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Dorothy Liebes papers, circa 1850-1973, bulk 1922-1970

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 11 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1934-circa 1970
0.28 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 23

Biographical material includes four address books; awards and educational certificates for Liebes; biographical notes and resumes; two circa 1970s entries in different editions of Who's Who; membership cards including passes for expositions; a transcript of a 1945 interview with Liebes; a sound recording from a Milwaukee radio station; two passports; and a signed draft copy of Liebes's will from 1961.
Loose material from the address books includes a list for members of the San Francisco Fashion Group, a guest list for a party for Dorothy Shaver, business cards, and notes.
This series, with the exception of the sound recording, has been digitized in entirety.
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Address Book, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
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1
Address Book, circa 1939-circa 1943
1
2
Address Book, Loose Material from Previous Book, circa 1939-circa 1943
1
3
Address Book, circa 1940s
1
4
Address Book, circa 1940s
1
5
Award, Neiman-Marcus, 1938
1
6
Awards, 1946-1969
1
7
Awards, 1937-1965
23
1
Biographical Notes, circa 1940s-circa 1970
1
8
Interview Transcript, Dorothy Liebes on Nancy Craig's radio show, "Woman of Tomorrow" , 1945
1
9
Membership and Identification Cards, circa 1934-1970
1
10
Milwaukee Journal Radio Station Sound Recording, circa 1956
1 Sound tape reel
1
11
Passports, 1954, 1958
1
12
Will, Draft, 1961
1
13

Series 2: Correspondence , 1896, 1922-1973
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series consists of family and personal correspondence, general correspondence with friends, colleagues and business associates, which may overlap with additional correspondence in Series 5: Subject Files, and a small amount of chronological correspondence.
Correspondence is arranged as three subseries. General correspondence was originally arranged chronologically but the bulk of it was re-arranged alphabetically to facilitate access to significant named correspondents.
  • 2.1: Family Correspondence, 1896, circa 1920s-1969
  • 2.2: General Correspondence, 1937-1973
  • 2.3: Chronological Correspondence, 1922-1973
This series has been digitized in entirety.
2.1: Family Correspondence, 1896, circa 1920s-1969
Series consists primarily of correspondence between Liebes and her sister Mildred, her nephew Peter and other nieces and nephews, her parents Frederick and Bessie, and her brothers Frederick and William. Correspondence generally documents daily family life and the management of family financial affairs, and in some cases reveals details about her business affairs. In a 1961 letter in Box 1, Folder 17, for example, Liebes writes of trying to assist family members with financial support, but discusses the difficulties her studio is facing having lost an account with Dow Chemical.
Correspondence with Liebes's brother Frederick L. Wright includes notes on Liebes family history, and an 1896 affidavit relating to the education of Bessie Calderwood.
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Nephews and Nieces, circa 1945-1969
1
14
Wood, Mildred (Tid) Wright (Sister), Ralph, and Peter, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
1
15
Wood, Mildred (Tid) Wright (Sister), Ralph, and Peter, 1929, 1937-1945
1
16
Wood, Mildred (Tid) Wright (Sister), Ralph, and Peter, 1945-1961
1
17
Wright, Frederick and Bessie Calderwood (Parents), circa 1920s-circa 1950s
1
18
Wright, Frederick and Bessie Calderwood (Parents), circa 1920s-circa 1950s
1
19
Wright, Frederick and Bessie Calderwood (Parents), 1921-1939
1
20
Wright, Frederick and Bessie Calderwood (Parents), 1944-1950
1
21
Wright, Frederick and Bessie Calderwood (Parents), 1951-1955
1
22
Wright, Frederick L. (Brother), 1896, circa 1956-1969
1
23
Wright, William F. (Brother), 1956-1957, 1969
1
24
2.2: General Correspondence, 1937-1973
General correspondence is with friends, colleagues, and business associates, some of whom may be further represented in the heavily industry-focused Series 5: Subject Files. The number of influential individuals represented here is indicative of Liebes's influence and connections in the intersecting worlds of mid-century American textile art, architecture, and design. Included is correspondence with artists such as Ivan Bartlett, Dorr Bothwell, Lorraine Miller, and Beatrice Wood; textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen; interior designers and decorators including Eleanor LeMaire, William Pahlmann, and Daren Pierce, who Liebes hired as a textile designer in 1949, and David T. Williams who worked with Liebes on contracts for Hilton Hotels. Also found is correspondence with industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss and architects William Wurster and Frank Lloyd Wright. Liebes's relationship with Wright and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, is further documented in Liebes's writings and photographs.
Liebes's correspondence with Swedish textile designer Astrid Sampe, and Gira Sarabhai who, with her brother Gautam, established India's Calico Museum of Textiles in 1949, is evidence of Liebes's interest in international cultural traditions in weaving and textile design, further documented in Series 5.
There is scattered correspondence with companies such as Quaker Lace Company who hired Liebes as a consultant in the 1950s, Sears, Roebuck and Co., for whom Liebes worked as an art consultant and colorist beginning in 1969, and Stroheim & Romann who contracted Liebes to deliver the "Dorothy Liebes look" in their upholstery fabrics in 1962.
Files for Parsons School of Design document Liebes's service on the school's board of directors. Liebes also established a lecture series at the school, in memory of Mary L. Brandt, which is documented in Series 5: Subject Files.
Correspondence with Doubleday & Company, Inc., relates to Liebes's unpublished book on weaving. Liebes was still working on ideas for the book as late as 1971 but died before it could be completed.
Correspondence with lawyer Harold Riegelman documents Liebes's friendship with Riegelman and also some of the legal affairs Riegelman and his company handled for her. Files on Leon Liebes document Liebes's personal and business relationship with her first husband, who donated space for Liebes to establish a studio in his successful retail store in San Francisco, prior to their divorce in 1940.
At the end of the series is a folder Liebes titled "Interesting Personal Letters." These include three illustrated letters from Rene d'Harnoncourt, who Liebes traveled with on her Indian Field Service trips to Oklahoma in the 1940s, and one letter from Roi Partridge written as his wife was dying.
Description Container
Ankari, Antti, 1961-1967
1
25
Amelia Earhart Luggage Company/Morton H. Bohrer, 1946-1952
1
26
Ascher (London) Limited, 1947-1966
1
27
Australian Wool Board, 1970-1971
1
28
A, General, 1940-1962
1
29
Baker Furniture, Inc., 1956
1
30
Bartlett, Ivan, 1947-1948
1
31
Beatrice West Studios, Inc., 1953, 1968-1971
1
32
Bothwell, Dorr, 1946-1949, 1963-1973
1
33
Budget Decorating/Jo Ann Francis Gray, 1968-1969
1
34
B, General, 1941-1968
1
35
Conway Hamilton, Inc., 1959-1966
1
36
C, General, 1937-1971
1
37
Doubleday & Company, 1949-1971
1
38
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1951-1971
1
39
D, General, 1947-1970
1
40
Eastman Chemical Products, Inc., 1954
1
41
E-F, General, 1945-1970
1
42
Frankl Galleries, 1940-1941
1
43
G-H, General, 1940-1970
1
44
Hughes, Alice, circa 1930s-1955
1
45
Huntingdon Yarn Mill, Inc., 1966-1967
1
46
I-J-K, General, 1946-1970
1
47
Jasco Fabrics, Inc., 1963-1964
1
48
Kaufman, Glen, 1966-1971
1
49
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1952-1972
1
50
L. B. Herbst Corporation, 1953
1
51
Lee Nordness Galleries, 1969
1
52
LeMaire, Eleanor, 1940, 1963-1967
1
53
Liebes, Leon (first husband), circa 1930s-1941
1
54
Liebes, Leon (first husband), 1942-1951
1
55
L, General, 1939-1969
1
56
Miller, Aida and Lorraine, 1945-1947
1
57
Muller-Munk, Peter, 1961-1966
2
1
Myers, George Hewitt , 1944
2
2
M, General, 1946-1971
2
3
N-O, General, 1941-1970
2
4
Olmstead, Anna, 1941-1948, 1960-1971
2
5
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1968-1969
2
6
Parsons School of Design, 1965-1967 May
2
7
Parsons School of Design, 1967 June-1968
2
8
Parsons School of Design, 1969-1970
2
9
Pierce, Daren, circa 1947-circa 1964
2
10
P-Q, General, 1940-1971
2
11
Quaker Lace Company, 1956-1959
2
12
Richards, Helen Hughes, circa 1941-circa 1961
2
13
Riegelman, Harold/Nordlinger, Riegelman, & Benetar, 1942-1949
2
14
Riegelman, Harold/Nordlinger, Riegelman, & Benetar, 1950-1970
2
15
R, General, 1940-1970
2
16
Sampe, Astrid, NK's Textilkammare, 1960-1969
2
17
Sarabhai, Gira, 1947-1969
2
18
Save the Redwoods League, 1966-1971
2
19
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1969-1971
2
20
Smithsonian Institution/Annemarie Pope, 1959-1970
2
21
Stendig Incorporated, 1969
2
22
Stroheim & Romann, 1959-1970
2
23
S, General, 1944-1970
2
24
T, General, 1939-1971
Includes 4 items of correspondence with Olga Tamayo.
2
25
U-V, General, 1939-1968
2
26
Varda, Jean, circa 1940s
2
27
Warner & Sons Ltd., 1950, 1962-1963
2
28
William Pahlmann Associates, Inc., 1948-1964
2
29
Williams, David T., 1959-1967
2
30
Wolf, Ingeborg, 1955
2
31
Wood, Beatrice, 1959-1963
2
32
Wright, Frank Lloyd and Olgivanna, circa 1946-circa 1969
2
33
Wright, Olgivanna and Taliesin Associated Architects, 1960-1969
2
34
Wurster, William and University of California, 1945, 1960-1968
2
35
W, General, 1942-1971
2
36
Y-Z, General, 1947-1968
2
37
First Names Only, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
2
38
First Names Only, Herman, 1944
2
39
Greeting and Holiday Cards, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
2
40
Greeting and Holiday Cards, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
2
41
Greeting and Holiday Cards, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
2
42
"Interesting Personal Letters", circa 1939-circa 1946
2
43
Unidentified/Illegible, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
2
44
2.3: Chronological Correspondence, 1922-1973
A relatively small amount of chronological correspondence documents primarily routine and everyday communications with friends and colleagues. Two letters in the 1949-1953 file are from MGM Pictures regarding Liebes fabric and blinds used in MGM productions, including the movie Adam's Rib.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1922-1937
2
45
Correspondence, 1940-1948
2
46
Correspondence, 1949-1953
2
47
Correspondence, 1954-1963
2
48
Correspondence, 1967-1969
2
49
Correspondence, 1970-1971
2
50
Correspondence, 1972-1973
2
51

