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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 98-181

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Director

Records, 1958-1996

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: 1958-1996
Quantity: 9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 98-181
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of the Director's chronological correspondence, budget files and financial reports, exhibition files, planning reports, acquisitions committee meeting minutes, Cooper-Hewitt publications (News, Programs, and Newsletter, and other brochures), and video and audio tapes (primarily news coverage and promotional productions). Directors documented in these records include Calvin S. Hathaway, 1951-1963; H. Christian Rohlfing, 1963-1968; Richard P. Wunder, 1968-1969; Lisa Taylor, 1969-1987; and Dianne H. Pilgrim, 1988-2000.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of Director's chronological correspondence, budget files and financial reports, exhibition files, planning reports, acquisitions committee meeting minutes, Cooper-Hewitt publications (News, Programs, and Newsletter, and other brochures), and video and audio tapes (primarily news coverage and promotional productions). Directors documented in these records include Calvin S. Hathaway, 1951-1963; H. Christian Rohlfing, 1963-1968; Richard P. Wunder, 1968-1969; Lisa Taylor, 1969-1987; and Dianne H. Pilgrim, 1988-2000.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-181, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Director, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 2/1992-3/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 4/1992-5/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 6/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 7/1992-9/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 10/1992-11/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 12/1992

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 1/1993-2/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 3/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 3/29/1993-4/26/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 5/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 6/1/1993-8/12/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 8/1993-10/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 11/1993-12/1993

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 1/1994-2/1994

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 3/1994-4/1994

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 5/1994-6/1994

Box 1 of 10

Correspondence, 7/1994-9/1994

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Correspondence, 10/1994

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 11/1994-12/1994

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 1/1995-2/1995

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 3/1995-4/1995

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 5/1995-6/1995

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 7/1995-8/1995

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 9/1995-12/1995

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 1/1996-2/1996

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 3/1996-4/1996

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 5/1996-7/1996

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 8/1996-9/1996

Box 2 of 10

Correspondence, 10/1996-11/1996

Box 2 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Budget, FY 1984-FY 1985 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1982

Box 2 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1983

Box 2 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1984 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1984

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

Financial Report, 9/1985

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1985

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1986

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1986

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1988

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1988

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1989

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1989

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1990

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 11/1990

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 10/1991

Box 3 of 10

Financial Report, 9/1992

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Capital Campaign Summary Sheets, 12/1982-7/1990 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Capital Campaign Correspondence, 1984 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Capital Campaign Correspondence, 1985 (6 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Capital Campaign Correspondence, 1986 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Capital Campaign Correspondence, 1987

Box 4 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM) Council/Capital Campaign

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Capital Campaign Background Materials and Handouts, 1985

Box 5 of 10

Gilbane & Co., 1986-1987

Box 5 of 10

Videotape, 7/31/1986

Box 5 of 10

Capital Campaign Report, 8/1/1986

Box 5 of 10

Progress Reports and Updates, 10/3/1985-7/26/1988

Box 5 of 10

Cocktail Party, 9/26/1986

Box 5 of 10

Berlin Symposium, 11/10/1986

Box 5 of 10

Misc. Campaign Special Events, 1984-1986

Box 5 of 10

Campaign Time Frame, n.d.

Box 5 of 10

Secretary Robert McC Adams, 11/21/1984-10/23/1986

Box 5 of 10

Board of Regents, 1/1984-4/1988

Box 5 of 10

Developers Symposium, 11/1986

Box 5 of 10

Donor Prospects: Regional Lists, n.d.

Box 5 of 10

Donor Prospects, 1984-1985

Box 5 of 10

Designer Involvement, 1985-1986

Box 5 of 10

Organizational Material, 4/1984-2/1987

Box 5 of 10

National Board of SI Associates, 6/1983-5/1987 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Short Case Statements, 1987

Box 5 of 10

Case Statement Preparation, n.d.

Box 5 of 10

Case Statements, 8/1984-11/1984

Box 5 of 10

Campaign Committee Meeting Packets, 6/3/1985, 9/26/1985, and 12/12/1985

Box 5 of 10

Campaign Committee Meetings, 5/13/1985-9/29/1986

Box 5 of 10

Campaign Committee Organizational Information, 8/27/1984-1/28/1987

Box 5 of 10

Campaign Budgets, 9/10/1984-2/4/1987

Box 5 of 10

Campaign Costs, FY 1985

Box 5 of 10

Fund Administration, 8/23/1983-9/18/1984

Box 5 of 10

Brakely, John Price Jones Inc., 7/27/1983-3/19/1987

Box 5 of 10

Departmental Descriptions, 1971 and undated (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

A National Museum of Design Notebook I, n.d. (4 folders)

Box 6 of 10

A National Museum of Design Notebook II, 1972 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Acquisitions Committee Meetings and Memos, 12/1982-1/1985

Box 6 of 10

Acquisitions Committee Meetings and Memos, 4/1985-5/1986

Box 6 of 10

Acquisitions Committee Meetings and Memos, 6/1986-1/1987

Box 6 of 10

Acquisitions Committee Meetings and Memos, 3/1987-12/1987

Box 6 of 10

Acquisitions Committee Meetings and Memos, 1/1988-3/1989

Box 6 of 10

The Competitive Edge: The Role of Design in American Corporations, 3/7/1989 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

The Committee to Save the Cooper-Union Museum, 1963

Box 6 of 10

Cooper Union Self Evaluation, January 1958 (annotated more recently)

Box 6 of 10

Culture Bus Manhattan brochure

Box 6 of 10

Education Department Press Kit , n.d.

