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Creators:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-
Dates:
1862-1985
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.branpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of wildlife illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Paul Bransom measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1862 to 1985. Almost half of the collection is comprised of Bransom's correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his early career as an illustrator, and his relationships with authors, art editors, and publishers from the 1900s to the 1940s. Correspondence also contains a wealth of cards, many of which bear reproductions or original artwork by his many artist friends. Also found in the papers are biographical essays, certificates and awards, memorabilia, writings and notes, business files, bibliographies, an artwork inventory, exhibition catalogs, clippings, printed illustrations, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and original artwork.

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Creators:
Askew, R. Kirk (Ralph Kirk), 1903-1974
Dates:
1942-1958
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.asker
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art dealer R. Kirk Askew, director of the New York branch of the Durlacher Bros. art firm, measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1958. The collection includes correspondence with artists Cady Wells, Walter Stuempfig, Walter Quirt, Edward Melcarth, Kurt Seligmann, Leonid Berman, Hyman Bloom, Peter Blume, Carlyle Brown, James W. Fosburgh, Stephen Greene, and Walter Stein.

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Creators:
Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912
Dates:
1849-1931
Size:
1.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bacohenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and writer Henry Bacon date from 1849-1931 and measure 1.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bacon's career and travels through France and Egypt. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings by Bacon and others, scattered business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, eight sketchbooks and additional sketches.

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Creators:
Lewis, Ramsey
Ramsey Lewis Trio
Dates:
1950 - 2007
Size:
3.45 Cubic feet (9 boxes i)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1126
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes press clippings, awards, honorary degrees, and personal and professional photographs of Ramsey Lewis Jr., renowned jazz pianist. The majority of the collection is press clippings relating to Lewis's social appearances, performances, and CD releases from the early 1990s-2007.

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Creators:
Henderson, Vanessa
Mericle, Virginia
Dates:
1960 - 1999
Size:
10 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1212
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over four thousand menus from American and international restaurants documenting the marketing and sale of food outside of the home to consumers around the world.

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Creators:
Gruppo, Barbara Pease
Rodney W. Pease, III
Piotrowicz, Elizabeth Pease
Pease, L.F.
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Dates:
1908-1936; undated
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of samples of primarily greeting cards designed and created by the Lillian Pease Card Company.

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Creators:
Frito Company
Dates:
undated
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1263
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of materials that document the activities of the Doolin family and the Frito Company. Personal and business correspondence, photographs, financial papers, scrapbooks, product packaging, advertisements, company newsletters and clippings are included among these materials.

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Creators:
Jessee, Mark
Marks, Peter, 1843-1883
Dates:
1800-1915; undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Marks's years as a harpist on the Midwestern minstrel circuit. It includes sheet music and song books, theater programs, posters announcing minstrel shows, newspaper articles and advertisements.

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Creators:
Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Blumenthal, M.L.
Blumenthal, Joseph
Blumenthal, Barbara B.
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Dates:
1856-2010
bulk 1900-1969
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1344
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records from Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company, manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa products, including well-known candies such as Snocaps, Raisinets, and Goobers. They were located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was sold to Ward Foods Incorporated in 1969. This collection also includes material collected by and about the Blumenthal family and from M.L. Blumenthal, noted illustrator of the early 20th century.

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
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Dates:
1880 - 2010
Size:
42.5 Cubic feet (110 boxes, 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. In addition, there are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.