Correspondence, minutes, financial records, membership surveys and directories, event information, sound recordings, and other records of the American Center for Design, founded as the Society of Typographic Arts in 1927, to promote high standards of design, the education of designers, and public awareness of the role of good design, and to sponsor exhibitions, including an annual Design in Chicago Printing Exhibition, and a printing workshop at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Also present are ACD/STA material collected by Susan Jackson Keig, first woman president of the STA in 1955-1956, when she was Susan Karstrom, including typed reminiscences (from 1989) in which Keig describes STA meetings/field trips in the 1950s-1960s, including one to visit Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, a 1955 STA news release announcing Susan Karstrom's election as president, seven reel-to-reel audio tapes of STA conferences and discussions (1962-1963), and ACD membership mailings from 1991-1992
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the records of Elizabeth M. Harris, Curator Emeritus of Graphic Arts in the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Division of Information Technology and Society. Materials include Harris' correspondence and memoranda documenting her work on the Hall of Graphic Arts, the Ceremonial Court at NMAH, and a small guide for NMAH; copies of Harris' publications, lecture papers, and published reviews pertaining to the field of graphic arts; original artwork of printing presses in the Graphic Arts Collection; and professional information on Harris, spanning the years she was associated with the Smithsonian (1965-1999).
The New York City 100 Records documents the activities of the nonprofit institution "The New York City 100." A public-private collaboration, the organization was created to focus on a year of New York history and to coordinate the centennial celebration of Greater New York's consolidation. Records describe organizational structure and participants; background and planning; fundraising; events and programs; partnerships; educational outreach; public relations and advertising; accounting and finance; spin off products and licensing; and press coverage
Woodblocks, linoleum blocks, wood and linoleum tools, wooden types, metal types, books, proofs, and special printings -- Included are woodblocks and linoleum blocks of illustrations and decorations for Walt Whitman's SHORT STORIES (Columbia University Press, 1927), De La Motte Fouqu'e's UNDINE (Limited Editions Club, 1930), and Sir Walter Scott's IVANHOE (Limited Editions Club, 1940). There are several metal types designed and cast for Lewis; full or nearly full alphabets of special wooden types designed and cut by Lewis in both 216 pt. and 144 pt. sizes; specimens of his wood and linoleum tools, mainly of his own manufacture; books containing illustrations, decorations, and special types by Lewis; proofs of bookplates he designed; and proofs and special printings of various plates
A comprehensive collection of working drawings and sketches, watercolor paintings, lithographs, proofs, manuscripts, and architectural drawings -- There are illustrations for many books including MOBY DICK, BEOWULF, THE CANTERBURY TALES, THE DECAMERON, PAUL BUNYAN, CANDIDE, and THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, as well as illustrations for 18 of Kent's own books; bookplates for many well known people, magazine illustrations, advertising, posters, and graphic art work of many other types. Some correspondence is included, as well as many lithographs and woodblock prints by Kent's students and admirers
This is a collection of materials designed by well-known 20th century American graphic designer and AIGA and Type Director's Club medal winnder, Bradbury Thompson (1911-1995). The collection is comprised of an array original, printed materials such as books and magazines, posters, reports, corporate identity pieces, invitaions, and more ephemeral materials, all designed by Thompson
Primarily the papers of Forrest B. Stone, including business and family papers documenting the family business in Maitland, Fla., together with ephemera and an extensive amount of printed materials documenting Forrest B. Stone's commercial enterprises. Forrest Stone's wife, Georgiana (Dixie) T. Hill Stone, came from a prominent Maitland family and also created many of the graphics used in the businesses. Persons represented include Alvord Alonso Stone and Lovell Lazell Stone
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, autobiography, biographical information, diaries, journals, mss. of medical and literary writings, scrapbook, drawings, legal documents, including naturalization papers and contracts, awards and certificates, newspaper clippings, and photos, relating to John's experiences with U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I; the treatment of diabetes, expecially in children; his talk about diabetes at the all Slavic conference in Prague (1928); Czech literature, translations, and graphic arts; and the deadly fire at Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1929); and his activities in charitable, cultural, and social organizations. Includes minutes, articles, clippings, and other materials, relating to Camp Ho Mito Koda, Newbury, Ohio, a non-profit summer camp for diabetic children, which was established by John, and correspondence of his wife, Elizabeth Louise (Beamon) John, with U.S. Veterans Administration concerning John's national service life insurance
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the papers of Smithsonian Press designer, Crimilda Pontes. Included are materials on Rails of the World, the Quad flyer, and other projects for which Pontes was the designer. The files consist of correspondence, some annotated by S. Dillon Ripley; some of Pontes' original drawings; photographs; reviews of, promotional materials on, and color plates of Rails; as well as occasional notes by Pontes on her illness and her work.