John and Marilyn Neuhart papers, 1916-2011; Bulk, 1957-2000 (Collection LSC.1891)

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The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia. 
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Title: John and Marilyn Neuhart papers
Collection number: LSC.1891
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 40.0 linear ft. (57 document boxes, 3 record cartons, 10 flat boxes, 4 telescope boxes, 1 map folder)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1957-2000
Date (inclusive): 1916-2011
Abstract: John and Marilyn Neuhart were graphic and exhibition designers and UCLA professors who also worked at the Eames Design Office in Los Angeles. This collection includes research files for their books on the Eames Office, material documenting the design and organization process for Connections, an exhibition on the Eames Office which was held at UCLA in 1976, ephemera relating to the work of the Eames Office as well as the Neuhart’s own design firm, Neuhart Donges Neuhart and a large volume of research files and ephemera that was assembled in preparation for a proposed book on the American designer, Alexander Girard.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creators: Neuhart, John and Marilyn

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John and Marilyn Neuhart papers (Collection 1981). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Marilyn Neuhart in two installments. The first donation with material on the Connections exhibition and the Eames Design and Eames House books was made in July, 2011; material on The Story of Eames Furniture and Alexander Girard were added in a second donation made in April 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Saundarya Thapa in 2013 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Jillian Cuellar.
The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia.  

Biography/History

John and Marilyn Neuhart worked in the Los Angeles area for 55 years as graphic and exhibition designers and professors. They taught several courses at UCLA, including color theory, painting, graphic design, and typography; John retired from UCLA as a Professor Emeritus in 1984. Friends and colleagues of the Eameses, John worked fulltime for the Eames Office for four years and as a freelance designer for 27 years. The Neuharts organized, designed and installed the exhibition Connections: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames at UCLA in 1976 and at other venues in the United States and Europe. They are the authors and designers of three books on the office: Eames Design (Abrams, 1989), Eames House (Ernst and Sohn, 1994) and the two volumes comprising The Story of Eames Furniture (Gestalten Verlag, 2010).
Having moved on to UCLA’s Art Department after graduating from Long Beach City College (LBCC), the Neuharts were introduced to “mid-century modern” design in their course work and through visits to galleries and local businesses that were beginning to sell products designed in the postwar years. Familiar with the work of the Eames Office, they first met Charles Eames in 1952 when Norma Matlin, one of their former LBCC instructors, invited them to an on campus lecture where Eames talked about recent works and showed a few scenes from A Communication Primer, a film that his office had made for IBM. For the Neuharts, it wasn’t just the Eameses’ design sensibilities that inspired them; it was also that Charles worked with his wife, Ray Eames – something uncommon for couples to do at the time. In 1957, John returned from serving two years in the army and was hired by the Eames Office as a graphic designer. This was the same year that the Neuharts got married and also started their garage-based printing business, The Hand Press.
As freelance designers, the Neuharts also worked with other Los Angeles based designers. Their relationship with Alexander Girard, an important and influential designer who, together with George Nelson and Charles Eames, comprised the great design triumvirate at Herman Miller Furniture in the mid-twentieth century, began in 1956 when they started doing graphic work for his Santa Fe, New Mexico based firm. Over the years they worked on a number of exciting projects together. One of these was Marilyn’s small, embroidered cloth dolls inspired by Medieval and Renaissance embroidery. First created for her children and nieces, Girard commissioned a hundred of these dolls for the 1961 opening of his Textile and Objects store which showcased his Herman Miller textiles as well as folk art from around the world. By the time all the Girard shops closed down, she had made nearly 2,000 dolls.
In the spring of 1976, John proposed to Charles Eames that he use his upcoming sabbatical leave from his teaching duties at UCLA to research and design an exhibition on the Eames Office. Charles agreed to the idea and John proposed the project to the UCLA Art Council, which raised the funds to support the work. The council received a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and small grants from both Herman Miller, Inc. and the IBM Corporation, two important patrons of the Eames Office. By April, the Neuharts had already begun work researching and organizing the exhibition and scheduled the opening of the 6,500 sq. ft. show in the Wight Gallery at UCLA for December 6. Working through the summer, they designed the exhibition and began to fabricate the exhibition panels and structures. The largest, most comprehensive exhibition on the work of the Eames Office to date, Connections: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, opened on schedule to good reviews and subsequently travelled to the University of Texas, Washington University in St. Louis and a number of other venues in Britain and Europe. Co-authored with Ray Eames, the Neuharts’ 1989 book Eames Design, catalogs chronologically all of the work produced by the office from 1941 to 1978 and can be seen as an extension of the exhaustive research that they did for Connections. From 1980 to 1998, the Neuharts partnered with Richard Donges in their own design firm, Neuhart Donges Neuhart, Designers, Inc. (NDN). A colleague from the Eames Office, Richard Donges began his tenure there the same year as John Neuhart (1957) and left at the end of 1979, a year after the death of Charles Eames which also marked the effective functional end of the office. Located in El Segundo, California, the firm specialized in exhibition and graphic design and had a clientele that included the IBM Corporation, Herman Miller, Inc., the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, the Doheny Library, the Getty Museum and many other local businesses and institutions. In 1984, as part of its participation in the design program for the summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles that year, the company managed the design and production of the Olympic torch. Amongst other projects for IBM, NDN also carried on the work that was formerly performed by the Eames Office. For example, in 1980 NDN assumed the management of the Mathematica exhibition which the Eames Office designed and produced for IBM starting in 1961. The firm was retained by the company to keep the show refurbished and in good order. When the Chicago version of the exhibit moved to Boston in 1981, NDN managed the move, re-ordered the exhibition to fit in the new space, and refurbished the graphics and the addition of new material. They continued to service the exhibition in Boston and at its original site at the Science and Industry Museum in Los Angeles until IBM transferred ownership and maintenance to the individual museums in the mid-1980s. Both the Eames Design and Eames House books were also researched and designed as part of NDN’s work.
In 2010, Gestalten Verlag published The Story of Eames Furniture (2010), Marylin Neuhart’s thoroughly researched and gorgeously designed book in two volumes which deconstructs the brand name that is “Eames.” Thirteen years of research in the making, the book sheds light on the whole foundation of hard work behind Eames furniture by focusing on the people who did the day-by-day work. It profiles a first generation of established designers like Gregory Ain, Griswold Raetze and Herbert Matter who worked together with the Charles Eames at Evans Products Company in the 1940s and a second generation of talented designers such as Don Albinson, Charles Kratka, Dale Bauer and Deborah Sussman, who began their design careers by joining the Eames Office in the 1950s. In telling the story of Eames furniture, the book also tells the story of the many talented people behind the furniture and the significant contribution they made to the company’s brand.
Having produced comprehensive books on Eames, in the early 1990s the Neuharts began work on a proposed volume on the career of Alexander Girard. As trusted friends and colleagues, they received full participation and support from the Girard estate, resulting in the amassing of a large amount of material. Despite years of dedicated work however, the book project did not come to fruition. In September 19, 2011 John Neuhart passed away. Marilyn Neuhart continues her passion of sewing and quilting.

Scope and Content

Created between 1957 and 2011, this collection documents the design and research work of John and Marilyn Neuhart. Materials primarily relate to the Neuharts’ work on the Eames Office. The collection includes material that documents the design and organization process for the Connections exhibition. It also contains a large amount of research files, photographs and ephemera assembled during their work on the Eames Design, Eames House and The Story of Eames Furniture books. As designers, the Neuharts’ method of research and data collection was unique and an example of this in the collection is a handcrafted folding book which charts the work chronology of the Eames Office. Also included are items and ephemera relating to the work of the Eames Office which records much of its IBM-related work. Examples of the work of the Newharts' own design firm, Neuhart Donges Neuhart and their personal garage-based printing business, The Hand Press can also be found in the collection. A significant portion of the collection is made up of the Neuharts’ research files on the American designer, Alexander Girard. The work was done in preparation for a proposed volume on Girard, and like the material on Eames, it contains research and work-related records, photographs and original artifacts. While there is Herman Miller, Inc. related material throughout the collection, there is also a small assortment of the company’s catalogs and specification brochures and a sampling of its in-house publications from the 1960s-1980s.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in eight series, four of which have been further arranged in subseries. The Neuharts were meticulous in organizing and describing their materials; therefore, the collection is organized according to the original order of the material. The series and subseries arrangement of the collection is as follows:
  • Series 1: Eames Office, 1940-2004
    • Subseries 1.1: Research Files on the Eames Office, 1941-2004
    • Subseries 1.2: Eames Office Work Material, 1940-1989
    • Subseries 1.3: Photographs, 1942-2009
    • Subseries 1.4: Eames Films, 1950-1978
  • Series 2: Connections: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, 1970-1980
    • Subseries 2.1: Financial and Organizational Papers, 1975-1977
    • Subseries 2.2: Publicity Material, 1976-1980
    • Subseries 2.3: Design and Layout Graphics, 1976-1979
  • Series 3: The Story of Eames Furniture, 1930-2009
    • Subseries 3.1: Research Files, 1930-2009
    • Subseries 3.2: Graphics, 1930-2009
    • Subseries 3.3: Page Records, 2000-2009
  • Series 4: Eames House: Research, Page Records and Photographs, 1940-1999
  • Series 5: Eames Design: Page Records and Graphics, 1980-1989
  • Series 6: Neuhart Personal and Professional Work, 1956-1989
  • Series 7: Alexander Girard Research, 1930-2009
    • Subseries 7.1: Research Files, Photo Records and Correspondence, 1930-2009
    • Subseries 7.2: Fabric, 1950-2009
    • Subseries 7.3: Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1950-2009
  • Series 8: Herman Miller Material, 1960-1999

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Boxes 57, 58 and 59 have films that must be digitized in order to be viewed.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Neuhart, John --Archives.
Neuhart, Marilyn --Archives.
Girard, Alexander.
Neuhart Donges Neuhart --Archives.
Hand Press --Archives.
Office of Charles and Ray Eames.
Design --United States --History --20th century --Archival resources.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Neuhart, Marilyn.

