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Family guide : Conversations : African and African American artworks in dialogue : from the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr. / written by Deborah Stokes ; edited by Colleen Foran

Title:
Conversations : African and African American artworks in dialogue
African and African American artworks in dialogue
Author:
Stokes, Deborah  Search this
Editor:
Foran, Colleen  Search this
Issuing body:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944- Art collections  Search this
Cosby, Bill 1937- Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
12 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Exhibitions
Date:
2014
Topic:
Art, African--Exhibitions  Search this
African American art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1036421

Bill Cosby statement on Charles White

Creator:
Cosby, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Subject:
White, Charles  Search this
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
between 1970 and 1980
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13403
See more items in:
Heritage Gallery records, 1944-2000, bulk 1960-1998
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13403
Online Media:

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:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
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 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 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:
Gift of Martha Head and The Howard and Martha Head Fund, Inc., May 19, 1997.
This collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Martha Head on 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
See more items in:
Howard Head Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0589
Online Media:

African and African American artworks in dialogue

Editor:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
Childs, Adrienne L.  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944-  Search this
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Host institution:
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944- Art collections  Search this
Cosby, Bill 1937- Art collections  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 258 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
African American art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032599

Collecting priorities : a conversation with Bill and Camille Cosby / David C. Driskell with Adrienne L. Childs and Christine Mullen Kreamer

Author:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944-  Search this
Driskell, David C  Search this
Childs, Adrienne L  Search this
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944-  Search this
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
B7380.5 .C668 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034806

The Black book / [compiled by] Middleton Harris ; with the assistance of Morris Levitt, Roger Furman, Ernest Smith

Compiler:
Harris, M. A. 1908-1977  Search this
Morrison, Toni  Search this
Author:
Levitt, Morris 1938-  Search this
Furman, Roger 1924-1983  Search this
Smith, Ernest  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Bookjacket designer:
Ribik, Jack  Search this
Physical description:
198 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, plans, music, forms ; 30 cm
Type:
Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
History
Date:
1974
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Call number:
E185 .B56 1974X
E185.B56 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32845

The Cosbys : from grandma's quilts to Sotheby's grandeur

Author:
Harris, Juliette  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2001
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749969

The other side of color : African American art in the collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr. / David C. Driskell ; with introductions by Camille O. Cosby and William H. Cosby, Jr. ; biographies by René Hanks

Author:
Driskell, David C  Search this
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944-  Search this
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Hanks, René  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Bill 1937- Art collections  Search this
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944- Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 213 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_615558

Cosby : the life of a comedy legend / Ronald L. Smith

Author:
Smith, Ronald L. 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
Comedians  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C827 S6 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516030

Time flies / Bill Cosby ; introduction by Alvin F. Poussaint

Author:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Aging--Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526275

The treasure hunt / by Bill Cosby ; illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood

Author:
Cosby, Bill 1937-  Search this
Ill:
Honeywood, Varnette P.  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Fiction
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Families  Search this
Heirlooms  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Family life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011171

Perspective of an artist and curator : a conversation with David C. Driskell / Adrienne L. Childs

Author:
Driskell, David C  Search this
Childs, Adrienne L  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Driskell, David C  Search this
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Cosby, Camille O (Camille Olivia) 1944- Art collections  Search this
Cosby, Bill 1937- Art collections  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American art--African influences  Search this
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
B7380.5 .C668 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034807

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