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Douglas Leigh Papers, 1903-1999

Contents and Arrangement

Scrapbooks within Series 8-13 (Personal Scrapbooks, General Scrapbooks, Billboard Project Files, Poster Project Files, Dirigible Project Files, and Urban Improvement Project Files) have been arranged into as accurate a chronological order as possible. They have been numbered consecutively within each series, and scrapbooks containing material concerning multiple products appear before those concerning individual products.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1943-1988
(Box 1, 12; 6 folders)

Military records document Leigh's service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Biographical material includes certificates of membership in naval and real estate organizations, and award plaques and certificates. Records are arranged chronologically.
Biographical materials are on reel 5840.
Description Container Select
Military Service Records, 1943-1954
1
1
Membership Certificates (see also Box 12), 1945-1981
1
2
Award Certificates and Plaques (see also Box 12), 1958-1981
1
3
Bank of New York Medal, 1982
1
4
Greenville High School Hall of Fame Plaque, 1988
1
5
Oversize Membership and Award Certificates, 1945, 1968
12
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1924-1999, n.d.
(Box 1; 16 folders)

The chronologically-arranged correspondence consists of business letters that do not directly relate to a specific project.
Correspondence is on reel 5840.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, n.d.
1
6
Correspondence, 1924
1
7
Correspondence, 1940-1946
1
8
Correspondence, 1947-1949
1
9
Correspondence, 1950-1951
1
10
Correspondence, 1954-1955
1
11
Correspondence, 1956
1
12
Correspondence, 1958
1
13
Correspondence, 1959
1
14
Correspondence, 1960
1
15
Correspondence, 1961
1
16
Correspondence, 1963-1967
1
17
Correspondence, 1973-1974
1
18
Correspondence, 1987-1989
1
19
Correspondence, 1990-1993
1
20
Correspondence, 1994-1999
1
21

Series 3: Notes , 1941-1997, n.d.
(Box 1; 3 folders)

Notes consist of address lists of business associates, a haphazard collection of clippings entitled "Recognition of Results Obtained," and miscellaneous notes.
Notes are on reel 5840.
Description Container Select
Address Lists, n.d.
1
22
"Recognition of Results Obtained,", 1941-1942
1
23
Miscellaneous Notes, 1994-1997
1
24

Series 4: Writings by Others , 1962, n.d.
(Box 1; 2 folders)

This series consists of miscellaneous poems and a typescript of remarks by James Felt to the Broadway Association.
Writings by others are on reel 5840.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Poems, n.d.
1
25
Typescript of Remarks by James Felt, 1962
1
26

Series 5: Artwork , 1958
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Artwork consists of three caricatures of Douglas Leigh by Faruk Alpkurt.
Artwork is on reel 5840.
Description Container Select
Caricatures of Leigh by Faruk Alpkurt, 1958
1
27

Series 6: Photographs , 1913-1990
(Box 1, 12; .03 linear feet)

Photographs are of Douglas Leigh, his boyhood home, family members, and business colleagues. Photographs of Leigh and business colleagues ca. 1939 include a photo of Mickey Rooney. An album contains photographs of office parties at Douglas Leigh, Inc.
Photographs are on reel 5840.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Leigh, His Brother, and Boyhood Home, 1913-1920
1
28
Photographs of Douglas Leigh (see Box 12), ca. 1928-1990
1
29-35
Photographs of Leigh's Business Colleagues, 1926
1
36
Photographs of Leigh and Business Colleagues, ca. 1939
1
37
Photographs of Leigh and Business Colleagues, ca. 1945
1
38-39
Photographs of Leigh and Business Colleagues, 1964
1
40
Photograph Album of Douglas Leigh, Inc., Office Parties (see also Box 12), 1941-1955
1
41
Oversize Photograph of Leigh and a Colleague, ca. 1964
12
1
Oversized Photograph Album of Douglas Leigh, Inc., Office Parties, 1941-1955
12
2

Series 7: Printed Material , 1905-1999, n.d.
(Box 1; 22 folders)

