[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1750-1965
undated
Size:
11.35 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 8 folder, 30 oversize folders, 17 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tobacco
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Tobacco Trade and Industry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Graham, Adelaide
Dates:
1914 - 1973
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1153
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of materials relating to the creation and operation of the restaurant chain known as the Coon Chicken Inn.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Dates:
1860-1868
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Cron, Rosalind
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Piney Woods School
Moon, Dixie Hardy
More …
Dates:
1933-2010
bulk 1939-1946
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection focuses on the all-female, racially and ethnically diverse big band group that started in 1937 and disbanded in 1949. The collection contains news clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera from USO travels, and newsletters. Also included are books related to the group, as well as a tribute CD and a 33 rpm vinyl sound recording.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Garrett, John W. (John Work), 1820-1884
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
More …
Dates:
1827-1987
Size:
33 Cubic feet (75 boxes, 46 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1086
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, invoices, drawings, photographs, and negatives and other printed literature documenting the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from its inception in 1827 to its merger with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in the 1960s.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972
Dates:
1908 - 1969
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0906
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Landy R. Hales (1889-1972), an inventor and commercial artist who designed window and interior store displays, posters, children's games, and puzzles primarily from 1920s to 1930s in New York City and Baltimore. Of significance is Hales's work for Macy's Department Store. The papers consist of correspondence, patents, business records for several of Hales's companies, photographs, drawings/sketches, prototypes, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Betbeze, Yolande
Dates:
1910 - 2003
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0888
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Yolande Betbeze was crowned Miss America in September, 1950. During and after her reign she was influential in both the Civil Rights and Feminist movements. Her papers document her reign as Miss America, her life after Miss America, and the Miss America pageant itself.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
More …
Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

[ ]
Collapse
[ ]
Expand
Creators:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
More …
Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (15 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.