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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
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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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 Sound recordings
32 Cassette tapes
1 Electronic discs (CD)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
J.B. Simpson, Inc.
Steen, Enoch
Steen, Richard (merchant)
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Dates:
1888-1972
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Enoch Steen was born in Norway in 1888. His family moved to the United States and settled in Minnesota in 1890. In 1913 he began working with Meyer & Company, a tailor-to-trade business in Chicago. This company had acquired the American Woolen Mills Company from Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1900. Meyer & Company also sold clothes under the names of Paragon Tailoring Company and the Lincoln Trading Company. Steen's principal duties were sales and advertising.

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Hart, Schaffner and Marx.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
Dates:
1901-1955
Size:
6 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0426
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection falls roughly into 4 parts. Series 1 is primarily composed of the company's history and its advertising, including a number of style books. The historical materials highlight the firm's importance in the men's clothing industry; the style books are a valuable record of styles in men's clothing during the first half of the 20th cent...

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Jantzen, Carl C.
Dates:
1925-1977
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Carl C. Jantzen and John C. Zehntbauer founded the Portland Knitting Company in 1910 as a retail store selling knitted products (i.e. sweaters, hosiery, jackets). Carl Jantzen later invented an automated circular knitting machine that allowed the company to make light-weight materials for swimsuits. In 1916, the company first used the name Jantzen as their trademark and went on to specialize in swimsuits.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History
Rudy, Jerome
Dates:
20th century.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0809
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Consists of late nineteenth century/early twentieth century advertising hand fans. Most of the fans feature a vignette on one side and an advertisement on the reverse. The fans advertise various establishments and products, including funeral parlors, patent medicines, and food products.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1292
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Rogers, John B., Producing Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Dates:
1929-1934.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0245
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John B. Rogers Producing Company was established in 1903 as a supplier of costumes, sets, lights, and scripts for amateur theater. Its main office remained in Fostoria, Ohio until 1977, when the company moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
circa 1960-1982
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 473
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of curatorial correspondence and memoranda pertaining to acquisitions, collections management, restoration of specimens, and exhibition proposals and installation. Also included are public inquiries concerning exhibits, political campaign items, presidential information, American politicians, and inaugural gowns of t...

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Garbo (Chicago)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, NY)
Kriegsmann, James J.
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Dates:
late 1920's-1967
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well ...

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