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Transcript of interview with Rube Goldberg

Creator:
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Nathan, Emily S., 1907-1999  Search this
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22873
See more items in:
Emily Nathan papers, circa 1943-1985
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22873

Emily Nathan papers

Creator:
Nathan, Emily  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution -- Public relations.  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company -- Public relations  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K.  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Spyropoulous, Jannis, 1912-  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Photographer:
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1943-1985
Scope and Contents:
The papers of public relations consultant and journalist Emily Nathan measure 5.0 linear feet and date from circa 1943-1985. Included are files on clients, among them Towle Manufacturing and its gallery; the Smithsonian Institution, including the Archives of American Art, Radio Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery.
Interviews conducted by Nathan for Radio Smithsonian include New York, N.Y. cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970), 1970; art historian and writer Richard B. K. McLanathan, 1970; Director of the Archives of American Art William E. Woolfenden, 1970, Abram Lerner, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and art collector Joseph Hirshhorn, 1969. Also found is an interview of William Woolfenden May 6, 1983 upon his retirement as Director of the Archives of American Art.
Among the correspondence are letters to Georgia O'Keeffe regarding a pending oral history with the sculptors Dorothy Dehner and David Smith and a letter from museum administrator and lecturer Daniel Catton Rich expressing his pleasure at having met Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulous in Athens, Greece and describes the painting by Jannis that he purchased for the Worcester Art Museum. The majority of the photographs are of personalities long associated with the Archives of American Art. There are two photographs of Jasper Johns, and one each of Mark Rothko and Tony Smith, all taken by Hans Namuth, 1960.
Also found is a folder of material assembled by Nathan regarding Jose de Creeft's story, as told to Nathan, of his pet rooster, intended by Nathan to be submitted for publication under the title "Roosty Was My Friend." Included are an introduction by Nathan, providing biographical information on de Creeft; sample text for the story (2 pages) and an outline for the remainder (3 pages), 24 drawings by de Creeft illustrating the story; and a photograph of de Creeft with a wire sculpture of Roosty, 1957, taken by Budd studio.
Biographical / Historical:
Emily Nathan (1907-1999) was a journalist and public relations consultant specializing in arts and cultural heritage institutions.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1988 by Emily Nathan and in 2000 by the Emily Nathan estate, via Edgar S. Nathan, III, executor. The letter to Nathan from Daniel Catton Rich was donated by Rich, 1977.
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.
Occupation:
Cartoonists -- Interviews  Search this
Public relations consultants  Search this
Topic:
Roosters -- Pictorial works  Search this
Roosters -- Anecdotes  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Inventors -- Interviews  Search this
Archives -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art and industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nathemil2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nathemil2

James David Preston illustrated autograph book

Creator:
Preston, James D.  Search this
Names:
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949  Search this
Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Young, Art, 1866-1943  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1904-1924
Scope and Contents:
One inscribed autograph book kept by Preston containing sketches by cartoonists of the early 20th century, including Clifford K. Berryman, Rube Goldberg, Boardman Robinson, and Art Young.
Biographical / Historical:
Superintendent of the U.S. Senate; Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Donated 1963 by Edward Preston.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Caricaturists -- United States  Search this
Cartoonists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.presjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-presjame

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402615
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402616
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402617
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402618
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_005]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402619
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_006]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402620
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_007]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402621
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_008]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402622
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_009]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402623
Online Media:

"Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Special Exhibition, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F06A_010]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402624
Online Media:

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0061467
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_61468

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0030097
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_30098

"Do It The Hard Way" Rube Goldberg Exhibit at NMHT

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76763A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396082

Opening of "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
Goldberg, Irma  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
November 24, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1685]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372721

Press Conference and Opening of "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
Goldberg, Irma  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
November 24, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1684]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372746

Self-Portrait Bust of Rube Goldberg

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
November 12, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1675R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372757

Rube Goldberg, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970  Search this
Subject:
Goldberg, Rube  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: NPG.85.75
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Art--Cartoonist  Search this
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08650058
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291374

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