Hugh Acton papers: 1955-2014 (bulk 1960s-1970s)
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Title: Hugh Acton papers
Creator: Acton, Hugh.
Inclusive dates: 1955-2014
Bulk dates: 1960s-1970s
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (in 4 boxes)
Extent: 1 oversize folder
Extent: 209.4 MB (online)
Hugh Acton (1925-), the "Cowboy-Designer," was a furniture designer, specializing in mid-century modern furniture, and artist in Augusta, Mich. He is best-known for his 1973 Acton Stacker chair for American Seating, as well as for his 1954 Suspended Beam Bench. This collection includes a brief history of the designer through articles and resumes, with a primary focus on his designs--including photographs (with negatives, transparencies, and online), catalog information, sketches, and design boards for his various furniture designs.
Call number: 2013152 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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Finding aid created by Patricia Ryan and Michael Shallcross, November-December 2013