Related Material

Related materials providing visual documentation of the works of the Eames Office may be found in the following collections:
Charles & Ray Eames ephemera and photographs, Architecture and Design Collection.   Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Charles Eames and Ray Eames Papers,   Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Mid-century graphic artist and photographer, Herbert Matter was one of the early members of the Eames design team. Documenting much of the office’s output during the war years, he was responsible for the many dramatically lit photographs of the Eames plywood products from the forties. A collection of his original artwork, photographs, letters, manuscripts, process materials, memorabilia, negatives, transparencies, film, printed material, and working equipment are available at the Stanford University Special Collections: Stanford University Special Collections: Herbert Matter papers, M1446.   Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
The Neuharts’ three Eames books as well as their catalog for the Connections exhibition are available at the UCLA Library:
Connections: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames Call Number: NK1535.E122 E12
Eames Design: The Office of Charles and Ray Eames Call Number: * NK1535.E25 N48 1989
Eames House Call Number: NA737.E122 N48 1994
The Story of Eames Furniture Call Number: * NK2408 .N49 2010

Container List

 

Series 1: Eames Office. 1940-2004.

Scope and Content

This series contains an assortment of Eames related material collected and maintained by the Neuharts, including research files, original catalogs, photographs, films and other ephemera such as original decks of the Eames House of Cards. In 1979, the IBM Corporation engaged the Neuharts to compile an inventory of all IBM-related work performed by the Eames Office from the mid-1950s to Charles Eames’s death in August 1978. A range of those IBM works such as records of the Mathematica (1961) exhibition are included here. The Neuhart’s own firm took on the management of Mathematica in the 1980s and material produced in those years are included here.
 

Subseries 1.1: Research Files on the Eames Office. 1941-2004.

Scope and Content

A collection of assorted magazines, clippings files and bibliographies on Charles and Ray Eames assembled by the Neuharts, as well as transcriptions of the Neuharts’ lectures on the work of the Eames Office, given between 1989 and 1997. The series also includes printouts of Eames related records in Herman Miller’s archives. An important patron of the Eames Office, much of the Eames furniture was produced for Herman Miller and the company’s archive holds comprehensive material documenting that relationship. These printouts from the archive’s catalog or database show all the search results related to Eames which include books, brochures, photographs, and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 1

MOMA: Organic Design. 1941.

Box 1, Folder 2

Arts and Architecture Magazine. 1945 December - 1946 February, May, July.

Box 1, Folder 3

Arts and Architecture Magazine. 1947 August, November, December.

Box 1, Folder 4

Arts and Architecture Magazine. 1949 May, October, December.

Box 1, Folder 5

MOMA's Prize Designs for Modern Furniture (Book). 1950.

Box 1, Folder 6

Everyday Art Quarterly: A Guide to Well Designed Products. 1951.

Box 1, Folder 7

Playboy Magazine. 1961 July.

Box 1, Folder 8

Domus Magazine. 1963.

Box 61, Folder 8

Japanese article on Eames by Kenomochi Isamu. 1965 October.

Box 1, Folder 9

Fortune Magazine. 1975 February.

Box 56, Folder 6

Eames Office Work Chronology (Handcrafted folding book designed by the Neuharts). circa 1980s.

Box 1, Folder 10

Assorted Eames related magazines. 1980s.

Box 1, Folder 11

Charles and Ray Eames: Trips, Awards and Appointments. 1984.

Box 1, Folder 12

Bibliographies on Eames (1 of 3). 1985-2004.

Box 1, Folder 13

Bibliographies on Eames (2 of 3). 1985-2004.

Box 2, Folder 1

Bibliographies on Eames (3 of 3). 1985-2004.

Box 2, Folder 2

John and Marilyn Neuhart's Talks on Eames (1 of 4). 1989-1997.

Box 2, Folder 3

John and Marilyn Neuhart's Talks on Eames (2 of 4). 1989-1997.

Box 2, Folder 4

John and Marilyn Neuhart's Talks on Eames (3 of 4). 1989-1997.

Box 2, Folder 5

John and Marilyn Neuhart's Talks on Eames (4 of 4). 1989-1997.

Box 2, Folder 6

Poster from the American Institute of Graphic Art's panel on Eames Design. 1988.

Box 73

Poster from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, San Francisco's lecture on Eames. 1990.

Box 62, Folder 6

Assorted oversize Eames related magazines. 1989, 1997.

Box 2, Folder 7

Assorted Eames related magazines (1 of 2). 1990s.

Box 2, Folder 8

Assorted Eames related magazines (2 of 2). 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 1

Herman Millier Archive Database: Answer/Eames, 1989-1994. 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 2

Herman Miller Archive Database: Brochures, 1952-1975. 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 3

Herman Miller Archive Database: Eames/Herman Miller Articles, 1976-1994. 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 4

Herman Miller Archive Database: Books. 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 5

Herman Miller Archive Database: Clip/Eames, 1975-1995 (1 of 4). 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 6

Herman Miller Archive Database: Clip/Eames, 1975-1995 (2 of 4). 1990s.

Box 3, Folder 7

Herman Miller Archive Database: Clip/Eames, 1975-1995 (3 of 4). 1990s.

Box 4, Folder 1

Herman Miller Archive Database: Clip/Eames, 1975-1995 (4 of 4). 1990s.

Box 4, Folder 2

Herman Miller Archive Database: Photography, 1940-1949. 1990s.

Box 4, Folder 3

Herman Miller Archive Database: Press/Publicity. 1990s.

 

Subseries 1.2: Eames Office Work Material. 1940s-1980s.

Scope and Content

Original samples and files on some of the works produced by the Eames Office from 1940 to 1989. This subseries includes mostly IBM related items such as catalogs, books and ephemera supplemented by other rare and valuable items including a sample letterhead for the Arts and Architecture magazine from the 1940s, Herman Miller posters and brochures for Eames furniture from the 1950s and a poster for an exhibition on the Indian prime-minister, Jawaharlal Nehru that the Eames Office designed and produced in 1965. The series also includes a collection of Eames film brochures as well as files on the 1959 American National Exhibit in Moscow where the Eames multi-screen film, Glimpses of the USA, was screened.
Box 4, Folder 4

IMB: Motion Picture Catalog. undated.

Box 4, Folder 5

Arts and Architecture Letterhead. undated.

Box 4, Folder 6

Herman Miller: Letterhead and Eames furniture order sheet. undated.

Box 4, Folder 7

Evans Products Company. 1946.

Box 74, Folder 1

House of Cards Pattern Deck, Computer House of Cards and House of Cards Picture Deck (reissue). 1952, 1970, 1986.

Box 74, Folder 2

Giant House of Cards. 1952.

Box 74, Folder 3

Giant House of Cards (no cover). 1952.

Box 67, Folder 6

Eames Storage Unit: press sheets for brochure. 1956.

Box 68, Folder 1

Eames Storage Unit: brochure, mounted front and back panels. 1956.

Box 4, Folder 8

Herman Miller: Eames Chairs poster and flier. circa 1956.

Box 4, Folder 9

India Report and The Charles Eames Award. 1958, 1987-1989.

Box 4, Folder 10

American National Exhibit in Moscow (1 of 3). 1959.

Box 4, Folder 11

American National Exhibit in Moscow (2 of 3). 1959.

Box 4, Folder 12

American National Exhibit in Moscow (3 of 3). 1959.

Box 58

Ken Nordine, Colors (tape recording) (1 of 2). 1960s.

Box 58

Ken Nordine, Colors (tape recording) (2 of 2). 1960s.

Box 62, Folder 5

Sussman designed 4th of July Glasses; Herman Miller Timeline. 1960, 1967.

Box 4, Folder 13

IBM: Mathematica (1 of 2). 1961-1986.

Box 4, Folder 14

IBM: Mathematica (2 of 2). 1961-1986.

Box 4, Folder 15

Mathematica: Press packets for the exhibit. 1961, 1986.

Box 5, Folder 1

Mathematica: exhibit catalog. 1961.

Box 60, Folder 12

Mathematica: A Game Board of Algebra. 1961.

Box 5, Folder 2

Mathematica: Timeline and History Wall layout photos. 1961.

Box 5, Folder 3

Mathematica: photos of Mathematicians. 1961.

Box 67, Folder 2

Mathematica: mounted timeline with annotated Eames Office negative numbers (oversize) (1 of 2). 1966.

Box 67, Folder 3

Mathematica: mounted timeline with annotated Eames Office negative numbers (oversize) (2 of 2). 1966.

Box 67, Folder 4

Mathematica: 2 copies of timeline, 1 in German (oversize). 1966.

Box 67, Folder 5

Mathematica: 3 copies of timeline (oversize). 1966.

Box 61, Folder 7

Mathematica: large photographs from History and Image Wall (1 of 2). 1980s.

Box 60, Folder 13

Mathematica: large photographs from History and Image Wall (2 of 2). 1980s.

Box 66, Folder 7

Mathematica: Da Vinci wall component. 1980s.

Box 67, Folder 8

Mathematica: Neuhart designed exhibit poster and mounted brochures. 1981.

Box 5, Folder 4

Herman Miller: Eames Contract Storage brochure. 1961.

Box 5, Folder 5

Herman Miller: Eames Tandem Sling Seating brochure. 1962.

Box 5, Folder 6

Jawaharlal Nehru Exhibit poster. 1965.

Box 5, Folder 7

Film brochures and screening schedules. 1956-1978.

Box 5, Folder 8

National Fisheries and Aquarium book. 1969.

Box 5, Folder 9

IBM: A Computer Perspective exhibit brochure and "A Computer Glossary" poster. circa 1968.

Box 74, Folder 4

Das Bunte Kartnehaus (Giant House of Cards, German). 1970.

Box 5, Folder 10

A Computer Perspective: original paperback. 1973.

Box 5, Folder 11

A Computer Perspective: original hardcover. 1973.

Box 5, Folder 12

IBM: Copernicus. 1973.

Box 6, Folder 1

IBM: Isaac Newton. 1973.

Box 6, Folder 2

IBM: Philosophical Gardens. 1974.

Box 6, Folder 3

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit catalogs (1 of 3). 1975-1977.

Box 6, Folder 4

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit catalogs (2 of 3). 1975-1977.

Box 6, Folder 5

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit catalogs (3 of 3). 1975-1977.

Box 6, Folder 6

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit catalog (Polish). 1975.

Box 6, Folder 7

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit catalog (French). 1975.

