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A. Randall Vinitsky Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
LP000400
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Kathy Makas; encoded by Kathy Makas.
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1921 – 1956 (Creation)
  • 1924 – 1939 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.75 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (1 MB, 3 OS)

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    Material entirely in English.

  • Abstract

    A. Randall Vinitsky was an advertising artist active from the 1920s to 1950s. He began his career in Detroit at the Franklin Press, but moved on to Oklahoma City in 1920 to work for the Southwestern Advertising Company. He also owned his own company, Vinitsky Art Studio, and was known for creating movie displays at the Criterion and Capitol Theaters. In Oklahoma he belonged to the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, where he headed The Problem Pirates and the Gridiron Committee. In 1925 he moved back to Detroit, first working at Meinzinger Studios and then for Chrysler Corporation where he produced artwork for promotions from the 1930s to 1950s. The A. Randall Vinitsky collection includes correspondence, newsletters, flyers and articles from Vinitsky's membership in the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, and samples of his work in advertising and also movie posters and promotions in Oklahoma City from the 1920s. It also includes sales promotions, pamphlets, and ads for Chrysler from the 1930s to 1950s. Of particular note are the war production and war bond propaganda posters he created in the 1940s for use in Chrysler factories. Produced for the Labor-Management Committee and directed at war plant workers, the collection contains black-and-white reproductions and preliminary sketches of the original silk-screened color posters.

  • Location

    4W-A-1(5)

  • Acquisition

    Materials were donated to the Reuther Library by Ms. Vinitsky on July 17, 1970.

  • Processing History

    Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Makas on February 8, 2011.

  • Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Use

    Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

  • Citation Style

    "A. Randall Vinitsky Papers, Box [#], Folder [#], Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University"

  • Related Material

    1. UAW Chrysler Department Records

    2. UAW Local 7 Records

  • History

    A. Randall Vinitsky was an advertising artist active from the 1920s to 1950s. He began his career in Detroit at the Franklin Press, but moved on to Oklahoma City in 1920 to work for the Southwestern Advertising Company. He also owned his own company, Vinitsky Art Studio, and was known for creating movie displays at the Criterion and Capitol Theaters. In Oklahoma he belonged to the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, where he headed The Problem Pirates and the Gridiron Committee. In 1925 he moved back to Detroit, first working at Meinzinger Studios and then for Chrysler Corporation where he produced artwork for promotions from the 1930s to 1950s.

  • Scope and Content

    The A. Randall Vinitsky collection includes correspondence, newsletters, flyers and articles from Vinitsky's membership in the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, and samples of his work in advertising and also movie posters and promotions in Oklahoma City from the 1920s. It also includes sales promotions, pamphlets, and ads for Chrysler from the 1930s to 1950s. Of particular note are the war production and war bond propaganda posters he created in the 1940s for use in Chrysler factories. Produced for the Labor-Management Committee and directed at war plant workers, the collection contains black-and-white reproductions and preliminary sketches of the original silk-screened color posters

  • Arrangement of the Papers

    Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are primarily arranged in their original order as they were found in bound scrapbooks.

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