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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 289

Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Publicity Records, 1897-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Title: Publicity Records
Dates: 1897-1973
Quantity: 4.24 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection: Record Unit 289
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of newspaper and journal articles concerning the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's exhibitions, the closing of the Cooper Union Museum of Decorative Arts in 1963, the Museum's transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968, and the Museum's relocation to the Carnegie Mansion in 1970. Included are exhibition albums consisting of photographs, catalogs, news releases, and announcement cards, 1952-1956; exhibit posters; a register of the Cooper Union staff members, 1955-1956; a booklet on restoration published by the Museum, 1961; a lithograph print of Peter Cooper; reprints about the Cooper Union Museum and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; and a museum visitor register, 1968-1969.

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These records consist of newspaper and journal articles concerning the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's exhibitions, the closing of the Cooper Union Museum of Decorative Arts in 1963, the Museum's transfer to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968, and the Museum's relocation to the Carnegie Mansion in 1970. Included are exhibition albums consisting of photographs, catalogues, news releases, and announcement cards, 1952-1956; exhibit posters; a staff register of the Cooper Union staff members, 1955-1956; a booklet on restoration published by the Museum, 1961; a print of Peter Cooper; reprints about the Cooper Union Museum and the Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Arts; and a museum visitor register, 1968-1969.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 289, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Publicity Records

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Container List

Series 1

PRINTED MATERIALS, 1921-1969

Box 1

Cooper Union Museum: Reprints

Box 1 of 6

The Cooper Union School: Staff register, 1955-1956

Box 1 of 6

"Method and Style in Restoration," 1961 (booklet)

Box 1 of 6

"An Illustrated Survey of the Collections," 1957 (catalogue)

Box 1 of 6

"The Four Continents," 1961 (catalogue)

Box 1 of 6

"Ceramics by Picasso," 1958 (poster)

Box 1 of 6

"Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures," 1959 (poster)

Box 1 of 6

Creative Craft in Denmark Today," 1959 (poster)

Box 1 of 6

"Five Centuries of Drawings," 1959 (poster)

Box 1 of 6

"Design in Germany Today," 1960 (poster)

Box 1 of 6

"The Logic and Magic of Color," 1962 (poster)

Box 1 of 6

The Cooper Union School, 1930-1939 (newspaper clippings)

Box 1 of 6

Cooper Union Museum, 1927-1939 (newspaper clippings)

Box 1 of 6

Newspaper and journal articles, 1921-1969 (6 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Series 2

EXHIBITION ALBUMS, 1952 -1956

Albums include photographs, newspaper and journal articles, news releases, catalogues, and exhibition announcement cards.

Box 1

Exhibitions, 1952-1953

Box 1 of 6

Exhibitions, 1953-1954

Box 1 of 6

Exhibitions, 1954-1956

Box 1 of 6

New York Society of Ceramic Arts 61st Annual Exhibition, 1955

Box 1 of 6

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1956

Box 1 of 6

Series 3

SCRAPBOOKS, 1962-1968

Newspaper and journal articles.

Box 1

Museum, 1962-1963 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Museum, 1963-1964

Box 2 of 6

Museum, 1964-1965

Box 2 of 6

Museum, 1965-1966

Box 2 of 6

Museum, 1966-1967

Box 2 of 6

Museum, 1967-1968

Box 2 of 6

Series 4

SCRAPBOOKS, 1897-1973

Box 3

Cooper Union Museum, Volumes 1-3, 1897-1953 (three folders)

Box 3 of 6

Scrapbook, c. 1937-1944

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Cooper-Hewitt Museum Scrapbook, 1954-1959

Box 4 of 6

Cooper Union Museum Scrapbook, January 1957-April 1962

Box 4 of 6

Cooper Union Museum Scrapbook, 1965-1966

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Cooper Union Museum Scrapbook, 1962-1968 and 1969-1971

Box 5 of 6

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1972-1973

Box 5 of 6

Undated photograph mockup for poster

Box 5 of 6

Series 5

MUSEUM VISITOR REGISTER, 1968-1969

Box 5

Museum Visitor Register, 1968-1969

Box 5 of 6

Series 6

OVERSIZE MATERIALS, 1954-1962 AND UNDATED

Box 6

"Santos from Puerto Rico," 1954 (poster)

Box 6 of 6

"Creative Craft in Denmark," 1959 (poster)

Box 6 of 6

The Logic and Magic of Color," 1959 (poster)

Box 6 of 6

"Renaissance of Art in America," 1931 (poster)

Box 6 of 6

"Artist - Craftsmen of New York Exhibition," February 6 - February 26 (poster)

Box 6 of 6

"Artist - Craftsmen of New York Exhibition," January 27 - February 17 (poster)

Box 6 of 6

Print of Peter Cooper, no date (steel engraving)

Box 6 of 6

Undated photograph mockup for poster (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6
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Exhibit Drawings: "Depictions of King George IV" - Introduction

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Exhibit Drawings: "Depictions of King George IV" - Corridor Groups A and B

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Exhibit Drawings: "Depictions of King George IV" - Saloon Group

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Exhibit Drawings: "Depictions of King George IV" - Red Drawing Room Group

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Exhibit Drawings: "Depictions of King George IV" - Banqueting Room Group

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Exhibit Drawings: "Depictions of King George IV" - Music Room

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