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Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk 1964-1975

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Series 4: Xerography Research Files , circa 1966-1974
2.5 Linear feet
Box 2-4, 11, OV 16

Xerography Research Files include brochures, clippings, notebooks, loose notes, photographic slides and transparencies, and xerography studies. "Xerox Xplore," what Nesbitt called her experiments with xerography, is the prominent subject of the series. However, the series also contains references to many other projects, people, equipment, materials, and techniques. Annotations exist throughout the series.
Brochures are for specific Xerox machine models, referred to throughout the series, and paper types. Clippings concern color, equipment, tools, and techniques related to film, photography, xerography, computer art, computerized communications, computer and video animation, copyrights, and patents.
Notebooks contain lists, ideas, plans, diagrams, sketches, artwork, handwritten tape and conversation transcripts, phone messages, inventories, printed materials, reading notes, and correspondence.TTitles listed below were derived from Nesbitt's handwritten titles appearing on the the covers. Notes mainly concern xerography materials, equipment, techniques, and processes, including the possibilities of working with color. Her work with color is most prevalent in the notebooks labeled: "Xerox Think-Bank Color," "Xerox Xplore 3 Chromacapsagraphics," and "Xerox Xplore Chroma-Capsagraphy." In addition to bound notebooks, there are two folders with loose notes, and some of the notebooks were unbound for preservation purposes. Xerography studies contain photocopied images as well as source images and materials for Nesbitt's xerography experiments. Notes regarding materials, equipment, techniques, processes, and dates of creation are located on the back of images and loose notes between images. Inventory charts, located in the notebook labeled "Xerox Xplore 2," document many of the prints created for the xerography experiments with a short description of specific studies, date of creation, size, equipment, and technique used.
Xerography Research Files are arranged by predominant format: printed material, notebooks and notes, and xerography studies. However, due to the nature of the material, all formats are mixed throughout the series. The Xerox brochures and notebooks are arranged alphabetically, and the folders containing loose notes and the xerography studies are arranged chronologically.
Notebooks labeled Xerox Xplore 1-3 are arranged in multiple folders to accommodate a large number of enclosures and for preservation purposes. The loose contents of Xerox Xplore 1 were previously moved to a separate folder and their original order is unknown. For Xerox Xplore 2, the original location of the enclosures is noted on inserts. Xerox Xplore 3 was disassembled and enclosures were kept in their original location.
Xerography materials also can be found in the Projects and Exhibitions series. Documents with related topics can also be found in the Correspondence, Writings, Projects and Exhibitions, and Printed Material series.
Description Container Select
Typescript of Xerography Terms, circa 1970
2
10
Brochure and Article on Paper Types, circa 1970
2
11
Xerox Brochures
Automatic Document Feeder 2400 and 3600, circa 1970
2
12
Computer Forms Printer, circa 1970
2
13
Continuous Printer, circa 1970
2
14
Convenience Copier 4000, circa 1970
2
15
Copier, circa 1970
2
16
Drafting Printer and Practices, circa 1970
2
17
Engineering Print System, circa 1970
2
18
How the Xpect Company Found Out What It Was, circa 1970
2
19
Microfilm Printer, circa 1970
2
20
Reduction Duplicator , circa 1970
2
21
Telecopier, circa 1970
2
22
Xerox Standard Equipment, circa 1970
2
23
Xerox Systems Centers, circa 1970
2
24
Clippings, circa 1966-1972
2
25
Clippings, circa 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 16.
2
26
Magazines, 1970-1971
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2.
2
27
Notebooks
Notebook, 1970 May-July
"May 27/70 to July 5/70 SOME XEROX CORP. NOTES IN HERE"
2
28-30
Xerox "Holding-Patterns", 1970 December-1971 January
"Xerox Book Dec 8/70 / 'XEROX' / 'HOLDING-PATTERNS'"
2
31
Xerox Plans and Projections, 1971 January-April
"Jan 8.1971 / XEROX Notebook / Plans & Projections / B&W Book 1"
2
32-34
Xerox Plans and Projections, 1971 June-October
