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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-177

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department

Departmental Files, circa 1992-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Title: Departmental Files
Dates: circa 1992-2004
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 09-177
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the projects and activities of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Projects and activities include professional activities, publications, "America's Smithsonian" traveling exhibition, events, collections moves, grants, Parsons School of Design master's program, and the 2000 meeting of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design of the International Council of Museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant files, notes, object images, meeting materials, email, architectural drawings, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the projects and activities of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Projects and activities include professional activities, publications, "America's Smithsonian" traveling exhibition, events, collections moves, grants, Parsons School of Design master's program, and the 2000 meeting of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design of the International Council of Museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant files, notes, object images, meeting materials, email, architectural drawings, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 9/14/2009 memorandum, Wright to Trope; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-177, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department, Departmental Files

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Container List

Box 1

Chairmania

Box 1 of 3

Art and Architecture Thesaurus Workshop, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Institution (SI) Fellowship Review Committee

Box 1 of 3

Society of Jewelry Historians

Box 1 of 3

International Design Network Foundation (IDNF) (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

IDNF - Kimura

Box 1 of 3

IDNF - Events

Box 1 of 3

Brazil Trip, May 18-23, 1994

Box 1 of 3

Brazil Conference, 1995

Box 1 of 3

SI Congress of Scholars Survey, August 19, 1994

Box 1 of 3

SI Research Policy Meeting, February 7, 1994

Box 1 of 3

Industrial Designers Society of American (IDSA) - New Mexico Meeting, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Osthaus - Hagen

Box 1 of 3

Video "Museums"

Box 1 of 3

SI Fellowships and Grants

Box 1 of 3

American Association of Museums (AAM)/National Organization on Disability (NOD) Awards

Box 1 of 3

AIDS Monument Committee

Box 1 of 3

Octagon House

Box 1 of 3

Auction, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Art and Architecture Thesaurus, January 11, 1995

Box 1 of 3

American Architectural Foundation

Box 1 of 3

Coca-Cola

Box 1 of 3

Increase

Box 1 of 3

SI Material Culture Forum, 1993-1996 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

AAM/NOD Award

Box 1 of 3

Beylerian - Smart Design

Box 1 of 3

American Federation of Arts Exhibitions Advisory Committee

Box 1 of 3

American Scandinavian Foundation

Box 1 of 3

American Craft Museum

Box 1 of 3

Better World Prize

Box 1 of 3

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (CHNDM) Design Awards

Box 1 of 3

IDSA - Decorative Arts, 1995

Box 1 of 3

Industrial Elegance

Box 1 of 3

Tables Royales

Box 1 of 3

Furniture - New York

Box 1 of 3

Glass Magazine - Next Meeting

Box 1 of 3

Glass Magazine - Ideas, Suggestions

Box 1 of 3

Glass Magazine - Meetings, Past

Box 1 of 3

Glass Magazine - Mission/Board/Charter

Box 1 of 3

Glass Magazine - Meeting/Analysis

Box 1 of 3

Glass Magazine - To Read

Box 1 of 3

Millennium Website - Photography

Box 1 of 3

Millennium Website

Box 1 of 3

Millennium Project

Box 1 of 3

Cocktails - Cultivation Events, Spring 2002

Box 1 of 3

Intermission! - Collections Visits, January 12-February 27, 2000

Box 1 of 3

Design Resource Center (DRC) Special Event - Inaugural Gala, June 4, 1998

Box 1 of 3

DRC - Applied Arts and Industrial Design (AA&ID)/DRC Behind-the-Scenes Events

Box 1 of 3

Barcelona Chair/1950, 1960s, 1970s American Tabletop, December 2000

Box 1 of 3

Attingham, June 5, 2001

Box 1 of 3

Product Design and Decorative Arts (PDDA) Behind-the-Scenes, May 7, 2003

Box 1 of 3

PDDA Behind-the-Scenes Survey, May 7, 2003

Box 1 of 3

Master's Program - Study Sessions (Fall 2002-Spring 2004)

Box 1 of 3

Master's Program - Student Object Study (Fall 2003-Spring 2004)

Box 1 of 3

Master's Program, Fall 2001-Spring 2002

Box 1 of 3

Parsons-CHNDM Master's Program - Proseminar (Instructor Laura Auriccio), Fall 2004

Box 1 of 3

Master's Program Correspondence

Box 1 of 3

America's Smithsonian Exhibition Book

Box 1 of 3

America's Smithsonian, March 13, 1995

Box 1 of 3

America's Smithsonian - Publicity/Press Clippings

Box 1 of 3

America's Smithsonian - CBS Spots

Box 1 of 3

America's Smithsonian - Publicity/Postage Stamp

Box 1 of 3

America's Smithsonian - Publicity/Correspondence

Box 1 of 3

Registrar/Conservation

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

America's Smithsonian - New York Venue

Box 2 of 3

America's Smithsonian - Special Events

Box 2 of 3

America's Smithsonian - CHNDM Loans

Box 2 of 3

International Council of Museums (ICOM)/International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD) Participants, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD New York - Partial-Program Registrations

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Participant Cancellations, 2000

Box 2 of 3

Registrant Badge List

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Parent Mailing List - International Center for the Arts of America (ICAA), 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Drafts - Schedules, Planning Notes, etc., 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD New York City - Master Forms

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Funding Opportunities, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD New York City - Correspondence

Box 2 of 3

ICOM

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD New York City - Accommodation Suggestions

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD Sessions 1 and 2

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Program Schedule, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD Schedule

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Welcome Reception, October 13, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD New York - Call for Papers/Submissions

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD Tours

Box 2 of 3

ICDAD Photographs, October 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Guided Tours - New York City and Local Museum Tours, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD CHNDM Venues - Security Memoranda, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Caterers - Rejected Proposals, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Orientation Folder - Contents, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM/ICDAD Goodie Bag Enclosures, 2000

Box 2 of 3

ICOM Brochures

Box 2 of 3

Constantin Boym Museum Souvenir Plate

Box 2 of 3

Museum Souvenir - Inere Hans

Box 2 of 3

Abrams Book

Box 2 of 3

Good Offices - CD-ROM (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

New York Public Library (NYPL) Exhibition

Box 2 of 3

SI Council

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Congress of Scholars

Box 2 of 3

African-American Design Archive - Grants, 1992-1994

Box 2 of 3

African-American Design Archive - Contract/Resume/Mission Statement

Box 2 of 3

African-American Design Archive - Artists' Works

Box 2 of 3

African-American Design Archive - Bi-Weekly Invoices

Box 2 of 3

African-American Design Archive - Correspondence/Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 3

Asian-American Design Archive

Box 2 of 3

Indian-American Design

Box 2 of 3

Hispanic Design Archive

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Miller-Fox - Space Analysis Report

Box 3 of 3

Miller-Fox - Collections Move

Box 3 of 3

Miller-Fox - Plans (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Miller-Fox - Storage

Box 3 of 3

Miller-Fox - New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Grant (Storage)

Box 3 of 3

Jewelry Study Center - Mrs. Douglas

Box 3 of 3

Miscellaneous Administrative, Planning, and Reference Files (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 3

ICDAD Email (electronic records)

Box 3 of 3

Collections Management Email, FY 2001 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 3

Decorative Arts Association (DAA), 1995-2001 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 3