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Creators:
Lanyon, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1880-2014
bulk 1926-2013
Size:
62.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lanyelle
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of artist Ellen Lanyon measure 62.6 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2014, bulk 1926-2013. Biographical material; correspondence; interviews; writings; journals; project files; teaching files; exhibition files; personal business records; printed and broadcast material; scrapbooks; photographic material; artwork; sketchbooks; as well as sound and video recordings and electronic records, provide a comprehensive view of Lanyon's career and of art circles in Chicago and New York. Correspondence with artists and friends make up a significant portion of the collection. Project and exhibition files reflect her professional and artistic career. Thousands of slides and photographs document her life and artwork over seven decades, and over seventy sketchbooks are filled with student sketches, portraits of friends and family, and preliminary drawings.

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Creators:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972
Dates:
1908 - 1969
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0906
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Landy R. Hales (1889-1972), an inventor and commercial artist who designed window and interior store displays, posters, children's games, and puzzles primarily from 1920s to 1930s in New York City and Baltimore. Of significance is Hales's work for Macy's Department Store. The papers consist of correspondence, patents, business records for several of Hales's companies, photographs, drawings/sketches, prototypes, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

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Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Betbeze, Yolande
Dates:
1910 - 2003
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0888
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Yolande Betbeze was crowned Miss America in September, 1950. During and after her reign she was influential in both the Civil Rights and Feminist movements. Her papers document her reign as Miss America, her life after Miss America, and the Miss America pageant itself.

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Creators:
Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
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Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

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Creators:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 188 pieces of original artwork)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0651
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.

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Creators:
Kliman, Jeffrey, 1942-
Dates:
1993 - 2001
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0628
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the District Curators Jazz Arts Festivals held in Washington, D.C. between 1993 and 1998 and the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams' Women in Jazz Series, 1996-2000. The subjects of the District Curators Festivals include the Steve and Iqua Colson Sextet, Sonny Sharrock Band, Don Bryon Quartet, David Sanchez, David Murray...

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Creators:
Swatara Railroad Company
Agriculture, Divison of (NMAH)
Donaldson, William
Swatara and Good Spring Railroad
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Dates:
1805-1894.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0272
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documents relating to the business of the Swatara Railroad Company of Danville, Pennsylvania and particularly of its president, "Judge" William Donaldson. Includes receipts, bills, contracts, operating statistics, financial statements and correspondence, filed chronologically by year.

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Creators:
Bachelet, Emile, 1863-1946
Bachelet, Albert E.
Dates:
1890 - 1973
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0302
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Emile Bachelet, inventor of electro-magnetic therapeutic devices for the treatment of rheumatism.

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Creators:
Chickering, Jonas, 1798-1853
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1864 - 1985
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0264
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 51 volumes of Chickering & Sons piano registers, documenting piano production (May 1823-September 1985); correspondence related to the hundredth anniversary of Jonas Chickering's presidency of the Handel and Hayden Society; publications on the history of the Company and sales literature (1854-1984); newspapers articles a...

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Creators:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985
Williams, Sydney Olmstead
Dates:
ca. 1941-1949.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0270
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains one hundred seventy eight (178) film photonegatives by G. Dwoyid Olmstead in 4 x 5 in. sheet and cut film and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (#120) rollfilm sizes; the rollfilm negatives are cut apart into either individual frames or double image strips. Most of the photographs were taken in the early 1940s in the Hill District, Pittsbur...