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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 6.9.2

Title

Norman Gambill Papers as Head of the Department of Visual Arts

Creator

Norman Gambill

Dates

1940-2013

Extent

6.0 linear feet (6 records center boxes) photographs, electronic records, moving image materials

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Norman Gambill Papers as Head of the Department of Visual Arts. UA 6.9.2. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Norman Gambill was a scholar in art history and film studies, he was head of the Visual Arts Department for 26 years retiring in 2010. This collections in composed of his while he was department head of Visual Arts at SDSU from 1984 to 2010. Also included are unpublished manuscripts, Ph.D. thesis, and personal legal documents.

Biographical Note

Norman Paul Gambill was born April 3, 1941 in Dade City, FL, to George Washington Gambill IV and Dorcas (Darling) Gambill. He grew up in Florida and Georgia.

He was a scholar in art history and film studies with degrees from Emory University, the University of Iowa and Syracuse University. His also graduated from Emory at Oxford prep school in Atlanta. He was an art history professor at the University of Illinois and South Dakota State University where he headed the Visual Arts Department for 26 years, retiring in 2010.

During his 48-year career, he taught thousands of undergraduate students to love art and understand its importance in world history. He also worked with graduate students on courses in Asian art, film art and design, women artists, and international films.

He was an ardent fan of Oscar Wilde and Orson Welles. His lectures and writings about Welles’s groundbreaking film “Citizen Kane” inspired many to take up film studies. His work as a scholar took him around the country giving lectures and around the world sharing his expertise with academics, particularly those who attended the Oxford Roundtable in 2010.

He published articles in scholarly journals and respected film magazines. His work on 1930s films and their importance in the cultural history of the United States is being published in his book, “Ritz and American Mediocrity.” He was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society for those with notable academic accomplishments, in 2006.

His innovative fund-raising events raised money for his department and the Brookings community. With the help of the Visual Arts Group of local volunteers, he founded the annual Evening for the Arts dinner and art auction. The yearly Chocolate Auction held on or around Valentine’s Day raised funds by with an auction of chocolate desserts donated by restaurants and local bakers. Proceeds provided scholarships for art students.

He also co-founded the annual DVAGI, Design and Visual Arts Group Inc., fundraiser in collaboration with the SDSU departments of Visual Arts, Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, and Horticulture, Forestry and Landscape Design. Money from an auction of designers’ services raised money for students to travel to art and design events across the country.

His reputation for lavish parties carried over to his private life where he served abundant food and wine to friends from Brookings and across the country in his 19th Century house, a showplace for his extensive art collection.

He is survived by his brother Stephen, Palmetto FL; his sister, Janine Dover, Camilla, GA.; two nieces and a nephew. Hundreds of friends also survive and will miss his quick wit and impeccable sense of style.

Dr. Norman P. Gambill, died from heart failure on July 12, 2016, at the Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into eight series:

Series 1. Administrative files

Series 2. Curriculum

Series 3. Events and conferences

Series 4. Facilities

Series 5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)

Series 6. Grants and fundraising

Series 7. Meeting files

Series 8. Personal and professional research and activities

Series 9. Manuscripts

Contents Note

Series 1. Administrative files.

Includes general correspondence, memos, Norman Gambill's calendars and appointment books and documents on department and course staffing, enrollment, and general planning. Some materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 2. Curriculum.

Includes Institutional Program Reviews, general education, liberal studies, and visual arts core review, and various curricular issues and concerns. This subseries focuses on curriculum work at a campus level, through visual arts curriculum work discussed at campus-level meetings. For course-level curriculum planning and staffing, see the General Administrative subseries.

Series 3. Events and conferences.

Includes records on department art shows and exhibitions, the TechSigns conference, Design and Visual Arts Group, Inc. (DVAGI) events, and other departmental activities. Some materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 4. Facilities.

Includes files on the Fine Arts Auditorium (not called the Performing Arts Center), the Visual Arts Department site including the Industrial Arts building and Grove Hall, facility studies, planning and remodeling, and facility maintenance and health concerns. Some materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files).

Includes course outlines, teaching research, course study guide packets, and VHS video of three course lectures. Some teaching materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 6. Grants and fundraising.

Includes records on grant applications, awarded grants, and fundraising for programs and publications. Some materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 7. Meeting files.

Includes meeting agenda, minutes, and corresponding documents related to Visual Arts Department faculty meetings, Deans and Department Heads meetings, Academic Senate, and various other campus committees. Memoirs, correspondence, reports, and notes are included within these files and were likely discussed and/or distributed during the meetings. The arrived in disarray with only some bearing folder titles. Additionally, the term "Faculty Meetings" was broadly used and may refer to meetings beyond only Visual Arts Department meetings. For example, "Dean's and Departments Heads" meeting agendas may be found in "Faculty Meetings" folders, possibly for facilitating announcements at department faculty meetings. Some materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 8. Personal and professional research and activities.

Includes Gambill's research and correspondence regarding his writings, files regarding membership and participation in local organizations, and professional recognition and thank-you correspondence. Also included is some personal correspondence, recognition material, a resume, and photographs. Some materials pre-date Gambill's arrival at South Dakota State University.

Series 9. Manuscripts.

Composed of unpublished manuscripts and Gambill’s Ph.D. thesis. Included are several revisions of “Ritz and American Mediocrity,” and “Designing Hollywood: Productions of Harry Horner, 1940-1980,” and “Citizen Kane: An Art Historical Analysis,” which was Gambills Ph.D. thesis from Syracuse University.

Bibliography

Art for a New Century
South Dakota Art Museum, Civic Fine Arts Center, 1989

Bohemian women from West River: Mel Spinar’s paintings of their myths and legends
Brookings, S.D.: Department of Visual Arts, South Dakota State University, c2000
Call Number SD Collection ND237.S645 G35 2000

Enhancing classroom effectiveness innovations in teaching
Brookings, S.D.: South Dakota State University
Call Number: SD Collection LB2331.E54 1995 video

Notes on the career of Professor Signe Stuart as she retires in 1994 from South Dakota State University
Brookings, S.D.: South Dakota Art Museum, 1994
Call Number: Archives N6537.S87 G35 1994

Totem ReeCall the movie II
Bruce Williams, Terry Ree, Jay Vanduch, Jo Edeburn-Nesmith, Matthew Feeney, Norman Gambill, TV Productions Inc.
Brookings, S.D.: TV Productions, Inc., 2000
Call Number: Audio Visual PN1997.T67 2000

Key Words

Gambill, Norman

South Dakota State University. Department of Visual Arts.

Container List

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Norman Gambill Papers Container List. UA 6.9.2

