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Creators:
Kidder, Priscilla C. (costume designer)
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1940-1996
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes letters, sketches, style books, publicity photographs, tearsheets, articles and clippings, scrapbooks, and business documents relating to Priscilla Kidder, the Priscilla of Boston Company, and the American wedding industry. This collection is extraordinarily useful in documenting the development of wedding fashion during the last half of the 20th century. It also illustrates how a small, family-owned, woman-run business grew into a large, nationally known operation.

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Creators:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1928-1989
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
23 film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0801
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Films, videos, tape recordings, and slides on fashion and clothing.

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Creators:
Booth, Virginia
Dates:
1936 - 1998
Size:
3 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0729
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Virginia "Jimmie" Booth's career as a buyer for Lord and Taylor, where she worked for Dorothy Shaver. Papers include correspondence; photographs; original drawings by designer Clare Potter; printed material including articles, magazine advertising and catalogs; a scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia.

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Creators:
Booth, Henry, 1895-1969
Dates:
1942 - 1974
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0726
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Henry Booth's invention, use, and marketing of the PhotoMetriC custom tailoring system.

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Creators:
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:
Ellis, Estelle
Dates:
1942 - 2004
Size:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.

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Creators:
Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999
Dates:
circa 1912-2003
Size:
59 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.libealex
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, and publishing executive Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman date from circa 1913-2003 and measure 59 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, galleries, museums, and many artists; numerous recorded interviews and transcripts with and by Liberman, including one of Walter Hopps; writings and writing project files; extensive subject files maintained by Liberman; exhibition files; printed materials; scattered drawings; and extensive photographs of Liberman's artwork, exhibitions, Liberman, and of Liberman with notable artists, dealers, collectors, and critics. Many of the photographs were taken by noted photograhers. Also found within the papers are unidentified sound and video recordings. Additional sound and video recordings have been integrated into other series.

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Creators:
d'Arazien, Arthur
Dates:
circa 1930-2002
Size:
11 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0314
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes Arthur d'Arazien's professional work in industrial photography from the late 1940's through about 1981; personal creative photography and other types of professional work were retained by Mr. d'Arazien or placed elsewhere. Thus this collection is a very cohesive, unified body of work, which documents primarily American (and...

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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:
Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)
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Dates:
1800-1981
bulk 1880-1881
Size:
202 Cubic feet (179 boxes, 362 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collections consists of the records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company founded in New York City in the 1920s and The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, 1906. Both the Norcross and Rust Craft companies collected antique greeting cards. Also includes a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1930-1980. Collection represents development of the greeting card industry, social trends in the United States and technology of the printing industry from 1924 through 1978.

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