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Creators:
Automatic Button Company.
American Pearl Button Company.
Claus Schmarje Button Company.
Barry Manufacturing Company.
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Dates:
1898 - 1993
Size:
13 Cubic feet (55 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0504
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies from primarily 1925 to the 1960s.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services. Engineering and Design Branch
Dates:
1970-1975, with materials dating from 1961
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 641
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit primarily documents the interior construction of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). There is a smaller amount of documentation regarding the National Zoological Park restaurant. Included are correspondence with contractors and suppliers, blueprints, specifications, and photographs.

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Creators:
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020
Dates:
1941-2003
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.larsjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jack Lenor Larsen papers measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1941-2003. Larsen was a renowned weaver and designer, entrepreneur, and a scholar who wrote and lectured on modernist design. His career in the New York design world is documented by biographical materials, correspondence, writings by and about him, various printed materials and photographs.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006
Size:
2.09 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A Material World, Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America, Abandoned Mine Scenes, On Time, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, as well as the halls of Nuclear Ener...

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Creators:
Coxe Brothers and Company, Inc. (Drifton, Pennsylvania)
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Extractive Industries, Division of.
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Dates:
1886-1935
Size:
100 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1002
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains drawings of mine machinery and buildings, including buildings within the company town such as worker housing and churches; photographs, including glass plate negatives, of mining machinery, operations, and employees; papers relating to Eckley B. Coxe's patents; legal papers; maps, including real estate maps, contour and topo...

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Creators:
Papp, George
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
Lott, H.J.
Salinger, Hans W.G.
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Dates:
1934-1984
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0822
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a diverse selection of materials that address a variety of aspects of the ITT Industrial Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There are research and development notebooks from various scientists and engineers, reports and articles on products being developed and research being conducted, technical drawings, a large body of...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Press
Dates:
1931, 1956, and undated
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession T90126
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images of Smithsonian Institution buildings, such as the Natural History Building, the National Gallery of Art (West Building), the Arts and Industries Building, and the Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle"). Images also include Smithsonian objects on display, depicting interior views of Smithsonian bu...

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Creators:
Reinhardt, Richard H., 1921-
Pacini, Marina
Dates:
1991 Aug. 22
Size:
45 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.reinha91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Richard Reinhardt conducted 1991 Aug. 22, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
1979-1995
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of program records which document lecture series and seminars; family and school programs; workshops; museum and gallery tours; and special events. Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Dorothy Dunn, Program Coordinator for Schools; planning information on program content and logistics;...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1899-1913, 1949, 1960-1978
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (13 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 637
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain project files, blueprints, contract and work files, photographs, and correspondence related to several renovation projects. Included are renovation and restoration plans for the Arts and Industries Building, the Patent Office Building (home to the National Collection of Fine Arts and National Portrait Gallery), and the ...

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