Box 6, Folder 8

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit souvenir (multiple language versions). 1975.

Box 6, Folder 9

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit invites. 1975-1977.

Box 6, Folder 10

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit layout. 1975-1976.

Box 6, Folder 12

Franklin and Jefferson: exhibit catalog (Spanish). 1977.

Box 6, Folder 13

Franklin and Jefferson: stationary. 1977.

Box 71

Franklin and Jefferson: posters. 1977.

Box 6, Folder 11

Herman Miller: Images of Early America (book). 1976.

Box 6, Folder 14

Daumier: Paris and the Spectator. circa 1977.

Box 6, Folder 15

Charles and Ray Eames: death announcements. 1978, 1988.

Box 7, Folder 1

Mathematica: preparatory material for the History Wall and Image Wall. 1980s.

Box 7, Folder 2

Mathematica: replacement images for History Wall. 1980s.

Box 7, Folder 3

Mathematica: wall components. 1980s.

Box 7, Folder 4

Mathematica: duplicates of negatives from 1960s. 1980s.

Box 7, Folder 5

Mathematica: booklet and invitations. 1981.

Box 7, Folder 6

Mathematica: map of exhibit installation at the Boston Science Museum and art for the exhibit sign. 1981.

Box 7, Folder 7

Mathematica: exhibit record book and correspondence. 1981-1988.

Box 7, Folder 8

Mathematica: photos from the 25th anniversary exhibit in Los Angeles. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 1

Ray Eames: work notes for Eames Design (book). 1986-1987.

 

Subseries 1.3: Photographs. 1942-2009.

Scope and Content

Photographs from the Eames Office. Images show staff members working as well as posing for pictures, the interior working space and much of the furniture that the office produced.
Box 8, Folder 4

Photos of the Eames Office. 1942-1979.

Box 8, Folder 5

Photos related to Eames. 1942-2009.

Box 61, Folder 9

Large format photographs: molded plywood tables, experimental plywood sections, early plywood child's furniture (Herbert Matter photographer), Storage Units, Chair Tumbler from the MOMA one-man show. 1945-1946.

Box 66, Folder 2

Large format photographs: Experimental molded seating in Eames apartment, For Living exhibit floor plan, folding table, Fiberglass chair experimental work, Fiberglass armchair, stacking chair. 1947, 1950s.

Box 8, Folder 6

Photos of Eames furniture. 1948-1984.

Box 61, Folder 2

Molded Plywood chairs, tables and screen. 1948.

Box 67, Folder 1

Large format photographs: Los Angeles Herman Miller Showroom at night, Exploded diagram of Eames Lounge Chair by Charles Kratka. 1949, 1956.

Box 61, Folder 10

Large format photographs: Eames Office storage area, Fiberglass armchair, arm chair arm detail, Aluminum Group Furniture, soft pad chairs. 1950, 1958, 1968-1970.

Box 8, Folder 7

Eames photos related to Herman Miller. 1950-1979.

Box 61, Folder 3

Lounge chair. 1956.

Box 61, Folder 4

Exhibits related photographs. circa 1960s-1970s.

Box 61, Folder 5

Eames Office oversize black and white photographs. circa 1960s-1970s.

Box 66, Folder 3

Large format photographs: school seating, soft pad chair, soft pad lounge chair. 1964, 1968, 1969.

Box 61, Folder 6

Charles Eames Process diagram. circa 1969.

Box 66, Folder 4

Large format photograh: last Eames Office staff photo. 1978.

Box 8, Folder 8

Photos of Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA. 2000 November.

 

Subseries 1.4: Eames Films. 1950-1978.

Scope and Content

In addition to designing furniture, the Eames Office also produced a large number of short films for clients like IBM (Powers of Ten, Computer Perspective) as well as cultural films like Day of the Dead and Tops for themselves. Dubbed “a poetry of ideas” by the American screenwriter and film director Paul Schrader, these films often use still photographs and narration accompanied by a rich soundscape of music composed by Elmer Bernstein. In 1960, the film House: After Five Years of Living won an Emmy Award for its technique of fast cutting, and the IBM film Powers of Ten has been chosen to be included in the National Film Registry. The 16mm reels of Eames films in this series were shown weekly at the Connections exhibition.
Box 57

The Kite. 1978.

Box 57

Solar # 1 (title on can but the film inside is labeled Powers of 10). circa 1960s.

Box 57

Kaleidoscope Shop. 1959.

Box 57

Kaleidoscope of Office. 1950s.

Box 57

Something About Photography. 1976.

Box 57

Sonar One Step. 1978.

Box 57

An Introduction to Feedback. 1960.

Box 57

View from the People Wall. 1965.

Box 57

Toy Trains. 1957.

Box 57

De Gaulle Sketch. 1958.

Box 57

The Scheutz Machine. 1967.

Box 57

Lounge Chair. 1956.

Box 57

Soft Pad. 1970.

Box 57

Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India. 1955.

Box 57

Day of the Dead. 1957.

Box 58

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: Technology Report. circa 1960s.

Box 58

Unidentified film. undated.

Box 58

About Computers. 1970s.

Box 58

Power of 10. 1977.

Box 58

Toy Trains (Technicolor Print). 1957.

Box 58

The 701 Days. undated.

Box 58

This Thing Called Change. undated.

Box 59

Babbage Calculating Machine. 1968.

Box 59

The Lick Observatory. 1968.

Box 59

House. 1955.

Box 59

Metropolitan Overview. 1975.

Box 59

The Information Machine. 1957.

Box 59

Traveling Boy. 1950.

Box 59

Computer Perspective. 1972.

Box 59

Parade. 1952.

Box 59

Fiberglass Chairs. 1970.

Box 59

At the Fair. 1965.

Box 59

Mathematica Peepshows. 1961.

Box 59

Powers of 10. 1977.

Box 59

Blacktop. 1952.

Box 59

A Computer Glossary. 1968.

Box 59

Tops. 1957.

 

Series 2: Connections: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames. 1970-1980.

Scope and Content

This series includes material generated during the Neuharts’ work on the Connections exhibition, including exhibition design, correspondence, financial records, panel records, catalog materials, and photographs and slides of the exhibit. The catalog, with an essay by Ralph Caplan, is also included here.
 

Subseries 2.1: Financial and Organizational Papers. 1975-1977.

Scope and Content

Budgetary papers related to travel and financing of the exhibit and the Neuharts’ correspondence with a diverse group of people from Buckminster Fuller to Indian prime minister at the time, Indira Gandhi, for commendations to be included in the exhibit catalog.
Box 8, Folder 9

Correspondence, budgets/invoices, inventories, furniture lists (1 of 5). 1975-1977.

Box 8, Folder 10

Correspondence, budgets/invoices, inventories, furniture lists (2 of 5). 1975-1977.

Box 8, Folder 11

Correspondence, budgets/invoices, inventories, furniture lists (3 of 5). 1975-1977.

Box 8, Folder 12

Correspondence, budgets/invoices, inventories, furniture lists (4 of 5). 1975-1977.

Box 9, Folder 1

Correspondence, budgets/invoices, inventories, furniture lists (5 of 5). 1975-1977.

Box 9, Folder 2

Correspondence (1 of 2). 1975-1977.

Box 9, Folder 3

Correspondence (2 of 2). 1975-1977.

 

Subseries 2.2: Publicity Materials. 1976-19780.

Scope and Content

Exhibition catalogs for different showings of the exhibit, invitations and press kits; also includes printing elements for the Neuhart designed exhibit poster.
Box 9, Folder 4

Catalog drafts and correspondence type (1 of 2). 1976.

Box 9, Folder 5

Catalog drafts and correspondence type (2 of 2). 1976.

Box 9, Folder 6

Exhibition invitations (UCLA). 1976.

Box 9, Folder 7

Exhibition publications - catalogs, press kits (1 of 3). 1976-1979.

Box 9, Folder 8

Exhibition publications - catalogs, press kits (2 of 3). 1976-1979.

Box 9, Folder 9

Exhibition publications - catalogs, press kits (3 of 3). 1976-1979.

Box 35, Folder 9

University of East Anglia exhibit press kit and photographs. 1978.

Box 66, Folder 5

Mounted picture of Charles and Ray Eames from the East Anglia exhibit poster. circa 1976.

Box 67, Folder 7

Poster for the East Anglia exhibit (multiple copies). 1978 October.

Box 73

Poster for the exhibition at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art. 1980.

Box 68, Folder 2

Printing elements for the Connection Exhibition poster for Norwich, England. 1978.

 

Subseries 2.3: Design and Layout Graphics. 1976-1979.

Scope and Content

Comprehensive panel records, photographs and slides from the exhibitions.
Box 10, Folder 1

John and Marilyn Neuhart's scale model for UCLA, Wight Gallery (35mm slides). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 2

Panel and negative number records, 8x10 b/w prints, all sections (1 of 4). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 3

Panel and negative number records, 8x10 b/w prints, all sections (2 of 4). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 4

Panel and negative number records, 8x10 b/w prints, all sections (3 of 4). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 5

Panel and negative number records, 8x10 b/w prints, all sections (4 of 4). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 6

4x5 b/w prints and negatives of panels, all sections, 169 sets (1 of 2). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 7

4x5 b/w prints and negatives of panels, all sections, 169 sets (2 of 2). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 8

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section I-VII, 8x10 b/w prints (1 of 5). 1976.

Box 10, Folder 9

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section I-VII, 8x10 b/w prints (2 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 1

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section I-VII, 8x10 b/w prints (3 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 2

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section I-VII, 8x10 b/w prints (4 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 3

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section I-VII, 8x10 b/w prints (5 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 4

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section VIII-XII, 8x10 b/w prints (1 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 5

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section VIII-XII, 8x10 b/w prints (2 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 6

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section VIII-XII, 8x10 b/w prints (3 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 7

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section VIII-XII, 8x10 b/w prints (4 of 5). 1976.

Box 11, Folder 8

Photo panel and panel caption records, Section VIII-XII, 8x10 b/w prints (5 of 5). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 1

Panel record by section (foldouts, all sections) (1 of 2). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 2

Panel record by section (foldouts, all sections) (2 of 2). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 3

Panel photos size records (1 of 6). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 4

Panel photos size records (2 of 6). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 5

Panel photos size records (3 of 6). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 6

Panel photos size records (4 of 6). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 7

Panel photos size records (5 of 6). 1976.

