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Creators:
Tupper, Earl Silas, 1907-
Tupper Corporation
Dates:
2003
1908-1989
Size:
14 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0470
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting inventor Earl S. Tupper, his inventions, Tupperware and the Tupper Company.

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Creators:
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990
Dates:
1936-1990
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-81-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Wallance's career from his enrollment in the Design Laboratory School in 1936 to his death in 1990.Included are his designs for tableware, furniture, and household accessories, as well as material on his research and writings. This collection consists of sketches, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and reference materials, in addition to publicity and promotional materials. Extensive documentation exists on Wallance's pioneering designs for stainless steel flatware for H. E. Lauffer Company and his experimental furniture for the U.S. Army, Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Hard Manufacturing Company. Thorough documentation of his research for his landmark book, "Shaping America's Products," is included. The collection also contains a substantial amount of information on the Design Laboratory School, the first industrial design school in the United States to be patterned after the Bauhaus.

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Creators:
Bennett, Edwin, 1818-1908 (potter)
Edwin Bennett Pottery Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Ceramics and Glass
Dates:
1844-1881
Size:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0213
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Early Bennett family histories, Edwin Bennett's autobiography, correspondence, 1914-1981, Bennett Pottery Company records, photographs, notebooks of clay and glaze formulae and other miscellaneous items, 1844-1981.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Curatorial Department
Dates:
circa 2010-2011
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the development, planning, and execution of the exhibition National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?. The exhibition, on view from May 4, 2010 through January 9, 2011, was curated by Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, and Cynthia E. Smith. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
1994-2011
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-194
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the oversight and review process at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) in regards to exhibitions, public programs, symposia, websites, productions, and performances. In particular, the activities of the Exhibitions and Program Committee (EPC) which was created in 1996. The EPC ...

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Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Dates:
1895-1921
Size:
160 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0143
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The major part of the collection, series 1-4, contains nearly 28,000 glass plates, including original stereoscopic negatives, interpositives, and both negative and positive non-stereoscopic plates used to produce lantern slides and paper prints. The photographs were taken all over the world. The majority are from the Underwood & Underwood active fi...

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1463 boxes, 33 map-folders, 7 films)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Creators:
Procter & Gamble Company
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green
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Dates:
1883-1998
Size:
10 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0791
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Print advertisements covering almost the entire history of Ivory Soap, including advertisements designed by artists including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and J. C. Leyendecker.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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