Query: Farm ownership
John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera
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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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Creators:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)
Dates:
1838-2017, undated
bulk 1872-1985
Size:
23.1 Cubic feet (71 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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Page Tractor Company Papers
Creators:
Page Tractor Company
Dates:
1940-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting Page Tractor Company and its parent company, Pioneer Manufacturing. The papers include customer inquiries and the responses to them, drawings and blueprints, invoices, trade literature, parts catalogs and price lists, and instruction manuals.

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Agricultural and Brick Account Book
Dates:
1824-1846.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0057
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Account book of an unidentified person, possibly living in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, includes entries regarding items purchased and sold, such as bricks and agricultural products, and a record of himself and other persons employed, including the rental of animal teams for ploughing.

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Bernis B. Brown Collection
Creators:
Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960
Dates:
1852-1972
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines, with an emphasis on tractors. The collections includes Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, writings, research notes, newspaper and magizine clippings, photographs, periodicals, and trade literature. Many of Brown's writings appeared …

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United States Department of Agriculture Building Construction Glass Plate Negatives
Creators:
United States. Department of Agriculture
Dates:
1906-1907.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1096
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains thirty-three glass plate negatives documenting the construction of Laboratory A and B of the Department of Agriculture building in the early 1900s.

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Walker R. Smith Rural Maryland Photoprints
Creators:
Smith, Walker R., 1910-
Dates:
circa 1936-1991
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
100 Photographic prints (11" x 14", 8" x 10", 6" x 11", 4" x 10", 5"x 7", 4" x 5", and smaller.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0446
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of 122 silver gelatin photoprints of Walker R. Smith depicting various Maryland scenes including railroads and family life of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Ward's Garage Records
Creators:
Ward, Frank Elmo, 1912-1964
Dates:
1929-1965
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0783
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A very complete collection of records of a "Mom and Pop" rural service station in the post-World War II era. Includes papers illustrating the day-to-day operations of the garage, such as financial records, ledgers, and property records. Also included are personal papers, such as a diploma and letters; and photographs, both personal and of the business.

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Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company Records
Creators:
Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company.
Dates:
1917-1968
bulk 1925-1954
Size:
3.2 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0996
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Company started in 1903 by John F. Lorimer. The company produced diesel engines for a variety of machines, including marine vessels, locomotives, and farm equipment. The collection includes background and historical information on the company, instruction manuals, marketing literature, corporate records, and drawings and photographs.

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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
Creators:
W. Atlee Burpee Company
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
Burpee, David, 1893-1980
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)
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Dates:
circa 1873-1980
Size:
200 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BUR2
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties, working with contract seedsmen, and marketing and selling seeds. They include seed trial records, seed contracts, sales and acccounting 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. The collection also includes Burpee family papers.

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