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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Lightner, Candy
Dates:
1980-1998, undated
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1262
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains materials related to the founding and activities of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD.) and Candace Lightner from 1980 to 1992.

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Creators:
Asleep at the Wheel
Van Kleek, Richard
Take 6
Lovett, Lyle
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Dates:
1986-1991
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1/2" VHS)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0487
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of study videocassettes of the Lonesome Pine Specials, a television series that documents American music traditions and performers.

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Creators:
Perkins, James Secor
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Dates:
1907-2000
bulk 1911-1924
Size:
5 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0803
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photo prints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization. Also included are slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends. The collection also contains the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.

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Creators:
Diamond, Freda, 1905-
Dates:
1945-1998
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 4 folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0616
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials relating to Diamond's career as an industrial designer, including various client files (especially Libbey Glass) containing photographs, designs, sketches, and other papers; articles by and about Diamond; magazines; awards; and a scrapbook.

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Creators:
Commercial Decal, Inc.
Seliger, Charles, 1926-2009
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
Dates:
1926-1993, undated
Size:
4.62 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0477
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Commercial Decal, Incorporated records consist of decals, photographs and advertising materials that trace the business transactions of Commercial Decal, Incorporated from its early creation through its closing in 1992. Most of the actual decals and patterns are from the early 1970s through 1992. The records of product orders, however, date bac...

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Creators:
Cater, Anita
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Ganson, Arthur, 1955-
Dates:
October 4, 2002.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0830
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting interviews with Arthur Ganson, kinetic sculptor and inventor.

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Creators:
Dunn, S. Watson (Samuel Watson), -1997 (Professor)
Dates:
1840-1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0366
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is organized in four series. The first contains an assortment of advertising ephemera, including fans, advertising cards, business cards, receipts, circulars, pamphlets, printed advertisements, brochures, postcards and catalogues dating mostly from the late nineteenth century. Materials in the advertising ephemera file are organiz...

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Creators:
Paulin, Frank
Silverstein, Bruce
Silverstein, Silke
Dates:
1950s-1994
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1373
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photoprints of city scenes, mostly taken during the 1950s, but including a few later images. Most of the images were made in New York City, Chicago, and New Orleans. One photograph was taken in Seville, Spain. The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson appears in two of the photographs, photographing the Saint Patrick's Day parade; evangelist Billy Gra...

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Creators:
Smith-Howard, Kendra
Strange, Susan B.
Thompson, Anthony Mills
Toda, Mitchell
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Dates:
1945-2008.
Size:
1.15 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1131
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An artificial collection of diverse archival materials relating to weddings, at present organized according to donor. Contents include wedding photographs; invitations; gift registries; contracts; invoices and receipts for expenses incurred; guest lists.