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Drawings, Sketches, and Designs

Collection Creator:
Knoll, Florence, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 1-2; 2 portfolios)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1984, 1999
Scope and Contents note:
The first item in this series is a portfolio of original, and copies of, drawings, sketches, plans, and miscellany, such as two greeting cards designed by Hans and Florence Knoll, in addition to copies of printed matter and photographs of projects undertaken by Knoll Associates. The majority of the designs were executed by Knoll Bassett for her own use or as more formal presentations for clients, but there are also copies of sketches by others including Hans Knoll and Andy Warhol. The material includes the original drawing for Knoll Bassett's first house design at Kingswood School, executed in 1932. Material relating to Knoll projects illustrate Knoll Bassett's practice of using three-dimensional models with fabric swatches applied to furniture layout plans for client presentations, a technique which later became a standard in the profession. The portfolio is annotated by Knoll Bassett.

A spiral-bound portfolio containing sketches by Knoll Bassett of a cruise of the Greek Islands in 1967 can also be found here.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.knolflor, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-knolflor-ref20

Artwork

Collection Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet (Boxes 11-14, 17, 19)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-1990s
Scope and Contents:
Artwork of note includes a small painted canvas by Paul Jenkins. Additional artwork includes color swatches, yarn, and unidentified textile samples, most likely created for collaborative projects with painters. Researchers should note that many other identified drawings and textile samples are included in Series 3: Project Files.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor, Series 9
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Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rossglor-ref19

Color swatches, Satique

Collection Creator:
Orange Bowl Committee  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Orange Bowl Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Orange Bowl Collection
Orange Bowl Collection / Series 3: Orange Bowl Parade / 3.3: Costume Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1191-ref1919

Color swatches, indian head cottons

Collection Creator:
Orange Bowl Committee  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Orange Bowl Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Orange Bowl Collection
Orange Bowl Collection / Series 3: Orange Bowl Parade / 3.3: Costume Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1191-ref1922

Color Swatches, Spring Milla, Inc., springmaid fabrics

Collection Creator:
Orange Bowl Committee  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969 - 1970
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:
Orange Bowl Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Orange Bowl Collection
Orange Bowl Collection / Series 3: Orange Bowl Parade / 3.3: Costume Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1191-ref1923

Chimney sweep costume and fabric swatches

Collection Creator:
Orange Bowl Committee  Search this
Container:
Box 47, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Orange Bowl Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Orange Bowl Collection
Orange Bowl Collection / Series 3: Orange Bowl Parade / 3.3: Costume Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1191-ref2204

Sales Records

Collection Creator:
Park-Brannock.  Search this
Park, Ernest N.  Search this
Brannock, Otis C.  Search this
Brannock, Charles F., 1903-1992  Search this
Brannock Device Company.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1961
1976-1977
1916-1918
Scope and Contents:
This series is arranged into seven subseries: Customer Correspondence, 1928-1944; Supplier Correspondence, 1927-1944; Florsheim Sales Instruction Manual; Inventories, 1961; Promotions; Receipts, 1916-1918; and Sales Floor Management.

The customer and supplier correspondence consists of mail orders, returns, and repair requests. An interesting aspect of the customer correspondence is the amount of shoe orders customers placed through the mail. Customers often received several pairs of shoes matching their descriptions, selected a pair, and mailed the remainder back to Park-Brannock. Sometimes customers would send in an outline of their foot to be sized or color swatches to match the shoes to a dress. Often the purchasing negotiations would require several letters between store and customer. The most prominent shoe supplier to correspond with Park-Brannock was the Selby Shoe Company, followed by Brown Shoe Company; Marshall, Meadows, and Stewart, Inc.; and LaValle, Inc.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Brannock Device Company Records, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0672, Series 4
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Brannock Device Company Records
Brannock Device Company Records / Subgroup 2: Park-Brannock Shoe Store Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0672-ref60

