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Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958)
Cutting Ice in Canada
1912
Gouache on paper board

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 653, Biography NBG, 1882-1961

Summary: This job includes multiple drafts, personal information, sources, drawings, and photographs that Bel Geddes compiled for the preparation of his autobiography. Copies of the published book, Miracle in the Evening (1960), are located in the Theatre Arts Library.

See also Photographs, APh1-42, in Personal Files (job 977).

Hunter Code: AE, AJ, AM, AP, APe, APh, APq
Hunter Guide: page 221


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 52 653.1 Publisher correspondence 1944-1957. Research correspondence - Black Foot Indians 1954; other 1951-1957.
box 52 653.2 Photostats of correspondence 1927-1938.
box 52 653.3 Literary Agent correspondence 1954-1958.
box 52 653.4 Notes --- Drafts of preface.
box 52 653.5-7 Chapter Outlines 1954, 1956. Memos, drafts 1957.
box 52 653.8 Childhood p.1. Clipping 1913. Notes for chapters.
box 52 653.9 Los Angeles City Atlas with ms. notes.
box 52 653.9a-c Clippings --- Literary 1916-1917. Men, Women, and Technicalities 1920s-1940s with some ms. notes.
box 52 653.10 Correspondence on publication 1960-1961.
box 52 653.11 Review clippings 1960-1961.
box 52a 653.12-41 Draft carbons Chapters 1-84.
box 52b 653.28 Draft carbons Chapters 1-84 (continued).
box 52c 653.96-99 Victor Books --- Chapter title cards.
box 52d 653.42-95 Victor Books --- Chapter title cards (continued).
box 52e 653.100-102 Victor Books --- Chapter title cards (continued).
box 52e 653.105 Victor Books --- Year cards.
box 52e 653.106-107 Press clippings and scrapbook pages arranged by autobiography chapter 70-86.
box 53 653.103-104 Press clippings and scrapbook pages arranged by autobiography chapter 70-86 (cont.).
oversize box 11 653.1 Photostats of clippings of stage settings.
flat box 13b 653.1 3 Sets of galley proofs.
theater box 1 AE 1-2 Notes for preface, biographical data, chronology.
theater box 1 AE 3-4 Chapter Outlines.
theater box 1 AE 5-9 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons.
theater box 2 AE 11-21 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 3 AE 22-33 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 4 AE 34-43 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 5 AE 44-47 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 6 AE 48-55 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 7 AE 56-60 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 8 AE 61-68 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 9 AE 69-78 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 10 AE 79-89 Chapters 1-88 typed mss. and carbons (continued).
theater box 11 AE 90 Reading version chapters 1-37.
theater box 11 AE 91-92 Index to names.
theater box 12 AJ 1-9 Chapters 1-87.
theater box 13 AJ 10-19 Chapters 1-87 (continued).
theater box 14 AJ 20-23 Chapters 1-87 (continued).
theater box 15 AM 1-4 Version to be published.
theater box 15 AM 5-6 Manuscript returned from publisher.
theater box 15 AM 7 Proof from printer.
theater box 15 AM 8 Correspondence with publisher 1956-1960.
theater box 15 AM 9 Reviews 1960-1961.
theater box 16 AP 1 Personal Data --- Photographs 'Bob Blake'.
theater box 16 AP 2 Personal Data --- Autographs.
theater box 16 AP 3-4 Personal Data --- Biographical notes and chronology.
theater box 16 AP 5 Personal Data --- Film making notes.
theater box 16 AP 6-8 Personal Data --- Health and physicians.
theater box 16 AP 9-10 Personal Data --- Inventories.