Series 3: Diaries and Calendars , 1948-1971
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

Series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 3.1: Desk Diaries, 1948-1971
  • 3.2: Monthly Calendars, 1949-1969
Digitization of this series is ongoing.
3.1: Desk Diaries, 1948-1971
Liebes's desk diaries record over two decades of fast-paced daily and evening work, leisure, and travel schedules. Beginning in 1952, many of the diaries also record the daily activities of her studio as reported by staff on days when Liebes was away. These reports are in the form of memos typed on note pads and pasted onto the day to which they apply. The memos report phone messages, orders, requests, questions, and duties undertaken in the studio that day. Entries by Liebes tend to be notations of appointments and short summaries of events and activities.
One of the desk diaries for 1949 belongs to Relman Morin and is a journal with daily entries for the entire year.
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Desk Diary, 1948
2
52
Desk Diary, 1948
2
53
Desk Diary, 1949
2
54
Desk Diary, 1949
3
1
Desk Diary Journal (Relman Morin), 1949
3
2
Desk Diary, 1950
3
3
Desk Diary, 1952
3
4
Desk Diary, 1953
3
5
Desk Diary, 1954
3
6
Desk Diary, 1955
3
7
Desk Diary, 1956
3
8
Desk Diary, 1957
3
9
Desk Diary, 1959
3
10
Desk Diary, 1960
3
11
Desk Diary, 1961
3
12
Desk Diary, 1962
3
13
Desk Diary, 1963
3
14
Desk Diary, 1964
3
15
Desk Diary, 1965
3
16
Desk Diary, 1966
3
17
Desk Diary, 1966
3
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Desk Diary, 1967
3
19
Desk Diary, 1971
3
20
3.2: Monthly Calendars, 1949-1969
Monthly calendars are annotated and note daily professional and leisure appointments, and travel plans.
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Monthly Calendars, 1949-1951
3
21
Monthly Calendars, 1952-1954
3
22
Monthly Calendars, 1956-1958
3
23
Monthly Calendars, 1959-1961
3
24
Monthly Calendars, 1962-1963
3
25
Monthly Calendars, 1964
4
1
Monthly Calendars, 1965
4
2
Monthly Calendars, 1966-1967
4
3
Monthly Calendars, 1968-1969
4
4

Series 4: Writings , 1920-circa 1971
1.05 Linear feet
Boxes 4-5

This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 4.1: Writings by Dorothy Liebes, 1920-circa 1971
  • 4.2: Writings by Others, 1940-1970
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Items not digitized include duplicates and the full text of some printed material, for which only covers and relevant pages have been digitized.
4.1: Writings by Dorothy Liebes, 1920-circa 1971
This subseries includes notes, drafts, and manuscripts of published and unpublished articles and short writings; notes, drafts and the manuscript for an unpublished autobiography; and an outline, notes and partial draft of an unpublished book, with the working title "Design and Weave" which Liebes worked on intermittently from the 1950s on.
Drafts of the autobiography are an illuminating source of information about Liebes's artistic and professional development, and the degree to which individuals she worked with impacted her career. Liebes credits Frank Lloyd Wright, Samuel Marx, Rebecca Dunphy, William Pahlmann, and many others, with helping to advance her career and her artistic vision and the manuscript includes notable memoir writings on Frank Lloyd Wright and other. The autobiography was written with the assistance of Relman Morin, and notes include records of interviews Morin conducted with her as they worked together on the manuscript.
Also found here are drafts, text, photos, and bibliographical material for an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on tapestry which Liebes was commissioned to revise in 1959, as well as correspondence and printed material related to research she conducted while working on the project.
Four folders of typescripts of Liebes's speeches provide summaries of her evolving ideas about color, textiles, and design. Speeches include those given at industry events, award acceptance ceremonies, professional design association events, educational events, and more.
One group of notes on index cards includes photos, sketches, and notes on textiles and fabric designs in various geographic and cultural regions; other cards appear to contain primarily notes for lectures, and writings on fabric and textile designs, methodologies, and related subjects. The first two folders contain sets of cards that appear to be related and sequential, but the bulk of the cards were not in a discernible overall order, and have been left in the order in which they were found to preserve any context between adjacent cards.
A student paper written by Liebes in 1920 is in the form of a notebook with handwritten notes, sketches, and samples of techniques.
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Articles and Short Writings, 1946-1965
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5
Articles and Short Writings, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
6
Articles, Published Copies, circa 1943, 1965
4
7
Autobiography Manuscript, Chapters 1-5, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
8
Autobiography Manuscript, Chapters 6-8, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
9
Autobiography Manuscript, Chapters 9-12, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
10
Autobiography Manuscript, Chapters 13-15, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
11
Autobiography Manuscript and Notes, Duplicates, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
12
Autobiography Outline, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
13
Autobiography Outlines and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
14
Autobiography Outlines and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
4
15
Autobiography Outlines and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
Includes section on Frank Lloyd Wright.
4
16
Bibliographies, Unidentified, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
4
17
"Design and Weave" (Unpublished Book), 1950s-1960s
4
18
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, Drafts, circa 1959
4
19
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, Drafts, circa 1959
4
20
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, Drafts, circa 1959
4
21
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, Drafts, Fragments, circa 1959
4
22
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, France, circa 1948-circa 1958
4
23
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, France and Italy, circa 1959
Includes photos of Jean Lurcat weavers in studio
4
24
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, Other Related Material, circa 1950s
4
25
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, Scandinavia
Includes letters from Scandinavian tapestry artist Dora Jung.
4
26
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, United Kingdom, circa 1956-1960
4
27
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, United States, circa 1950s
4
28
Lists, Miscellaneous, undated
4
29
Notes and Fragments, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
4
30
Notes and Memos, circa 1930-circa 1971
4
31
Notes in Index Card File, circa 1920s-circa 1970
4
32
Notes in Index Card File, circa 1920s-circa 1970
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Notes in Index Card File, circa 1920s-circa 1970
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Notes in Index Card File, circa 1920s-circa 1970
5
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Notes in Index Card File, circa 1920s-circa 1970
5
2
Notes in Index Card File, by Geographic Region, circa 1920s-circa 1970
5
3
Notes in Index Card File, by Geographic Region, circa 1920s-circa 1970
5
4
Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
5
5
Notes on Women Architects, circa 1960
5
6
Speeches, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
5
7
Speeches, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
5
8
Speeches, circa 1942-circa 1955
5
9
Speeches, 1961-1965
5
10
Speeches/Panels, Fragments, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
5
11
Student Notes, 1921-1922
5
12
Student Paper (probably) by Dorothy K. Wright, "Modern Materials" (with samples), 1920
5
13
4.2: Writings by Others, 1940-1970
This subseries includes seven articles about Liebes, written primarily as publicity for companies she worked for; speeches about Liebes by Charles Daly, Edward Wormley and others; articles on various topics by people such as Edith Grimm, Vesta Schaffer and Iovanna Lloyd Wright; and speeches on subjects such as home design and furnishings to the National Home Fashions League, and to the American Institute of Interior Designers, by L. R. Blackhurst, Jr. (of DuPont), W. G. Constable, Sarah Tomerlin Lee (of House Beautiful magazine), Boris Kroll, Pat Elliot, and David L.Yunich. Also found is the transcript of a discussion about a Liebes exhibition of at the City Art Museum, St. Louis, featured in a program presented by the museum in cooperation with KFUO.
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Articles about Dorothy Liebes, undated
5
14
Articles about Dorothy Liebes, 1945, 1952
5
15
Articles, Reports, Speeches about Various Subjects, undated, 1945
5
16
Discussion about Liebes Exhibition at City Art Museum, St. Louis, Transcript, 1944
5
17
Poem by Jack James, undated
5
18
Speeches about Liebes, 1969-1970, undated
5
19
Speeches about Other Subjects, circa 1947-circa 1969
5
20

