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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:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
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:
Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
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Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Costume and Furnishings
Dates:
1972-1974
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
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:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Swanson, Jackie
Swanson, Janese
Dates:
1998
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes,)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0642
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Janese Swanson developed video game software, a website, and an array of toys and gadgets aimed at making technology more accessible to girls. The collection contains approximately six hours of original and reference video footage of Swanson's Innovative Lives Presentation, in which she discussed her background and demonstrated her inventions with her daughter, Jackie. The material also includes a brief interview.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Beers, E.R.
Dates:
1909-1938
Size:
6.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0232
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents E.R. Beers's business records, his personal collection of Edison trivia, and correspondence between Beers and General Electric (1909-1922).

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Creators:
Wells, Ellen B.
Dates:
1874-2009
Size:
18 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0396
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of cookbooks, but many would accurately be described as pamphlets. Also included are some labels from products that contain recipes. The cookbooks were produced by manufacturers of the ingredients of foods; by beverage producers; by the manufacturers of appliances for which certain recipes or ways of cooking were particularly appropriate; by trade associations; and by electric and power companies who produced cookbooks for their customers.

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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:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1852-1933
undated
Size:
0.27 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Disinfectants
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: Disinfectants 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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Northern States Power Company
Hooks, Benjamin, Dr.
Xcel Energy
Reddy Communications, Inc.
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Dates:
1926-1999
Size:
30 Cubic feet (119 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0913
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development and use of Reddy Kilowatt, a cartoon figure trademark created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Sr. More than 150 investor-owned electric utilities in the United States and at least twelve foreign countries licensed the use of the Reddy Kilowatt trademark. The records include a wide range of textual and visual materials and sound and moving image recordings.

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