Box 12, Folder 8

Panel photos size records (6 of 6). 1976.

Box 35, Folder 8

Exhibit design and panel records (4x5 prints and negatives). 1970s.

Box 13, Folder 1

UCLA exhibit walkthrough, 8x10 prints, slides, transparencies etc. 1976.

Box 13, Folder 2

UCLA exhibit walkthrough, 35mm slides. 1976.

Box 13, Folder 3

UCLA exhibition views and 1 Norwich overview, 8x10 prints. 1976-1977.

Box 13, Folder 4

University of Texas and St. Louis exhibit walkthrough, 35mm slides. 1977 March, September, October.

Box 13, Folder 5

University of East Anglia (UEA), Texas and Eindhoven exhibit walkthrough, 35mm slides (1 of 3). 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 6

University of East Anglia (UEA), Texas and Eindhoven exhibit walkthrough, 35mm slides (2 of 3). 1978-1979.

Box 13, Folder 7

University of East Anglia (UEA), Texas and Eindhoven exhibit walkthrough, 35mm slides (3 of 3). 1978-1979.

Box 69

Eames Office timeline from the exhibit. 1976.

 

Series 3: The Story of Eames Furniture, 2010. 1930s-2000s.

Scope and Content

This series includes material that was assembled by the Neuharts during their work on The Story of Eames Furniture (2010), an examination of the Eames Office’s furniture design and development. Included are research files, graphics and page records noting the source of all images that were used in the book.

Organization and Arrangement

The material in this series was highly organized at the time of donation by Marilyn Neuhart. Research files and were packed in manila folders labeled in the order of the chapters in the book and the graphics and page records were organized in ring binders. The original order has been maintained during processing.
 

Subseries 3.1: Research Files. 1930s-2000s.

Scope and Content

A large volume of interviews and clippings files; includes the Neuharts’ correspondence with the many important designers profiled in the book like Harry Bertoia and Don Albinson who worked at the Eames Office.
Box 14, Folder 1

Eero Saarinen (1 of 5). 1930s-2000s.

Box 14, Folder 2

Eero Saarinen (2 of 5). 1930s-2000s.

Box 14, Folder 3

Eero Saarinen (3 of 5). 1930s-2000s.

Box 14, Folder 4

Eero Saarinen (4 of 5). 1930s-2000s.

Box 14, Folder 5

Eero Saarinen (5 of 5). 1930s-2000s.

Box 14, Folder 6

John Entenza. 1930s-2000s.

Box 14, Folder 7

Norman Bruns (1 of 2). 1930s-1990s.

Box 14, Folder 8

Norman Bruns (2 of 2). 1930s-1990s.

Box 14, Folder 9

Griswold Raitze. 1940s-1990s.

Box 14, Folder 10

Margaret Harris. 1990s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 1

Gregory Ain (1 of 2). 1940s, 1990s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 2

Gregory Ain (2 of 2). 1940s, 1990s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 3

Marion Overby. 1940s, 1971, 2000.

Box 15, Folder 4

Harry Bertoia (1 of 2). 1940s-1990s.

Box 15, Folder 5

Harry Bertoia (2 of 2). 1940s-1990s.

Box 15, Folder 6

Herbert Matter (1 of 3). 1930s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 7

Herbert Matter (2 of 3). 1930s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 8

Herbert Matter (3 of 3). 1930s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 9

Don Albinson (1 of 4). 1940s-2000s.

Box 15, Folder 10

Don Albinson (2 of 4). 1940s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 1

Don Albinson (3 of 4). 1940s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 2

Don Albinson (4 of 4). 1940s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 3

Charles Kratka. 1940s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 4

Frederick Usher. 1940s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 5

Dale Bauer (1 of 2). 1950s, 1990s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 6

Dale Bauer (2 of 2). 1950s, 1990s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 7

Parke Meek. 1950s, 1990s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 8

Deborah Sussman. 1960s-1990s.

Box 16, Folder 9

Peter Pearce. 1960s-2000s.

Box 16, Folder 10

Gordon Ashby. 1960s, 1990s.

Box 17, Folder 1

Sam Passalacqua. 1990s.

Box 17, Folder 2

Bob Blaich. 2000s.

Box 17, Folder 3

Richard Donges. 1970s-1990s.

Box 17, Folder 4

Harlan Moore (1 of 2). 1940s, 1980s-2000s.

Box 17, Folder 5

Harlan Moore (2 of 2). 1940s, 1980s-2000s.

Box 17, Folder 6

Robert Staples. 1960s, 1990s-2000s.

Box 17, Folder 7

Organic Furniture Competition (1 of 2). 1940s, 1950s, 1990s.

Box 17, Folder 8

Organic Furniture Competition (2 of 2). 1940s, 1950s, 1990s.

Box 17, Folder 9

Furniture Development. 1970s-2000s.

Box 17, Folder 10

Cranbrook (Organic Furniture). 1980s.

Box 17, Folder 11

Eliot Noyes (Organic Furniture). 1940s-2000s.

Box 18, Folder 1

Red Lion Furniture (Organic Furniture). 1930s, 1980s-1990s.

Box 18, Folder 2

Haywood-Wakefield Furniture (Organic Furniture). 1951, 1999.

Box 18, Folder 3

Kerkmann (Plywood Furniture), John Rex, Carl Benkert (Radios). 1940s, 1990s.

Box 18, Folder 4

MOMA exhibitions - Design for Use and Art in Progress (Organic Furniture). 1944.

Box 18, Folder 5

Barclay Hotel (Organic Furniture). 1946.

Box 18, Folder 6

Alfred Auerbach (Organic Furniture). 1950.

Box 18, Folder 7

Elaine Sewell, correspondence (Organic Furniture). 1959-1976.

Box 18, Folder 8

Herman Miller advertisements for plywood furniture (Organic Furniture). 1948, 1949.

Box 18, Folder 9

1950s furniture clippings (Organic Furniture). 1950, 1990s.

Box 18, Folder 10

Plywood Technical (Organic Furniture). 1946, 1949.

Box 18, Folder 11

Miscellaneous plywood furniture publicity (Organic Furniture). 1944-1949, 2000.

Box 18, Folder 12

Venice, Los Angeles history. 1997, 2006.

Box 18, Folder 13

Splint (Wartime Plywood). 1941-1995.

Box 18, Folder 14

Evans Products Company (Wartime Plywood) (1 of 2). 1944-1996.

Box 18, Folder 15

Evans Products Company (Wartime Plywood) (2 of 2). 1944-1996.

Box 18, Folder 16

Prefabricated Housing (Wartime Plywood). 1944, 1945.

Box 18, Folder 17

Wartime Plywood. 1941-1996.

Box 18, Folder 18

Coos County history (Wartime Plywood). 1941-1996.

Box 19, Folder 1

Plywood history (Wartime Plywood). 1940s-1980.

Box 19, Folder 2

Plywood furniture. 1940s, circa 1990s.

Box 19, Folder 3

Good Design (book photocopy), article on Port-Orford-cedar. 1947, 1986.

Box 19, Folder 4

Evans to Herman Miller, correspondence #1 (1 of 2). 1945-1947.

Box 19, Folder 5

Evans to Herman Miller, correspondence #1 (2 of 2). 1945-1947.

Box 19, Folder 6

Evans to Herman Miller, correspondence #2 (1 of 2). 1946-1947.

Box 19, Folder 7

Evans to Herman Miller, correspondence #2 (2 of 2). 1946-1947.

Box 19, Folder 8

MOMA Plywood furniture show, Arts and Architecture article by Eliot Noyes (Evans to Herman Miller). 1946.

Box 19, Folder 9

Office of Price Administration (Evans to Herman Miller). 1941-1942.

Box 19, Folder 10

Herman Miller history (Herman Miller Genesis) (1 of 3). 1916-1990s.

Box 19, Folder 11

Herman Miller history (Herman Miller Genesis) (2 of 3). 1916-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 1

Herman Miller history (Herman Miller Genesis) (3 of 3). 1916-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 2

Zeeland, Michigan (Herman Miller Genesis) (1 of 2). 1980s-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 3

Zeeland, Michigan (Herman Miller Genesis) (2 of 2). 1980s-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 4

Carl Frost (Herman Miller Genesis). 1981.

Box 20, Folder 5

Evans/Herman Miller patents (Herman Miller Genesis). 1951.

Box 20, Folder 6

Gilbert Rhode (Herman Miller Genesis) (1 of 2). 1930s-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 7

Gilbert Rhode (Herman Miller Genesis) (2 of 2). 1930s-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 8

D. J. De Pree (Herman Miller Genesis) (1 of 2). 1950s-1990s.

Box 20, Folder 9

D. J. De Pree (Herman Miller Genesis) (2 of 2). 1950s-1990s.

Box 21, Folder 1

Jim Eppinger, Sr., Jim Eppinger Jr., Gene Eppinger (Herman Miller Genesis) (1 of 2). 1947, 1960, 1980s.

Box 21, Folder 2

Jim Eppinger, Sr., Jim Eppinger Jr., Gene Eppinger (Herman Miller Genesis) (2 of 2). 1947, 1960, 1980s.

Box 21, Folder 3

Nelson Years (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1941, 1980s-1990s.

Box 21, Folder 4

Howard Myers (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1947, 1999.

Box 21, Folder 5

Pencil Points by George Nelson (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1935-1936.

Box 21, Folder 6

Hugh De Pree (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1970s-2000.

Box 21, Folder 7

Russel Wright (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1937, 1940s.

Box 21, Folder 8

Storage Wall (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1944-1945, 1999.

Box 21, Folder 9

Articles about George Nelson (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1941, 1947, 1990s.

Box 21, Folder 10

George Nelson 1st Collection (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1947, 1949.

Box 21, Folder 11

George Nelson interviews (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1981.

Box 21, Folder 12

Howard Miller Clock Co. (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1947-1969.

Box 21, Folder 13

Articles by George Nelson (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1947, 1978-1979, 1987.

Box 21, Folder 14

Irving Harper, Isamu Noguchi (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1948-1949, 1994.

Box 21, Folder 15

Herman Miller facilities (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1960.

Box 21, Folder 16

The Scanlon Plan (Herman Miller Nelson Years). 1974, 1984.

