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Christian, Dorothy H.
Political History, Division of (NMAH)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Foley, James W.
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Dates:
1881, 1913-1934
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0250
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains three books and two photographs: Kitchen Diary: Your Daily Friend (Chicago: P. F. Volland & Co., 1913) contains birth dates, addresses and appointments sporadic entries, 1921 1934. The Shakespeare Birthday Book (Mary F. P. Dunbar, ed., London, 1881) has a quotation from Shakespeare for every day in the year; scattered thro...

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Young, Helen May Butler
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1899-1937
bulk 1902-1902
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, one oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0261
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials cover the career of a woman bandmaster with an all women's traveling military band from 1898-1913, with the bulk of the material ca. 1902. Contents include clippings, photographs, programs, sheet music, hand noted music, posters, post cards, advertising fliers, letters, telegram, biographical article announcing candidacy for U.S. Sena...

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Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )
Dates:
circa 1920-1975
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0161
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 4.3 cubic feet of manuscript, print, and photographic materials created or collected by Carl de Wendler-Funaro (1898-1985) in pursuit of his interest in Gypsy life and culture. (Carlos de Wendler-Funaro used several forms of his name; he wrote mostly as Carl de Wendler-Funaro.) The -collection was brought to the attentio...

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Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1851-1899
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0154
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This log book of the Providence, Rhode Island repair shop records the annual summaries of repair costs by various divisions of the Railroad for 1851-1854, as submitted by John B. Winslow, Master Mechanic. It also includes entries recording miscellaneous repairs (mostly minor) and overhauls to locomotives for 1880-1899.

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Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877 (railroad equipment supplier)
Dates:
1850-1851.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0155
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letterbook contains copies of 417 business letters, arranged chronologically, relating to the manufacture and sale of railroad equipment including locomotive engines, tenders, and car wheels. These letters were replicated in a process similar to carbon copies in an almost perfectly uniform handwriting.

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1846-1942
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 2 folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Mexico
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: Mexico forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1819-1974
Size:
3.55 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversized folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Telephone
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: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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

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Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Jackson, Chevalier, Dr,, 1865-1958 (physician)
Dates:
1883-1960.
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0023
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Chevalier Jackson, a physician and an American pioneer in the field of endoscopy.