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Title: Frank Brothers records
Dates: 1929-2015
Number: 2009.M.19
Creator/Collector: Frank Brothers
Extent: 26.15 Linear Feet (28 boxes, 8 flatfile folders)
Abstract: The Frank Brothers records contain material from the Frank Brothers furniture company, an influential, Long Beach, California-based organization, active between 1930 and 1982, credited with defining and promoting mid-century modern furniture design on the West Coast.
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Language: Collection material is in English.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
Business Number: (310) 440-7390
Fax Number: (310) 440-7780
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Antonio Beecroft

Biographical/Historical Note

The Frank family's path toward redefining interior design in America began with a store named Cash Furniture, located at 219 East 4th Street in Long Beach, California, where Louis Frank sold modestly-priced, old and new furniture and resale appliances. In 1930, he joined forces with his son Maurice and changed the name of the business to L. Frank and Son. It was Louis's younger son Edward, who saw an opportunity to create a niche in the market by shifting exclusively to contemporary furniture sales, and when he joined the organization in 1937, Frank Brothers was born.

Ed was the visionary and creative force of the operation, while Maurice handled the business affairs. The initial years of the company were difficult, as a result of the Great Depression and World War II. As the economy gained strength, however, Frank Brothers' scope of operations rapidly expanded to include furniture sales, the manufacturing of original furniture designs, upholstery, drapery, and on-site, interior design services. In 1947, the store moved to 2400 Long Beach Boulevard. The eighty-foot-wide corner lot featured two hundred feet of large, street-facing display windows. The organization eventually became a full service interiors company with a two-story showroom, warehouse, and factory all under one roof.

In addition to the retail store, Frank Brothers operated a wholesale company named "Moreddi," a combination of Maurice and Ed's names. Moreddi imported furniture from Denmark and other Scandinavian countries, supplying the Frank Brothers store and various retail outlets.

In 1960, Maurice died unexpectedly at the age of 51. His son, Ron Frank, then joined his uncle Ed and further developed the business. Because he was only thirteen years younger than his uncle, most new customers assumed that the two relatives were the original "Frank Brothers." In 1965, the business was split between the two partners. Ed took over the Moreddi import business and Ron led the retail store.

Frank Brothers' critical involvement with Arts and Architecture magazine launched the company into the international design scene. Ed Frank met the magazine's editor, John Entenza, in the 1940s and eventually became a contributing member of the publication. By providing the furnishings for many of the Case Study House Program's innovative homes, including all of the carpet and drapery for the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California, Frank Brothers became an extremely influential force in shaping the progressive aesthetic of mid-century modern design.

The marketing and promotion of Frank Brothers was exceptional. Their unique and graphically bold advertisements published in Arts and Architecture helped to publicize the clean lines of the avant-garde furniture they sold in their store. Popular print advertisement campaigns and mass mailers announced upcoming sales, in-store exhibitions, and other special events. In order to attract customer traffic to the store in the late 1960s, Ron Frank curated and designed a furniture exhibition series. Topics included plastic, vinyl, and inflatable, "see through" furniture, and Italian designs featuring the work of Carlo Scarpa.

The store diversified the audience for modern furnishings. With the advent of the freeway system, Frank Brothers' strategic and accessible location, midway between Los Angeles and Orange County, allowed the business to cater to a large geographic area. It also appealed to a broad economic range of customers. Frank Brothers sold "good design at every price." The store even sold less expensive copies of many of the contemporary designs they stocked, as well as allowing customers to pay for merchandise with a popular layaway program.

In 1969 Ed sold his ownership of Moreddi and moved to New York, where he served briefly as the company's president. Ron Frank continued to run the Frank Brothers store until 1982, when he sold the business to the Danica furniture company. He retained ownership of the architecturally significant building at 2400 Long Beach Blvd., however, until it was burned to the ground during rioting in 1992.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Frank Brothers records contain material from the Frank Brothers furniture company, an influential, Long Beach, California-based organization, active between 1930 and 1982. With its retail store and related services and with its furniture importing company, Frank Brothers is credited with defining and promoting mid-century modern furniture design on the West Coast. The company provided, marketed, and sold the furnishings for many of the innovative homes featured in Arts and Architecture magazine's Case Study House Program. It also introduced many of Charles and Ray Eames' revolutionary furniture pieces.

Documentation of the Frank Brothers retail store comprises Series I and forms the bulk of the archive. It covers the entire range of operations of the retail aspect of the business. This documentation is primarily visual, including photographs, slides, trade catalogs, scrapbooks and various printed materials. Frank Brothers' committment to design in all its aspects is overwhelmingly evident, in the furnishings they sold, the ways in which they marketed them, and even in the store itself.

The business enjoyed an especially productive and close relationship with a number of designers. Charles and Ray Eames launched many of their new chair designs in the Frank showroom, including the 1968 unveiling of the Eames chaise lounge. The archive includes at least five of Charles Eames' original photographs used for Frank Brothers' print ads and mailings.

Frank Brothers' "integrated interiors" were pioneering for their asymmetrical arrangement of objects and mix of different masses and colors. Well-respected in the industry, Ed Frank would travel to Europe to meet with designers and discover new examples of "West Coast style" contemporary furnishings that were warmer than the austere, Bauhaus machine aesthetic embraced on the East Coast. These interiors are documented in the archive in images by such leading photographers as Marvin Rand, Todd Walker and Julius Shulman.

The forty-year collection of advertisements, mailers and exhibition invitations in the archive reveals the evolution of California modern graphic design. Art Shipman and Steve Madden were the graphic designers behind Frank Brothers' popular print advertisement campaigns and mass mailers announcing upcoming sales, in-store exhibitions, and other special events. All of the marketing copy was written in-house by Ron Frank.

The Frank Brothers store at 2400 Long Beach Boulevard also reflected this commitment to superior design. Edward Killingsworth, the noted Southern California Modern architect, was a close high school friend of Ed Frank and a supporter of the business. In 1963, he redesigned a new north entrance and interior for the store, for which extensive documentation is included in the archive.

Two smaller groups of material round out the archive. Series II contains documentation of Moreddi, the wholesale, import division of the family business, run by Ed Frank, which supplied furnishings for the Frank Brothers store and other retailers. Personal material relating to family members, especially Ed and Ron Frank, comprises Series III. Of particular interest is the documentation of Ed Frank's home, Case Study House #25, designed by Ed Killingsworth.

Additional materials received in 2022 largely relate to Ron Frank's class on contemporary furniture taught at Long Beach Community College between 1985-2007, but also include small quantities of personal and professional correspondence; and small quantities of additional material relating to Frank Brothers and the Frank family.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: Series I. Frank Brothers store, 1930-2002; Series II. Moreddi, 1957-1971; Series III. Frank family papers, 1929-2015.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

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Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Killingsworth, Edward A., 1917-2004

Subjects - Topics

Advertising layout and typography -- United States -- 20th century
Architect-designed furniture
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern
Furniture -- California -- 20th century
Furniture design -- Exhibitions
Graphic arts -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Interior decoration -- California -- 20th century
Modern movement (Architecture) -- California

Genres and Forms of Material

Color slides
Direct mail
Gelatin silver prints -- United States -- 20th century
Photographic prints -- 20th century
Photographs, Original
Printed ephemera
Scrapbooks
Trade catalogs

Contributors

Frank Brothers
Frank, Edward
Frank, Ron

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Brothers records, 1929-2015, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 2009.M.19

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2009m19

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ron Frank in 2009. 2022 additions: Gift of Marni Good.

Processing History

Antonio Beecroft processed the collection in 2010 and made a complete inventory under the supervision of Ann Harrison, who also devised the arrangement and adapted the descriptive notes from curatorial reports.

Six boxes of additional materials were received in 2022 from Marni Good, daughter of Ron and Nancy Frank, and integrated into the finding aid by Kit Messick.

The finding aid was reviewed by members of the Anti-Racist Description Working Group in 2022 and no revisions were made.


