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[Trade catalogs from Gordon-Van Tine Co.]

Variant company name:
Modern American Home  Search this
Company Name:
Gordon-Van Tine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
for homebuilders, high quality millwork, lumber, roofing, paint and hardware
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10231
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10231

[Trade catalogs from Highbee's]

Company Name:
Highbee's  Search this
Notes content:
clothing ; accessories ; glassware ; ceramics ; decor ; furnishings
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Hats  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_42655
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_42655

Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers

Creator:
Bojórquez, Chaz  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
98.44 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1956-2017
Summary:
The papers of Chicano painter and commercial artist Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez measure 5.9 linear feet and 98.44 GB and date from 1956 to 2017. The collection documents Bojórquez's career as an artist through professional files, writings and notes, project books, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicano painter and commercial artist Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez measure 5.9 linear feet and 98.44 GB and date from 1956 to 2017. The collection documents Bojórquez's career as an artist through professional files, writings and notes, project books, printed and digital material, artwork, and photographic material.

Professional files primarily include correspondence with attached business records or press clippings regarding Bojórquez's involvement with graffiti groups. Writings by Bojórquez include writings on graffiti, interview responses, transcripts of talks, and notes. Project books were compiled by Bojórquez to document commercial projects for companies such as Fendi, Reebok, Disney, MTV, and Vans and include drawings, notes, travel documents, price lists and other materials. Printed material primarily includes published designs by Bojórquez. The collection also includes approximately 14 sketchbooks and four portfolios containing drawings and designs by Bojórquez, as well as photographic materials depicting Bojórquez with his friends and family and his artwork. All series contain materials in digital format.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Professional Files, 1970-2008 (Boxes 1, 8; 0.5 linear feet, ER01-ER04; 2.86 GB)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, circa 1985-2015 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet, ER05-ER12, ER95-ER105; 25.52 GB)

Series 3: Project Books, 1979-2017 (Boxes 1-3, 6-8; 2.5 linear feet, ER13-ER93; 30.85 GB)

Series 4: Printed Materials, 1994-circa 2010 (Box 3; 0.5 linear feet, ER94, ER106; 0.141 GB)

Series 5: Artwork, 1956-2017 (Boxes 4, 7-9; 1.3 linear feet, ER107-ER134; 27.75 GB)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1968-circa 2010 (Boxes 4-5; 0.9 linear feet, ER135-145; 11.32 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez (1949- ) is a Chicano painter and commercial artist in Los Angeles, California.

Bojórquez attended the Chouinard Art Institute, now known as the California Institute of the Arts or CalArts, where he studied calligraphy under Master Yun Chung Chiang. Bojórquez is regarded as a pioneer in street art. Since the 1960s, he has been integrating the graffiti style of the East Los Angeles Mexican American community with the calligraphy styles of other cultures. As a commercial designer, Bojórquez has designed products for Fendi, Disney, Vans, and other major companies internationally. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and other collections throughout the U.S. He has been active in numerous arts groups including graffiti advocacy groups such as the Arroyo Arts Collective, Graffiti Arts Coalition, and the Chicano Axis Art Group.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2016 and 2017 by Chaz Bojórquez.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Commercial artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Graffiti art  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers, 1956-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bojochaz
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Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bojochaz

Project Books

Collection Creator:
Bojórquez, Chaz  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3, 6-8)
30.85 Gigabytes (ER13-ER93)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1979-2017
Scope and Contents:
The series contains over 45 project books for artwork, exhibitions, events and commercial projects for Fendi, Disney, Vans, and other international companies. The books include sketches and drawings, notes, travel documents, price lists, and other material related to the project. Many projects are represented with material exclusively in digital format.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers, 1956-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bojochaz, Series 3
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Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bojochaz-ref3

Jade

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 74, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
"Cost Price List of Chinese Jade in Freer Collection"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.11: Jade
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1380

Stone sculpture

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 75, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
"Freer Collection: Cost Price List of Stone Sculpture, etc.: Stone Sculpture going to Washington"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.15: Stone Sculpture
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1413