Box 22, Folder 1

Fiberglass technical (Low-Cost Competition). 1940s-1950s.

Box 63, Folder 1

Fortune Magazine (Low-Cost Competition). 1940 April.

Box 63, Folder 2

Fortune Magazine (Low-Cost Competition). 1942 March.

Box 63, Folder 3

Fortune Magazine (Low-Cost Competition). 1943 January.

Box 63, Folder 4

Fortune Magazine (Low-Cost Competition). 1943 February.

Box 63, Folder 5

Fortune Magazine (Low-Cost Competition). 1945 March.

Box 22, Folder 2

Irving Green, Sol Fingerhut (Low-Cost Competition). 1980s, 1998, 2007.

Box 22, Folder 3

Low-Cost (Low-Cost Competition). 1950s.

Box 22, Folder 4

Fiberglass technical (Low-Cost Competition). 1944, 1947, 1950, 1990s.

Box 22, Folder 5

UCLA Low-Cost colleagues (Low-Cost Competition). 1998.

Box 22, Folder 6

Moore Fiberglass Chair (Low-Cost Competition). 1948-1951.

Box 22, Folder 7

Fiberglass Chair publicity (Low-Cost Competition). 1946-1950.

Box 22, Folder 8

Low Cost Competition press release and catalog (Low-Cost Competition). 1947-1948, 1950.

Box 22, Folder 9

Robert Blaich. 1990s.

Box 22, Folder 10

Fischer-Spassky Chair. 1972.

Box 22, Folder 11

Articles about Max DePree. 1992, 1996.

Box 22, Folder 12

Max DePree Interviews. 1988, 1995.

Box 22, Folder 13

Bob Viol Correspondence. 1995-1997.

Box 22, Folder 14

Ray Taylor interview. 1995.

Box 22, Folder 15

Fiberglass Chair, Wire Chair, Eames Storage Units. 1948-1960, 2001.

Box 22, Folder 16

Herman Miller photo book from Harlan Moore, Aluminum Group Chairs (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1954, 1960, 1996.

Box 22, Folder 17

Aluminum - technical (Albinson Years 1948-1960). circa 1950s, 1990s.

Box 23, Folder 1

Aluminium Chair (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1958, 1961, 1995, 2000.

Box 23, Folder 2

Herman Miller Price Lists (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1948-1949, 1958-1959.

Box 23, Folder 3

Herman Miller Catalog and Timeline (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1960, 1965.

Box 23, Folder 4

Herman Miller Catalog and Resume (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1952, 1963.

Box 23, Folder 5

Furniture design articles (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1940s, 1980s-2000.

Box 23, Folder 6

Archive records (Albinson Years 1948-1960) (1 of 2). 1940s-1980s.

Box 23, Folder 7

Archive records (Albinson Years 1948-1960) (2 of 2). 1940s-1980s.

Box 23, Folder 8

For Modern Living (Albinson Years 1948-1960) (2 of 2). 1949.

Box 23, Folder 9

Tigrett (Albinson Years 1948-1960) (2 of 2). 1953.

Box 23, Folder 10

Good Design (Albinson Years 1948-1960) (2 of 2). 1950-1954.

Box 24, Folder 1

Vitra Museum (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1980s-1990s.

Box 24, Folder 2

Vitra Museum catalogs and correspondence (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1986-2005.

Box 24, Folder 3

Lounge Chair, 1956 (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1959-1999.

Box 24, Folder 4

Edgar Kauffman Jr. (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1981.

Box 24, Folder 5

Stephens Trusonic (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1958, 2008.

Box 24, Folder 6

Playboy article on 1950s furniture, Frank Bros. furniture shop (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1949, 1950s, 2009.

Box 24, Folder 7

Steven Cabella; Eames product histories (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1998, 2004.

Box 24, Folder 8

Invitation to "A Sample Lesson" at UCLA (Albinson Years 1948-1960). 1953.

Box 24, Folder 8

Herman Miller Catalogs. 1949, 1952, 1956.

Box 24, Folder 9

Contract Storage. 1959-1960.

Box 24, Folder 10

Glassform specifications brochure and price list. 1980-1982.

Box 24, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding a New York Times review of a book on the Eames. 1995.

Box 24, Folder 12

Tom Wolff. 1990s.

Box 24, Folder 13

Michael Sullivan. 1987, 1995.

Box 24, Folder 14

Tony Berlant. circa 1990s.

Box 25, Folder 1

Herman Miller architecture. circa 1990.

Box 25, Folder 2

Herman Miller furniture (1 of 2). 1960s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 3

Herman Miller furniture (2 of 2). 1960s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 4

Herman Miller 1964 Catalog (photocopy). 1964.

Box 25, Folder 5

Herman Miller (1 of 2). 1970s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 6

Herman Miller (2 of 2). 1970s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 7

Max DePree books. 1980s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 8

Obituaries. 1990s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 9

Research, general (1 of 2). 1940s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 10

Research, general (2 of 2). 1940s-2000s.

Box 25, Folder 11

Piet Hein. 2001.

Box 25, Folder 12

Walt Day. 1995.

Box 26, Folder 1

Architectural Forum (photocopy) (1 of 2). 1940-1941.

Box 26, Folder 2

Architectural Forum (photocopy) (2 of 2). 1940-1941.

Box 26, Folder 3

Charles and Ray Eames obituaries. 1978-1988.

Box 26, Folder 4

Charles and Ray Eames tributes. 1979-2000.

Box 26, Folder 5

Charles and Ray Eames legal documents. 1978, 1985, 1999, 2000s.

Box 26, Folder 6

Charles and Ray Eames personal information. 1949-1989.

Box 26, Folder 7

Eames Chronology 1907-1979. 1985.

Box 26, Folder 8

Jill Mitchell correspondence. 2000-2004.

Box 26, Folder 9

Ray Eames interview from the Herman Miller archive. 1981.

Box 26, Folder 10

Ray Eame's father, Alexander Kaiser's obituary and death information. 1927, 1989.

Box 26, Folder 11

Charles Eames awards photocopies. 1984.

Box 26, Folder 12

Eames film information. 1970s, 1980.

Box 27, Folder 1

Breeze / Stewart. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 3

Elaine Sewell Jones. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 4

Marjorie Cast Danforth. 1996.

Box 27, Folder 5

Herman Miller downsizing. 1995 August.

Box 27, Folder 2

Pamela Hadley. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 6

Margot Wellington. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 7

Pat Logan, Jules Seltzer, Eddie Frank. circa 1990s.

Box 27, Folder 8

Boyce Nemec. 1985.

Box 27, Folder 9

Valerie Pearcy. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 10

Tony Rosenthal. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 11

Rolf Fehlbaum. 1995.

Box 27, Folder 12

Graham Foundation, "Eames and the Image" talk. 1993.

Box 27, Folder 13

Marilyn Neuhart's article on Eames for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 2000.

Box 27, Folder 14

R. Caplan, Neuhart and Donger interview. 1981.

Box 27, Folder 15

Eames Design, original book introduction. 1988.

Box 27, Folder 16

Correspondence. 1980s-1990s.

Box 27, Folder 17

Vitra Museum correspondence. 1996.

Box 27, Folder 18

9 Commentaries on Frank Loyd Wright (book photocopy). 1989.

Box 27, Folder 19

A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman (book photocopy). 1994.

Box 27, Folder 20

Knoll Index of Design (book photocopy). 1950.

Box 27, Folder 21

Innovative Furniture in America from 1800 to the Present (book photocopy). 1981.

Box 27, Folder 22

The American Design Adventure 1940-1975 (book photocopy). 1988.

Box 27, Folder 23

Eames Celebration (book photocopy). 1966.

Box 27, Folder 24

Charles Eames: Furniture from the Design Collection (book photocopy). 1973.

Box 27, Folder 25

Donald A. Wallace. 1956, 1990.

Box 28, Folder 1

Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s and Design in America: the Cranbrook Vision, 1925-1950 (excerpts). 1984.

Box 28, Folder 2

Ray and Charles Eames: il collectivo della fantasia (photocopy). 1981.

Box 28, Folder 3

A report to President Howard Johnson from Charles Eames as one of the 1969-1970 Arts Commission and A Report of Art X. 1970.

Box 28, Folder 4

Industrial Design magazine featuring an article on Mathematica; Design and the Public Good (photocopy). 1961 May, 1981.

Box 28, Folder 5

Sun Toy clippings from Life Magazine. 1958 March 4.

Box 28, Folder 6

Film Quarterly article on Eames films by Paul Schrader (photocopy). 1970.

Box 28, Folder 7

Charles Eames Timeline 1917-1941. circa 1990s.

Box 28, Folder 8

Venice, Los Angeles; Hotel Ray. 1981, 1995, 2007.

Box 28, Folder 9

Eames Office staff lists; Library of Congress codes for Eames negatives and transparencies. 1990s, 1985.

Box 28, Folder 10

All About Eames in House and Garden magazine. 1984 February.

Box 28, Folder 11

Lloyd C. Engelbrecht correspondence about Charles Eames' biography for the Dictionary of American Biography. 1992 August.

Box 28, Folder 12

Eames Office Photo and Negative Coding System and Lists. circa 1980s.

Box 28, Folder 13

Charles and Ray Eames clippings. 1940s-1960s.

Box 28, Folder 14

Charles and Ray Eames clippings. 1970s.

Box 28, Folder 15

Charles and Ray Eames clippings. 1980s-2000s.

Box 28, Folder 16

Eames work summary and Project Inventory; Eames chronolgy related to Saarinen. 1986, 1989.

Box 29, Folder 1

Notes, lectures, letters and articles by Charles Eames. 1954-1977.

Box 29, Folder 2

Eames Office publications and letters. 1975, 1980s.

Box 29, Folder 3

Awards received by Charles and Ray Eames. 1956-1980s.

Box 29, Folder 4

Charles and Ray Eames interviews (1 of 2). 1960s-1980s.

Box 29, Folder 5

Charles and Ray Eames interviews (2 of 2). 1960s-1980s.

Box 29, Folder 6

Herman Miller's microfiche positives of a sample of product catalogs from 1936 to 1967. 1960s.

 

Subseries 3.2: Graphics. 1930s-2000s.

