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American Institute of Graphic Arts
164 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
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
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
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
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
An extensive collection on graphic design history, theory and
professional practice. Books are available through inter-library
Contact: Judy Dyki, Head Librarian, 248 645 3364The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the
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 7335Walter Gropius Archive
Lyonnel Feininger Archive
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.
Becker, Curatorial Assistant, 617 495 2317
R. Hunter Middleton Chicago Design Archive
University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard J. Daley Library, M/C 234
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
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
Contact: Timothy Shipe, Curator, 319 335 5824The 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
A collection of American, European and Latin American popular and
applied graphic arts, caricatures, posters, cartoons and political
The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography
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 9433Rochester 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
2557Walker Art Center Achives and Library
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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