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John Vassos Papers, 1915-1989

Vassos, John, 1898-1985

Painter, Industrial designer

Collection Information

Size: 18.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) files, Radio Corporation of American (RCA) files, Silvermine Guild of Artists files, general professional and committee files, printed materials, four scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Vassos (1898-1985) was an author, designer, illustrator, and muralist, active in Norwalk, Connecticut.


The John Vassos papers were donated from 1989 to 1990 by Paul Johnes, Vassos' nephew.

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Language Note

Collection is in English


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.