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Creators:
American Express (New York)
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-
Dates:
1988.
Size:
1 Item (1 folder, 15" x 12," in mat with Mylar overlay, 21-3/8" x 18-1/8")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0588
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Image shows Ella Fitzgerald in red dress and hat with fur (designed by Don Loper), posed with a Mercedez-Benz automobile. The picture was created for an American Express Card advertisement, ca. 1987, part of a popular "portraits" campaign for American Express, for which the photographer won the Clio Award and the Campaign of the Decade Award from A...

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Creators:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)
Dates:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Size:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0589
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into ei...

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Creators:
Pezzano, John A.
Pezzano, Frank J., 1908-1983
Dates:
1939-1940
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0592
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The film, titled "Memories of the New York World's Fair" by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed.

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Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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Creators:
Gleason, Connie
Dates:
1915, 1946.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0568
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two cookbooks: The Great 20th Century Cook Book, 1915; and The American Woman's Cook Book, 1946.

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Creators:
Elion, Jenni M.
Dates:
1930 - 1983
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0578
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Matchbooks advertising stores, banks, restaurants, political candidates, hotels and motels, cigarettes, and many other topics; many novelty items included.

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Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Nicholson, James H., 1897-
Dates:
1920-1970.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, photographs, audio tapes and other documents relating to James H. Nicholson's career in radio, both as a long-time amateur operator and in his career in the U.S. Navy in both world wars and civilian government employment before and after World War II; Nicholson's autobiography; reminiscences by his daughter; and publications of amat...

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Creators:
George, J. Edward (manager)
Up To Date Georgia Minstrels (performers)
San Diego Historical Society
Hart, G. E. (manager)
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Dates:
circa 1876-1901
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0576
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook contains articles and ephemera relating to an African American troupe of thirty five minstrels who performed in the Pacific Northwestern United States.

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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Creators:
Koenig, Ruth
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Dates:
1964-1966
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0558
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials related to the Civil Rights struggle, voter registration drive in Holly Springs, summer 1964: includes diaries, correspondence, business records, periodical articles, newsletters, and ephemera.