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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Dept. of Cultural History
Dates:
1968-1979 and undated, some from 1954, 1961-1964
Size:
1.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 331
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the Department of Cultural History contain a variety of document types. These range from correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, minutes of meetings, and manuscripts of papers and lectures, to photographs and printed documents such as brochures or journal articles. The records relate to administrative topics such as perso...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Dates:
1968-1981
Size:
15 Items (15 films, 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0685
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fifteen 16mm composite optical track sound films of varying length, all in color except for two. The films were acquired by the National Zoo and presumably used as training films exhorting employees to practice safe work habits and avoid accidents. Each film provides full credits and the distributors and producers are listed.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Division of Transportation
Dates:
circa 1927-1973 and undated
Size:
8.5 linear meters and oversize.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 239
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records chiefly document the operations of the Division of Transportation from its creation in 1957, and the operations of the Section of Land Transportation, 1946-1957. Lesser amounts of records relate to the administration of the land transportation collections prior to 1946 and to the marine transportation collections before 1957...

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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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Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Mechanisms, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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Creators:
Mechanisms, Division of.
Instrument Society of America
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Dates:
1918-1949
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 226
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history of the United States National Museum, Division of Plants (1919-1947) and Department of Botany (1947-1949) while Ellsworth Paine Killip was an aid, assistant curator, associate curator, and curator of the Division and the Department, as well as personal correspondence between Killip and his colleagues document...

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Creators:
Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001
Dates:
1932-1996
Size:
10.1 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.wittotto
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of museum director, art consultant and curator Otto Wittmann (1911-2001)date from 1932 to 1996 and measure 10.1 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and other files concerning Wittmann's career as Director of the Toledo Museum of Art and as trustee and acting chief curator of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Eleven scrapbooks contain materials primarily relating to the activities of the Toledo Museum of Art, but also contain documentation of Wittmann's World War II service in the Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU) of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the present day CIA. Also found within the papers are files relating to his work with the National Endownment of the Arts, Arts and Artifacts Indemnification Committee, scattered biographical information, and personal correspondence.

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Creators:
Hoak, Bill
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1909-1972
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0236
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents major-league baseball players, circa 1909-1912, through photographs and newspapers.

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Creators:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Nyland, Gretchen
Kitteredge, Blanche Anderson
Dates:
1890s-1920s
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0122
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of a photograph album and two scrapbooks compiled by Blanch Anderson Kitteredge, wife of Harold B. Anderson, and Lewis Harris Kitteredge. The photographs depict Alexander Winton; employees of the Winton Co. and their families; the Winton touring car; the Winton Bullet No. 2 (including being shipped in 1903 to Ireland for f...

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