Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972

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Industrial and stage designer. Born New York, March 2, 1904. Attended Society for Ethical Culture High School in New York. Apprenticed to designer Norman Bel Geddes, 1922-1924. Established his own industrial design firm in 1929. His clients included Bell Telephone Laboratories, Deere & Company, Honeywell, Inc., Polaroid Corporation, General Electric, the 1939-40 and 1964-65 New York World's Fairs, New York Central Railroad, Hoover Company, Singer Sewing Machine Company, Royal Typewriter Co., Lockheed Aircraft, McCall's magazine, and others.

From the description of Henry Dreyfuss Collection, 1927-1972. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 39157043

Industrial designer.

Dreyfuss (1904-1972) was noted for product development and for use of pictograms (directional symbols).

From the description of Papers, 1929-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155473497

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972. Henry Dreyfuss Collection, 1927-1972. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Vincent Price Papers, 1883-1992, (bulk 1932-1992) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Refregier, Anton, 1905-. Anton Refregier papers, ca. 1900-ca. 1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. William H. Pickering Speech Reference Collection, 1959-1974. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972. Henry Dreyfuss letter to Princess Pignatelli, 1955. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972. Papers, 1929-1972. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001. Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1825-1989 (bulk 1909-1989). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972. April 20 1970 / [Henry Dreyfuss]. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
referencedIn S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company. Records, 1791-1970, (bulk 1870-1965). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Anton Refregier papers, circa 1900-circa 1990 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Refregier, Anton, 1905-. Anton Refregier papers, 1900-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library.
creatorOf DREYFUSS, HENRY. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Papers of Vincent Price, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). Library of Congress
referencedIn New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated records, 1935-1945, 1939-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Dreyfuss, Henry. [Henry Dreyfuss] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Papers, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). Library of Congress
referencedIn Raymond Spilman Papers, 1933-1976 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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associatedWith Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Deere & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Esterbrook Pen Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Henry Dreyfuss, person
associatedWith Henry Dreyfuss Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Honeywell Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001. person
associatedWith Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Marcus, Stanley, 1905- person
associatedWith New York Central Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated corporateBody
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1912- person
associatedWith Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. person
correspondedWith Pignatelli, Princess person
associatedWith Polaroid Corporation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. person
associatedWith Radio Corporation of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Refregier, Anton person
associatedWith Refregier, Anton, 1905- person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Singer Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Spilman, Raymond, 1911- person
associatedWith S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Costume
Costume design
Anthropometry
Design, Industrial
Nude in art
Publicity
Theaters--Designs and plans
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
Designer
Human engineering
Occupation
Industrial designers--United States
Set designers--United States
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Birth 1904-03-02

Death 1972-10-05

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