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Dates:
1884-1917, undated
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of printed materials and ephemera relating to "Wild West" shows.

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Creators:
Miralan Productions
Dates:
2008-2010
Size:
7.73 Megabytes (23 digital transcripts)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1467
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains 23 interview transcripts relating to the production of the 2011 film Something Ventured: Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists.

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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 powe...

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Creators:
Bowker, Howard Franklin
Dates:
1930-1970
Size:
10 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1462
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Howard F. Bowker, a coin collector and expert in the coinage of East Asia.

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Creators:
Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998
Dates:
1976-2019, undated
Size:
14.1 Cubic feet (43 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1463
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) a gay man who was a victim of a hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming October 1998 resulting in his death. His death gained national and international attention leading to the formation of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and eventual passage of federal hate crime legislation (The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act), signed into law in October 2009.

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Creators:
Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
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Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, a...

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Creators:
Koerner, Charles W., 1896-1946
Dates:
1923-1953
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1432
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A scrapbook documenting Charles W. Koerner's career as head of RKO Pictures in the 1940s. The scrapbook contains letters, a telegram, photographs, programs, a menu, clippings, and ephemera. Some portions of the scrapbook date from before Koerner's time with RKO, including his high school years, and portions are from after his death, possibly compil...

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Dates:
1920-2016, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 2 oversize map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1430
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the life and career of Cuban trumpet player Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros. Included in the collection are correspondence, photographs, music manuscripts, clippings, awards and programs.

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Creators:
Rogala, Dawn V.
Dates:
1990-2015
bulk 1992-1999
Size:
4 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1427
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, compiled and photographed by Dawn Rogala, documents daily life in traveling, tented circuses in America, including: Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers, Circus Vargas, Sterling & Reid Brothers, Culpepper and Merriweather, Carson and Barnes, Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus, Big Apple Circus, Carson and Barnes Circus, Culpepper and Merriweather Circ...

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Creators:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005
Dates:
1859-2011, undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.