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Record Unit 287

Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions

Exhibition Records, 1974-1979

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1974-1979
Quantity: 10.86 cu. ft. (20 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Record Unit 287
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibitions from 1974 to 1979, especially the Museum's Museum Without Walls project; Immovable Objects/Lower Manhattan, from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, 1975; and the Museum's first exhibition at the Carnegie Mansion, MAN transFORMS/Aspects of Design, 1976.

These records were assembled by Dorothy Twining Globus, Exhibits Specialist, and Lucy Fellowes, Exhibits Researcher, and consist of correspondence with museum administrators, architects and designers, and interested persons concerning the exhibits, catalogs, and loans of objects. In addition, there are research notes, photographs, printed materials, budgets, newspaper and journal articles, notes taken at meetings, and blueprints and drawings. Oversize materials consist of blueprints and drawings of floor plans and layouts of the exhibits, and graphic print posters for a Metamorphic theme (MAN transFORMS).

Descriptive Entry

These records document the Cooper-Hewitt Museum exhibitions from 1974 to 1979, especially the Museum's "Museum Without Walls" project, Immovable Objects / Lower Manhattan, 1975, and the Museum's first exhibition show at the Carnegie Mansion, MAN transFORMS / Aspects of Design, 1976.

These materials were assembled by Dorothy Twining Globus, Exhibits Specialist, and Lucy Fellowes, Exhibits Researcher.

The records consist of correspondence with museum administrators, architects and designers, and interested persons concerning the exhibits, catalogues, and loans of objects. In addition, there are research notes, photographs, printed materials, budgets, newspaper and journal articles, notes taken at meetings, and blueprints and drawings. Oversize materials consist of blueprints and drawings of floor plans and layouts of the exhibits, and graphic print posters for a "metamorphic" theme (MAN transFORMS).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 287, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Series 1

EXHIBITIONS, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY, 1977-1979.

Box 1

Folders 1-10 "The Royal Pavilion at Brighton," 1977

Box 1 of 22

Folders 11-12 "American Federation of Art," 1977

Box 1 of 22

Folder 13 "200 Years of American Architectural Drawing," 1977

Box 1 of 22

Folders 14-16 "Andrea Palladio Exhibition," 1977

Box 1 of 22

Box 2

Folders 1-2 "Andrea Palladio Exhibition," 1977

Box 2 of 22

Folders 3-16 "More than Meets the Eyes," 1977-1978. See also oversize materials for blueprints.

Box 2 of 22

Folders 17-18 "Look Again," 1978

Box 2 of 22

Folder 19 "Artists' Postcards II," 1978

Box 2 of 22

Box 3

Folders 1-8 "Embroidery Through the Ages," 1978

Box 3 of 22

Folder 9 "Environmental Communications Looks at Los Angeles," 1978

Box 3 of 22

Folder 10 "Museum of Drawers," 1978

Box 3 of 22

Folders 11-13 "Ornament in the 20th Century," 1978-1979

Box 3 of 22

Box 4

Folders 1-4 "Ornament in the 20th Century," 1978-1979 (cont'd)

Box 4 of 22

Folder 5 "Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain, 1850-1930," 1979

Box 4 of 22

Folders 6-9 "The Dream King, Ludwig II of Bavaria," 1979

Box 4 of 22

Folder 10 "Roma Interrota," 1979

Box 4 of 22

Series 2

EXHIBITION RESEARCH MATERIALS, 1974-1977.

Box 5

Immovable Objects / Lower Manhattan (IO/LM)

Folder 1 Action pending - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 2 Battery Park City - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 3 Bibliography - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 4 Bicentennial Committee Planning Board - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 5 Building permits - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folders 6-7 Catalogue - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 8 Contact control - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 9 Contracts - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folders 10-11 Correspondence - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Folder 12 Downtown Lower Manhattan Association - 1975

Box 5 of 22

Box 6

Folder 1 Events, Inc. - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folders 2-3 Fraunces Tavern - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 4 Fundraising - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 5 Axel Horn: Research approach - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 6 Invitations to opening of exhibitions - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 7 Esther Kalsmith (intern) - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 8 Kaufman Buildings - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 9 Lower Manhattan: Important historical dates - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Folder 10 Lower Manhattan: Origin of names and development - 1975

Box 6 of 22

Box 7

Folders 1-2 Lower Manhattan Development, Office of - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 3 Mayor of the City of New York, Office of the - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folders 4-5 Meetings, 1974-1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 6 Merrill Lynch Building (1 Liberty Plaza, formerly 165 Broadway) - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 7 National Park Service - Federal Hall - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folders 8-9 Nets - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 10 Newspaper articles - Extracts - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 11 New York City Bicentennial Corporation - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 12 New York Historical Society - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 13 New York Times - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 14 Open Space - Seminar course by Kathryn Mathewson - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 15 Pamphlet: Notes and drafts - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folders 16-18 Postcard project - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Folder 19 Printed materials - 1975

