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Walter H. Voigt Brewing Industry Collection
Creators:
Voigt, Walter H.
Dates:
1891-1979
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1195
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of the brewing beer industry in the mid-Atlantic region primarily between the 1890s and the 1960s. Materials includeing correspondence, class notes, beer labels, journal reprints, technical papers, trade literature, legal papers, magazine articles, cartoons, books, and literature from the Master Brewers Association of America.

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Exiles in America: Cuban Pedro Pans and Balseros
Creators:
Velasquez, Steve
Dates:
1960-1969, undated
2014-2015
Size:
6.4 Gigabytes (9 .wav files and 3 mp3 files)
0.5 Cubic feet (1 Box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1377
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Exiles in America: Cuban Pedro Pans and Balseros was an oral history project designed to research and document the journeys and experiences of two distinct immigration/migration experiences of the Cuban diaspora. Steve Valesquez of the National Museum of American History Division of Home and Community Life conducted twelve oral history interviews between 2014-2015. The project was funded by the Consortium for the American Experience. Correspondence written by the interviewees (as children) was transferred, processed, and digitized in 2020 through funds awarded by the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Initiatives Pool.

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Meyer Later World War I Collection
Creators:
Later, Meyer, 1895-1984
Dates:
1917-1919
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1140
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and artifacts documenting Meyer Later, a World War I veteran who served with the United States Army in France between September, 1918 and April, 1919.

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Famous Amos Collection
Creators:
Amos, Christine
Amos, Wally
Dates:
1975-2000
Size:
7 Cubic feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0112
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Famous Amos Collection consists primarily of business records, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the career and life of Wally Famous Amos and the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie company he created.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Lithography
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
circa 1848-1926
Size:
3.13 Cubic feet (consisting of 3.5 boxes, 1 folder, 24 oversize folders, 7 map case folders, 1 flat box, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Lithography
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: Lithography 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

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Wurlitzer Company Records
Creators:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
Dates:
1860-1984
Size:
56 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0469
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history and development of the Wurlitzer Company and consists of company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings.

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Julian Black Scrapbooks of Joe Louis
Creators:
Black, Julian, Mrs.
Black, Julian (boxing manager)
Dates:
1935-1944
Size:
109 Volumes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0002
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 109 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings assembled by Julian Black, manager of Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. They document Louis's career from 1935 to 1944.

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Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1835-2000, undated
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.

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Charlotte Cramer Sachs Papers
Creators:
Sachs, Charlotte Cramer, 1907-2004
Dates:
1905-2002
bulk 1940-2002
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0878
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Charlotte Cramer Sachs's life and career as an inventor mainly of food and household-related products: correspondence, photographs, business papers, awards, patents, printed materials, notes, and miscellany. The collection primarily consists of invention-related marketing materials including invention samples and prototypes, notes, clippings, business correspondence, and customer account records.

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William R. Hutton Papers
Creators:
Hutton, William R., 1826-1901
Dates:
1830-1965
Size:
30 Cubic feet (33 boxes, 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0987
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

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