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Williams, Ralph William
Breck Company.
Dial Corporation.
American Cyanamid Company
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Dates:
circa 1936-1995
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 188 pieces of original artwork)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0651
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and evolution of the Breck Girl, a highly successful and long-lived advertising campaign whose hallmark was its vision of idealized American womanhood through correspondence, photographs, paintings, and print advertisements.

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Naval History, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Creators:
Fendrick Gallery
Dates:
1952-2001
Size:
106.4 Linear feet
0.008 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.fendgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Fendrick Gallery measure 106.4 linear feet and 0.008 GB and span the years 1952 to 2001. The bulk of the collection is comprised of artist's files that document the gallery's relations with and representation of over 300 contemporary artists and sculptors, including Robert Arneson, William Bailey, Daniel Brush, Wendell Castle, Robert Cottingham, James Drake, John Dreyfuss, Walter Dusenbury, Roger Essley, Helen Frankenthaler , Sam Gilliam, Jasper Johns, Raymond Kaskey, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Albert Paley, Joseph Raffael, Carol Summer, and numerous other artists. Also found are subject, exhibition, commission, administrative, and financial files, as well as files documenting the gallery's relationship with other museums and galleries.

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Biren, Joan E.
Dates:
1931-2019
Size:
5 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 13 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1216
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Joan E. Biren (JEB) is an internationally recognized photographer and documentary artist. She assembled this collection as her Queer Film Museum. It consists of a variety of materials about and associated with queer films, both foreign and domestic.

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Knight, Harry H.
Dates:
1877-1975
Size:
15.65 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 3x5 boxes) (1 5x8 box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Harry H. Knight's professional and personal correspondence, class notes and records (as both teacher and student), research, drafts of papers, published papers, and photographs. Of note are letters from family and friends in St. Louis, Missouri, and Los Angeles, California, c. 1910-1975; correspondence files of the ...

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DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1975
Size:
251 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S04
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 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902
Dates:
1828-1966
Size:
0.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.spenlill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of portrait and genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1828-1966. The collection includes biographical material, scattered lists, notes, receipts, and legal documents relating to Spencer's life and work, Spencer's business and family correspondence, printed material, a lithograph, photographs of Spencer and others, and photographs of Spencer's artwork.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1980-2004
Size:
4 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0570
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Shopping bags from a variety of businesses, including department stores, museums, book stores, libraries, hotels, banks, and specialty shops. Additional material will be added to this collection periodically.

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893
Greely, Adolphus Washington
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Dates:
1855-1909
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0427
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document General William Babcock Hazen's military career, primarily through correspondence, photographs, and publications.

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Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005
Dates:
1926-2010
Size:
9.9 Linear feet
7.31 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.stewjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet and 7.31 GB. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.

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