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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Hering, Rudolph, 1847-1923
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
1860-1923
Size:
8.1 Cubic feet (32 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0989
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents, primarily through printed publications, Rudolph Hering's work on waste disposal, drainage, water flow of rivers, sanitary and hydraulic engineering, and municipal sewage systems in the United States and in other countries.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Sullivan family
Sullivan, W. Oscar, 1891-
Dates:
1900-1960
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (8 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0072
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs document the careers in show business (traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts and acting in stage shows) of Mr. Sullivan, members of his family and associates.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Erol's Video Club.
Dates:
undated
1935-1993
Size:
24 Cubic feet (80 boxes, 11 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0748
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Video Press Kit Collection contains press kits produced from the late 1970s to the early 1990s for over 5,000 film titles for domestic and foreign productions dating from the 1930s to the early 1990s. This collection was created by Erol's Video Club in Springfield, Virginia. The date span of the collection reflects the release dates of the films profiled in the press kits.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Sports, Entertainment and Leisure
Bartel, Jean
Dates:
1943-1970, undated
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0902
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of Jean Bartel during the Miss America Pageant in 1943 and her activities during her reign.

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Hubbard, Howard
Mexican Border Veterans, Inc.
Dates:
1916 - 1982
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0119
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five scrapbooks of materials relating to the Mexican Border Veterans, Inc. and Auxiliary's activities.

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Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Dates:
1808-1881
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is...

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Kondratas, Ramunas A.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Dates:
1979-2006
bulk 1987-1993
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1134
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of pamphlets, books, and a wide variety of printed matter and ephemera relating to HIV/AIDS. The collection was principally assembled by National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution curator Ramunas Kondratas.

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Creators:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902
Dates:
1870 - 1890
Size:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0984
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.

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Creators:
Dickerman, Nelson, 1881-1952
Urbanski, Pauline
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1880-1965.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0542
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the career and life of mining engineer Nelson Dickerman: letters, photographs, clippings and diaries kept during his mining career. Much of the material is personal, rather than professional, relating to Dickerman's family and children. Family photographs include baby books.

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