Russell Flinchum has been the Archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation in New York since 1999.
He is the author of American Design (MoMA/5 Continents, 2009) as well as Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit (Rizzoli Int’l Publications/National Design Museum, 1997), which garnered several awards including an AIA International Architecture Book Award and the Decorative Arts Society’s Charles F. Montgomery Award. In 1997 he was the guest curator of Henry Dreyfuss, Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929-1972 at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Russell, who received a PhD from The Graduate Center at City University of New York in 1998, is a frequent lecturer at conferences and design schools. He recently profiled GM designer Harley Earl in the first issue of Modern magazine.