Printed books

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 79, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Price list of library books [handwritten]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.22: Printed Books [Library]
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1486

Handwritten Freer Household Inventory

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 83, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1920
Scope and Contents note:
"Price list of all objects included in appendix 9." [unbound]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.26: Smithsonian Art Inventories
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref1561

Record of Charles Lang Freer's travel purchases from multiple dealers while visiting China

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
240 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
China
Date:
1910-1911
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1911.TP
General:
This travel packet documents Charles Lang Freer's purchases of miscellaneous art from multiple dealers during his travels in China between 1910 and 1911. This information is compiled from shipping inventories, price lists, and Charles Lang Freer's diaries. Individual purchase records are not available for art purchased on this trip.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Jade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1911.TP
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3242

Marcopoli, Vincenzo

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
40 Pages
Container:
Box 22, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Aleppo (Syria)
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1908-1910
Scope and Contents:
Letters from the Syrian art dealer Vincenzo Marcopoli mostly regarding the sale of Raqqa pottery and other Syrian antiquities. Freer had visited the Marcopoli shop while staying in Aleppo in June 1908.
Freer Gallery numbers: F1910.25; F1911.26; F1911.27; F1911.28; F1911.29; F1911.30; F1911.31; F1911.32; F1911.33; F1911.34; F1911.35; F1911.36; F1911.37; F1911.38; F1911.39; F1911.40; F1911.41; F1911.42; F1911.1; F1911.2; F1911.3; F1911.4; F1911.5; F1911.6; F1911.7; F1911.8; F1911.9; F1911.10; F1911.11; F1911.12; F1911.13; F1911.14; F1911.15; F1911.16; F1911.17; F1911.18; F1911.19; F1911.20; F1911.21; F1911.22; F1911.23; F1911.24.
Charles Lang Freer's correspondence with the Syrian antiquities dealer Vincenzo Marcopoli
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Marcopoli
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Marcopoli
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref388
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Yue, Seaouke (You Xiaoxi; 游筱溪)

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Names:
Pang Yuanji, 1864-1949  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (folders of correspondence)
Container:
Box 36, Folder 17-22
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1917-1919
Scope and Contents:
Letters dated between 1917 and 1919, mostly discussing the offer of Chinese art objects by the Shanghai based dealer Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi)
游篠溪
Freer collection numbers: F1904.61
Letters between Charles Lang Freer and Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi)
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically under correspondent.
Biographical / Historical:
Charels Lang Freer first met Yue in 1917. Yue had travelled to New York with items from the collection of Pang Yuanji, an important Shanghai collector who met Freer in 1911. Over the next two years, Freer purchased a number of important works of Chinese painting, jades, pottery and bronzes from Yue.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Yue
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Yue
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref634
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Inventory and Price List, Xicanindio Traveling Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Modern Multiples  Search this
Duardo, Richard, 1952-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. 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:
Modern Multiple records, 1970s-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Modern Multiples records
Modern Multiples records / Series 1: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-modemult-ref65

GAF Records

Source:
GAF Corporation  Search this
Names:
Agfa (Firm)  Search this
Ansco Company  Search this
Anthony, Edward A.  Search this
Anthony, Edward A.  Search this
Former owner:
GAF Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Business records
Clippings
Histories
Legal documents
Newsletters
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Date:
1939-1963
Summary:
The collection consists of historical and business records for ANSCO, a company now owned by GAF (General Aniline and Film Corporation).
Content Description:
Collection includes business correspondence, some of it regarding a collection of Matthew B. Brady photographs; photographs, mostly of the company's products, biographical information on Edward A. Anthony, who started Anthony & Scovill, which merged with AGFA in 1928; multiple written accounts of the history of the company; trade literature; catalogs; price lists; company newsletters; scholarly journals; legal documents; and clippings. There is a small number of papers relating to Edward A. Anthony's first company, Anthony and Co., dating back to 1877.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Photographic History Collections of the National Museum of American History, by GAF. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2019.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Camera industry  Search this
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century  Search this
Photographic film industry  Search this
Scholarly periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Business records -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Histories
Legal documents -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Trade literature -- 20th century
Citation:
GAF Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1476
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1476

Volume 15

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1882 September 21 to 1883 June 7
Scope and Contents:
Volume 15 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and an index, and some handwritten notes. The volume consists of newspaper clippings, architectural drawings and illustrations, and hand written notes.