"June 12.71 / Xerox Notebook / Plans & Projections / Book 2"
2
35-36
Xerox Think-Bank Color, 1971 January
"XEROX THINK-BANK / COLOR NOTEBOOK 1"
2
37
Xerox Xplore 1, 1971 January-March
"XEROX 'Xplore' Notebook #1 / January '71 to March 11.1971"
2
38
Xerox Xplore 1, 1971 January-March
3
1
Xerox Xplore 1, 1971 January-March
3
2
Xerox Xplore 1, 1971 January-March
3
3
Xerox Xplore 2, 1971 March-December
"Xerox Xplore Notebook #2 / March 11.71 continuing"
3
4
Xerox Xplore 2, 1971 March-December
Contains material removed from notebook in Box 3, Folder 4.
3
5
Xerox Xplore 2, 1971 March-December
Contains material removed from notebook in Box 3, Folder 4.
3
6
Xerox Xplore 2, 1971 March-December
Contains material removed from notebook in Box 3, Folder 4.
3
7
Xerox Xplore 3 Chromacapsagraphics, 1971 December
"Xerox Xplore / Special Notebook #3 (color transfer) chromacapsagraphics / Dec 15-1971"
3
8
Xerox Xplore 3 Chromacapsagraphics, 1971 December
3
9
Xerox Xplore Bibliography, 1971 July
3
10
Xerox Xplore Chroma-Capsagraphy, 1971 May-1972 January
"Xerox Xplore / chroma-capsagraphy / May 3.1971"
Oversized material for Folder 12 housed in Box 11, Folder 3.
3
11-12
Notes, 1970-1972
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 4.
3
13
Notes, 1971 July 7, 1972 April 8
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 4.
3
14
Slides and Transparencies
Experiments and Works in Progress, circa 1971
3
15
Completed Prints , circa 1971
3
16-17
Xerography Studies, 1967 June 14
3
18
Xerography Studies 3M Preliminary Notes and Reference Materials , circa 1969
3
19-21
Xerography Studies, 1970 December 11
3
22
Xerography Studies Xerox Process Information , circa 1971
3
23-24
Xerography Studies , 1971 February 8
3
25
Xerography Studies , 1971 February 18
3
26
Xerography Studies , 1971 February 25
3
27-28
Xerography Studies , 1971 March 11
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 5.
3
29-30
Xerography Studies , 1971 March 25
3
31
Xerography Studies , 1971 April 1
3
32
Xerography Studies , 1971 April 8
3
33
Xerography Studies , 1971 April 12-22
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 6.
3
34
Xerography Studies , 1971 April 22-29
3
35
Xerography Studies , 1971 April 29
3
36
Xerography Studies , 1971 May 6
3
37-39
Xerography Studies, 1971 June 3
4
1
Xerography Studies, 1971 June 17
Oversized material for Folder 7 housed in Box 11, Folder 6.
4
2-7
Xerography Studies, 1971 June 24
4
8
Xerography Studies, 1971 July 8
4
9-12
Xerography Studies, 1971 July 22
4
13
Xerography Studies, 1971 July 29
4
14
Xerography Studies, 1971 September 9
4
15-16
Xerography Studies "Book of the Elevens", 1971 September 9
4
17
Xerography Studies Self Portraits, 1971 September 9
4
18
Xerography Studies Book VI, 1971 September 16
4
19
Xerography Studies for Extensions Show, 1971 November 30
4
20-21
Xerography Studies "The Horse's Dream", 1972 March
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 7.
4
22
Xerography Studies , 1972 March
4
23
Xerography Studies "Map of Mind", 1972 April 16
4
24
Xerography Studies , 1972 May 25
4
25
Xerography Studies, 1971 June 3, 1972 August–November
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 6.
4
26
Xerography Studies , 1972 November 14
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 8.
4
27-28
Xerography Studies , 1974 February 26
4
29
Oversized Magazines, 1970-1971
Oversized material from Box 2, Folder 27.
11
2
Oversized Notebook, Xerox Xplore Chroma-Capsagraphy, 1971 May-1972 January
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 12.
11
3
Oversized Notes , 1970-1972
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 13.
11
4
Oversized Notes, 1972 April 8, 1971 July 7
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 14.
11
4
Oversized Xerography Studies, 1971 March 11
Oversized material from Box 3, Folders 29 and 30.
11
5
Oversized Xerography Studies, 1971 April 12-22
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 34.
11
6
Oversized Xerography Studies, 1971 June 17
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 7.
11
6
Oversized Xerography Studies, 1971 June 3, 1972 August–November
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 26.
11
6
Oversized Xerography Studies, 1972 March
Oversized material from Box 4, Folder 22.
11
7
Oversized Xerography Studies, 1972 November 14
Oversized material from Box 4, Folders 27 and 28.
11
8
Oversized Clippings, circa 1970
Oversized material from Box 2, Folder 26.
OV 16

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