Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Meggars Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0061
Creators:
Meggars, Edith R.
Meggars, William F., Dr. (physicist)
Dates:
1914-1970.
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
8 Cubic feet
11 Boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. and Mrs. William F. Meggars amassed a collection between 1914 and 1970 of, as Edith's will states, "old typewriters, music boxes, cameras, objects of art and other items of tangible personal property" and called the collection "The Museum." The original collection donated to the NMAH was quite large and varied in materials and since its incorporation into the museum has been split up among appropriate divisions.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Edith R. Meggars on May 22, 1974.
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Meggars Collection, 1914-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

More Information
Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Matchcovers -- 1910-1980 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Family papers -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Personal papers -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu