Head, Howard (inventor business executive) 1914-1991
Douglas, Mike 1925-
Bruner, Wally 1931-
Savalas, Telly 1924-
Shore, Dinah 1917-
Ford, Gerald R. 1913-2006
Van Patten, Dick 1928-
Cosby, Bill 1937-
Head Ski Company
Prince Manufacturing, Inc
10 cu. ft.: 18 boxes
Series 7: 47 videotapes, including 3/4"
Series 7: 3 films (reels, 1800 ft). 16mm
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.
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.
Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History