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Description of the Collection Papers of Alain Findeli, Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Montreal (retired 2007), consisting of research files and correspondence amassed in support of his doctoral dissertation, "Du Bauhaus a Chicago: Les Annees d'enseignement de Laszlo Moholy-Nagy" ("From Bauhaus to Chicago: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's Teaching Years") (1989, University of Paris). This collection includes a copy of Findeli's dissertation. Other primary materials (in copied form) include a copy of Lloyd C....
Description of the Collection Materials related to Allen Porter's recollections of the early years of the Institute of Design, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Porter's career as a designer.
Overview According to the donor, the original recordings were made on an early recording cutting machine which one of the students brought to the class. The poems were written by passing a pad of paper around the room with each student writing one line of poetry on a given topic. Each student would fold the page after writing his/her line so the next writer would not see what was already written.
Description of the Collection Materials pertaining to architecture and Bauhaus-inspired activities at Illinois Institute of Technology, including the university's architecture and design programs. Items included as follows: Program from the October 26, 1952 dedication of the Chapel of Saint Saviour (Carr Chapel) on the campus of IIT, Two sheets of blank letterhead bearing the printed name Mies van der Rohe from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Chicago office (address and phone on the letterhead are as follows: 230 East Ohio St.,...
Content Description Papers of Benjamin de Brie Taylor, artist and educator, including correspondence, personal records, professional files, and artwork. Personal correspondence includes letters from family and friends as well as business exchanges. Extensive correspondence with mother Gertrude de Brie and sister Alix contain substantial biographical and family information. Correspondence with mother and father over the 1940s could provide interesting perspectives on war time and postwar Europe- some with sketches...
Content Description Papers of Charles A. Swedlund (b. 1935, Chicago), including two printed volumes of his photographs ("Multiple Exposures with the Figure," 1973; and "The Whole Show," 2012), along with correspondence between Swedlund and D. Dale Walker, Senior Major Gifts Officer at ID, from 2012.
Description of the Collection Film (color and sound) of Illinois Institute of Technology campus and classroom scenes with shots of Chicago. Per Sharp, the film was made ca. 1975, most likely produced at the request of the President's Office. Credits read, "A Film by Charles Dee Sharp, Produced at ID." Sharp taught filmmaking at the Institute of Design from 1965 to 1980.The film opens with a sunrise and a low angle pan along State St. (as though shot from a moving vehicle). Scenes include students in...
Description of the Collection Eight reports and associated public relations materials authored or edited by Charles L. Owen concerning four class projects he directed as a professor in Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design. The projects include Project Phoenix, Aquatecture, Aerotecture, and Nanoplastics. The reports included are listed as follows: Project Phoenix: Macro-Design Proposals for Confronting Global Warming...
Overview This material was created as a slide program presented by Charles L. Owen as the 3rd Annual IIT Archives Lecture (Oct. 28, 2010).
Description of the Collection Reel-to-reel tapes, video and audio, related to the production of a film by Institute of Design students made on April 16, 1952. Collection includes the following items as identified on the canisters or reels: 1. IIT Work Print, Chicago Morning; 16 mm, b&w, sound, 547 feet, 7½" d., ca. 15 min. [on hub] 2. Boris Yakovlett "Chicago Morning" Negative, Dup Negative Picture [on hub] 3. Boris Yakovlett "Chicago Morning" 1952, 16 mm, b&w, Sound, 7½" d., ca. 15 min., multiple splices [On leader: "W-P...
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