Michael Cipriano Papers

Topic:
Bride's (Magazine)
Creator:
Cipriano, Michael, 1960-1993  Search this
Names:
Barneys New York  Search this
Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bloomingdale's (Firm)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Ercole (Store)  Search this
Etoile (Store)  Search this
Kosta Boda (Firm)  Search this
Macy, R.H., & Co., New York  Search this
Puiforcat (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Proposals
Photographs
Sketches
Clippings
Obituaries
Color xerographic copies
Color slides
Swatches
Invoices
Correspondence
Advertising cards
Drawings
Purchase orders
Receipts
Date:
1983 - 1993
Scope and Contents:
It consists of business records and correspondence, colored pencil sketches for Barney's Christmas windows done in 1988-1989, and approximately 500 color 35 mm slides illustrating window displays for Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barney's.,This collection covers the full range of Cipriano's design career from 1983 to 1993.
The majority of the collection focuses on Cipriano's work for the Chelsea Passage for Barney's New York. Included is a copy of Barney's display policy providing details on when displays need to be checked, how often floral arrangements need to be changed, and other details. The collection also contains documentation for projects Cipriano did for Bride's magazine, Etoile, Ercole, Puiforcat, and Kosta Boda.
Biographical / Historical:
Window and display designer. Born Waterbury Connecticut, 1960. Cipriano studied fine art and art history at the University of Connecticut. His professional interests include costume, set, and theater design of the Art Deco, Art Moderne, and Art Nouveau styles. Prior to 1983, he did freelance displays for a number of small shops in Connecticut.

He began his professional career as a display trimmer for Macy's department store in New York in 1983. He designed for Bloomingdale's from 1984-85, and for Bergdorf Goodman's Home Department from 1985 to 1986. Cipriano became recognized shortly before his death in 1993, as an innovative designer of table settings for Barney's Chelsea Passage, where he served as Display Manager from 1985-1990.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in 1993 by D. Thomas Shoemaker.
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:
Window display designers  Search this
Topic:
Chelsea Passage  Search this
Display of merchandise -- United States  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Show windows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proposals
Photographs -- Color prints -- 20th century
Sketches
Clippings
Obituaries
Color xerographic copies
Color slides
Swatches
Invoices
Correspondence
Advertising cards
Drawings
Purchase orders
Receipts
Citation:
Michael Cipriano Papers, 1983-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1274
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1274

Advertising in Ms. Magazine

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1980
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.4: Publicity and Outreach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref292
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Textile Design Book

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
Includes information about textiles, original illustrations, collages, and textile swatches.
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 References 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:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 9: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nengseng-ref386

Pages from a bound volume with notes, sketches, and ideas for art projects

Creator:
Jimenez Underwood, Consuelo, 1949-  Search this
Jimenez Underwood, Consuelo, 1949-  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
circa 2017-2020
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)23118
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Consuelo Jimenez Underwood papers, 1970-2019
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_23118
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Flier for “The Sprite New York City Fresh Festival II”

Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Herman M. and Friends, American  Search this
Kiss 98.7, American, founded 1972  Search this
Subject of:
Shabba Doo, American, 1955 - 2020  Search this
Michael Chambers, American, born 1967  Search this
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002  Search this
The Fat Boys, American, founded 1982  Search this
Whodini, American, founded 1981  Search this
Grandmaster Flash, American, born 1958  Search this
Dynamic Breakers, American  Search this
Fantastic Four Double Dutch, American, founded 1978  Search this
Chad Elliot, American  Search this
Jermaine Dupri, American  Search this
Ricky Walker, American, born 1953  Search this
Russell Simmons, American, born 1957  Search this
Rush Productions, American  Search this
Kurtis Blow, American, born 1959  Search this
Newcleus, American  Search this
The Magnificent Force, American  Search this
Uptown Express, American  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 in. (27.5 × 21.5 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 24, 1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
DJs (Musicians)  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.38.2.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54209fd77-db78-4d66-ad43-c24cc9258b91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.38.2.11
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Design Research Inc. Archive: Marimekko Collection

