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Finding aid for the L. Garth Huxtable papers, 1913-2012
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The papers of the industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable (1911-1989), spans his career from the 1930s to the 1970s. This collection contains Huxtable's design work including drawings, models and tools that comprise his decades-long contribution to American product design.
The industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable (1911-1989) was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art in 1933 with a degree in design. After working in several advertising art studios in New York City at the beginning of his career, Huxtable was hired in 1934 as a design assistant in the office of Norman Bel Geddes. Following his work at Norman Bel Geddes & Company, Huxtable went on to work for the offices of several other notable designers including Egmont Arens, Albert Kahn, Benjamin Webster and Henry Dreyfuss. Between 1941 and 1952 Huxtable worked for two large institutional planning offices, first as assistant architectural design supervisor for Sperry Gyroscope, planning their new plant in Nassau, NY, and then as research designer at the United Nations headquarters.
109.5 linear feet (75 boxes, 24 flatfile folders, 6 rolls)
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Open for use by qualified researchers. Access is restricted to Box 60 which contains deteriorated black-and-white negatives.