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Creators:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986
Dates:
circa 1900-circa 1975
Size:
2.66 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0008
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

J. Harry DuBois (1903-1986) was an industrial consultant in the field of petrochemicals and plastics. In 1927 at General Electric his studies resulted in extending the use of laminated plastics.

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Creators:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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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:
Underwood & Underwood
Keystone View Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Owen, Mary June
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Dates:
circa 1910
Size:
24 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0495
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection established to consolidate miscellaneous stereographs transferred from other Smithsonian units and other sources. Currently the group contains 25 cards.

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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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Creators:
Dale, C. O.
Dates:
1908-1920
Size:
1.16 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0951
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection contains correspondence, specifications, contsruction estimates, proposals, photographs and blue prints of plans, sections, elevations, charts and diagrams for United States Department of the Interior, Reclamation Service Projects, 1908-1918. Rancagua, Chile where they built a Rio Pangal Hydroelectric Power Plant and and extension of t...

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Creators:
Beveridge, Frank Stanley
Encyclopedia Britannica
O'Brien, Catherine L.
Squires, Norman W.
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Dates:
1936-2006.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0927
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Norman Squires's career as a salesperson for the Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company of America, Stanley Home Products, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Norman Squires conceptualized and implemented the party plan method of direct selling.

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Creators:
Fournet, Fred G.
Hallmark.
Fournet Drugstore.
Dates:
1950-1977, undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 8 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0346
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of advertising and promotional materials for products sold by the Fournet Drugstore. In addition, there are photographs of the African American community in St. Martinville, Louisiana.

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Creators:
Richards, Oscar W., Dr.
Dates:
1848-1989
Size:
6 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0343
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is made up of materials collected by Dr. Oscar W. Richards on various topics related to microscopes.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1748-1994
Size:
2.58 Cubic feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Wines
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Wines forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana