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Dates:
1997
Size:
6 videotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9593
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera or digital recorder as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works ...

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Creators:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944
Dates:
1976
1863 - 1968
Size:
15 Cubic feet (49 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian born chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile plastic. The papers include student notebooks; private laboratory notebooks and journals; commercial laboratory notes; diaries; patents; technical papers; biographies; newspaper clippings; maps; graphs; blueprints; account books; batch books; formula books; order books; photographs; and correspondence regarding Baekeland, 1887-1943.

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Creators:
Jacobus, John L.
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Doerr, Raymond S., 1913- (engineer, craftsman)
Dates:
circa 1931-1935
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0476
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of a scrapbook, circa 1931-1935, compiled by Doerr's mother and composed of news clippings relating to the Fisher Body Craftman's Guild and its competition. In addition, the collection includes on official program and guide for the 1932 competition and a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Automobile Quarterly (1987) co...

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Creators:
El Chico Restaurants
Dates:
1908 - 1990
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1246
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials relate to the creation and operation of El Chico Corporation.

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Creators:
Lombard Governor Company.
Sorensen, William
American Lincoln Corporation
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1898-1970s.
Size:
6.75 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1091
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of records documenting the Lombard Governor Company: photographs (including glass plate negatives), blueprints, printed material, price lists, reports, catalogs and trade literature, bulletins, and a notebook of patents.

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Creators:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985
Dates:
1915-1989
Size:
18.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) files, Radio Corporation of American (RCA) files, Silvermine Guild of Artists files, general professional and committee files, printed materials, four scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
Imperial Glass Company.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Lancaster Colony Corporation.
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Dates:
1909-1940
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box, 29 microfiche sheets)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0105
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series, Catalogs and Photographs, on fifty nine (59) microfiche sheets. These are photographic reproductions of catalogs of Imperial Glass Products from 1909 to 1912 and of several photographs showing Imperial Glass Company products, their stock numbers and rulers indicating size. Some of these photos are hand ...

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Creators:
GSS Printing Equipment Company.
Graphic Arts Collection (NMAH, SI)
Information Technology and Communications, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Harris Automatic Press Company, Dayton, Ohio
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Dates:
2003 - 2003
1889 - 1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (13 boxes and 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0928
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the Harris Automatic Press Company, manufacturers of a printing press with an automatic feed primarily through drawings and photographs.

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Creators:
Lopez Negrete Communications (Houston, Texas)
Dates:
1988 - 2015
Size:
14 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1413
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The López Negrete Communications Advertising Collection showcases the successful print advertising campaigns the communications agency undertook with major clients like Goya Foods, NationsBank, and Walmart. The advertising posters in this collection exemplify the agency's creativity in building on U.S. Latinos' everyday experiences to market American products and services. Alex and Cathy López Negrete, the founders of López Negrete Communications, made it their mission to use ethnographic approaches to better understand the U.S. Latino market which led to their success as the largest independently-owned Latino advertising agency in the country.

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Creators:
ARCO Center for Visual Art
Dates:
1976-1984
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.arcocent
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Business correspondents and files on artists and exhibitions, containing photographs, announcements, catalogs, brochures, press releases, and résumés.

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