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1Title:  Herman Miller collection, 1923-2006 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  89.177 
 Creator:  Herman Miller, Inc. 
 Abstract:  Herman Miller, Inc. is a furniture company based in Zeeland, Michigan. The collection is primarily comprised of trade catalogs, product literature, and publications documenting the furniture, its designers, and the company's history. 
 Subjects:  Chadwick, Don, 1936- | Eames, Charles, 1907-1978 | Eames, Ray, 1912-1988 | Girard, Alexander, 1907-1993 | Nelson, George, 1908-1986 | Propst, Robert, 1921- | Rohde, Gilbert, 1894-1944 | Stumpf, William, 1936- | Herman Miller, Inc. | Herman Miller, Inc.--History | Furniture | Furniture--Marketing | Furniture design | Furniture designers | Office furniture | Sales promotion | Oral histories | Trade catalogs | Microfiche | Color transparencies | Floppy disks | Videocassettes | Audiocassettes | Audio tape | Photographic negatives | Optical disks | Compact discs 
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2Title:  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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3Title:  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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4Title:  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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5Title:  Research Center General Advertisement Collection, 1850-2019 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  RC.50 
 Creator:  Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  The General Advertisement Collection is an intentionally assembled collection which contains advertising tear sheets, advertising proof sheets, and advertisements clipped from periodicals on a variety of subjects. The material is arranged alphabetically by subject. The Clothing and Dress and Office Furniture subjects are heavily represented in the collection. 
 Subjects:  Advertising, Newspaper | Advertising, Magazine | Advertising agencies | Agricultural machinery | Agricultural implements | Airlines | Airplanes | Alcoholic beverages | Antifreeze solutions | Antiseptics | Automobiles--Bodies | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobiles--Motors | Automobiles--Tires | Automobiles--Transmission devices | Rental automobiles | Automobiles--Models | Beverages | Bicycles | Blacksmithing | Boat trailers | Boilers | Books | Bookbinders | Bookbinding | Boots | Bottle feeding | Building materials | Bus lines | Business consultants | Candy | Cereals, Prepared | Child car seats | Cigarettes | Cleaning compounds | Clocks and watches | Clothing and dress | Combs | Concrete | Condiments | Corsets | Cosmetics | Dental hygiene | Dietary supplements | Drugs | Dyes and dyeing | Firearms | Floor coverings | Food | Fuel | Furnaces | Furniture | Gasoline | Glassware | Hats | Household appliances | Hydraulic motors | Hypnotism | Insurance | Ironwork | Jewelry | Lawn mowers | Lighting | Lubricating oils | Machine shops | Machinery | Marine engines | Matches | Mattresses | Meat | Medical instruments and apparatus | Millstones | Airplanes--Models | Motion pictures | Music publishing | Musical instruments | Neckties | Newspapers | Ocean liners | Office furniture | Packaging | Paint | Paper | Patent lawyers | Patent medicines | Periodicals | Petroleum products | Pharmaceutical industry | Phonograph | Photography | Plumbing--Equipment and supplies | Printing | Printing presses | Radio--Receivers and reception | Railroads | Razors | Refrigerators | Safes | Sanatoriums | Scales (Weighing instruments) | Sculpture | Seeds | Sewing--Equipment and supplies | Sewing machines | Shoes | Silverware | Soap | Soap box derbies | Soups | Spark plugs. | Stationery | Steam-engines | Stoves | Electric railroads--Cars | Sweeteners | Textile fabrics | Tobacco | Tools | Tourism | Toys | Travel agents | Typewriters | Typewriting | Underwear | Wheelchairs | Windows | World War, 1914-1918--War Bonds and Funds | Writing--Materials and instruments | Herman Miller, Inc. | Advertisments | proofs | tear sheets 
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