Creator:
Design Research, Inc., American, 1953 – 1979  Search this
Founder:
Benjamin Thompson  Search this
Collection Scope/Subject:
Marimekko Oy, Helsinki, Finland, founded 1951  Search this
Medium:
Correspondence, notes, contracts; brochures, press and promotional pieces (i.e. press releases, mailing cards); trade catalogs, swatches and sample books; photographs; newspaper and magazine clippings (advertisements, articles).
Dimensions:
approximately 8.5 cu. ft.
Type:
archive
Collection
Object Name:
Collection
Made in:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1951–79
Credit Line:
Gift of Benjamin and Jane Thompson
Accession Number:
1997-123-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41f8f0cbc-5f43-45ff-a725-e3e0316004c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-123-1
Online Media:

Access+Ability: Hands of X

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-12-15T06:00:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_g7_Ukp9ZQrc

Michael Travis Costume Design Collection

Creator:
Travis, Michael  Search this
Donor:
Lavdas, George  Search this
Names:
5th Dimension (Musical group)  Search this
Supremes (Musical group)  Search this
Liberace, 1919-1987  Search this
Sinatra, Nancy  Search this
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (35 boxes, 1 map-folder )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pastels (drawings)
Pencil works
Drawings
Design drawings
Date:
1947-1986
Summary:
The collection contains approximately 2,500 costume designs in colored pencil and pastels, on tissue paper mounted on mat boards. The designs were created for entertainers such as Liberace, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dionne Warwick, the Fifth Dimension, Nancy Sinatra, and others. Some were created for the television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the sketches and finished renderings of costumes created over approximately thirty years by Michael Travis. Many are signed by the artist; most are not, which may indicate that Travis collected renderings done by other designers to save them from destruction. They are done in a variety of media and many pencil "roughs" are present as well as the finished art presented to clients. The earlier works are relatively small in size and are believed to have been created in the late 1950s and 1960s for New York costume houses and theatrical productions. The larger format works are primarily designs for the musical performers and television productions that comprised Travis's clients in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s.

During his career his style of illustration evolved and he may also have used several different styles to suit the subject. It is likely that he used assistants for some of the drawings, especially for large productions. In any case, the liveliness of the drawings, the brilliance of their color, the sheer panache they posess is the essence of the drama and excitement that is the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. Many of the illustrations have one (or many) fabric swatches attached to them; a group of large fabric samples is included as well.

Other materials include ephemera, a few publications, and photographs. There is also a small group of artworks by other artists, particularly Waldo Angelo, a long-time friend and colleague.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Costume Designs for Individual Performers and Performing Groups, 1961-1986, undated

Series 2: Costume Designs for Theatrical and Television Productions, 1958-1978, undated

Series 3: Ephemera, Publications, and Photographs, 1977-1985, undated

Series 4: Fabric Samples, undated

Series 5: Artworks by Others, 1947-1968, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Costume designer Michael Travis was born Louis Torakis to a Detroit Greek-American family in 1928. While serving in the postwar United States Army he was stationed in Paris. Upon his discharge in1949 he remained in the city to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Sorbonne on the GI Bill. Also studying haute couture, he met the designers Jacques Fath and Pierre Balmain and occasionally provided sketches for their collections.

Travis left Paris to seek work in New York and was hired at Eaves Costume Company. The company had been founded in 1863 and was the premier costumer for Broadway productions. He was hired as a secretary (his army employment) but became an assistant to the designers. With the owner's encouragement, he passed the exam for the costumers union and became a member of the Designers Guild. This made him eligible to design for Broadway shows and union films.

Travis became an assistant at Brooks Costume Company where he worked with famous Broadway and Hollywood designers such as Raul Pene du Bois and Irene Sharaff. This would lead to his designing the costumes for Ionesco's play Rhinosceros, starring Zero Mostel. The director of the play then hired Travis for a series of Public Television theater productions. Following these, he became the designer for two television programs featuring operatic and theatrical stars, The Voice of Firestone and The Bell Telephone Hour.

