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Creators:
Popenoe, Helen
Dates:
1942-1947
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1156
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In the 1940s, during Helen Popenoe's elementary school years, she collected and played with paper dolls. This collection consists of the dolls that she enjoyed as a child.

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Creators:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-
Dates:
1966 - 2008
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1159
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.

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Creators:
Cohen, Henry, Reverand
Ahlborn, Richard E.
Harris, Michael
Deinard, Ephraim
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Dates:
1639-1980
Size:
22 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1160
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of documents relating to Judaism in numerous countries and the United States. Documents include betrothal contracts, bills of divorcement, eulogies, memorial plaques, candle labels, Jewish calendars, sukkah decorations, certificates of ritual slaughter, prayers, poems, sermons, and othe...

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Creators:
Graham, Adelaide
Dates:
1914 - 1973
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1153
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of materials relating to the creation and operation of the restaurant chain known as the Coon Chicken Inn.

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Creators:
Adler, Solomon, 1901-1989
Dates:
1916-1980
bulk 1950-1966
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1157
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document independent inventor Solomon Adler's work with sewing machine technology through correspondence, photographs, notes, drawings, sketches, patents, litigation records, and printed materials. The collection provides insight into both an independent inventor's process of invention and Japanese work culture during the post-World War II period.

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Creators:
International Salt Company
Costain, Harold Haliday
Rittase, William M., 1894-1968
Dates:
1881-1993
bulk 1920-1929
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1158
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains business records and photographic materials documenting the International Salt Company. The business records include correspondence, account and ledger books, a payroll book, patent and trademark information, print advertising and marketing materials, and a salesman salt display kit. The photographic materials include a series of photographs by William M. Rittase, a series of photographs by Harold Haliday Costain, a small photograph album, snapshots, and slides. The images cover all facets of the salt manufacturing and packaging operations, and include photographs taken in New York State, Michigan, and Louisiana.

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Creators:
Brosterman, Norman
Delaware and Hudson Railway Company
Muhlfeld, John E.
Nahem, Edward T.
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Dates:
1900-1955
Size:
240 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of this collection consists of approximately 26,500 original ink and pencil drawings from which blueprints were later made. The drawings depict not only the rolling stock but the components of the railroad equipment, from the largest to the smallest. The drawings are indexed, titled, numbered, dated and annotated with dimensions and other ...

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dyer, Randolph N., II
LCL Corporation.
Dates:
1927-ca. 1970.
Size:
3.6 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1170
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists mostly of films and photographs on the subjects of freight and containerization, especially railroad containerization. The containerization of building materials is the subject of most of the photographs, especially cement.

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Creators:
Duffy, Harry A.
Duffy, Duane A.
Dates:
1881-2005.
Size:
4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of Harry Duffy, an appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Included are accounting records, correspondence, Duffy's files on certifications and appraisals, and articles and printed material.

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Creators:
Golding, Melody
Dates:
2005-2006
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1166
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These photographs document some of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the towns of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Pearlington, Mississippi.