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Philadelphia Typewriter Company
Mechanisms, Division of.
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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National Museum of American History. Division of Medical Sciences.
Parke, Davis Company
Dates:
1867-1971
Size:
300 Cubic feet (389 boxes, 42 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0001
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Parke-Davis and Company, one of the most important and oldest pharmaceutical firms in America.

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Division of Electricity.
Belfield, Robert Blake
Miller, John David
Ghose, Saroj J.
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Dates:
1970-1979
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Copies of dissertations formerly deposited in the Division of Electricity, National Museum of American History. It is an active series, as new dissertations may be added.

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Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)
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Dates:
1800-1981
bulk 1880-1881
Size:
202 Cubic feet (179 boxes, 362 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collections consists of the records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company founded in New York City in the 1920s and The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, 1906. Both the Norcross and Rust Craft companies collected antique greeting cards. Also includes a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1930-1980. Collection represents development of the greeting card industry, social trends in the United States and technology of the printing industry from 1924 through 1978.

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National Museum of American History. Division of Medical Sciences.
Evans, John G., Dr. (physician; surgeon)
Dates:
1893 - 1893
1947 - 1949
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0024
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Dr. John G. Evans, a physician and surgeon practicing in New Hartford, Iowa in the 1940s.

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Bratten, R. C., Dr. (dentist)
National Museum of American History. Division of Medical Sciences.
Dates:
1930-1967
Size:
1.66 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0022
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents dentist Dr. R. C. Bratten's 50-year dental practice in Galion, Ohio.

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Vogel, Robert M.
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Bollman, Wendell, 1814-1884
Dates:
1852-1986
Size:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design.

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Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Kemmer, Frank
Dates:
1916-1917
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1041
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album showing all aspects of construction of the Narrows Dam on the Yadkin River in North Carolina.

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Creators:
Field, Cyrus
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871
Franklin, John, 1786-1847
Royal Geographic Society.
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Dates:
1858-1871
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0702
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.