Visits and Discoveries

Denver, CO: Kirkland Museum

Visit: We visited their Registrar, Christopher Herron.

They have about 3300 pieces on view (one-tenth of the collection as a whole). The Museum opened in 2005, and Christopher has been documenting the collection since then.

They use an ArtSystems program...

Denver, CO: Z Modern

Discoveries: One the best sources for well designed furniture and objects in the area. The owner is a collector, and deals in both new and vintage, mostly Modernist, pieces. The staff is incredibly knowledgable about what is going on in the design world, not just in Denver,...

Marfa, TX: Judd Foundation

Visit: We met with Caitlin Murray, who had been serving as Archivist for about a year. She is their first formal Archivist. Caitlin showed us around the vaults and described the progress and future needs. We have an overview finding aid, as well as formal reports and mission...

Phoenix, AZ: Heard Museum

Visit: We visited old friend and former student/colleague Ceasar Chaves, who is Art Director for the Heard Museum in Phoenix. In addition to a wonderful visit (and some great meals) with Caesar, we were delighted to explore the Heard Museum. It is perhaps the finest gathering...

Tempe, AZ: Arizona State Archives Design Library

Visits: the ASU Design Library, where we talked to the librarian and learned about the State Archives.

Discoveries: The AZ State Archives Architecture and Environmental Design Library houses many interesting items including drawings by Buckminster Fuller and Frank Lloyd Wright...

Palm Springs, CA: Modernism

Visit: We stopped by Palm Springs on our way to LA, hoping to see old friends who moved there recently. Unfortunately, they were visiting family in Europe, but we were able to drive by their wonderful Modernist house (behind the Airstream in the picture).

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Santa Monica, CA: Eames Office

Visit: The Eames Office has no formal archivist. We met with David Hertsgaard, who assists with their long-term goal of organizing, cataloging and data-basing their collection, and also researches, processes and supplies images for a variety of needs. David is very...

Santa Monica, CA: Hennessey & Ingalls Bookstore

Discoveries: Hennessey and Ingalls is one of the few remaining bookstores to specialize in art, architecture, and design. They have a huge stock, and also deal in rare and out-of-print titles. Their website provides detailed subject access - better than many libraries!

Pasadena, CA: Art Center College of Design

Visit: Their archives are principally institutional – papers of the Presidents, the Board, limited number of alumni. Some Ansel Adams materials, prints and catalogs. They have a complete set of college catalogs from beginning. Have architectural drawings of the campus. A...

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Library, Special Collections

Visit: Meeting with Roberto Trujillo, Director of Rare Books and Special Collections (with the assistance of Andrew Herkovic, Director of Development and former colleague)

We asked first about the...

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