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Frank Brothers records, 1929-2015

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Frank Brothers Records
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


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