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  • George Backhouse, chief executive officer for the Festival of Britain, papers, 1949 - 1952.

    Joyce Badrocke, textiles designer, papers, ca.1940 – ca.1980.

  • Bernhard Baer, print director, papers, 1947 - 1985.
  • The Bag, Boilerhouse Project exhibition, 1985, bags, ca.1985.

    Thomas Balston, research papers on John Martin, papers, ca.1818 – ca.1966.

  • Basil E.E. Barber, stained glass artist and designer, papers, 1920 - 1992.
  • John Barnes, product designer, papers, 1928 - 1989.

    O.M. Bayles, advertising artist and textile designer, textile designs, ca.1938 - 1950.

  • Cecil Beaton, illustrator, photographer and stage designer, scrapbooks, 1922 - 1980.
  • Joseph Bell & Son, stained glass designer and manufacturer, records, ca.1840 - 1998.
  • D. Bianco & Sons Ltd, furniture manufacturer, records, ca.1930 - 1970.
  • Biba, fashion retailer and department store, records, ca.1970 - 1994.

    Kenneth Bird (Fougasse), comic artist, papers, 1916-1964.

  • Bird Iles Ltd, furniture designer and interior decorator, records, 1928 - 1962.
  • Misha Black, exhibition and industrial designer, architect, papers, 1922 - 1978.

    Muriel Blackett, slides and papers relating to Ervin Bossanyi, ca.1940 - 1995.

  • 'Blitz', lifestyle magazine, records, 1979 - 1991.
  • Charlotte Bondy, aluminium foil packaging designer, papers, ca.1925 - 1984.
  • Ervin Bossanyi, stained glass artist and designer, papers, ca.1920 - ca.1997.
  • Dorothea Braby, graphic artist and illustrator, papers, 1928 - 1988.
  • Beth Brett, knitwear designer, papers, 1970 – 2001.

    British Art in Industry, Royal Academy, 1935, photographs, ca.1935.

  • British Display Society, records, ca.1887 - ca.2008.
  • British Institute of Interior Design, records, 1899 - 1987.
  • British Library, dust jacket collection, ca.1920 - ca.1955.
  • Loulou Brown, fashion illustrator, papers, 1916 - 1950.
  • Anton Leone Bulletti, decorator and woodcarver, papers, 1850 - 1890.

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C

  • Georg Calmann, furniture designer and framemaker, papers, ca.1930 - 1939.
  • Eileen Calvert, knitter and needlewoman, collection, ca.1930 - 1986.

    Michael Cardew, studio potter, papers, 1901 – 1983

    Roy Carnon, artist and illustrator, records, ca.1940 – ca.1990

  • Central Institute of Art and Design, records, ca.1940 - ca.1950.
  • Central Office of Information, Festival of Britain negatives and photographs, 1948 - 1951.
  • Ceramic Contemporaries, National Association for Ceramics in Higher Education/Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, 1993, collection, 1987 - 1993.
  • Ceramic designs, albums, ca.1912 - 1920.
  • Helen Chadwick, artist, Oval Court project papers, ca.1986.
  • Heather Child, calligrapher, heraldic and botanical artist, papers, ca.1920s - 1980s.

    Gerald Cinamon, graphic designer, papers, ca.1960 - 1985

  • Kenneth Clark, furniture photographer, papers, 1947 - 1988.
  • Clark & Fenn Ltd, interior designers and plasterers, records, ca.1930s.
  • J. Clarke, furniture manufacturer, records, 1916 - 1996.
  • Sylvia Clarke, textile designer, papers, 1935 - ca.1995.

    Alec Cobbe, artist and interior designer, records, ca.1945 - ca.2000.

  • Frederick W. Cole, stained glass artist and designer, papers, 1938 - 1998
  • The Computer Arts Society: records, ca.1960s – ca.1980s.
  • William Comyns and Sons Ltd, manufacturing silversmiths, records, 1896 - 1987.
  • Contemporary Applied Arts, records, 1964 - 1989.

    Frank Coomber, head of studio at S.H.Benson, papers, ca.1929 – ca.1969.

  • Corgi Books, publishing house, artwork, ca.1969 - 1972.

    John Cornforth, historian of interiors, papers, ca.1950 – 2003.

