Papers of Charles and Ray Eames, 1885-1988 (bulk 1965-1988).

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Eames, Charles. Papers of Charles and Ray Eames, 1885-1988 (bulk 1965-1988).

Papers of Charles and Ray Eames, 1885-1988 (bulk 1965-1988).

Correspondence, writings, lectures, reports, proposals, scripts, notes, research files, minutes, financial records, clippings, printed material including catalogs and brochures, biographical material, layout designs, plans, drawings, photographs, and other papers documenting the design activities and professional associations of Charles and Ray Eames. Relates chiefly to the Eames's designs for chairs and other furniture, exhibit designs, and production of films for the Eames's principal clients, the Herman Miller (firm), International Business Machines Corporation, and the governments of India and the United States. Includes correspondence and other material pertaining to the Eames's collaboration with Elmer Bernstein, I. Bernard Cohen, John Dinkeloo, Owen Gingerich, Edmund Sears Morgan, Philip Morrison, Raymond M. Redheffer, and Kevin Roche. Also includes Kaiser family papers containing material from Ray Eames's years at the Bennett School in Millbrook, N.Y., and her studies with Hans Hofmann. Other correspondents include Bill Ballantine, Elmer Bernstein, R. Buckminster Fuller, Alexander Girard, Dorothy Jeakins, A. Quincy Jones, Lee Krasner, Bill Lacy, George Nelson, Eliot Noyes, Gio Ponti, Kevin Roche, Paul Schrader, Peter Smithson, Saul Steinberg, Harry Weese, and Billy Wilder.

131,400 items.293 containers plus 4 oversize.120.2 linear feet.

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Steinberg, Saul, 1914-1999

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Saul Steinberg was a Romanian-born American artist and illustrator, known for his visual commentary on American life created for The New Yorker magazine during the 1940s through 1990s, as well as for his drawings, paintings, collages, and sculpture. Steinberg was born on June 15, 1914 in Râmnicu Sărat, Romania, to Moritz Steinberg and Rosa Steinberg (née Jacobson). Steinberg had one older sister, Lica Roman (née Steinberg), born a year earlier. During Steinberg’s childhood, the family lived on S...

Morrison, Philip

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Physicist. Participant in the Manhattan Project. Affiliations: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1944-46; Cornell 1946-65; MIT 1965-2005. From the description of Oral History interview with Philip Morrison, 2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305417 Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Philip Morrison and his wife, Phylis Morrison. From the description of Letters, 1974-1980, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155873098 ...

Bennett School

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GIRARD, ALEXANDER

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Herman Miller, Inc.

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Herman Miller, Inc., based in Zeeland, Michigan, began in 1923 as a manufacturer of residential furniture. Over the years, the company became a leader in design and manufacture of modern furniture for both home and office. Many famous designers from Charles and Ray Eames to George Nelson created furniture for the company. The company is known for innovations in design and ergonomics. Examples include the "Marshmallow sofa" and the "Molded Plywood Chair." Today, Herman Miller, Inc. has customers ...

Noyes, Eliot

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Lacy, Bill N.

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Ballantine, Bill, 1911-1999

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Bernstein, Elmer

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Jones, A. Quincy (Archie Quincy), 1913-1979

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Archibald Quincy Jones was born in Kansas City, MO, Apr. 29, 1913; BA Architecture, Univ. of WA, 1936; in 1945, he established a private architectural practice that continued throughout his life; partner with Frederick E. Emmons, 1951-69; Jones served as visiting professor and fifth year design critic (1950-78) and dean (1975-78) at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at USC; served as visiting design critic and lecturer at a number of US academic institutions; he initiated design for perfo...

Dinkeloo, John G. (John Gerard), 1918-1981

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Kaiser family.

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Gingerich, Owen

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Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.

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Biographical NoteI. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) was a historian of science, best known for his translation of Sir Isaac Newton&'s Principia Mathematica, published in 1972, the first English translation of the work since 1729. His interest in the history of computing manifested itself primarily in his work as an historical consultant to IBM.Cohen earned a BS in mathematics at Harvard University in 1937 and a PhD in the History of Science at Harvard in 1947. He was the first American to receive ...

Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984

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Painter; Easthampton, N.Y. From the description of Lee Krasner interview, 1966 July 31 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82561305 Painter; Easthampton, N.Y.; b. 1908. From the description of Lee Krasner interview, 1972 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77755808 Painter; interviewee married Jackson Pollock, d.1984. From the description of Reminiscences of Lee Krasner : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In...

Eames, Ray

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Designer; Venice, Calif.; b. 1916; d. 1988. From the description of Ray Eames interviews, 1980 July 28 - Aug. 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80437623 Ray Eames (1916-1988) was a designer from Venice, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Ray Eames, 1980 July 28-Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395860 ...

Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966

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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) was a painter and teacher in Provincetown, Mass. From the description of Hans Hofmann papers, [ca. 1904]-1978 (bulk 1945-1965). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82551474 Painter, teacher. From the description of Hans Hofmann letter to Mrs. Spingarn, 1938 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122389762 Biography Hans Hofmann created a distinctive primordial world of color and l...

Nelson, George, 1908-1986

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"[George Nelson was an] American designer, writer and architect. He studied at Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA, 1928; BFA, 1931), and at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (1932). Winning the Rome Prize in 1932, he was named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1934; while there he wrote 'Architects of Europe Today', published as 12 articles in Pencil Points in 1936-7, an early introduction of European architects to a wide American audience. From 1934 to 1949 he held ...

Smithson, Peter, 1923-2003

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d. 2003. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80310921 ...

Redheffer, Raymond Moos

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Weese, Harry, 1915-

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International Business Machines Corporation

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International Business Machines Corporation was incorporated in New York State on June 16, 1911 under the name Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. In 1922, Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. purchased all of the shares of Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen Gesellschaft. In 1924 the official name of the company was changed to International Business Machines Corporation. In 1933, IBM CEO Thomas Watson ordered the merger of IBM subsidiaries in Germany (Optima, Degemag, Holgemag, Dehomag) under the name De...

Schrader, Paul, 1946-....

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Paul Schrader, screenwriter and director. From the description of Light sleeper : screenplay, 1991, March 20. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378820 Paul Schrader, screenwriter. Joe Connelly, author of source material. From the description of Bringing out the dead: typescript, 1999. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607088 ...

Ponti, Gio, 1891-1979

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Morgan, Edmund S. (Edmund Sears), 1916-2013

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Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002

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Billy Wilder, 1906-2002, filmmaker and art collector of Beverly Hills, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Billy Wilder, 1995 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83334927 Billy Wilder, screenwriter and director; I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriter. From the description of Love in the afternoon : screenplay, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608348 Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriters; Sir Arthur Conan Do...

Work of Charles and Ray Eames (Library of Congress)

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Jeakins, Dorothy 1914-1995

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Jeakins was born in San Diego, CA, Jan. 11, 1914; attended Otis Art Institute, 1931-34; joined WPA Federal Arts Project (1935-36); first film costume design for Dr. Rhythm (1938); the first Oscar for Color Costume Design awarded to Jeakins and Karinska for Joan of Arc (1948); won Academy awards for Samson and Delilah (1950), and Night of the iguana (1964); numerous credits divided between theater and motion pictures; film credits such as Friendly persuasion (1956), South Pacific (1958), The musi...

Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983

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Architect, inventor, scientist, teacher, philosopher, creator of the geodesic dome and the Dymaxion car. From the description of Letter, 1958 Feb. 10, Clemson, S.C. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 33018576 Mark Burginer is a California-based architect, whose interest in Buckminster Fuller's synergetic geometry led to some correspondence between them during the early 1980s. From the description of Letters to Mark Burginger, 1980-1981. (Unknown)...

Roche, Kevin, 1960-

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Architect; New York, N.Y. b. 1922. From the description of Oral history interview with Kevin Roche, 1995 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85015183 ...

Eames, Charles Chambers

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Charles Eames (1907-1978), architect and designer, and his wife Ray Eames (1912-1988), artist and designer. Ray Eames was born Bernice Alexandra Kaiser. From the description of Papers of Charles and Ray Eames, 1885-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072571 Charles Eames, American architect and designer; Eero Saarinen, Finnish-born, American architect and designer. From the description of Architecture and furniture designs, 1940-1978. (Getty R...