Series 5: Subject Files , circa 1933-1971
8.43 Linear feet
Boxes 5-13, 20, OVs 23, 38

The primary focus of this series is Liebes's corporate clients, but it also includes subject files on artists, art and craft organizations, individuals with whom Liebes worked, travel records, files on promotions and publicity, records of orders and other Liebes studio business, and topics of interest to Liebes such as weavers and weaving. Files may contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, printed material, photographs, textile samples, and miscellaneous records in various combinations.
Eight folders of artist files consist of correspondence with various artists whose work interested Liebes and/or who worked with her in the 1940s. They include Maxine Albro, Julie Brix, Kathryn Uhl Ball, Hiler Hilaire, Jean Hogue, Bob Lee, Bernyce Polifka, Rosamund Stricker Day, Jean Swiggett, and others. Artists files were originally arranged loosely by geographical region, but as many artists appeared in more than one file, the files were consolidated and arranged alphabetically by artist name. Additionally, seven folders, primarily of correspondence, document Liebes's interest in the work of Finnish weaver Martta Taipale, whose work Liebes actively promoted to her clients and colleagues.
Records relating to the Arts and Skills workshops organized by the American Red Cross document Liebes's involvement in the inception of the Arts and Skills section and her tenure as the section's director. Also found are records documenting Liebes's involvement in arts associations such as the American Crafts Council.
Two files for Albert Azukas relate to the running of Liebes's studio by Azukas and include a 1952 certificate of incorporation for Dorothy Liebes Textiles, Inc. Further records related to Liebes's studio and studio personnel are filed under Studio Business.
This series provides a thorough record of Liebes's work for various manufacturing companies in the synthetic fiber and fabric industry. It documents the extent to which Liebes utilized her multiple industry contracts to influence the development of an extensive range of innovative artificial fibers, and use them in designs that had, by the 1950s, become known as "the Liebes Look." Substantially represented is Liebes's sixteen-year relationship with DuPont, her largest client. Circa two linear feet of records trace her growing influence at DuPont through correspondence, and records of the annual marketing events that Liebes attended while promoting and re-shaping DuPont's brand. Other manufacturing companies represented in this series include Dobeckmun Company (later Dow Chemical), the first company to make modern metallic threads and the metallic yarn Lurex, rug and carpet manufacturers Bigelow-Sanford and Edward Fields, blanket manufacturers Kenwood Mills, Goodall Fabrics, Jantzen Mills, Spring Mills, and others.
Eight folders document Liebes's work as Director of Decorative Arts for the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco, including correspondence, photographs, and floor plans. There is also a small amount of documentation of Liebes exhibitions of her work including a 1970 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, and exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Modern Art.
Files on promotions and publicity were often marked "promotions," "publicity," or "press" and filed chronologically. They document a wide variety of promotional activities that Liebes was involved in, and which represented a significant amount of the work she conducted for companies like DuPont. Files include invitations to speak at or participate in events such as exhibitions, juries for contests, and design markets, and document related logistics including arrangements for exhibitions and plans for social events. They include records relating to the National Home Fashions League, Western Merchandise Mart, and the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers. Also found in these files are records relating to press about Liebes in newspapers, magazines, and company promotional material, such as request from magazines to do feature articles on Liebes, and her responses.
Subject files on Relman Morin include his correspondence with Liebes from before they were married, through the 1960s. Topics he wrote about to Liebes include his experiences covering the Adolf Eichmann trial and President Johnson's trip to Bangkok in 1961. Also found here are some of Morin's Associated Press dispatches and writings, and a 1948 "psycho-graphic analysis" of Morin.
Eight folders relating to weavers and weaving include mounted illustrations and photographs depicting the process of weaving in different countries and time periods. Most are accompanied by descriptive text and may have been used in lectures and/or publications.
Subject files are arranged alphabetically by folder title based on Liebes's original arrangement, and using some of Liebes's original folder titles. Some of the records related to promotions and publicity were originally arranged as chronological correspondence.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Material not digitized includes duplicates, and some printed material for which only relevant pages have been digitized. Some of the fiber and fabric samples in DuPont January and June market files could not be digitized due to format and condition.
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Alcan Aluminum Corporation, 1965-1966
5
21
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1947 Conference, "The Artist in Contemporary American Society", circa 1945-1946
5
22
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1947 Conference, "The Artist in Contemporary American Society", 1946-1948
5
23
American Crafts Council, 1969-1971
Formerly American Craftsmen's Council. Includes minutes of meetings and budget records.
5
24
American Craftsmen's Cooperative Council, Inc., 1942-1943
5
25
American Craftsmen's Cooperative Council, Inc., 1944-1945
5
26
American Craftsmen's Council, 1957-1964
5
27
American Craftsmen's Council, 1965-1968
5
28
American Craftsmen's Council, First World Congress of Craftsmen, 1963-1964
5
29
American Craftsmen's Educational Council, Inc., 1953
5
30
American Women's Voluntary Services, 1943
5
31
Apartments, 1957-1971
5
32
Architectural Forum, 1947
5
33
Architecture Schools, 1940
Includes responses to inquiries to various people about which architectural schools they consider to be the best.
5
34
Art Institute of Chicago, 1945, 1956-1957, 1966
5
35
Artists, A-B, 1945-1948
5
36
Artists, C-E, 1945-1948
5
37
Artists, F-H, 1945-1948
5
38
Artists, J-M, 1945-1948, 1955
5
39
Artists, N-S, 1943-1948
5
40
Artists, T-Z, 1945-1948, 1958
5
41
Artists, Lists and Notes, circa 1940s
5
42
Artists, Unidentified or First Names Only, circa 1945-circa 1947
5
43
Arts and Skills Workshops, American Red Cross, Correspondence and Memoranda, 1943-1952
5
44
Arts and Skills Workshops, American Red Cross, Outlines and Notes, 1940s
5
45
Arts and Skills Workshops, American Red Cross, Printed Material, 1937-1940s
5
46
Arts and Skills Workshops, American Red Cross, Reports, 1944-1948
5
47
Auerbach, Alfred, circa 1944
5
48
Azukas, Albert, 1950-1956
5
49
Azukas, Albert, Miscellaneous Material, 1950s
5
50
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1957-1958 March
6
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Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1958 April-December
6
2
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1959
6
3
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1960
6
4
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1961
6
5
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1962
6
6
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1963
6
7
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1964
6
8
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1965
6
9
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1966
6
10
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence, 1967-1971
6
11
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., June Market, 1966
6
12
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Printed Material, circa 1958-1960s
6
13
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Western Floor Covering Association Trip, 1966
