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Creators:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005
Dates:
1859-2011, undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1982-1989
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-222
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Lu Ann Jones, researcher for the Southern Agriculture Oral History Project, documenting her research activities in regard to oral histories about farming and rural life in the United States. Jones used this information to co-write a review essay on oral history and agriculture for the "Journal of ...

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Creators:
Valentino, Carmen D.
Dates:
1879-1884
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1267
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A farm journal and account book for a farm located at Long Branch, Harford County, Maryland, covering the time period March 1879 to August 1884 (excepting 1880) and documenting all aspects of farm life and labor.

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Creators:
Harriman, Stephen (farmer)
Myers, Annamae Barlup (farmer)
Dates:
1883 - 1967
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0345
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of diaries for Annamae Myers, documenting the activities of a farm family in Ohio, 1931-1967 and Stephen Harriman, Mrs. Myers' maternal grandfather, covering the years1884, 1888, 1893 and 1894.

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Creators:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)
Dates:
1838-2014, undated
bulk 1872-1985
Size:
22.1 Cubic feet (67 boxes, 3 map-size folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the farming and family life of the Robinson family of Prince George's County and after 1975, Charles County, Maryland. Papers documenting the farming and family of the Via family of Greene County, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Prince George's and Calvert Counties, Maryland, by 1949.

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Creators:
Faul, Jan, 1945-
Dates:
1994
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0526
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs taken under a grant from the Graham Foundation to document disappearing family farms in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. This project shows the urbanization of this mostly rural county in central Wisconsin located between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s and became part of America's dairy history. After five or six generations, many of these farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices.

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Kost, William Elvidge
Kost, William Cassell, (farmer), 1917-1989
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1939-1989
Size:
17.66 Cubic feet (53 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0481
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the Kost family farm, Vermont, Illinois. The farm consisted of 120 acres where small grains, hay, and cattle were raised.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1827-1985
Size:
26 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S13
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 13, Agriculture, Business, and Law contains approximately 3,300 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards business, commerce, farming and food, finances, labor, law, and social order in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Kent, Mary P. (farmer)
Kent, H. M. (farmer)
Watkins, Malcolm, Mrs.
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Dates:
1879-1933.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume and 34 receipts.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0036
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records of Mrs. Mary P. Kent, Burke Co., North Carolina, and H.M. Kent, Coldwell and Burke Counties, North Carolina, consist of an account book with survey data, general financial transactions, farming notes, 1879-91, and tax receipts, 1884-1933.

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