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Communications

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W, Color Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1969-1971
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 240
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq415280b57-e84f-4c59-a530-b45a522322d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_240

Communications 1 of 2

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
ca. 1967-1971
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 140
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4407516f2-1cad-496b-b021-982a49a999ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_140

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Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1968-1970
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 022
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq482230c07-fcf2-4a82-a5ba-22637f220262
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_022

Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, American, born 1956  Search this
Gregg Burge, American, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.91
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f7fc83d-0982-444b-808d-b65b6d01873c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.91
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Playbill for Timbuktu!

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Mark Hellinger Theatre, American, 1930 - 1991  Search this
Subject of:
Eartha Kitt, American, 1927 - 2008  Search this
Melba Moore, American, born 1945  Search this
Gilbert Price, American, 1942 - 1991  Search this
Ira Hawkins  Search this
George Anthony Bell  Search this
Bruce Hubbard  Search this
Eleanor McCoy  Search this
Dan Barton, American, 1921 - 2009  Search this
Miguel Godreau, Puerto Rican, 1947 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.94
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ecb5089b-80fe-41bf-a072-24b1bc4d4843
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.94
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Playbill for The Piano Lesson

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Charles S. Dutton, American, born 1951  Search this
Rocky Carroll, American, born 1963  Search this
Apryl R. Foster, American  Search this
Carl Gordon, American, 1932 - 2010  Search this
Lisa Gay Hamilton, American, born 1964  Search this
Tommy Hollis, American, 1954 - 2001  Search this
S. Epatha Merkerson, American  Search this
Lou Myers, American, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (21.3 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5617dcbe3-2c46-45f9-8bf0-52d0ca62ee99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.77
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Pindell, Howardena

Collection Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lucy R. Lippard papers
Lucy R. Lippard papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Correspondence by Name
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99a224ee4-2b06-4dfd-b21c-5eebf3ef5d3e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipplucy-ref1850
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A pictures book for J. C Xmas 1984 Merce Cunningham ; editorial, production and design direction by Donna Wingate and Naomi Yang

Title:
Merce Cunningham: a pictures book for John Cage Xmas 1984
Author:
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Author:
Wingate, Donna  Search this
Yang, Naomi  Search this
John Cage Trust  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Specimens
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
Topic:
Dance notation  Search this
Modern dance  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988614

Songs for "great leaders" : ideology and creativity in North Korean music and dance / Keith Howard

Author:
Howard, Keith 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (x, 349 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
Korea (North)
Date:
2020
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Music--Political aspects  Search this
Music and state  Search this
Dance--History  Search this
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Call number:
ML343 .H68 2020 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148631

La frayeur de Gonnesse contre-danse franc̜oise mis au jour et gravé par Landrin, m[ai]tre et compositeur des Traits des contre-danses

Engraver:
Landrin active approximately 1760-1785  Search this
Author:
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
New York Public Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages illustrations, music
Type:
Songs and music
Leaflets
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
France
Gonesse
Date:
1783
1780-1790
1920-1930
Topic:
Balloons  Search this
Country dancing  Search this
Dance music  Search this
Dance notation  Search this
Balloons (Aircraft)  Search this
Choreography  Search this
Dance  Search this
French  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982534
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Unworking choreography : the notion of the work in dance / Frédéric Pouillaude ; translated by Anna Pakes

Author:
Pouillaude, Frédéric 1978-  Search this
Translator:
Pakes, Anna  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2017
Topic:
Dance--Aesthetics  Search this
Dance--Philosophy  Search this
Choreography  Search this
PERFORMING ARTS--Theater--General  Search this
PERFORMING ARTS--Dance--Choreography & Dance Notation  Search this
Call number:
GV1588.3 .P6813 2017 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148485

Everett H. Bickley Collection

Creator:
Bickley, Everett H., 1888-1972  Search this
Names:
Bickley Manufacturing Company  Search this
H. J. Heinz Company  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Correspondence
Dance charts
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
1919-1980
bulk 1919-1965
Summary:
The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, documents the inventions of Everett Huckel Bickley, most known for his electric sorting machine used to automate the process of sorting beans by use of a photoelectric cell. The collection consists of patents, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts designed by Bickley. The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.
Scope and Contents:
The collection spans a considerable portion of the twentieth century and is of value to those researchers interested in product development, the patent application process, product marketing and promotion, World War II innovation, and the daily operation of a small, privately-owned industry.

