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John Vassos papers, 1915-1989

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 11 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1915-1975
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1, Box 16, OV20, OV25

Found here are awards and certificates; biographies and resumes; an FBI file concerning Vassos association with the American Relief for Greek Democracy; general biographical materials, such as various insurance papers, health statements, and estate planning; leases and passports; property boundaries and architectural sketches for Vassos' home in Norwalk, Connecticut; financial materials regarding the sale of the Vassos' Florida home as well as early tax return materials for both Ruth and John Vassos; one unidentified interview transcript with John Vassos; vital documents, such as military enrollment, census registration, and the like; and work travel paperwork.
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Awards and Certificates, 1936-1964
Three oversized awards and certificates housed in Box 16.
1
1
Biographies and Resumes, circa 1949-1967
1
2
FBI File, 1953
1
3
Leases, 1926-1975
1
4-5
Passports, 1929-1970
1
6
Personal Property, Boundaries and Remodel, circa 1950-1962
Oversized property map and 11 blueprints housed in OV20. Four oversized property blueprints housed in OV25.
1
7
Sale of Miami Beach House, 1967-1968
1
8-9
Tax Return Materials, Ruth and John Vassos, 1937-1949
1
10
Unidentified Interview Transcript with John Vassos, circa 1940s
1
11
Vital Documents, 1915-1918
1
12
Work Travel Documents, 1955-1958
1
13
General Biographical Materials, 1932-1970
1
14
Oversized Awards and Certificates from Box 1, Folder 1, 1936-1964
16
Oversized Personal Property Map and Blueprints from Box 1, Folder 7, circa 1950-1962
OV20
Oversized Personal Property Map and Blueprints from Box 1, Folder 7, circa 1950-1962
OV25

Series 2: Correspondence , 1927-1986
2.3 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Correspondence is primarily professional in nature, and is typically with prospective and current clients and professional peers. Also included are several files of personal correspondents with Ruth Vassos, Colonel Tom Lane, Catherine Littlefield, and others.
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Professional Correspondence
A-B, 1932-1963
1
15-21
C, 1930-1963
1
22-25
D, 1927-1959
1
26-29
E-F, 1933-1963
1
30-33
G, 1932-1962
1
34-36
H-J, 1932-1962
1
37-40
K-L, 1932-1961
1
41-44
Professional Correspondence
M, 1932-1963
2
1-4
N, 1932-1976
2
5-8
O-P, 1932-1963
2
9-14
Q-R, 1932-1962
2
15-17
S, 1932-1962
2
18-22
T-Z, 1932-1961
2
23-34
Personal Correspondence, Lane, Colonel Tom, 1945-1948
2
35
Personal Correspondence, Littlefield, Catherine, circa 1943
2
36
Personal Correspondence, Vassos, Ruth, 1942-1944
2
37-40
General Correspondence, 1927-1945
2
41-44
General Correspondence, 1946-1986
3
1-14

Series 3: Writings and Writing Projects , circa 1929-1989
1 Linear foot
Boxes 3-4, OV20

Writings and writing projects include: handwritten and typed drafts of articles and essays; contracts and publishing agreements; drafts of book manuscripts and John Vassos' autobiography; sketched mock-ups of article and book layouts; play scripts; and scattered correspondence and notes. Also included are play scripts by Ruth Vassos, articles and essays by others about John Vassos, and several writings by others. Notable books by John Vassos include Contempo, Humanities, Phobia, and Ultimo among others.
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Articles and Essays, circa 1930-circa 1970s
3
15-17
Article, "Field Trials Are Fun", circa 1930-circa 1970s
Includes drafts and mock-up of layout with photographs.
3
18
Books and Book Projects
Autobiography, Handwritten Draft, 1974
3
19
Autobiography, Drafts and Manuscripts, circa 1974
3
20
Autobiography, Mock-Ups of Layout, circa 1974
3
21
Autobiography, Notes and Correspondence, circa 1974
3
22
Beatrice the Ballerina, Correspondence, 1942
3
23
Beatrice the Ballerina, Contracts and Cover, 1942
3
24
Beatrice the Ballerina, Illustration Sketches and Drafts, circa 1940s
3
25-26
Beatrice the Ballerina, Illustrated Page Drafts, circa 1942
3
27-28
Booby the Bear, Illustrated Draft and Final Book, circa 1943
3
29
Contempo, Book and Illustration Prints, circa 1929
3
30
Dogs Are Like That, Manuscript Draft, circa 1941
3
31
Books and Book Projects
Humanities, Drafts and Layout, circa 1930s-circa 1935
Three oversized uncut book prints housed in OV20.
4
1-3
John Vassos: Contempo, Phobia and Other Graphic Interpretations, Correspondence and Forward Manuscript Drafts, 1976
4
4
John Vassos: Contempo, Phobia and Other Graphic Interpretations, Finished Book, 1976
4
5
Phobia, Correspondence and Drafts, circa 1930s
4
6-10
Synthesis Number 1: Poems by Dorothy Randolph Byard, Interpretted by John Vassos, 1937, 1988
4
11
Ultimo, Drafts and Illustrations, circa 1930s
4
12
Unidentified, Drafts and Illustrations, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
4
13
Exhibition and Publication Proposal, The American Style in Music and Painting, 1965-1969
4
14
Lecture at Syracuse University, March 6, 1973
4
15
Play Scripts by John Vassos, Drafts, circa 1941
4
16
Writings by Others About John Vassos, circa 1930s-1989
4
17-18
Play Script Drafts by Ruth Vassos, circa 1930s-circa 1941
4
19
Writings by Others, circa 1945-1949
4
20-21
Oversized Books and Book Projects, Humanities, Drafts and Layout from Box 4, Folder 1, circa 1930s-circa 1935
OV20

Series 4: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) , circa 1938-1976
2 Linear feet
Boxes 4-6, Box 16, OV21

Files document the founding, shifting, and merging of industrial design organizations within the United States.
The American Designers Institute (ADI) was established in 1938 and renamed the Industrial Designers Institute (IDI) in 1951; the American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID) was established in 1955 as the renamed Society of Industrial Designers (SID); and the Industrial Design Education Association (IDEA) was established in 1957 because nether professional society (IDI or ASID) accepted educators as members. All organizations merged in 1964 to form the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
John Vassos co-founded and served as the first president of ADI in 1938, and was president again in 1948. He was elected Chairman of the Board of IDSA when it was formed in 1965.
Materials include: annual meeting and symposium files; organization by-laws and founding documents; board and committee meeting minutes; correspondence; membership materials; and printed materials and publicity.
Files are arranged generally by organization formation and reflects their eventual consolidation: ADI, SID, IDI, ASID, IDEA, and IDSA.
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American Designers Institute (ADI), circa 1938-circa 1951
4
22-33
Society of Industrial Designers (SID), 1945-1947
4
34
Industrial Designers Institute (IDI), circa 1952-circa 1962
Oversized IDI Annual Design Symposium materials from folder 37 housed in Box 16 and OV21.
4
35-44
Industrial Designers Institute (IDI), 1944-1975
5
1-27
IDI and American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID), 1941-1964
5
28-37
IDI, ASID, and Industrial Designers Education Association (IDEA), 1961-1964
6
1-2
IDI, ASID, and IDSA, 1964-1965
6
3-4
IDSA, 1953-1976
Two oversized IDSA Merit Award certificates from folder 13 housed in Box 16.
6
5-13
Printed Material, Industrial Design, 1947-1962
6
14
General Material, 1959-1960
6
15
Oversized IDI Materials from Box 4, Folder 37, circa 1952-circa 1962
16
Oversized IDI Materials from Box 4, Folder 37, circa 1952-circa 1962
OV21
Oversized IDSA Merit Award Certificates from Box 6, Folder 13, 1953-1976
16

Series 5: Radio Corporation of America (RCA) , circa 1930s-1976
2.1 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7, Box 15, OV22-24, OV26

