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Creators:
U.S. Army Special Services Agency
Dates:
1945-1971.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0785
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival material documenting the recreational activities provided to U.S. Army troops in Europe by the U.S. Army Special Services, ca. 1945-1971. Newsletters comprise the majority of the collection.

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Creators:
Varre, Gretl de la, Mrs.
Holmes, E. Burton, 1870-1958
Varre, Andre de la, 1904-
Dates:
circa 1920-1930
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 2 loose photographs)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0782
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the travel writer, photographer and lecturer Burton Holmes, and to De La Varre's own activities as a travel photographer. Includes letters, photographs, printed material, and a set of travel books written by Holmes.

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Creators:
Union Tansfer and Storage Co.
Cayton, Rosa
Cayton, Max
Cayton Family
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Dates:
1892-1992.
1892-1992
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0780
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, photographs, business documents, certificates and advertising materials from the family of Max and Rose Cayton, 1890-1993.

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Creators:
Beaudoin, Rayne
Karr, Leonard, 1913-1995
Dates:
1930-1995
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0762
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mostly photographs illustrating Leonard Karr's hunting and fishing activities in the Pacific Northwest; plus letters from Karr, photographs of his inventions, articles and other printed information, drawings and patterns for a kayak that Karr designed, clippings, scrapbooks, and albums. Personal materials relate to his personal life and his employment as a sign painter.

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Creators:
McNally, George E.
LaClair, Beatrice M.
McNally, Neva Satterlee, -1909
Dates:
circa 1889-1964
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0760
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographs, commercially published sheet music, and original music manuscripts from the McNallys' vaudeville careers. Materials include minstrel show and blackface material; photo of Albert Tovell, once the master of ceremonies for Frances H. "Peaches" Browning; and a photograph of "Gov. Jordan," a blackface female impersonator.

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Creators:
Garvin, Thomas
Vines, Gail
Dates:
1951-1953
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0756
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One scrapbook of fourteen pages consisting of hand-drawn illustrations cut from envelopes and glued to the scrapbook pages.

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Creators:
Seele, Charline
Seele, Jean W. (Jean Warren), 1924-1993
Dates:
1970s-1980s
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0759
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approx. 1,065 color photographs (chromogenic prints) of rural scenes, mostly in Kansas. Also 2 boxes of color slides.

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Creators:
Douglas, Stephen A., 1912- ((World War II soldier))
Dates:
1942-1945
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0755
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series. Series 1: Illustrated Envelopes contains envelopes drawn by Stephen Douglas and mounted on mat boards. This type of painted envelope is also called "patriotic." See Lawrence Sherman, United States Patriotic Envelopes of World War II, 2006. Series 2: Unit History, documents the engineers in the South We...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Bath, Patricia, Dr., 1949-
Dates:
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0753
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Dr. Patricia Bath was born in 1949 in New York. She conceived of the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 and patented it in 1988 (US Patent # 4,744,360 for an "Apparatus for ablating and removing cataract lenses"). The collection contains original and reference video footage of Dr. Bath's Innovative Lives Presentation documenting her work in the field of ophthalmology and her work creating and patenting the LaserPhaco Probe, an instrument to remove cataracts. Also included is an interview with Dr. Bath at her home in Los Angeles and an interview with her daughter, Eraka Bath and supplemental documentation assembled by Dr. Bath. The documentation includes photocopies of articles, patents, biographical sketch material, and selected publications and references to related to lasers and surgery of Dr. Bath

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Creators:
Carmichael, Hoagy
Arnaz, Desi, 1917-1986
Mills Brothers.
Calloway, Cab, 1907-
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Dates:
1930s-1940s.
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0775
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

16mm motion picture films, produced in the 1930s and 1940s by various film production companies, documenting performances by jazz and popular music performers, including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Lena Horne, the Mills Brothers, and Rosemary Clooney, and others listed below.