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Avenida Ocampo, Uruapan, Michoacan [picture postcard]

Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (b/w, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Uruapan (Michoacan, Mexico)
Scope and Contents:
Black-and-white photograph (reproduction) of a street in the center of the town of Uruapan, Michoacan. There is a square with a monument in the middle of the road, and people walk and ride bicycles through the street. On the left are a hotel and a furniture store.
Biographical / Historical:
Michoacan, like Jalisco, was one of the states that more long-term Mexican residents in the U.S. called home.
General:
Series II, Box 23, Foreign--Mexico--Uruapan.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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.
Topic:
Monuments -- Mexico -- Michoacan  Search this
Cities and towns -- Mexico  Search this
Countryside  Search this
Markets -- Mexico  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Streets  Search this
Streets -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Mexico / Uruapan
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f2921903-7bdb-4c3f-97e6-b80f52e9130a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2293

Oral history interview with Val Laigo, 1989 July 12

Interviewee:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Lau, Alan Chong  Search this
Subject:
Nakane, Kazuko  Search this
Bennett, Doug  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul  Search this
Jones, Quincy  Search this
Katayama, Mits  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio)  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Ritchie, Bill  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Voorhees, Clark G. (Clark Greenwood)  Search this
Washington, James W.  Search this
Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum  Search this
Foster/White Gallery  Search this
Mexico City College  Search this
Seattle University  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Val Laigo, 1989 July 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American muralists  Search this
Muralists -- Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12747
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)224926
AAA_collcode_laigo89
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_224926
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Val Laigo

Interviewee:
Laigo, Val M., 1930-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Lau, Alan Chong  Search this
Nakane, Kazuko  Search this
Names:
Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum  Search this
Foster/White Gallery  Search this
Mexico City College -- Students  Search this
Northwest Asian American Project  Search this
Seattle University -- Students  Search this
University of Washington -- Students  Search this
Bennett, Doug  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Chong, Fay  Search this
Dusanne, Zoe, 1884-1977  Search this
Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-  Search this
Jones, Quincy, 1933-  Search this
Katayama, Mits  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Okada, Frank S. (Frank Sumio), 1931-2000  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Ritchie, Bill  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Voorhees, Clark G. (Clark Greenwood), 1871-1933  Search this
Washington, James W., 1911-2000  Search this
Extent:
42 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 July 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Val Laigo conducted 1989 July 12, by Alan Lau and Kazuko Nakane, for the Archives of American Art Northwest Asian American Project, in Laigo's home, Seattle, Wash.
Laigo speaks of learning how to paint at age eleven with watercolors; growing up with a heart condition known as Eisenmenger's Complex; teaching at Highline High School and creating a wolverine as the school's mascot; the inclusion of his life story in a Filipino oral history project; singing for an orchestra called the Gentlemen of Rhythm, at the Filipino Catholic Youth Activities events and other venues; Doug Bennett as an influence in composition and design; being a student at Seattle University and joining Art Equity in approximately 1951; remembering his painting, "Madonna" being shown at the Seattle Art Museum; his first show at the People's Furniture Store and later with Fay Chong at the Hathaway House; Zoe Dusanne became his agent; his introduction to the MacPaint software program and his first piece of computer art; his desire to study Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, David Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo and becoming at student at Mexico City College; his life in Mexico with the woman who would become his wife; the strong influence of Nick Damascus on his painting; how his palette changed to brighter colors after living in Mexico; his health crisis there that lead him to abandon his work towards a master's degree and return to Seattle in 1959; having to start over from the beginning at the University of Washington; Tommy Kwazume hiring him at Boing as an artist in 1960; Lee Nordness and the RCA Victor album cover; his negative experience with Margaret Reed while showing at the Panaca Gallery; his exhibit at the Frye Art Museum in 1969 and criticism by Clark Voorhees; his Mexican experience having influenced his vigor and scale; the Lost Generation series; his comment about Picasso not being able to paint; encouragement from his family to pursue art training; the murder of his father in 1936; his mother's success as a new painter; and his work, "Dilemma of the Atom" featured on the cover of an RCA Victor record album. Laigo also recalls Perry Acker, Foster White Gallery, David Mendoza, Fred Mendoza, Tom Tooley, Ray Sadirius, Quincy Jones, Oscar Holden's Orchestra, Fred Cordova, Mits Katayama, Rudy Bundis, Kal Chin, Paul Horiuchi, James Washington, Dick Kirsten, Frank Okada, John Matsudaira, Walter Froelich, Bill Ritchie, John Counts, Don Fenton, Kenneth Callahan, Fred Run, Barry Ferrell, Ken Harms, Andrew Chin, Ben Dar, Ruth Mora, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Val Laigo (1930-1992) was a Filipino American painter based in Seattle, Washington. Val Laigo was born in Naguilian, La Union, in the Phillipines. His family moved to the United States in 1931 and to Seattle in 1941. Laigo's full name Valeriano Emerenciano Montante Laigo.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 48 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Filipino American art  Search this
Filipino American artists  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American muralists  Search this
Muralists -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.laigo89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90a8fb211-d3b2-4e6d-9727-b2bc260466e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laigo89
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Narrative Stage: Federal Cylinder Project.: Ethnic Radio

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1985 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
sound tape reel
1 Item (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1985 July 5
Local Numbers:
FP-1985-7RR-0422
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
United States Cultural Conservation Program 1985
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1985.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Narratives  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1985, Item FP-1985-7RR-0422
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Cultural Conservation / 2.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5bb9f67e6-7aa9-43aa-8f96-a0a3d6b19d85
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1985-ref1244
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Tamatave En 1897, La 1ere Maison d'Ameublement

Creator:
Maison Pierre Ghigiasso (Tamatave)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (collotype., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 MG
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Madagascar
Madagascar, -- Toamasina province, -- Toamasina (Tamatave)
Date:
ca. 1906
Scope and Contents:
Original caption reads, "Tamatave - In 1897 - The 1st Furniture Store." Postmarked and stamped on recto, "Ville - Dommange, Marne, 16 September 1906."
Additional printed text on recto reads: "Edition de la Maison P. Ghigiasso, librairie, ameublement, - Tamatave."
Original hand-written address on verso, "Mme Ch. Nôel. Café Restaurant Sacy Prés Reins Marne France."
Local Numbers:
EEPA MG-35-13
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Stores  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA MG 2012-001-2060
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 26: Madagascar (MG)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo796043174-14cd-4e2d-8bc2-17f5aa836ba7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5811

Circular Staircase

Maker:
Karnick, Erwin  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 7 7/8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.0025 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
1960s
ID Number:
2013.0327.0547
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0547
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e312-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813648

Circular Staircase

Maker:
Karnick, Erwin  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 7 7/8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.0025 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1960s
Subject:
Furnishings  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0548
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0548
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e313-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813649

Dining Table and Buffet with Hutch

Maker:
Karnick, Erwin  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 7 7/8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.0025 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1960s
Subject:
Furnishings  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0549
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0549
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e314-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813652

Dining Table and Buffet with Hutch

Maker:
Karnick, Erwin  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 7 7/8 in; 25.4 cm x 20.0025 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1960s
Subject:
Furnishings  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0550
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0550
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e315-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813654

Sofa and Chair

Maker:
Karnick, Erwin  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 7/8 in x 10 in; 20.0025 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1960s
Subject:
Furnishings  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0551
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0551
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e316-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813655

Sofa and Chair

Maker:
Karnick, Erwin  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 7/8 in x 10 in; 20.0025 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1960s
Subject:
Furnishings  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.0552
Catalog number:
2013.0327.0552
Accession number:
2013.0327
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e317-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813657

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-40b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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Plant stand table from the Rock Rest Tourist Home

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Subject of:
Margeson Brothers Furniture Store, American  Search this
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Medium:
varnish on mahogany
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 30 × 15 × 15 in. (76.2 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Diameter: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Type:
plant stands
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place purchased:
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
Object number:
2011.12.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5496c1c0a-308b-46b0-ba51-d282edb6206d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.12.5
Online Media:

Ex. doc. (United States. Congress. House), 40th Congress, 2d session, no. 329

Written by:
William Passmore Carlin, American, 1820 - 1903  Search this
Published by:
United States Congress, American, founded 1789  Search this
Subject of:
Freedmen's Bureau, American, 1865 - 1872  Search this
Ku Klux Klan, 1st, American, 1865 - 1872  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 9/16 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 in. (21.7 × 14 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
documents
books
Place depicted:
Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date:
Printed July 8, 1868
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Government  Search this
Military  Search this
Politics  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Stanley Turkel's Collection of Reconstruction Era Materials
Object number:
2012.160.96
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ff0a314b-f1db-432a-b053-55b43b0236d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.160.96
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The Crisis Vol. 9 No. 5

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/8 in. (24.8 x 17.1 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 1915
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58bc64d58-cb0f-40ab-ba98-6f24d2815ef2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.16
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The Crisis, Vol. 6, No. 4

Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
The Crisis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 3/4 × 6 3/4 in. (24.8 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 3/4 × 13 1/2 in. (24.8 × 34.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa
Date:
August 1913
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
American West  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Government  Search this
Labor  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.14.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd594cfb8b3-2a67-4391-b3d7-701548ae3456
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.14.8
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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 (4 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.

