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Creators:
Mandragos, Nicholas C., (engineer), 1896-
Mandragos, Frieda
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1927-1959
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0484
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists almost entirely of notes Mandragos used as the basis for lectures to his engineering classes. They cover various problem areas: stress analysis of structures, strength of materials, hydraulics and other technical aspects of structural design. There are also a few notes Mandragos made as a student in the 1920s and 1930s. T...

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Creators:
Partridge, Beverly
Partridge, Beverly
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
5 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0493
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is arranged alphabetically by company name into one series. The shopping bags are from a variety of stores: department, jewelry, gifts, books, hair and skin products, clothing, china, glass, leather goods, lingerie, bakeries, and restaurants.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Yim, Ken
Rider, Doug
English, Fred
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Dates:
1969-1986
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0494
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of this collection consists of materials pertaining to Queenie Pie, a comic opera in seven scenes. Also included are publicity, correspondence for the opera, Ellington's autobiography Music is My Mistress, and a script for the Ellington work, My People.

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Creators:
Robinson, Mary Ann Whitaker (nurse)
Dates:
1955-1985
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0499
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Pamphlets, photographs, news clippings, and a student yearbook documenting Robinson's career as a student and nurse at Wilmington Delaware's Memorial Hospital.

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Creators:
Wirtz, Milton S., (dentist), Dr.
Dates:
1973-1988
1941-1947
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0501
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains materials relating to Milton S. Wirtz, D.D.S., and his involvement in the development of plastic eye prosthesis from 1941 to 1947. It includes news clippings about Dr. Wirtz and several articles regarding the process and the materials used in the manufacture of artificial eyes. The bulk of the collection consists of graph...

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Creators:
Shell, Theodore, Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1933-1990
Size:
1.75 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0502
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.

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Creators:
Patoski, Christina
Dates:
circa 1973-1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes, 16" x 20")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0508
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fourteen color photographic prints by Christina Patoski, depicting front-lawn and front-porch holiday displays (primarily Christmas) in various U.S. cities.

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Creators:
Kovan, Florice Whyte
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Dates:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0503
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and l...

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Creators:
Kennedy, Anne Judd
Stewart, Rex (William), Jr., 1907-1967 (cornetist)
Dates:
1958-1967
bulk 1965-1967
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0506
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Twenty audiotapes of interviews Kennedy conducted with Rex Stewart, in addition to documentary material such as correspondence and clippings.

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Creators:
Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.