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Creators:
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961
Dates:
1878-1964
Size:
20.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ivinwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers, 1878-1964 (20.5 linear feet) of museum curator, director, and art scholar William Mills Ivins (1881-1961) consist of correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, and Ivins family papers. Ivins was Curator of Prints, 1916-1946, Assistant Director, 1933-1938, and Acting Director, 1938-1940 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence with art historians, art dealers, museum curators, print and book collectors, and artists concerning the history of print making, book design and illustration, print collectors and collecting, exhibitions, and museum administration. Also found are Ivins' published and unpublished writings and lectures, and notes. The collection contains some Ivins' family papers including family correspondence, genealogies, and photographs.

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Creators:
Patterson, Verna G. ((Mrs. Curtis B.))
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1901-1917
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 16 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0106
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes several turn of the century favorites, predominantly consisting of Buster Brown comics but containing other examples as well.

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Creators:
Goodspeed's Book Shop
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1742-1794.
Size:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0082
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Account book of an unidentified merchant living in an unknown location; includes entries for dry goods and other items purchased and sold.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1813-59.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0039
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Account book of an unidentified merchant and farmer from New England includes entries for items purchased and sold, and a record of persons employed.

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Creators:
Milwaukee Printed String Company
Modern Vogue Company, Inc.
Orchard Paper Company
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
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Dates:
circa 1930s.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 vertical box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0278
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Five sample books from the 1930s: (1) Christmas wrapping paper manufactured by Gift Wrap, (2) shelf paper made by the American Lace Paper Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (3) confectionery bag samples and stock designs for printing by the Orchard Paper Company of Saint Louis, (4) gift wrapping paper made by Modern Vogue Co., Inc., and (5) a sample shee...

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Wilkinson, Madeleine
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Treadwell, Sanford L.
Treadwell, George B.
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Dates:
1861-1865.
Size:
3 Items (1 folder, 3 books)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0026
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes accounts of several employees of George B. and Sanford L. Treadwell of Mittineagus, Massachusetts, written on small pieces of paper sewn between covers of calfskin. One volume is for 1861, one for 1862, and the other for 1863-1865.

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Creators:
Leland, Daniel M. (merchant)
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1789-1791; 1837.
Size:
1 Item (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0029
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes account of Daniel M. Leland, Shippensburg, Pa., a general merchant dealing in food and dry goods. Also includes account, 1837, of a merchant from Lexington, ?.

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Creators:
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1792-1797
Size:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0083
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1792-1797, Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Va., kept a record of dry goods purchased and sold. Most of the 1797 correspondence is copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 9 November 1796, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment. Washington's response of 14 Nove...

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Creators:
Stutsman, James
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1875
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The set consists of nine books with a fragment of a tenth which seems not to be related to the other nine. Eight of the nine books, which are basically intact, offer a complete enough assortment to produce a usable performance set. The 1st althorn is missing, but the 2nd alto is present. Also, possibly missing are: 2nd Eb cornet, 2nd Bb tenor, a...

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Creators:
Military History, Division of, NMAH, SI
Pollard, Benjamin (merchant)
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1787-1792
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0035
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscript letter book of 175 leaves, by Pollard of Norfolk, Va., includes his drafts of letters with traders in the United States, Europe, and the West Indies concerning shipment of goods, payment of accounts, and other business activities. Some letters not in Pollard's hand.

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