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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:
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.

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Dates:
1843-1929
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Dairy
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Trade cards, clipped print ads, product labels, and circulars make up the marketing material. The business records contain a trace amount of receipts and correspondence.

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Dates:
1851-1906
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Leather
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records include a letter and an import document. Marketing material consists of trade cards, circulars, small catalogues, and price lists for trunks, cases, bags, harness oil, and a riveting machine.

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Dates:
1851-1952
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Furniture
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A couple of transactional receipts. Most material consists of trade cards, clipped advertisements, circulars, catalogues, price lists, and product brochures. Products and services for the home or office include mantels, chairs, cleaning solutions and oils and polishes, accessories such as carpeting and other accents pieces, bedding, rattan, upholst...

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Dates:
1771-1940
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Banking
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Contains a variety of checks, notes, and correspondence that serve as transactional records. Also includes two sheets of blank checks, a couple of account statements, a few bank informational circulars, advertising trade cards.

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Dates:
1883-1911
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Trade cards, invoices, and correspondence for jobbers and agents producing boxes, crates, and packing cases.

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Dates:
1867-1899
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Games
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertisements, catalogues, circulars, and mailers promoting games including lawn darts, badminton, Halma, croquet, bowling, puzzles, checker boards, point counters, card cases, billiards, block and building games, chess, word games, parlor amusements, and magic.

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Dates:
1828-1904
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Textiles
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Receipts for purchase and waste. Marketing materials contain trade cards, novelty fans, and a price list (in Spanish, Habana).

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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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