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Creators:
Lodish, Richard
Dates:
circa 1825-1908
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1421
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ephemeral archival materials from American schools, primarily from the northeastern United States, and primarily in the 19th century. Types of materials include instruction books and kits; students' work books and notebooks; flash cards; lesson books, some on religious subjects; religious tracts; printed lectures; students' report cards; school reg...

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Creators:
Kuenzig Books
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
Breck Company.
Dates:
1902-1959
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school year...

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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:
Rogala, Dawn V.
Dates:
1990-2015
bulk 1992-1999
Size:
4 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1427
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, compiled and photographed by Dawn Rogala, documents daily life in traveling, tented circuses in America, including: Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers, Circus Vargas, Sterling & Reid Brothers, Culpepper and Merriweather, Carson and Barnes, Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus, Big Apple Circus, Carson and Barnes Circus, Culpepper and Merriweather Circ...

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Creators:
Mandel, Johnny
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015
Johnson, Budd
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Dates:
circa 1942-1949
Size:
9 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1431
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, a...

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Creators:
Mattachine Society of Washington
Dates:
1978-2013, undated
Size:
4.1 (13 boxes) Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1428
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and publications collected by the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC relating to the gay to straight conversion therapy program known as Love in Action (LIA) and director of the Memphis, Tennessee LIA, John J. Smid and author Garrard Conley.

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Creators:
Stapleton, Jean, 1923-2013
Dates:
1906-2014, undated
Size:
10 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the personal life and professional career of American theatre and film actor Jean Stapleton.

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Creators:
Taussig, H. Arthur
Dates:
circa 1995-2015
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1396
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Taussig created "The Museum Project" to document what he terms "vernacular" museums in America, on offbeat or esoteric subjects. The collection contains color photoprints, organized regionally, of the interiors and exteriors of the museums he documented, and a hard drive containing all the images from the project.

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Creators:
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation
Dates:
1949 - 1996
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1398
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes advertising materials for Crown Central's credit card and credit check programs, for gifts (cameras, kitchenware) offered by its service station to repeat customers; a set of posters and a design drawing for them, exhorting drivers to drive safely, featuring images of governors of states, President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Dir...

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Creators:
Anderson, John R.
Dates:
1920s-1986
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1401
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains guidebooks issued to Cadillac salesmen containing images of vehicles, and data on the specifications, options and features of the 1963, 1966, 1968, and 1970-1978 vehicles. Many of the books contain upholstery samples from which buyers could choose. Also: 1920s print advertisements for luxury vehicles, including Cadillac, Pac...