  • Council for the Care of Churches, Church of England General Synod advisory body, records, 1915 - 1972.
  • Courtaulds plc, textile manufacturers, design library, 1820 - 1977.
  • Thomas Cowell, stained glass artist and designer, papers, ca.1880 - 1985.
  • Crafts Council, records, 1960 - 1998.
  • Edith Crapper, illustrator and miniaturist, papers, 1910 - 1980.
  • Antony Croghan, librarian, collection, ca.1982 - 1994.
  • Crown Suppliers, producer and supplier of furniture for the public service, records, ca.1930 - ca.1990.
  • Madame Crystal Ltd and A. Tugendhat, glove maker; yarn importer, records, 1928 - 1990.

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D

  • Elizabeth Davenport, knitwear designer, papers, 1937 - 1988.
  • Bill Davis, director of the Firework Co. and Sultan Pyrotechnics, papers, ca.1982 - ca.1987.
  • Vera Dawkins, trade historian, collection, 1973 - 1988.
  • Nelson and Edith Dawson, silversmiths and decorative artists, papers, 1822 - 1939.
  • Lucienne and Robin Day, textile and wallpaper designer; industrial, interior and furniture designer, papers, 1940-2005..
  • De Beyne, furniture manufacturer, records, 1933 - 1960.

    Denman and Goddard, gengleman’s tailors, records, 1883 – 1997.

  • Design and Industries Association, records, 1887 - 2003.
  • Vic Duppa-Whyte, paper engineer, papers, ca.1940 - 1986.

    Leslie Durbin, silversmith, papers, 1929 - 2004.

  • J.H.V.Dyer, furniture and interior designer, draughtsman, papers, ca.1822 - ca.1904.

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E

  •  Eagle Transfers Ltd, transfer manufacturer, records, ca.1920 – 1970s.

    Hugh Easton, stained glass artist and designer, papers, ca.1930 - 1978.

    Frederick Charles Eden, architect and stained glass designer, designs, ca. 1909 - ca.1944

  • Arthur Cecil and Clara Cary Edwards, oriental carpet researchers, papers, ca.1940 - 1957.

    Oskar Ehrenzweig, textiles designer, 1921 – 1965.

  • Elkington & Company Ltd, metalwork manufacturer and electroplater, records, 1829 - ca.1968.
  • Edwin Embleton, commercial and graphic designer, Ministry of Information collection, 1939 - 1945.
  • AAD Ephemera, exhibition, high street trawl and thematic ephemera, 1885 - current.
  • European Commission for the Promotion of Silk, photographs, ca.1970 - 1976.

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F

  • Edwin Fagg, illustrator, papers, ca.1885 - 1939.
  • Harold Felber, fashion designer, papers, ca.1950 - ca.1989.
  • Festival of Britain, records and photographs, 1949 - 1951.
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay, artist, designer and poet, Peterhead Power Station scheme photographs and publication, 1978.
  • Hartwig Fischel, architect, collection, 1829 - ca.1928.
  • Mavis FitzRandolph, quilting researcher, papers, 1935 - 1960.
  • Ronald Fleming, interior decorator, papers, 1915 - 1976.
  • William Russell Flint, artist, papers, 1902 - 1970.
  • Oliver Ford, interior decorator, papers, ca.1950 - 1992.
  • Moira Forsyth, stained glass artist and designer, papers, 1877 - 1989.

    Fortnum and Mason, department store, photographs and slides, ca.1990s.

  • George Frampton, sculptor, papers, 1837 - 1975.
  • Eric Fraser, graphic artist and illustrator, papers, ca.1915 - 1980s.
  • John French, fashion photographer, papers, ca.1948 - 1985.

    Klaus Friedeberger, graphic designer and artist, papers, ca. 1940 – 2003.

  • G.T. Friend, engravers, glass negatives, ca.1920 - ca.1969.
  • Paul Frith, fashion designer, collection, 1980 - 1989.

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G

  • A.W. Gamage Ltd, department store, records, ca.1813 - 1942.

    John Starkie Gardner, metalworker, ca.1880 – ca.1920

  • Ethel Garnham, crocheter, knitter and seamstress, collection, ca.1930 - 1951.
  • Garrard & Co. Ltd, crown jewellers, records, 1735 - 1949.
  • David Gentleman, artist, Eleanor Cross murals project papers, 1940 - 1950.

    Herbert E. Gibbs, furniture manufacturers, records, 1930s – 1960s.

    Glove patterns, the gift of an anonomous donor.

