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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1169 boxes )
7 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Kit Manufacturing Company.
Dates:
1951-1995.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0518
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting the manufacture and sale of Kit Mobile Homes.

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Creators:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (74 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Creators:
Carvel, Tom (Thomas Andreas Carvelas), 1906-
Carvel Corporation.
Dates:
1934-1989
Size:
9 Cubic feet (24 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
12 cassette tapes
63 Video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0488
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1: Tom Carvel Personal Information Includes magazine and newspaper articles about Tom Carvel's childhood, his start in the ice cream business, and how he built a successful chain of fast food ice cream supermarkets. One article of particular interest is from the Hellenic Times, dated August 21, 1975, entitled "Carvel the Marvel." It talks a...

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Darby, S. Newman, 1928-2016 ((inventor))
Darby, Kenneth
Darby, Naomi
Dates:
1944-1998
Size:
2.65 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0625
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents S. Newman Darby's development of the sailboard, which became known as the windsurfer through sketches, mechanical drawings, plans, patent specifications, legal documents, photographs, correspondence, notebooks, clippings, periodicals, and an 8mm film.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL
Becker, John M.
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL
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Dates:
1825-2020, undated
bulk 1960-2019
Size:
60 Cubic feet (180 boxes, 20 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1146
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a variety of periodicals, photographs, correspondence, business and advertising ephemera (corporate and non-profit, personal), organizational records and ephemera, created by, for, and in reaction to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community.

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Creators:
Kootz Gallery
Dates:
1923-1966
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kootgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of modernist New York City Kootz Gallery measure 7.1 linear feet and date from 1923-1966. They consist of scattered correspondence and exhibition files; photograph files of artists, including ones for Picasso, William Baziotes, and Hans Hofmann, among many others; 23 scrapbooks; photographs and slides of the gallery and exhibitions; and scattered personal papers of Samuel M. Kootz.

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Creators:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
6.6 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0306
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.

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Creators:
International Salt Company
Costain, Harold Haliday
Rittase, William M., 1894-1968
Dates:
1881-1993
bulk 1920-1929
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1158
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains business records and photographic materials documenting the International Salt Company. The business records include correspondence, account and ledger books, a payroll book, patent and trademark information, print advertising and marketing materials, and a salesman salt display kit. The photographic materials include a series of photographs by William M. Rittase, a series of photographs by Harold Haliday Costain, a small photograph album, snapshots, and slides. The images cover all facets of the salt manufacturing and packaging operations, and include photographs taken in New York State, Michigan, and Louisiana.

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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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