Samuel Yellin Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0254
Creators:
Yellin, Samuel, 1885-1940
Davis, Myra Tolmach
Hofmeister, Richard
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
circa 1928 -1930
circa 1971-1975
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
2 boxes, 2 films, 2 mp4 files
Repository:
Samuel Yellin was an American master blacksmith. In 1910, he built the Arch Street Metalworker's studio.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection is divided into three series:
Series 1: Motion pictures, 1928, 1930
Series 2: Documents, 1971
Series 3: Photographs, 1975

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection divided into three series.
Series 1: Motion Picture Films, 1928
Series 2: Documents, 1971
Series 3: Photoprints

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Yellin, born in Poland, began learning ironwork at seven. He migrated to America in 1906 and taught at the Pennsylvania Museum and the school of Industrial Art. In 1910, he built the Arch Street Metalworker's studio, which eventually employed more than 200 craftsmen. Yellin was also an avid collector of fine examples of ironwork.

Administration
Author
Carol Dreyfus and David E. Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated Harvey Z. Yellin in 1975.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Carol Dreyfus and David Haberstich, 2001.
Custodial History
The collection was transfered to the Archives Center from the Division of Community Life on March 1, 1987.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original 35mm negatives by Richard Hofmeister are in the Office of Imaging, Printing and Photographic Services (OIPP) negative library, nos. 75-4495 to 75-4499.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Access and use of audiovisual materials available in the Archives Center reading room or by requesting copies of audiovisual materials at RightsReproductions@si.edu.
Preferred Citation
Samuel Yellin Collection,1928-1975, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees regarding intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Metal-workers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015 Personal Name 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives