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C. Stowe Myers Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Myers, C. Stowe (Charles Stowe).
Title: C. Stowe Myers Papers
Inclusive Dates: before 1997
Quantity: 8 linear ft.
Abstract: Career synopsis and obituaries, photo prints, correspondence, manuals, plumbing designs, posters, renderings and other materials of the American industrial designer.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Charles Stowe Myers (1906-1995) was an American industrial designer. Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930 and went to work for Norman bel Geddes in 1932. In 1934 he joined Walter Dorwin Teague; while with Teague he worked on exhibits for the New York World's Fair (1939-1940) as well as several military designs. In 1950 he joined Raymond Loewy and by 1952 was managing Loewy's Chicago office. In 1954 he left to open his own firm, Stowe Myers Design, in Evanston, Illinois. Between 1954 and 1970 the firm's projects ranged from Tinkertoy packaging to exhibits at the 1959 International Trade Fair in Casablanca. Myers was a founding member of the the West Coast Chapter of the Society of Industrial Designers and active in SID's New York and Chicago chapters as well. After retiring in 1976 he turned to painting, and was named official artist of the US Air Force in 1978.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The C. Stowe Myers Papers consists of career information, obituaries, correspondence, manuals, photographs, plumbing designs, posters, project files, renderings, slides and much other material.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Myers, C. Stowe (Charles Stowe).

Corporate Bodies

Industrial Designers Society of America.


Industrial design -- United States.
Industrial designers -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Slides (photographs)


Industrial designers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

C. Stowe Myers Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Myers, 1997.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 22 Mar 2010
Revision history:

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An inventory has not yet been created for this collection. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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