theater box 16 AP 11 Personal Data --- James Geddes correspondence 1882-1887.
theater box 16 AP 12 Personal Data --- Letters of Information 1934-1952.
theater box 17 AP 13 Personal Data --- L.Y. Geddes Record 1900-1904.
theater box 17 AP 14 Personal Data --- L.Y. Geddes writing.
theater box 17 AP 15 Personal Data --- Memos of NBG 1952-1958.
theater box 17 AP 16 Personal Data --- Client list.
theater box 17 AP 17-19 Personal Data --- Transcribed reviews of NBG.
theater box 18 AP 20 Personal Data --- Thunder Cloud letter rec. 1912, clippings.
theater box 18 AP 21 Personal Data --- Transcribed correspondence 1917-1950.
theater box 18 APe 1-9 Personal Drawings --- Early sketches.
theater box 18 APe 10 Personal Drawings --- Prints of posters.
flat file APe 11 Personal Drawings --- 3 early drawings: man in sleigh drawn by two horses, 1911; "Cutting Ice in Canada," 1912; undated cityscape.
flat file APe 13 Personal Drawings --- 9 early Indian and animal sketches.
flat file APe 14 Personal Drawings --- Sanguine Indian head, 1913.
flat file APe 16 Personal Drawings --- Poster of eagle depicting Speed.
flat file APe 17 Personal Drawings --- Poster for Grace Scripps-Booth.
flat file APe 18 Personal Drawings --- Poster, "To Paris With Newman."
flat file APe 19 Personal Drawings --- Poster for Williams College Dramatic Club.
flat file APe 20 Personal Drawings --- Rendering of parrot.
flat file APe 21 Personal Drawings --- Travel poster.
flat file APe 22 Personal Drawings --- Sketch of Galli Curci, as published in The New York Times, 17 Feb. 1918.
flat file APe 23 Personal Drawings --- Early sketch of Madame Schumann-Heink, 1913.
flat file APe 24 Personal Drawings --- NBG self-portrait, 1914.
flat file APe 25 Personal Drawings --- Watercolor of golfer.
theater box 18 APe 26 Personal Drawings --- 3 early Indian paintings: buffalo on prairie, Indian tents, Indian playing flute.
theater box 18 APe 27 Personal Drawings --- 6 early Indian drawings: Sioux type, Blackfoot, cattle skull, three miscellaneous drawings.
flat file APe 28 Personal Drawings --- 5 early Indian drawings mounted together: "Solitude," "Smoke Signals," etc.
photo box 21a APh 1 Personal Photographs.
negative box 36 APh 2 Personal Photographs --- 1 Negative: NBG as small boy. [damaged]
photo box 21a APh 3-11 Personal Photographs.
negative box 36 APh 12a Personal Photographs --- 32 Negatives: NBG prints by Goldberg.
negative box 53 APh 12b Personal Photographs --- 32 Negatives: NBG prints by Goldberg (continued). [nitrate]
negative box 53 APh 15 Personal Photographs --- 10 Negatives: NBG prints by Beals, 1925. [nitrate]
photo box 21a APh 13-14 Personal Photographs.
negative box 36 APh 34a Personal Photographs --- 69 Negatives: personal prints at Bermuda and Long Island, New York, Parvelle Laboratories 1940.
negative box 53 APh 34b Personal Photographs --- 69 Negatives (continued). [nitrate]
photo box 21b APh 16-18 Personal Photographs.
photo box 21a APh 20-23 Personal Photographs.
photo box 21b APh 88-89 Personal Photographs.
theater box 19 APq 1-4 Source Documents --- Annotated clippings Chapters 1 - 98. (Letters rec. re Black Feet Indians in APq-1).
theater box 20 APq 2-5 Source Documents --- Annotated clippings Chapters 1 - 98. (Letters rec. re Black Feet Indians in APq-1) (continued).
theater box 21 APq 5-9 Source Documents --- Annotated clippings Chapters 1 - 98. (Letters rec. re Black Feet Indians in APq-1) (continued).
theater box 22 APq 10-17 Source Documents --- Annotated clippings Chapters 1 - 98. (Letters rec. re Black Feet Indians in APq-1) (continued).

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