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Creators:
Kranz, Sharlene
Dates:
1847-1948.
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0513
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letterhead stationery; labels, especially cigar and hotel labels; trade catalogues; calling cards; souvenir programs; postcards; advertising cards; and other types of ephemera.

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Creators:
Dunn, S. Watson (Samuel Watson), -1997 (Professor)
Dates:
1840-1986, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0366
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection primarily consists of advertisements, ephemera, and promotional materials collected by S. Watson Dunn. In addition, there is literature relating to advertising history, correspondence, phonograph records, and unpublished papers.

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Creators:
Kovan, Florice Whyte
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Dates:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0503
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and l...

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Creators:
Nixdorff, Louis S., 1906-1992 (Olympic athlete)
Dates:
1926 - 1987
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0443
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Louis S. Nixdorff's participation in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States.

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Creators:
Holton, Gladys Reid, 1898- (museum curator)
Des Grange, Jane
Dates:
1800-1978
Size:
19 Cubic feet (50 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0466
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection contains a wide range of ephemera, such as calendars, postcards, advertising cards, magazines, newspapers and fashion plates; also photographs and business and household account books. Also some of Mrs. Holton's personal papers, including correspondence relating to activities with organizations such as the Home Bureaus an...

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Creators:
Lee, Edith Lavinia
Fairmont Seminary (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
circa 1912-1927
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1415
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook compiled by Lee, documenting her time as a student at the Fairmont Seminary in Washington, D.C. in the 1910s. The scrapbook mostly documents the social lives of Lee and other students at the school, especially the dances, sporting events, graduations and other activities at the U.S. Naval Academy. The contents of the scrapbook include a h...

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Creators:
Boudini, Phil
Boudini Brothers
Boudini, Dan, 1891-
Dates:
1909-1928
Size:
1.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1426
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the Boudini Brothers Vaudeville act. They include letters, postcards and telegrams, mostly of a business nature (such as relating to bookings); business papers including contracts and papers relating to expenses; photographs of the family and of the act; programs; scores and sheet music; music manuscripts; advertisements for app...

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Creators:
Gruppo, Barbara Pease
Rodney W. Pease, III
Piotrowicz, Elizabeth Pease
Pease, L.F.
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Dates:
1908-1936; undated
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of samples of primarily greeting cards designed and created by the Lillian Pease Card Company.

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Creators:
CIGNA
Seymour, Frank
Dates:
1852 - 1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1232
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents firefighting and fires in American history through newspaper and magazine illustrations, ephemera, and photographs. The emphasis is on large urban fires (New York City and Chicago) and industrial fires in the northeastern United States. There are some illustrations of cartoons, rescues, poems, fires on ships and clippings about great floods in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

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Creators:
Morrow, Buddy
Mooney, Art
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995
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Dates:
1927 - 1966
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1388
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record i...