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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.

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Creators:
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964
Dates:
circa 1900-1964
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1290
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Spiller, Mortimer
Spiller, Harley
Mortimer Spiller Company
Dates:
1954 - 1989
Size:
2.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1387
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Spiller Company's work in developing print advertising and advertising novelties such as advertisements placed on balloons, blotters, clipboards, calendars, hats, etc. Many of the products they developed advertisements for were toys and novelties. The collection includes design drawings, a notebook, business records, co...

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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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Creators:
Nye, Bill
Dates:
1970 - 2014
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1383
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Bill Nye's early life, his Science Guy persona and its development for his television program Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Dates:
1835 - 1897
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1386
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Cyrus W. Field's efforts to lay the transatlantic cable from Ireland to Newfoundland in 1866. The materials include photographs, correspondence, resolutions, maps, charts, and printed publications about Field and the transatlantic Cable.

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Creators:
SpectraMetrics (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Elliott Laboratories (Andover, Massachusetts)
Elliott, William G., 1932-2014
Elliott, Mark
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Dates:
circa 1958-1988
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1361
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics, and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business ...

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Creators:
Dobrow, Joe
Fresh Fields
Whole Foods Market
Dates:
1993-2000
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1367
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the internal records of the Fresh Fields natural foods supermarket in its first years, before and after the time in which it merged with Whole Foods Market. It includes alphabetized subject files on such topics as advertising strategy, budgeting, promotions, branding, pricing, presentation, launches of new stores, credit ...

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Creators:
Jefferson, Yvonne Runtz
Jefferson, Maceo
Cargill, Thomas
Cargill, Darlene Johnson
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Dates:
1800s-1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1370
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of jazz musician, arranger, songwriter, and bandleader Maceo Jefferson. It includes biographical documents such as birth and marriaige certificates and passports; letters, mostly relating to the music business and including carbon copies of letters sent by Jefferson; photographs, many inscribed, includin...

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Creators:
Covette, Ricki
Jewell, Irene
Dates:
1950 - 1980
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1335
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Six scrapbooks documenting the Burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name:Ricki Covette), who was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer" at 6'8". The albums contain clippings; letters; certiicates; photographs, includng photographs of her act; ephemera, such as postcards, travel brochures, postcards and decals, from her travels; advertisem...