RCA files include: contracting agreements; correspondence; design analyses and proposals; design plans and sketches by Vassos; expense reports and financial materials; lectures and publications with RCA by Vassos; RCA magazines, other printed materials, and publicity; meeting minutes and program development; presentation materials; various product project assignments; photographs of John Vassos, of interiors and exteriors of RCA headquarters, and of products and advertisements; product design boards by Vassos; and materials relating to the RCA "Room of Tomorrow" model as well as the 1964 World's Fair RCA pavilion, both designed by Vassos.
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Bicycle Design, circa 1937
6
16
Broadcast News Magazines, Articles on Vassos, 1933-1963
6
17-18
Contracting Agreements, 1939-1950
6
19
Correspondence, 1933-1963
6
20-25
Design Analyses and Proposals, 1935-1957
6
26-28
Design Plans and Sketches, circa 1946-1960
Six oversized design plans and sketches from folder 29 housed in Box 15; one in OV22; and three in OV24.
6
29-30
Expenses and Financial Materials, 1947-1956
6
31-32
Industry in Canada, 1951-1955
6
33
Lectures and Publications with RCA, 1934-1936
6
34
Meeting Minutes and Radio Program Development, 1946-1948
6
35-36
National Home Furnishing Show, 1958-1975
6
37-38
Pascoe Incorporated, 1951-1952
6
39
Presentation, Magitron, circa 1947
Three oversized sketches housed in Box 15.
6
40
Photographs, circa 1940s-circa 1975
Four oversized photographs of Vassos at RCA, from folder 1, housed in Box 15.
7
1-7
Printed Material, 1932-circa 1970s
Two oversized catalogs housed in Box 15; one oversized catalog housed in OV23; Four RCA posters housed in OV24.
7
8-14
Product Design Boards, circa 1938
Four oversized product design boards housed in OV22, and two housed in OV24.
7
15
RCA Reports, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
7
16
RCA Room of Tomorrow, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
7
17
World's Fair Documents, 1961-1964
Ten oversized sketches from folder 19 housed in Box 15; twelve blueprints housed in OV26.
7
18-20
General Materials, 1955-1976
7
21-27
Oversized Design Plans and Sketches from Box 6, Folder 29, circa 1946-1960
15
Oversized Design Plans and Sketches from Box 6, Folder 29, circa 1946-1960
OV22
Oversized Design Plans and Sketches from Box 6, Folder 29, circa 1946-1960
OV24
Oversized Sketches from Magitron Presentation, Box 6, Folder 40, circa 1947
15
Oversized Photographs of John Vassos at RCA, from Box 7, Folder 1, circa 1940s-circa 1975
15
Oversized Printed Material from Box 7, Folder 8, 1932-circa 1970s
15
Oversized Printed Material from Box 7, Folder 8, 1932-circa 1970s
OV23
Oversized Printed Material from Box 7, Folder 8, 1932-circa 1970s
OV24
Oversized Product Design Boards from Box 7, Folder 15, circa 1938
OV22
Oversized Product Design Boards from Box 7, Folder 15, circa 1938
OV24
Oversized World's Fair Documents from Box 7, Folder 19, 1961-1964
15
Oversized World's Fair Documents from Box 7, Folder 19, 1961-1964
OV26

Series 6: Silvermine Guild of Artists , 1915-1986
1.9 Linear feet
Boxes 7-9, Box 16, OV27-28