6
14
Black Mountain College, 1945
6
15
Book Inquiries (regarding publication of Twenty-four Ways to Make a Living in a Wheelchair, 1942
6
16
Brandt, Mary, Memorial Fund, 1962 January-June
6
17
Brandt, Mary, Memorial Fund, 1962 July-1963
6
18
Brandt, Mary, Memorial Fund Benefit, 1965-1968
6
19
Brandt, Mary, Memorial Fund Lectures at Parsons School of Design, 1963-1964
6
20
Buxton, Edward, circa 1942-1943
6
21
Calder, Alexander, 1956-1957
Documents Liebes's purchase of a mobile from Calder.
6
22
Calypsocraft, Inc. (Edward Fields), Correspondence, 1959-1962
6
23
Calypsocraft, Inc. (Edward Fields), Expenses and Packing Lists, 1959-1961
6
24
Challis, Lucy, 1951-1954
6
25
Charles R. Gracie and Sons, Inc. (wallpaper), 1957-1964
6
26
Christmas, Lists and Names, 1935-1954
6
27
Clothing, Suggestions, Bills, Inventory, circa 1938-1945
6
28
Columbia Mills, 1944-1958
6
29
Contracts, 1942-1946
6
30
Cosmopolitan Club, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
6
31
Cosmopolitan Club, 1953-1959
6
32
Cosmopolitan Club, 1960
6
33
Cosmopolitan Club, 1961-1965
6
34
Crawford, M.D.C., circa 1942-1943
6
35
Designs Received, Returned, Purchased (Receipts), 1943-1945
6
36
Designs Received, Returned, Purchased (Receipts), 1946-1947
6
37
Dobeckmun Co., 1946-1957
6
38
Dobeckmun Co., 1958-1960
6
39
Dobeckmun Co., Lurex Yarn Division Promotional Kit, 1956
6
40
Dow Chemical, Correspondence, 1958-1959 May
6
41
Dow Chemical, Correspondence, 1959 June-November
6
42
Dow Chemical, Correspondence, 1960-1961
6
43
Dow Chemical, Lurex Division, 1959-1960
6
44
Dow Chemical, Lurex Division, London, 1956-1961
6
45
Dow Chemical, Packing Lists, 1961-1962
7
1
Draper, Dorothy (Good Housekeeping), 1941-1943
7
2
Dupont, Correspondence, 1943-1945
7
3
Dupont, Correspondence, 1955
7
4
Dupont, Correspondence, 1956-1957
7
5
Dupont, Correspondence, 1958 January-June
7
6
Dupont, Correspondence, 1958 July-December
7
7
Dupont, Correspondence, 1959
7
8
Dupont, Correspondence, 1960 January-April
7
9
Dupont, Correspondence, 1960 May-July
7
10
Dupont, Correspondence, 1960 August-October
7
11
Dupont, Correspondence, 1960 November-December
7
12
Dupont, Correspondence, 1961 January-March
7
13
Dupont, Correspondence, 1961 April-August
7
14
Dupont, Correspondence, 1961 September-December
7
15
Dupont Correspondence, 1962 January-March
7
16
DuPont Correspondence, 1962 April-August
7
17
DuPont Correspondence, 1962 September-October
7
18
DuPont Correspondence, 1962 November-December
7
19
DuPont Correspondence, 1962 December-1963 April
7
20
DuPont Correspondence, 1963 May-September
7
21
DuPont Correspondence, 1963 October-December
7
22
DuPont Correspondence, 1964 January-July
7
23
DuPont Correspondence, 1964 August-December
7
24
DuPont Correspondence, 1965-1966 June
Includes very little correspondence from 1965.
7
25
DuPont Correspondence, 1966 July-December
7
26
DuPont Correspondence, 1967 January-June
7
27
DuPont Correspondence, 1967 July-December
7
28
DuPont Correspondence, 1968-1971
7
29
Dupont, Expenses, 1965-1966
7
30
Dupont, Fabric Sales, Fabrite and Tontine (Price/Edwards/Ferris), circa 1959-1964
7
31
Dupont, January Market (1960), 1959-1960
7
32
DuPont, January Market and June Market (1961), 1960-1961
7
33
Dupont, January Market (1962), 1961-1962
8
1
Dupont, June Market (1962), 1962
8
2
DuPont, June Market (1962), 1962
8
3
DuPont, June Market (1962), 1962
8
4
DuPont, January Market (1963), Casements/Samples, 1962-1963
8
5
Dupont, January Market (1963), Upholstery, Orlon, and Drapery Project, 1962-1963
8
6
Dupont, January Market (1963), Upholstery, Orlon, and Drapery Project, 1962-1963
8
7
Dupont, January Market (1963), Upholstery, Orlon, and Drapery Project, 1962-1963
8
8
Dupont, January Market (1963), Upholstery, Orlon, and Drapery Project, 1962-1963
8
9
Dupont, January Market (1963), Upholstery, Orlon, and Drapery Project, 1962-1963
8
10
Dupont, January Market (1963), Upholstery, Orlon, and Drapery Project, 1962-1963
8
11
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1963), 1962-1963
8
12
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1963), 1962-1963
8
13
DuPont, January Market (1962), January and June Markets (1963), Floor Plans and Copies of Sketches , 1962-1963
23
2
DuPont January Market (1964), 1963-1964
8
14
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1964), Casements and Samples, 1964
8
15
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1964), Casements and Samples, 1964
8
16
DuPont, January Market, June Market (1965), 1964-1965
8
17
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1965), Plans and Sketches , 1964-1965
38
1
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1966), 1965-1966
8
18
Dupont, January Market (1967), 1966-1967
8
19
Dupont, January Market (1967), 1966-1967
8
20
Dupont, June Market (1967), 1967
8
21
Dupont, January Market, June Market (1967), Plans and Sketches, 1966-1967
38
2
Dupont, Knit Products (Dr. Robert Saunders), 1965-1966
8
22
Dupont, Monthly Reports, 1963-1966
8
23
Dupont, "Nylon Rug Designs" (Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition), 1956-1962
8
24
Dupont, Orlon Blanket (Beacon Manufacturing Co.), 1961
8
25
Dupont, Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair, 1966
8
26
Dupont, Publicity, 1956-1957
8
27
Dupont, Rugs, 1957, 1965-1966
8
28
Dupont, Rugs, Nylon-Wool (Werner Cohen), 1965
8
29
Dupont, Upholstery and Drapery, 1965
8
30
Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co., 1958 January-June
8
31
Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co., 1958 July-September
8
32
Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co., 1958 October-1959 March
8
33
Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co., 1959 April-August
8
34
Eagle-Ottawa Leather Co., 1957-1960
1957 item is an enclosure with another letter relating to the beginning of Liebes's reationship with Eagle-Ottowa Leather Co.
8
35
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, 1959
Drafts of entry can be found in Series 4.1: Writings by Dorothy Liebes.
9
1
Encyclopedia Britannica Entry on Tapestry, 1959-1963
9
2
Erdman, Pardee, circa 1961-circa 1966
9
3
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1963
9
4
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1964 January-April
9
5
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1964 May-August
9
6
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1964 September-December
9
7
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1965 January-April
9
8
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1965 May-September
9
9
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1965 October-December
9
10
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1966 January-June
9
11
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1966 July-December
9
12
Fairtex, Correspondence, 1967-1968
9
13
Fairtex, Detroit Automotive Show (1966), 1965-1966
9
14
Fairtex, Mint Museum Fabric, 1967
9
15
Fairtex, Packing Lists, 1964
9
16
Fairtex, Samples, circa 1960s
9
17
Fairtex, "Styling Color Folder", 1965
9
18
Fan Mail, 1944-1946
Letters primarily received in response to an article on Liebes in Collier's mostly from 1946-early 1947; arranged in rough chronological order.
9
19
Fan Mail, 1946
9
20
Fan Mail, 1946-1947
9
21
Fields, Edward, 1958
9
22
Fields, Edward, 1959 January-July
9
23
Fields, Edward, 1959 August-December
9
24
Fischer, Eva, 1957
9
25
"Foreign Mails", 1947-1948
9
26
Forstmann Woolen Company, 1957-1959
9
27
"Furnishing Studio Home in Washington, D.C.", 1948
9
28
Furnishing: The Magazine for the Furniture Trade, 1956
9
29
Golden Gate Exposition, Case History, circa 1945-circa 1948
Includes photographic portrait of Liebes by George Platt Lynes, and 2 snapshots of unidentified people
9
30
Golden Gate Exposition, Catalogue and Entry Lists, circa 1939-circa 1940
9
31
Golden Gate Exposition, Correspondence, circa 1937-circa 1940
9
32
Golden Gate Exposition, Correspondence, 1937-1939 May
9
33
Golden Gate Exposition, Correspondence, 1939 June-December
9
34
Golden Gate Exposition, Correspondence, 1940-1943
9
35
Golden Gate Exposition, Floor Plan Drawings, circa 1937-circa 1940
38
3
Golden Gate Exposition, Floor Plan and Other Drawings, 1938
20
1
Goodall Fabrics, Correspondence, 1942-1943 March
9
36
Goodall Fabrics, Correspondence, 1943 April-June
9
37
