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Creators:
Simmons Company
Dates:
1892-2000
Size:
9 Film reels
88 Cubic feet (172 boxes, 16 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0731
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1 includes: news articles about the company and the Simmons family; photographs of the machinery, factories, factory workers, products and showrooms; annual reports; various corporate periodicals; audit reports; patents; and materials relating to sleep research conducted by Simmons. Series 2 includes product catalogues, scrapbooks of adverti...

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Creators:
Center for Advertising History, Archives Center
Nike, Inc.
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Dates:
1958 - 1992
Size:
12 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection is the result of a two-year study of advertising of Nike athletic shoes. The effort was supported in part by a grant from Nike, Inc. Thirty-one oral history interviews were conducted with advertising, marketing and product development executives at Asics, Nike, John Brown & Co., Chiat/Day/Mojo and Wieden & Kennedy. A variety of related materials were gathered by the Center for Advertising History staff. The objective of the project was to create a collection that documents, in print and electronic media, the history and development of the company and its advertising campaigns.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Ravnitzky, Michael
Dates:
circa 1900-present
Size:
29 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0404
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a variety of business ephemera similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. The material in the Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Crimmins, John Daniel, 1844-1917 (contractor)
Dates:
1880-1919
Size:
1.8 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0398
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is comprised primarily of menus. There are also programs, seating plans, invitations, announcements and admission cards from functions attended by John D. Crimmins. Some material bears autographs of other guests and/or rotations made by Mr. Crimmins. There are many items from civic, political, business, Roman Catholic and Irish A...

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Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Norcross Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))
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Dates:
ca. 1854-1975.
Size:
6 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0109
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes greeting cards primarily filed by season or occasion and by name of designer/manufacturer, e.g., Valentines, Christmas cards, and cards by Louis Prang, Raphael Tuck, Marcus Ward, and a number of 20th century designers and manufacturers. Includes mechanical, hand-drawn, cutout, and fringed cards. Also other types of material, such as postca...

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Creators:
Daytime TV Magazine.
Becker, Joyce
Sugarman, Allan
Dates:
1977-1983
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0107
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of issues of Daytime TV, from 1977 to 1983. Daytime TV was a magazine devoted exclusively to soap operas and soap opera actors.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Ramsay, William, 1716-1785 (minister)
Dates:
1749-1924; 1957
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0088
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original and photocopied correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, legal documents, insurance policies, account book, genealogical notes, wills, lottery tickets, and currency, documenting the activities of the Ramsay family of Alexandria, Virginia and related families.

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Creators:
Pepsi-Cola USA (Purchase, N.Y.)
Dates:
1902-1982
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0092
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists largely of print ads, signs, decals and other marketing and promotional materials. Virtually all of the print ads are for the U.S. audience. The period since World War II is more fully documented than the earlier period, although there are some advertisements from the 1930s and earlier. Most of the material documents Peps...

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Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1874-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0164
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of business correspondence 1895-1901 of the company, including correspondence of the General Manager, D.A. Wightman; personal papers of Mr. Daniel A. Wightman including a sketch book, 1874-76; Specifications for locomotives and tenders; price lists; locomotive cost estimates; tests; hauling capacities of locomotives; and co...

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Creators:
Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.