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Alfons Bach Papers

Creator:
Bach, Alfons, 1904-1999  Search this
Names:
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company  Search this
Callaway Mills  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Heywood-Wakefield Company  Search this
Palm Trail Plaza  Search this
Philco Corporation  Search this
Ridgeway Center  Search this
Sach's New York  Search this
Seneca Textile Building  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Clippings
Aerial photographs
Sketches
Photographs
Plans
Proposals
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Speeches
Awards
Scrapbooks
Certificates
Date:
1934 - 1992
Scope and Contents:
Biographical files cover the period from 1938-1989 and include resumes, clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, speeches, brochures for exhibitions, and artwork. Project files cover the period from 1934-1961 and contain clippings, catalogs, brochures, and scrapbooks. This collection documents Bach's work as an industrial designer, architect, and painter from 1934-1992.

The files on the Ridgeway Center mall are particularly extensive. Photographs cover the period from 1937-1961 and document Bach's design projects, particularly the Ridgeway Center, his house in Stamford, and the Miami and New York offices of Callaway Mills. Portraits of Bach and his family are included as well. Glass lantern slides document of seven of Bach's interior and exterior design projects. Also included are several signed and numbered prints of Bach's watercolor scenes of the Riviera.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged chronologically within four series.

Series 1: Biographical files, 1938-1989

Series 2: Project files, 1934-1961

Series 3: Photogaphs, 1937-1961

Series 4: Glass Slides
Biographical / Historical:
Industrial designer, architect, and painter. Born in Germany, 1904. Bach studied film directing and design in Europe. He turned to industrial design upon immigrating to the United States in 1926. His design work from 1932-53 include a Philco radio, furniture for Heywood-Wakefield, carpets for Bigelow-Sanford, and appliances for General Electric. Bach designed and built his own home in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1938.

In the late 1940s, he developed a plan for one of the first shopping malls in America, the Ridgeway Center of Stamford. He remodeled the interior and exterior of Sach's furniture store, 1948-49, and redesigned the Seneca Textile Building on 34th Street in Manhattan in 1952. Bach moved to Florida in 1959, where he designed the Palm Trail Plaza, a marina apartment complex in Delray Beach, completed in 1961. In addition, Bach was also a noted painter. His watercolors were featured in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe.
Related Archival Materials:
431 drawings of designs for furniture, textiles, lamps, pianos, clocks, appliances, and retail, office, and home interiors.,Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department.
Provenance:
All materials were donated by Alfons Bach in 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Architects -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Furniture design -- United States  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Carpets -- United States  Search this
Interior decoration -- United States  Search this
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Shopping malls -- United States  Search this
Watercolor painting -- United States  Search this
Apartment houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides
Clippings
Aerial Photographs
Sketches
Photographs -- 20th century
Plans
Proposals
Exhibition catalogs
Writings
Speeches
Awards
Scrapbooks
Certificates
Citation:
Alfons Bach Papers, 1934-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1272
See more items in:
Alfons Bach Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1272

Dorothy Liebes papers, circa 1850-1973, bulk 1922-1970

Creator:
Liebes, Dorothy, 1899-1972  Search this
Subject:
Morin, Relman  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition  Search this
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Drawings
Topic:
Women textile designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9143
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211337
AAA_collcode_liebdoro
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211337
Online Media:

Design for Wall Mural: Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company Showroom

Office of:
Donald Deskey Associates, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Client:
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, American, founded 1825  Search this
Project Head:
George Levaras  Search this
Draftsman:
Dana Cole  Search this
Medium:
Brush and gouache on canvas with illustration board border adhered to recto
Type:
mural designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
ca. 1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Deskey
Accession Number:
1988-101-1623
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ed80d200-6e33-4f55-b97a-9a66bdab97fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1988-101-1623
Online Media:

Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Liebes, Dorothy  Search this
Extent:
(8 folders)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1-8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1971
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy Liebes papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Liebes papers, circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dorothy Liebes papers
Dorothy Liebes papers / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-liebdoro-ref44

Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., June Market

Collection Creator:
Liebes, Dorothy  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy Liebes papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Liebes papers, circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dorothy Liebes papers
Dorothy Liebes papers / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-liebdoro-ref45

Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Liebes, Dorothy  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1965, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy Liebes papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Liebes papers, circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dorothy Liebes papers
Dorothy Liebes papers / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-liebdoro-ref46

Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., Western Trip

Collection Creator:
Liebes, Dorothy  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy Liebes papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Liebes papers, circa 1850-1973 (bulk 1922-1970). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Dorothy Liebes papers
Dorothy Liebes papers / Series 3: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-liebdoro-ref47

Bigelow Sanford Carpet Company, Incorporated; Rocky River Mills (Calhoun Falls, South Carolina)

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Box 70
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. 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.

Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 2: Photographs and Slides / 2.1: Photo albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref5498

Landrum Mills, Bigelow Sanford Carpet Company (Landrum, South Carolina)

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Box 131
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. 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.

Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Lockwood-Greene Records
Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 2: Photographs and Slides / 2.3: Spartanburg office photographic file
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref7026

A century of carpet and rug making in America, 1825-1925

Publisher:
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company  Search this
Editor:
Cook, Alexander N. active 1925  Search this
Physical description:
6 plates, leaves, 97 pages : illustrations, plates, portraits ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1925
Topic:
Carpets  Search this
Rugs  Search this
Rug and carpet industry  Search this
Call number:
TS1775 .B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_42311

Broadlooms and businessmen ; a history of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company [by] John S. Ewing and Nancy P. Norton

Author:
Ewing, John S  Search this
Norton, Nancy P  Search this
Subject:
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, inc  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 439 p. illus. (part col.) ports., tables. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Call number:
HD9937.U54 B54X
HD9937.U54B54X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_91953

Hereford Bull, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Decker, Paul  Search this
Architect:
Radotinsky, Joseph  Search this
Fabricator:
Rochette & Parzini  Search this
Contractor:
Colonial Plastics Corporation  Search this
Colonial Neon Company  Search this
Rohm and Haas Company  Search this
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: fiberglass and polyester resin over a steel frame. Interior illumination with neon lights; Base: granite facing
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
DST Inc Argus Health Systems 715 West Hereford Drive Kansas City Missouri 64105
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 16, 1953
Topic:
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAS MO000189
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319411

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