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Creators:
Jessee, Mark
Marks, Peter, 1843-1883
Dates:
1800-1915; undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Marks's years as a harpist on the Midwestern minstrel circuit. It primarily consists of sheet music and song books, theater programs, posters announcing minstrel shows, newspaper articles, and personal papers.

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Creators:
Mr. Wizard Studios (Firm)
Herbert, Don (Donald Jeffry), 1917-2007
Dates:
1906-2008
bulk 1951-1995
Size:
26 Cubic feet (57 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1326
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents, through printed materials, photographs, audio and moving image, Don Herbert's career as a science educator under the persona of "Mr. Wizard" from 1951 until the 1990s.

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Creators:
Marx, Harpo
Dates:
circa 1900-1964
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1290
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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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:
Central Film Service
Dates:
1924-1946
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1247
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Central Film Service Collection consists of more than 100 filmstrips made between 1924 and 1946. Made primarily for business use, the bulk of the collection describes and promotes products, industries, associations, and governmental agencies. Adults were the intended audience. Related scripts and audio recordings do not exist.

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Creators:
El Chico Restaurants
Dates:
1908 - 1990
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1246
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials relate to the creation and operation of El Chico Corporation.

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Creators:
Price, Dick
Dates:
1936-2002
bulk 1950-1958
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of ice skater Dick Price, with emphasis on the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in the prime of his career performing ice shows throughout Europe. Included are photograph albums, letters, most sent from Europe by Price to his parents describing performances and his travel adventures; programs from various ice shows; personal financial records; school report cards, and work-related permits, contracts, and insurance.

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Creators:
Newman, Earl
Dates:
1963-2009
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (12 folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1207
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection contains sixty-two posters commemorating the Monterey Jazz Festival, created, designed, and signed by Earl Newman.

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Creators:
Fenner, Helen Curran
Fenner, Gloria J.
Dates:
1940
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1202
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

One scrapbook of newspaper clippings and one photograph album about and of Irene Castle, notable dancer, film star, and animal rights activist.

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Creators:
Mosher, Robert
Dates:
2003
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
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.