Found here are materials related to the Silvermine Guild of Artists and early community organizations and include: correspondence; clippings, brochures, catalogs, and yearbooks; various organization event materials, including concerts and annual plays; financial materials and reports; guild exhibition documentation; histories and by-laws; building and program plans and development; membership materials; guild school of art documentation; photographs and slides of events and activities; sketches and plans, among other materials. Also included are three cassette tapes and one sound tape reel of Silvermine celebrations, events, and planning meetings.
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Architectural Sketches and Blueprints, 1973
Oversized sketches housed in Box 16; four blueprints housed in OV27.
7
28
Artists' Ball, 1948
7
29
Brochures and Catalogs, 1925-circa 1960s
7
30-32
Celebration and Meeting Sound Recordings, circa 1970-circa 1977
3 cassette tapes
7
33
Meeting Sound Recording, circa 1950s
1 Sound tape reel
7
34
Clippings, 1915-1986
Oversized clippings from folder 1 housed in Box 16.
8
1-4
Correspondence, 1945-1961
8
5-16
Elena Nikolaidi Concert, 1958
8
17
Exhibition Catalogs, The New Canaan Society of Artists, 1915-circa 1917
8
18
Financial Materials and Reports, 1933-1959
8
19-23
Gallery Maintenance, 1957
8
24
Guild Exhibition Materials, 1946-1986
Oversized John Vassos' Memorial Exhibition blueprint from folder 29 housed in OV27.
8
25-29
Guild Publication Mock-Up, circa 1950s
8
30
Hellenic Tribute to the Arts, A Delphic Festival, 1956-1957
8
31
Histories and By-Laws, 1922, circa 1953-circa 1962
8
32
Membership, 1952-1962
8
33
New Building Plans, 1950-1951
8
34
Paint Sketches of Logo and Stationery Designs, circa 1950s
8
35
Photographs, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
Oversized photograph from folder 36 housed in Box 16.
8
36-37
Printed Material, circa 1930-circa 1986
Oversized printed material from folder 6 housed in Box 16 and OV27.
9
1-6
Program Proposal, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
9
7
Publicity, circa 1940s-1980
9
8-9
Real Estate Tax Exemption Issue, 1948-1951
9
10
Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1939-1961
9
11-13
School of Art and Education at the Guild, 1951-1963
9
14-15
Scrapbook Page, Loose, circa 1935
9
16
Silvermine Community Association, 1963-1965
9
17
Silvermine Map Design and Sales, Silvermine Tavern, 1945-1963
Three oversized sketches of map design housed in OV27; one oversized map layout housed in OV28.
9
18
Silvermine Neighbors, Constitution and By-Laws, circa 1910s
9
19
Silvermine School and Performance Slides, circa 1950s-1977
9
20
Silvermine Sillies, "Frustrations of the 48", circa 1948
9
21
Silvermine Sillies of 1949, "Arts and Flowers", 1949
9
22
Sketches and Signage, circa 1950
Six oversized sketches housed in Box 16.
9
23
Studio and Dramatic Arts Building Proposal and Plans, 1949-1951
Oversized blueprint housed in OV27.
9
24
Yearbook 1952, Draft, circa 1952
9
25
Yearbooks, circa 1935-1956
9
26-27
Oversized Architectural Sketches and Blueprints from Box 7, Folder 28, 1973
16
Oversized Architectural Sketches and Blueprints from Box 7, Folder 28, 1973
OV27
Oversized Clippings from Box 8, Folder 1, 1915-1986
16
Oversized Guild Exhibition Materials from Box 8, Folder 29, 1946-1986
OV27
Oversized Photographs from Box 8, Folder 36, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
16
Oversized Printed Material from Box 9, Folder 6, circa 1930-circa 1986
16
Oversized Printed Material from Box 9, Folder 6, circa 1930-circa 1986
OV27
Oversized Silvermine Map Design and Sales, Silvermine Tavern, from Box 9, Folder 18, 1945-1963
OV27
Oversized Silvermine Map Design and Sales, Silvermine Tavern, from Box 9, Folder 18, 1945-1963
OV28
Oversized Sketches and Signage, from Box 9, Folder 23, circa 1950
16
Oversized Studio and Dramatic Arts Building Proposal and Plans, from box 9, Folder 24, 1949-1951
OV27

Series 7: General Professional and Committee Files , circa 1920s-1983
3.8 Linear feet
Boxes 9-11, Boxes 15-16, OV26, OV29-39, RD57