Goodall Fabrics, Correspondence, 1943 July-1949, 1953
9
38
Goodall Fabrics, Leather Weave, 1944
9
39
Goodall Fabrics, Leather Weave, 1945-1946
9
40
Goodall Fabrics, Mailing Lists for Announcements, circa 1940s
9
41
Goodall Fabrics, Photos of Plant, circa 1940s
10
1
Grimm, Peter, circa 1941-circa 1948
10
2
Hartford Rayon Company, 1957-1958
10
3
Indian Field Service Trips to Oklahoma with René D'Harnoncourt, circa 1930s-1942
10
4
Indian Field Service Trips to Oklahoma with René D'Harnoncourt, 1942-1943
10
5
Indian Service Summer School, 1951-1952
10
6
Indian Service Summer School, Printed Material, circa 1943-circa 1952
10
7
Indian Textiles (from India), 1957-1959
10
8
Institute of International Education, National Screening Committee, 1957-1962
10
9
Israel, circa 1950s
10
10
Jantzen Mills, 1947-1958
10
11
Kenwood Mills, Blanket Orders, 1953-1954
10
12
Kenwood Mills, Blanket Publicity, 1953
20
2
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1950
10
13
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1951 January-February
10
14
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1951 March-April
10
15
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1951 May-June
10
16
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1951 July-August
10
17
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1951 September-October
10
18
Kenwood Mills, Correspondence, 1951 November-1952
10
19
Kenwood Mills, Notes and Samples, circa 1950-1953
10
20
Lists, Invitations to Events, 1946-circa 1965
10
21
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1944, 1953
10
22
Mills College, 1955
10
23
Morin, Relman (Pat), Correspondence, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
10
24
Morin, Relman (Pat), Correspondence, 1947-1949
10
25
Morin, Relman (Pat), Correspondence, 1950
10
26
Morin, Relman (Pat), Correspondence, 1951-1956
10
27
Morin, Relman (Pat), Correspondence, 1959-1961
10
28
Morin, Relman (Pat), Cards, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
10
29
Morin, Relman (Pat), Dispatches and Other Writings, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
10
30
Morin, Relman (Pat), Printed Material, 1940s-1960s
10
31
Morin, Relman (Pat), Printed Material, 1940s-1960s
10
32
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, circa 1966-1970
Includes documentation of Dorothy Liebes Retrospective Exhibition, 1970
10
33
Museum of Modern Art, 1944-1970
10
34
Museums, General, 1947-1970
10
35
Myers, Howard, circa 1940-1947
10
36
National Council on the Arts and Government, 1956-1961
10
37
Navajo Rug Project, 1959-1961
10
38
New York Trip, 1940-1941
10
39
Orders, 1949-1951
10
40
Orders Completed, 1958-1959
10
41
Orders Completed, 1959
10
42
Orders Completed, 1960-1961
10
43
Orders Completed, 1962-1967
10
44
Penco Fabrics, Inc., 1966
11
1
Phelby, Louise S. (Estate of), 1955-1958
11
2
Pheby, Louise S. (Estate of), 1959-1961
11
3
Pre-Fab Inquiries, 1962
11
4
Promotions and Publicity, circa 1945-1950
11
5
Promotions and Publicity, 1951-1953
11
6
Promotions and Publicity, 1954 January-March
11
7
Promotions and Publicity, 1954 April-December
11
8
Promotions and Publicity, 1955 January-April
11
9
Promotions and Publicity, 1955 May-August
11
10
Promotions and Publicity, 1955 September-December
11
11
Promotions and Publicity, 1956 January-March
11
12
Promotions and Publicity, 1956 April-July
11
13
Promotions and Publicity, 1956 August-December
11
14
Promotions and Publicity, 1957 January-March
11
15
Promotions and Publicity, 1957 April-June
11
16
Promotions and Publicity, 1957 July-September
11
17
Promotions and Publicity, 1957 October-December
11
18
Promotions and Publicity, 1958 January-February
11
19
Promotions and Publicity, 1958 March-June
11
20
Promotions and Publicity, 1958 July-December
11
21
Promotions and Publicity, 1959 January-June
11
22
Promotions and Publicity, 1959 July-September
11
23
Promotions and Publicity, 1959 October-December
11
24
Promotions and Publicity, 1960 January-April
11
25
Promotions and Publicity, 1960 May-December
11
26
Promotions and Publicity , 1961 January-June
11
27
Promotions and Publicity, 1961 July-December
11
28
Promotions and Publicity, 1962 January-June
11
29
Promotions and Publicity, 1962 July-December
11
30
Promotions and Publicity, 1963 January-March
11
31
Promotions and Publicity, 1963 April-June
11
32
Promotions and Publicity, 1963 July-December
11
33
Promotions and Publicity, 1964 January-April
11
34
Promotions and Publicity, 1964 May-August
11
35
Promotions and Publicity, 1964 September-December
12
1
Promotions and Publicity, 1965 January-March
12
2
Promotions and Publicity, 1965 April-July
12
3
Promotions and Publicity, 1965 August-December
12
4
Promotions and Publicity, 1966 January-June
12
5
Promotions and Publicity, 1966 July-December
12
6
Promotions and Publicity, 1967 January-June
12
7
Promotions and Publicity, 1967 July-December
12
8
Promotions and Publicity, 1968 January-May
12
9
Promotions and Publicity, 1968 June-December
12
10
Promotions and Publicity, 1969 January-March
12
11
Promotions and Publicity, 1969 April-December
12
12
Promotions and Publicity, 1970
12
13
Promotions and Publicity, 1971
12
14
Royal Society of Arts, 1954-1967
12
15
Samples Returned, circa 1956
12
16
San Francisco International Market Center, undated
12
17
Scranton Lace Co., 1942
12
18
Simmons Co., 1966
12
19
Spring Mills, Inc., Contracts, 1965-1967
12
20
Spring Mills, Inc., Correspondence, 1963
12
21
Spring Mills, Inc., Correspondence, 1964-1966
12
22
Spring Mills, Inc., Correspondence, 1967-1968
12
23
Spring Mills, Inc., Reports, 1963-1966
12
24
Storage, circa 1938, circa 1948
12
25
Storage, 1949-1950
12
26
Storage, 1952-1958
12
27
Studio Business, 1937-1938, undated
12
28
Studio Business, 1947-1948
12
29
Studio Business, 1949 February-July
12
30
Studio Business, 1949 August-September
12
31
Studio Business, 1949 October-1951
12
32
Studio Business, 1952 January-June
12
33
Studio Business, 1952 July-December
12
34
Studio Business, 1953-1956
12
35
Studio Business, 1962-1969
12
36
"Studio Trouble, Ruth and Al" (Azukas, Albert), 1951-1952
12
37
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, circa 1946-circa 1961
13
1
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, 1946-1948
13
2
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, 1949-1950
13
3
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, 1951
13
4
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, 1952
13
5
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, 1953
13
6
Taipale, Martta, Tapestries, 1954-1961
13
7
Tapestry, General, 1938, circa 1960s
Includes 3 photos: one of a group of weavers at work and two of Liebes's studio garden at Sutter Place in San Francisco.
13
8
Teaching, Design and Weave Course Outline, 1952
13
9
Travel, Addresses and Information, circa 1963-1965
Primarily addresses in Europe and Mexico, used by Liebes during travel, and two letters to others offering suggestions for industry contacts.
13
10
Travel, Cruise, 1966
13
11
Travel, Europe, 1956, undated
Includes 3 photos of Liebes and others and notes with her ideas.
13
12
Travel, Japan, 1960-1961
13
13
Travel, Japan, 1961-1964
Includes outlines and notes for and typescripts of talks Liebes appears to have delivered in Japan, including for a design class in Shizuoka.
13
14
U.S.A. at the Triennale, 1968
13
15
U. S. Department of State, Conference on International Relations in the Field of Art, 1939
13
16
United Wallpaper, Inc., 1945-1959
13
17
United Wallpaper, Inc., Sample Book "Weaves from Exclusive Hand-Loomed Originals by Dorothy Liebes", circa 1950s
20
3
University of California, Berkeley (as a student), circa 1933
13
18
University of Kansas Design Symposium, 1962
13
19
Upholstery Leather Group, 1957-1958
13
20
Van Buren, William M., 1941-1946
13
21
Weavers and Weaving, Dobby Loom, circa 1944-circa 1963
Includes outlines and notes for possible lectures on weaving.
13
22
Weavers and Weaving, Illustrations and Photographs, undated
13
23
Weavers and Weaving, Illustrations and Photographs, undated
13
24
Weavers and Weaving, Illustrations and Photographs, undated
13
25
Weavers and Weaving, Illustrations and Photographs, undated
13
26
Weavers and Weaving, List of Weavers, undated
13
27
Weavers and Weaving, Printed Material, circa 1938-1952
13
28
Weavers and Weaving, Weaving Verses, circa 1940s-circa 1950s, 1954
13
29