This volume is primarily about construction. There are advertisements for new inventions, building materials, and construction methods as well as building material price lists. Some of the construction projects relate to the expansion of Washington, D.C., the Pension Building, new monuments and new mansions from around the United States and the world. There are some illustrations of construction plans, especially for the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. Meigs included newspaper illustrations of notable construction projects and new buildings and monuments from around the world. Advertisements for personal yacht designs and their benefits/features are also found here.

Some of the publications appearing in Volume 15 includeThe Evening Star, The New York Herald, The Daily Evening Telegraph, Forest and Stream, and The Daily Graphic.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref55

Product literature and price lists

Collection Creator:
GSS Printing Equipment Company.  Search this
Graphic Arts Collection (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Information Technology and Communications, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Harris Automatic Press Company, Dayton, Ohio  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975 - 1976
1959 - 1959
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Harris Automatic Press Company Records, 1889-1995; 2003 Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Harris Automatic Press Company Records
Harris Automatic Press Company Records / Series 1: Background Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0928-ref25

Price Lists

Collection Collector:
Levitt, Alan  Search this
Medical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Levitt, Elaine  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Alan and Elaine Levitt Advertisement Collection, 1920-early 1960s, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0303, Series 9
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Alan and Elaine Levitt Advertisement Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0303-ref127

Envelope Blue, postmarked 7/6/1933; addressed to Myrick & Hawley, Sherman, NY from A.H. Pond Co., Inc., Syracuse, NY

Collection Collector:
Levitt, Alan  Search this
Medical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Levitt, Elaine  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Includes: 1 letter dated 7/6/1933; one 4 page price list for Tudor Plate dated 1/15/1932; one single page price list for Tudor Plate dated 5/16/1932
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Alan and Elaine Levitt Advertisement Collection, 1920-early 1960s, National Museum of American History.
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Alan and Elaine Levitt Advertisement Collection
Alan and Elaine Levitt Advertisement Collection / Series 9: Price Lists
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0303-ref135

Concert Price List Italy

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 3 (Series 11), Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 11: Publicity
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref54286

Publicity

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1988
Scope and Contents:
Includes pamphlets, newsletters, magazine articles, concert broadsides, record catalogs and price lists, press releases, and album covers advertising the performance activities and music endorsements of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. In addition, there are press kits developed by William Morris, Incorporated; Moss, Lawson, and Mendez, and the Associated Booking Corporation publicizing the Orchestra's performance. These kits often include brief instructions and suggestions for advertising; photographs; punch lines; lists of famous songs and recordings; brief histories of the band, its musicians, and its peak performances; and short essays about Ellington and his contributions to music and society. The records document various publicity formats used by the Ellington organization to advertise domestic and foreign performances and recordings of the Duke Ellington Orchestra between 1935 and 1974.

Materials of special interest include a press kit compiled by the United States Information Service for Ellington's tour and publicity for his 1967 Carnegie Hall concert, his 1968 and 1974 Sacred Concert performances, his 1969 and 1970 symphonic concerts, and the 1968 White House honors performance for Richard Nixon. In addition, there is a 1988 broadside using Ellington's portrait to advertise a company's paper quality and a score of music written as a tribute to Ellington by a band in Sweden.

The materials are arranged in chronological order. The undated items are located at the end of the series. Oversized materials are physically located at the end of the series but are listed in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

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Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301, Series 11
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General Electric NELA Park Collection

Creator:
General Electric Company  Search this
Gotti, Mary Beth  Search this
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Travel diaries
Advertisements
Diaries
Blotters (writing equipment)
Business records
Manuals
Lantern slides
Stock certificates
Stereographs
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1890s-1969
Summary:
The collection documents the technology of lighting and various business aspects of the General Electric Lighting Division throughout the 20th century and consists of correspondence, bulletins, price lists, business record books, stock certificates, sales and advertising materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and lantern slides.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approximately five cubic feet of correspondence, bulletins, price lists, business record books, stock certificates, sales and advertising materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and lantern slides. The collection documents the technology of lighting and various business aspects of the GE Lighting Division throughout the twentieth century.

