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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Creators:
Ellis, Estelle
Dates:
1942 - 2004
Size:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.

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Creators:
Thomas, Alma
Dates:
circa 1894-2001
Size:
5.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.thomalma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and art educator Alma Thomas, date from circa 1894-2001 and measure 5.5 linear feet. The papers document Thomas's work as a teacher, and her development and success as a painter of the Washington Color School, through biographical material, letters, notes and writings, personal business records, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, an audio recording, and two video recordings.

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Creators:
Brynner, Irena
Dates:
1914-2003
Size:
14.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bryniren
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of jeweler Irena Brynner measure 14.2 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 2003. The papers document Brynner's career as a jeweler in California and New York through biographical material including sound recordings of her diary; correspondence with family, friends, and art organizations; diaries, notebooks, and other writings; exhibition announcements, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs and slides; artwork including eight sketchbooks; and eleven scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Safko, Lon S.
Dates:
1984 - 1996
Size:
12.6 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0911
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Safko International, Inc., document an assistive computer technology company created by Lon S. Safko to produce and sell the environmental control systems he invented for the physically disabled, specifically quadriplegics. Through the use of a computer and alternative input devices, the physically disabled were able to overcome physical barriers which inhibited them from attaining an autonomous lifestyle.

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Creators:
Ostroff, Elaine
Dates:
1965 - 2009
Size:
16 Cubic feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1356
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents activist and educator Elaine Ostroff who advocated for improved access for people with disabilities in public places, co-founded the Adaptive Environments Center and who taught universal design in several institutions.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1980-1993
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of videotapes featuring news related stories about exhibitions, special events, and curatorial activities at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Some noteworthy videotapes include television interviews with Roger G. Kennedy, former Director of NMAH; coverage of opening events for the Duke Elli...

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Creators:
De Land, Colin, 1955-2003
Dates:
1968-2008, bulk 1980-2003
bulk 1980-2003
Size:
15.15 Linear feet
0.901 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.delacoli
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Colin de Land collection measures 15.15 linear feet and 0.901 GB and dates from 1968 to 2008, with the bulk of the collection dating from the early 1980s through 2003. The majority of the collection consists of photographic material, primarily snapshots, documenting daily life in and around de Land's gallery American Fine Arts, Co., as well as de Land's pesonal life and affairs. There are candid photographs of exhibition openings, day-to-day gallery operations, art fairs, vacations, social gatherings, and New York City street scenes. Also included are some personal objects belonging to de Land and his wife Pat Hearn, as well as two scrapbooks containing items once decorating the walls of de Land's office at American Fine Arts. The collection includes video recordings documenting trips to Cape Cod, Hearn's illness, and occasional art world events.

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Creators:
Short, Bobby
Dates:
1908-2006
Size:
13.6 Cubic feet (35 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0946
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bobby Short was a singer and pianist whose career spanned seven decades. An interpreter of American popular music, he became a performer in childhood and remained active until his death. He is best known for his more than 35 years as performer-in-residence at the Hotel Carlyle's Café Carlyle in New York City. This collection contains personal papers and photographs as well as business papers, musical materials and photographs relating to Mr. Short's career as a performing artist.

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Creators:
Segalove, Ilene, 1950-
Dates:
1960-2021
Size:
7.1 Linear feet
6.06 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.segailen
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist Ilene Segalove measure 7.1 linear feet and 6.06 gigabytes and date from 1964 to 2021. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material including resumes, certificates, and address lists; correspondence with family and friends; writings; and teaching files from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The bulk of the collection consists of project and exhibition files for both solo works and works in collaboration with Lowell Darling, and printed material. Also included are photographic materials such as snapshots of exhibition openings and slides of artwork; and artwork, primarily artist notebooks and video art. There is a 2.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that include materials from Segalove's childhood, photographs of family events, and materials related to recent projects including sound recordings on cassette. Materials date from 1960-2021.

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