Scope and Content

Photographs, slides and negatives of images that were used in the book.
Box 29, Folder 7

Graphics for the Albinson Years chapter (photographs, slides, negatives) (1 of 3). 1946-1960.

Box 29, Folder 8

Graphics for the Albinson Years chapter (photographs, slides, negatives) (2 of 3). 1946-1960.

Box 29, Folder 9

Graphics for the Albinson Years chapter (photographs, slides, negatives) (3 of 3). 1946-1960.

Box 29, Folder 10

Images for staff biographies (photographs, negatives) (1 of 3). 1940s-2000s.

Box 29, Folder 11

Images for staff biographies (photographs, negatives) (2 of 3). 1940s-2000s.

Box 30, Folder 1

Images for staff biographies (photographs, negatives) (3 of 3). 1940s-2000s.

Box 30, Folder 2

Images for the War Years chapter (photographs, negatives). 1942-1946.

Box 30, Folder 3

Images for the Plywood Furniture chapter (photographs, slides, negatives). 1930s-1940s.

Box 30, Folder 4

Images of Charles and Ray Eames (photographs, negatives). 1940s-1970s.

Box 30, Folder 5

Images of the Eames Office (photographs, negatives). 1940s-1970s.

Box 30, Folder 6

Images for the Organic Furniture chapter (photographs, negatives). 1940-1941.

Box 30, Folder 7

Images for the Evans to Miller, Miller Genesis and Nelson Years chapters (photographs, negatives, slides). 1940s-1960s.

Box 30, Folder 8

Images for the Post-Albinson Years chapter (photographs, negatives) (1 of 3). 1960-1978.

Box 30, Folder 9

Images for the Post-Albinson Years chapter (photographs, negatives) (2 of 3). 1960-1978.

Box 30, Folder 10

Images for the Post-Albinson Years chapter (photographs, negatives) (3 of 3). 1960-1978.

Box 66, Folder 1

Photographs of John and Marilyn Neuhart's Eames Office model. 2009.

Box 70

Eames Office floor plans. circa 1960s.

 

Subseries 3.3: Page Records. 2000s.

Scope and Content

Page records for the 800 pages of the two volumes, noting the source of all images, including photographic prints and negatives, drawings, color transparencies, books, and magazines. A key to abbreviations is included in the first folder of the sub-series.
Box 31, Folder 1

Codes to photo attribution for book pages; Page 1-23. circa 2010.

Box 31, Folder 2

Page 24-51. circa 2010.

Box 31, Folder 3

Page 52-79. circa 2010.

Box 31, Folder 4

Page 80-101. circa 2010.

Box 31, Folder 5

Page 102-129. circa 2010.

Box 31, Folder 6

Page 130-151. circa 2010.

Box 31, Folder 7

Page 152-161. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 1

Page 162-177. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 2

Page 178-189. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 3

Page 190-209. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 4

Page 210-231. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 5

Page 232-251. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 6

Page 252-269. circa 2010.

Box 32, Folder 7

Page 270-289. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 1

Page 290-311. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 2

Page 312-329. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 3

Page 330-351. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 4

Page 352-371. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 5

Page 372-401. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 6

Page 402-427. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 7

Page 428-451. circa 2010.

Box 33, Folder 8

Page 452-501. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 1

Page 502-519. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 2

Page 520-539. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 3

Page 540-559. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 4

Page 560-579. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 5

Page 580-601. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 6

Page 602-619. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 7

Page 620-651. circa 2010.

Box 34, Folder 8

Page 652-669. circa 2010.

Box 35, Folder 1

Page 670-701. circa 2010.

Box 35, Folder 2

Page 702-719. circa 2010.

Box 35, Folder 3

Page 720-733. circa 2010.

Box 35, Folder 4

Page 734-751. circa 2010.

Box 35, Folder 5

Page 752-781. circa 2010.

 

Series 4: Eames House: Research, Page Records and Photographs. 1940s-1990s.

Scope and Content

Eames House (1994) is a 64-page monograph devoted to the history of the house built by the Eameses in 1949 in Pacific Palisades, California. This series includes a photocopy of the book, research files, and page records noting the sources for the images, as well as photographs in various formats by John and Marilyn Neuhart, their son Andrew Neuhart and photographer Julius Shulman. The original Shulman material now resides in the Getty Center in the Shulman collection.
Box 36, Folder 1

Contracts, releases and financial records. 1993-1994.

Box 36, Folder 2

Research files (1 of 4). 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 3

Research files (2 of 4). 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 4

Research files (3 of 4). 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 5

Research files (4 of 4). 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 6

Page records and photos: page 1-23. 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 7

Page records and photos: page 24-43. 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 8

Page records and photos: page 43-63. 1940s-1980s.

Box 36, Folder 9

35mm slides of book pages and unused photos. 1940s-1980s.

Box 37, Folder 1

Photocopy of Eames House book and book reviews. 1994-1995.

Box 58

DVD of Julius Shulman's Eames House photo files. 2000s.

 

Series 5: Eames Design: Page Records and Graphics. 1980s.

Scope and Content

Co-authored with Ray Eames, Eames Design (1989) is the definitive survey that charts the work of the Eames Office. Like Eames House, it is luxuriously illustrated and this series records the image sources and provides 35mm duplicated slides and contacts sheets for all of the images.
Box 8, Folder 2

Page file and negative numbers (1 of 2). 1988 March.

Box 8, Folder 3

Page file and negative numbers (2 of 2). 1988 March.

Box 35, Folder 6

35mm b/w duplicates of images (negatives and contact sheets) (1 of 2). circa 1988.

Box 35, Folder 7

35mm b/w duplicates of images (negatives and contact sheets) (2 of 2). circa 1988.

Box 66, Folder 8

Eames, Entenza Houses color gatefold assemblies, pages 115-118. 1989 April 3.

Box 66, Folder 9

House of Cards gatefold assemblies, Pages 171-172, 173-174. 1989 April 3.

Box 73

Connections timelines (included in the book). 1989.

 

Series 6: Neuhart Personal and Professional Work. 1956-1989.

Scope and Content

A relatively small series with information on the Neuhart’s design firm Neuhart Donges Neuhart (NDN) and samples of the firm’s work for clients like IBM. Also includes samples of work designed and printed under the banner “Hand Press” from 1956 to 1970. This material ranges from invitations designed for personal events such as birth announcements to commercial work done for institutions like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Box 37, Folder 2

The Hand Press work (1 of 2). 1956-1970.

Box 62, Folder 4

The Hand Press work (2 of 2). 1956-1970.

Box 37, Folder 3

Awards. 1957.

Box 37, Folder 4

Work for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). 1960s.

Box 37, Folder 5

Work for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Junior Art Council. 1960s.

Box 67, Folder 1

Large posters for the Los Angeles Count Museum of Art's events. 1960s.

Box 37, Folder 6

Museum Catalogs: 10 Italian Architects and Seven Decades of Design. 1967, 1968.

Box 37, Folder 7

Miscellaneous commercial work. 1970s-1980s.

Box 60, Folder 9

UCLA Extension Catalog Cover. 1981.

Box 37, Folder 8

Mathematic handout folder and invitation; IBM brochure. 1981,1987.

Box 60, Folder 10

Graphic Design (japanese Magazine): feature on Neuhart Donges Neuhart. 1982.

Box 37, Folder 9

Innovation in IBM Computer Technology exhibition booklet and Press Kit. 1983.

Box 37, Folder 10

A Calculator Chronicle exhibition booklet. 1983.

Box 60, Folder 11

Neuhart Donges Neuhart: Olympics. 1984.

Box 37, Folder 11

Neuhart Donges Neuhart: CVs, timeline and publicity material. circa 1989.

 

Series 7: Alexander Girard Research. 1930s-2000s.

Scope and Content

The series includes the material amassed during the research done for a proposed book on Alexander Girard. This includes chronological research files and images for Girard projects from 1927-1982, records and samples of Girard fabrics that were designed for Herman Miller and the Neuharts’ correspondence with the Girards about the proposed book.

Organization and Arrangement

The research files came in manila folders that were arranged chronologically for the projects. The photo records, also chronological, were in ring binders. Original order has been maintained during processing.
 

Subseries 7.1: Research Files, Photo Records and Correspondence. 1930s-2000s.

Scope and Content

Clippings files of articles on Alexander Girard and his projects and photo records that were provided by the Girard estate for research purposes. Also includes are some additional photographs which were taken by their son Andrew Neuhart during research visits to the Girard home.
Box 38, Folder 1

Articles on Girard. 1950s-2000s.

Box 38, Folder 2

Everyday Art Quarterly. 1953.

Box 38, Folder 3

Girard interviews and general information (1 of 2). 1960s-1990s.

Box 38, Folder 4

Girard interviews and general information (2 of 2). 1960s-1990s.

Box 38, Folder 5

Interview with D. J. DePree at Herman Miller by Abby Jewett. 1982 June 11.

Box 38, Folder 6

Girard Obituaries. 1993-1994.

Box 38, Folder 7

Personal History; Compilation of Girard quotes; Biography. 1959, 1980s.

Box 49, Folder 4

Elaine K. Sewell's Public Relations correspondence for Herman Miller and Herman Miller database records on Girard. 1950s-1970s.

Box 49, Folder 5

Girard images in the Eames photo index at the Library of Congress. 1988.

Box 49, Folder 6

Neuhart's correspondence about Girard book. 1989-1992, 1996.

Box 49, Folder 7

35mm slides used to present the Neuhart's proposal for a Girard book. 1991.

Box 62, Folder 1

Title design block elements for proposed Girard book (1 of 2). 1990s.

Box 62, Folder 2

Title design block elements for proposed Girard book (2 of 2). 1990s.

Box 61, Folder 11

Title design block elements (tissues) for proposed Girard book. 1990s.

Box 66, Folder 6

The Neuhart's Girard timeline elements. 1990s.

Box 51, Folder 14

Magazine clippings of articles on Girard. 1950s-1980s.

Box 60, Folder 2

House Beautiful magazine, "The Girard Story". 1953.

Box 38, Folder 8

Project Research: Interior Design. 1930s.

Box 38, Folder 9

Project Research: Junior League Little Shop. 1939.

Box 38, Folder 10

Project Research: International Detrola Corporation. 1944-1946.