The project files cover the period from 1934-1961 and contain clippings, catalogs, brochures, and scrapbooks. This material 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 Bach's interior and exterior design projects. Also included are several signed and numbered prints of Bach's watercolor scenes of the Riviera.
Arrangement:
The Collection i s arranged into three series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials and Project Files, 1934-1989 Series 2: Photographs, 1942-1961 Series 3: Lantern slides (glass), undated
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 1932-1953 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 in Stamford, Connecticut. He remodeled the interior and exterior of Sach's furniture store, 1948-1949, 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:
Materials at the Smithsonian

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department holds 431 drawings of designs for furniture, textiles, lamps, pianos, clocks, appliances, and retail, office, and home interiors
Provenance:
Collection donated by Alfons Bach in 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1272
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Alfons Bach Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86cb7a712-7b15-4d1a-aa64-98e3e57e1c61
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1272
Online Media:

Furniture Store Interiors

Collection Creator:
Bach, Alfons, 1904-1999  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. 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:
Alfons Bach Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Alfons Bach Papers
Alfons Bach Papers / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8473fe453-1783-4fc2-a111-b300c0ca9f54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1272-ref639

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Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Mar.–May 1866
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M752, File 2.5.3
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Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Registers and Letters Received by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 2: Letters Received / 2.5: Entered in Register 5
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io35a9872f9-d1d4-4e52-aae1-d7e1cf89b191
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m752-ref130
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Harold Raskin World War II Diary and Images [Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) Landings on Iwo Jima]

Creator:
Raskin, Harold.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 box)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Diaries
Place:
Iwo Jima (Japan)
Date:
bulk 1945-1946
Summary:
This collection consists of a copy of Harold Raskin's typewritten diary "Blind Landing on Iwo Jima," kept during his time as part of the Army Airways Communications System, 7th AACS Wing Ground Control Approach (GCA) unit, and covering the dates January 2 to August 20, 1945. The collection also includes digital image scans of 34 photographs depicting daily life and U.S. Army Air Forces operations in Iwo Jima during the period of 1945-1946, and an operational log for the GCA unit dated April 3, 1945.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a bound copy of Harold Raskin's typewritten diary kept during his time as part of the Army Airways Communications System, 7th AACS Wing Ground Control Approach (GCA) unit. The diary, entitled "Blind Landing on Iwo Jima," covers the dates January 2, 1945 to August 20, 1945. The collection also includes digital image scans of 34 photographs and one document loaned to the Archives for copying by Harold Raskin's son, Donald Raskin. The images depict daily life and U.S. Army Air Forces operations in Iwo Jima during the period of 1945-1946 and include aerial views of Iwo Jima. Aircraft depicted in the images include the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Family (Model 345). The scanned document is an operational log for the Army Airways Communications System, 7th AACS Wing Ground Control Approach (GCA) unit, dated April 3, 1945.
Arrangement:
Collection is grouped by media type.
Biographical / Historical:
Harold Raskin was born on June 20, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. Raskin was attending Brooklyn College when the United States entered World War II and Raskin enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Raskin was sent to Iwo Jima in March 1945 as part of the Army Airways Communications System, 7th AACS Wing Ground Control Approach (GCA) unit . As a part of this unit, Raskin assisted pilots in making Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) landings in times of zero visibility. During his time in Iwo Jima, Raskin kept a diary which he entitled, "Blind Landing on Iwo Jima." After the war, Raskin returned to Brooklyn College to complete his education and then he worked as a furniture salesman in his family's furniture store until his retirement in 1990. Harold Raskin died on June 12, 1996.
Provenance:
Don Raskin, Gift, 2010, NASM.2010.0029
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Diaries -- 20th century
Citation:
Harold Raskin World War II Diary and Images [Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) Landings on Iwo Jima], Acc. 2010.0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0029
See more items in:
Harold Raskin World War II Diary and Images [Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) Landings on Iwo Jima]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b0a0e65c-a656-4d92-895b-7e6d65486685
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0029
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