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Creators:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 sound recordings
32 cassette tapes
1 electronic discs (cd)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.

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Creators:
Leigh, Douglas
Dates:
1903-1999
Size:
17.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leigdoug
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 17.6 linear feet and dates from 1903 to 1999 (bulk 1924-1992) and documents the career of advertising designer and executive Douglas Leigh. Found are 83 volumes of publicity scrapbooks that contain mostly photographs, clippings, printed materials, and scattered letters, drawings, and blueprints. Also included are professional correspondence; photographs of project installations, aerial advertising, and entertainers; plaques and awards received by Leigh; and printed material, which includes clippings, press kits, advertising materials, designs and original sketches for projects by Leigh. The material reflects Leigh's continuously imaginative use of a wide range of media in promoting his clients' products. Among the projects/campaigns represented are 7up, Airships (Tydol, Flying Red Horse, MGM, Wonder Bread and others), Allied Chemical Tower, Amoco, BlueCross-Blue Shield, Camel cigarettes, Coca-Cola, EPOK, Eveready, Flamingo Frozen Foods, Four Roses Whiskey, Fram Oil Filters, Helmsley Building, Old Gold Cigarettes, Pan Am Building, Pepsi-Cola, R. J. Reynolds, Schaefer Beer, Spectaculars, Stag Beer, Times Tower Building, and Wilson Whiskey.

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Creators:
Luchs, Kenneth J.
Henry J. Kaufman and Associates (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1930-1980
bulk 1930s-1970s
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0843
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials relating to Henry J. Kaufman, including photographs and ID cards; and the records of the Kaufman firm, including six scrapbooks, one for each decade; company newsletters, photographs, and other papers detailing the business history of the company as well as its social and other internal activities.

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Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)
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Dates:
1800-1981
bulk 1880-1881
Size:
202 Cubic feet (179 boxes, 362 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collections consists of the records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company founded in New York City in the 1920s and The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, 1906. Both the Norcross and Rust Craft companies collected antique greeting cards. Also includes a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1930-1980. Collection represents development of the greeting card industry, social trends in the United States and technology of the printing industry from 1924 through 1978.

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Thill, Charles
A & P Stores
Devos, Leon, 1897-1974
Greb, George
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Dates:
1947
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0720
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A sample book containing laminated pages illustrating "Jane Parker" made to order cakes, baked by in-store pastry chefs for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery chain. "Jane Parker" was the house brand of A&P.

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El Chico Restaurants
Dates:
1908 - 1990
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1246
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials relate to the creation and operation of El Chico Corporation.

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Creators:
Ludgin, Earle, 1898-1981
Ludgin, Mary, 1894-1962
Betty Parsons Gallery
Dates:
1930-1983
Size:
2.2 Linear feet ((on 6 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.ludgearl
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence; financial records; writings; photographs; sketches; inventories of art works; and printed materials.

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Dates:
1920 - 1981
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This series includes six cubic feet of greeting cards not in volumes and other materials. In 1924 company executives instituted the practice of mounting one printed sample of each card produced. This sample along with the original artwork was maintained in the permanent files (the Permanent Files for Norcross constitute Series five). Materials co...

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Creators:
Blum, Morris
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Dates:
1940-1999
Size:
13 Cubic feet (32 boxes and 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0800
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the creative, technical and political aspects of managing WANN Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland during the mid-Twentieth Century. Key areas of research include black radio stations; Annapolis African American communities; marketing to Black communities; political activism through media; Black-Jewish community relationships; church, community and media activism.

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Creators:
Skelton, Betty, 1926-
Dates:
circa 1920-2005
Size:
8.21 Cubic feet (10 legal document boxes, 4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 2002 Betty Skelton donated a collection of materials outlining her career as an aviatrix and race car driver to the National Air and Space Museum. The donated material consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.

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