Academic Materials, 1938-1971
Academic and creative materials of the New Bauhaus also known as the American School of Design, School of Design, and the Institute of Design, ca. 1937 to ca. 1955. Includes academic catalogues, class and school activities announcements, biographical materials on faculty and students. Also examples of artistic works, exhibit catalogues and announcements of student and alumni professional activities. Also essays, speeches, periodical articles, newsclippings by and about the school and its members. Some materials concern specific courses, e.g. Camouflage Course, Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy, Summer Art Camp and Junior Workshop. Exhibit materials include catalogues from Maremont Collection, Fernand Leger, and Moholy-Nagy exhibits. Minor amounts of individual student's and students' group projects class work. Photograph series (ca. 1500 - 2000 photographs total) include 15 volumes of 4½x6" black and white images depicting completed class projects (arranged by class or medium), classroom and studio settings, and exhibitions. Another series of 8x10" photographs depict student designs and inventions, product designs; school buildings and faculty and additional exhibit installations, such as the Gebonden Kunsten federatie (GKf) graphic arts exhibit of 1954, social documentary and industrial design exhibits, and others.
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for research.
From the Collection: 12 series (34 boxes)
- From the Collection: Illinois Institute of Technology. Institute of Design (Organization)