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Creators:
Kelsey Press Co.
Dates:
1873-1964
Size:
15 Cubic feet (54 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0377
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting the business history of the Kelsey Press Company, amateur newspapers, and publications of owners of Kelsey presses.

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Creators:
Whitney, George Eli, 1862-1963 (engineer)
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1898-1957
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence includes about 3 dozen handwritten letters to John H. Bacon from Whitney. Bacon apparently undertook the task of collecting documentation of Whitney's career in the 1950s. Another 30 letters involve former associates of Whitney's, particularly Nathaniel Henry Cooledge (known as "Oliver") who was associated with Whitney as his trust...

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Creators:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Size:
19 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus an...

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Creators:
Quealy, William H., Judge
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1950-1970.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box, 9 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0296
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Eight commercial 33-1/3 r.p.m. recordings of music produced by Duke Ellington, with album covers autographed by Ellington to Judge Quealy; and a Christmas card from Ellington addressed to Judge Quealy.

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Creators:
Stutsman, James
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1875
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The set consists of nine books with a fragment of a tenth which seems not to be related to the other nine. Eight of the nine books, which are basically intact, offer a complete enough assortment to produce a usable performance set. The 1st althorn is missing, but the 2nd alto is present. Also, possibly missing are: 2nd Eb cornet, 2nd Bb tenor, a...

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Creators:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Rumsey, James, 1743-1792 (machinist, inventor)
Dates:
1788 January 28
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0216
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A promissory note of January 28, 1788 to Robert Stubbe for the sum of eighteen shillings and six pence, Pennsylvania currency. See Rumsey's article, "A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, whereby is clearly shewn, from actual experiments, that steam may be applied to propel boats or vessels of any burthen against rapid currents with great ...

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Creators:
Halkett, James A. E. (physicist)
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Wesolowski, Sigmund A.
Dates:
1948-1951.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0220
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Halkett and Wesolow(ski) materials show the process of technological innovation through laboratory protocols. They also demonstrate the various alternatives explored in the search for effective artificial circulation by using materials which would not damage or clot blood and that could be sterilized. The evolution of the pumping mechanism and powe...

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Creators:
Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.

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Creators:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH
Dates:
circa 1930s-1960s
Size:
36 Cubic feet (81 Films, 16mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films vary in subject, production source, and intended audience. Includes both silent and sound black-and-white, and color films with sound.

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Creators:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981
Janus, Allan
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Dates:
circa 1790-1981
bulk 1945-1980
Size:
87.6 Cubic feet (318 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0145
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. W...