Collection inventory

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Seymour Lavitt Collection

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: DGI/MM
Date: 2006

Revision history:
Feb 2009 converted to EAD (MRC)
Jun 2009 film located (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lavitt, Seymour.
Title: Seymour Lavitt Collection
Dates: Undated
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Collection consists of copies of the "Fundamentals of Plastics" resource materials; slides from "Injection Molding" and "Fundamentals" (two lectures given by Lavitt); correspondence about Plastics Fair, 1992-1993; and brochures of Plastics Design/Development Associates; film.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Seymour Lavitt, of Rockville, CT was an educator in the field of plastics. He taught the fundamentals of plastics from "The Plastics Seminars" of Hingham, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Seymour Lavitt Collection consists of plastics education material (copies of the "Fundamentals of Plastics" resource materials, slides from "Injection Molding" and "Fundamentals" (two lectures given by Lavitt), and a film) and professional papers (correspondence about Plastics Fair, 1992-1993 and brochures of Plastics Design/Development Associates).

Arrangement of the Collection



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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous holdings in the areas of plastics and industrial design. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Lavitt, Seymour -- Archives.

Corporate Bodies

Plastics Design/Development Associates.


Plastics -- Study and teaching.
Plastics industry and trade.

Genres and Forms

Slides (photographs)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Seymour Lavitt Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from National Plastics Center and Museum, 11/06/2008. Originally, gift of Mrs. Seymour Lavitt.

Table of Contents

Plastics education

Professional papers


Plastics education
Box 1 Fundamentals of Plastics resource materials
Box 1 Lecture notes
Box 2 Lecture 1: Injection molding (32 slides)
Box 2 Lecture 2: Fundamentals (87 slides)
Box 2 Other (243 slides)
Film, title unknown (1 reel)
Professional papers
Box 1 Brochures from plastics design/ development associates
Box 1 Correspondence regarding his attendance at Plastics Fair, 1992-1993