Container List

Series I. Frank Brothers store, 1930-2002 17.2 Linear Feet (17 boxes, 6 flatfile folders)
Documentation of the Frank Brothers retail store and its related operations comprises this series. It contains an extensive visual record of the store itself, the furnishings they sold and the creations of the store's interior design service, as well as Frank Brothers marketing and promotional materials. Additional ephemera and clippings related to the Frank Brothers retail store can be found in Series III.
Arrangement
The series is arranged in six subgroups: documentation of the store and showroom, furnishings, interior design, promotions and general publicity, direct mail and print advertising, scrapbooks.
box
1, 9, 10, 15*, 17 Documentation of store and showroom, circa 1930-1992
Primarily photographic documentation of the Frank Brothers store at 2400 Long Beach Boulevard both in its original 1947 form and after the 1963 expansion and renovation by Edward Killingsworth. Also includes limited material relating to the earlier location of the Cash Furniture store at 219 East 4th St. Also in Flatfiles 1**-5**.
box
1, 10 Store opening, 1947
box folder
1 1 Photographs
1 2 Congratulatory notes
1 2A Press coverage of opening
box
10 Guest book
box
1, 17 Expansion and remodeling of store, 1946-1964, undated
Also in Flatfiles 1**-5**.
box folder
1 3 Demolition for parking lot, undated
box folder
17 1 Ceiling damage, 1962
box
1, 17 Construction, 1946, 1960-1964, undated
Includes photographs of "Exposed to smoke sale." Also in Flatfiles 1**-5**.
box folder
1 4 Black-and-white photographs and notes
box folder
17 2 Color photographs
flatfile
1**-5** Architectural plans and drawings, 1946, 1960-1963, undated
flatfile
4** Plans for original store by Louis Shoall Miller, 1946
Diazotype with black-and-white photographs attached.
flatfile
2** Original perspective drawing for exterior of store, circa 1960
flatfile
1** Diazotypes of floor plans and small original perspective drawing, 1960
flatfile
3** Floor plans of original and remodeled building on board, undated
flatfile
5** Copies of Killingsworth plans for store renovation, 1963
box folder
1 5 Press coverage of renovations, 1963-1964
Includes related correspondence.
box
15*, 17 Destruction of 2400 Long Beach Blvd., 1992
box folder
15* 1 Press coverage of riots with photograph of Danica ruins
box folder
17 3 Demolition of damaged structure
box
1, 9, 17 General interior and exterior views, 1947-1968, undated
box folder
1 6-7 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
9 1 Oversize black-and-white photographs
box folder
17 3A Slides
box
1, 17 Views of previous store at 219 E. 4th St., circa 1930-1946
box folder
1 8 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
17 3B Slides
box
2, 11, 12, 17, 21 Furnishings, 1945-1983, undated
Documentation of the furnishings carried by the Frank Brothers retail store, primarily photographic, but also includes occasional notes, letters, layouts, sketches, tearsheets, stockbooks, and price lists. Also includes documentation of the custom work done by the upholstery shop.
box
2, 17 Individual designers and manufacturers, 1945-1979, undated
box folder
2 1 Baker, undated
2 1A Drexel, undated
2 2 Charles and Ray Eames (Herman Miller), 1969, undated
Includes correspondence.
box
2, 17 Glenn of California, 1945, undated
box folder
2 3 Trade catalog with Greta Grossman designs, undated
Materials in folder from a disassembled stockbook (binder) containing photographs and printed matter.
box folder
17 4 Slides of Stan Young and Milo Baughman designs for Glenn of California, circa 1945
box folder
2 3A Sam Maloof, 1968
2 4 Paul McCobb, 1951, undated
2 5 Peter Murdoch child chair, undated
2 6 Neal Small designs, undated
box folder
17 5 Thayer Coggins factory views, 1979
box
2, 12, 17 Frank Brothers departments, 1961-1972, undated
2, 12, 17 Upholstery shop, 1962-1972, undated
box folder
2 7-8 Black-and-white photographs, 1972, undated
box folder
17 6 Slides and negatives, 1962, undated
box
12 Stock book with prices and yardage, undated
box folder
17 7 Accessories department, 1961, undated
box folder
2 11 Ron Frank's notes and price lists, 1981-1983