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. Administrative files21Alumni1984-1985
1. Administrative files22Appointment Calendar2007 Fall
1. Administrative files23Cable Hardin and Animation Course Planning2007
1. Administrative files24Calendar and Appointment Book1984
1. Administrative files25Calendar and Appointment Book1985
1. Administrative files26Calendar and Appointment Book1986
1. Administrative files27Calendar and Appointment Book1987
1. Administrative files28Calendar and Appointment Book1988
1. Administrative files29Calendar and Appointment Book1989
1. Administrative files210Calendar and Appointment Book and Accompanying Documents1990
1. Administrative files211Calendars and Deadlines1984
1. Administrative files212Campus Enrollment Studies and Financial Planning1985-1988
1. Administrative files213Capital Assets2007
1. Administrative files214Classroom facilities, instructional technology enrollment, curriculum, grant opportunities1995-1996
1. Administrative files215Cooperative Education Program with Daktronics1983-1985
1. Administrative files216Correspondence, Staffing, Planning1998-1999
1. Administrative files217Department Memos, Meetings and Agenda1981, 1984-1985
1. Administrative files218Department of Visual Arts Financial Reports1982-1984
1. Administrative files219Department of Visual Arts Institutional Program Review - Review Team Report and Department Response2003
1. Administrative files220Enrollment, Course Assignments and Staffing2006 Fall
1. Administrative files221Enrollment, Staffing, Departmental Budget2000 Summer
1. Administrative files222Faculty Meeting Notes, Course Schedule Planning1985 Fall
1. Administrative files223Fine Arts Discipline Council Annual Report for FY 20032003
1. Administrative files224FY 1990 Visual Arts Budget Proposal1988
1. Administrative files225General Correspondence and Memos2000-2004
1. Administrative files226General Department Information including handbook and financial report1982-1985
1. Administrative files227Honors Colloquium Trip of Italy - Itinerary and Financials2002
1. Administrative files228Honors Colloquium Trip to Italy - Research and correspondence2002-2003
1. Administrative files229Mark McGinnis inquiry regarding possible art exhibit2008
1. Administrative files230Nicholas Schlief inquiry regarding possible guest artist visit2006
1. Administrative files231Personal Goals - including first-year planning effort toward short- and long-range plans1984
1. Administrative files232Personal schedule, 1985 summer curriculum, Visual Arts Department policy and procedure draft1984
1. Administrative files233Regental Commendations1984
1. Administrative files234Resources Allocation and Resources Allocation Model [RAM]1977-1985
1. Administrative files235Sale Tax Correspondence2002-2004
1. Administrative files236Schultz-Werth Award Guidelines2003
1. Administrative files237SDSU Foundation Survey of Visual Arts Alumni2003
1. Administrative files238SDSU Master Plan Proposal2000
1. Administrative files240South Dakota Art Museum Events, Schedules, and Associated Art Syllabus2007-2009
1. Administrative files239South Dakota Arts Council1983
1. Administrative files241South Dakota Board of Regents and Council of Higher Education Agreement Documents1981-1985
1. Administrative files242Staffing, Course Assignments and Enrollment2000-2004
1. Administrative files244Standard of Performance Document Review2007
1. Administrative files243Standards of Performance Document Review1997-1999
1. Administrative files245Standards Paper Achieving Excellence in Faculty Roles [Drafts]2000-2001
1. Administrative files246Student complaint regarding Fine Arts Program2002
1. Administrative files247University Center Staffing and Arts Program Offerings2006
1. Administrative files248Visual Arts Department Plans, Goals, Philosophy and Mission1982-1983
1. Administrative files249Visual Arts Group - an SDSU Foundation Membership Organization1984-1985
1. Administrative files250Visual Arts Scholarship Committee [Student Travel Testimonials and Thank You’s]2005
1. Administrative files251Visual Research Institute Proposal Correspondence1984
1. Administrative files252Workload and Overload policies, professional Staff Evaluation documentation2003
2. Curriculum31Administrative Curriculum Work, Advising, Teaching2000-2004
2. Curriculum32Art and Graphic Design Accreditation Process Announcement2007
2. Curriculum33Curriculum Issues - Board of Regent's Program Planning, Graphic Design, Time-Based Design2000
2. Curriculum34Curriculum Issues - Catalog Updates, Board of Regents Proposals for New Programs1996-2000
2. Curriculum35Curriculum Issues - Curricular Programming, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Time-Based Design2000 Spring
2. Curriculum36Curriculum Issues - General Education Core, Curricular Change and Deletion Requests1983-1985
2. Curriculum37Curriculum Issues - General Education Core, Curriculum Review, Visual Arts Core Requests2003-2004
2. Curriculum38Curriculum Issues - Liberal Studies Core Curriculum, Visual Arts Department Curriculum1985-1986
2. Curriculum39Curriculum Work2008 Summer, Fall
2. Curriculum310Department of Visual Arts Institutional Program Review1995-1998
2. Curriculum311Department of Visual Arts Program Information Sheet1980s circa
2. Curriculum312Exit Exams - South Dakota Fine Arts Discipline Council2002
2. Curriculum313General Education Core Curriculum1984
2. Curriculum314Institutional Program Review - Evaluation of the Visual Arts Program at SDSU1991
