Furniture industry and trade -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
This is a small collection, containing photocopies of Edward Comstock Corwin’s handwritten research notes on the history of the furniture industry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These notes include data points for Widdicomb Furniture Company, John Widdicomb Company, and the Widdicomb Mantel Company history. The source of the information is unknown.
Giacomo "Jack" Buzzitta (1910-1989) was a furniture designer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He designed for Stow & Davis for the majority of his career, from 1936 until his retirement in 1975. This collection includes furniture drawings and technical specifications completed by Buzzitta for Stow & Davis. Also included are catalogs and photographs relating to Stow & Davis, Widdicomb and Irwin furniture, as well as photographs from the periodical Good Furniture.
This is a devised collection that brings together small and unknown accessions of materials under this general topic. It also contains research materials identified by staff through reference requests, gathered together as biographical files or files on other topics, related specifically to the furniture designers of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Additional information on area furniture designers can also be found in many other GRPL archival collections.
This is a devised collection that brings together miscellaneous small and unknown accessions related to the Grand Rapids furniture industry. The collection includes photographs, drawings, graphic clippings, ephemera and other material. Some items relating to Michigan furniture companies are also included.