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1Title:  William C. Klann papers, 1918-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  499 
 Creator:  Klann, William C., 1884- 
 Abstract:  William C. Klann worked for Ford Motor Company from 1905 to 1928. His papers include photographs, drawings and personal notes. 
 Subjects:  Klann, William C., 1884- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Airplanes--Motors | Airplanes--Design and construction | Ford Model T automobile | Engines | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Assembly-line methods | Automobiles--Drawings | Production and logistics | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Portraits | roup portraits | Photographs | Photographic prints | Design drawings 
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2Title:  Elwood Paul Engel papers, 1942-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1737 
 Creator:  Engel, Elwood Paul, 1917-1986 
 Abstract:  Elwood Paul Engel was a talented automotive designer who spent time at both Ford Motor Company and Chrysler. His papers include biographical material, drawings, clippings, awards and photographs of concept and production cars. 
 Subjects:  Engel, Elwood Paul, 1917-1986 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile drafting | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Drafting and industrial drawings | Fairlane automobile | Galaxie automobile | Industrial designers | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury automobile | Design drawings | Photographs | Photographic prints 
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3Title:  Don Chadwick Papers, 1972-2011 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2019.148 
 Creator:  Chadwick, Don, 1936- 
 Abstract:  Don Chadwick is one of the noted industrial designers on the Herman Miller team, responsible for projects like the Ergon and Aeron chairs in collaboration with Bill Stumpf, as well as the Chadwick Modular Seating system and the Ethospace system. Materials include project drawings, schematics, and reports, as well as 35mm slides and use test photographs. Extent: 22.6 cubic ft. (13 boxes, 35 rolls, 7 flat file drawers). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Chadwick, Don (Donald T.), 1936- | Kelley, Jack | Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006 | Chadwick Studio | Chadwick, Stumpf, and Associates | Forms+Surfaces, Inc. | Herman Miller Research Corporation | Herman Miller, Inc. | Chair design | Chairs (Furniture forms) | Ergonomics | Furniture | Furniture design | Human comfort | Industrial design | Office chairs | Office furniture | Office layout | Offices | Seating--Furniture | Hospitals--Furniture, equipment, etc. | United States, Los Angeles (California) | United States, Santa Monica (California) | United States, Zeeland (Michigan) | Advertisements | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Correspondence | Design drawings | Drawings | Film reels | Memorandums | Photographic prints | Posters | Promotional materials | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Technical drawings | Technical reports 
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4Title:  Bill Stumpf Papers, 1913-2006 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.141 
 Creator:  Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006 
 Abstract:  Bill Stumpf was an industrial designer who specialized in ergonomic chair and seating design. Working with the Herman Miller Research Corporation, he worked on the design of well-known ergonomic office chairs, including the Ergon and Aeron chairs. Stumpf's papers include drawings, correspondence, photographs, and other documents related to his design projects, as well as personal papers, publications, and memorabilia. 
 Subjects:  Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006 | Campbell, Kermit | Chadwick, Don, 1936- | Child, Julia | De Pree, Hugh | De Pree, Max | Kelley, Jack | Propst, Robert | Weber, Jeff | Chadwick, Stumpf, and Associates | Herman Miller Research Corporation | Herman Miller, Inc. | Sister Kenny Institute | Stumpf, Weber, and Associates | Walker Art Center | William Stumpf and Associates | Chair design | Chairs | Ergonomics | Furniture | Furniture design | Human comfort | Industrial design | Office chairs | Office furniture | Office layout | Offices | Seating--Furniture Hospitals--Furniture, equipment, etc. | United States, Ann Arbor (Michigan) | United States, Cannon Falls (Minnesota) | United States, Madison (Wisconsin) | United States, Minneapolis (Minnesota) | United States, Santa Monica (California) | United States, St. Croix Valley (Minnesota) | United States, St. Paul (Minnesota) | United States, Stockholm (Wisconsin) | United States, Winona (Minnesota) | Advertisements | Audiocassettes | Awards | Awards certificates | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Books | Brochures | Color negatives | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Correspondence | Design drawings | Drawings | DVDs | Financial records | Floppy disks | Magazines (periodicals) | Memorabilia | Memorandums | Negatives (photographs) | Patents | Periodicals | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Posters | Promotional materials | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Technical reports | Trade catalogs | Videocassettes 
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5Title:  Robert Propst Papers, 1952-1998 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.83 
 Creator:  Propst, Robert 
 Abstract:  This collection covers the professional and personal life of noted industrial designer Robert L. Propst. Propst is best known for his work with Herman Miller and for designing the "Action Office," an office furnishing system which became the basis for the modern cubicle. Materials include reports, design photographs, design drawings, and blueprints, as well as personal photographs, writings, and artwork. 
 Subjects:  Propst, Robert | De Pree, D.J. (Dirk Jan De Pree), 1891-1990 | De Pree, Hugh | De Pree, Max | Houy, Chuck (Charles) | Kelley, Jack | Stumpf, Bill (William) | Wodka, Michael (Mike) | Herman Miller, Inc. (HMI) | Herman Miller Research Corporation (HMRC) | Herman Miller Research & Design | Michigan State University | The Propst Company | Propst Design Company | Propst Forestry System Corporation (PFSC) | Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) | University of Massachusetts | Chairs | Children's furniture | Furniture | Furniture design | Furniture designers | Hospital beds | Industrial design | Living room furniture | Logging | Lumbering | Medical offices | Office chairs | Office furniture | Playground equipment | Seating (Furniture) | Travel | China | Japan | Tibet | United States, Ann Arbor (Michigan) | United States, Denver (Colorado) | United States, Redmond (Washington) | United States, Zeeland (Michigan) | Advertisements | Artwork | Audiocassettes | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Brochures | Calendars | Color negatives | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Design drawings | Drawings | Engineering drawings | Financial records | Floppy disks | Journals | Manuals | Microfiche | Microfilm | Negatives (photographic) | Pamphlets | Patents | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Portraits | Posters | Promotional materials | Publications | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Transparencies | Videocassettes 
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