Suzanne Vanderbilt

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer

Date of Birth: January 01, 1933

Date of Death: January 01, 1988

Birth City: Mt. Vernon

Birth State/Province: New York

Birth Country: United States

Resident Country: United States

Archive/Repository: Benson Ford Research Center, Automotive Design Oral History Project, Reminiscence from the 1985 Interview with Suzanne E. Vanderbilt

Sources: Doering, Erika, Rachel Sivitzky, and Rebecca Welz. Goddess in the Details: Product Design by Women: an Exhibition Organized by the Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions At Pratt Institute. New York City: Association of Women Industrial Designers, 1994.


Subject: Automotive Design

Description: Interior Styling for General Motors


Employer: General Motors

Title: Automotive Stylist, promoted to Senior Designer (1968)

Start Date: January 01, 1955

End Date: January 01, 1977

Notes: hired by Harley Earl. Suzanne Vanderbilt, Jayne Van Alstyne, Ruth Glennie, Marjorie Ford Polhman, Jeanette Linder, Sandra Longyear, and Peggy Sauer were GM's "Damsels of Design"


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Institution: Pratt Institute

Degree: Industrial Design

End Date: January 01, 1955

Institution: Cranbrook

Degree: postgraduate degree


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Publications About

Title: Goddess in the Details: product design by women

Author: Erika Doering, Rachel Sivitzky, Rebecca Welz

Publisher: Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID)

City: New York City

Date Published: January 01, 1994

Notes: published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by The Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions at Pratt Institute