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Tom Whaley Collection
Creators:
Whaley, Thomas L.
Dates:
1941-1979
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0652
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Whaley's association with Duke Ellington and his career as a copyist, pianist, composer and arranger. The collection includes letters, photographs, music manuscripts, business records, writings, and printed materials including magazine and newspapers articles, concert programs, and catalogs.

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Sherman Poppen Papers
Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Gottlieb and Bodansky Family Papers
Creators:
Bodansky, Lony Gottlieb
Gottlieb, Camilla Klaber, 1884-1964
Bodansky, Harry
Dates:
1901-1981
undated
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1245
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gottlieb and Bodansky family papers are a collection of correspondence, immigration material, photographs, and ephemera related to the family of Hermann and Camilla Gottlieb and their daughter Lony Gottlieb Bodansky. Hermann and Camilla were interred at Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Nazi government during World War II.

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Jane and Michael Stern Collection
Creators:
Stern, Michael, 1946-
Stern, Jane
Dates:
1890-2008
Size:
17 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1392
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Jane and Michael Stern's travels across the United States collecting data for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining.

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R. Wallace Steel Papers
Creators:
Steel, R. Wallace
Dates:
1864-1903
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1449
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents railroad engineer R. Wallace Steel and his work with railroads, primarily in Pennsylvania and Missouri.

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Geographical Categories: Adirondacks
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1879-1924
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map-folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Adirondacks
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: Adirondacks 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

James A. E. Halkett Papers
Creators:
Halkett, James A. E. (physicist)
Wesolowski, Sigmund A.
Dates:
1948-1951.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0220
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Halkett and Wesolow(ski) materials show the process of technological innovation through laboratory protocols. They also demonstrate the various alternatives explored in the search for effective artificial circulation by using materials which would not damage or clot blood and that could be sterilized. The evolution of the pumping mechanism and …

Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records
Creators:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation
Robinson, Verna Kimball, 1904-1988
Robinson, Colby W., 1900-1950
Westbrook Theatre
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Dates:
1934-1950, undated
bulk 1939-1942
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1.5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1296
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the business records of the Westbrook Theatre Corporation of Westbrook, Maine. Records include the Colby, Rialto, and Knights of Pythias motion picture theatres in Bingham, Fryeburg, and elsewhere. The collection includes financial records, business correspondence, and photographs.

Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera
Creators:
Shell, Theodore, Dr. (dentist)
Dates:
1933-1990
Size:
1.75 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0502
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Periodical articles, news clippings, concert programs, radio transcripts, personal correspondence, broadsides, photographs, and pencil sketches collected by Dr. Shell. The material documents part of Duke Ellington's music career, especially ca. 1940-1974.

Alexander Melville Clark Patent
Creators:
Dodge, W.C.
Clark, Alexander Melville
Dates:
1877
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1017
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A British patent issued to Alexander Melville Clark for an improved process for preventing the accumulation of carbon in retorts used for the distillation of carbureted hydrogen. There is a wax seal attached to the end of the patent.