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Creators:
Partridge, Beverly
Partridge, Beverly
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
5 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0493
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is arranged alphabetically by company name into one series. The shopping bags are from a variety of stores: department, jewelry, gifts, books, hair and skin products, clothing, china, glass, leather goods, lingerie, bakeries, and restaurants.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Yim, Ken
Rider, Doug
English, Fred
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Dates:
1969-1986
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0494
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of this collection consists of materials pertaining to Queenie Pie, a comic opera in seven scenes. Also included are publicity, correspondence for the opera, Ellington's autobiography Music is My Mistress, and a script for the Ellington work, My People.

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Creators:
Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 Boxes (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), Martin and Morris Music Company was the o...

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Creators:
Lunceford, Jimmie (bandleader)
Driggs, Frank, 1930-
Oliver, Sy
Dates:
circa 1929-1954
Size:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of approximately 320 titles from the Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.

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Whitman Chocolates
Dates:
1878-1954, undated
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0437
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials trace the evolution of product packaging and advertising of Whitman's Chocolates. Includes business records and photographs of early product displays.

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Creators:
Ellis, Estelle
Dates:
1942 - 2004
Size:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.

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Creators:
Brown, Naomi Huber
Dates:
1960-1963.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0429
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document the preparation and management of Duke Ellington's 1963 tour of Asia.

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Creators:
Wright, Helena, 1946-
Dates:
1934-1946, undated
Size:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0480
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of labels, created by Chicago business Valmor Products Company, for packaging intended to appeal to the African American consumer market dating from 1934-1946.

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Creators:
Rosenau, Fred Simon
Dates:
1944-1945
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0478
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains both the personal papers of Fred Rosenau and examples of air-dropped psychological warfare literature created by the O.W.I. Amongst his personal papers, which constitute the first series, there are information guidebooks and language aids for India and Burma, a large number of Indian newspaper articles, and photographs take...

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Creators:
Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.