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Creators:
Sachs, Charlotte Cramer, 1907-2004
Dates:
1905-2002
bulk 1940-2002
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0878
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Charlotte Cramer Sachs's life and career as an inventor mainly of food and household-related products: correspondence, photographs, business papers, awards, patents, printed materials, notes, and miscellany. The collection primarily consists of invention-related marketing materials including invention samples and prototypes, notes, clippings, business correspondence, and customer account records.

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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:
Duncan, Donald F., Jr.
Duncan Yo-Yo Company.
Dates:
1928-2002
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0807
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Duncan Family Yo-Yo Collection consists of papers, photographs, advertising materials, scrapbooks, clippings and audio-visual materials. These materials trace the rise and fall of the companies owned by the Duncan family as well as the world of yo-yo's. The materials date from 1929 to 2002, with the bulk of the material focused on the Donald F....

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Creators:
Capozzi, Matthew
Dates:
1996-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0747
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection covers the design, construction, testing and patenting of the accessible snowboard. It consists of approximately 1 cubic foot of material and contains a notebook, videos, design drawings, photographs, patent information, correspondence and printed materials. It is divided into two series: Series 1, Design Materials and Moving Images and Series 2, Audiovisual Materials, 1996-1999.

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Creators:
Watson, Orla E., 1896-1983
Watson, Edith, (estate of)
Dates:
1946-1983
2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0739
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Telescoping Shopping Cart Collection, 1946-1983; 2000, provides information relating to the development of the product and the legal challenges encountered by its creator, Orla E. Watson, in the patenting, licensing, and manufacturing process. The collection is divided into three series: Series 1: Background Information, 1983;2000; Series 2: ...

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Creators:
Ward, Frank Elmo, 1912-1964
Dates:
1929-1965
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0783
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A very complete collection of records of a "Mom and Pop" rural service station in the post-World War II era. Includes papers illustrating the day-to-day operations of the garage, such as financial records, ledgers, and property records. Also included are personal papers, such as a diploma and letters; and photographs, both personal and of the business.

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Creators:
Mathis, Nathaniel, 1946- (barber, motivational speaker)
Dates:
1946-2004
bulk 1970-2004
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0641
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nathaniel Mathis is a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, inventor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. His papers document his business life and community involvement.

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Creators:
Adlard, Richard (Ithel Richard), 1915-1997
Dates:
1936 - 1998
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0692
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of some correspondence, extensive agricultural notes, photographs, maps and a scrapbook from Adlard's time as a student at Lingnan University. Adlard's photographs, commentary, and notes on rural life in both China and the Phillipines are extremely detailed and insightful. The collection includes articles written by Adlard,...

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Creators:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Size:
19 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus an...

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Creators:
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985
Dates:
1920-2000
bulk 1942-1990
Size:
17.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.davigene
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the artist Gene Davis measure 17.7 linear feet and date from 1920-2000, with the bulk of materials dating from 1942-1990. Papers document Davis's personal life and his career as an artist and educator, as well as his career as a journalist in the 1940s and 1950s, through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, business records, estate records, writings by and about Gene Davis, printed materials concerning Davis's art career, personal and art-related photographs, and artwork by Davis and others.