Box 38, Folder 11

Project Research: Abstract Sculpture; Assemblage Sculpture. 1944, 1948.

Box 38, Folder 12

Project Research: Playroom. 1945 May.

Box 38, Folder 13

Project Research: Lathrop House, Grosse Point (1 of 2). 1946.

Box 60, Folder 1

Project Research: Lathrop House, Grosse Pointe (2 of 2). 1946.

Box 38, Folder 14

Project Research: Girard Shop in Fisher Road. 1947.

Box 38, Folder 15

Project Research: Lakeland House. 1947.

Box 38, Folder 16

Project Research: No-Sag Springs Company Showroom. 1947.

Box 38, Folder 17

Project Research: Jackson House. 1947.

Box 38, Folder 18

Project Research: Jefferson Memorial. 1947.

Box 38, Folder 19

Project Research: An Exhibition for Modern Living. 1949.

Box 39, Folder 1

Project Research: For Modern Living, exhibition catalog (photocopy). 1949.

Box 39, Folder 2

Project Research: Circular Room. 1949.

Box 39, Folder 3

Project Research: J. Vance Recreation room and Bar. 1950.

Box 39, Folder 4

Project Research: Alpena Motel (Fletcher) Tourist Court. 1951.

Box 39, Folder 5

Project Research: Herman Miller Grand Rapids Showroom. 1951.

Box 39, Folder 6

Project Research: Rieveshl House. 1952.

Box 39, Folder 7

Project Research: Nut Tree; Good Design (MOMA). 1953.

Box 60, Folder 3

Project Research: Santa Fe House no. 1. 1954.

Box 39, Folder 8

Project Research: Columbus, Indiana - articles (1 of 2). 1955.

Box 60, Folder 4

Project Research: Columbus Indiana (2 of 2). 1955.

Box 39, Folder 9

Project Research: Columbus, Indiana - Cummins Engine Company, Girard design examples. 1955.

Box 39, Folder 10

Project Research: Table Settings for Georg Jensen. 1956.

Box 39, Folder 11

Project Research: ALCOA Storage System. 1957.

Box 39, Folder 12

Project Research: St. Louis Apartments. 1958.

Box 39, Folder 13

Project Research: Herman Miller San Francisco Showroom. 1958.

Box 39, Folder 14

Project Research: J. Irwin Miller House. 1958-1959.

Box 39, Folder 15

Project Research: Girard's article for Encyclopedia Britannica on Toy. 1960.

Box 39, Folder 16

Project Research: Denver Hotel. 1960.

Box 39, Folder 17

Project Research: La Fonda Del Sol restaurant (1 of 2). 1961.

Box 60, Folder 5

Project Research: La Fonda Del Sol restaurant (2 of 2). 1961.

Box 39, Folder 18

Project Research: Herman Miller Textile and Objects Shop, New York (1 of 2). 1961.

Box 39, Folder 19

Project Research: Herman Miller Textile and Objects Shop, New York (2 of 2). 1961.

Box 40, Folder 1

Project Research: Hallmark Apartment. 1962-1963.

Box 40, Folder 2

Project Research: The Nativity Exhibit. 1961-1962.

Box 40, Folder 3

Project Research: Mural for the First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM. 1964.

Box 40, Folder 4

Project Research: John Deere Mural. 1964.

Box 40, Folder 5

Project Research: Braniff International (1 of 2). 1964.

Box 40, Folder 6

Project Research: Braniff International ( of 2). 1964.

Box 40, Folder 7

Project Research: Nehru Exhibition. 1965.

Box 40, Folder 8

Project Research: Columbus, Indiana. 1966.

Box 40, Folder 9

Project Research: Compound Restaurant. 1966.

Box 40, Folder 10

Project Research: Furniture. 1967.

Box 40, Folder 11

Project Research: Magic of a People. 1968.

Box 40, Folder 12

Project Research: Dragon's Peak. 1968.

Box 40, Folder 13

Project Research: IBM Windows. 1971.

Box 40, Folder 14

Project Research: Environmental Graphics. 1972.

Box 40, Folder 15

Project Research: Newton Exhibition (Eames, IBM). 1972.

Box 40, Folder 16

Project Research: Santa Fe House. 1976-1977.

Box 40, Folder 17

Project Research: Mural for J. L. Larson, Fabric design for Herman Miller. 1977, 1978.

Box 40, Folder 18

Project Research: Multiple Vision (1 of 3). 1982.

Box 40, Folder 19

Project Research: Multiple Vision (2 of 3). 1982.

Box 40, Folder 20

Project Research: Multiple Vision (3 of 3). 1982.

Box 41, Folder 1

Project Research: Miscellaneous Project clippings. 1946-1958.

Box 41, Folder 2

Chronology and Picture Records. 1990s.

Box 41, Folder 3

Black and Wite Photo and Slide Records (1 of 2). 1990.

Box 41, Folder 4

Black and Wite Photo and Slide Records (2 of 2). 1990.

Box 41, Folder 5

Santa Fe images (35mm color slides). circa 1990s.

Box 41, Folder 6

Slides from the Girard Archive (1 of 2). 1990 Dec.

Box 41, Folder 7

Slides from the Girard Archive (2 of 2). 1990.

Box 41, Folder 8

Girard Personal Photos: childhood in Florence, drawings and paintings, anniversary paintings. 1930s-1990s.

Box 41, Folder 9

Black and White Photo Record (General Information) (1 of 2). 1990s.

Box 41, Folder 10

Black and White Photo Record (General Information) (2 of 2). 1990s.

Box 41, Folder 11

Project Photography: Europe. 1928-1930.

Box 42, Folder 1

Project Photography: New York. 1932-1937.

Box 42, Folder 2

Project Photography: Detroit (1 of 2). 1937-1953.

Box 42, Folder 3

Project Photography: Detroit (2 of 2). 1937-1953.

Box 42, Folder 4

Project Photography: Black and White duplicates, prints and negatives (1 of 2). 1930s-1960s.

Box 42, Folder 5

Project Photography: Black and White duplicates, prints and negatives (2 of 2). 1930s-1960s.

Box 42, Folder 6

Project Photography: For Modern Living (Detroit Exhibition). 1949.

Box 42, Folder 7

Project Photography: Herman Miller Grand Rapids. 1951.

Box 42, Folder 8

Project Photography: Rieveschl House. 1951.

Box 42, Folder 9

Project Photography: Grosse Point Houses (380 Lakeland and 222 Lathrop). 1951-1952.

Box 42, Folder 10

Project Photography: Santa Fe House no. 1 (1 of 2). 1953.

Box 42, Folder 11

Project Photography: Santa Fe House no. 1 (2 of 2). 1953.

Box 43, Folder 1

Project Photography: Good Design (MOMA). 1953.

Box 43, Folder 2

Project Photography: Santa Fe House no. 1 (slides) (1 of 2). 1953.

Box 43, Folder 3

Project Photography: Santa Fe House no. 1 (slides) (2 of 2). 1953.

Box 43, Folder 4

Project Photography: Denver Hotel. 1955.

Box 43, Folder 5

Project Photography: Textile and Ornamental Arts of India. 1955.

Box 43, Folder 6

Project Photography: Georg Jensen. 1956.

Box 43, Folder 7

Project Photography: Herman Miller San Francisco Showroom. 1958.

Box 43, Folder 8

Project Photography: St. Louis Housing Project. 1958.

Box 43, Folder 9

Project Photography: J. Irwin Miller. 1950s.

Box 43, Folder 10

Project Photography: Graphics and Christmas Cards. circa 1950s-1960s.

Box 43, Folder 11

Project Photography: La Fond del Sol Restaurant. 1960.

Box 43, Folder 12

Project Photography: Nativity Exhibition (1 of 2). 1961.

Box 43, Folder 13

Project Photography: Nativity Exhibition (2 of 2). 1961.

Box 44, Folder 1

Project Photography: Hall Apartment, Kansas City. 1961.

Box 44, Folder 2

Project Photography: Herman Miller Textile and Objects Shop, New York (1 of 3). 1961.

Box 44, Folder 3

Project Photography: Herman Miller Textile and Objects Shop, New York (2 of 3). 1961.

Box 44, Folder 4

Project Photography: Herman Miller Textile and Objects Shop, New York (3 of 3). 1961.

Box 44, Folder 5

Project Photography: Girard Foundation. 1962.

Box 44, Folder 6

Project Photography: St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM. 1964.

Box 44, Folder 7

Project Photography: John Deere Wall (1 of 2). 1964.

Box 44, Folder 8

Project Photography: John Deere Wall (2 of 2). 1964.

Box 44, Folder 9

Project Photography: Braniff Airlines. 1965.

Box 44, Folder 10

Project Photography: L'Etolie Restaurant. 1965.

Box 45, Folder 1

Project Photography: Washington Street, Columbus. 1965.

Box 45, Folder 2

Project Photography: Santa Fe House no. 2. circa 1966.

Box 45, Folder 3

Project Photography: Compound Restaurant. 1966.

Box 45, Folder 4

Project Photography: Furniture. 1967.

Box 45, Folder 5

Project Photography: The Magic of a People Exhibition, Texas (1 of 3). 1968.

Box 45, Folder 6

Project Photography: The Magic of a People Exhibition, Texas (2 of 3). 1968.

Box 45, Folder 7

Project Photography: The Magic of a People Exhibition, Texas (3 of 3). 1968.

Box 45, Folder 8

Project Photography: IBM Christmas Windows. 1971.

Box 45, Folder 9

Project Photography: Herman Miller Environmental Graphics. 1972.

Box 45, Folder 10

Project Photography: Kent School Library. 1972.

Box 45, Folder 11

Project Photography: African Textiles Exhibit, Santa Fe. 1976.

Box 45, Folder 12

Project Photography: Santa Fe Festival of the Arts. 1977.

Box 45, Folder 13

Project Photography: Fantasy and Enchantment Exhibit. 1977.

Box 45, Folder 14

Project Photography: Multiple Visions Exhibition. 1981.

Box 64, Folder 1

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1907, 1929.

Box 64, Folder 2

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1930s.

Box 64, Folder 3

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1940s.

Box 64, Folder 4

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1950s.

Box 65, Folder 1

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1960s.

Box 65, Folder 2

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1970s.

