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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Korda, Ronald S., -1996
Korda, Catherine
Dates:
1952-1996
Size:
57 Cubic feet (259 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0545
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sports and trading cards, 1952-1996, amassed by card collector Ronald S. Korda. The sports cards are subdivided by sport. Baseball cards, (1952-1996), comprise the vast majority of the sports cards, while football (1968-1996) and hockey (1968-1996) are the two next largest subseries. There are lesser quantities of cards for basketball, and only a few each for all other sports, such as racing, skiing, etc. Non-sports cards cover a large variety of popular culture topics, including motion pictures, television programs, popular music, toys, games, cars and trucks, comics, fantasy art, and many other subjects. Some ephemeral items are also included in the collection, such as sticker albums, posters and programs

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Dates:
2016-2018
Size:
XXX Gigabytes
Collection ID:
ACMA.CDC.1
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Creators:
Williams, Franklin
Sioux City Ghosts
Dates:
1920s-1983
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0634
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A scrapbook and a photograph album detailing the day-to-day lives on the road of a barnstorming black softball team, five posters advertising appearances of the Ghosts, and a certificate. The scrapbook, kept by one of the players, Franklin Williams, contains his handwritten history of the team, a handwritten schedule, postcards from some of the cit...

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Creators:
Center for Advertising History, Archives Center
Nike, Inc.
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Dates:
1958 - 1992
Size:
12 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0448
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Nike Advertising Oral History and Documentation Collection is the result of a two-year study of advertising of Nike athletic shoes. The effort was supported in part by a grant from Nike, Inc. Thirty-one oral history interviews were conducted with advertising, marketing and product development executives at Asics, Nike, John Brown & Co., Chiat/Day/Mojo and Wieden & Kennedy. A variety of related materials were gathered by the Center for Advertising History staff. The objective of the project was to create a collection that documents, in print and electronic media, the history and development of the company and its advertising campaigns.

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Creators:
Canisius, Kathryn L., 1906-1943
Canisius, Elizabeth, 1882-1977
Dates:
1918-1930
Size:
1 photograph album (7 x 12 in.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.026
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Canisius family photograph album was primarily compiled by Elizabeth Canisius (1882-1977) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and contains photographs made from about 1918 to 1929 by her and various members of her immediate and extended family. Evidently not arranged in chronological order, the photographs document a burgeoning German-American family and...

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Creators:
McDermott, Joyce
Strickland, Lloyd A.
Dates:
1936
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0743
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Lloyd A. Strickland purchased these souvenir cards while attending the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Germany.

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Creators:
Jackson, Harry
Stall and Dean Co.
Dates:
1898-1998
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 2 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0669
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Series 1, Stall and Dean's product catalogs, 1904-1973; Series 2, Stall and Dean's price lists, 1919-1966, and order blanks, 1998; Series 3, Promotional brochures, 1913 and 1926; Series 4, Catalogs of Stall and Dean's competitors, 1898-1966; Series 5, Non-sports catalogs, manuals and other printed materials, 1934-1962; and Series 6, Illustrations and graphic materials, undated.

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Creators:
Thomas Indian School (Iroquois, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1945
Size:
85 glass plate negatives (N49022-N49106)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.061
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 85 glass plate negatives depicting Iroquois students and student life at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York state, circa 1900-1945.

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Creators:
Neiman, LeRoy, 1921-2012
Dates:
1938-2005
Size:
70.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.neimlero
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of LeRoy Neiman measure approximately 70.5 linear feet and date from 1938-2005. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, project files, printed material and artifacts documenting the career of the American painter LeRoy Neiman.

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