International Design Conference in Aspen papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1954–1986

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

23.5 linear feet of material pertaining to the period from the formation of the International Design Conference in Aspen in 1951 to 1986 and consisting of cassette and reel-to-reel tape recordings of the conference for the years 1962 to 1982, program booklets, scholarly articles and advertising materials, and posters and newspapers from the conference.

Biographical Historical Note

The International Design Conference in Aspen began in 1951. Founded by many of America's rising stars on the graphic design scene, the IDCA sought to provide a forum for discussion on design. The IDCA has since joined with the AIGA and is now called the Aspen Design Conference.