Includes notes on Danica transition.
2 12 Letters from Maurice Frank to Ed and Ron Frank, 1956
Letters from travel in Europe and Asia include discussion of potential items for the store to stock.
box
2, 9, 11, 17, 21 Various furnishings, 1950-1972, undated
box folder
2 9-10 Papers and black-and-white photographs, 1950-1958, undated
box folder
9 4-5 Oversize black-and-white photographs, undated
box folder
17 7A Color photographs and transparencies, 1972, undated
box
11 Album, undated
box folder
17 8 Slides, undated
Unidentified slides of interiors and furniture.
box folder
21 1-2 Stereo transparencies, undated
21 9 Rolls of negatives, undated
9 5A Press coverage, 1955
box
3, 9, 13, 19, 21 Interior design services, 1948-1992, undated
box
3, 9, 19, 21 Projects, 1948-1970, undated
Contains both black-and-white prints and mounted color stereo slides.
box folder
19 1 Model home, Tucson, 1948
box folder
3 11 The Pilot House, Mutual Housing Association, 1948
box
3, 19, 21 Maurice and Mary Frank House, 1948-1951, undated
box folder
3 12 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
19 2-3 Slides and color photograph
box folder
21 3 Stereo transparencies
3 13 Opdahl House, 1957
box
3, 19, 21 Home Show, 1957, 1959
box folder
3 14 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
19 4 Slides
box folder
21 4 Stereo transparencies
box folder
19 5 Terra Casa model home, circa 1960
box folder
21 6 A.I.D. Show, 1961
box
3, 9, 19 Pomona Fair projects, 1969-1970
box folder
3 15 Documentation, 1970
box folder
9 2-3 Press coverage, 1969-1970
box folder
19 6-7 Slides, 1969-1970
box folder
3 16 Killingsworth office and Clock, Waestman, Clock building, undated
3 17 Philmer Ellerbroek House, undated
box
19, 21 Bean's house, undated
box folder
21 5 Stereo transparencies
box folder
19 8 Slides
19 9 College Park model homes, undated
19 10 New Orleans interior job, undated
box folder
3 18 Portofino marinapartments, undated
3 19 Marina Tower, undated
3 20 Miscellaneous interior design jobs, undated
box folder
13 1-3 Clippings relating to Ed Frank as a designer, 1953-1965
Includes Ed Frank's decorating advice column and participation in "Living with Famous Paintings."
box folder
3 21 Stan Young obituary, 1992
box
3, 5, 15*, 18 Promotions and general publicity, circa 1940-1974, undated
box folder
3 11 Window displays, 1947-1950, undated
Includes images from previous store at 219 E. 4th St.
box
3, 15*, 18 Exhibitions and store events, 1960-1974, undated
box
3, 18 International Fair, 1960 August
box folder
3 1 Invitation and photograph
box folder
18 1 Slides
box
3, 15* Arts of Denmark exhibition, 1961
box folder
3 9 Invitation
box folder
15* 2 Press coverage
box folder
18 2 Knoll exhibition, 1967 February
box
3, 18 See-Thru exhibition, 1967 August
box folder
3 2 Invitation
box folder
18 3 Slides
box
3, 18 Italian exhibition, 1967 October
box folder
3 2A Press coverage
box folder
18 4 Slides
box
3, 18 Selections from California Design, 1968 April
box folder
3 3 Invitation
box folder
18 5 Slides
box
15*, 18 Around the Clock bedroom exhibition, 1968 August
box folder
18 6 Slides
box folder
15* 3 John Nyquist plans for bed in exhibit, 1968
box folder
18 7 Eames exhibition, 1968 November
box
3, 15*, 18 New Forms exhibition, 1969 February
box folder
3 4 Invitation
box folder
15* 4 Press coverage
box folder
18 8 Slides
box
3, 18 Neal Small exhibition, 1969 August
box folder
3 5 Invitation
box folder
15* 4A Press coverage
box folder
18 9 Slides
box
3, 15*, 18 Emotional Eye exhibition, 1970 March
box folder
3 6 Invitation
box folder
15* 5 Press coverage
box folder
18 10 Slides
box folder
3 7 Debut '72 exhibition, 1972 September
box
3, 18 44 Years exhibition, 1974 October
box folder
3 8 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
18 10 Slides
box
3, 18 Various event and exhibition photographs, 1950-1972, undated
box folder
3 10 Black-and white photographs
box folder
18 10A Slides
box
5, 13 General publicity, 1951-1971, undated
box folder
5 6-7 Black-and-white photographs, undated
5 8-9 Promotional materials, 1951-1971
box folder
13 6 Oversize materials, 1958-1968
box
3, 15* General press coverage, 1948-1971, undated
box folder
15* 6 Newspaper clippings, 1948-1970
box folder