    Barbara Goalen, fashion model, papers, 1947 - 1985.

    Godman and Rabey, jewellers, records and designs, 1928 - 1980.

  • E.W. Godwin, furniture and stage designer, architect, papers, 1844 - 1888.
  • Golden Cockerel Press, publisher, albums, 1933 - 1947.
  • Rita Gooday, textile designer, album, ca.1920 - 1935.
  • Gordon Fraser Gallery Ltd, books and greetings cards publisher, book division records, ca.1968 - 1988.
  • Husey Gould, illustrator, album, 1903 - 1904.
  • Sheffield Grace, antiquarian, collection, ca.1819 - 1827.
  • Cuthbert Grasemann, amateur artist, sketches, 1906 - 1957.
  • Eileen Gray, architect, furniture and interior designer, papers, 1913 - 1974.
  • Milner Gray, industrial, exhibition and graphic designer, papers, ca.1910 - ca. 1995.

    Felicity Green, fashion journalist, press cutting albums, 1960 - 1972.

  • Green images: posters and printed ephemera, Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, 1992, collection, 1980 - 1992.
  • Ronald Grierson, textile designer, papers, 1932 - 1986.
  • Rosemary Grimble, illustrator, drawings, 1948 - 1988.
  • Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, a society of Catholic craftsmen, records, 1911 - 1990.

    Richard Guyatt, graphic designer, papers, ca. 1914 – 2000.

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H

  • William Snelling Hadaway, jewellery and metalwork designer, papers, ca.1900 - 1935.
  • A. Haines & Son, textile designers, designs, ca.1950 - 1960.
  • Elizabeth Hake, quilting researcher, papers, 1929 - 1970.
  • Ursula Hamilton, advertising photographer, papers, ca.1950 - 1989.
  • Sidney William Hamlyn, lighting designer, papers, 1876 - 1966.
  • David Harman Powell, plastics designer, papers, ca.1950 - 1990.

    David Harris, graphic designer, papers, ca.1940 – ca.1989.

  • Ron Harris, pyrotechnophile, collection, ca.1904 - 1989.
  • Heal and Son Holdings plc., bedding and furniture manufacturer and retailer, records, 1810 - 2010.
  • Ernest Heasman, stained glass artist and designer, papers, 1880 - 1928.
  • Ronald Heggs, flooring designer, designs and scrapbooks, ca.1930 - ca.1969.
  • David Hicks, interior and textile designer, papers, ca.1960 - 1973.
  • George Him, illustrator, graphic and exhibition designer, papers, 1919 - 1986.
  • Holland and Sons Ltd, cabinet makers and upholsterers, records, 1821 - 1968.

    Charles Holme, textiles manufacturer, entrepreneur, founder of The Studio magazine, papers ca.1873 – 1924.

  • Stewart Home, writer on underground art, papers, 1984 - ca.1998.

    Household Choices, Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, 1990, research material, 1989 – 1990.

  • Barbara Hulanicki, fashion designer, papers, 1980 - 1986.
  • W. Gordon Hunton, textile designer, records, 1903 - 1944.

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I

  • Isobel, fashion designer, papers, 1925 - 1969.

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J

  • G. Jackson & Sons Ltd, decorative plasterers, records, 1838 - 1978.

    Gervase Jackson- Stops, architectural historian, papers, ca. 1972 - 1995.

  • Japan Festival 1991 Ltd, records, ca.1986 - 1992.
  • Francis Johnston, needlework pattern designer, papers, ca.1904 - ca.1962.
  • Ramah Judah, embroiderer and knitter, collection, 1918 - ca.1949.
  • Jan Juta, mural designer and painter, papers, ca.1920 - 1972.

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K

  • E.McKnight Kauffer, commercial designer and illustrator, collection, 1913 - 1950.
  • C.E. Kempe & Co. Ltd, stained glass artists and church furnishings designers, records, 1810 - 1950.
  • Sean Kenny, film and stage production designer, architect, designs and press cuttings, ca.1960 - ca.1969.

    Knitting, Lace and Net Industry Training Board, publications, 1970 - 1988.

  • Adam Kossowski, mural designer and painter, papers, 1940 - 1992.
  • Krazy Kat Arkive of Twentieth Century Popular Culture, Eduardo Paolozzi’s collection, ca.1900 - ca.1997.

