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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1800-1980
Size:
32 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 1: Transportation contains circa 3,900 pieces of sheet music documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards transportation technology in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Rudolph Hering Collection
Creators:
Hering, Rudolph, 1847-1923
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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The Federal Express Advertising History Collection
Creators:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
6.6 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0306
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 8: Geography
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1794-1987
Size:
100 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S08
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 8: Geography is divided into three sections: the United States, Foreign Countries, and Natural Features. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records
Creators:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas
Dates:
1906-2003
bulk 1906-1918
Size:
5 Film reels
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0969
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.

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F. C. Brown Papers
Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Everett Edward Thompson Lantern Slides
Creators:
Thompson, Everett Edward, 1876-1962
Dates:
1899-1962
Size:
151 Lantern slides (approximate number: 151 Items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1991.05
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines.

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James J. Rorimer papers
Creators:
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966
Dates:
1921-1982
bulk 1943-1950
Size:
2.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.rorijame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator and museum director James J. Rorimer measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1982, with the bulk from 1943-1950. The papers include documentation of James J. Rorimer's World War II service in the Monuments, Fine Art and Archives Section of the U.S. Army and his activities protecting historic and cultural sites from bombing, and locating and recovering art work and cultural icons stolen by the Nazis. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, writings include draft versions of Rorimer's book Safe-Keeping or Survival: The Salvage and Protection of Art in War, financial records, photographic materials including a photo album containing photographs of European art work and cultural sites where Rorimer worked, newsclippings and additional printed materials, and one scrapbook of clippings dating from World War II.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 20: Newspapers
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1844-1968
undated
Size:
10 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S20
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 20, Newspapers contains sheet music and other materials documenting the business of and popular attitudes towards newspapers in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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