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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 13-215

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

Exhibition Records, circa 1975-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Registrar
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1975-2010
Quantity: 3.22 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 13-215
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, signage proof prints, exhibition drawings, object lists, condition reports, label text, checklists, research materials, object images, installation images, floor plans, brochures, intellectual property information, and related materials. A small amount of records document object loans to other museums or for traveling exhibitions. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Materials include signage correspondence, memoranda, signage proof prints, exhibition drawings, object lists, condition reports, label text, checklists, research materials, object images, installation images, floor plans, brochures, intellectual property information, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 5/30/2013 memorandum, Wright to Hawkins; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-215, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Registrar, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

"Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces," Plazas, 1979 - Signage Proof Prints

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"Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces," Pedestrian Malls, 1979 - Signage Proof Prints

Box 1 of 4

"Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces," Playgrounds, 1979 - Signage Proof Prints

Box 1 of 4

"Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces," Streets: Street Graphics and Street Furniture, 1979 - Signage Proof Prints

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

"Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces," 1979 - General Information and Map

Box 2 of 4

"Immovable Objects: Subways," 1977-1978 - Negatives

Box 2 of 4

Immovable Objects - Negatives and Contact Sheets

Box 2 of 4

"MANtransFORMS: An International Exhibition on Aspects of Design," 1976-1977 - Contact Sheets, Prints, Negatives, and Transparencies (4 folders)

Box 2 of 4

"MANtransFORMS: An International Exhibition on Aspects of Design," 1976-1977 - Color Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"MANtransFORMS: An International Exhibition on Aspects of Design," Cloth as Tool, 1976-1977 - Contact Sheets, Prints, and Negatives

Box 2 of 4

"MANtransFORMS: An International Exhibition on Aspects of Design," Bread, 1976-1977 - Prints and Negatives

Box 2 of 4

"MANtransFORMS: An International Exhibition on Aspects of Design," Hans Hollein, 1976-1977 - Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Captions

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Prints of Barcelona

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Carme Masia, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Catalan Archives of Art and Architecture, Prints (3 folders)

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - R. Christ, Prints and Negatives

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Collection Domenech, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Col.legi d'Architectes de Barcelona, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Colonia Guell, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Dennis Dollens

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Escudo de Oro, Transparencies and Negative

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - F, Prints

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Gaudi, Prints

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Scott Hyde, Prints

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Instituto Amatller de Arte Hispanico, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Instituto Municipal d'Historia, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Judith Rohrer, Illustrations for Essay, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Bill Jacobson Studio, Prints

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - MAS, Print and Negative

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - M, Prints

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Museu d'Art Modern - Barcelona, Prints and Transparencies

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Private Collection, Prints

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Sagrada Furniture, Prints and Negatives

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Unknown, Prints, Transparencies, and Negatives

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - Yale University Art Gallery, Print

Box 2 of 4

"Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries," 1987 - The Block of Discord

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"Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light," 1998 - Exhibition Construction Plans

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

"Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light," 1998, and "Do-It-Yourself Architecture for the Great Outdoors," 1997 - Installation Photography, Slides

Box 3 of 4

"Unlimited by Design," 1998-1999 - Research, Exhibition Drawings, Home Office, Wayfinding Gear, Adult Recreation, Metaform Bath

Box 3 of 4

"Unlimited by Design," 1998-1999 - Exhibition Floor Plan, Construction Documents and Photographs for Kitchen, Research

Box 3 of 4

"Unlimited by Design," 1998-1999

Box 3 of 4

"Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks," 1998-1999 - Exhibition Floor Plan, List of Photographs

Box 3 of 4

"National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now," 2000 - March 8 Invitation, March 6 Invitation, Gallery Brochure

Box 3 of 4

"National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now," 2000, and "Fountains: Splash and Spectacle," 1998 - Installation Photography, Slides

Box 3 of 4

"Fountains: Splash and Spectacle," 1998 - Object List

Box 3 of 4

"Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture," 1996-1997 - Exhibition Design Floor Plan

Box 3 of 4

"Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture," 1996-1997 - Acquisition Committee Correspondence

Box 3 of 4

"Jewels of Lalique," 1998, and "Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture," 1996-1997 - Installation Photography, Slides