3 22 Magazine articles and photocopies, 1965-1971, undated
box
4, 5, 13, 15*, 19 Direct mail and print advertising, 1949-2002
Also in Flatfile 6**, and in Series III.
box
4, 13 Direct mail, circa 1958-1981, undated
Also in Flatfile 6**.
box folder
4 1-3 Sales events, circa 1958-1981
Also in Flatfile 6**.
4 1 Anniversary sale mailers, 1958-1981
flatfile
6** 33rd anniversary sale posters and prints, 1963
Drawing by Carlos Diniz.
box folder
4 2 Summer and June sale mailers undated
4 3 Special sale mailers, undated
4 4 Holiday mailer, undated
Also includes holiday cards and pamphlets with gift ideas, recipes and ideas for holiday entertaining.
box folder
13 4-5 Cybernetic Art holiday mailer, undated
box folder
4 5 Miscellaneous mailers and announcements, undated
box
5, 15*, 19 Advertising, 1949-2002
box folder
5 1 Advertising awards, 1958-1959, undated
box
5, 19 Arts and Architecture advertising, 1949-1962
box folder
5 2-3 Print copies
box folder
19 11 Slides
Slides of published advertising in Arts & Architecture, includes reproductions of images used in ads.
box folder
5 4-5 Advertising artwork, undated
5 10 Press coverage of advertising and direct mail, 1967-1969, undated
box folder
15* 7 Review of book by Jim Heimann on graphic design featuring Frank Brothers advertising, 2002
box
22*-23* Scrapbooks, 1947-1975
Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, tearsheets, awards and certificates, mailers and advertisements.
Series II. Moreddi, 1957-1971, undated 2.6 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
This series is comprised of material related to Moreddi, the furniture import side of the Frank family business, run by Ed Frank after the business was divided in 1965. Included here are correspondence, advertising and press coverage relating to the company, but of particular interest are the trade catalogs and photographs of Moreddi furniture.
Arrangement
Arranged by topic.
box
6, 20, 21 Designs, 1958-1967, undated
Also in Flatfile 7**.
box folder
6 1-2 "Presenting the Moreddi Collection" catalog, undated
box folder
20 1 Showroom display, undated
20 2 Moreddi Collection, 1958
box folder
6 3-4 Wood furniture, undated
6 3 Trade catalog
6 4 Photographs of designs with price lists
Contents from binder; includes photographs, prices, dimensions and specifications of furniture finishes.
box
6, 21 Upholstered furniture, undated
box folder
6 5 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
21 7 Stereo transparencies
box folder
6 6 Edward Frank patent for convertible couch, 1962
flatfile
7** Edward Frank drawing of desk cabinet with storage, 1967
box folder
7 1-3 Correspondence, 1957-1969, undated
Primarily letters from Ed Frank to Maurice Frank reporting on buying trips to Europe. Also includes images and price lists for some of the furnishings discussed.
box
13, 16* Press coverage, 1965-1971
box folder
16* 1 Furnishings, 1965-1971
box folder
13 7 Interview with Ed Frank, 1969
box folder
16* 2-4 Moreddi employee embezzling case, 1965
box folder
9 6 Advertising, 1957-1966
Series III. Frank family papers, 1929-2005 1.6 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Personal papers of the various members of the Frank family comprise this series. The material consists primarily of family photographs, but also contains items such as documents related to Ed Frank's military service and cartoons drawn by Ron Frank. Of particular interest is the documentation of Ed Frank's home, Case Study House #25, designed by his high-school friend, Edward Killingsworth. Six boxes of additional material pertaining to Ron Frank and the Frank family were received in 2022
Arrangement
Arranged by family member.
box folder
8 1 Louis and Rose Frank, circa 1930-1950
Family photographs, obituary.
box
8, 9, 13, 14, 16*, 20 Edward Frank, 1929-2005
box
14 Scrapbook, 1929-1932
Scrapbook contains family photographs and ephemera with notations.
box folder
13 8 Certificates and diplomas, 1929-1957
8 2 Military service, 1941-1945
8 4 Portraits and promotional material, undated
box
8, 9, 16*, 20 Case Study House # 25, 1955-2000
box folder
8 3 Photographs, circa 1962-1963
