Current Exhibition


American Ingenuity and Innovation: Kitchen Appliance Instruction Manuals

From air conditioners to yogurt makers, kitchen appliance manuals—with step by step directions for achieving a desired outcome—are incredible examples of early technical writing and innovative design. The instruction manuals on display reflect a wide range of products aimed at American consumers and provide today’s bibliophiles and graphic artists the opportunity to study the typography, designs, and color combinations of product marketing from the past.

On view from April 3 through June 30, 2023

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