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Creators:
Meggars, Edith R.
Meggars, William F., Dr. (physicist)
Dates:
1914-1970.
Size:
8 Cubic feet (11 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0061
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and advertising paraphernalia, such as matchbooks and pencils, from the Meggars' Collection, which they called "The Museum."

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Moody, Linda
Moody, James, 1925-2010
Dates:
1989 - 2008
Size:
14 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1405
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the life and career of musician James Moody, and includes: Moody's compositions and arrangements, including parts for various instruments; correspondence, some personal, some business; business records such as contracts, copyright and royalty statements, and tour itineraries; photographs, some personal, and some documentin...

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
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Dates:
1880 - 2010
Size:
42.5 Cubic feet (110 boxes, 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. In addition, there are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.

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Creators:
Beaudoin, Rayne
Karr, Leonard, 1913-1995
Dates:
1930-1995
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0762
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mostly photographs illustrating Leonard Karr's hunting and fishing activities in the Pacific Northwest; plus letters from Karr, photographs of his inventions, articles and other printed information, drawings and patterns for a kayak that Karr designed, clippings, scrapbooks, and albums. Personal materials relate to his personal life and his employment as a sign painter.

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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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Terrell, William Dandrige, 1871-1960s (radio communication specialist)
Dates:
1911-1965
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0097
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents W.D.Terrell's life, specifically his work as Chief of the Radio Division in the Commerce Department. Terrell was responsible for monitoring the institution of radio into the nation's defense forces.

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Begun, S. Joseph (Semi Joseph), 1905-1995
Dates:
1888-2000
bulk 1927-1995
Size:
21 Cubic feet (46 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0535
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Semi Joseph Begun was a pioneer in magnetic recording. The papers document Begun's professional career in the field of magnetic recording.

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Creators:
Carter, Ethel H.
Dates:
bulk 1894-1978, undated
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1444
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the personal and working lives of tenant farmer Julius Lee White, who worked on a tobacco farm in Ringgold, Virginia, and those of his extended family.

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Creators:
Rice, Robert B., 1900-1976
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1915 - 1954
Size:
30.1 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0322
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.

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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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