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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Bartel, Jean
Dates:
1943-1970, undated
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0902
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of Jean Bartel during the Miss America Pageant in 1943 and her activities during her reign.

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Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Betbeze, Yolande
Dates:
1910 - 2003
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0888
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Yolande Betbeze was crowned Miss America in September, 1950. During and after her reign she was influential in both the Civil Rights and Feminist movements. Her papers document her reign as Miss America, her life after Miss America, and the Miss America pageant itself.

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Creators:
Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 188 pieces of original artwork)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0651
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.

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Creators:
Free, Jerry D.
International Battle of the Bands, Inc.
Dates:
1981-1998.
Size:
32 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0677
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records, scrapbooks, audio disks, videotape, audio tape, and photographs documenting the business and entertainment activities at the International Battle of the Bands.

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Creators:
W. Atlee Burpee Company
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
Burpee, David, 1893-1980
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).
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Dates:
circa 1873-1986
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
201 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BUR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties and marketing and selling seeds. They include accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors.

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Creators:
Unanue, Prudencio
Goya Foods, Inc.
Unanue family
Dates:
undated
1856-2000
bulk 1960-2000
Size:
20 Cubic feet (62 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
8 sound recordings
15 Video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0694
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Goya Foods, Inc., supported the cultural life of various communities in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company's current headquarters is in Secaucus, New Jersey. Photographs, calendars, sales promotional materials, cookbooks, packaging, and news clippings. Photographs depict primarily company sponsored events, but a few are family pictures.

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Creators:
Procter & Gamble Company
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green
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Dates:
1883-1998
Size:
10 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0791
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Print advertisements covering almost the entire history of Ivory Soap, including advertisements designed by artists including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and J. C. Leyendecker.

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Creators:
Carvel, Tom (Thomas Andreas Carvelas), 1906-
Carvel Corporation.
Dates:
1934-1989
Size:
9 Cubic feet (24 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
12 cassette tapes
63 Video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0488
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records provide rich research material on many stories, including: American invention, enterprise, and entrepreneurship; the origins and growth of franchising; popular food and culture; the development of roadside architecture; radio and television advertising; product marketing and promotion; regional studies; and gender issues such as beauty...

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Creators:
Taylor, T. Frank
Dates:
bulk 1956-2017, undated
Size:
14.2 Cubic feet (44 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1458
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the Academy of Washington, an incorporated organization devoted to drag performance and recognition of drag performers and entertainment. These records also include the personal records of Carl Rizzi ("Mame Dennis").

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