Finding aid created by: TK/DLC
Date: Mar 1994
|9 Oct 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|April 2017||OS 1, 2 rehoused into 7 archival boxes; OS 29-30 moved to map-cases; inventory reordered alphabetically - MRC|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Moberg, Jerome E. (Jerome Emanuel), 1913-1993.|
|Title:||Jerome E. Moberg Papers|
|Dates:||1915-1993 (bulk: 1935-1975)|
|Quantity:||50 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American industrial designer (primarily of cutlery, bathroom fixtures and accessories, and toy airplanes). Collection includes correspondence and client files, drawings, product brochures, metal castings, and wood, metal, or plastic product samples of household knives, tableware, carving sets, and bathroom accessories. Also, personal memorabilia.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Jerome E. Moberg (1913-1992) was an American industrial designer. Born in Jamestown, New York, the son of a metal worker, "Jerry" Moberg attended Alfred University, the University of Chicago, and Lawrence Technical College in Detroit. Winner of four Good Design Awards, he designed hundreds of commercial products, working primarily for Robeson Cutlery Company in Perry, New York. His cutlery work, which won numerous prizes, included household knives, tableware, hunting knives, and carving sets; it was exhibited at the Brussells Worlds Fair in 1958 and today is represented in museums in Boston, Chicago, and New York. In later years he also designed for Bush Brothers Inc., creating plastic and light metal bathroom fixtures for Sears and for motel chains.
The Jerome E. Moberg Papers has received only preliminary processing. The collection contains business records; personal papers, memorabilia, design publications, and advertising clipping files; and metal castings and various wooden, metal, or plastic product samples.
The collection has received only preliminary processing and remains in the original folders and original order. Business records are alphabetical by client, job, or subject, as received.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has the papers of many important industrial designers, including Lurelle Guild, Arthur Pulos, Budd Steinhilber, Walter Dorwin Teague, John Vassos, and Russel Wright. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.
Moberg, Jerome E. (Jerome Emanuel), 1913-1993.
Cutlery -- Design and construction.
Industrial designers -- United States.
Interior decoration accessories -- Design and construction.
Kitchen utensils -- Design and construction.
Knives -- Design and construction.
Toys -- Design and construction.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Drawings (visual works)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Jerome E. Moberg Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Jerome E. Moberg.
Models and product samples
Technical drawings, artwork, and miscellany
|Box 1||AAMA - Bush Brothers|
|Box 2||Bush Brothers - Cutlery|
|Box 3||Cutting boards - Hume, Clement, Hume and Lee|
|Box 4||Ideas - Memcee|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous - Quotations|
|Box 6||Resumes - Samples|
|Box 7||Samples circa 1960s-1970s - industrial printed material|
|Box 8||Scale modeling - Wyandotte Toys|
|Box 9||Aetna - Laura (biographical information)|
|Box 10||M & T Brokerage - Utilities|
|Box 11||Design and industrial publications|
|Box 11||Advertising clipping file|
|Box 12||Address file|
|Box 12||Print blocks|
|Box 12||Memorabilia - tie clips, lighter, watches, pins, seal imprinter, paperweight, scissors, cufflinks|
|Models and product samples|
|Oversize 31||Bush Bros. plastic samples - hamper and bathroom fixtures|
|Oversize 3||Cooking utensils and pellet gun barrell|
|Box 14||Cutlery boards (wood), various|
|Box 15||Cutlery board and storage boxes (Robeson)|
|Box 19||Cutlery, plastic and wooden handled models|
|Box 18||Cutlery and utensils|
|Box 13||Metal castings and models|
|Box 16||Metal and glass fixture parts and samples|
|Oversize 1||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Oversize 2||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Oversize 32||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Oversize 33||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Oversize 34||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Box 20||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Box 21||Molded plastic samples - shutters, molding, edging, decorative panels, a few unidentifiable items|
|Technical drawings, artwork, and miscellany|
|Oversize 10||Aircraft designs 1930s|
|Oversize 11||Aircraft designs 1930s|
|Box 17||Bush Bros. papers and drawings|
|Oversize 5||Bush Bros. product designs and patent applications|
|Oversize 4||Drafting table drawing arm|
|Oversize 9||Early designs 1930s-1940s|
|Oversize 8||Personal memorabilia - juvenilia, family|
|Map-Case 139||Robeson Cutlery drawings 1957-1963|
|Map-Case 140||Robeson Cutlery drawings 1957-1963|
|Oversize 6||Robeson printed samples, ads, artwork 1950s-1960s|
|Oversize 7||Student artwork and early designs undated|
|Oversize 14||Technical drawings and artwork 1930s-1940s|
|Oversize 15||Technical drawings 1930s-1940s|
|Oversize 16||Technical drawings 1930s-1940s|
|Oversize 17||Technical drawings 1960s|
|Oversize 18||Technical drawings, Auburn College 1960s|
|Oversize 19||Technical drawings 1970s|
|Oversize 20||Technical drawings 1970-1972|
|Oversize 21||Technical drawings 1970-1972|
|Oversize 22||Technical drawings 1973|
|Oversize 23||Technical drawings 1974-1975|
|Oversize 24||Technical drawings 1974-1975|
|Oversize 25||Technical drawings 1976|
|Oversize 26||Technical drawings 1977, 1979|
|Oversize 27||Technical drawings 1980-1983|
|Oversize 28||Technical drawings, Auburn College 1960s|
|Oversize 13||Unidentified artwork undated|