Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Carousel Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0675
Creators:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
Illions, Bernard J.
Cernigliaro, Salvatore
Brill, Aaron K.
Cernigliaro, Marguerite
Pfaff, Mildred T.
Royal, Verna F.
Illions, Rudolph C.
Misklea, M. Francis
Dates:
1925-1994.
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
A diverse collection of papers relating to amusement parks and playgrounds, with most of the papers relating to carousels. Contents include correspondence, photographs (including one cyanotype), exhibition catalogs, trade literature and trade catalogs, price lists, articles and clippings, newsletters, and patents (photocopies) for carousel animals. One series, that relating to the woodcarver Salvatore Cernigliaro, contains his sketchbook for carousel animal designs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 7 series, arranged by donor.

Administration
Author
Archives Center Staff
Custodial History
Some of the collection was donated over a period of years by multiple donors to the Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life). This portion was transferred to the Archives Center in 1998. Other portions were donated by other donors directly to the Archives Center. In the future, this collection will be a repository for additional materials on carousels and amusement parks.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by multiple donors.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center Carousel Collection, 1925-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Related Materials
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507)
Reel #191, Craftsmen of the Carousel, 1954. Manufacturing merry-go-rounds for amusement reports. Arrow Development Co., Mountain View, California.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Merry-go-round Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merry-go-round art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Playground equipment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Playgrounds Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amusement ride equipment industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amusement rides Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Auction catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cyanotypes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Figure sculpture -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price lists Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recreation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carvers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History Corporate 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