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L. Garth Huxtable papers, 1913-2012

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Finding aid for the L. Garth Huxtable papers, 1913-2012
Series III. Miscellaneous professional and personal papers, 1917-2002 6.0 linear feet (10 boxes)
Professional papers include work records, writings, portfolio materials and publicity materials such as clippings publicizing Huxtable's work, and negatives he used for promotional one-sheets. Personal papers include diaries, Huxtable's sketchbook, paintings and photographs. General personal and business correspondence is also found in this series.
Arrangement note
Miscellaneous professional and personal papers are arranged by topic.
Box Folder
48 1-3 Correspondence, 1951-1986, undated
Includes a large amount of correspondence with Jeffrey Meikle regarding Norman Bel Geddes research, letters soliciting work opportunities and personal letters. Also included are published letters to the editor of the New York Times.
48-49 Diaries and calendars, 1951-1989
Box Folder
49 3 Portraits, undated
49 4 Biographies and curriculum vitae, 1948-1972
49 5-8 Letterhead and other office documents, 1953-1988
Includes Huxtable's business records.
50, 67* Presentation folders, undated
50, 56 Industrial Designer Society of America, 1946-1972
Formerly called Society of Industrial Designers. Includes certificates of membership, black-and-white photographs from unidentified American Society of Industrial Designers exhibition and color slide. Huxtable designed the 1955 annual meeting announcement.
Box Folder
50 5-8 Project descriptions, 1955-1963
Includes Huxtable's portfolio containing photographs and images of the Totliner, Millers Falls tools, Post cereal, Christmas trim, Higgins Inks, United Nations, Federal Telephone and Radio, a memo desk calendar for Egmont Arens, Dayton scales, an electric hot plate for Benjamin Webster, the Hobart hotel dishwasher for Egmont Arens, and Lunt silverware.
50 9 Patent investigations, 1922-1958
Other patent paperwork is located in Series I filed under specific project names.
50-51 Writings, 1935-1985
Includes an essay responding to the New Society article, "The Dilemma of Industrial Design" published in Art in America; and "Designing the Future," published in the Christian Science Monitor. Also includes a memo to Egmont Arens reviewing the 1936 New York Boat Show.
51, 56, 63* Awards, design competitions, exhibitions and conferences, 1953-1960
Includes papers from exhibitions featuring Huxtable's work, Off the Product Line and 20th Century Design U.S.A.. Awards include the Massachusetts College of Art distinguished alumnus certificate, silver medal diplomas from Triennale di Milano and the certificate of distinguished achievement for Variety Store Merchandiser Annual Packaging Competition. Also includes ephemera from design conferences, exhibitions and award programs that Huxtable possibly participated in.
51-52, 59-60 Publicity, 1958-2002
Box Folder
52 2 Sketchbook, 1938-1940
52, 63* Paintings, 1945-1988
Huxtable painted mostly landscapes, probably views from his Marblehead residence.
Box Folder
52 4 Clippings, 1931-1982
Includes poetry and cartoons from the New Yorker and publicity items about Ada Louise Huxtable.
52 5-6 Norman Bel Geddes & Company, 1939-1941
Includes photographs, publicity materials and office forms.
52-54, 56-58 Assorted photographs, 1936-1978, undated
Contains black-and-white photographs, black-and-white negatives and index to numbered negatives. Includes photographs of the Huxtable's Marblehead residence. Also includes a wood box that originally housed the bulk of the negatives.
Box Folder
53 5 Assorted, 1917-1977, undated

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