2. Curriculum315K-12 Curriculum Content Standards Drafts1995
2. Curriculum316National Association of Schools of Arts and Design addresses of Visual Arts Curriculum2002 October
2. Curriculum317Regarding Proposal to Limit Major Credit Hours1983
2. Curriculum318Research and Planning for a Master's Degree in Design Studies2006
2. Curriculum319Review of Visual Arts Core Courses2002
2. Curriculum320Visual Arts Department Response to Curriculum Evaluation2003
3. Departmental events and conferences322Bohemian Women ... Touring Exhibition - Planning and correspondence2000
3. Departmental events and conferences323Bohemian Women ... Touring Exhibition - Planning and correspondence2002-2003
3. Departmental events and conferences321Bohemian Women from West River: Mel Spinar's Painting of the Myths and Legends Exhibition1999-2000
3. Departmental events and conferences326Century of Art at State1985-1986
3. Departmental events and conferences328Design, and Visual Arts Group, Inc. (DVAGI) - Caliente! An Art, Design, and Chocolate Auction2005-2006
3. Departmental events and conferences329Design, and Visual Arts Group, Inc. (DVAGI) - Fusion, an Art, Design, and Chocolate Austio2005-2007
3. Departmental events and conferences330Design, and Visual Arts Group, Inc. (DVAGI) - General records and correspondence2005-2007
3. Departmental events and conferences331Dingzhe He Art Exhibition2008
3. Departmental events and conferences332Evening for the Arts1985
3. Departmental events and conferences41Mel Spinar Art Exhibitions - General planning and correspondence2000-2008
3. Departmental events and conferences42Mel Spinar Retrospective Planning2005-2009
3. Departmental events and conferences43Miscellaneous Events : Correspondence, planning and promotion1986, 1999-2004
3. Departmental events and conferences44Notes on the Career of Professor Signe Stuart as She Retires in 1994 from SDSU [booklet]1994
3. Departmental events and conferences45Public Relations1985-1986
3. Departmental events and conferences46Public Relations and Visual Arts Faculty Profiles1983-1985
3. Departmental events and conferences47Ritz Gallery Events and Schedules1980-1985
3. Departmental events and conferences48Ritz Gallery Schedule2004-2005
3. Departmental events and conferences49Sailing for the Arts - Lake Poinsett Sailing Academy2007
3. Departmental events and conferences410TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Opening Ceremony Coordination1986
3. Departmental events and conferences411TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Planning Binder [Minutes]1985-1986
3. Departmental events and conferences412TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Planning Binder [National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Equipment Committee]1985
3. Departmental events and conferences413TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Planning Binder [Planning and correspondence]1985-1986
3. Departmental events and conferences414TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Planning, Correspondence, and Reports1985-1987
3. Departmental events and conferences415TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Public Relations1986
3. Departmental events and conferences416TechSigns : The Computer in Creativity - Report and Meeting with SDSU President Wagner1986 January
3. Departmental events and conferences324The Broth Project2003
3. Departmental events and conferences325The Brown Bag Salon1983-1985
3. Departmental events and conferences327The Cole Collection2001 September
3. Departmental events and conferences423The Visual Wave: Daktronics Alumni and Employees Art Show Exhibition book drafts2004
3. Departmental events and conferences417Totem Ree Call Film World Premiere2000
3. Departmental events and conferences418Unity and Diversity : Film Retrospective and Bush Faculty Seminar1991-1992
3. Departmental events and conferences419Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition2003-2004
3. Departmental events and conferences420Visual Arts Department April Fool's Dinner2000
3. Departmental events and conferences421Visual Wave Art Show participant correspondence, resumes, and art descriptions2004
3. Departmental events and conferences422Visual Wave Art Show planning correspondence2004
4. Facilities424Arts Complex and Find Arts Auditorium Planning [now Performing Arts Center]1982-1984
4. Facilities426Grove Hall - Maintenance concerns correspondence1999-2006
4. Facilities427Grove Hall - Planning and remodeling1998-1999
4. Facilities425Grove Hall Adaptation Study and Accompanying Documents1999
4. Facilities428Industrial Arts Building health concerns2002
4. Facilities429Miscellaneous facilitiesundated
4. Facilities430SDSU Foundation Ritz Gallery Project Proposal2000-2001
4. Facilities431Solberg Hall Industrial Arts Remodeling for the Visual Arts Department1984-1985
4. Facilities432Space Utilization Study2006
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)435Course] Art 111 : Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Art - Color Microfiche Study Guide, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1974
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)436Course] Art 115 : Art Appreciation - Color Microfiche Study Guide and Class materials, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1974-1982
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)437Course] Art 116 : Medieval Man's Search for the Significant I - Course outline, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaignundated
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)439Course] Art 242 : History of American Film as Visual Art - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1999 Fall
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)440Course] Art 313 : The Italian Renaissance - Painting and Sculpture - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1967-1971
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)438Course] ArtH 211 : World Art - VHS Video, Three Class Sessions, South Dakota State University2002 September
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)441Textbooks included in Norman Gambill deposit1980, 2006
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)433Visual Arts Department Study : A Model for Adaptive Resue of Architecture1987
5. Teaching (Gambill's personal files)434Visual Arts Space Assignments1982-1984
6. Grants and fundraising51Bush Faculty Development Project Grant Application1995
6. Grants and fundraising52Bush Faculty Development Project Grant Application2000
6. Grants and fundraising53Center for Three Dimensional Design2006
6. Grants and fundraising54Grant Drat and Planning for "A Century of Art at State"1986
6. Grants and fundraising55Grant Planning1984 circa
6. Grants and fundraising56Literature and Resources on Grants and Fundraising1976-1980
6. Grants and fundraising57SDSU Foundation - Grants and Fundraising1984-1986
6. Grants and fundraising58South Dakota Committee on the Humanities Grant for the Sculpture Forum1979
7. Meeting files59Academic Senate Meetings1996 Spring
7. Meeting files510Academic Senate Meetings2001-2002
7. Meeting files511Academic Senate Meetings2003-2004
7. Meeting files512Academic Senate, Faculty, and Department Heads Meeting discussing "C" Grade Standards2004 Spring
7. Meeting files513Art Staff Meeting1980
7. Meeting files514Dean Cheever - Meetings and Correspondence1995
7. Meeting files516Department Heads Meetings1994
7. Meeting files517Department Heads Meetings1995
7. Meeting files515Department Heads Meetings1985-1986
7. Meeting files518Department Heads Meetings1997, 1999
7. Meeting files519Department Heads Meetings2000-2004, 2007
7. Meeting files522Faculty Meetings1994
7. Meeting files523Faculty Meetings1995
7. Meeting files526Faculty Meetings2001
7. Meeting files527Faculty Meetings2002
7. Meeting files528Faculty Meetings2003
7. Meeting files529Faculty Meetings2004
7. Meeting files530Faculty Meetings2005
7. Meeting files531Faculty Meetings2006
7. Meeting files532Faculty Meetings2007
7. Meeting files533Faculty Meetings2008
7. Meeting files534Faculty Meetings2009
7. Meeting files521Faculty Meetings1985 Fall
7. Meeting files520Faculty Meetings1985 Spring
7. Meeting files524Faculty Meetings1996-1997
7. Meeting files525Faculty Meetings1999-2000
7. Meeting files536Management Meeting1994
7. Meeting files537Management Meeting1995
7. Meeting files538Management Meeting1996
7. Meeting files535Management Meetings1993
7. Meeting files539Management Meetings1999-2000, 2003
7. Meeting files540President and Department Heads Meeting1986 Spring
7. Meeting files541President Wagner Meeting Notes1985 circa
7. Meeting files543Research Advisory Council1985 Fall-1986 Spring
7. Meeting files542Research Advisory Council - Subcommittee Reports1984 Fall
7. Meeting files544Research Advisory Council - Task Force Research and Scholarly Excellence1985-1986
7. Meeting files545Space Assignment Committee2002
8. Personal and professional research and activities546Art for a New Century Exhibition Catalog with Foreword by Norman Gambill1989
8. Personal and professional research and activities547Artic Michelangelo on Time and the Interrelation of Artsundated
8. Personal and professional research and activities548Bosch, Hieronymous Bibliographiesundated
8. Personal and professional research and activities71Calendar2003
8. Personal and professional research and activities550Collected journals, magazines, catalogs, and books1940-1950, 1984-2008
8. Personal and professional research and activities551Conference invitations and participation1985-2006
8. Personal and professional research and activities72Correspondence2010, 2013
8. Personal and professional research and activities552Film Research Bibliographies and Indexes - University of Illinois1973 circa
8. Personal and professional research and activities553Foundation for the Arts in South Dakota1983-1984
8. Personal and professional research and activities554KEDS South Dakota Public Broadcasting Midwest Market Analysis Closure and Firing1995
8. Personal and professional research and activities73Legal documents2006, 2012
8. Personal and professional research and activities555Oxford Paper correspondence2006
8. Personal and professional research and activities556Personal correspondence1984, 2005
8. Personal and professional research and activities557Photographsundated
8. Personal and professional research and activities558President Ray Hoops Resignation - Hoops Affair1985
8. Personal and professional research and activities559Recognition2005
8. Personal and professional research and activities560Resume2005
8. Personal and professional research and activities561Select Norman Gambill Writings and Publications1983-1996
8. Personal and professional research and activities74Selective Service documents1965
8. Personal and professional research and activities562Session for the Society for Cinema Studies Convention1981
8. Personal and professional research and activities563South Dakota Art Museum Community Long-Range Planning Session1999 May
