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Schenley Distillers, Incorporated. Francis, Arlene. 101 Secrets of Elegant Entertaining

Collection Creator:
Wells, Ellen B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Product Cookbooks Collection, 1874-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Product Cookbooks Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85f4919c1-bb2e-465f-bdbb-cff1c24270ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0396-ref828

Francis, Arlene [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Leason, Percy b. 1889  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1958
Image number:
JUL J0055913
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_55914

Howard Head Papers

Creator:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)  Search this
Names:
Head Ski Company.  Search this
Prince Manufacturing, Inc.  Search this
Bruner, Wally, 1931-  Search this
Budge, Dan  Search this
Cash, Pat  Search this
Cosby, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Douglas, Mike, 1925-  Search this
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006  Search this
Francis, Arlene  Search this
Savalas, Telly, 1924-  Search this
Shore, Dinah, 1917-  Search this
Shriver, Pam  Search this
Tiriac, Ian  Search this
Van Patten, Dick, 1928-  Search this
Watson, Tom  Search this
Extent:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videodiscs
Tax records
Patents
Advertisements
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Dictaphone cassettes
Drawings
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Scope and Contents:
The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into eight series:
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1926-1991

Series 2: Correspondence and Writings, 1943-1991

Series 3: Head Ski Company Records, 1943-1990

Series 4: Head Ski Company Reunion Materials, 1986

Series 5: Prince Manufacturing, Inc. Records, 1971-1991

Series 6: Historical Collection Materials, 1986-1991

Series 7: Posters, undated

Series 8; Audiovisual Materials, 1940s-1991
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Head was born July 31, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended William Penn Charter and graduated from Harvard in 1936 with a degree in engineering. From 1939 to1947, Head worked for Glenn L. Martin Company as a riveter and engineer. He left Martin and founded the Head Ski Company in Timonium, MD in 1948. The former aircraft engineer, developed, designed, manufactured, and marketed the first metal laminate skis in 1950 called the "Head Standard" which revolutionized the ski industry. These skis were made of two layers of aluminum bonded around a core of plywood at very high pressure; the outer layer was made of plastic. By 1952, Head introduced skis with edges made of tempered steel. His skis were lighter and faster than wood and earned the nickname "cheaters" by the industry. In 1969, Head introduced a fiberglass/metal ski, but this ski combined with a diversified product line of javelin and aluminum tennis rackets could not strengthen his company nor stop a takeover by AMF in 1970. In 1968, Head formed a tennis division of Head Sports Inc., to develop a metal tennis racket which he introduced at the U.S. Open in 1969. After Head sold his interests in Head Sports Inc., he became chairman of the board for Prince Manufacturing Inc., in 1971. He decided to enlarge the width and length of the traditional tennis racket, more than doubling its "sweet spot." He developed and patented a line of new aluminum rackets and introduced the "Prince Advantage" in 1976. The Prince racket company was sold to Cheesebrough Ponds in 1982. Head, who died in 1991, revolutionized both the ski and tennis industries.
Related Materials:
Artifacts donated to the National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) on May 19, 1997, include downhill skis, ski poles, ski boots, ski bindings, cross sections of downhill skis, competition medals, Prince tennis rackets, and racket covers.
Separated Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts were donated to the Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) on May 19, 1997,and include downhill skis, ski poles, ski boots, ski bindings, cross sections of downhill skis, competition medals, Prince tennis rackets, and racket covers.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Martha Head and The Howard and Martha Head Fund, Inc., May 19, 1997.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for redsearch. No reference copies of audiovisual materials available at this time.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Tents  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Philanthropists  Search this
Rackets (Sporting goods)  Search this
Sporting goods industry  Search this
Skis and skiing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videodiscs
Tax records
Patents
Advertisements
Audiocassettes
Clippings
Dictaphone cassettes
Drawings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Howard Head Papers, 1926-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0589
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Howard Head Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89351eb2d-8d33-4b79-8226-aae217765546
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0589
Online Media:

Interview with Isamu Noguchi

Creator:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Francis, Arlene, 1907-2001  Search this
Subject:
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968 April 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12029
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Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1968 Apr. 22
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12029

Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1968 Apr. 22

Creator:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Francis, Arlene, 1907-2001  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture -- Exhibitions  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6236
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216547
AAA_collcode_noguisam
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216547

Arlene Francis

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 02 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Arlene Francis, 20 Oct 1908 - 31 May 2001  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28.6cm x 27cm (11 1/4" x 10 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1954
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Bust  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Artwork\Photograph  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pencil  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
Architecture\Fireplace  Search this
Arlene Francis: Female  Search this
Arlene Francis: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Arlene Francis: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Arlene Francis: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George A. Violin
Object number:
S/NPG.95.397
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45a801207-1913-4481-b2f3-cd1c1b59215a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.95.397

Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi

Interviewee:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Francis, Arlene  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape (Sound recording: 1 sound tape, 7 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1968 Apr. 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted by Arlene Francis for radio station WOR, New York City, on the occasion of "Noguchi, A Sculptor's World," an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a Japanese American sculptor based in Long Island City, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1970 by Station WOR, New York, N.Y.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Sculpture -- Exhibitions  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.noguisam
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9de1568ac-05d4-422f-838c-d81139d16f13
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-noguisam

Francis, Arlene (residence), 1950s

Collection Creator:
Jeffers, Grace  Search this
Formica Corporation.  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials
Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials / Series 6: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b6e7d2bb-10c4-44c2-bdc4-9e0f63b118ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0565-ref362

Arlene Francis : a memoir / by Arlene Francis, with Florence Rome

Author:
Francis, Arlene  Search this
Rome, Florence  Search this
Subject:
Francis, Arlene  Search this
Physical description:
204 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Call number:
PN2287.F67A32X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_99772

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