Beginning in 1958, Travis worked on the Motion Picture Acadmey of Arts and Sciences (MPAAS) Academy Awards, the Oscars, for eight years as assistant to well-known costume designer Edith Head. She persuaded him to move from New York to Los Angeles in the mid 1960s and he was hired to design for The Steve Lawrence Show, produced by George Schlatter. Travis and Schlatter became close friends and when Schlatter produced the ground-breaking comedy-variety show Laugh-In, Travis was hired as costume designer. The show ran for six seasons, 1968-1973, and required as many as 300 costumes per episode for a large cast, numerous guest stars, and the corps of dancers. He was nominated for an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) award, the Emmy, and more importantly, met and worked with a great many of the musical, film, and theatrical stars of the time. When the show ended in 1973 he was himself a star in his field. Travis was now able to concentrate on his clientele of musical performers and groups. These included The Supremes, The Temptations, The 5th Dimension, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and solo artists Dionne Warwick, Connie Stevens, Nancy Sinatra, John Denver, Wayne Newton and many others. He also acquired his most extravagant client, Liberace, when the flamboyant pianist's designer retired in 1973.

Frank Ortiz had designed an elaborately beaded and decorated jacket for Liberace as early as 1959 and, with other designers, continued to design elaborate costumes for him throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Following this tradition, Travis was encouraged by Liberace to create the most fabulous, beautiful, and exquisitely crafted suits, vests, boots, and capes possible. The costumes were made using the finest fabrics, embroideries, crystals, sequins, feathers and furs—even lights! Anna Nateece, Liberace's longtime furrier, continued to supply his furs. One of these ensembles was valued at $300,000 dollars and they could weigh over 100 pounds. They were objects of awe for his audiences and made a spectacular appearance with the pianos and automobiles in his stage show. One of Liberace's favorite sayings was "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Travis was able to demonstrate how right he was and continued as his designer and friend until the pianist died in 1987.

When Travis was in his forties he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The disease gradually disabled him to the point that walking was extremely difficult and eventually he became wheelchair-bound. After Liberace's death, he retired from his work but continued an active social life and traveled with his care-givers both within the United States and to European countries. In 2010 he received The Career Achievement in Television Award at the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills. His friends, George Schlatter and Nancy Sinatra, were with him at the ceremony. He died on May 1, 2014 at the age of 86.

Source

Liberace Extravaganza! by Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett, HarperCollins 2013
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2015 by George Lavdas.
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:
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Costume designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pastels (Drawings)
Pencil works
Drawings -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 20th century
Citation:
Michael Travis Costume Design Collection, 1947-1986, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1347
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Michael Travis Costume Design Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1347
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JBI, color swatch book

Collection Creator:
Jogbra, Inc.  Search this
Miller, Hinda  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
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 is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
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:
Jogbra, Inc. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Jogbra, Inc. Records
Jogbra, Inc. Records / Series 3: Promotional and Marketing Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1315-ref178

Business Records

Collection Creator:
Jogbra, Inc.  Search this
Miller, Hinda  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979 - 1999
Scope and Contents:
The Business Records are divided into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: JBI, Inc., 1979-1996 and Subseries 2.2: Champion Jogbra, 1988-1999. The materials document the transition of a small, privately-owned company, Jogbra, Inc., (renamed JBI, Inc.) to its purchase by Playtex Apparel, Inc. and subsequent purchase by the Sara Lee Corporation. Throughout these corporate transitions, Miller continued to serve as president and became CEO of the Champion Jogbra Division of Sara Lee in 1994.

The JBI, Inc. materials consist of position descriptions for employees, correspondence, business plans and appraisals, strategy-related documents, sales and accounting information, agreements, and transition documents for Playtex Apparel, Inc. Many of the documents throughout this subseries are annotated by Miller.

The employee materials consist of personnel policies, retirement plans, profit sharing, and stock options for employees at Playtex, Inc. The position descriptions are for Vice President for Sales and Senior Vice President of Sales. These documents provide good insight into the duties and responsibilities for senior management at a small company.

The JBI Executive Team Building materials reflect a 1989 assessment of Miller's managerial style. The assessment, conducted by Human Factors Advance Technology Group, provides a comparative analysis and key assessment findings(Co-Worker Feedback Report and Management Skills Report) based on a self-assessment by Miller and her co-workers.