Box 3 of 4

"New Hotels for Global Nomads," 2002-2003 - Photographic Reproduction Rights for Edward Hopper Room, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

Box 3 of 4

"New Hotels for Global Nomads," 2002-2003 - Research (Historic Moments, Vladimir Kagan)

Box 3 of 4

"New Hotels for Global Nomads," 2002-2003 - Research (Ice Hotels, Honeymoon Suites)

Box 3 of 4

"New Hotels for Global Nomads," 2002-2003 - Capsule Hotels (Research, Correspondence, FakeShop)

Box 3 of 4

"New Hotels for Global Nomads," 2002-2003 - Exhibition Plan, Checklist, Final Text Panels

Box 3 of 4

"Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill T. Berman Collection," 1999, and "Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration," 1997-1998 - Installation Photography, Slides

Box 3 of 4

"Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration," 1997-1998

Box 3 of 4

"Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929-1972," 1997 - Installation Photography, Slides

Box 3 of 4

"The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection," 1999 - Floor Plans, Checklist, Text Panels, Invitation on Diskette, Installation Photography Slides (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

"The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection," 1999 - Inventory

Box 3 of 4

"Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus," 2001-2002 - Exhibition Floor Plan, Checklist, Text Panels

Box 3 of 4

"Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard," 2000-2001 - Exhibition Production Notes and Drawings, Exhibition Text, Checklist, Exhibition Floor Plan

Box 3 of 4

"Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design," 2002 - Swatch Opening Gift, Checklist, Example of Label

Box 3 of 4

"Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper," 2001 - Gallery Brochure, Checklist, A and B Texts, Construction Set Drawings

Box 3 of 4

"Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle," 2001-2002 - Members Preview Invitation

Box 3 of 4

"Design for a Living World," 2009-2010 - Checklist, Floor Plan

Box 3 of 4

"Design for a Living World," 2009-2010 - Inventory

Box 3 of 4

"Quicktake: Tata Nano," 2010

Box 3 of 4

"Quicktake: Rodarte," 2010

Box 3 of 4

"Doodle 4 Google: What I Wish for the World," 2009

Box 3 of 4

"Fashioning Felt," 2009

Box 3 of 4

"Fashioning Felt" - Return, 2010

Box 3 of 4

"Design USA: Contemporary Innovation," 2009-2010

Box 3 of 4

"National Design Triennial: Design Life Now," 2006-2007 - Installation Notes, etc. (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

"Springtime of the 20th Century," Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan, March 17-May 7, 1995 - Condition Reports

Box 3 of 4

Winter Antiques Show, Armory, January 15-26, 1997 - Condition Reports

Box 3 of 4

"Training the Hand and Eye: American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection," Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, September 9, 1989-October 14, 1990 - Cumulative Condition Reports (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

"Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer," 1994 - Inventory

Box 3 of 4

"Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpaper from the 1950s," 1995 - East Corridors

Box 3 of 4

Metropolitan Museum - Study Loan to Decorative Arts Program, September 9, 1982-February 15, 1983

Box 3 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, February 1995

Box 3 of 4

"The Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts, 1880-1930," 1994-1995 - Inventory

Box 3 of 4

"Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet," 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

"Fancy Fronts: Gentlemen's Waistcoats in the Eighteenth Century," 1993-1994

Box 4 of 4

"Toward Modern Design: Revival and Reform in Applied Arts, 1850-1920," 1993-1994

Box 4 of 4

Recent Acquisitions Design Gallery Plan, April-October 23, 1989

Box 4 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, October 31, 1989-March 4, 1990

Box 4 of 4

"The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource," 1991-1992 - First Floor Object List

Box 4 of 4

"The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource," 1991-1992 - Second Floor Object List

Box 4 of 4

"Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center," 1998 - Notes, Correspondence

Box 4 of 4

"Field For Dreams: An 18th-Century Bedcover," 1995

Box 4 of 4

"Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection," 1989-1990

Box 4 of 4

"Tools for the Table: Designs for Dining," 1993

Box 4 of 4

Frederick Church Loan, 1992

Box 4 of 4
Oversize

Folder 1 - "Immovable Objects: Lower Manhattan from Battery Park to Brooklyn Bridge," 1975 - Signage Layouts

Oversize