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Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991 (mostly 1947-1955)

view Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991 (mostly 1947-1955) digital asset number 1
Creator:
Head, Howard (inventor business executive) 1914-1991
Subject:
Douglas, Mike 1925-
Watson, Tom
Bruner, Wally 1931-
Savalas, Telly 1924-
Shore, Dinah 1917-
Cash, Pat
Ford, Gerald R. 1913-2006
Shriver, Pam
Budge, Dan
Tiriac, Ian
Van Patten, Dick 1928-
Cosby, Bill 1937-
Francis, Arlene
Head Ski Company
Prince Manufacturing, Inc
Physical description:
10 cu. ft.: 18 boxes
Series 7: 47 videotapes, including 3/4"
Series 7: 3 films (reels, 1800 ft). 16mm
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Advertisements
Patents
Videodiscs
Clippings
Audio cassettes
Dictaphone cassettes
Tax records
Drawings
Date:
1926
1991
1926-1991
mostly 1947-1955
20th century
1930-1950
Notes:
Howard Head was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He received a degree in engineering from Harvard, 1936; later went to work for the Engineering Department of Glenn L. Martin, an aircraft company. In 1950 Head conceived, designed, developed, and marketed a metal ski. In 1974 he created the first oversized tennis racket, the Prince tennis racket.
Summary:
Correspondence, notes, drawings, reports, employee records, financial records, tax records, patents, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Head's inventions--metal ski and oversized tennis racket. Many of the photographs depict Head with famous persons who played tennis or skied with him, such as Bill Cosby, President Gerald Ford and others.
Audiovisual material includes videodiscs, films, videotapes, audio cassette tapes, dictaphone cassettes.
Cite as:
Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Philanthropists
Sporting goods industry
Tents
Skis and skiing
Inventions
Rackets (Sporting goods)
Local number:
1997.3166 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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