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Creators:
Henderson, John G. (John Greene), 1837-1912
Dates:
undated
Size:
200 Items (Approximately pages Approximately 200 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3252
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Soultanakis, Nicholas
Ishioka, Eiko
Dates:
2007 - 2011
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1331
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists mostly of design-related materials for the short-lived Broadway musical "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark." These include images of designs for costume, hair styles, makeup and scenery, presumably used by Ishioka to design the costumes for the show. The collection contains her pencil and ink design drawings for the costumes, fab...

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Creators:
Larsen, Jack Lenor
Dates:
1941-2003
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.larsjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jack Lenor Larsen papers measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1941-2003. Larsen was a renowned weaver and designer, entrepreneur, and a scholar who wrote and lectured on modernist design. His career in the New York design world is documented by biographical materials, correspondence, writings by and about him, various printed materials and photographs.

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Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1784-1970
Size:
12.77 Cubic feet (consisting of 26.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Textiles
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: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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:
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Dates:
1878-89
Size:
160 Items (ca. 160 pages)
5 Photographs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7033
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Most of these concern pipes and smoking. Includes responses to Barber's 1878 (?) circular regarding smoking and notes in handwriting of Barber, W. H. Holmes, and others. Also includes letters to Holmes regarding Holmes preparation of an article on Peruvian fabrics and brief reports of an attempt to organize an archeological society in Philadelphia.

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Creators:
Gray, Amelia Cobb.
Dates:
circa 1920 - circa 1930
Size:
1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-027
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1920-1930, consists of booklets, pamphlets and fold-out sheets relating to sewing, dressmaking and fabric. Also present are four 78-rpm record albums.

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Creators:
Lefferts, H. Leedom, Jr.
Dates:
undated
Size:
116 Pages
43 Photographs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7381
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes sheets with catalog data (name of fabricator, location, identification of pice, date of purchase, cost, collector, and notes) together with photographs of the fabricator with some of their products. There is also a report of the work, an essay on Notheast Thai Textiles, and a map with a key to locations. There are also photographs of the B...

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Creators:
Steyskal, Beatrice Morgan
Dates:
circa 1955-1985
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1198
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of greeting cards with machine woven and handwoven fabric inserts. Also included among the materials are machine woven fabric bookmarks.

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Creators:
Brogan, Jack
Dates:
1968-2016
bulk 1971-2009
Size:
2.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.brogjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of technical artist, fabricator, and conservator Jack Brogan measure 2.25 linear feet and date from 1968 to 2016 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1971 to 2009. The collection documents Brogan's collaboration with many artists associated with Southern California Light and Space art to help realize their ideas. Papers include biographical material, project files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork.

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