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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 19: Art and Literature
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1830-1983
undated
Size:
12 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S19
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 19, Art and Literature contains approximately 860 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting popular attitudes towards art and literature 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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Sarah Vaughan Memorial Program
Creators:
Morton, Azariah
Mount Zion Baptist Church (Newark (N.J.))
Dates:
1990
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0384
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a single memorial program documenting the April 9, 1990 funeral of Sarah Vaughan at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.

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Joel Dorn Papers
Creators:
Dorn, Joel, 1942-2007
Dates:
1966-1987
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0536
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Recording session logs, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, and accounting sheets and ledger documenting Dorn's career as a producer for Atlantic Records.

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Patsy Sherman Innovative Lives Presentation
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Sherman, Patsy
Dates:
March 12, 1997.
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0599
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Videohistory contains original and reference videos and photographs documenting a lecture program for children by Patsy Sherman, inventor of Scotchgard.

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Maid of Cotton Records
Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994, undated
Size:
38 Cubic feet (91 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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The Salem China Company Collection
Creators:
Salem China Company
American Limoges China Co.
Sebring Pottery Company
Crescent China Company
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Dates:
1930s-1981
Size:
10.15 Cubic feet (26 boxes, 9 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0325
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes records of the Salem China Company relating to the administration of the company, its sales and art department, and other material relating to plant operations prior to 1960, when the company ceased manufacturing and became a distributor only. Includes photographs of various promotions, Salem China patterns, factory buildings, sales staff, show rooms, etc. as well as extensive advertising material of the Salem China Co. and its competitors. Another series contains blueprints and drawings of the Salem China Company's plant and equipment. Another series contains bulletins issued by the Associated Industries of Cleveland from 1977 to 1981.

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Charles Richardson Pratt Papers
Creators:
Pratt, Charles Richardson, 1860-1935
Dates:
1860-1935
bulk 1910-1924
Size:
6 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0958
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the professional career of mechanical engineer, Charles Richardson Pratt. The papers include correspondence, patents, patent application materials, agreements, photographs, publications, and blueprints for many of Pratt's inventions, especially his work on elevators.

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S. Newman Darby Innovative Lives Presentation
Creators:
Darby, S. Newman, 1928-2016 (inventor)
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
April 9, 1999
Size:
18 Videocassettes
1 Electronic discs (CD)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0838
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Presentation by Newman Darby discussing windsurfing and his invention and development of the sailboard. Materials include original, master and reference videotapes and photographs.

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The Simmons Company Records
Creators:
Simmons Company
Dates:
1892-2000
Size:
9 Film reels
88 Cubic feet (172 boxes, 16 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0731
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1 includes: news articles about the company and the Simmons family; photographs of the machinery, factories, factory workers, products and showrooms; annual reports; various corporate periodicals; audit reports; patents; and materials relating to sleep research conducted by Simmons. Series 2 includes product catalogues, scrapbooks of advertisements, advertising artwork and mechanicals, sales …

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Mauldin Cartoon Collection
Creators:
Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003
Dates:
1946-1987
Size:
8 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0307
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection is believed to contain all of Mauldin's published cartoons from 1946 to 1987; also periodical and newspaper articles about and by Mauldin, personal items, including his genealogy, and an original sketchbook used by Mauldin while he was in Vietnam, February 1965.

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