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Creators:
Alderman, Alonzo (Tony) Elvis, 1900-1983 (musician)
Dates:
1927-1983
Size:
4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0211
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Alonzo Elvis "Tony" Alderman played country music with the Galax Dixie Concert Band and The Hill Billies. During the 1950s through 1970s he recorded old-time and early country music, primarily at festivals and conventions. Alderman recorded many of the open-reel audiotapes in the collection at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.

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J.B. Simpson, Inc.
Steen, Enoch
Steen, Richard (merchant)
Dates:
1888-1972
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Enoch Steen was born in Norway in 1888. His family moved to the United States and settled in Minnesota in 1890. In 1913 he began working with Meyer & Company, a tailor-to-trade business in Chicago. This company had acquired the American Woolen Mills Company from Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1900. Meyer & Company also sold clothes under the names of Paragon Tailoring Company and the Lincoln Trading Company. Steen's principal duties were sales and advertising.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Arden, Juliette
Dates:
1884-1950
Size:
1.4 Cubic feet (4 vertical boxes, 1 flat oversize box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0285
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes papers that were important to Henry, Henry B. and Juliette Arden. There is some confusion caused by the names of father and son. Juliette referred to her father as Henry, never as Harry or Henry B. Early patents, granted before his death in 1912 may have been granted to the father. All documents or correspondence later than...

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Creators:
Woodward, Inc.
Vaughan Furniture Co., The.
Steelcase, Inc.
Lane Company, The.
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Dates:
1977-1980
Size:
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0286
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of the raw materials (completed schedules and catalogues) for a survey of material of historical interest and importance associated with American furniture manufacturers. There is a folder for each of the approximately 210 furniture manufacturing companies asked to participate in the survey, filed alphabetically by company. ...

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Creators:
Bachelet, Emile, 1863-1946
Bachelet, Albert E.
Dates:
1890 - 1973
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0302
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Emile Bachelet, inventor of electro-magnetic therapeutic devices for the treatment of rheumatism.

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Creators:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
6.6 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0306
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.

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Creators:
Frick Company, George (Waynesboro, Pa.)
Dates:
1852-1961
bulk 1860-1920
Size:
26 Cubic feet (49 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0293
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents, in correspondence, publications, forms, paperwork, drawings, newspaper clippings, diplomas and photographs, the operations and products of the Frick Company of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of steam-powered engines (portable, stationary, and traction), sawmills, threshing machines, grain separators and other mechanized agricultural harvesting implements, refrigeration, mechanical cooling systems, and ice making plants, from its founding in 1852 through 1961.

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Creators:
Nickse, Hugo
Johnson, Hanford
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
1839-1990
Size:
84 Cubic feet (106 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.

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Creators:
Jacobus, John L.
Doerr, Raymond S., 1913- (engineer, craftsman)
Dates:
circa 1931-1935
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0476
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of a scrapbook, circa 1931-1935, compiled by Doerr's mother and composed of news clippings relating to the Fisher Body Craftman's Guild and its competition. In addition, the collection includes on official program and guide for the 1932 competition and a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Automobile Quarterly (1987) co...

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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.