Vassos' professional files document various consulting jobs and committee involvement and consist of company advertising and illustration consulting, architectural design consulting, graphic design work, and product design. Companies and organizations include: General Electric Company; the Hellenic University Club; M. Hohner, Inc.; Kuljian Corporation; Mills Industries, Incorporated; Packard Motor Car Company; Perey Manufacturing Company; Prudential Lines, Inc.; Remington Arms, Inc.; Remington Dupont; Savage Arms, Inc.; and L. E. Waterman Company, among many others. Additional materials document Vassos' involvement in designing the American Pavilion at the India Industries World Trade Fair in 1955 and work with the U. S. Army during WWII.
Materials include: architectural sketches and blueprints, correspondence, contracting agreements, design sketches and photographs, printed materials, and other items.
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Advertising Preliminary Sketches, Various Companies, circa 1940s, 1971
9
28-29
Columbia Recording Corporation, 1944
9
30
Columbia University School of General Studies Advisory Council, 1962-1963
9
31
Condado Beach Hotel Murals, 1947-1953
9
32
Dover Publications, Inc., 1972-1983
9
33
E. P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1933-1946, 1974
9
34
Egli Co., Inc., circa 1948
Three oversized photographs housed in Box 16.
9
35
General Electric Company, 1932-1950
9
36-37
Graphic Design Illustration and Advertising Consulting, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
Thirty-nine oversized print ads and one paint sketch of ad housed in Box 15; twelve print ads, three illustration boards, and one sketch housed in OV 29; eight illustration boards housed in OV30; four illustration paint sketches housed in OV32.
9
38-42
Hellenic University Club and Greek Associations, circa 1952-circa 1977
Thirty-nine oversized photos and blueprints housed in Box 16; one paint sketch, four certificates, and seven architectural sketches housed in OV33; two certificates and one oversized flyer layout housed in OV34.
10
1-3
Hofstra University, Broadcast Program Videorecording, circa 1978
Includes one U-matic videocassette; Label reads: "Vassos at Hofstra University, Channel 21"
10
4
M. Hohner, Inc., circa 1948-circa 1961
Thirteen oversized photographs, nine sketches, and nine blueprints from folder 5 housed in Box 16.
10
5-6
India Industries Fair, World Trade Fair, American Pavilion, 1955
Thirteen oversized blueprints and plan sketches housed in OV35; twelve oversized blueprints and plan sketches housed in OV36.
10
7
Institute of Contemporary Art, Meeting Minutes, 1957
10
8
International Society for Arts and Decoration, circa 1935-circa 1936
10
9-11
John Vassos Associates, circa 1947
10
12
Julore Design Competition, 1950
10
13
Kuljian Corporation, 1950-1952
10
14
P. R. Mallory and Co., Inc., 1945
Three oversized blueprints housed in OV33.
10
15
Medallion Design Work, circa 1950s
Five oversized sketches housed in Box 16.
10
16
Mills Industries, Incorporated, 1945-1948
10
17
National Committee of 13, Against Superstition and Fear, circa 1946
10
18
Neo-Byzantine Church Design, 1973
Seven oversized architectural sketches and five blueprints housed in Box 16.
10
19
Packard Motor Car Company, circa 1930s-circa 1940s
10
20
Perey Manufacturing Company, Turnstiles, 1932
10
21
Product Design Awards Competition, Electrical Manufacturing, 1945-1950
10
22
Prudential Lines, Inc., circa 1965-circa 1980
Oversized blueprints, greeting cards, and sketches housed in OV34.
10
23-26
Remington Arms Company, Inc., 1936-1949
10
27
Remington Dupont, circa 1937-circa 1968
10
28-29
Rothschild Realty Co., 1931
Six oversized sketches housed in Box 16.
10
30
Savage Arms Corporation, 1935-1947
One oversized blueprint housed in OV34.
10
31
Savage Arms Corporation, Blueprint, circa 1935-circa 1947
RD57
Tennis Magazine Cover Designs, 1971-1974
Four oversized sketches and designs housed in Box 16; one oversized cover design housed in OV33.
10
32
Tennis Magazine Cover Designs, 1971-1974
11
1
Theater Design Work, circa 1941-circa 1960s
Thirty-seven oversized blueprints and sketches from folder 6 housed in Box 16 and OV26, OV37-39.
11
2-6
U. S. Army, circa 1940s-1953
11
7-14
L. E. Waterman Company, circa 1939
11
15
Oversized Egli Co., Inc. Material from Box 9, Folder 35, circa 1948
16
Oversized Graphic Design Illustration and Advertising Consulting Materials from Box 9, Folder 38, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
15
Oversized Graphic Design Illustration and Advertising Consulting Materials from Box 9, Folder 38, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
OV29
Oversized Graphic Design Illustration and Advertising Consulting Materials from Box 9, Folder 38, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
OV30
Oversized Graphic Design Illustration and Advertising Consulting Materials from Box 9, Folder 38, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
OV32
Oversized Hellenic University Club and Greek Associations Materials from Box 10, Folder 1, circa 1952-circa 1977
16
Oversized Hellenic University Club and Greek Associations Materials from Box 10, Folder 1, circa 1952-circa 1977
OV33
Oversized Hellenic University Club and Greek Associations Materials from Box 10, Folder 1, circa 1952-circa 1977
OV34
Oversized M. Hohner, Inc. Material from Box 10, Folder 5, circa 1948-circa 1961
16
Oversized India Industries Fair, World Trade Fair, American Pavilion Materials from Box 10, Folder 7, 1955
OV35
Oversized India Industries Fair, World Trade Fair, American Pavilion Materials from Box 10, Folder 7, 1955
OV36
Oversized P. R. Mallory and Co., Inc. Materials from Box 10, Folder 15, 1945
OV33
Oversized Medallion Design Work Materials from Box 10, Folder 15, circa 1950s
16
Oversized Neo-Byzantine Church Design Materials from Box 10, Folder 19, 1973
16
Oversized Prudential Lines, Inc. Materials from Box 10, Folder 23, circa 1965-circa 1980
OV34
Oversized Rothschild Realty Co. Materials from Box 10, Folder 30, 1931
16
Oversized Savage Arms Corporation Materials from Box 10, Folder 31, 1935-1947
OV34
Oversized Tennis Magazine Cover Designs from Box 10, Folder 32, 1971-1974
16
Oversized Tennis Magazine Cover Designs from Box 10, Folder 32, 1971-1974
OV33
Oversized Theater Design Work Materials from Box 11, Folder 6, circa 1941-circa 1960s
16
Oversized Theater Design Work Materials from Box 11, Folder 6, circa 1941-circa 1960s
OV26
Oversized Theater Design Work Materials from Box 11, Folder 6, circa 1941-circa 1960s
OV37
Oversized Theater Design Work Materials from Box 11, Folder 6, circa 1941-circa 1960s
OV38
Oversized Theater Design Work Materials from Box 11, Folder 6, circa 1941-circa 1960s
OV39

Series 8: Printed Material , circa 1928-circa 1985
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 11-12, Box 16

Printed materials relate to Vassos' work and highlight his murals, designs, products, illustration and advertising work, as well as various retrospective exhibitions or those in which a design of his is featured. Materials include: one book, bulletins, extensive clippings, exhibition catalogs and materials, journals, magazines, programs, a yearbook to which Vassos contributed, and other items.
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Book, Faces and Facts By and About 26 Contemporary Artists by Willis Birchman, 1937
There is an entry for John Vassos within this book, in addition to it being signed to Vassos' by the author.
11
17
Bulletins, 1933-1939
Oversized material from folder 19 housed in Box 16.
11
18-19
Clippings, circa 1928-circa 1973
Oversized clippings from folder 20 housed in Box 16.
11
20-29
Clippings, 1935-1977
12
1-5
Exhibition Catalogs, 1941-circa 1985
Oversized exhibition catalog housed in Box 16.
12
6
Exhibition Materials, 1935-circa 1950
12
7
Journals, 1930-1941
12
8-11
Magazines, 1930-1971
12
12-29
Program, Civic Opera House, 1941
12
30
Yearbook, Womans College of Alabama, 1932
Vassos' was a contributor.
12
31
General Printed Material, 1932-1969
12
32-36
Oversized Bulletins from Box 11, Folder 19, 1933-1939
16
Oversized Clippings from Box 11, Folder 20, circa 1928-circa 1973
16
Oversized Exhibition Catalog from Box 12, Folder 6, 1941-circa 1985
16

Series 9: Scrapbooks , circa 1940s-1953
0.8 Linear feet
Box 13, Box 17, Box 19

Included here are three oversized clippings scrapbooks relating to the Silvermine Guild of Artists, and one dismantled scrapbook by George Second, Greek student of Signal Station 713.
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Clippings Scrapbook, Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1950-1951
19
Clippings Scrapbook, Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1952-1953
17
Clippings Scrapbook, Silvermine Guild School , 1951-1953
17
Scrapbook by George Second, Dismantled, circa 1940s
It is noted that George Second was a Greek student of Signal Station 713.
13
1-2

Series 10: Photographic Materials , 1919-circa 1989
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 13-14, Box 16, Box 18, OV40-41, Lantern Slide Boxes 58-59