Printed material including clippings, brochures, picture postcards, 2 books, a sample book of business stationery, and miscellaneous printed material.
Printed materials are on reels 5840-5841.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1905-1999, n.d.
1
42-56
Brochure, "Point of Most Return,", n.d.
1
57
Brochure, "Urban Light Tours Manhattan,", 1985
1
58
Picture Postcards, n.d.
1
59
Color Planning for Business and Industry by Howard Ketcham, 1958
1
60
The Most Colorful Book Ever!, 1994
1
61
Sample Book of Business Stationery, ca. 1940
1
62
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1925, n.d.
1
63

Series 8: Personal Scrapbooks , 1942-1982
(Box 12-13; .06 linear feet)

These personal scrapbooks contain photographs, letters, and printed material documenting Douglas Leigh's interaction with family, friends, and colleagues. One scrapbook contains photographs of Leigh's parents and a skiing holiday. The other scrapbooks record annual business luncheons of the New York Sales Executive Club and the Broadway Association. Personal Scrapbook 3 contains 2 letters and a photograph of John D. Rockefeller III.
Personal scrapbooks are on reel 5841.
Description Container Select
Personal Scrapbook 1, 1942-1950
12
3
Personal Scrapbook 2, 25th Annual Luncheon , 1958
13
1
Personal Scrapbook 3, Broadway Association 51st Annual Luncheon , 1962
13
2
Personal Scrapbook 4, Broadway Association 71st Annual Luncheon , 1982
13
3

Series 9: General Scrapbooks , 1933-1951
(Box 2-5; 4.0 linear feet)

The sixteen general scrapbooks found here contain clippings, miscellaneous printed material, letters, interview transcripts, artwork, and photographs documenting the development of miscellaneous projects by Douglas Leigh and his company. General Scrapbook 1 contains a cartoon of Douglas Leigh by Stookie Allen. General Scrapbook 13 contains a metal pin reading "Honorary Tydol Pilot/ Feb 1947."
General scrapbooks are on reels 5841-5843.
Description Container Select
General Scrapbook 1, 1933-1936
2
1
General Scrapbook 2, 1937-1938
2
2
General Scrapbook 3, 1937-1938
2
3
General Scrapbook 4, 1938-1939
2
4
General Scrapbook 5, 1941-1942
2
5
General Scrapbook 6, 1942
3
1
General Scrapbook 7, 1942
3
2
General Scrapbook 8, 1944-1945
3
3
General Scrapbook 9, 1943-1948
3
4
General Scrapbook 10, 1945-1946
3
5
General Scrapbook 11, 1946
4
1
General Scrapbook 12, 1947-1948
4
2
General Scrapbook 13, 1944-1948
4
3
General Scrapbook 14, 1947-1948
5
1
General Scrapbook 15, 1948-1950
5
2
General Scrapbook 16, 1948-1951
5
3

Series 10: Billboard Project Files , 1929-1997
(Box 1, 6, 14-25, BV 33; 5.0 linear feet)