The collection consists of general correspondence, patents and patent correspondence, drawings, manuals, trade literature, and photographs. In addition, there are several artifacts designed by Bickley in the collection. These include a photographic exposure meter (Fotimer), a prototype slide mount (Color Tight Slide Mount), dance charts, and even a clipboard (Deskette).

Series 1: Everett H. Bickley Personal Papers, 1920-1999

This series consists of personal information about Everett H. Bickley. It includes his will, a company biography written by Bickley and edited by his daughter, and the story of the motograph, also written by Bickley.

Series 2: Bickley Manufacturing Company, 1933-1980

In this series is information directly related to the day-to-day operations of the company, including a checks-received ledger, office instructions, shop instructions, and employment information.

Series 3: Sorter Information, 1928-1965

This series consists of information about the various sorters that Bickley developed. Included are drawings related to the development of the sorters, engineering part drawings, equipment histories for plants where leased sorters were located (arranged alphabetically by location, though H-M is missing), patents, and patent correspondence related to specific sorter improvements. The patent correspondence in this series is sorted by starting date of the correspondence for each individual patent. If the starting dates were the same, they were then arranged alphabetically within the starting date. This was done to make it easier to trace the development of the sorter. The actual patents are also arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: Other Inventions, 1919-1958

This series documents Bickley's non-sorter related inventions. Included are the development drawings, patents, patent correspondence, and marketing material. In addition, the artifacts that are part of the collection can be found in this series.

Series 5: World War Two Related Activities, 1939-1950

The material in this series pertains to Bickley's work in World War II. It includes correspondence, information on the various ideas he submitted to the National Inventor's Council, and his attempts to get patent protection extended for the years during the war when he could not exploit his inventions. Information on sorter-related activities during the war is in Series III.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1, Everett Bickley Personal Papers, 1920-1999

Subseries 1, General Information,1920-1999

Subseries 2, Publication Material, 1933-1998

Series 2: The Bickley Manufacturing Company, 1933-1980

Subseries 1, General Information, 1949-1980

Subseries 2, Company Operations, 1933-1972

Series 3, Sorter Information, 1928-1965

Subseries 1, Sorter Specific Information, 1933-1965

Subseries 2, General Information, 1928-1965

Series 4, Other Inventions, 1919-1958

Subseries 1, General Information, 1919-1951

Subseries 2, Inventions, 1920-1958

Series 5, World War two Related Activities, 1939-1950

Subseries 1, General Information, 1939-1950

Subseries 2, Ideas Submitted, 1941-1943
Biographical / Historical:
Everett Huckel Bickley (1888-1972) was an active inventor and enterpreneur. His inventing career began while a student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he invented a number of items, including a variable speed governor with which he won the Senior Design Competition in 1910, the year he graduated.

In 1911, Bickley developed and marketed his first commercial invention, the "motograph," which was an electric sign which spelled out moving messages with light bulbs. The first motograph was erected over the Columbian Theatre in Detroit, but others were eventually seen in cities throughout the world. Unfortunately, he sold his interests too soon and made little money from this idea.

Only a few years later, while he was watching lines of women sorting navy pea beans in his job as chief engineer for the H. J Heinz Company, Bickley came up with the idea to develop an electric sorting machine to automate the process. By the early 1930s he had developed, patented, and begun to market a machine that could, by use of a photoelectric cell, sort the good beans from the bad. The first company to lease a bean sorter from him was the H. J. Heinz Company. Bickley continued to improve the sorter for the next thirty years, eventually adapting it to sort rice, peanuts, and ball bearings.

The sorter was the only invention from which Bickley ever made any considerable money, but it never dulled his enthusiasm for developing new ideas. At times he had up to nine active patent applications in the works. Examples include a nutcracker, snow shovel, slide mount, faucet, and photographic exposure meter.

Bickley was also active during World War II as a $1.00 A Year Man and member of the National Inventors Council, which reviewed war related invention ideas. In addition, he contributed over fifty ideas of his own to the National Inventors Council. During the war, his company was able to produce little of its own products due to wartime material restrictions and having most of its workers drafted. Consequently, Bickley spent several fruitless years after the war trying to get his patent rights extended to cover time lost during the war.

