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Creators:
Brooklyn Edison Company
Hall, Gretchen T.
Dates:
1936
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1237
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, a guidebook titled Edison Wonder House, and photographs documenting the Edison Wonder House, a demonstration home created by the Brooklyn Edison Company in 1936 to showcase the wonders of electricity.

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Creators:
Cuscuna, Michael
Wolff, Francis
Dates:
1953-1966
1953-1966
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1238
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of photographic prints from negatives by the eminent jazz photographer Francis Wolff, depicting such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and other important artists.

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Creators:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

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Creators:
Celley, Al
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1943 - 1989
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1240
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diverse collection of papers assembled by Duke Ellington's road manager, Al Celley. The collection includes correspondence, photographs of Ellington and his orchestra at various times and locations; concert ephemera; handwritten notes; business and financial documents, primarily receipts; and travel ephemera.

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Creators:
Shanks, Lester
Dates:
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
Size:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1244
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.

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Creators:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Dates:
1880-1993
bulk 1947-1980
Size:
19 Cubic feet (66 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1242
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approximately 28,000 photographic negatives, slides, prints and other materials documenting Bethlehem Steel Corporation's iron ore mining operations. The photographs were taken by Richard "Jay" Angelo, a Bethlehem Steel Corporation photographer. The majority of the photographs depict Bethlehem's mining operations at its Cornwall and Morgantown, Pennsylvania mines. A smaller number of negatives document operations in western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan and Ontario. The negatives depict aerial views, blasting operations, tunneling, equipment and infrastructure, machinery, employees working, company personnel, and company-built community facilities. The collection documents the complete operations of a major, historic mining operation over four decades.

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Creators:
Britton, Joe
Matheis-Kraft, Carol
Dates:
1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1234
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Panama, the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the San Blas Islands, military installations in Panama, villages, local buildings, people, flora and fauna, circa 1945.

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Creators:
Sueiro, Jose
Dates:
1982-1987
bulk 1985-1987
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1236
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection contains Spanish-language newspaper from Washington, D.C spanning the years 1982-1987. They cover topics concerning the D.C. Latino community.

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Creators:
Robrecht, Jack
Dates:
1852 - 1983
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1231
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains primarily photographs and postcards relating to firefighting. Many of the photographs are of firefighting vehicles and apparatus, both horse-drawn and gasoline-powered. The cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore are especially well documented, though other cities are represented, including Hamilton, Ohio; Camden, New Jersey; D...

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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.