This series consists primarily of 29 scrapbooks and photographs documenting the development of billboard advertising projects, including Leigh's inventions of the Leigh-EPOK Electric Display Board and the Tri-Vision Billboard. Also found are notes, letters, interview transcripts, clippings, miscellaneous printed material, and individual product files. Scrapbooks have been consecutively numbered within this series. Scrapbooks containing material concerning multiple products appear before those concerning individual products. Leigh referred to his billboards as "Spectaculars" because they often were illuminated or displayed mechanized animation.
This series is arranged chronologically within each project, with the exception of 10.2: General Photographs, which has been arranged according to subject matter, and 10.5: Individual Billboard Product Files, which has been arranged alphabetically. The series is divided into 5 subseries:
  • 10.1: General Notes, 1934-1997
  • 10.2: General Photographs, 1929-1996
  • 10.3: Leigh-EPOK Electric Display Board, 1966-1993
  • 10.4: Billboard Scrapbooks for Miscellaneous Products, 1933-1977
  • 10.5: Individual Billboard Product Files, 1936-1980
Billboard project files are on reels 5843-5845.
10.1: General Notes, 1934-1997
Description Container
Chronologies of Spectaculars, 1993-1996
1
64
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, n.d.
1
65
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1934
1
66
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1941
1
67
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1945
1
68
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1946
6
1
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1947
6
2
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars (see Box 14), 1948
6
3
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1949-1950
6
4
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars (see Box 14), 1951
6
5
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1952
6
6
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1953
6
7
Miscellaneous Ideas for Spectaculars, 1954-1985
6
8
Statistics and Photos Concerning Sign Locations, 1945-1997
6
9
Map of Columbus Circle Area (see Box 14), 1946
6
10
Oversized Drawings of Ideas for Spectaculars and Map of Columbus Circle , 1946-1951
14
1
10.2: General Photographs, 1929-1996
Description Container
Ideas for Spectaculars, 1945-1947
6
11-12
Buildings in Atlanta, Georgia, 1996, n.d.
6
13
Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1937
6
14
Buildings in Chicago, Illinois, 1958-1973
6
15
112 Madison Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 1945
6
16
Buildings in Los Angeles, California, 1948-1965
6
17-18
New York City Skyline (see Box 14), 1959, n.d.
6
19
Times Square, New York City (see also Box 14), 1929-1980
6
20-31
Columbus Circle, New York City (see also Box 14), 1934-1963
6
32-39
Sixth Avenue and Radio City, New York City, 1942-1961
6
40
Bryant Park, New York City, 1929-1950
6
41
Wurlitzer Building (120 W 42nd), New York City, 1950-1970
6
42
522 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 1955-1961
6
43
40 Wall Street, New York City, 1975
6
44
Statue of Liberty, New York City, 1942
6
45
Miscellaneous Buildings, New York City, 1940-1970
6
46
Miscellaneous buildings, Brooklyn, New York, 1940-1943
6
47
Miscellaneous Buildings, Queens and The Bronx, 1940-1943
6
48
Oakland, California Skyline, n.d.
6
49
Unidentified U. S. cities, n.d.
6
50
Miscellaneous Foreign Cities (see also Box 14, 1966, n.d.
6
51-52
Tri-Vision Billboard Photographs of Fabrication, ca. 1962
6
53
Oversized Photographs of New York City, 1945-1949
  • Canada Dry Sign
  • Chevrolet Sign
  • Planters Peanuts Sign
  • 2 Views of Times Square
  • Coca-Cola Sign
  • Columbus Circle
14
1
Oversized Photograph of a Building in Moscow, Russia, n.d.
14
1
10.3: Leigh-EPOK Electric Display Board, 1966-1993
Description Container
Leigh-EPOK Notebook with 5 Photos, 1966-1967
6
54
Animation Inventory Lists, 1991-1993
6
55
Photographs of Signs and Performers, ca. 1966-1967
6
56
Brochures About the Leigh-EPOK Sign, ca. 1966-1967
6
57
Booklet About the Leigh-EPOK Sign, ca. 1966-1967
6
58
10.4: Billboard Scrapbooks for Miscellaneous Products, 1933-1977
Billboard Scrapbook 8 includes a photo of Joan Crawford; Billboard Scrapbook 9 includes a photo of cartoonist Otto Soglow; Billboard Scrapbook 10 includes photos of dancers Bill Robinson and the De Marcos; and Billboard Scrapbook 16 includes a photo of Sophia Loren.
Description Container
Billboard Scrapbook 1 (see BV 33), 1933-1964
6
59
Billboard Scrapbooks 2-3 (Highlights of the Spectaculars)(see Box 15), 1934-1966
6
60
Billboard Scrapbooks 4-5 (Highlights of the Spectaculars)(see Box 16), 1945-1977
6
61
Billboard Scrapbook 6 (see also Box 14), 1934-1941
6
62-64
Billboard Scrapbooks 9-11 (see Box 18), 1938-1952
6
65
Billboard Scrapbooks 12-15 (see Box 19), 1950-1965
6
66
Billboard Scrapbooks 16-17 (see Box 20), 1962-1963
