illustrate the career of John Gordon "Jack" Rideout (1898-1951), a noted industrial designer. Rideout began his career in sales, moved into advertising, and eventually opened industrial design firms in Toledo and then Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of the collection are images of Skippy Racer, perfume atomizers designed for DeVilbiss, the Shell-Back metal chair designed for Calumet Chair Company, and his classic re-design of Magnalite Cookware for the Wagner Manufacturing Company.
Dates: 1923-1952; undated

Ken White Associates, Inc. records

Identifier: 2377
Abstract: Ken White Associates, Inc., formed by industrial designer Ken White in 1947, was a design firm that developed plans and designs for thousands of independent and academic bookstores throughout the United States, as well as many other types of retail businesses. The company also played a leading role in introducing convenience stores and innovative food service options on college campuses. The records of the company include organizational files documenting the corporate organization; financial papers; project files; publications by White and his son, as well as the records of the partnerships and other companies White formed as he expanded his business and services. The collection also contains files on White's professional activities, including papers related to conferences, conventions, and trade shows, memberships in various organizations, and seminars and talks.
Dates: 1943-2019

Kensington ware coffee set

Identifier: 2700
Abstract: Lurelle Guild (1898-1985) was an architect, industrial designer, and interior designer. The collection contains a three-piece "Mayfair" coffee set designed by Guild, a coffee pot, creamer, and sugar bowl, manufactured by Wear-Ever Aluminum, a subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America as part of its Kensington Ware line.
Dates: circa 1935

Lippincott Mercer records

Identifier: 2206
Abstract: Lippincott & Margulies, Inc., and its successor Lippincott Mercer is a major international design consultancy specializing in corporate identity, image, and marketing. The records consist of a set of the company's magazine, Design Sense.
Dates: 1956-2004

Lyman W. Cleveland interior designs

Identifier: 1995-237
Abstract: This is a collection of photographs and drawings of interiors designed by the firm of Lyman W. Cleveland, Interior Architecture & Design, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dates: circa 1920-1965

Marc Harrison papers

Identifier: 2193
Abstract: Marc Harrison (1936-1998) was an industrial designer and pioneer of universal design. The collection consists of Marc Harrison's business papers, legal records from cases in which Harrison served as a professional witness, files on exhibitions of Harrison's work, and publications featuring Harrison and products he designed.
Dates: 1928-1996

Marshall B. Johnson papers, 1909-2018, bulk 1938-2018

Identifier: 2268-I.
Scope and Content: This series consists of 5 subseries. Subseries A contains Johnson's files from the various companies for whom he worked. Subseries B are the files of the professional associations to which he belonged, such as the Industrial Designers Society of America, and files on his professional activities. Subseries C are scrapbook binders of photographs and ephemera Johnson had compiled from business trips he took, meetings and shows he attended, portfolios of his products and projects for the various companies, and other activities.

Subseries D are files pertaining to Johnson's personal life. There are files on and photographs of his parents, his wife and children, his education, and his many interests and activities.

Subseries E are many of the actual products that Johnson designed as well as his hand-carved wooden models and prototypes of those products.
Dates: 1909-2018; bulk 1938-2018

Marshall B. Johnson research collection of industrial design and housewares

Identifier: 2268
Abstract: Marshall Johnson, an industrial designer, worked for some of the most well-known small appliance companies and designed many popular consumer products as well as often doing their graphic and packaging design. He began working at Black & Decker, Inc., designing portable power tools and lawn and garden power tools. He went on to work as a corporate industrial designer for ALCOA, and later as a designer of small appliances and cookware for Wear-Ever, Proctor Silex, and Hamilton Beach, as those companies merged and evolved through the years. The Marshall B. Johnson Research Collection for Industrial Design and Housewares consists of Johnson's career files and artifacts from the various companies for which he worked, historical and research materials on the companies and their products, files on industrial designers, and Johnson's personal papers, which include materials on his family, childhood, education, interests, and other activities.
Dates: 1870-2018; bulk 1938-2018

Other industrial designers and design firms, 1938-2001

Identifier: 2268-III.
Scope and Content: For the most part, this series consists of biographical information and drawings by the various industrial designers and design firms with whom Johnson worked. Some of these industrial designers were staff designers for Wear-Ever, Proctor Silex, or Hamilton Beach. The companies also sometimes hired outside industrial design firms to help in preparing concept design drawings for new products when they were pressed for time. Others of the industrial designers listed have no relation to the companies for whom Johnson worked - they were designers whom Johnson admired or whose work was of interest to him.
Dates: 1938-2001

Project files, 1946-2006, bulk 1969-2006

Identifier: 2377-II.
Dates: 1946-2006; bulk 1969-2006

Raymond Loewy archive

Identifier: 2251
Abstract: Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well know industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. This collections consist of the Loewy's personal papers, business records, and materials generated and maintained by Loewy's New York Public Relations Department.
Dates: 1903-1982

Raymond Loewy Associates Pennsylvania Railroad renderings

Identifier: 2349
Abstract: 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 collection of photographs and audiovisual materials

Identifier: 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

Raymond Loewy Greyhound Bus interior design rendering

Identifier: 2457
Abstract: 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

Raymond Loewy lithographs

Identifier: 2002-257
Abstract: Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well know industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. This collection consists of two sets of eight lithographs and one serigraph designed by Raymond Loewy, and printed at The American Atelier in New York City. Prints are generally transportation-themed, and show products created by Loewy's design firm.
Dates: 1978

Raymond Loewy miscellany

Identifier: 2327
Abstract: Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well know industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. The collection documents Loewy's product designs and includes advertisements, postcards, product brochures, publications, photographs, and artifacts.
Dates: 1936-1995

Richard Hollerith papers

Identifier: 2054
Abstract: Richard Hollerith, Jr. (1926-), spent his professional career working 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.
Dates: 1962-2004; Majority of material found within 1965-1980

Strother MacMinn's Cars of Tomorrow prints

Identifier: 1997-268
Abstract: Strother MacMinn (1918-1998) was a designer, writer and influential teacher of automotive design. He assisted in the design of automobiles at General Motors, Opel, and Oldsmobile. But his main position was as an instructor of automotive design at the distinguished Art Center College of Design in California. These are six prints of car models designed by MacMinn for DuPont.
Dates: circa 1950

Thomas Lamb papers

Identifier: 2181
Abstract: Thomas Lamb (1896-1988) was a 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

William Lescaze and The Rise of Modern Design in America exhibition poster

Identifier: 1998-249
Abstract: William Lescaze (1896-1969) was a Swiss-born American architect. He is best known for introducing the International Style of architecture to the United States. This is a poster for the exhibition William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America at the National Academy of Design in New York.
Dates: 1984