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Creators:
Pratt & Whitney Company
Mechanisms, Division of.
Dates:
1897-1906.
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1,box.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0093
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook kept by the Pratt & Whitney Company, Hartford, Connecticut, manufacturers of general purpose machine tools; contains correspondence, price lists and quotes, and sales literature from U.S. and foreign companies to Pratt and Whitney in reply to requests for information and prices of machinery and tools; copies of business cards from U.S. an...

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Creators:
Whitman, John (President of Oakland Group, Inc.)
Dates:
1983 December 8
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0091
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of one 5 ½" x 5 ½" floppy diskette from John Whitman of Micromedia Software in Wellesley, MA, which purports to portray the first Christmas card. It is believed that J. C. Horsley designed the card in England in 1843. When displayed on computer screen the card reads. "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year you." Along wi...

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Creators:
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Steele, Richard, 1916-1980
Dates:
1948-1963.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, which consists of notebooks, journals, photographs, correspondence, memos, brochures, and technical drawings, is divided into three series: Sketches, Drawing Journals and Tests; Ram Company Materials; and Photographs. The papers were selected from among Mr. Steele's files by his son, Christopher. As a result, the papers included ...

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Creators:
Lebanon Valley Baseball League.
Darnbach, Ray
Dates:
1936-1963
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0067
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the history of the Lebanon Valley Baseball League, and includes names of the teams which played, reports of games, problems attendant to both professional and amateur status of a minor league, and League standings. It contains newspaper clippings, letters and memorandums.

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Creators:
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Dates:
1866-1890
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five children's books about the circus, a brochure announcing the show in London, an 1873 advertisement for the Great Traveling World's Fair of Barnum's, and two scrapbooks.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous items from various donors, incl. greeting cards, cigar bands, envelopes, and a set of original Burma-Shave signs.

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Creators:
Meggars, Edith R.
Meggars, William F., Dr. (physicist)
Dates:
1914-1970.
Size:
8 Cubic feet (11 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0061
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."

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Creators:
Golovin, Anne Castrodale
Dates:
1824-1846.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0057
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Account book of an unidentified person, possibly living in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, includes entries regarding items purchased and sold, such as bricks and agricultural products, and a record of himself and other persons employed, including the rental of animal teams for ploughing.

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Creators:
Ewin, James Lithgow (inventor)
Dates:
1873, 1874, 1879.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes an English patent paper #2126 for improved vulcanizable water-proof gum, 1873, to Benjamin Joseph Barnard Mills; a U.S. patent paper #151,109 for improvement in the art of manufacturing horseshoes, 1874; and an English patent paper #1194 for improvement in street-lighting apparatus.

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Creators:
Gerrell, James E. (lead pipe contractor)
Dates:
1842-1847.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0056
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Notebook of James E. Gerrell, lead pipe contractor for S. B. Morse's Washington-Baltimore Telegraph of 1842, and city surveyor of New York, 1845-1847: contains copies of letters from the New York Tribune about Morse's Electro magnetic Telegraph; a letter from N. L. Griswould to Gerrell requesting a survey of property near the Atlantic Dock, Brookly...