Early on, Bickley realized the need to form a company to help develop and promote his many inventions, and formed the Bickley Manufacturing Company shortly after his graduation for just this purpose. When he married in 1913, his new wife, Mary, became an active partner in the company. Later, their daughter Audrey joined the company, producing the photoelectric cells for the sorter, going on sales trips, and working as one of her father's most reliable troubleshooters when the sorters broke down.

Bickley died in 1972 at the age of 84. Always a believer that hard work was necessary for success, he left behind a legacy of inventions, including one that helped to revolutionize the agricultural processing industry.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The machine that Bickley used to demonstrate his bean-sorting process is held by Division of Work and Industry.
Provenance:
Audrey Bickely Beyer, Everett Bickley's daughter, donated the collection to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, in March of 1999.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright status of items varies.
Topic:
Dance notation  Search this
Insect pests -- Control  Search this
Advertising, Outdoor  Search this
Military -- Art and science -- 1930-1950  Search this
Sorting devices  Search this
Patent practice  Search this
Photography -- Apparatus and supplies  Search this
Industry  Search this
Fotimer (exposure meter)  Search this
Slide mounts  Search this
Bean sorters  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Agriculture -- Quality control  Search this
Research, Industrial  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Photography -- Exposure  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Dance charts
Photographs -- 20th century
Drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
The Everett H. Bickley Collection, 1919-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0683
See more items in:
Everett H. Bickley Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86b67cc8a-c546-4e27-b492-eca1080f7f40
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0683
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Dance studies / Peggy Harper

Author:
Harper, Peggy  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1968
Topic:
Dance--Research--Methodology  Search this
Music and dance--Research--Methodology  Search this
Gesture in African dance  Search this
Posture in African dance  Search this
Dance notation  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .A2588
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764116

Trisha Brown : danse, précis de liberté : exposition du 20 juillet au 27 septembre 1998, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille

Title:
Danse, précis de liberté
Author:
Brown, Trisha 1936-  Search this
Centre de la Vieille Charité  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Trisha 1936-  Search this
Brown, Trisha 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Dance in art  Search this
Dance notation--Pictorial works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_619784

The spirits move : choreography and dance notation in Gule Wankulu

Author:
Mwale, W. Msosa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Malawi
Date:
1997
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Chewa dance  Search this
Chewa masquerade performance  Search this
Call number:
GV1713.S84 S65 1997X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_671638

The golden jackal; behaviour studies by Ilan Golani, notated by Shmuel Zeidel under the supervision of Noa Eshkol. [ha-Tan ha-zahov; meḥḳar hitnahaguti [me-et] Ilan Golani, nirsham ʹalyede Shemuʼel Zaidel be-hadrakhatah shel Noʹah Eshkol. (romanized form)]

Author:
Zeidel, Shmuel  Search this
Golani, Ilan  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. illus. 24 x 35 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Animal mechanics  Search this
Canis aureus  Search this
Dance notation  Search this
Call number:
QL737.C23 G6
QL737.C23G6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130142

Dance of court & theater : the French noble style, 1690-1725 / Wendy Hilton ; edited by Caroline Gaynor ; labanotation by Mireille Backer

Author:
Hilton, Wendy  Search this
Gaynor, Caroline  Search this
Physical description:
v, 356 p. : ill., music ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1981
C1981
18th century
Topic:
Dance--History  Search this
Dance notation  Search this
Call number:
GV1649 .H54X
GV1649.H54X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_140416

Tracking, tracing, marking, pacing : [movement drawings]

Author:
Schwartz, Ellen  Search this
Pratt Institute Department of Exhibitions  Search this
Dance Notation Bureau (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gallery Association of New York State  Search this
Physical description:
[64] pages : illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1982
©1982
Topic:
Action in art  Search this
Dance notation  Search this
Movement notation  Search this
Call number:
NC785 .T75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_177365

Introduction to dance literacy / Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck

Author:
Nahumck, Nadia Chilkovsky  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Dance notation  Search this
Call number:
GV1587.N33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_196545

Dance studies / Peggy Harper

Author:
Harper, Peggy  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1999
1968
Topic:
Dance--Research--Methodology  Search this
Music and dance--Research--Methodology  Search this
Gesture in African dance  Search this
Posture in African dance  Search this
Dance notation  Search this
Call number:
DT20 .H36 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044138

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