Box 6 of 10

Report on The Body Project, 12/1978

Box 6 of 10

Art Museums on the Information Superhighway, AAMD annual meeting, 6/1-4/1994

Box 6 of 10

Pottery Exhibit, 1980

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Collections Without Curators

Box 7 of 10

Bridges, 3/5/1991-2/13/1996

Box 7 of 10

Royal Gift, 9/16/1993-3/6/1996

Box 7 of 10

Nature Observed, 12/21/1994-1/16/1995

Box 7 of 10

Issey Miyake, 3/1994-9/1996

Box 7 of 10

Good Offices, 3/1994-6/1994

Box 7 of 10

Faberge, 7/1994-10/1994

Box 7 of 10

Field of Dreams, 1994

Box 7 of 10

Frederick Douglass, 1996

Box 7 of 10

The Doghouse, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Eleanor Hewitt's The Making of a Modern Museum, n.d. (Xerox Copy of)

Box 7 of 10

Cooper Union Legacy, 1989-1991 (6 folders)

Box 7 of 10

CHM Collection - Publicity, 1991-1992

Box 7 of 10

Robert Wilson, 1993-1994

Box 7 of 10

Angles of Repose, 1994

Box 7 of 10

Donald Deskey, 1991-1993 (5 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Packaging the New, 1993-1994 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Mechanical Brides, 1992-1995 (8 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Background to Foreground, 1992-1993

Box 7 of 10

Cheryl Riley, 1992-1993

Box 7 of 10

Waist Coats, 1993-1994

Box 7 of 10

The Power of Maps, 1990-1993 (Folders 1-9 of 19)

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

The Power of Maps, 1990-1993 (Folders 10-19 of 19)

Box 8 of 10

Shapiro Porcelain, 1992-1993

Box 8 of 10

Soviet Porcelain: Traveling, 1993

Box 8 of 10

Shapiro Handbook, 1988

Box 8 of 10

Soviet Porcelain, 1992

Box 8 of 10

Czech Cubism, 1990-1993 (11 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America exhibition brochure, 1988-1989

Box 8 of 10

The Intimate World of Alexander Calder exhibition brochure, 10/17/1989-3/11/1990

Box 8 of 10

Flora Danica and the Heritage of Danish Porcelain exhibition brochure , 4/1990-9/1990

Box 8 of 10

Color, Light, Surface exhibition brochure, 4/3/1990-9/23/1990

Box 8 of 10

Wine Tasting Brochure, Summer/Fall 1985

Box 8 of 10

Membership Brochures, n.d. (2 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Master's Program Leaflets, n.d.

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1977

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1977-1978

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1978 (Summer 1978 missing)

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1978 (Winter 1979 missing)

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1979 (Summer 1979 missing)

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1979

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1980

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1980 (Summer 1980 missing)

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1980

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1981

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1981 (Summer 1981 missing)

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1981

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1982

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1982

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Summer 1982

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1982

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1983

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1983

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Summer 1983

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1983

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Summer 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Spring 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Summer 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Fall 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Newsletter, Winter 1986

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Winter 1986

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Spring 1986

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Fall 1986

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Spring 1987

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Summer 1987

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Winter 1988

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Spring 1988

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Fall 1988

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Summer 1989

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Fall 1989

Box 8 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum News, Spring 1990

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1978

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Spring 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Fall 1984

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Spring 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Fall 1985

Box 8 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Winter 1986

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Spring 1986

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Fall 1986

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1987

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Fall 1987

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Winter 1988

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Spring 1988

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1988

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Fall 1988

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Winter/Spring 1989

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1989

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Fall 1989

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Winter/Spring 1990

Box 9 of 10

Cooper Hewitt Museum Programs, Summer 1990

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

Acoustiguide Tape of Historic Sites, n.d. (audiocassette)

Box 10 of 10

CBS news videos featuring Michael Graves and Robert Stern, n.d. ("Night Watch") - 2 videotapes

Box 10 of 10

New York City Gardens, 7/12/1979 (videotape)

Box 10 of 10

Smithsonian's Fantastic Journey, 1/25/1996 (videotape)

Box 10 of 10

More Than Meets the Eye, n.d. (Cousino Cartridge)

Box 10 of 10

CBS News' Buildings on Parade, 6/18/1975 (videotape)

Box 10 of 10

Peter Cascone's Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1/5/1982 (videotape)

Box 10 of 10

Media Factory Design Fire, n.d. (2 videotapes)

Box 10 of 10

Unidentified Videotape

Box 10 of 10