Series 6: Financial and Legal Records , circa 1935-1972
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 6, 20

Series includes an account book, personal and business related accounting correspondence, balance sheets, statements of income and profit and loss, year-end statements for Dorothy Liebes Textiles, Inc., some financial summaries for Liebes's personal expenses, statements summarizing Liebes's investments, personal and business inventories and insurance records, and federal, state, and city tax records.
Of note is a file documenting Liebes's appeal to the New York State Tax Commission to be recognized as a professional industrial designer, with supporting statements written by colleagues such as Alfred Auerbach, Henry Dreyfuss, Samuel Marx, Edward J. Wormley, and Walter Teague, and two folders of records relating to legal action taken by Liebes against a company (Matson vs. Liebes) for use of a design.
This series has been digitized in entirety, with the exception of duplicates.
Description Container Select
Account Book, 1938-1947
13
30
Accounting, Harold A. Kuhn, 1946-1947
13
31
Correspondence, 1949-1971
13
32
Correspondence, Dunne & Dunne, 1945-1956
13
33
Financial Summaries, 1946-1953
13
34
Financial Summaries, 1954
13
35
Financial Summaries, 1955-1956
13
36
Financial Summaries, 1957-1958
13
37
Insurance, 1947, 1970-1972
13
38
Inventories and Insurance, circa 1935-circa 1946
Includes receipts for some works of art.
13
39
Inventories, Business, 1960-1965
13
40
Inventory, Library, circa 1946
13
41
Investment Statements, 1957-1961
13
42
Investment Statements, 1962-1966
13
43
Matson vs. Liebes, 1946-1948
13
44
Matson vs. Liebes, 1946-1948
20
4
Receipts, 1937, 1946-1947
13
45
Taxes, Federal, 1951-1959
13
46
Taxes, Federal, 1960-1968
13
47
Taxes, New York City, 1946-1949, 1966-1968
13
48
Taxes, New York State, 1953-1967
13
49
Taxes, New York State, Tax Hearing to Determine Professional Status, 1954-1957
13
50

Series 7: Printed Material , 1897-1971
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 14, 20-21, OV 38

Printed material consists of articles, exhibition catalogs, press releases, reproductions, and miscellaneous items about, or mentioning, Dorothy Liebes and her work, and topics of interest to Liebes, such as weavers and weaving, the textile industry, and art and design.
Reproductions of artwork include five portfolios of plates presumably of artwork that inspired Liebes.
Additional printed material can be found in Series 7: Scrapbooks.
Printed material is arranged as two subseries:
  • 7.1: Printed Material About Liebes, 1897-1971
  • 7.2: Other Printed Material, 1926-circa 1970
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Material not digitized includes duplicates and the full text of publications and articles for which only title and relevant pages may be digitized.
7.1: Printed Material About Liebes, 1897-1971
Description Container
Advertisements Featuring Liebes and Her Work, 1940s-1960s
14
1
Advertisements Featuring Liebes and Her Work, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
20
5
Articles About Family, 1897-circa 1919, 1951
14
2
Articles About Liebes, 1915-1939
14
3
Articles About Liebes, 1940-1946
14
4
Articles About Liebes, 1947-1948
14
5
Articles About Liebes, 1949
14
6
Articles About Liebes, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
14
7
Articles About Liebes, 1950-1953
14
8
Articles About Liebes, 1954-1959
14
9
Articles About Liebes, circa 1960s
14
10
Articles About Liebes, 1961-1965
14
11
Articles About Liebes, 1966
14
12
Articles About Liebes, 1967-1969
14
13
Articles About Liebes, 1950-1969
20
6
Articles About Liebes, 1970-1971
14
14
Business Cards and Flyers, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
14
15
Exhibition Announcement, circa 1940s
20
7
Exhibition Awards and Prospectuses, 1953-1964
Awards and events for which Liebes served on jury.
14
16
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
14
17
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1949-1955
14
18
Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1960-1967
14
19
Lectures and Classes, Programs and Announcements, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
14
20
Lectures and Classes, Programs and Announcements, 1946-1968
14
21
Miscellaneous Brochures, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
14
22
Press Releases, circa 1940s, 1953
1953 press release is a welcome announcement to Dorothy Liebes new design and production studio.
14
23
7.2: Other Printed Material, 1926-circa 1970
Description Container
Articles, Art and Design, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
14
24
Articles, Art and Design, 1926-1949
14
25
Articles, Art and Design ("Old Art Treasures from Japan's Needles and Looms"), 1949
20
8
Articles, Art and Design, 1950-1965
14
26
Articles, Miscellaneous, 1926-circa 1960s
14
27
Articles, Textile Industry, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
14
28
Exhibition Catalogs, 1926, circa 1940-1950
14
29
Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1962
14
30
Exhibition Catalogs, 1963-1969
14
31
Publications, Art-Related, circa 1930s-circa 1970
14
32
Publications, Art Related, 1935-1938
14
33
Publications, Art-Related, 1946-1959
14
34
Publications, Art Related, 1962-1969
14
35
Publications, Miscellaneous, 1930s-1940s
14
36
Reproductions, Artwork, undated, 1947
20
9
Reproductions, Artwork, 80 Toiles Imprimées et Indiennes de Traite (plates in portfolio), 1942
20
10
Reproductions, Artwork, Broideries Hindoues (plates in portfolio), circa 1926
21
1
Reproductions, Artwork, Les Batiks de Java (plates in portfolio), undated
21
2
Reproductions, Artwork, Les Petits Alphabets du Brodeur (loose plates), circa 1887
21
3
Reproductions, Artwork, Surasundari: Photographs by Raymond Burnier (plates in portfolio), undated
38
4
Reproductions, Artwork, Tapis Modernes (plates in portfolio), circa 1930
21
4

Series 8: Scrapbooks , 1933-1972
5 Linear feet
Boxes 21-22, 24-36

This series contains thirty-three scrapbooks compiled by Liebes and her studio staff. The scrapbooks contain primarily printed matter such as news clippings, articles, brochures, and press releases, as well as notable letters, congratulatory telegrams, some interview transcripts, and photographs, many of which are not duplicated elsewhere in the collection. The scrapbooks provide extensive documentation of Liebes's career including her professional achievements, commissions, and studio operations.
At the end of the series are loose scrapbook pages from a volume of photos and printed material with annotations by Liebes, relating to fabrics used in interiors; and loose pages from a volume featuring photographs of and printed material relating to the work of designer Lawrence J. Colwell.
Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.
The scrapbooks have been digitized in entirety. Some of the scrapbooks have unsorted loose clippings housed with them, many of which appeared to be duplicates. Most of these were not digitized due to condition and the fact that they were similar in content to many of the clippings already digitized in the scrapbooks and/or Series 7: Printed Material.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1933-1938
24
1
Scrapbook, 1934-1944
25
1
Scrapbook, 1939
25
2
Scrapbook, 1939-1940
24
2
Scrapbook, 1939-1940
24
3
Scrapbook, 1938-1940
26
1
Scrapbook, 1942-1943
26
2
Scrapbook, 1943-1945
27
1
Scrapbook, 1944-1945
27
2
Scrapbook, 1945-1946
27
3
Scrapbook, 1946-1947
28
1
Scrapbook, 1947
26
3
Scrapbook, 1947
28
2
Scrapbook, 1948
28
3
Scrapbook, 1949
28
4
Scrapbook, 1950
29
1
Scrapbook, 1951
29
2
Scrapbook, 1952
30
1
Scrapbook, 1953
31
1
Scrapbook, 1954
31
2
Scrapbook, 1955
31
3
Scrapbook, 1956
32
1
Scrapbook, 1958
32
2
Scrapbook, 1959
32
3
Scrapbook, 1960
33
1
Scrapbook, 1961-1962
33
2
Scrapbook, 1963
36
1
Scrapbook, 1964
33
3
Scrapbook, 1965
34
1
Scrapbook, 1966
34
2
Scrapbook, 1967-1968
34
3
Scrapbook, 1968-1969
35
1
Scrapbook, 1970-1972
35
2
Loose Pages from Unidentified Liebes Scrapbook, undated
21
5
Loose Pages from Scrapbook about Lawrence J. Colwell, circa 1940s
22
1

Series 9: Artwork , circa 1920s-circa 1960s
1.24 Linear feet
Boxes 14, 22, OVs 23, 39, 42, RD 37

