Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

How I Spent My Art Supply Summer

May 26th 2012

Back in the '70s when Museum enthusiast Simone Weissman enrolled in Cornell's summer architecture program for HS students, they immediately hit her up with this list of supplies required for the program. It's an excellent detailed example of some of the typical stuff we all used back then. Simone confesses that she still has most of them in hiding, but examples of all of them can be found here in the Museum collection.


One 36" wood t-square; one 12" 45/90 triangle; one 30/60 triangle; one student architecture scale;  two 2-mm lead holders; one Alvin rotary lead pointer; one 3/pak 2-mm 2H lead;  one 3/pak 2-mm F lead; one 3/pak 2-mm 2B lead; one ruler SS 24"; one white vinyl eraser 2/ct; one drafting brush; one Sobo glue 8 oz.; one Masterbow compass; one 18" x 24" black/green cutting mat; one sketch trace roll 12" x 50 yards yellow; drafting tape; five sheets of 1-ply chipboard 32" x 40"; one stainless steel square 3" x 4"; one 2/pak General's 2B draughting pencil; one erasing shield; one Fantasia 6-pencil sketch set; one Dahle 2-hole pencil sharpener; one HD cutter with grip L-2; one 6/pk Olfa blades LB6B;  one X-Acto #1 knife with safety cap; one 15/pk X-Acto #11 blades.

comment by Simone
August 5th 2012
The only missing item: a set of Rapidgraph pens in a humidor, my favorite of all and long since deceased.
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