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Creators:
Mathis, Nathaniel, 1946- (barber, motivational speaker)
Dates:
1946-2004
bulk 1970-2004
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0641
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nathaniel Mathis is a Washington, D.C., hairstylist, inventor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. His papers document his business life and community involvement.

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Creators:
Kuenzig Books
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
Breck Company.
Dates:
1902-1959
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school year...

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Creators:
Revlon, Inc.
Stevens, Martin
Dates:
1936-1986
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0939
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of commercial advertisements and promotional materials created by Revlon Incorporated, 1936-1986.

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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:
Bunting, George L., Jr.
Brinkley, Christie
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Colonel, Sheri
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Dates:
1959-1990
Size:
15.5 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0374
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Cover Girl Make-Up Advertising Oral History and Documentation Project, 1923-1991, is the result of a year-long study in 1990, which examined the advertising created for Noxell Corporation's Cover Girl make-up products from 1959 to 1990. The objective of the project was to document, in print and electronic media, the history of Cover Girl make-up advertising since its inception in 1959.

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Creators:
Auerbach, Gary
Dates:
1992-2003
Size:
44 Prints (platinum)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2004-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Mostly individual and group portraits of Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboine, Delaware, Isleta, Kickapoo, Mescalero Apache, Navajo, San Carlos Apache, Sioux, Taos, and Tohono O'odham Indians. The collection also includes a self-portrait of Gary Auerbach and images of weavers, dancers, tipis, Canyon de Chelly, Taos Pueblo, and Taos cemetery. Additionally...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1987, 1989, 1991-1993, 1997
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-202
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "American Encounters," "To Coexist: Diversity and Development," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet." "American Encounters" is a series of eight videos about Hispanic and Native American culture in New Mexico. The first five videos ...

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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:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1795-1965
Size:
1 Cubic foot (consisting of 2 boxes, 2 folders, 3 oversize folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Physical
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: Physical Culture forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Public Programs
Dates:
1993-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of production records created by Howard Bass, Cultural Arts Manager, in the planning and development of the recording, "Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages." Produced in partnership with Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, "Beautiful Beyond" is an anthology of hymns and songs from Native American communit...

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