This series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 9.1: Artwork by Dorothy Liebes, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
  • 9.2: Artwork by Others, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
Series is digitized in entirety, with the exception of the Kokemono screen which could not be digitized due to size. Digitization of the two posters is ongoing.
9.1: Artwork by Dorothy Liebes, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Artwork by Liebes consists of designs, feather weavings, a small hooked composition, a tapestry sample, and textiles. Textile samples produced by the Dorothy Liebes Studio, as well as some that may have been mass produced based on designs by Liebes, can be found in Series 8: Samples. Also found is a series of painted sketches which appear to be early clothing designs as one is signed "D.W," presumably Dorothy Wright.
Description Container
Designs, 1952
14
37
Designs and Related Material, circa 1950s
14
38
Feather Weavings, undated
14
39
Hooked Composition, undated
14
40
Painted Sketches, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
14
41
Tapestry Sampler, undated
14
42
9.2: Artwork by Others, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
Architectural drawings and floor plans include some that appear to be for the Dorothy Liebes studio and for Liebes's apartment home. Designs by Lawrence J. Colwell are for interiors, furniture, and product packaging. Researchers should note that additional loose pages from a Colwell scrapbook can be found in Series 7: Scrapbooks. Also found here are painted sketches of clothing designs by Daren Pierce.
Items featuring caricatures and sketches of Liebes and studio include a whimsical series of drawings entitled "From the Architects Notebook" with a memorandum of notes depicting a "Conference with D. L. March April 1938," a booklet entitled "Impressions of San Francisco 1938," and a page of hand colored sketches of Liebes in an office setting. These are probably by the same artist, possibly K. Walker or Lawrence J. Colwell. Also found is a 1948 photo reproduction of a valentine with humorous drawings of Liebes's studio staff.
Other artwork in this subseries includes a kokemono screen, paintings, a pastel, prints, and posters. There are two prints by Dorr Bothwell, a print by Jennie Lewis, lithographs by Edith Bry and Jules Vargo, a painting by K. Walker, a poster with original art by Bonnie Cashin, and artwork by unidentified artists.
Description Container
Architectural Drawings, Floor Plans, circa 1960s
14
43
Architectural Drawings, Floor Plans, 1963, undated
23
3
Caricatures and Sketches of Dorothy Liebes and Studio, circa 1930s
14
44
Caricatures and Sketches of Dorothy Liebes and Studio, 1948-circa 1950s
23
4
Designs, undated
14
45
Designs by Lawrence J. Colwell, undated
14
46
Designs by Lawrence J. Colwell, undated
14
47
Designs by Lawrence J. Colwell, undated
22
2
Designs by Lawrence J. Colwell, undated
22
3
Designs by Lawrence J. Colwell, undated
22
4
Designs by Daren Pierce, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
39
1
Kokemono Screen, undated
37
Monogram Designed for Liebes (print), undated
14
48
Paintings, undated
14
49
Paintings and Pastel, undated
39
2
Painting by K. Walker, 1947
23
5
Posters, 1957, undated
Two posters, one with original artwork by Bonnie Cashin
42
Prints, undated
14
50
Prints, undated
39
3
Prints by Dorr Bothwell, 1944, 1959
23
6

Series 10: Samples , circa 1850-1855, circa 1930-circa 1970
2 Linear feet
Boxes 15-16

Samples are arranged as two series.
About half of the Dorothy Liebes Studio samples were marked with alpha-numeric sequences; where these exist, the samples are arranged according to the sequences.
  • 10.1: Dorothy Liebes Studio Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
  • 10.2: Other Samples, circa 1850-1855, circa 1930-circa 1970
Series is digitized in entirety.
10.1: Dorothy Liebes Studio Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
This series consists primarily of textile swatches designed by Liebes which may have been woven by Liebes, by weavers in her studio, or been mass produced elsewhere.
Description Container
Fiber Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
1
Fiber Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
2
Fiber Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
3
Fiber Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
4
Fiber Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
5
Fiber Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
6
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
7
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
8
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
9
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
10
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
11
Textile Samples (window screens/blinds), circa 1930-circa 1970
15
12
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
13
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
14
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
15
Textile Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
16
Textile Samples, 1950-1956
15
17
Textile Samples 57/1-60/10, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
18
Textile Samples 10s-40s, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
19
Textile Samples 50s-80s, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
20
Textile Samples 100s, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
21
Textile Samples 100s-160s, circa 1930-circa 1970
15
22
Textile Samples 200s-900s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
1
Textile Samples 1100s-1400s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
2
Textile Samples 1500s-1800s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
3
Textile Samples 2010s-2400s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
4
Textile Samples 2500s-2700s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
5
Textile Samples 2700s-2900s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
6
Textile Samples 3500s-3600s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
7
Textile Samples 5100s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
8
Textile Samples 5200s-5300s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
9
Textile Samples 5300s-5400s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
10
Textile Samples 5500s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
11
Textile Samples 8000s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
12
Textile Samples C111, C113, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
13
Textile Samples F63s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
14
Textile Samples NY80s-NY100s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
15
Textile Samples NY100s-NY 400s, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
16
Textile Samples S-Sm, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
17
10.2: Other Samples, circa 1850-1855, circa 1930-circa 1970
Samples of textiles in this subseries are from other sources and include a collection of historical samples of 19th century English, French, and Viennese printed cottons mounted on sheets, and a small number of fiber and leather samples.
Description Container
Historical Samples, circa 1850-1855
16
18
Historical Samples, circa 1850-1855
16
19
Historical Samples, circa 1850-1855
16
20
Historical Samples, circa 1850-1855
16
21
Leather Samples, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
22
Textile Samples, Miscellaneous Sources, circa 1930-circa 1970
16
23

Series 11: Photographic Material , circa 1875, circa 1897-circa 1970
2 Linear feet
Boxes 17-19, 36, OVs 38, 40-41

