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Creators:
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Larson, Mary E.
Dates:
1880-1990
Size:
2 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1464.2004.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to the Slover Family of puppeteers, and documents their lives and activities as they traveled the country with their show.

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Creators:
Beakes, William Edgar
Harris, Charles Cohill, 1898- (radio engineer)
Dates:
circa 1906-1976
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0049
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, notes, articles, and photographs assembled by Harris on the history of the United Fruit Company and Tropical Radio Telegraph Company (TRT), 1904-1961. Also includes manuscript histories of companies; material on the application of teletypewriters to radio circuits; blueprints, schematics, reports, and manuals concerning the technica...

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Creators:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)
Dates:
1945-1987
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Willie Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.

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Creators:
Sumner, Harold Townsend
Sumner Hosiery Mill
Dates:
1946-1957
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0719
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Sumner Hosiery Mill through articles, newspaper clippings, publications, advertisements, and photographs.

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Creators:
Foley, Dennis
Dates:
1962-2004
Size:
14 Cubic feet (47 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0896
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to Foley's career as an authority, consultant, auctioneer, writer, and educator on the subject of food and wine: newsletters and publications, catalogs and programs for auctions, menus, photographs, wine tasting notes, labels, business records, and an interview of Foley conducted by John Fleckner.

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Creators:
Hooker-Howe Costume Company
Renaud, Claire
Dates:
1922-1938
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting the Hooker-Howe Costume Company's (Haverhill, Massachusetts) business providing costumes, wigs, make-up, props and other items for minstrel shows and other amateur theater.

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Creators:
Cornelius, Hallye Mercer
Horne, Glendora
Dates:
1945.
Size:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0826
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Seventy-three (73) cigarette pack labels from the World War II years. The manufacturers include American, British, Chinese, and Japanese tobacco companies.

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Creators:
Kwolek, Stephanie
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 March 25
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0596
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two and one half hours of original (BetaCam SP), master (BetaCam SP) and reference (viewing) copies (VHS), documenting a lecture program for children on March 25, 1996 by Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar. Kwolek discusses her invention of Kevlar as well as her background and life experiences.

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Creators:
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Dates:
1975-2009, undated
bulk 1993-2008
Size:
7.5 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1282
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains records and research material produced and collected by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a lobbying and legal assistance organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender servicepersons. They were instrumental in overturning the United States Department of Defense's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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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