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L

  • Eric Lucking, window dresser, papers, 1936 - 1984.
  • Mark Luker, fashion designer and illustrator, papers, ca.1919 - 1972.
  • Dora Lunn, potter, papers, 1899 - 1950.

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M

  • Dorothy Mahoney, calligrapher, papers: ca.1917 - 2012.

    George Malyard, hatter, records, 1960 - 1985.

    Romek Marber, graphic designer, papers, 1950s - 1980s.

  • Francis Marshall, fashion and social illustrator, papers, 1868 - 1986.

    Enid Marx, artist and designer, papers, ca.1895 – 1976.

  • Heber Mathews, potter, papers, 1945 - 1959.

    Roger Mayne, photographer, press cutting albums, 1951 - 1989.

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O

  • Oppitz Jewellers, jewellery designers, albums, ca.1890.

    Oriental Ceramic Society, records, 1921 - 2014.

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P

  • Padgett and Braham Ltd., manufacturering silversmiths, records, 1874 - 2006.

    Kineton Parkes, sculpture researcher, papers, ca.1920 - ca.1929.

  • Ronald Paterson, fashion designer, papers, ca.1950 - ca.1970.
  • Wyndham Payne, book illustrator and commercial artist, papers, 1906 - 1970.
  • David Peace, glass engraver, papers, 1935 - 1992.

    Suzanne Perkins, art director, The Woman’s Press, papers, 1977 – 1991.

    Perry & Co, chandelier makers, records, ca.1822 – ca.1925.

  • Chris Philip, pyrotechnist, collection, 1892 - 1988.
  • Roger Phillips, writer and photographer, papers, 1968 - 1974.
  • Paul Peter Piech, graphic artist, papers, 1940 - 1996.
  • Charles Pierce, book illustrator and graphic designer, papers, 1934 - 1974.
  • Pilot Fashions, ladieswear designers and wholesalers, fashion sketches and press cutting albums, 1940 - 1962.
  • Porgy and Bess, film production, records, ca.1958 - 1962.
  • Thea Porter, fashion designer, papers, ca.1960 - 1989.
  • Portland Outfitters, hosiers and outfitters, records, 1896 - 1962.
  • James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd, glass manufacturer, stained glass department records and sketchbooks, 1845 - 1973.

    Patric Prince, art historian and collector of computer art, papers, 1953 – 2005.

  • 'Print Quarterly', records, 1982 - 2010.
  • Edward Pyke, wax sculpture researcher, papers, ca.1963 - 1995.
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Q

  • Queensberry Hunt Partnership, ceramics and tableware design consultancy, records, ca.1956 - 2005.

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R

  • Seymour Rabinovitch, designs and papers relating to collection of fish slices, ca.1988 – 2004.

    Race Furniture Ltd, furniture manufacturer, albums, 1945 - 1972.

    George Ramon, architect, interior and stage designer, papers, ca.1950 – ca.1980.

  • B.M. Ray, ladies hairdressers’, sketches, ca.1910 - ca.1940.
  • Reginald Reeve-Cox, advertising agent and copywriter, album, 1920 - 1925.
  • Paul Reilly, design administrator, papers, ca.1920 - ca.1989.
  • Albert Edward Richardson, architect, lantern slides collection, 1885 - 1940.
  • Wilfred Richardson, furniture designer, papers, ca.1900 - 1950.
  • G. Riom, artist, prints, ca.1900.
  • Ritva / Mike Ross / Ritva Ross, knitwear designers, records, ca.1960 - 2001.
  • Romano’s hairdressers, ledger, 1908 – 1914. 

    Sigrid Roesen, editor and fashion illustrator, papers, ca.1930 - 1971.

  • Royal College of Art, Department of Design Research, records, ca.1960 - 1986.
  • Royal Institute of Oil Painters, records, 1882 - 1997.
  • Royal Society of British Artists, records, 1823 - 1985.

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S

  • Samuel Johnson & Sons (London) Ltd, button manufacturer and retailer, records, ca.1920 - 1980.
  • Bertha Sander, interior designer, papers, 1917 - ca.1963.

    Daphne Sanderson, textles designer, papers, ca.1956 – ca.1980.

  • Eve Sandford, knitting designer, albums, 1961 - 1969.
  • Laurence Scarfe, painter and graphic designer, papers, 1935-1989.
  • Hans Schleger, corporate, exhibition and graphic designer, collection, ca.1950 - ca.2013

    Pat Schleger, graphic designer, records, 1977-1996.