6
67
Billboard Scrapbook 18 , 1966
6
68
Billboard Scrapbook 19 (see Box 20), 1967
6
69
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 1 (Highlights of the Spectaculars), 1933-1964
BV 33
Oversized Poster from Billboard Scrapbook 6, 1934-1941
14
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 2 (Highlights of the Spectaculars), 1934-1966
15
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 3 (Highlights of the Spectaculars), 1937-1966
15
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 4 (Highlights of the Spectaculars), 1945-1966
16
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 5 (Highlights of the Spectaculars), 1962-1977
16
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 7 , 1935-1939
17
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 8, 1936-1937
17
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 9, 1938-1947
18
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 10, 1944-1946
18
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 11, 1951-1952
18
3
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 12, 1950
19
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 13, 1955-1956
19
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 14, 1955-1965
19
3
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 15, 1961
19
4
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 16, 1962
20
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 17, 1963
20
2
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 19, 1967
20
3
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 20, Camel Cigarettes , 1941-1947
21
1
Oversized Billboard Scrapbook 21, Camel Cigarettes , 1948-1950
21
2
Duplicate Photographs from Scrapbooks , circa 1950s
14
10
10.5: Individual Billboard Product Files, 1936-1980
Billboard Scrapbook 25 includes photographs of Broadway performers Joan McCracken, June Havoc, Bambi Linn, and the De Marcos; Wilson Whiskey Billboard Scrapbook 27 includes a photograph of Joan Crawford.
Description Container
Aqua Net Hairspray Photographs, 1936
6
70
Ballantine's Beer Photographs, 1936
6
71
Black Horse Ale Photographs of Sign (see also Box 14), 1944
6
72
BOAC Airlines Photographs, 1955
6
73
Bond Clothes Photographs (see also Box 14), 1949
6
74
Borden's Instant Coffee Photograph, ca. 1960s
6
75
Braniff Airlines Photograph of Sign Installation, 1964
6
76
Brim Freeze-Dried Coffee Photograph, ca. 1950s
6
77
Bulova Watches Photographs, ca. 1950s
6
78
Camel Cigarettes, Photographs, 1942-1951
6
79-80
Canada Tourism, Photographs, 1960
6
81
Chevrolet Automobiles, Photographs (see also Box 14), n.d.
7
1
Cleopatra Movie Sign, Photographs of Executives Lighting Sign, 1963
7
2
Coca-Cola, Photographs and World's Fair Material, 1963
7
3-4
Contac Cold Remedy, Photograph, ca. 1960s
7
5
Eveready Batteries, Photographs (see Box 22), 1949-1950
7
6
Flamingo Foods, Photographs (see Box 14), 1951-1952
7
7-13
General Electric Iron, Artwork for Billboard, 1960s
7
14
Gordon's Gin/ Haig Scotch Whisky, Photographs, 1964-1967
7
15-16
Grand Union Grocery Store, Photographs, ca. 1955
7
17
Hennessy Cognac, Photographs, 1955
7
18
Kool Cigarettes, Photograph, ca. 1950s-1960s
7
19
Mattel Toys, Photographs, 1964
7
20
Museum of Science and Industry, Photograph, 1944
7
21
Nassau Tourism, Photographs, 1960-1961
7
22
N W Bank, Blueprints of Design for Sign, ca. 1940s
7
23
Pepsi-Cola, Scripts for Animation of Pepsi EPOK in Tokyo, ca. 1950s-1960s
7
24-25
REM Cold Remedy, Photographs, 1945-1948
7
26
Rheingold Beer, Photographs, ca. 1940s-1960s
7
27
Salem Cigarettes, Notes and Photographs, ca. 1960
7
28
Savarin Coffee, Photograph, ca. 1940s
7
29
Schaefer Beer, Photographs, 1945-1947
7
30
Scripto Pens, Photograph and Press Release, ca. 1940s-1960s
7
31
Sunbeam Vacuum Cleaner, Photographs, 1957
7
32
TDK Recording Tape, Photograph, 1980
7
33
Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Photograph, ca. 1940s-1960s
7
34
Time, Life, Sports Illustrated Magazines, Loose Photographs from Billboard Scrapbook 26 (see Box 24), 1957-1958
7
35
WABC Broadcasting, Photographs, ca. 1940s
7
36
War Bonds, Photographs, ca. 1943
7
37
Wilson Whiskey Loose Photographs, Scrapbook 27 (see Box 24), 1940-1942
7
38
Winston Cigarettes, Photographs, 1974
7
39
WNBC Broadcasting, Photograph, ca. 1940s-1960s
7
40
WOR Broadcasting, Photographs, 1945-1946
7
41
Wrigley's Gum, Photograph of sign, ca. 1950s-1960s
7
42
Oversized Photographs of Individual Product Signs , 1944-1958
  • Black Horse Ale
  • Bond
  • Clothes
  • Chevrolet
  • Flamingo
  • Pepsi-Cola
14
3
Eveready Batteries, Billboard Scrapbook 22, 1949-1950
22
1
Pepsi-Cola, Billboard Scrapbook 23, 1955-1956
22
2
REM, Billboard Scrapbook 24, 1945-1948
23
1
REM, Billboard Scrapbook 25, 1945-1947
23
2
Time, Life, Sports Illustrated Magazines, Billboard Scrapbook 26, 1957-1958
24
1
Wilson Whiskey, Billboard Scrapbook 27, 1940
24
2
Wilson Whiskey, Billboard Scrapbook 28, Aug-Nov 1940
25
1
Wilson Whiskey, Billboard Scrapbook 29, 1941-1942
25
2