Series 1, Historical Background Materials, 1910-1969, contains documentation on the history of the National Electric Lamp Company and the development of the incandescent lamp. The European Diary of 1928 is a narrative written by three General Electric employees—Samuel Doane, Chief Engineer, Joseph Kewley, Sales Manager, and George Osborn, Sales Manager. This narrative describes their business trip to Europe in the spring of 1928. It contains black-and-white photographs, menus, brochures, maps, postcards, and drawings detailing their travels in Paris, Nice, Milan, Venice, Berlin, Amsterdam, and England. The Record of Accomplishment, 1969, is a chronological listing (time line) of various events and/or accomplishments within General Electric.

Series 2, Executive Records, 1903-1955, consists of correspondence, annual reports, and technical standardization notices. The technical standardization notices were created by the Standardization Committee. This committee made decisions on how to facilitate and increase sales, improve quality, cheapen cost, and further the interests of the members of the Lamp Association. The reports cover a variety of subjects such as packing boxes, felt washers, high candle power lamps, and tabulating machines. Many of the reports contain black-and-white photographs. The Lamp Committee Reports seek to detail the demand for incandescent lamps and their improvements.

Series 3, House Organs, 1919-1959, contains documentation on in-house publications for General Electric. The Stimulator, 1919-1920, promoted "lighting profits and cemented friendliness, cooperation, progress, and quality." The Lamp Letter, 1947-1950, was published by the Lamp Department and dealt specifically with lamp-related issues. The Lamp Department Bulletin, 1947-1950, was produced for GE personnel and dealt with a variety of issues from sales to lamp types to licensing issues. The See Better—Work Better Bulletin, 1959, was published by the Lamp Division as a service to industrial and commercial lamp users.

Series 4, Sales and Advertising Materials, 1910-1955, includes price lists for lamps from both General Electric and other companies, manufacturers' schedules, data books, sales notebooks for sales representatives, and Edison Mazda Lamp advertising cards. The advertising cards are approximately 3" x 6" and are in color. They contain ad slogans such as "His Only Rival," "Satisfied Customer," Edison's Dream Comes True," "Have You Electricity?" and "I like Lots of Light."

Series 5, NELA School of Lighting Records, 1920-1930, documents the school, now known as the GE Lighting Institute, for training sales people and customers in the proper application of various lighting products. The records contain quarterly reports and general and lighting course descriptions.

Series 6, Business and Stock Records, 1890-1912, contains record and minute books and stock certificates from other lamp companies. The record books contain correspondence, resolutions, stockholder information, and committee reports.

Series 7, Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1890s-circa 1950, contains one scrapbook from 1923 with black and white photographs, clippings, correspondence, charts, telegrams, and booklets documenting General Electric's Nela Park location. The photo albums contain black and white photographs of staff, lamps, bulbs, tubing, tabulating, filaments, lead wires, stems, mounts, and lighting installations. The scrapbook and photo albums have indices.

Series 8, Lantern Slides, 1880-1950, consists of glass plates of Edison, images of people in the work place, and lighting equipment.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Historical Background Materials, 1910-1969

