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Guide to the Kim Hoffmann Photograph Collection
1937-1980 (bulk 1949-1960)
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Series IV: Publicity and Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

Series IV. is divided into three subseries: Articles by Hoffmann and Heidrich, Articles about Hoffmann and Heidrich, and Other Publicity and Correspondence. Some of these articles are enlarged and laminated on 18 x 11 inch boards, possibly for display.

Articles by Hoffman and Heidrich include several series of advice articles written by the pair for design trade magazines. The subseries also includes a few articles written solely by Kim Hoffmann.

Articles about Hoffman and Heidrich hail from trade publications, newspapers, and foreign periodicals. Articles which refer to individual commissions have been filed with other material relating to that commission. Those here are either general articles about the firm's design ideas, or discuss commissions not represented in the client files in the preceding series.

Other Publicity and Correspondence includes postcards sent to Hoffmann, flyers for Hoffmann's interior decorating classes at the New School, as well as several letters of reference written by psychoanalysts in support of Hoffmann's educational venture. "Your course should help your students to avoid unnecessary anxieties and compulsions which so frequently occur in the act of planning one's home," wrote Dr. Edith Jacobsen. It is likely that Hoffmann used these letters to assure students of the benefits of studying interior design with him.

Articles by Hoffman and Heidrich

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Folder : Articles by Hoffman

General note

See: Box 10, Folder 186

1952-1963
Box: Folder : Articles by Hoffman and Heidrich in Display World

General note

See: Box 10, Folder 187

Dec. 1949-Oct. 1952
Box: Folder : Articles by Hoffman and Heidrich in Playthings

General note

See: Box 10, Folder 188

Sep. 1955
Box: 8 Folder : 145 Articles by Hoffman and Heidrich in Sales Talk: A Digest of the Best in Selling
Apr. 1950-Mar. 1951
Box: Folder : Articles by Hoffman and Heidrich - Miscellaneous

General note

See: Box 10, Folder 189

1951-1953

Articles About Hoffmann and Heidrich

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Folder : In Interiors & Industrial Design

General note

See: Box 10, Folder 190

Feb. 1946
Box: Folder : In Vogue

General note

See: Box 10, Folder 191

Oct. 1947
Box: Folder : Miscellaneous

General note

See: Box 10, Folders 192-193

1947-1970

Other Publicity and Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 146 New School of Social Research class bulletins
1965-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 147 Letters from psychoanalysts, re: Hoffmann's classes at NSSR
1973
Box: 8 Folder : 148 Postcards sent to Hoffmann
1961, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 149 Unused letterhead
1940s and later

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