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George Nakashima papers, 1950-1991

Nakashima, George K., 1905-1990

Architect, Furniture designer

Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: The papers of architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer George Nakashima measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1950 to 1991. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed material that mostly relate to Nakashima's work in furniture design.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Nakashima (1905-1990) was a Japanese American architect, craftsman, woodworker, and furniture designer in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He was born in Spokane, Washington and received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 1929. He also earned a master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930.


The papers were donated by Marion Nakashima, widow of George Nakashima, in 1991.

Language Note

The collection is in English and Japanese.