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Creators:
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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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:
Freeman, Richard B., 1908-
Dates:
1934-1986
Size:
1 Linear foot ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.freerich
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Freeman's research materials on Ralston Crawford and Niles Spencer include biographical material, letters (1941-1983), writings and notes by Freeman (1967-1970) and Crawford (1953-1966), clippings, exhibition catalogs and photographs.

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Creators:
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991
Dates:
1946-1965
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.harpmaga
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence with artists kept by Russell Lynes in his capacity as managing editor of Harper's Magazine, measures one linear foot and dates from 1946 to 1965. The files consist primarily of correspondence with young artists and illustrators wishing to submit material to the magazine. Biographical notes from the magazine's "Personal and Otherwise" column about the artists whose material was accepted, clippings, scattered original artwork, and printed reproductions of artwork, are also included.

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Creators:
Baum, Don, 1922-
Dates:
circa 1940-2004
Size:
6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.baumdon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Files on artwork by Baum, exhibition and loan files, photographs of artwork by others, personal correspondence, and an audio recording.

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Creators:
Nordskog, Arne, 1885-1962
Dates:
1915-1924
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0539
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the early musical history of Los Angeles, California, and Nordskog's work in promoting it. Includes letters, drawings, writings, photographs, business records, and printed material. The names listed below are represented in the collection by letters or photographs.

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Creators:
Chicago Society of Etchers
Dates:
1933-1972
bulk 1940-1959
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chicetch
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Primarily correspondence and a scrapbook kept by several of the Society's secretaries including F. L. Thompson and James Swann. Correspondence mostly with members concerning activities, sales, and exhibitions. Several letters inquire about the status of the Society and whether it will continue. The scrapbook, 1937-1972 (bulk 1937-1948), contains ex...

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Creators:
Adler, Samuel, 1898-
Dates:
1902-1979
Size:
2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.adlesamu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, writings, art works, scrapbooks, phtoographs, sound records, and printed material reflect Adler's career as a painter and teacher.

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Creators:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967
Claxton, William
Kenton, Stan
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
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Dates:
1920-2002
Size:
87 Cubic feet (188 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0845
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and audiovisual materials documenting Russo's career in music.

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Creators:
Kantor, Morris, 1896-1974
Dates:
1905-1977
Size:
3.6 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
0.7 Linear feet (Addition)
Collection ID:
AAA.kantmorr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, exhibition materials, writings, printed materials, photographs, sketchbooks, and scrapbooks.

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