Box 65, Folder 3

Visual Resource (color printouts). 1980s.

 

Subseries 7.2: Fabric. 1950s-2000s.

Scope and Content

Samples of Girard fabrics on cardboard swatches. Also includes some patent records and Herman Miller’s public relations documents relating to Girard from the 1950s.
Box 46, Folder 1

Girard Fabrics (slides) (1 of 2). 1952.

Box 46, Folder 2

Girard Fabrics (slides) (2 of 2). 1952.

Box 46, Folder 3

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1953.

Box 46, Folder 4

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1954.

Box 46, Folder 5

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1955.

Box 46, Folder 6

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1956-1957.

Box 46, Folder 7

Girard Fabrics (slides) (1 of 2). 1958-1959.

Box 46, Folder 8

Girard Fabrics (slides) (2 of 2). 1958-1959.

Box 47, Folder 1

Girard Fabrics (slides) (1 of 2). 1960.

Box 47, Folder 2

Girard Fabrics (slides) (2 of 2). 1960.

Box 47, Folder 3

Girard Fabrics (slides) (1 of 2). 1961.

Box 47, Folder 4

Girard Fabrics (slides) (2 of 2). 1961.

Box 47, Folder 5

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1962.

Box 47, Folder 6

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1963.

Box 47, Folder 7

Girard Fabrics (slides) (1 of 2). 1964.

Box 47, Folder 8

Girard Fabrics (slides) (2 of 2). 1964.

Box 47, Folder 9

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1965.

Box 48, Folder 1

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1966.

Box 48, Folder 2

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1967-1969.

Box 48, Folder 3

Girard Fabrics (slides). 1970-1973.

Box 48, Folder 4

Girard Fabrics - unidentified (slides) (1 of 2). circa 1950s-1970s.

Box 48, Folder 5

Girard Fabrics - unidentified (slides) (2 of 2). circa 1950s-1970s.

Box 48, Folder 6

Index of introduction dates for textile patterns. 1952-1973.

Box 48, Folder 7

Neuhart's notes on Girard Fabrics (1 of 2). 2003.

Box 48, Folder 8

Neuhart's notes on Girard Fabrics (2 of 2). 2003.

Box 48, Folder 9

Alexander Girard on Girard Fabrics. 1956, 1960s.

Box 48, Folder 10

Published comments on Girard textiles. 1946-1972.

Box 48, Folder 11

Clippings of articles on Modern Printed Fabrics. 1950s.

Box 48, Folder 12

Herman Miller news releases about Girard. 1950s.

Box 48, Folder 13

Girard Textile Patents. 1963.

Box 48, Folder 14

Herman Miller samples and prices for Girard textiles. circa 1960s.

Box 49, Folder 1

Mexicotton Fabric samples. 1964.

Box 49, Folder 2

Fred Meiers' Mexidot Trials notebook. 1964.

Box 49, Folder 3

Records for Herman Miller's archival collection of Girard Fabrics. 1990.

 

Subseries 7.3: Miscellaneous Ephemera. 1950s-2000s.

Scope and Content

A substantial collection of published graphics and other artifacts produced by the Girard Office. Included are posters from various projects such as exhibitions organized by Girard at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Some of these posters, like the one for the opening of his 1961 Textiles and Objects store, were designed by the Neuharts themselves, while working freelance for Girard.
Box 66, Folder 1

Girard letterhead and Herman Miller's Girard Textile announcement (Neuhart designed); Irwin Miller stationary. 1950s.

Box 68, Folder 3

Girard Wallpapers (12 rolls). 1950s.

Box 75

Girard Wallpapers (13 rolls). 1950s.

Box 49, Folder 8

Herman Miller posters for Girard Fabric and Furniture. 1955, 1967.

Box 49, Folder 9

Textile and Ornaments from India (MOMA book). 1956.

Box 49, Folder 10

Poster for the screening of Day of the Dead at the Museum of International Folk Art. 1957.

Box 49, Folder 11

Nativity Calendar. 1957.

Box 49, Folder 12

Herman Miller showroom opening invitation; Girard's Architect business cards and stationary. 1959, undated.

Box 49, Folder 13

Storefront Improvements: card advertisement for downtown Columbus, Indiana and stationary for Cummins Engine Co.. 1960s.

Box 61, Folder 1

Girad pattern samples. circa 1960s.

Box 50, Folder 1

Girard wallpaper swatches. circa 1960s.

Box 62, Folder 3

Girard fabric swatches. circa 1960s.

Box 50, Folder 2

Girard designed matchbooks for La Fonda del Sol restaurant. 1961.

Box 50, Folder 3

Textiles and Objects Shop press kit. 1961.

Box 50, Folder 4

Textiles and Objects Shop opening invitation. 1961.

Box 60, Folder 6

Textiles and Objects Shop poster with envelope. 1961.

Box 68, Folder 1

Textiles and Objects Shop poster (mounted). 1961.

Box 68, Folder 1

Mounted Naciemento poster. 1961.

Box 50, Folder 5

The Nativity exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art: posters and preview invitations. 1961.

Box 50, Folder 6

The Nativity exhbit press kit. 1962.

Box 50, Folder 7

Nativity Calendar. 1963.

Box 60, Folder 7

John Deere Mural. 1964.

Box 50, Folder 8

Braniff International: types for the logo. 1965.

Box 50, Folder 9

Deer and Company pamphlet by Girard and John Deere brochures. 1963.

Box 50, Folder 10

L'Etoile restaurants: design samples, articles, photographs. 1967.

Box 50, Folder 11

The Magic of a People: Folk Art and Toys from the Collection of the Girard Foundation (book). 1968.

Box 50, Folder 12

The Magic of a People exhibition poster. 1968.

Box 51, Folder 1

The Spirit of Folk Art (book). 1969.

Box 60, Folder 8

St. John's College publicity material. 1969.

Box 69

Miscellaneous posters. 1960s.

Box 72

Fabric samples. 1971.

Box 51, Folder 2

Herman Miller Environmental Graphics Sheet. 1972.

Box 51, Folder 3

Museum of International Folk Art: African Fabrics exhibit poster. 1974.

Box 51, Folder 4

The Girard Group (furniture poster). 1967.

Box 51, Folder 5

Christmas Windows for IBM. 1971.

Box 73

Herman Miller's poster for Girard Environmental Graphics. 1972.

Box 51, Folder 6

Country Heritage of John Deere calendar. 1973.

Box 51, Folder 7

Herman Miller Design Quarterly 98/99. 1975.

Box 51, Folder 8

Santos Milagros exhibition promotional material. 1977.

Box 68, Folder 1

Mounted poster for the Folk Art exhibition in Santa Fe. 1978.

Box 51, Folder 9

The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art promotional material. circa 1982.

Box 51, Folder 10

Museum of International Folk Art: Multiple Visions, gallery guide and catalog. 1982.

Box 51, Folder 11

Herman Miller's Girard Fabric and Furniture exhibit catalog. 1985.

Box 51, Folder 12

Christmas card to the Neuharts from the Girards. circa 1980s.

Box 51, Folder 13

The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard exhibit invitation. 2000.

 

Series 8: Herman Miller., Inc.. 1960s-1990s.

Scope and Content

A small collection of Herman Miller catalogs and specification brochures and a sampling of its in-house publications from the 1960s-1980s. Most of these materials were collected by the Neuharts over the years. Also included are materials that were handed over to them by Harlan Moore, a former executive of Herman Inc., who managed the company’s West Coast operations from 1960 to 1998. Included are two photo books assembled by Moore illustrating the inner workings of the facilities he managed.
Box 51, Folder 15

Early furniture catalog (photocopy). circa 1948-1949.

Box 52, Folder 1

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1961-1963.

Box 52, Folder 2

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (1 of 5). 1967.

Box 52, Folder 3

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (2 of 5). 1967.

Box 52, Folder 4

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (3 of 5). 1967.

Box 52, Folder 5

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (4 of 5). 1967.

Box 52, Folder 6

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (5 of 5). 1967.

Box 52, Folder 7

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1968, 1969.

Box 52, Folder 8

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1970, 1972.

Box 53, Folder 1

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (1 of 3). 1972.

Box 53, Folder 2

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (2 of 3). 1972.

Box 53, Folder 3

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (3 of 3). 1972.

Box 53, Folder 4

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1974-1975.

Box 53, Folder 5

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1978-1979.

Box 53, Folder 6

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1980-1981.

Box 53, Folder 7

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1982.

Box 54, Folder 1

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1984-1985.

Box 54, Folder 2

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures. 1986.

Box 54, Folder 3

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (1 of 2). 1987.

Box 54, Folder 4

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (2 of 2). 1987.

Box 54, Folder 5

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (1 of 2). 1988.

Box 54, Folder 6

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (2 of 2). 1988.

Box 54, Folder 7

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (1 of 4). 1989.

Box 55, Folder 1

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (2 of 4). 1989.

Box 55, Folder 2

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (3 of 4). 1989.

Box 55, Folder 3

Furniture catalogs and specification brochures (4 of 4). 1989.

Box 55, Folder 4

Issues of Perspective, a Herman Miller house organ. 1978-1980.

Box 55, Folder 5

Issues of Perspective, a Herman Miller house organ. 1981-1983 August.

Box 55, Folder 6

Issues of Perspective, a Herman Miller house organ. 1983 September-1984 April.

Box 55, Folder 7

Issues of Perspective, a Herman Miller house organ. 1984 June-December.

Box 55, Folder 8

Issues of Perspective, a Herman Miller house organ. 1985 February-September.

Box 55, Folder 9

Herman Miller publications; Herman Miller poster; clippings about layoffs. 1977-1994, undated, 1995.

Box 55, Folder 10

Annual Reports. 1981-1982.

Box 56, Folder 1

Facility development plan for the Roswell and Grandville facilities. circa 1980s.

Box 56, Folder 2

Photograph of Harlan Moore. circa 1941.

Box 56, Folder 3

Harlan Moore: two photobooks of the Herman Miller Venice, CA facility. circa 1960-1961.

Box 56, Folder 4

Harlan Moore: photos of Alton and Fiberglass Chair production. circa 1950s.

Box 56, Folder 5

Rocklin facilities Prospectus. 1989.

Box 58

Financial Roadshow 1988, VHS Tape. 1988.