Documents saved by the winner of an essay contest, including: two congratulatory telegrams, two letters, three photographs of the winner with the car she won, an article, and an owner identification card from the car dealer.
Material documenting Pillsbury's Bake-Off from its inception in 1949 through its 50th anniversary in 1999. Papers include primarily cookbooks issued after Bake-Offs, biographies of contestants and VHS videos of five Bake-Offs.
The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Color snapshots of family groups, with contest entry forms; also, copy of CD-ROM used in exhibition.
Photographs of Jean Bartel during the Miss America Pageant in 1943 and her activities during her reign.
This accession consists of the "America's Family Album" website as it existed on August 18, 2015. The website allowed the public to upload vintage and modern family snapshots of the Smithsonian Institution for possible use in a future exhibit. The images were also made available for browsing on the website. Contributors were eligible to p...
This accession consists of a "Hall of Fame" web page for the 2014 Smithsonian Summer Showdown as it existed on August 12, 2015, and again on September 9, 2015. The page is maintained by the Office of Advancement and includes information about each of the items entered into this bracket-style competition for the Smithsonian Institution's m...
This accession consists of the "America's Family Album" as it existed on February 10, 2014. The website allowed the public to upload vintage and modern family snapshots of the Smithsonian Institution for possible use in a future exhibit. The images were also made available for browsing on the website. Contributors were eligible to participate ...
Materials document Bob Rule's career as a yo-yo demonstrator, expert, promoter and contest winner.
The collection contains the records of W. Atlee Burpee & Company and includes accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales records, contracts, inventories, office correspondence, contest letters, seed catalogs, pamphlets, advertisements and advertising reports, daybooks, photographs and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection is not comprehensive and includes significant gaps.