Series 2, Executive Records, 1903-1955

Subseries 1.1, Correspondence, 1909-1922

Subseries 1.2, Annual Reports, 1949-1955

Subseries 1.3, Technical Reports, 1903-1935

Subseries 1.4, Standardization Committee, 1903-1908

Subseries 1.5, Lamp Committee, 1909-1935

Series 3, House Organs, 1919-1959

Series 4, Sales and Advertising Materials, 1914-1953

Subseries 4.1, Miniature Mazda Lamps, 1914-1935

Subseries 4.2, Large Mazda Lamps, 1914-1934

Subseries 4.3, Carbon Lamps, 1915-1922

Subseries 4.4, Miscellaneous, 1914-1953

Series 5, NELA School of Lighting, 1920-1930

Series 6, Business and Stock Records, 1890-1912

Subseries 1, Business Records, 1890-1912

Subseries 2, Stock Records & Certificates, 1890-1912

Series 7, Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1890s-circa 1950

Series 8, Lantern Slides, 1880-1950
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1911, Nela Park (named for the National Electric Lamp Association) in Cleveland, Ohio, has through the present day served as both administrative headquarters and research laboratory for the development and sale of General Electric's (GE) lighting products. In the years following Thomas Edison's electric lamp invention (1879) many companies began to make and sell lighting devices. A merger of Edison Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric in 1892 created GE, which quickly grew to dominate the market. Westinghouse and several much smaller companies struggled to compete. These smaller lamp companies could not afford engineering and research facilities on a scale comparable with those of General Electric.

The National Electric Lamp Company was organized on May 3, 1901, by Franklin S. Terry (Sunbeam Incandescent Lamp Company), and Burton G. Tremaine, H. A. Tremaine and J. Robert Crouse (all from Fostoria Bulb and Bottle Company and Fostoria Incandescent Lamp Company). Terry suggested that the small companies band together to operate an engineering department, conduct lamp research and development, improve manufacturing methods, and build better lamp-making machinery. He further proposed to raise capital from and share patents with GE. This built upon an earlier organization, the Incandescent Lamp Manufacturers Association, organized by GE in 1896. The new National Electric Lamp Company was a holding company in which—unknown even to many of the smaller companies' executives—GE held a controlling (75%) interest. In 1911, GE's involvement with National became public during anti-trust proceedings. GE then purchased the outstanding stock and absorbed the smaller companies by converting them into divisional units.

Thomas Edison had, in 1882, moved his company's lamp manufacturing operation from the Menlo Park laboratory to a new facility in East Newark (Harrison), New Jersey. Named the Edison Lamp Works, this plant became the main administrative and sales facility for Edison Electric's and later GE's, lamp business. Research moved to Edison's new West Orange laboratory. In 1900, after the merger, GE established a research lab in Schenectady, New York. After forming National, Terry and B. G. Tremaine consolidated the administrative functions of that company in Cleveland and by 1910 were actively seeking space for a new office and laboratory campus. They selected a site along Euclid Avenue that was then on the outskirts of town. This became Nela Park (the "Company" had changed to "Association" in 1906). In addition to the National buildings, GE began moving its directly-owned lamp operations to Cleveland after the 1911 settlement. From 1925 through 1930 the various departments at Harrison moved to Nela Park, with the sales department being one of the last to move. GE's lighting research was carried out at both Nela Park and Schenectady.

A focal-point at Nela Park is the GE Lighting Institute, formerly known as the Nela School of Lighting. Organized by the Illuminating Engineering Section of the Engineering Department in 1921, the Lighting Institute continues to train sales people and customers in the use and proper application of various lighting products.

For additional information about Nela Park, General Electric and the National Electric Lamp Company see:

Arthur A. Bright, Jr., The Electric Lamp Industry, MacMillan, 1949.

Harold C. Passer, The Electrical Manufacturers, 1875-1900, Harvard University Press, 1953.

Leonard S. Reich, "Lighting the Path to Profit: GE's Control of the Electric Lamp Industry, 1892-1941," in Business History Review Vol. 66, pages 305-34.

Hollis L. Townsend, A History of Nela Park: 1911-1957, published by General Electric.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William J. Hammer Collection (AC0069)
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry (Electricity-related collections) hold several artifacts. See accession numbers: 33,407; 43,120; 68,492; 232,822; 1997.0388 and 1998.0231.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Division of Information Technology and Society (now the Division of Work and Industry) by Mary Beth Gotti, Manager of the General Electric Lighting Institute on March 22, 2001.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs 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.
Topic:
Electricity  Search this
Electric lighting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travel diaries
Advertisements
Diaries -- 19th century
Blotters (writing equipment)
Business records
Diaries -- 20th century
Manuals
Lantern slides
Stock certificates
Stereographs
Scrapbooks
Photographs -- 19th century
Citation:
General Electric Nela Park Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0789
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