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Allen Porter papers, 2005-2007

Identifier: 008.05.05

Materials related to Allen Porter's recollections of the early years of the Institute of Design, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Porter's career as a designer.


  • Creation: 2005-2007


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

4 Items

Biographical Note

Allen Porter (b. 1926) is an early graduate of the Institute of Design who met Laszlo Moholy-Nagy before enrolling in the school. Porter grew up n Chicago, attended Bradley Polytechnic Institute (later, Bradley University) before being drafted into the army during World War II. In September 1946, he began attending classes at Institute of Design where he studied under Moholy-Nagy until Moholy's death on Nov. 24, 1946. Porter continued his studies, finishing in 1949. Porter later lived and worked in California where he did commercial graphic design.


Materials were sent to IIT Archives by the Mies Society which had received them from Porter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2010.004.02


Catherine Bruck 8/20/2014

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