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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Keystone View Company
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Owen, Mary June
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Dates:
circa 1910
Size:
24 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0495
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection established to consolidate miscellaneous stereographs transferred from other Smithsonian units and other sources. Currently the group contains 25 cards.

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Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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Creators:
Kubach, Richard
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Melrose Diner, owners and employees
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Dates:
1938-1988
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0489
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, advertisements, accounting records, and 19 audio tape interviews documenting the history and operation of Melrose Diner in Philadelphia, Pa.; interviews conducted by oral historian Scott Ellsworth, 1987; and notes written by him.

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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 (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Content Note 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...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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

Fifty-three personal care and food labels from four Chicago area African-American businesses: Famous Products Company, Madam Jones Company, Lucky Man Company, and Val-Mor Products Company.

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Creators:
Vip (Virgil Franklin Partch), 1916-
Partch, Virgil Franklin, 1916-
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History
Goodman, Benjie
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Dates:
1872-1984
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0485
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous documents and pictorial items related to music, and a set of documents associated with Gibson banjoes.

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Creators:
Kost, William Elvidge
Kost, William Cassell, (farmer), 1917-1989
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1939-1989
Size:
17.66 Cubic feet (53 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0481
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the Kost family farm, Vermont, Illinois. The farm consisted of 120 acres where small grains, hay, and cattle were raised.

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Creators:
Mandragos, Nicholas C., (engineer), 1896-
Mandragos, Frieda
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1927-1959
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0484
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists almost entirely of notes Mandragos used as the basis for lectures to his engineering classes. They cover various problem areas: stress analysis of structures, strength of materials, hydraulics and other technical aspects of structural design. There are also a few notes Mandragos made as a student in the 1920s and 1930s. T...

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Creators:
Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
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.