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Creators:
Nixon, Helen
Ellis, Winifred
Dates:
1940.
Size:
9 items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0818
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Pillsbury Company
Dates:
1949-1999.
Size:
2.15 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0690
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
Discover Card.
Dates:
circa 1996-1997
Size:
3 cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0636
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Color snapshots of family groups, with contest entry forms; also, copy of CD-ROM used in exhibition.

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Creators:
Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Bartel, Jean
Dates:
1943-1970, undated
Size:
0.66 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0902
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of Jean Bartel during the Miss America Pageant in 1943 and her activities during her reign.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Advancement
Dates:
2013-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 16-023
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Advancement
Dates:
2014-2015
Collection ID:
Accession 16-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Advancement
Dates:
2013-2014
Collection ID:
Accession 14-308
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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Creators:
Rule, Bob (Robert M.)
Dates:
ca. 1950-1999.
Size:
1.5 cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0855
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials document Bob Rule's career as a yo-yo demonstrator, expert, promoter and contest winner.

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Creators:
Burpee, W. Atlee, (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).
W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)
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Dates:
circa 1873-1978
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
201 cubic feet
12,715 items
Collection ID:
AAG.BRP2
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

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.

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