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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:
Hereford, John W.
Dates:
1827
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0066
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letter, September 5, 1827, by Hereford, Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama, to his father in Shenandoah County, Virginia. It describes his family's journey from Virginia to Alabama with stops in several counties of Tennessee looking for places to settle, and visiting relatives.

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Creators:
Taylor, Miriam Price
Price, Edwin, 1829-1901 (locomotive engineer)
Dates:
1893
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0070
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents handwritten reminiscences of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines.

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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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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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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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Creators:
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
Dates:
1815-1966
Size:
72 Cubic feet (245 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0071
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of records primarily of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. Additionally, there are records of the Lehigh Navigation Coal Company and subsidiary companies including the Alliance Coal Mining Company. These records mostly describe anthracite mining in the vicinity of Mauch Chuck and Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. Also include...

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Creators:
Magana, Antonio
Serros, Michele M.
Dates:
1968-2012
Size:
4 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1481
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Michele M. Serros was a Chicana writer who grew up in Oxnard, California. She is best known for Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard and How to be a Chicana role model. The papers cover her childhood, high school work, undergraduate courses, published works, and speaking and workshop engagements. The collection also includes photographs, drawings, and her high school yearbook.

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Creators:
Graf, Henry "Buddy", 1929-2000
Cahill, George N. , b. 1959
Dates:
1920-1930
Size:
32 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1484
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scripts from Vaudeville shows.

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Creators:
Vitone, Joseph
Dates:
1998-2004
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0883
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic images of the Vitone family in Akron, Ohio and other locations, as part of an ongoing photographic document called "Family Records." This is an ongoing portrait project which for the past 20 years has used large-format negatives to document families living around the Rust Belt City of Akron, Ohio, former home to the country's major rubber and tire producers. These portraits offer personal yet unsentimental views of the subjects finding purpose and evolving family structures in these largely blue-collar communities that at times wrestle with job insecurity and problems accompanying alcohol and opioid use.