Query: National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers
Creators:
Steinway, William
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Steinway family
Steinway & Sons
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Dates:
1857-1919
Size:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.

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in NMAH.AC.0178 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Henry Bascom Collins and St. Lawrence Island dancers
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Printing and Photographic Services
Dates:
1982
Size:
4 Prints (silver gelatin)
5 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-33
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Group portraits of Henry Bascom Collins and a St. Lawrence Island dance group, made by a Smithsonian photographer on June 22, 1982. The photographs were taken at the opening of the "Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo" exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.

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Samuel Morse Felton Family Papers
Creators:
Felton, Samuel Morse, 1809-1889 (civil engineer)
Felton, Samuel Morse, 1853-1930 (son)
Dates:
1841-1930, undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0170
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of Samuel Morse Felton, civil engineer and railroad president, and his family.

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Charles Sumner Tainter Papers
Creators:
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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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in NMAH.AC.0124 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992
Dates:
1944-1965
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0324
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs of Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) computer and Naval pioneer.

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in NMAH.AC.0324 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Virgil Johnson Collection of Cigarette Packages
Creators:
Brown and Williamson.
Johnson, Virgil
American Tobacco Company.
Benson and Hedges.
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Dates:
circa 1890-1997
Size:
25 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0645
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

As a teenager, Virgil Johnson [b.1918] became interested in the designs and symbols on cigarette packs like "Black Cat" and "White Roll", and he began actively collecting in the 1930s. His interest intensified during the 1940s when he was stationed in North Africa and across the Mediterranean region as a photographer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson collected cigarette packs for over fifty years, and was a member of the Cigarette Pack Collector's Association. Approximately 6000 cigarette packages, foreign and American, arranged in 24 albums. Manufacturers include names such as those shown below.

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Shirley Leonard Papers
Creators:
Jones, Shirley May, 1922-2004
Connick, Kathleen D.
Leonard, Shirley, 1922-2004
Dates:
1931-1998
bulk 1938-1957
Size:
4 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0919
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of Shirley May Jones, stage name Shirley Leonard, an exotic dancer from Cincinnati, Ohio. The papers, photographs, and clippings document her childhood, early life, and professional career.

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Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch Papers
Creators:
Kisch, Bruno Z., 1890-1966
Dates:
1904-1968.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0835
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of materials from the professional life of Dr. Bruno Z. Kisch.

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Howard Head Papers
Creators:
Head, Howard, 1914-1991 (inventor, business executive)
Dates:
1926-1991
bulk 1955-1991
Size:
11 Cubic feet (25 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0589
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Head Papers, 1926-1991, consist of correspondence, calendars, notes, company records (Head Ski Company and Prince Manufacturing Inc.), drawings, sketches, advertisements, product information, photographs, and slides documenting the development and design of both the Head ski and Prince oversized tennis racket. The collection is arranged into eight series:

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in NMAH.AC.0589 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Records
Creators:
National Postal Museum
Dates:
1894-1993
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 580
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of staff correspondence and memoranda of the National Postal Museum and its predecessors; early photographs of exhibitions; planning information for the Hall of Philately; newspaper clippings, articles, and research files documenting the origin and extensive history of the National Postal Museum; proposals, preliminary contracts, minutes of meetings …

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