Series 11: Poster Project Files , 1943-1963
(Box 7-8, 14; 1.6 linear feet)

This series consists of notes, reports, artwork, photographs, miscellaneous printed material, 4 scrapbooks, and individual product files that document the development of poster advertising projects, primarily those used on Railway Express Agency delivery trucks that would circulate the poster advertisements throughout urban areas. Individual product files typically contain photographs, notes, clippings, and other printed materials. Although scrapbooks have been consecutively numbered within this series, they either focus on multiple projects or are solely associated with one project and arranged with that project. There is also a file concerning the Shopping Center Network Semaphore Poster Display that involved the placement of hanging posters on light poles in shopping center parking lots.
Poster project files are on reels 5845-5846.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Notes, ca. 1963
7
43
Report: Consumer Recognition Study of Poster Advertising, 1943
7
44
Report: A Comprehensive Study and Analysis of the REA Express Poster, 1961
7
45
Report: Express Posters U.S.A., 1961
7
46
Artwork for a Poster by Walter Griffin (see also Box 14), 1943
7
47
Miscellaneous Press Releases, 1948, n.d.
7
48
Poster Scrapbook 1, 1954-1963
7
49
American Dairy Association Poster File, 1947-1949
7
50
Amoco Gasoline and Oil Poster File, ca. 1953
7
51
Amoco Gasoline and Oil, Poster Scrapbook 2, 1952-1961
7
52
Beeline Radio Stations Poster File, California and Nevada, ca. 1950s-1960s
7
53
Black Label Beer, Stag Beer Poster File, ca. 1940s
7
54
Blue Cross Poster File, ca. 1940s
7
55
Camel Cigarettes, Poster Scrapbook 3, 1943-1947
7
56-60
Camel Cigarettes, Poster Scrapbook 3, 1943-1947
8
1-8
Camel Cigarettes, Poster Scrapbook 4, 1948-1956
8
9-23
Chase and Sanborn Coffee Poster File, 1955
8
24
Flamingo Foods Poster File, 1951-1952
8
25
Fram Motor Oil Poster File, 1962
8
26
Hudson Hornet Automobile Poster File, ca. 1950s-1960s
8
27
Lux Soap Poster File, ca. 1940s-1960s
8
28
Museum of Science and Industry Poster File, 1944
8
29
Red Cross Show, Madison Square Garden, Poster File, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
30
REM Cold Remedy Poster File, ca. 1950s-1960s
8
31
Salem Cigarettes Poster File, 1960
8
32
Twenhoefel's Automobile Insurance Poster File, ca. 1960s
8
33
U. S. Navy (WAVES) Poster File, ca. 1940s-1960s
8
34
War Bonds Poster File, 1943-1945
8
35-38
Wearever Pens Poster File, ca. 1950s-1960s
8
39
Winston Cigarettes Poster File, 1958-1960
8
40
Shopping Center Network Semaphore Poster Display File, 1960
8
41-43
Oversized Artwork for a Poster by Walter Griffin, 1943
14
4

Series 12: Dirigible Project Files , 1944-1954
(Box 8-11, 14, 26-28; 3.7 linear feet)

