National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 601/Room 1100
Washington, DC 20013-7012
10 cu. ft.: 18 boxes Series 7: 47 videotapes, including 3/4", 3 films (reels, 1800 ft) 16mm.
Howard Head was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He received a degree in engineering from Harvard, 1936; later went to work for the Engineering Department of Glenn L. Martin, an aircraft company. In 1950 Head conceived, designed, developed, and marketed a metal ski. In 1974 he created the first oversized tennis racket, the Prince tennis racket. Correspondence, notes, drawings, reports, employee records, financial records, tax records, patents, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Head's inventions--metal ski and oversized tennis racket. Many of the photographs depict Head with famous persons who played tennis or skied with him, such as Bill Cosby, President Gerald Ford and others. Audiovisual material includes videodiscs, films, videotapes, audio cassette tapes, dictaphone cassettes.