Institute of Design

The Institute of Design collections held by the University Archives and Special Collections contain a variety of materials which reflect the history of the school since its founding as the New Bauhaus of Chicago by László Moholy-Nagy in 1937. They include academic catalogs, class and school activities announcements, biographical materials, student work, exhibit catalogs, announcements of student and alumni professional activities, essays, speeches, periodical articles, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings by and about the school and its members. Materials found within the Institute of Design collections pertain to institutional history; with few exceptions, University Archives and Special Collections does not hold the personal papers or creative output of former faculty of the Institute of Design or its predecessor schools.

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Benjamin de Brie Taylor with banner in Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, ca. 1987
Benjamin de Brie Taylor, 1970s
Benjamin de Brie Taylor, 1970s
Jay Doblin with his People Chair, 1960
László Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois, 1944
Unbreakable wooden springs,  ca. 1942
László Moholy-Nagy
Leinwohl, Steffens, Oral History Interview, 2011
Lutch, Michael, Oral History Interview, 2011
Kostiner, Lewis, Oral History Interview, 2011
Franczyk, Brian, Oral History Interview, 2011
Mosher, Robert, Oral History Interview, 2011
Burd, Richard, Oral History Interview, 2011
Douthat, Anita, Oral History Interview, 2011
Palazzolo, Marcia, Oral History Interview, 2011
Swedlund, Charles, Oral History Interview, 2011
Sterling, Deborah Oral History Interview, 2011
Langston, Judy Oral History Interview, 2011

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