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Creators:
Rogers, John B., Producing Company
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
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:
Simonson, Frank
See, Wayne
Dates:
1911-1913, undated
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1318
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Theater plat book used at the Philadelphia Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania showing stage plats for various productions.

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Creators:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation
Robinson, Verna Kimball, 1904-1988
Robinson, Colby W., 1900-1950
Westbrook Theatre
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Dates:
1934-1950, undated
bulk 1939-1942
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1.5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1296
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the business records of the Westbrook Theatre Corporation of Westbrook, Maine. Records include the Colby, Rialto, and Knights of Pythias motion picture theatres in Bingham, Fryeburg, and elsewhere. The collection includes financial records, business correspondence, and photographs.

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Creators:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972
Dates:
1908 - 1969
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0906
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Landy R. Hales (1889-1972), an inventor and commercial artist who designed window and interior store displays, posters, children's games, and puzzles primarily from 1920s to 1930s in New York City and Baltimore. Of significance is Hales's work for Macy's Department Store. The papers consist of correspondence, patents, business records for several of Hales's companies, photographs, drawings/sketches, prototypes, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1963-1989
Size:
17.9 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (5 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 587
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of 16mm motion picture films produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and its predecessors, the Smithsonian Museum Service, the Office of Public Information, and the Office of Public Affairs. Also included are films created by outside producers in collaboration with OTC. Included are black and white and...

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Creators:
Pullman Palace Car Co.
Pullman, George M., 1831-1897
Dates:
1867-1982
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0181
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Pullman Company, manufacturers and operators of railroad sleeping cars. Pullman also manufactured hospital and dining cars at its Chicago facilities. Dating from 1867 to 1982 (bulk 1900-1930s), the collection includes background materials, correspondence, financial, personnel and operating records, drawings and photographs.

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
Sardino, Robert C.
Dates:
1914-1981, undated
Size:
2.1 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of motion picture exhibition ephemera (lantern slides, publicity photographs, and paper) saved by Robert L. Sardino during his years working in motion picture theaters in Syracuse, New York.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 3-8, 1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1979
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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