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Creators:
Plastics Pioneers Association
Dates:
1952 September 18-20
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1235
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.

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Creators:
Coe, Norman
Dates:
circa 1962-1970
Size:
141 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1230
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.

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Creators:
McCowan, Richard
Dates:
1948 - 2009
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1210
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Four photographic prints by Richard McCowan, several presumably from negatives by other photographers: Harry Truman on his whistlestop campaign, 1948; Harry Truman with Winston Churchill, ca. 1950; Mikhail Gorbachev speaking at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., 1992; and a carbro print, "Cobblestones, Tower of London," 1985.

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Creators:
Weber, Carl
Weber, Martin J., 1905-2007
Dates:
1931-1980
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1209
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection features business documents, legal papers, and examples of prints from Martin J. Weber, who pioneered the "Weber Process."

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Creators:
Cecil, Chuck, 1922-
Chiacco, Bob
Childers, Buddy, 1926-2007
Comstock, Frank
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Dates:
1995-2007
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Oral history interviews conducted by Tumpak with Big Band figures (listed below), and a set of articles he wrote based on the interviews.

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Creators:
Henderson, Vanessa
Mericle, Virginia
Dates:
1960 - 1999
Size:
10 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1212
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over four thousand menus from American and international restaurants documenting the marketing and sale of food outside of the home to consumers around the world.

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Creators:
Biren, Joan E.
Dates:
1931-2019
Size:
5 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 13 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1216
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Joan E. Biren (JEB) is an internationally recognized photographer and documentary artist. She assembled this collection as her Queer Film Museum. It consists of a variety of materials about and associated with queer films, both foreign and domestic.

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Creators:
Magellan GPS
Dates:
1978-2005
bulk 1986-1998
Size:
12 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1214
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Magellan Systems Corporation Records document various aspects of the development of several different Magellan GPS devices through engineering, research, design, manufacturing, and marketing records. Magellan Systems Corporation introduced the first hand-held differential GPS product and the conpany's focus was on research, product engineering, and design activities for GPS receivers. The collection includes correspondence and internal company reports and memoranda; design drawings; research notes; engineering notebooks, technical notes, schematics; photographs, slides and negatives; video and audiocassettes; advertisements; product literature, magazine articles and newspaper clippings; press releases; and user guides and manuals.

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Creators:
Bertness, Darrell
Dates:
mid-20th century
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 371 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1190
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This is a small group of picture postcards.

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Creators:
McCloskey, William B., 1928-
Dates:
1952-2005
Size:
5.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1192
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of photographic slides taken by McCloskey while aboard commerical fishing vessels. The photographs were taken in bodies of water spanning the globe, including those off the coasts of Japan, New Zealand, Alaska, New England, Canada, Norway, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Burma, Chile, Peru, ...