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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:
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.

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Creators:
King, Ed
Dates:
1961-1970.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0559
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of this collection contains affidavits and legal papers filed in civil action suits which document acts of violence committed against Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) workers between 1961 and 1964. All activity documented occurred in Mississippi, and much of the violence that occurred was inflicted by police and white civilians. ...

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Creators:
Kidder, Priscilla C. (costume designer)
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1940-1996
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes letters, sketches, style books, publicity photographs, tearsheets, articles and clippings, scrapbooks, and business documents relating to Priscilla Kidder, the Priscilla of Boston Company, and the American wedding industry. This collection is extraordinarily useful in documenting the development of wedding fashion during the last half of the 20th century. It also illustrates how a small, family-owned, woman-run business grew into a large, nationally known operation.

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Creators:
Hampson, Albert W., 1911-1990 (artist)
Dates:
1926-1968
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0561
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of the commercial artwork created by artist Albert W. Hampson dating predominately from during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1900 - 1989
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes materials on other world's fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and Disney.