This series consists of notes, reports, artwork, photographs, miscellaneous printed material, 12 scrapbooks, and individual product files that document the development of dirigible advertising projects involving both painted logos and networks of lights over the surface of the dirigible. Sequentially-timed lights caused dramatic animated effects against the night sky. Individual Product/Project Files are arranged alphabetically and typically contain photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, and scattered drawings. Leigh compiled scrapbooks of general information on dirigible advertising and for specific dirigible projects. General scrapbooks have been arranged by date and are interspersed throughout the series and specific project scrapbooks have been arranged with the appropriate product/project file.
Dirigible project files are on reels 5846-5847.
Description Container Select
Report: Surveys Measuring the Effectiveness of Dirigible Advertising, by Alfred Politz Research, Inc., 1947
8
44-45
Report: Blimps in Industry (Off-Shore Oil Operations), by Richard G. Kopff, Jan. 1948
8
46
Report: Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Sky Advertising, by Daniel Starch and Staff, May 1948
8
47
Miscellaneous Notes, 1946
8
48
Drawings for Advertisements, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
49-53
Photographs of Advertisement Ideas, ca. 1940s
8
54
Photographs of Miscellaneous Dirigibles, 1944
8
55
Photographs of Leigh Sky Advertising Corp. Equipment, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
56
Miscellaneous Printed Material, ca. 1940-1950s
8
57-58
Flamingo Foods Dirigible Project, 1951-1952
8
59
Ford Automobiles Dirigible Project (see also Box 14), 1947
8
60-67
Fort Pitt Beer Dirigible Project, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
68
Knickerbocker Beer Dirigible Project, ca. 1940s-1950s
8
69
MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) Dirigible Project, 1945-1950
9
1
MGM, Dirigible Scrapbook 5 (see Box 10), 1945-1950
9
2
MGM Duplicate Photographs, Dirigible Scrapbook 5, 1945-1950
9
3-4
Mobiloil/ Flying Red Horse Dirigible Project (see also Box 14), 1947-1949
9
5-10
Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbook 6, 1947-1949
9
11
Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbooks 7-8 (see Boxes 10, 14), 1947-1949
9
12
Pfeiffer Beer Dirigible Project, ca. 1940s-1950s
9
13
R & H Beer Dirigible Project (see also Box 14), ca. 1940s-1950s
9
14
Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline Dirigible Project, 1947-1949
9
15-16
Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbooks 9-11 (see Box 11), 1947-1949
9
17
Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline Duplicate Photographs from Dirigible Scrapbooks, 1947-1949
9
18
Wonder Bread (see Box 14), 1947
9
19-27
Oversized MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), Dirigible Scrapbook 5, 1945-1950
10
1
Oversized Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbook 8, 1947-1949
10
2
Oversized Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbook 9, 1947, 1947
11
1
Oversized Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbook 10, 1947-1949
11
2
Oversized Tydol Flying "A" Gasoline, Dirigible Scrapbook 11, 1947-1949
11
3
Oversized General Petroleum/Mobiloil/Flying Red Horse, Dirigible Scrapbook 7, 1947-1949
14
5
Oversized Wonder Bread, Dirigible Scrapbook 12 , 1947
14
6
Oversized Dirigible Project Files , 1947-1949, undated
  • Drawings for Ford Automobile Advertisements
  • Photograph of Ford Automobile Dirigible on Runway
  • Photograph of Ford Automobile Dirigible in Flight
  • Artwork for Knickerbocker Beer
  • Poster for Knickerbocker Beer
  • Photograph of Mobiloil Dirigible on Runway
  • Poster of R & H Beer Dirigible
14
7
General Dirigible Scrapbook 1, 1946-1947
26
1
General Dirigible Scrapbook 2, 1947-1949
26
2
General Dirigible Scrapbook 3, 1947-1952
27
1
General Dirigible Scrapbook 4 General (includes a photograph of Elizabeth Taylor) , 1954
27
2
Mobiloil, Dirigible Scrapbook 6 (includes a photograph of Elizabeth Taylor), 1947-1949
28
1

Series 13: Urban Improvement Project Files , 1903-1992
(Box 9, 14, 28-32, OV 34; 2.2 linear feet)

