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Creators:
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation
Dates:
1949 - 1996
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1398
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes advertising materials for Crown Central's credit card and credit check programs, for gifts (cameras, kitchenware) offered by its service station to repeat customers; a set of posters and a design drawing for them, exhorting drivers to drive safely, featuring images of governors of states, President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Dir...

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Creators:
Call Carl, Inc.
Dates:
1914-1975
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box, 2 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1474
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival material, including advertising and business records from the "Call Carl" chain of Washington, DC, automotive service stations. The collection includes photographs of Washington, DC streets in the years before automobiles; photographs of the building exterior; photographs of the interior, including employees at work in the garages as well...

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Creators:
American Petroleum Institute.
Dates:
1860s-1980s
bulk 1955-1990
Size:
45 Cubic feet (122 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0711
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes historic photographs, slides and films on subjects relating to all aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, refineries, tankers, pipelines, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, deepwater ports, and watercraft It also documents numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry, such as propane, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics.

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Creators:
Ward, Frank Elmo, 1912-1964
Dates:
1929-1965
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0783
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A very complete collection of records of a "Mom and Pop" rural service station in the post-World War II era. Includes papers illustrating the day-to-day operations of the garage, such as financial records, ledgers, and property records. Also included are personal papers, such as a diploma and letters; and photographs, both personal and of the business.

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Creators:
Christensen, Janice
Dates:
1943-1959
Size:
0.48 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of material chronicling Janice Christensen's Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) service.

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Creators:
Carey, Denis H.
Dates:
1918-1923
bulk 1918
Size:
2.04 Cubic feet ((9 folders) (2 20x24x3 flatboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0289
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three scrapbooks and five logbooks belonging to Denis H. Carey. The scrapbooks contain photographs of Royal Navy Air Stations, ships, flying boats, floatplanes and land planes used by the British around 1918. They include approximately 28 different airplanes, 9 different ships and aerial views of various air stations. Th...

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Dates:
1959-2002
Size:
15.11 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system (known as the Space Fence) had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.

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Creators:
U.S. Army Special Services Agency
Dates:
1945-1971.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0785
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival material documenting the recreational activities provided to U.S. Army troops in Europe by the U.S. Army Special Services, ca. 1945-1971. Newsletters comprise the majority of the collection.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1955-1956
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 20-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Beginning in the 1920s, Science Service staff wrote 15-minute radio scripts ("Science Service Talks" and "Science News of the Week") which were mailed every week to several dozen U.S. radio stations and then read on the air by local announcers or scientists. By the early 1930s, Science Service was producing a weekly live-broadcast program for...

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Dates:
1990
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-230
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of video and audio elements for the production, "Moving America's Mail." This video documents the United States Postal Service and their development of methods to deliver mail. Funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company, the video was produced in cooperation with the National Postal Museum. Materials include original ...

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