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Creators:
Crouch, Tom D.
Dates:
1987-1999
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, curator and historian. Crouch was Curator of Engineering and Industry at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until 1990 before becoming Curator of Aeronautics, Curator, and eventually Senior Curator at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch served on the ...

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Creators:
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972
Dates:
1927-1972
Size:
130 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1972-88-332-4
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This material does not cover all clients and projects undertaken by Dreyfuss. This collection consists of theater design materials, industrial design materials, primarily, though not exclusively, from the 1950s and 60s, draft copies of his books, including extensive research files for the "Symbol Sourcebook," texts of lectures delivered by Dreyfuss, and biographical material. Included is Dreyfuss's Brown Book which provides an outline of his achievements. Photographs and slides of many of his designs are included. Materials relating to three publications include original drafts of the books with author notes, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and research materials. Also contains materials relating to the symbols exhibition held at the Hallmark Gallery in New York City in 1972.This collection was the source of many of the objects and issues addressed in Cooper-Hewitt's 1997 exhibition, "Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design", and companion book, "Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit", both conceived by Russell Flinchum. 311 reels of microfilm documenting most of the projects undertaken by Dreyfuss Associates were created by the firm and added to the collection later.

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Creators:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
Illions, Bernard J.
Cernigliaro, Salvatore
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
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Dates:
1925-1994.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0675
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diverse collection of papers relating to amusement parks and playgrounds, with most of the papers relating to carousels. Contents include correspondence, photographs (including one cyanotype), exhibition catalogs, trade literature and trade catalogs, price lists, articles and clippings, newsletters, and patents (photocopies) for carousel animals....

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Albany Billiard Ball Company (Albany, New York)
Dates:
1870 - 1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (25 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0011
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include documents relating to John Hyatt and include legal documents, 1871-1966; bank books; patents; patent certificates; patent assignments; memoranda and articles of association; union contracts; balance sheets; profit and loss accounts; journals and cash books; ledgers; time books; invoices; photographs; and correspondence to and from the company.

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Creators:
Dushman, Saul, (electrical engineer), 1883-1954
Dates:
1924-1954
Size:
7.3 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0101
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Dushman's work at the Research Laboratory of General Electric Company (GE).

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Custom Auto and Equipment Sales
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005
Dates:
1859-2011, undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.

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Eskimo Pie Corporation.
Nelson, Christian Kent, 1893-1992
Dates:
1921-1996
Size:
15 Cubic feet (50 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0553
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Printed advertisements, photographs (including negatives and slides), sales presentation materials and packaging; patent and legal information, clippings, posters, scripts for radio commercials, sheet music for jingles, etc. Also includes personal papers (correspondence) of Christian Nelson, inventor of the Eskimo Pie.

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Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)
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:
Grosch, Herbert R. J.
Dates:
1938-1998
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0703
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Herb Grosch Papers, 1948-1998, cover the life and career of an early computer professional. It consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, computer disks, reports, and other printed materials.

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Creators:
Bagnall, James
Orensberg, Arthur
NATCO, Inc. (National Company, Inc.)
Mainberger, Walter
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Dates:
1955 - 1968
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (16 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0547
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development of the first commercial atomic clocks by the National Company, Inc., (NATCO) of Malden, Massachusetts, a company known for producing specialized electronic equipment. The records include blueprints, technical drawings and schematics, technical and research reports, instruction manuals, photographs, and marketing materials.

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