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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 79, Stage Design Course and Book, 1921-1931

Summary: Bel Geddes taught courses from 1922 to 1927. Included here are lecture notes and course outlines, sketches, publicity, and applications. Drafts and correspondence for a proposed book ghosted by Mary Adams, 1929-1930, are also present.

Hunter Code: SC 1-7
Hunter Guide: page 234

Box/Location Folder Description
flat file b 1-10 Scene Renderings --- 10 Tempera from Fifty Million Frenchmen (163).
flat file b 11-13 Scene Renderings --- 3 Tempera for Iris.
theater box 149 e 2 Preliminary Sketches --- 26 Sketches of scenes.
theater box 149 e 3 Preliminary Sketches --- 39 Sketches of costumes.
flat file f 1-7 Drawings --- Plans for Stage Model No. 10
flat file f 8-12 Drawings --- Plans for Stage Model No. 11.
theater box 149 i 1 Publicity --- Clipping 1923.
theater box 149 i 2 Publicity --- Course flyers [1927].
theater box 149 i 3 Publicity --- Hollywood, Cal. Design Lectures 1924.
theater box 149 i 4 Publicity --- Clippings 1921-1923.
theater box 149 i 5 Publicity --- Master School of United Artists flyer 1921.
theater box 149 i 1 Correspondence --- NBG - United Scenic Artists 1923-1947.
theater box 149 j 1 Correspondence --- Enrollment applications 1926-1927.
theater box 149 j 1 Correspondence --- Stage Designers' Club 1931.
theater box 149 j 2 Correspondence --- Admission questionnaire 1922.
theater box 149 j 3-4 Correspondence --- Design Book (NBG - Mary Adams) 1928-1930.
theater box 150 k 1 Elementary Course Outlines --- Lessons I-XX [ca. 1928].
theater box 150 k 2-3 Elementary Course Outlines --- Lessons III-XX [copy stamped 1954].
theater box 150 k 4a-e Elementary Course Outlines --- Lessons 1-16 [ca. 1922 with revisions].
theater box 150 k 5-6 Advanced Course Outlines Lessons I-X.
theater box 150 k 7 Lectures --- Hollywood [1924].
theater box 150 k 8 Lectures --- 4 Lectures on Art of the Theatre 1924-1925.
theater box 150 k 9-10 Lectures --- 20 Elementary Lectures Nov1927-Feb1928.
theater box 151 k 3 Lectures --- 20 Elementary Lectures Nov1927-Feb1928 (cont.).
theater box 152 k 11-28 Stage Design Book --- By NBG with Mary Adams 1929-1930. Outline, questions and answers, drafts, notes (cont.).
theater box 151 k 29-30 Stage Design Book --- By NBG with Mary Adams 1929-1930. Outline, questions and answers, drafts, notes.
theater box 154 m 1 Program --- American Theatre Council 1938.
theater box 153 o 1a Stage Production Budgets (901) --- NBG Office Procedures 1931-1956.
theater box 153 o 1b Stage Production Budgets (901) --- Production financial statements, prospectus 1948-1957.
theater box 153 o 1c Theatre Statistics Clippings - Finance (919) --- Clippings 1953-1957.
theater box 153 p 1 Specifications --- Materials needed for design course.
theater box 153 q 1 Source Materials --- File folder with note by NBG, "Moe / There were 3 Stage Design Class folders -- now I can find none -- So I am using this."
theater box 153 u 1 Lighting --- 10 Photographs for course demonstration.
theater box 153 y 1-2 Lecture Notes --- Drafts 1922, ca. 1927.
theater box 153 y 3 Lecture Notes --- Class notebook of student [Frances Waite] 1927-1928.
theater box 153 y 4-7 Lecture Notes --- Lecture notes and letter.
theater box 153 y 8 Lecture Notes --- Source material clippings 1920s.
theater box 153 y 9-11 Lecture Notes --- Notes 1922, ca. 1927.

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