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Jack Heaney Papers: Finding Aid
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This collection contains the papers of Scottish-American naval architect and interior designer Jack Heaney (1904-1972) primarily related to projects Heaney worked on in the mid 20th century at the marine design and naval architectural firm of George G. Sharp Inc. in New York City and later at Jack Heaney and Associates. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 1930s to the 1960s and includes Heaney's design drawings and renderings, photographs of ship interiors, as well as some ephemera, miscellaneous business records, and personal papers. Notably, the collection includes drawings, photographs, clippings, and ephemera related to Heaney's work on the design of the NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, built in the late 1950s.
John Heaney (1904-1972) was a Scottish-American interior and industrial designer who specialized in marine interior design. Better known as “Jack,” Heaney was born on May 26, 1904, in Glasgow, Scotland. Following his education in the Glasgow public schools, Heaney studied naval architecture at the University of Glasgow, attended the Glasgow School of Art, and completed a seven-year apprenticeship at the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd.
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