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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1792-1936
Size:
2.47 Cubic feet (consisting of 5 boxes, 6 folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Massachusetts
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Massachusetts forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
Dates:
1878-1879.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0131
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This Prescription Scrapbook form New York City contains drug prescription receipts, Sept. 27, 1878-Feb. 18, 1879. The receipts are chronologically organized, starting with 46,089 to 48,850. The William B. Parkin & Co. is particularly well represented, along with many other companies and individual physicians.

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Burris, Jeanne
Burris, Charlene
Byrd, James
Byrd Family
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Dates:
ca. 1920
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0126
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A pocket sample case of greeting cards and postcards offered for sale by the Ohio Card Company of Cadiz, Ohio.

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Philadelphia Typewriter Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Dates:
1886-1902
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records contain correspondence chiefly of John Elfreth Watkins, a key organizer and officer of the company. Watkins was also a curator of Transportation at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and later "accepted a salaried position…building up the technological collections pertaining to the transportation industry." The corresponden...

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Woodard, William E., 1873-1942 (inventor)
Dates:
1909 - 1949
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0125
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of United States, Canadian, Mexican and other foreign patents issued to William E. Woodard from 1909 to 1949. The patents are for Woodard's developments in steam and electric locomotive design.

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Creators:
Shurr, Robert L.
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Dates:
1928
1948 - 1948
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0132
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a photograph, several letters written by Handy, and several pieces of music which he published. Handy remains among the most influential of American Blues songwriters. Handy is credited with giving Blues, its contemporary form. While Handy was not the first to publish music in the blues form, he took the blues from a reg...

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Creators:
Bogart, Brad J.
Lark, Frank E.
Dates:
1911-1927
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0128
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of court proceedings in Yuma County, Arizona relating to the remains of W.C. Gilbert and charges against Rex Dalgish, Manuel Leobo, R. W. Wilson, and Andrew Chavez. In addition, there is a scrapbook documenting a trip along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Sims, George W.
National Anthropological Archives
Dates:
1896-1981.
Size:
5 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0127
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Sims's activities as a traveler and his interest in historic restoration. It includes forty-one notebooks, 6,000 color slides, a smaller number of photographic prints, forty-one stereo view cards, and three boxes of personal papers and ephemera. While some images are personal, the majority form a documentary record of various subjects and places and provide biographical information on Sims.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937 ((electrical engineer) )
Dates:
1900-1932.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0103
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Material documenting the activities of the Thomson Electric Welding Company and the Thomson Spot Welder Company. Includes copies of patents issued to Thomson or his employees, bulletins on electric resistance welding published by the companies, photographs of electric welding equipment, sales literature, historical notes on Elihu Thomson, and a led...