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Creators:
Gates, Elmer, 1859-1923
Dates:
1894-1988
bulk 1894-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1123
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document the life of Elmer Gates (1859-1923), an independent American inventor and psychologist. Gates developed ideas related to experimental psychology and inventions in fields such as metallurgy, electricity, microscopy, X-rays, and pedagogy. Papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, articles and clippings, writings, and estate documents.

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Creators:
Jessee, Mark
Marks, Peter, 1843-1883
Dates:
1800-1915; undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1328
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Marks's years as a harpist on the Midwestern minstrel circuit. It primarily consists of sheet music and song books, theater programs, posters announcing minstrel shows, newspaper articles, and personal papers.

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Moffat, Reuben
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1852
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1101
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.

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Creators:
Van Valen, Alexander
Dates:
1849-1850
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0935
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Alexander Van Valen documenting his participation in the California Gold Rush, 1849-1850.

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Turrell, Orlando B.
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Caldwell, Edwin
Camby, Henry B.
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Dates:
1817-1889
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Letters and memoranda written by Ludington family members to George Ludington, cashier of the Bank of Kent, Ludingtonville, New York.

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Creators:
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887
Dates:
1829-1887
Size:
20 Linear feet ((on 19 microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.waltthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Papers documenting Ustick's work in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Venezuela, and other locations, and include detailed information on Girard College, Philadelphia, and the U.S. Capitol Building. Included are letters from Randolph Rogers, Robert Mills, and M.C. Meigs regarding the Capitol.

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Creators:
Basile, Mark
Coca, Imogene
Dates:
1879-2008
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 4 framed items, 12 accordion folders, two loose stacks)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of comedian Imogene Coca.

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Creators:
Campbell, Catherine H.
Dates:
1856-1989
bulk 1973-1989
Size:
2 Items (Reel 3134)
3 Linear feet (Unmicrofilmed)
Collection ID:
AAA.campcath
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Primarily research material on 19th century artists, engravers and photographers of New Hampshire views.

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Dates:
1884 August 22
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0271
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A 19-page handwritten journal of a sea voyage in 1884, written on the return trip, presumably back to London.

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Creators:
MacDowell, Helen Sandford, 1889-
Pease, L.F.
Prince, Georgiana K., 1861-1915
Sandford Greeting Card Company
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Dates:
1831-2004
Size:
8 Cubic Feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1252
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the business activities of the Sandford Card Company and include the papers of Mary Elizabeth Sandford, founder of the company, and her immediate family.

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