This series is arranged as 5 subseries:
  • 11.1: Personal and Professional Photographs of Liebes, circa 1920s-circa 1970
  • 11.2: Photographs of Liebes in Studio, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
  • 11.3: Photographs of Liebes and Family and Friends, circa 1875, circa 1897-circa 1970
  • 11.4: Photographs of Designs by Liebes, circa 1920s-circa 1970
  • 11.5: Photographs of Artwork by Others and Other Subjects, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
The bulk of this series has been digitized. For the photos of unidentified children, friends, and family groups, travel snapshots, and labeled negatives in subseries 11.3, only representative samples of the images have been digitized. Duplicates and versos with no annotations have not been digitized.
11.1: Personal and Professional Photographs of Liebes, circa 1920s-circa 1970
Subseries includes early studio portraits of Liebes beginning circa 1920, and professional portraits, including some taken for publicity in items such as brochures, magazines, and industry publications, at all stages of her career. Additional professional portraits picturing Liebes in her studio and at her loom can be found in Series 11.2.
Description Container
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1920s
17
1
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1930s
17
2
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1930s
40
1
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1940s
17
3
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1940s
40
2
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
17
4
Dorothy Liebes, circa 1950s-circa 1970
17
5
Dorothy Liebes, Color Transparency, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
17
6
11.2: Photographs of Liebes in Studio, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
This subseries includes pictures of Liebes at work in her studio, often with other weavers such as her studio staff, or with other groups such as people participating in the American Red Cross Arts and Skills workshop. Photos of Liebes with weavers include images taken at her first studio on Powell Street in San Francisco; Liebes with Ernst Spense in the Goodall Pilot shop; Liebes with weaver Louise Fong and child; and a visit of people from the National Home Fashions League to Liebes's studio in 1961. The series includes photographs by Esther Born, and a photograph by Irving Penn of Liebes with weaver Elsa Gullberg and Ahmedabad industrialist and philanthropist, Gautam Sarabhai.
Description Container
Liebes and Arts and Skills Workshops, American Red Cross, 1940s
17
7
Liebes and Arts and Skills Workshops, American Red Cross, circa 1943-circa 1945
40
3
Liebes in Studio/at Loom, circa 1920s-1940s
17
8
Liebes in Studio/at Loom, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
40
4
Liebes in Studio/at Loom, circa 1940s
17
9
Liebes in Studio/at Loom, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
17
10
Liebes in Studio/at Loom, Color Transparencies, circa 1950s
17
11
Liebes in Studio/at Loom, Negatives, circa 1950s
17
12
Liebes with Weavers, circa 1940s
17
13
Liebes with Weavers, circa 1940s
40
5
Liebes with Weavers, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
17
14
Liebes with Weavers, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
17
15
Liebes with Weavers Elsa Gullberg and Gautam Sarabhai, by Irving Penn, circa 1946
17
16
11.3: Photographs of Liebes and Family and Friends, circa 1875, circa 1897-circa 1970
This subseries consists of photos of Liebes with family, friends, colleagues, and various other groups; travel snapshots; and a set of labeled negatives documenting primarily family and friends at get-togethers and on trips.
Family photos include Wright family studio portraits, including portraits of Liebes's grandparents and wedding portraits of her parents, family group photos from Liebes's infancy to adulthood, and portraits of other close family members.
Events and parties are mostly unidentified but picture Liebes at industry events and parties including formal dinners, award ceremonies, lectures, and other events. Many individuals pictured with Liebes are unidentified, but include Rene d'Harnoncourt, Harry duPont, textile designer and colleague of Liebes Tammis Keefe, Mabel Shoenburg, and Elmer Ward, president of Goodall Fabrics.
Group photos are generally unidentified but appear to be primarily friends and extended family, and include a few formal group photos such as a photo of the Society of Industrial Designers Annual Dinner in 1948. Labeled negatives are similar in content to the bulk of the group photos and have been arranged according to the titles they were given prior to donation.
Photos of Relman Morin include Associated Press assignment photos, including prints picturing him with Robert Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Portraits of friends include professional portraits given to Liebes by friends and colleagues, many of whom signed their portraits, including clothing designer Bonnie Cashin, Princess Elizabeth de Croy, Florence Gardner, Tammis Keefe, Brock Pemberton, Daren Pierce, Hal Riegelman, Swedish textile designer Astrid Sampe, and David T. Williams.
Three folders of photographs, contact sheets, and negatives are of trips to Taliesin West picturing Liebes with Frank Lloyd Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, Relman Morin, and others. One series of snapshots appears to show Liebes at Taliesin with Peter Grimm. Grimm was president of the New York Chamber of Commerce from 1946-1948, and his letters to Liebes in Series 5: Subject Files, as well as other photos of Grimm and Liebes in this series, indicate a close relationship.
Travel snapshots include Liebes on a trip to Hawaii, and photos taken at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris. The Paris photos are notable in that they document the Swastika flags of Nazi Germany flying over many of the scenes and facing the flags of the Soviet Union across pavilion grounds.
Description Container
Children, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
17
17
Children, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
17
18
Children, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
17
19
Events and Parties, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
17
20
Events and Parties, circa 1940s-circa 1970
17
21
Events and Parties, 1940-1964
17
22
Events and Parties, Color Photos and Transparencies, circa 1950s
17
23
Events and Parties, Negatives, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
17
24
Events and Parties, Sutter Street Studio Garden, circa 1940s
17
25
Events and Parties, Sutter Street Studio Garden, Negatives, circa 1940s
17
26
Family, circa 1875, circa 1897-1898
17
27
Family, circa 1907-1920s
17
28
Family, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
17
29
Grimm, Peter, and Others, circa 1940s
17
30
Grimm, Peter, and Others, Negatives, 1941-1942
17
31
Groups, Society of Industrial Designers Annual Dinner, 1948
38
5
Groups, Various, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
17
32
Groups, Various, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
17
33
Groups, Various (Duplicates), circa 1930s-circa 1970
17
34
Labeled Negatives, "Allan and Bogie, Palmer and Harry, Los Angeles", 1941
17
35
Labeled Negatives, "Berkeley weekend, Peter and Billy", 1942
17
36
Labeled Negatives, "Bill's Ranch", 1944
17
37
Labeled Negatives, "Dorothy and Cynthia at Barbara Burke's", 1942
17
38
Labeled Negatives, "Family", 1939
17
39
Labeled Negatives, "Family in Berkeley", 1940
17
40
Labeled Negatives, "Family in Berkeley" , 1942
17
41
Labeled Negatives, "Greer and Lucy" , 1940
17
42
Labeled Negatives, "Helen and Fij Ross" , 1939
17
43
Labeled Negatives, "Jane, Dorothy, and Cynthia at Monterey", circa 1940s
17
44
Labeled Negatives, "Louise at Mother's" , circa 1940s
17
45
Labeled Negatives, "New York" , 1944
17
46
Labeled Negatives, "Peter and Dorothy at Yosemite" , 1942
17
47
Labeled Negatives, "Spring, 1942" , 1942
17
48
Labeled Negatives, "Spring Trip East" , 1942
17
49
Labeled Negatives, "Summer, 1940" , 1940
17
50
Labeled Negatives, "Summer, 1941 ?? Hornbrook" , 1941
17
51
Labeled Negatives, "Woods at Fisherman's Wharf" , 1940
17
52
Lisse, Hante, circa 1950s
17
53
Morin, Relman (Pat) , circa 1930s-circa 1960s
17
54
Morin, Relman (Pat) with Others, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
17
55
Morin, Relman (Pat) and Others, Negatives, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
17
56
Portraits of Friends, Men, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
17
57
Portraits of Friends, Women, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
17
58
Portraits of Friends, Women, 1934-circa 1940s
41
1
Portraits of Unidentified Men, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
17
59
Portraits of Unidentified Men, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
17
60
Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright , 1947
40
6
Taliesin West with Frank Lloyd Wright and Others, circa 1947-circa 1950s
17
61
Taliesin West with Frank Lloyd Wright and Others, Negatives, 1947-circa 1950s
17
62
Travel Snapshots, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
17
63
Travel Snapshots, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
17
64
Travel Snapshots, Color Transparencies, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
17
65
Travel Snapshots, Hawaii, 1939
17
66
Travel Snapshots, International Exposition in Paris, 1937
17
67
Travel Snapshots, Negatives, circa 1940s
17
68
Travel Snapshots, Negatives, circa 1940s
17
69
Unidentified and Duplicate Negatives, circa 1940s
18
1
Unidentified and Duplicate Negatives, circa 1940s
18
2
Unidentified and Duplicate Negatives, circa 1940s
18
3
Unidentified and Duplicate Negatives, circa 1940s
18
4
11.4: Photographs of Designs by Liebes, circa 1920s-circa 1970
This subseries contains photographs of a few Liebes exhibition installations at various venues, garments made from Liebes fabric, and interiors and window displays featuring textiles by Liebes. Photographs, negatives, and color transparencies document the range of her carpets and rugs, pillows and upholstery fabric, draperies and blinds, and other textiles pictured in the homes of actor Edward G. Robinson and architect Samuel Marx, the offices of the San Francisco Mayor, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, the Plaza Hotel and the United Nations headquarters in New York City, and many other locations.
Also found is an album of photos by Hedrich-Blessing Studio in Chicago of interiors featuring Liebes textiles. Photographers featured in this series include Richard Averill Smith.
Description Container
Exhibition Installations, circa 1939-1970
18
5
Exhibition Installations, Negatives, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
18
6
Garment Fabrics, circa 1939-circa 1964
18
7
Home Interiors, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
18
8
Home Interiors, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
18
9
Home Interiors, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
18
10
Home Interiors, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
41
2
Home Interiors, Color Transparencies, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
18
11
Home Interiors, Negatives, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
18
12
Home Interiors, Edward G. Robinson Home (and Robert Stanton Home), circa 1940s
Some images of window draperies in this folder were identified as Robinson's home, due to notations on the versos of some the photos; however, images may in fact be of Robert Stanton's home in Pebble Beach, decorated by Frances Elkins who also decorated Robinson's home.
18
13
Home Interiors, Samuel Marx Home, Photograph Album, circa 1950s
36
2
Hotels and Lounges , circa 1939-circa 1952
18
14
Hotels and Lounges, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
41
3
Hotels and Lounges, Color Transparencies, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
18
15
Hotels and Lounges, Santa Barbara Biltmore, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
18
20
Offices and Showrooms, circa 1939-circa 1957
18
16
Textiles, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
18
17
Textiles, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
18
18
Textiles, circa 1940s-circa 1967
18
19
Textiles, Color Slides, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
19
1
Textiles, Color Transparencies, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
19
2
Textiles, Negatives, circa 1950s
19
3
Window Displays, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
19
4
11.5: Photographs of Artwork by Others and Other Subjects, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
Found here are of photos of artwork, including paintings, sculpture, and tapestries by others such as Cunliffe, Leger, Murany, and Picasso, and photos of textiles by Geraldine Funk.
Other subjects documented here include a photo of New York City by Irving Kaufmann, and several photographic portraits of women including one by Man Ray and one entitled "Woman with Calla Lillies" by Consuela Kanaga.
Miscellaneous photos include photos of a Paramount Pictures studio, a woman with a kudzu vine growing into her house, and two photos of a dog.
Description Container
Artwork, Miscellaneous Interiors, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
5
Artwork, Miscellaneous, Negatives, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
6
Artwork, Paintings, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
7
Artwork, Sculpture, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
8
Artwork, Tapestries, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
9
Artwork, Textiles Designed by Geraldine Funk, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
19
10
Other Subjects, Miscellaneous, 1940s
19
11
Other Subjects, Miscellaneous, Negatives, circa 1940s
19
12
Other Subjects, New York City by Irving Kaufmann, undated
41
4
Other Subjects, Photographic Portraits of Women, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
13
Other Subjects, Photographic Portraits of Women, circa 1938-circa 1950s
Includes "Woman with Calla Lillies" by Consuela Kanaga and a portrait by Man Ray
41
5
Other Subjects, Photographic Portraits of Women, Duplicates, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
19
14

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