Photographs, slides, transparencies, and 97 lantern slides are of John Vassos and others; Vassos' memorial exhibition; buildings and outdoors; Vassos' home in Connecticut; interior design spaces; various products and designs; and artwork by Vassos and others. Also included are two photo albums of Vassos' industrial design work.
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Images of John Vassos, circa 1920s-circa 1979
13
3-5
Images of John Vassos and Dogs, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
13
6
Images of John Vassos and Others, Slides, circa 1954-circa 1980
13
7
Images of Others, 1919-circa 1950s
Includes images of Carola Goya and Margaret Bourke-White. Two oversized photographs housed in Box 16.
13
8
Buildings and Outdoors, circa 1940-circa 1989
Oversized photograph housed in Box 16.
13
9
Snapshots of John Vassos' Home, circa 1980s
13
10
Interior Design Spaces, Margaret Bourke-White's NYC Apartment, circa 1940s
13
11
Interior Design Spaces, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
Nine oversized photographs housed in Box 16.
14
1
Interior Design Spaces, Negatives, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
14
2
Exhibition Photographs, John Vassos' Memorial Exhibition, 1986
14
3
Products and Designs by John Vassos, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Sixteen oversized photographs of products and designs housed in Box 16 and OV40-41.
14
4-7
Products and Designs by John Vassos, Negatives, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
14
8
Artwork, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
One oversized photograph housed in Box 16.
14
9
Artwork by Others, 1938-1941
14
10
Photo Albums, Industrial Designs by John Vassos, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
Two oversized photo albums housed in Box 18.
14
11
Lantern Slides of Interior Design Spaces, Buildings and Outdoors, Artwork, Unidentified Artwork, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
56 lantern slides
Lantern Slide Box 58
Lantern Slides of Products and Designs by John Vassos, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
41 lantern slides
Lantern Slide Box 59
Oversized Photographs of Others from Box 13, Folder 8, 1919-circa 1950s
16
Oversized Photographs of Buildings and Outdoors from Box 13, Folder 9, circa 1940-circa 1989
16
Oversized Photographs of Interior Design Spaces from Box 14, Folder 1, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
16
Oversized Photographs of Products and Designs by John Vassos from Box 14, Folder 4, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
16
Oversized Photographs of Products and Designs by John Vassos from Box 14, Folder 4, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV40
Oversized Photographs of Products and Designs by John Vassos from Box 14, Folder 4, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV41
Oversized Photograph of Artwork from Box 14, Folder 9, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
16
Oversized Photo Albums of Industrial Designs from Box 14, Folder 11, circa 1920s-circa 1960s
18

Series 11: Artwork , circa 1930s-circa 1970s
1.7 Linear feet
Box 14, Box 18, OV25, OV42-56

Found here are one collaged event poster; two early paintings by John Vassos; and three sketches by Bixby, Dorothy Byard, and Bernard Sanders, as well as silkscreen prints by D. Jones. Also included are approximately 201 pen, pencil, charcoal, and paint sketches depicting architectural layouts, mural designs, product designs, and interior spaces.
Description Container Select
Collage, Event Poster, circa 1940s
Oversized material housed in Box 18.
14
12
Paintings, 1919
Includes two early paintings by John Vassos.
OV42
Sketches, Charcoal, Pen, and Pencil, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
Twenty-three oversized sketches from folder 13 housed in Box 18, OV50 (15 sketches), OV 56 (9 sketches, pencil and charcoal).
14
13-15
Product Design and Architectural Sketches, Pencil and Paint , circa 1930s-circa 1960s
Oversized artwork housed in Box 18 (41), OV43 (7 architectural sketches), OV44 (8 paint sketches), OV45 (31), OV46 (3), OV47 (22 of bicycle design), OV48 (3 sketches on board), OV49 (4 design sketches on board).
14
16
Mural Designs and Sketches, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
Oversized mural designs and sketches housed in Box 18 (24), OV25 (1), OV51 (11), OV52 (1), OV53 (4), OV54 (3 mural paint sketches), OV55 (16), OV56 (6).
14
17-18
Sketches by Other Artists, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Oversized Bernard Sanders pencil sketch of Vassos housed in Box 18; two oversized sketches of Vassos by Bixby and Dorothy Byard housed in OV25.
14
19
Silkscreen Prints by D. Jones, circa 1953-circa 1954
14
20
Oversized Collage, Event Poster from Box 14, Folder 12, circa 1940s
18
Oversized Sketches from Box 14, Folder 13, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
18
Oversized Sketches from Box 14, Folder 13, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV50
Oversized Sketches from Box 14, Folder 13, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV56
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
18
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV43
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV44
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV45
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV46
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV47
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV48
Oversized Product Design and Architectural Sketches from Box 14, Folder 16, circa 1930s-circa 1960s
OV49
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
18
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV25
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV51
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV52
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV53
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV54
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV55
Oversized Mural Designs and Sketches from Box 14, Folder 17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
OV56
Oversized Sketches by Other Artists from Box 14, Folder 19, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
18
Oversized Sketches by Other Artists from Box 14, Folder 19, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
OV25

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