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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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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.

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Creators:
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -
Adderly, Nat, 1931-
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Mbulu, Letta
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Dates:
1916-2010, undated
Size:
23.6 Cubic feet (96 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Levy's short career as a musician, his longer career as a manager, and the careers of some of his clients. The client most well represented in the collection is Nancy Wilson, with recordings, photographs, correspondence, financial statements, and contracts included. Papers relating to other clients include business records ...

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Creators:
Oishi, Mamoru, 1918-1993
Dates:
circa 1941-1962
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1420
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes a photograph album containing photographs documenting Oishi's experiences as a Japanese American soldier during World War II and his time with the Military Intelligence Service; identification cards; maps and guidebooks; booklets issued to soldiers; language dictionaries; and miscellany.

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Creators:
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Lutheran Brotherhood
Aid Association for Lutherans
Dates:
1902 - 2014
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1418
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the faith-based philanthropic organization, the Aid for Association for Lutherans, the Lutheran Brotherhood, and later Thrivent Financial.

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Dates:
1960s-1970s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1416
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of black and white and color photographs and some negatives documenting computing history Photographs document primarily individuals, equipment, and computers being used.