ca. 139 linear ft. (276 boxes, 6 flatfile folders) ca. 1312 sound cassettes: ca. 24 sound cassettes: ca. 210 videocassettes (VHS): ca. 37 videocassettes (U-matic): ca. 42 videocassettes (Betacam): ca. 14 videocassettes (MiniDV): ca. 7 videocassettes (DVCAM): 1 videoreel: 2 film reels: 21 sound tape reels: 53 CD-ROMs; 35 computer disks; 1 computer disk (Zip drive);
Consisting of office files and correspondence, printed conference materials, photographs, posters, and audio and video recordings, the archive illustrates the governing ideas and themes addressed each year and provides information about the individuals who participated in and planned each conference. While the majority of documentation pertains to the IDCA itself, the archive also includes materials about other organizations with which the IDCA was affiliated such as the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies.
University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives
13.5 linear ft.
This collection contains the official records of each conference from 1951 through 1987 including copies of papers presented, transcribed conference records, tape recordings of IDCA meetings, correspondence, and a wide range of graphic materials produced in conjunction with the conference.
139.0 linear feet (276 boxes, 6 flat file folders)
Founded in 1951, the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA) emulated the Bauhaus philosophy by promoting a close collaboration between modern art, design, and commerce. For more than 50 years the conference served as a forum for designers to discuss and disseminate current developments in the related fields of graphic arts, industrial design, and architecture. The records of the IDCA include office files and correspondence, printed conference materials, photographs, posters, and audio and video recordings.
This collection documents the history of the Aspen Institute from 1952 to 1991. Its includes correspondence from 1955-1975 between members and officers of the Institute; International Design Conference material dating from 1952-1969, including programs and lists of participants for the conference; literary material dating from 1956-1979, including press releases, advertizing booklets, programs, and annual reports for the Institute; newspaper clippings dating from 1954-1988; and photographs of the Albert Schweitzer International Convocation held in Aspen, Colorado in May 1966.
The collection contains draft manuscripts, printed material and research notes for 8 of Banham's published books, for unpublished projects and many articles and reviews related to the history of architecture and design. Included are the notes and manuscripts for his public lectures and his teaching. Other files document his participation on design juries and his consultation work. Printed matter, reports, photographs and correspondence from the International Design Conference in Aspen, 1950-1990, point to Banham's involvement with the Aspen design conference during the formative years of its existence.
This collection contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles, souvenir booklets, pamphlets, maps, press releases, organizational reports, promotional literature, and memorabilia relating to world's fairs and international exhibitions. Included in the collection are materials pertaining to the 1933 Century of Progress Centennial International Exhibition, Chicago; the 1958 Exposition Universelle et Internationale, Brussels, Begium; the 1959 USSR Exhibition of Achievements in Science, Technology, and Culture in New York City; the Seattle Century 21 Exposition (1962); New York World's Fair (1964-1965); Expo 67 (Montreal, Quebec); Expo 70 (Osaka, Japan); Expo '74 (Spokane, Wash.); the World's Fair of 1982 (Knoxville, Tenn.); the Louisiana World Exposition, 1984; Expo 86 (Vancouver, B.C.); and Aspen Design Conferences, 1956-1959. The collection also includes a folder of materials pertaining to Robert Moses, who served as President of the New York World's Fair Corporation.