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Creators:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Dates:
1952, 1968
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.

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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Roess, Harold R.D. (radio engineer)
Dates:
circa 1920-1964
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0048
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers document the career and interests of Roess, especially radio rebroadcasting stations, radio navigation, radar, antennas, Naval Research Laboratory projects, and radio broadcasting. Includes blueprints, schematics, technical literature, reprints, manuals, photographs, correspondence, and notes.

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Creators:
Wilhelm
White, Sydney Victor
Lord, R. H.
Petit, Pierre, 1832-
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Dates:
ca. 1870-1900
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0191
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains twelve photoprints in the cabinet print format, although only nine are true albumen cabinet prints. The subjects depicted are European scientists. Except as otherwise noted in the listing, biographical information about the subjects was located in standard biographical references, such as Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Chambers' Dictionary of Scientists, and World Who's in Science.

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Creators:
Porter, Russell W.
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Ingalls, Albert G., 1888-1958 (astronomer, editor)
Dates:
circa 1920-1956
Size:
8.7 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0175
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Albert G. Ingallsrole as an editor for the "Scientific American" (specifically a column on amateur astronomy) primarily through correspondence and other publications.

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1817-1982
Size:
19 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S05
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 5: Politics and Political Movements contains circa 1,565 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the political history of 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:
Becker, Richard
Bradford, Alex
Dates:
1950-1997, undated
undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0761
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Alex Bradford's career as a composer of Gospel music. Included among the materials are playbills, published sheet music, music manuscripts, gospel song books, play scripts, newspaper clippings and articles, and one LP record.

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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:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (16 boxes, 188 pieces of original artwork)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0651
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.

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Creators:
Howard, Edward
E. Howard Clock Co.
Blackwell, Dana
Dates:
1862-1930
Size:
6 Cubic feet (21 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0776
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of business records for E. Howard Clock Company and document watch and clock orders, as well as stockholder and directors' meeting minutes.