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Creators:
Swarthmore College. Sproul Observatory (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: 1916)
Gaustad, John E. (Director, Sproul Observatory)
Dates:
1916-1975
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of group portraits donated by Sproul Observatory. Group portraits include participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union] meetings, as well as several other taken at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of Roy W. Delaplaine at a 24-inch refractor telescope.The photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.

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Creators:
Mosher, Robert
Dates:
1971-1972, 2003
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1203
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of nine black and white silver prints by Robert Mosher of monuments in Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia with a focus on the visitors.

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Creators:
Leland, Daniel M. (merchant)
Dates:
1789-1791; 1837.
Size:
1 Item (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0029
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of one account book.

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Creators:
Meigs, John
Dates:
1900-1905.
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1095
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photoprints and negatives documenting the construction of several Washington, D.C. bridges. The Washington Aqueduct Bridge is the subject of most of the images. The Washington Channel Bridge, the Potomac Highway Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge are also included among the images. Additionally, there is a letterpress book, an employee time book, a...

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Creators:
WKAQ (Television station : San Juan, Puerto Rico)
WNJU (Television station : New York, NY)
Telemundo Group, Inc.
UnivisiĆ³n (Television network)
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Dates:
1940-2017
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 8 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1404
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Spanish language television stations in America, and the Telemundo network.

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Creators:
Brown, Brian Ivan
Kearns, Robert W.
Kearns, Timothy
Quan, John
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Dates:
1963 - 1999
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (24 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1406
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventive career of physicist and engineer Robert W. Kearns. Kearns invented and patented in 1967 the windshield wiper system with intermittent operation (US 3,351,836), among other inventions. The papers include notebooks, correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, patents, drawings, and trade literature.

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Creators:
Piette, Andre, 1934-1984 (ceramic designer, artist)
Dates:
1954-1979
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0129
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.

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Creators:
Windsor & Ford (Brick Manufacturing Company).
Charles Ford (company).
Ford & Brother
Dates:
1859-1906
Size:
4.3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0019
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of invoices and receipts documenting the sale of bricks, purchase of supplies, and expenses for the real estate business; account books, ledgers, and a business diary showing employment records and the shipment of bricks by land and water. Records of Ford and Brother are primarily represented by Charles Ford, and later accou...

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Creators:
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:
1,200 Cubic feet (3,010 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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Creators:
Davis, Luther
Davis, Joan Bassie
Dates:
1916-2007, undated
bulk 1936-2007
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Luther Davis (1916-2008) was an awarding winning writer, playwright and screenwriter. He won a Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award in 1954 for the musical Kismet. He was the playwright for Lady in a Cage, and Grand Hotel and many other productions.