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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.

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Creators:
Maxey, H. David
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
Dates:
1939-1999
Size:
8 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0417
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.

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Creators:
Turner, Lynn
Applegate
Filson & Son
Bairstow, J. B.
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Dates:
circa 1865-1918
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 document box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0210
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two photograph albums and a number of individual photographs (tintypes and cabinet prints, all portraits), from the turn of the century to approximately 1918. The cabinet prints are from Pennsylvania and Ohio studios. Most of the snapshots seem to have been taken in and around Washington, D.C.

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Creators:
Vogt-O'Connor, Diane
Dates:
circa 1910
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0280
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

37 glass plate slides, silver gelatin, black-and-white, mounted with cover glass and tape. primarily depicting industrial and occupational subjects, plus views of Boston and New York City.

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Creators:
Lanza, Kenneth
Lanza, Anthony, 1925-1995
Dates:
1925-1946
undated
bulk 1940-1946
Size:
1.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0910
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

World War II personal papers, photographs, and printed material of Anthony R. Lanza, who served in the U.S. Army in Japan between 1944 and 1946.

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Creators:
Trobbe, Cyrus (musician)
Dates:
ca. 1900-1982.
Size:
300 Cubic feet (322 record boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0242
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes: published music scores (1920-1980) collected by Cy Trobbe, scrapbooks documenting his music career (1919-1980), programs from musical presentations in San Francisco (1913-1980), disc recordings of Trobbe's radio broadcasts on KFRC in 1938; and a card catalog assembled by Trobbe of his collection, arranged by type of music.