Black-and-white photographs, and clippings documenting the construction and finished house of Edward Frank in Naples, California designed by Killingsworth/Brady.
box folder
20 3 Slides, 1962
Includes color slides of ground breaking ceremonies and slides of magazine editorials on the finished house.
box folder
16* 5 Newspaper clippings, 1963
box folder
9 7-9 Magazine articles, 1955-2000
Includes other material relating to Edward Killingsworth.
9 10 Preservation award, 1993
box folder
16* 6 Obituaries, 2005
box folder
8 5 Miscellaneous, 1957-1990, undated
box
8, 9, 21 Maurice Frank, undated
box folder
8 6 Black-and-white portraits
box folder
9 11 Oversize portraits
box folder
21 8 Stereo transparencies
Also includes Bruce Hill and Bill Lassiter.
box
8, 20 Ron Frank, 1972-1992, undated
8, 20 Portraits, 1977, undated
box folder
8 7 Black-and-white photographs, undated
box folder
20 4 Color photographs and slides, 1977, undated
box folder
8 8 General interviews, 1972-1982
8 9 Cartoons, undated
box folder
20 5-6 Color photographs related to travel and Frank Brothers events, 1979-1992, undated
box
8, 20 Miscellaneous, undated
box folder
8 10 Papers
box folder
20 7 Slides
Additional material relating to Ron Frank, 1949-2015 4.75 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
Additional material relating to Ron Frank and the Frank family was received from the Frank family in 2022. The addition comprises documentation of Ron Frank's class on contemporary furntiture taught at Long Beach Community College between 1985 and 2007, as well as Frank Brothers ephemera and clippings, a small quantity of personal and business correspondence, and a small quantity of Frank family papers and documents.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
Teaching material, 1985-2007
Pertains to a course on contemporary furniture taught at Long Beach Community College.
Box Folder
24 1 Looking at Contemporary Furniture, undated
Annotated notes appear to be a precursor to Frank's A Quick Look at Contemporary Furniture.
A Quick Look at Contemporary Furniture, 1985, 1991-2007, undated
A text published by Ron Frank to accompany his class of the same name at Long Beach Community College.
Box Folder
24 2-3 1985
24 4 1991
24 5 1992
24 6 1993
24 7 1997
24 8 2006
24 9 2007
24 10 "Quick Look lecture notes - first draft", undated
24 11 Student surveys, 1985
24 12 Research notes and offprints, approximately 1980s
Box Folder
25 1 Image lists, approximately 1980s
25 2 Student paper, 2005
An ungraded courtesy copy of a student paper on Frank Brothers written for a UCLA class taught by Thomas S. Hines.
25 3 Lecture notes on sales, undated
Box
26-27 Lecture notecards, undated
Box
T1 Teaching slides, undated
Slides are unprocessed and are unavailable until processed. For information regarding access, please contact Reference.
Correspondence, 1960-2008
Box Folder
25 4 Nancy Frank, 1961-1985
Letters from Ron to Nancy.
25 5 Jan de Vries, 1986-1987
See also Flatfile folder 8**.
25 6 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1960-1975, 1999-2008
25 7 Frank Brothers ephemera and letterhead, approximately 1960s-1970s
See also related material in Series I.
25 8 Furniture diary, 1983
A journal detailing visits to and conversations with furniture designers and retailers, notes on specific items seen, etc.
Flatfile
8** Jan de Vries furniture designs, 1986
See correspondence with de Vries in Box 25, folder 5.
Box Folder
25 9 Obituaries of furniture designers and retailers, 1982-2009
25 10 Miscellaneous clippings and offprints, approximately 1980s-1990s
25 11 Unpublished manuscript, "The Dream and the Promise: Ron Frank writes to his children about his life at Frank Brothers", 1992
Box Item
T1 CM 1 Thayer Coggin fall market 2003
1 computer disc (Pocket CD-R) : digital ; 80 mm.
Please note that the library is not able to provide access to this material due to lack of required hardware. If interested in viewing this material, please contact reference for more information.
Box Folder
25 12 Caricatures of salesmen, undated
25 13 Miscellaneous notes, undated
25 14 Miscellaneous sketches, undated
Additional Frank family papers, 1949-2015
Box Folder
25 15 Passports, 1949-1993
25 16 Ron Frank obituaries, 2015
25 17 Photographs, undated
Box
28 Scrapbook, undated