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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Thread
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Thread
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
undated
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Thread
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1855-1958
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Books
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Semi-bound edition of Harper and Brothers' seasonal lists (1869-1871),Harper Story Books: the Harper Establishment; or, how the story books are made(1855). Other items: novelty author playing cards, instructions on how to open a book, book cover design, published essay on early children's books. Ephemera from the American Booksellers Association, t...

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Dates:
1854-circa 1905
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Gloves
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Powell, William J., 1899-1942
Dates:
1917 - 1942
Size:
0.31 Cubic Feet (1 shared legal-size box 1 flat box 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0049
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The William J. Powell Collection consists of materials concerning the career and personal life of African-American entrepreneur and pilot William J. Powell, including his service in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, his automobile business in Chicago, and his advocacy for African-American aviation as the founder of Craftsmen of Black Wings, Inc., author of Black Wings, and a primary organizer of the Bessie Coleman Aero Club and the "Five Blackbirds" demonstration team. Materials include identification and membership cards, flight logs and officer records, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and photographs.

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Dates:
1877-1965
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Pottery
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Limited business records with a couple pieces of correspondence and receipts. The marketing material contains trade cards, fliers, and circulars. A short essay "A Conversational Pitcher" (1877), and a small book Little Romances of China (1919) are also present.

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Dates:
1841-1929
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Wood
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Receipts for wood and lumber dealers, plus a business card and a small pamphlet on the multiple uses of grainless wood (Presdwood, particle board).

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Dates:
1892-1957
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Sports
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The sports covered by this material include golf, badminton, fishing, swimming, croquet, lawn tennis. Included is one sporting goods receipt. The marketing material includes business cards, brochures, catalogues, and a sign.

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Dates:
1867-1956
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Oils
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The business records are limited to one quote and one piece of Warshaw correspondence and the marketing material consists of trade cards, clipped advertisements, and mailers for oil cans, heaters, delivery services, lubricants, and linseed oil. In addition there is one image of a refinement operation.