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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Costume and Furnishings
Dates:
1972-1974
Size:
0.4 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 519
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly consist of curatorial responses to public inquiries. Included is correspondence from private collectors, museum curators, clothing manufacturers, college professors, historical associations, and individuals.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Costume and Furnishings
Dates:
1974-1977
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence documenting the research and activities of the Division of Costume and Furnishings during the tenures of Rodris C. Roth, Curator, 1972- ; and Claudia Brush Kidwell, Assistant Curator, 1969-1974, and Associate Curator, 1974- . Materials include curatorial responses to public inquiries, mostly pertaining...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
circa 1955-1977 and undated
Size:
1.6 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 261
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, primarily from the Division of Preindustrial Cultural History and, to an extent, its predecessors, as well as the Department of Cultural History and the Division of Domestic Life, include administrative files consisting of annual reports for some of the above administrative units; a fourth floor plan of NMHT; memoranda conc...

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Creators:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930
Blair, Jennie
Hehalagap, Billy
Howeattle, Arthur
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Dates:
circa 1916
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7590
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes in volume 1: mental and physical traits (p. 1); population (p. 7), basketry (Mrs. Carl Black, Mrs. Jennie Blair, Billy Hehalagap; p. 19); in volume 2: early history and distribution (Arthur Howeattle; p. 3); manufacture (Arthur Howeattle; p. 14); houses and households (Arthur Howeattle and Talicas Eastman, p. 39), and house furnishings (p....

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Creators:
Marimekko, Inc.
Dates:
1951-1979
bulk 1957-1979
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-123-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection covers the period that Ratia was with Marimekko, 1951-1979.It includes scrapbook, press releases, correspondence, brochures, photographs, magazine articles, swatches, and trade catalogs. It contains extensive information about the company's affiliation with D/R and its operations in Finland. It includes a copy of "Phenomenon Marimekko," the catalog from a comprehensive exhibition that was held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Helsinki in 1986. The collection contains legal correspondence and contracts pertaining to D/R's representation of Marimekko in the United States, as well as numerous swatches, sample books, brochures for stockholders, and trade catalogs. Files pertaining to Marimekko's work in Finland is mostly in Finnish and consists of brochures, posters, articles, and sample books, as well as a copy of the publication, "Design in Finland 1983."Additional information on Marimekko's association with D/R can be found in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive's Design Research, Inc. Collection.

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Creators:
Design Research, Inc.
Dates:
1953-1979
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-123-2
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection consists ofcorrespondence, scrapbooks, catalogs, brochures, original drawings, photographs, financial records, resumes, legal documents, magazine articles, business records, press releases, artwork, and samples of boxes, bags, and buttons. Files documenting the company's history include a statement of the company's philosophy and records pertaining to the establishment of new stores in various cities. Project files document the furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories imported and design by Design Research, Inc. Bound reprints of articles that appeared in Interiors and International Design magazines are included. Clippings and other records documenting the design and construction of D/R stores are provided in the files pertaining to Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. Also found in these files is a printed and bound presentation copy of Thompson's address, "The Craft of Design and the Art of Building", along with other articles by and about Thompson. Additional information pertaining to D/R's association with Marimekko can be found in the Cooper- Hewitt Design Archive's Marimekko Collection.

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Creators:
Catherwood, Frederick, 1799-1854
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Sheet (36.5 x 21.5 inches)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS211351
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The drawing shows a pyramid temple known as the "House of the Magician" or "House of the Dwarf," in the ruined city of Uxmal, Yucatan. According to earlier cataloging, Alfred Marston Tozzer (letter of April 25, 1941--not examined) described the drawing as depicting the "eastern facade of the upper two buildings of the House of the Magician. The doo...

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Creators:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1792-1952
Size:
4.71 Cubic feet (consisting of 9 boxes, 5 folders, 13 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Furniture
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: Furniture and Furnishings 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:
Tokyo Municipal Office (Japanese)
Dates:
1934
Size:
1 page (64 cm x 91 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7158
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The document is a street map that is illustrated to show public buildings, palaces, shrines, churches, important commercial buildings, hospitals, and so forth. An inset shows greater Tokyo. Also indicated are public transportation systems.

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