  • Gaby Schreiber, consultant designer for industry, papers, ca.1940 - 1991.

    Leslie Schreyer, ephemera collection, ca.1895 – 1976.

  • Christien Sell, furniture designer, papers, ca.1960 - ca.1975.
  • Sewing patterns, collection, 1933 - 1990.
  • Harold Shelton, art college principal and artist, papers 1949 - ca.1989.
  • Michael Sherard, dress designer, press cutting books, 1947 - 1983.
  • John Shipley, graphic design lecturer, collection, ca.1950 - 1959.
  • Silhouette (Salop) Ltd, sportswear, swimwear and underwear manufacturer, marketing records, 1957 - ca.1989.
  • R.B. Simpson & Co. Ltd, furniture manufacturer, designs, ca.1930 - 1939.
  • Franz Singer, architect, artist and interior designer, papers, 1913 - 1950.
  • Birgit Skiöld, printer, papers, 1923 - 1993.
  • W.J. Sloggett & Sons, woodcarvers, records, ca.1920 - ca.1940.
  • Society for Italic Handwriting, records, 1937 - 1985.
  • Society of Designer-Craftsmen, records, 1886 - 1984.
  • Society of Scribes and Illuminators, records, 1921 - 1964.
  • Society of Women Artists, records, 1857 - 2005.

    Bill Stair, illustrator and film designer, papers, ca. 1970s.

  • Staples & Co. Ltd, furniture manufacturer, records, 1893 - 1985.
  • Frederick Starke, fashion designer and promoter, press cuttings, 1949 - 1969.
  • Jean Stehr, ornamental hairstyle designer, albums, ca.1893 - 1901.
  • John Stephen, fashion designer, papers, ca.1955 - ca.1980.
  • Alfred Stevens, painter and sculptor, collection, ca.1830 - 1875.
  • Marie Stevenson, needlework teacher, record books, 1950 - 1973.
  • Victor Stiebel, fashion designer, press cutting albums, 1932 - 1963.
  • R.E. Stone, silversmith, papers, 1924 - 1983.
  • Walter Strachan, art lecturer and writer, collection, ca.1950 - 1970.
  • Olive Sullivan, interior designer, editor of House and Garden, papers, ca.1930 - 1995.

     Elizabeth Suter, fashion illustrator and lecturer, papers, ca.1960 – ca.1980.

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T

  • R.W. Taylor, plaster modeller and woodcarver, papers, 1905 - 1923.
  • John Templeton Ltd, button manufacturer, button samples and designs, ca.1930 - ca.1960s.

    Textiles sample book, 1856 – 1857.

  • Reginald Till, tile designer, papers, 1927 - 1948.
  • Tom Smith Group Ltd, cracker and novelty manufacturer, records, 1875 - 1998.
  • A tonic to the nation: the Festival of Britain, 1951, Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, 1976, collection, 1950 - 1951.

    Charles Harrison Townsend, architect and designer, papers, 1806 – ca.2003.

  • Marjorie Trueman, friend of Tim Osborne, papers, 1928 - 1992.

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  • John Vere Brown, painter, writer and photographer, papers, ca.1960 - ca.2000.

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W

  • Robina Wallis, second hand clothes dealer, papers, 1927 - 1959.

    John Wallond, furniture and interior designer, papers, 1919 – 1992.

  • Allan Walton, interior and textile designer, papers, ca.1904 - 1955.

    George Walton, architect and designer, papers, ca.1920 – 2003.

  • 'The Way We Live Now: Designs for Interiors, 1950 to the Present Day', Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, 1978 - 1979, manufacturers’ catalogues collection, 1954 - 1978.

    Philip Webb, architect, records, ca.1831 - 1997.

  • Percy A. Wells, lantern slide collection, ca.1950s.
  • 'Wish You Were Here: The Printed Seaside', Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, 1991, collection, 1980 - 1991.
  • 'World Advertising Review', records, 1964 - 1979.
  • House of Worth Ltd and Paquin Ltd, couture houses, drawings and photographs, 1889 - ca.1952.

    Arthur Wragg, artist, papers, ca.1920 – 1991.

  • Leo Wyatt, engraver and designer, papers, 1843 - ca.1998.

    Hayward Walter Young and Arthur Robert Young, commercial artists and graphic designers, records, ca.1990 - ca.1940

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