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Creators:
Evelyn, Douglas E.
Dates:
circa 1800-1860s, 1984-1989
Size:
23.3 Cubic feet (50 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0344
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is composed entirely of xerographic and photographic reproductions made for the Robert Mills Papers Project. The copies include correspondence, plans, federal legislation regarding proposed government construction projects, construction records, and material regarding people with a relation to Mills or one of his projects. The mat...

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S. Sidney Pike Skywriting Corporation of America
Pike, S. Sidney
Dates:
1923-1964
bulk 1930-1940
Size:
5.5 Linear feet (4 flat boxes, 1 document box, 1 slim document box)
9 Film reels (5 16mm films - runtime 41:59 4 35mm films - runtime 27:04)
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Skywriting, defined as the process of writing a name or message with smoke from an aircraft against a blue sky, began in England after World War I, the brainchild of Major John C. Savage, Royal Air Force (RAF). His first successful demonstration was at the Derby at Epsom Downs, in May 1922, when Captain Cyril Turner wrote "Daily Mail" above the track. In October of that year, Turner travelled to the United States and wrote "Hello U.S.A." above New York City. Allan J. Cameron, along with Leroy Van Patten established the Skywriting Corporation of America at Curtiss Field, an American branch of Savage's original company. They acquired the patents for mixing the writing gas in the United States and as a result controlled the market for years. In 1923, using the Skywriting Corporation, the American Tobacco Company launched the first skywriting advertising campaign for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Pepsi-Cola Corporation became one of the longest-running contractors of skywriting; in the late 1930s and mid 1940s, it contracted or owned a total of 14 aircraft. In 1940 alone, Pepsi contracted for 2,225 writings over 48 states, Mexico, Canada, South America and Cuba.

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Creators:
Luchs, Kenneth J.
Henry J. Kaufman and Associates (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1930-1980
bulk 1930s-1970s
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0843
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials relating to Henry J. Kaufman, including photographs and ID cards; and the records of the Kaufman firm, including six scrapbooks, one for each decade; company newsletters, photographs, and other papers detailing the business history of the company as well as its social and other internal activities.

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American Society of Mammalogists
Dates:
1919-1993 and undated
Size:
77.19 cu. ft. (153 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7357
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the history and development of the American Society of Mammalogists from the time of its inception through the year 1994. The collection includes a number of early documents, some in the handwriting of the originators, and correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, audiocassettes, photographs, and other memorab...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1920-1979
Size:
41.04 Cubic feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0125
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Science Service was founded in 1921 by newspaper publisher Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) and the zoologist William Emerson Ritter (1856-1944) as a news service for the purpose of disseminating information on scientific progress to the public, and to "present facts in readable and interesting form." The Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics files in the National Air and Space Archives consists of papers, news releases, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and technical papers pertaining mainly to astronomy and astronautics and dating from the late 1920s through the early 1970s.

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Martin and Morris Music Company
Morris, Necey, Mrs.
Martin, Sallie
Morris, Kenneth, 1917-
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Dates:
circa 1930-1985
Size:
8.7 Boxes (28 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0492
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930 to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music historical record. The collection is particularly important because of the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music. According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....), Martin and Morris Music Company was the o...

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Creators:
Mechanisms, Division of.
Instrument Society of America
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1911-1972
Size:
36 Cubic feet (98 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0215
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of instrumentation through catalogs, bulletins, specification sheets, price lists, and other publications of companies that produce instrumentation.

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Creators:
Ellis, Estelle
Dates:
1942 - 2004
Size:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.

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Creators:
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1930-1969
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 280
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document, for the most part, the Department under the administration of Calvin S. Hathaway, Curator, 1946-1951, and Director, 1951-1963. Included is correspondence of Hathaway with members of the exhibition staff and with collectors and institutions concerning the exhibits in the museum; exhibit files, arranged alphabetically by ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Special Events
Dates:
circa 1980-1987
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 595
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Doubleday Lecture Series planning files, contracts, and invitation lists; floor plan drawings for events; information on opening exhibition tours and receptions; newspaper clippings, press releases, and articles pertaining to events; symposium information; photographs and contact sheets of lecturers, exhibition op...

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