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Creators:
Northern States Power Company
Hooks, Benjamin, Dr.
Xcel Energy
Reddy Communications, Inc.
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Dates:
1926-1999
Size:
30 Cubic feet (119 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0913
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development and use of Reddy Kilowatt, a cartoon figure trademark created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Sr. More than 150 investor-owned electric utilities in the United States and at least twelve foreign countries licensed the use of the Reddy Kilowatt trademark. The records include a wide range of textual and visual materials and sound and moving image recordings.

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Creators:
White, John H., 1933-
White, Charles Baldwin
Dates:
1920-1940
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0182
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of several thousand clippings of trade marks, labels, etc., taken from magazines and newspapers, and labels. Many of them are quite small and a very few have dates and sources noted on the reverse side. Most of them appear to have been clipped in the 1920 1940 period. They were classified by the collector on the basis of...

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Creators:
Livelli, VIncent
Dates:
undated
1991-2006
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0852
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ephemera collected primarily in New York City relating to Latino entertainment, especially music.

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Creators:
Ryan, Frank J.
Dates:
1936-1982
Size:
16 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0871
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials relating to Ryan's career as an athlete, a sports coach at Yale, an inventor, and an author. Includes photographs, the patent for Ryan's electro-mechanical football game, scrapbooks of newsclippings, Ryan's instructional books on sports, brochures, reprints of articles and other printed materials relating to Ryan's instructional ...

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Creators:
Biren, Joan E.
Dates:
1931 - 2010
Size:
5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1216
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains material relating to lesbian-oriented motion pictures. The bulk of the collection consists of ephemera and film posters from theatrical releases in the United States. The collection also contains catalogues from video houses, film festivals, posters, and other material collected by Biren from on-line auction sites. Some of t...

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Creators:
Sah-nee-weh
Dates:
undated
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4027
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

A pictographic map containing over 130 sketches of historical events, people, locations, etc.

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Creators:
Binney & Smith, Inc.
Dates:
1897-1998
Size:
24 Cubic feet (64 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0624
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Binney & Smith, Inc. creators and manufacturers of Crayola crayons. Includes documentation on 20th century advertising, commercial packaging, commercial imagery, and retail merchandising: newsletters, annual reports, research and development records, color charts, advertising materials, and product information, including catalogs and price lists.

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Kern, George Robert, 1894-1962 (cabinet maker, machinist)
Kern, George Robert, Jr., 1919-1987
Medical History, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1936-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0479
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints, drawings, patent applications, patents, product photographs, correspondence, bills and receipts, advertising, and published articles related to the Kerns' products. The bulk of the material, 1949-1958, is from George Kern's files. It primarily relates to the development and marketing of the Dentagraph and high speed dental drills before the formation of the Fairfax Manufacturing Company in 1957.

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Creators:
Freeze, Gerald
Cozy Inn (Thurmont, Md.)
Dates:
undated
Size:
7.75 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1345
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of the Cozy Inn and Restaurant in Thurmont, Maryland.

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Park-Brannock.
Park, Ernest N.
Brannock, Otis C.
Brannock, Charles F., 1903-1992
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Dates:
1925 - 1998
Size:
12 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0672
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Brannock Device Company began with the 1925 invention of the Brannock Device, a tool to measure foot length and width at the same time, by inventor and businessman Charles F. Brannock. Early in his career Brannock worked as a shoe salesman at the Park-Brannock shoe store, and in 1962 he became the CEO of the company. This collection documents both the Park-Brannock store and the Brannock Device. Materials in The Brannock Device Company Records, 1925-1998, include of correspondence, design drawings, United States and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock Device as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, N.Y.

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