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Pendergast, Anthony W., 1879-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment
Dates:
1920s-1970.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0882
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A Fairbury, Illinois, optometrist, Dr. Anthony W. Pendergast, (1879 -?) was a collector, author, antiquarian, dealer, and authority on the subject of cigar store figures. The collection includes correspondence; newspaper clippings on Pendergast and his various folk art collections; a scrapbook of photographs and miscellaneous materials relating to cigar store figures; and a large number of black and white photographs of figures from his personal collection, mostly for use in selling the figures.

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United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
1850-1851, 1855-1969
Size:
18.76 cu. ft. (6 document boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (38 bound volumes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are of incoming and outgoing shipments of the United States National Museum and other Smithsonian bureaus. Information recorded usually includes date, control number, address of sender and recipient, contents, and charges. Apparently a shipping office was set up in the new Natural History Building in 1912, and the main record ...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology
Reed, Samuel E., 1872-1964
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Dates:
1947-1964.
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1001
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbooks kept by Reedand by his wife, Grace Fillmore Reed, after his death) on the subject of bridges. Contents of the scrapbooks vary, and include postcards, photographs with detailed captions, stickers, articles, and clippings. One set of scrapbooks relates to covered bridges, another set relates to all other types of bridges. The scrapbooks ar...

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Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Dates:
1851-1899
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0154
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This log book of the Providence, Rhode Island repair shop records the annual summaries of repair costs by various divisions of the Railroad for 1851-1854, as submitted by John B. Winslow, Master Mechanic. It also includes entries recording miscellaneous repairs (mostly minor) and overhauls to locomotives for 1880-1899.

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Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1877-1896
Size:
2.50 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 54
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence compiled by George Brown Goode and concerns both the USNM and USCFF. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions. For other records of George Brown Goode see Record Units 70, 189, 201, and 7050.

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National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts
Dates:
1976-2004, 2012
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-064
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Dwight Blocker Bowers, Curator, which document his activities in producing public programs for the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Earlier records date from when Bowers was public programs specialist, 1995-1997, and historian of theater and film, 1997-2012, in the Division of Cultural ...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Land, Charles H., 1847-1922
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Dates:
1860-1957
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0834
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents inventor and dentist Charles H. Land and consists of correspondence, financial records, patent records, articles, printed material, writings, sermons and photographs.

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United States National Museum. Division of Grasses
Dates:
1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Size:
13.84 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (13 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document the history of the agrostology section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (1901-1939), and the Section of Grasses, United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1912-1963) at the time Albert Spear Hitchcock and Mary Agnes Chase worked for the USDA and the USNH, ...

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Creators:
Smith, Loretta Thomsen (collector)
Dates:
1900-1970.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0147
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two scrapbooks containing postcards, stamps, and hand-written information about various states of the United States. The initial pages in volume 1 contain information about the early history of postcards in Europe and the United States.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1912-1971
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 162
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Important correspondents include Paul E. Garber, Esther Goddard, Philip S. Hopkins, and S. Paul Johnson. Institutions collaborating with NASM include the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, NASA, and the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

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