The JBI Business Appraisal of 1986 details the fair market value of the company and contains several useful "appendices" about the company's financial health. The agreement and purchase of JBI by Playtex as well Sara Lee's acquisition of Playtex is well documented here. The JBI Representative/Dealer Book provides a good overview of the company and is a "how to" for retailers selling the JBI product line. Books include sales data, forms, procedures, advertising samples, and fabric swatches. Similar information can be found in the JBI, Inc. Representative Manual of 1993. Most of the financial data is in the form of spreadsheets that provide actual and projected sales data. The annual operating plans provide key information about the company including mission statements, objectives, strategies, marketing, selling, and financial statements. For example, the annual operating plan for 1993-1994 also includes media-related plans on how best to market the product line.

The Champion Jogbra materials contain business and annual operating plans (budgets), marketing strategies, presentation documents, financial materials (sales data), proposals, and product literature, such as catalogs. Many of the documents are heavily annotated by Miller. One proposal of note is that which targets female teens. In 1996, Champion Jogbra identified young females, ages 12-15, as an emerging market for sports bras and other sports wear. The report, conducted by the Zandhl group provided Champion with the marketing guidelines to develop a "teen" strategy for product positioning. Other studies include a 1997 website evaluation to establish priorities. Additional employee performance-related materials can be found in the Champion Jogbra performance reviews for fiscal 1996. These documents outline the corporate executive performance review, review instruction packet, and forms for the employee to complete.
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 is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
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:
Jogbra, Inc. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1315, Series 2
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Jogbra, Inc. Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1315-ref19

Maidenform Sea Dream collection swatch card

Collector:
Maidenform, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Maidenform, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Local Numbers:
01058514.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

The donor has imposed restrictions on reproduction, broadcast or use of the collection for commercial purposes of any kind by third parties. Reproduction, broadcast or other use of the collection for commercial purposes of any kind by third parties is subject to prior written consent. These permissions will be required until July 2047. Please see the repository for further details.
Topic:
Brassieres -- 20th century  Search this
Collection Citation:
Maidenform Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Maidenform Collection
Maidenform Collection / Series 11: Miscellaneous (unprocessed materials) / From the Sea Dream Collection by Maidenform
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0585-ref1380

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 58

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 22, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1937 March 28-1938 September 11
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref347
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Paul R. Stockton Scrapbook

Creator:
Stockton, Paul R., 1880-1919  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
New York. National Guard. First Aero Company  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 12th Aero Squadron  Search this
Richthofen, Manfred, Freiherr von, 1892-1918  Search this
Stockton, Paul R., 1880-1919  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1916-1919
Scope and Contents:
This collection provides extensive documentation on the flying career of Paul R. Stockton from his entry into the New York Air National Guard through his service in France and Germany and eventual discharge in 1919. Included in this collection is documentation of the activies, personnel and equipment of Stockton's squadron, as well as are excellent aerial photographs of airplanes and before and after photographs of target areas. Many of the photographs show Marie, the Belgian police dog Stockton raised during the war. (Marie later appeared in motion pictures with Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino and others). One image is purportedly from one of the aircraft of Baron von Richtofen's "Flying Circus." Also included in this scrapbook are certificates of Stockton's appointments to corporal and to 1st lieutenant, hotel menus, copies of leaflets dropped by US aviators behind the German lines, examples of European currency, train and bus tickets, fabric swatches from aircraft, Stockton's pilot license and other such ephemera.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul R. Stockton (1880-1962) enlisted in the Signal Corps from 1906-1909 and served in Cuba and Puerto Rico. He made his first flight in 1916 as a member of the First Aero Company, New York State National Guard at Mineola, New York. In 1917 Stockton was ordered overseas and served as the Commanding Officer of the 12th Aero Squadron of the American Expeditionary Forces. Stockton was discharged in 1919, and was later a member of the Early Birds.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0283, unknown
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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0283
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0283
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