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Chuck Popenoe Documentation Project
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
2009-06-03
2008-07-16
2011 May 7
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1281
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Marcus Ward & Co. Newsclipping Scrapbooks
Creators:
Marcus Ward & Company
Mauran Family
Dates:
1800s.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0037
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Seven scrapbooks with decorated hard covers, either red or green, filled with newspaper clippings of the 1880s, a few earlier and a few 18th-century items, as well as marginal notes and quotations and index. Imprint in one volume: "Newspaper Cuttings. / Ready Reference Receptacle for Scraps of Print, from our chief sources of …

Grand Central Terminal Collection
Creators:
New York Central Railroad/Penn Central Railroad Companies
Dates:
1831-1978
bulk 1903-1933
Size:
8 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1071
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the history of the demolition and construction of Grand Central Terminal with a focus on the period 1903 to 1913.

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Breck Girls Collection
Creators:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (16 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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Madison Cooper Papers
Creators:
Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1963
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.

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Boston Water Works Collection
Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Boston Water Works
Dates:
1895-1932
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (5 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1117
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of cyanotype and silver gelatin photographs, print negatives, publications, stamps, and a glass plate negative, documenting the Metropolitan Water Works during its construction.

Industry on Parade Film Collection
Creators:
Lodge, Arthur
National Association of Manufacturers
Arthur Lodge Productions.
Dates:
1950 - 1959
Size:
42.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0507
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Industry on Parade was a television series created by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) from 1950-1960. The series consisted of weekly episodes that highlighted American manufacturing and business. Hundreds of companies and products were documented during the programs decade-long run.

Home Economics Educational Filmstrip Collection
Creators:
Public Schools of the District of Columbia
Dates:
1962-1980.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0764
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Filmstrips and accompanying recordings, on consumer and home economics topics, intended for use in public schools.

Howard F. Bowker Papers
Creators:
Bowker, Howard Franklin
Dates:
1930-1970
Size:
10 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1462
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Howard F. Bowker, a coin collector and expert in the coinage of East Asia.

Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project Records
Creators:
Princeton University. Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project
Dates:
1950-1957.
Size:
0.7 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0401
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the Electronic Computer Project, 1950-1957 at the Institute for Advanced Study. The goal of the project was to build a computer that would be a general-purpose postwar tool for various branches of scientific research.