• Design resources and archives

    American Institute of Graphic Arts
    233 Broadway, 17th floor
    New York, NY 10279

    Printed ephemera dating from the early beginnings of the organization, including materials from the AIGA annual, tapes from past talks, national conferences, lecture series and seminars.

    Contact: Heather Strelecki, Director of Special Projects, 212 710 3145

    Arts of the Book Collection
    Yale University
    Sterling Memorial Library
    120 High Street
    New Haven, CT 06520

    Examples of and material relating to the book and its attendant arts: binding, typography, illustration, calligraphy, book design and architecture, paper making and decorative papers and the history of the book.

    Contact: Jennifer Williams, Curator, 203 432 1712

    Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive

    Denver Art Museum
    100 West 14 Avenue Parkway
    Denver, CO 80204 2788

    Extensive collection of Bayer's artwork including paintings, watercolors, drawings, pastels, graphics, photography, sculpture, models, designs for Bayer's large-scale projects, textiles and jewelry, exhibition design, furniture design, book, catalogs, announcements, pamphlets, magazines and other documents. Herbert Bayer: Collection and Archive at the Denver Art Museum (University of Washington Press, 1998) by Gwen Chanzit is the catalogue of the collection.

    Contact: Gwen Chanzit, Curator, 720 865 5000

    Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Library and Archives

    2 East 91 Street
    New York, NY 10128

    A variety of materials, ranging from slides and book covers to promotional materials, printed ads, to original artwork, correspondence, clippings and drawings. www.siris.si.edu (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) is the search engine that serves the entire Smithsonian Institution.

    Contact: Stephen Van Dyk, Head Librarian, 212 849 8330

    Cranbrook Academy of Art Library

    1221 North Woodward Avenue
    Box 81
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

    An extensive collection on graphic design history, theory and professional practice. Books are available through inter-library loan.

    Contact: Judy Dyki, Head Librarian, 248 645 3364

    The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049 1688
    Primary materials for the history of modern artistic and intellectual movements such as Realism, Symbolism, Futurism, the Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism and Fluxus.

    Contact: Susan M. Allen, Chief Librarian, 310 440 7335

    Walter Gropius Archive
    Lyonnel Feininger Archive
    Busch-Reisiger Museum
    32 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Walter Gropius's architectural drawings and related photographs as well as Feininger's drawings and photographs. The Walter Gropius Archive (Harvard University, 1990-1991) edited by Winfried Nerdinger is the catalogue of the Gropius archive.

    Contact: Tawney Becker, Curatorial Assistant, 617 495 2317

    R. Hunter Middleton Chicago Design Archive

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Richard J. Daley Library, M/C 234
    Special Collections
    Box 8198
    Chicago, IL 60680-8198
    Numerous collections that document the history of design in Chicago, with special emphasis on the period dating from the 1930s through the 1960s.

    Contact: Gretchen Lagana, Special Collections Librarian, 312 996 2742

    International Dada Archive

    University of Iowa
    100 Main Library
    Iowa City, IA 52242 1420
    The work of Dadaists with strong involvement in typography and advertising design (George Grosz, John Heartfield, Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Hoch, Iliazd, Kurt Schwitters, Jan Tschichold, Tristan Tzara).

    Contact: Timothy Shipe, Curator, 319 335 5824

    The Library of Congress
    Prints and Photographs Division
    101 Independence. Ave, SE
    Washington, D.C. 20540
    202 707 6394
    (specify that query is for prints and photographs division)

    A collection of American, European and Latin American popular and applied graphic arts, caricatures, posters, cartoons and political prints.

    The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

    Cooper Union
    7 East 7 Street
    New York, NY 10003
    The graphic work of Herb Lubalin, in addition to the works of other New York-based designers such as Lou Dorfsman, George Tscherny and Push Pin Studios.

    Contact: Ann Holcomb, 212 353 4214

    Museum of Modern Art Library
    11 West 53 Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Ephemera, covers and posters including large holdings of designers such as Cheret, Holwein, Kauffer, Cassandre, Bayer, Matter, Beall, Tanaka, Muller-Brockman and Starowieyski. The website provides a link to the Museum's DADABASE, the combined online catalogue of the Library, Museum Archivers and Study Center.

    Contact: Jenny Tobias, Associate Reference Librarian, 212 708 9433

    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Wallace Memorial Library
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623

    Collection of posters, cartoons and materials documenting the work of graphic designers such as Mehemed Fehmy Agha, hans Barschel, Lester Beall, Alexey Brodovich, Will Burtin, George Giusti, William Golden, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles and Ladislav Sutnar.

    Contact: Kari Horowicz, Art and Photography Librarian, 716 475 2557

    Walker Art Center Achives and Library
    Vineland Place
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Exhibition catalogs, artists' books and design periodicals, as well as taped interviews and lectures by designers such as Wolfgang Weingart, Tibor Kalman, Ivan Chermayeff, Charles and Ray Eames, April Greiman, Katherine McCoy and Massimo Vignelli.

    Contact: Rosemary Furtak, Librarian, 612 375 7680

    Wolfsonian Foundation Library

    1001 Washington Avenue
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Decorative and fine arts, objects, posters, original works of art on paper, archival materials, books and ephemera on the decorative design and architectural arts.

    Contact: Frank Luca, Head Librarian, 305 535 2641

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