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Institute of Design records, 1937-1981

Identifier: 008.02.02

Materials created by the Illinois Institute of Technology Registrar's Office to help track and convert course credits taken by Institute of Design students prior to the school's 1949 merger with IIT. The collection includes a few items created by ID before the merger, saved as samples to aid in the conversion.


  • Creation: 1937-1981
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1937-1953


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Conditions Governing Use

Some or all of the materials in this collection may be restricted according to FERPA regulations or for privacy reasons. UASC archivists may be able to search these materialsfor you for relevant information that can be released to you.

Collection Size

15 Series

Biographical Note

The Institute of Design was begun in Chicago in 1937 as The New Bauhaus (later, the School of Design) in Chicago by Laszlo; Moholy-Nagy, a former teacher or master at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau. In 1949, the school merged with Illinois Institute of Technology to become IIT's design school. Accredited as a college before the merger, the school taught undergraduate and graduate programs in Product Design, Visual Design, Photography, and Shelter Design. Currently (2002) the school functions totally as a graduate school awarding a Masters of Design and Ph.D. with programs in Communications Design, Product Design, and Design Planning.

Physical Location

S56/1/E and S56/7/C

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2002.009

Related Material

Institute of Design, 1937-ca. 1955


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 6/26/2002

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