8. Personal and professional research and activities564South Dakota College Arts Association Conference2007
8. Personal and professional research and activities565South Dakota Symposium on the Future of the Arts in Education1986
8. Personal and professional research and activities566Thank You correspondence and recognition1984-2006
8. Personal and professional research and activities549The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference - Teaching with Open Eyes1995 Winter
8. Personal and professional research and activities567University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Board correspondence and reports1977-1981
9. Manuscripts88Citizen Kane: An Art Historical Analysis," pp. 1-222 - Ph.D. Thesis, Syracuse University1976
9. Manuscripts89Citizen Kane: An Art Historical Analysis," pp. 223-445 - Ph.D. Thesis, Syracuse University1976
9. Manuscripts82Designing Hollywood: Productions of Harry Horner, 1940-1980" : Correspondence1982
9. Manuscripts83Designing Hollywood: Productions of Harry Horner, 1940-1980" : Manuscript, annotated1981
9. Manuscripts84Designing Hollywood: Productions of Harry Horner, 1940-1980" : Manuscript, annotated1981
9. Manuscripts85Designing Hollywood: Productions of Harry Horner, 1940-1980" : Manuscript, annotated1981
9. Manuscripts86Designing Hollywood: Productions of Harry Horner, 1940-1980" : Volume 2 Harry Horner Drawings, Catalogue1981
9. Manuscripts87Instruction on citations, end notes, and contacting editors2013
9. Manuscripts75Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Chapter Outlineundated
9. Manuscripts76Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Introduction  - Chapter 1 The Modern American Ritz Mask2009-2010
9. Manuscripts77Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Introduction  - Chapter 2 The Modern Odyssey2009-2010
9. Manuscripts78Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Introduction  - Chapter 3 The Blue Paradox2009-2010
9. Manuscripts729Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Old Version (Modern Ritz Consumers)undated
9. Manuscripts79Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 1 Ritz in the 19th Century - Chapter 4 Precursors2009-2010
9. Manuscripts710Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 1 Ritz in the 19th Century - Chapter 5 Cesar Ritz, the Progenitor, Oscar Wilde, The Aesthetician2009-2010
9. Manuscripts715Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 10 Dorothy Parker, the Oscar Wilde of Ritz, and Other Women Writers2009-2010
9. Manuscripts716Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 11 The Segregated Odysseys of American Modernism2009-2010
9. Manuscripts717Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 12 The Ritz Effect in Architecture2009-2010
9. Manuscripts718Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 13 The Art and Design of O'Keefe and Wright2009-2010
9. Manuscripts711Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 6 Americans in Paris2009-2010
9. Manuscripts712Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 7 Cole Porter The Ritz Jester2009-2010
9. Manuscripts713Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 8 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Impact on Jazz n' Ritz2009-2010
9. Manuscripts714Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 2 The Period of Jazz 'n Ritz - Chapter 9 Plots and Characters2009-2010
9. Manuscripts719Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 3 Institutions and trends - Chapter 14 Modern Consumption2009-2010
9. Manuscripts720Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 3 Institutions and trends - Chapter 15 Movers and Shakers: Algonquians and The New Yorker2009-2010
9. Manuscripts721Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 3 Institutions and trends - Chapter 16 The Pygmalion Syndrome The Profit in Images2009-2010
9. Manuscripts722Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 3 Institutions and trends - Chapter 17 Cartoons, Cigarettes, Crackers, and Cocktails2009-2010
9. Manuscripts723Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part 3 Institutions and trends - Chapter 18 The Ritz Machine: Etiquette and Obselenscence2009-2010
9. Manuscripts724Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part t The Darkening of Ritz - Chapter 19 War Clouds2009-2010
9. Manuscripts725Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part t The Darkening of Ritz - Chapter 20 The European Emigres2009-2010
9. Manuscripts726Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part t The Darkening of Ritz - Chapter 21 The Great Gatsby and Citizen Kane2009-2010
9. Manuscripts727Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part t The Darkening of Ritz - Chapter 22 Les Bombes2009-2010
9. Manuscripts728Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Part t The Darkening of Ritz - Chapter 23 The Filmmaker as Critic2009-2010
9. Manuscripts730Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Researchundated
9. Manuscripts734Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Revisions, annotated2009-2010
9. Manuscripts731Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Revisions, annotatedundated
9. Manuscripts732Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Revisions, annotatedundated
9. Manuscripts733Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Revisions, annotatedundated
9. Manuscripts81Ritz and American Mediocrity" : Revisions, annotatedundated

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