Box 7 of 22

Box 8

Folder 1 Salica, Carol (intern) - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 2 Singer Building block (1 Liberty Plaza) - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 3 South Street Seaport Museum - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 4 Thank-you letters - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 5-6 Ticker Tape project - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 7 Time Spent on Job report - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 8 United States Customs House - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 9 Weinstein, Richard: Notes - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 10 Woolworth Building - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 11 Work proposal - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 12 WORKS, Inc.: contract - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Folder 13 World Trade Center - 1975

Box 8 of 22

Box 9

MAN transFORMS / Aspects of Design

Folder 1 Audio-visual inventory - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 2 Bread: Notes - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 3 Bread: The Blessings of Bread, by Adrian Bailey - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 4 Bread...Bread...Bread - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 5 Bread: Labels, drafts - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 6 Bread: Lists - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 7 Bread: Text information - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 8 Brochures for exhibition - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 9 Caplan, Ralph: "What to Do When a Designer Comes," undated

Box 9 of 22

Folder 10 Catalogue: Background information of exhibit contributors, Paris meeting, July, 1975

Box 9 of 22

Folder 11 Catalogue: Collection section: Text - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 12 Catalogue: Copy - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folder 13 Catalogue: Credits - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Folders 14-22 Catalogue: Essays by contributors for the opening exhibition: Nader Ardalan; Peter Bode; Ralph Caplan; Hans Hollein; Arata Isozaki; Richard Meier; George Nelson; Ettore Sottsass; and Oswald M. Ungers. See also Boxes 21-22 and oversize materials. - 1976

Box 9 of 22

Box 10

Folder 1 Catalogue: Contributors' essays - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folders 2-4 Catalogue: Galley proofs - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folder 5 Catalogue: Notes - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folder 6 Catalogue: Numbers - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folder 7 Cloth: Abachrome, Inc. - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folder 8 Cloth: Cloth as a Tool - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folder 9 Cloth: Embellished cloths - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Folder 10 Cloth: Flags, maps, planes, ship, mummies - 1976

Box 10 of 22

Box 11

Folder 1 Cloth: Kerchief layout (includes color transparency slides in plastic jackets) - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 2 Cloth: Knitting Times - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 3 Cloth: Labels for textile exhibit - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 4 Cloth: Master lists (Smithsonian Institution collections) - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 5 Cloth: Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 6 Cloth: Selected textiles - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folders 7-10 Cloth: Small textiles (Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian; Alice Beer notes; rejects) - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 11 Clothing: Information sources - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 12 Clothing: Master list - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Folder 13 Clothing: Small textiles (Dorothy Globus' notes) - 1976

Box 11 of 22

Box 12

Folder 1 Collection photographs (xeroxed copies) - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 2 Contributors' meetings, Paris, July 6-8, 1975: Minutes of meeting

Box 12 of 22

Folder 3 Daily routine - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 4 Designed Being - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folders 5-6 Exhibition checklists - MAN transFORMS/Aspects 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 7 Exhibitions: General correspondence and notes, 1976-1977

Box 12 of 22

Folder 8 Fellowes, Lucy: Miscellaneous notes - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 9 Films: "Faces" - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 10 Films: Credits/copy - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 11 Films: Films reviewed - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 12 Films: Frank Film - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 13 Films: Hillary Harris - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 14 Films: "Igloo" - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 15 Films: Listing researched - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Folder 16 Films: Peter Kubella - 1976

Box 12 of 22

Box 13

Folder 1 Films: Mickey Mouse - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 2 Films: Opening exhibition show - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 3 Films: Plans - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 4 Films: Osterreichisches Film Museum - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 5 Films: Outlines - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 6 Films: Requests for films - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 7 Films: Scripts - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 8 Films: Viz, Inc. (Murray Grigor correspondence) - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 9 Films: Miscellaneous correspondence - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 10 Flags - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 11 Follow-ups - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 12 Furniture - 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 13 Globus, Dorothy: Daily notes, 1976

Box 13 of 22

Folder 14 Globus, Dorothy: Notebook, 1975

Box 13 of 22

Box 14

Folder 1 Hammer Exhibition: Articles (xeroxed copies) - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 2 Hammer Exhibition: Bibliography (journal articles and miscellaneous correspondence) - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 3 Hammer Exhibition: Captions - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 4 Hammer Exhibition: Exhibition layout - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 5 Hammer Exhibition: Final selections - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 6 Hammer Exhibition: Lenders and donors (non-Smithsonian Institution) 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 7 Hammer Exhibition: Master lists - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 8 Hammer Exhibition: Notes, drawings (includes some correspondence) 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 9 Hammer Exhibition: Photographs; see also Box 15 - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Folder 10 Hammer Exhibition: Smithsonian Institution - 1976