This series consists of photographs, a promotion book, clippings, miscellaneous printed material, 18 scrapbooks, and individual project files that document the development of Leigh's urban improvement projects involving both the construction design of new buildings and the lighting of prominent buildings in New York City and elsewhere. Project files typically contain photographs, printed materials, notes, floorplans, blueprints, and scattered letters. The 18 consecutively numbered scrapbooks document both individual project files and general multiple projects. Scrapbooks containing material concerning multiple products have been numbered first.
Urban improvement project files are on reel 5848.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Miscellaneous Buildings in New York City, 1980-1985
9
28
Photograph File of Atlanta and New York, 1992
9
29-35
Miscellaneous Clippings, 1982-1989
9
36
Promotion Book of Clippings and Photographs, 1984-1990
9
37-38
General Urban Improvement, Scrapbook 1, 1957-1967
9
39-46
General Urban Improvement, Scrapbook 2 (see Box 28), 1962
9
47
General Urban Improvement, Scrapbook 3 (see Box 14), 1963-1969
9
48-50
Airline Terminal on Sixth Avenue Project, 1946
9
51
Bank of Tokyo Building (100 Broadway) Project, 1981
9
52
Chrysler Corporation Building Project, ca. 1964
9
53
Claridge Building Project, ca. 1965
9
54
Claridge Building Project, Scrapbooks 4-6 (see Boxes 28-29), ca. 1965
9
55
Convention Center Project, 1964
9
56
42nd Street Renovation Project, ca. 1965
9
57
Four Corners (Fifth Avenue and 57th Street) Project, 1988-1989
9
58
Garment District Building, Scrapbook 7 (South side of 42nd Street) (see Box 29), 1961
9
59
Grand Central Station Project (see Also OV 34), 1946-1965
9
60-62
Helmsley Building (230 Park Avenue) Project, 1980-1981
9
63
Helmsley Building, Scrapbook 8 (230 Park Avenue) Project (see Box 30), 1980-1981
9
64
Pan Am Building Project, Scrapbook 9 (see Box 30), ca. 1967
9
65
Port Authority Project, Scrapbook 10 (see Box 31), ca. 1965
9
66
Times Building/Allied Chemical Building Project, 1903-1965
9
67-69
Times Building/Allied Chemical Building Project, Scrapbooks 11-12 (see Box 31), ca. 1960
9
70
Times Building/Allied Chemical Building Project, Scrapbooks 13-18 (see Box 32), April 1963-January 1965
9
71-72
Times Building/Allied Chemical Building Project, Printed Material , 1903-1965
9
73-74
Baltimore Urban Improvement Project, Maryland National Bank, 1991
9
75
City of Reno Urban Improvement Project (see also Box 32), ca. 1964
9
76
Cincinnati Urban Improvement Project File, Atrium I and II Lighting, 1988
9
77
New York City, Windowless Facade Between 45th and 46th Streets , undated
9
78
Oversize pages from Scrapbook 3, General Urban Improvement , 1963-1969
14
8
Oversize photographs of the Times and Allied Chemical Building Projects, 1903-circa 1961
14
9
Oversized General Urban Improvement, Scrapbook 2, 1962
28
2
Oversized Claridge Building Project, Scrapbook 4, ca. 1965
28
3
Oversized Claridge Building Project, Scrapbook 5-6, ca. 1965
29
1-2
Oversized Garment District Building (South side of 42nd Street) Project, Scrapbook 7, 1961
29
3
Oversized Helmsley Building (230 Park Avenue) Project, Scrapbook 8, 1980-1981
30
1
Oversized Pan Am Building Project, Scrapbook 9, ca. 1967
30
2
Oversized Port Authority Project, Scrapbook 10, ca. 1965
31
1
Oversized Times Building/Allied Chemical Building Project, Scrapbooks 11-12, ca. 1960
31
2-3
Oversized Times Building/Allied Chemical Building Project, Scrapbooks 13-18, April 1963-January 1965
32
1-6
Oversized Photographs from City of Reno Urban Improvement Project, ca. 1964
32
7
Grand Central Station Project Oversized Drawings and Blueprints, 1946-1965
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