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Creators:
Ellis, Winifred
Nixon, Helen
Dates:
1940.
Size:
9,items.
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.
Strange, Susan
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:
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:
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:
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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Creators:
Smithsonian Community Committee
Dates:
1992-2002
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists mostly of projects that the SCC sponsored, including various staff contests, Unsung Heroes, the Exhibition Awards Program, and events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Institution. Also included are general information about the committee and its by-laws. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, meeting ...

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Creators:
Pepsi-Cola USA. (Purchase, N.Y.)
Dates:
1902-1982
Size:
4.5 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0092
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists largely of print ads, signs, decals and other marketing and promotional materials. Virtually all of the print ads are for the U.S. audience. The period since World War II is more fully documented than the earlier period, although there are some advertisements from the 1930s and earlier. Most of the material documents Pepsi's...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Magazine
Dates:
2012-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-168
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two sections of the Smithsonian Magazine website. It does not include the full website. "The Great American History Puzzle," crawled November 21, 2012, was an online contest conceived by puzzle master Ken Jennings that required participants to correctly follow clues, avoid red herrings, and uncover secrets to solve ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Associate Director, Exhibitions and Facilities
Dates:
1987-1999
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-206
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Patrick H. Sears, Associate Director, Exhibitions and Facilities, documenting individual departments within the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Materials include mission statements and strategic plans, memoranda, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, newsle...

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