Creator
Baron, Bill
Size
1.4 linear feet (1 box, 3 flat folders)
Call number
MC 00607
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

The Bill Baron Papers contain design sketches, photographs, architectural drawings, correspondence, and slides that relate to some of the graphic design, industrial design, and landscape architecture work that Bill Baron completed in the 1960s while he was a professor at the North Carolina State University School (now College) of Design. Work that is particulary well documented is Baron's design of the Tallywood Shopping Center sign and canopy in Fayetteville, and his design of the Aqua-Aid flotation device. The papers also relate to Baron's work on such notable projects as the North Carolina State Capital Plan, the Fayetteville Market Square, and the Whispering Pines Village. Baron worked on the Tallywood Shopping Center with landscape architect Richard Bell and architects MacMillan and MacMillan; on the North Carolina State Capital Plan with landscape architect Lewis Clarke; and on the Market Square development and Whispering Pines Village with landscape architect Richard Moore.

Bill Baron was born in Chicago and studied Industrial Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Baron taught Industrial Design at North Carolina State University's School (now College) of Design in the 1960s, when the school was led by Dean Henry Kamphoefner. Baron is nationally recognized for his art, which has been displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and at the North Carolina Museum of Art. He is also an award-winning editorial cartoonist. Baron worked in New York City for 25 years, in a career devoted to product design, invention, and marketing.

Biographical/historical note

Bill Baron was born in Chicago and studied Industrial Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Baron taught Industrial Design at North Carolina State University's School (now College) of Design in the 1960s, when the school was led by Dean Henry Kamphoefner. Baron is nationally recognized for his art, which has been displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and at the North Carolina Museum of Art. He is also an award-winning editorial cartoonist. Baron worked in New York City for 25 years, in a career devoted to product design, invention, and marketing.

Scope/content

The Bill Baron Papers contain design sketches, photographs, architectural drawings, correspondence, and slides that relate to some of the graphic design, industrial design, and landscape architecture work that Bill Baron completed in the 1960s while he was a professor at the North Carolina State University School (now College) of Design. Work that is particulary well documented is Baron's design of the Tallywood Shopping Center sign and canopy in Fayetteville, and his design of the Aqua-Aid flotation device. The papers also relate to Baron's work on such notable projects as the North Carolina State Capital Plan, the Fayetteville Market Square, and the Whispering Pines Village. Baron worked on the Tallywood Shopping Center with landscape architect Richard Bell and architects MacMillan and MacMillan; on the North Carolina State Capital Plan with landscape architect Lewis Clarke; and on the Market Square development and Whispering Pines Village with landscape architect Richard Moore.

All project slides are located in Box 1, Slidebox 1. The reference legends for those slides, created by Bill Baron and organized by project, are located in Box 1, Folder 9.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by project.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bill Baron Papers, MC 00607, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Bill Baron, 2016 September (Accession 2016.0277).

Processing information

Processed by: Lindsey Naylor and Gwynn Thayer; machine-readable finding aid created by: Lindsey Naylor and Gwynn Thayer, 2016 November.

Aqua-Aid Photos and Promotional Materials 1960s
Box 1, Folder 1
Aqua-Aid Design Sketches 1960s
Box 1, Folder 2
Aqua-Aid Press Clippings 1963-1965
Box 1, Folder 3
Capital Area Plan: Reproductions of Renderings for Lewis Clarke 1960s
Box 1, Folder 4
Cornell Dubilier Antenna Rotor Control System: Slides 1960s
Box 1, Slide box 1
Market Square Development in Fayetteville: Slides 1960s
Box 1, Slide box 1
North Hills in Raleigh, Logo Design: Slides 1960s
Box 1, Slide box 1
Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, Logo Design: Slides 1960s
Box 1, Slide box 1
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Photos of Sign Design Process early 1960s
Box 1, Folder 5
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Letterhead and Promotional Materials 1960s
Box 1, Folder 6
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Correspondence 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 7
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Press Clippings 1962
Box 1, Folder 8
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Slides 1960s
Box 1, Slide box 1
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Sign Sketch and Promotional Flyer 1960s
Flat folder 1
Tallywood Shopping Center in Fayetteville: Final Drawings 1962
Flat folder 2
Whispering Pines: Slides 1960s
Box 1, Slide box 1
Whispering Pines: Color Perspective Sketch (building complex for Whispering Pines, Moore County, project with Dick Moore) 1960s
Flat folder 3
Legends for All Slides, Compiled by Bill Baron undated
Box 1, Folder 9

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bill Baron Papers, MC 00607, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.