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Creators:
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Dates:
1860-1868
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.

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Creators:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1808-1881
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is...

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Creators:
Keystone View Company
Shinn, Walter Scott
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)
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Dates:
1890s-1933
Size:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0299
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age ...

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1841-1986, undated
Size:
98 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S11
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 11: Entertainment contains more than 12,500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards entertainers and entertainment in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Philadelphia Typewriter Company
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1886-1902
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The corresponden...

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Creators:
Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1861-1885
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0006
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Wurtz's scheme, presented in a report to the stockholders, was a new method for the dry distillation of non-caking coal to obtain liquid oils and paraffin. Included in this box are: the report to the stockholders of the Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1883; patent specifications, 1881; correspondence with the Patent Office, prospectus on coal distillation, 1885; a notebook of minutes from meetings of Union Chemical Manufacturing Co., 1881-1883.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1869-1959
Size:
9.59 Cubic feet (consisting of 21 boxes, 2 folder, 4 oversize folder, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Hotels
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Hotels forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology
Dates:
1976-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1298
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and recordings relating to a conference held at the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) on October 23, 1978. The Conference was a joint effort by the Smithsonian, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Data Processing Management Association, and the Washington, D.C.chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The collection includes: a program signed by participants; photographs taken at the conference; planning documents such as invitations to speakers to participate and responses to them, proposed guest lists, proposed agendas, press releases, minutes of the planning committee for the Conference; documents relating to budgeting for the conference; and audiocassette and reel-to-reel tapes of the conference.

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Creators:
Lissim, Simon, 1900-1981
Dates:
1924 - 1981
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1276
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection covers the period 1924-81 and consists of exhibition catalogs, correspondence, photographs, slides, drawings, photostats, contracts, book proofs, and related biographical material on Lissim. Extensive material on the designer's work for the Sevres porcelain factory includes correspondence, original contracts, photographs of porcelai...

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Creators:
Hombordy, Hanna Lore
Dates:
[194-]-1955
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1273
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The project files include booklets: "Elements of Design" (1953-54); "Appearance Design" (1954); packaging and label designs and prototypes, photographs of drawing machinery, clippings, and misc. designs and printed advertisements for shoes, antennas, and candies.,This collection documents Hombordy's work as a graphics designer in the late 1940s and...