Box 14 of 22

Box 15

Hammer exhibition. Types of hammers arranged alphabetically and includes photographs, and cutouts from newspapers and journal articles pasted on index cards - 1976

Box 15 of 22

Box 16

Folder 1 Hollein, Hans - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 2 In-house purchase orders - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 3 Installation notes - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 4 Inventory: master lists (includes photographs) - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 5 Invitations and announcements - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 6 Korean Village script - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 7 Labels: "Birdcages" - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 8 Labels: "City Metaphors"; Meier Matamorphosis - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 9 Labels: "Cloth" - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 10 Labels: Films; photographs - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 11 Labels: General labels - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 12 Labels: Guidelines - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 13 Labels: "Oasis"; "Hammer"; "Gravity" - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 14 Labels: "Sacred Space"; "Stars" - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 15 Labels: "Seamless Surface"; "Users of Cloths" - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 16 Letter forms - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 17 Letters of introduction to opening exhibitions -1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 18 Loans: Agreements - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 19 Loans: Agreements (draft forms) - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 20 Loans: Agreements (not sent?) - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Folder 21 Loans: Agreements: items returned to lenders - 1976

Box 16 of 22

Box 17

Folder 1 Loans: Correspondence, general - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 2 Loans: Correspondence: Smithsonian Institution - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 3 Loans: Extensions - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 4 Loans: Museum loan numbers - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 5 Loans: Objects wanted - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 6 Loans: Loan returned - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 7 Loans: American Museum of Natural History - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 8 Loans: Brooklyn Museum - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 9 Loans: Jewish Museum - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 10 Loans: Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 11 Loans: Newark Museum - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Folder 12 National Geographic Society: reference notes - 1976

Box 17 of 22

Box 18

Folder 1 Opening Exhibition: Catalogue and information requests - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 2 Opening Exhibition: Description of the exhibitions and history of the museums - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 3 Opening Exhibition: Floor plans; see also oversize materials for blueprints of floor plans of museum - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 4 Opening Exhibition: Follow-up procedures - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 5 Opening Exhibition: Layout of exhibitions - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 6 Opening Exhibition: Maintenance - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 7 Opening Exhibition: Photography (include photographs) - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 8 Opening Exhibition: Public relation and follow-up - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 9 Opening Exhibition: Thanks and acknowledgements - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 10 Photographs: taken by Lucy Fellowes for research and installation of exhibitions, 1976.

Box 18 of 22

Folder 11 Photographs: xeroxed copies - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 12 Portability - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 14 Public inquiry - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 15 Recording procedure: register notes - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 16 Sails: plane - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 17 Sails: tipi and windmill - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 18 Satellite shows - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 19 Schedule: dismantling - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 20 Seamless Surface - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 21 Shipping, insurance, etc. - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 22 Slide shows - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Folder 23 Spaces: sacred and otherwise - 1976

Box 18 of 22

Box 19

Folder 1 Stars Exhibits: Correspondence (non-SI, non-museums) - 1976

Box 19 of 22

Folder 2 Stars Exhibits: Exhibition layouts - 1976

Box 19 of 22

Folder 3 Stars Exhibits: Lists - 1976

Box 19 of 22

Folder 4 Stars Exhibits: Loans - 1976

Box 19 of 22

Folders 5-7 Stars Exhibits: Research materials - 1976

Box 19 of 22

Box 20

Folder 1 Sun City, Arizona - 1976

Box 20 of 22

Folders 2-3 Ungers, Oswald Matthias - 1976

Box 20 of 22

Folder 4 Urban Design - 1976

Box 20 of 22

Folder 5 Transparency - 1976

Box 20 of 22

Folder 6 Travel - 1976

Box 20 of 22

Folder 7 Washington, D.C. trip, January, 1976 - 1976

Box 20 of 22

Series 3

MAN transFORMS, OVERSIZE MATERIALS.

Box 21

Materials considered for catalogues and exhibits

Box 21 of 22

Nader Ardalan

Box 21 of 22

Murray Grigor

Box 21 of 22

Hans Hollein

Box 21 of 22

Arata Isozaki

Box 21 of 22

Oswald Mathias Ungers

Box 21 of 22

Box 22

Carnegie Mansion: floor plans of exhibit layout; and exhibit drawings

Box 22 of 22

Series 4

BLUEPRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND GRAPHIC PRINTS.
Oversize

"MAN transFORMS/Aspects of Design," exhibition, 1976 blueprints of layout of displays, and Carnegie Mansion ground; drawings of displays. Han Hollein; Architect/Designer. (approximately 70 blueprints and drawings)

Oversize

Graphic prints of "Axonometric Drawings of Metamorphosis" (5 prints)

Oversize

"More Than Meets the Eyes," exhibition, 1977: layouts of cases, pedestals, platforms and walls. (19 blueprints)

Oversize

Subway exhibition, 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue BMT subway station, mezzanine level, Manhattan, New York, 1977 (3 blueprints)

Oversize