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Creators:
Fuller Brush Company
Dates:
1890-2017
Size:
32.5 Cubic feet (77 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1459
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Fuller Brush Company founded by Alfred C. Fuller in 1906.

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Creators:
Kidder, Priscilla C. (costume designer)
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1940-1996
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes letters, sketches, style books, publicity photographs, tearsheets, articles and clippings, scrapbooks, and business documents relating to Priscilla Kidder, the Priscilla of Boston Company, and the American wedding industry. This collection is extraordinarily useful in documenting the development of wedding fashion during the last half of the 20th century. It also illustrates how a small, family-owned, woman-run business grew into a large, nationally known operation.

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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:
Carter, Benny, 1907-1997
Dates:
1928-2000
Size:
67.5 Cubic feet (182 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0757
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The majority of the material in the Benny Carter Collection is dated from the late 1920s through the later half of the 1990s. Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2000, the bulk of the collection is comprised of original music manuscripts (full scores and parts), band books, and published sheet music from Benny Carter's prolific care...

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Creators:
Price, Dick
Dates:
1936-2002
bulk 1950-1958
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of ice skater Dick Price, with emphasis on the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in the prime of his career performing ice shows throughout Europe. Included are photograph albums, letters, most sent from Europe by Price to his parents describing performances and his travel adventures; programs from various ice shows; personal financial records; school report cards, and work-related permits, contracts, and insurance.

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Creators:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Dates:
undated
circa 1940-2010
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ray Brown was an African-American musician, composer, bandleader, manager, music teacher and promoter. He became best known for his collaborative work with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, the Oscar Peterson Trio and Norman Granz' s Jazz at the Philharmonic. Over the course of his career, Brown received awards and accolades from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Down Beat and Playboy. Brown's papers document his professional music career from 1944 to 2002 and include music compositions and notes, publicity materials, photographs and some recordings of his performances.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Ravnitzky, Michael
Dates:
circa 1900-present
Size:
29 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0404
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a variety of business ephemera similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. The material in the Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.

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Creators:
Kurkdjian Studio
Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Prints (albumen, unmounted)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2017.08
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Three 19th/early 20th century prints: 1 umounted albumen print of a rural cave scene of Indonesia by Ohannes Kurkdjian. 22 x 29.2 cm.; 1 umounted albumen print of an urban street scene in Indonesia by Ohannes Kurkdjian. 20.2 x 26.7 cm.; 1 albumen studio portrait of an Indonesian woman by an unknown photographer. 21.8 x 17.6 cm.

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Creators:
Ravnitzky, Michael
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0483A
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Postcards, arranged by geographical area or by the subjects. Collection includes two boxes of "GoCards" (freely distributed commercial postcards) as well.

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Creators:
Patterson, Verna G. ((Mrs. Curtis B.))
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1901-1917
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 16 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0106
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes several turn of the century favorites, predominantly consisting of Buster Brown comics but containing other examples as well.

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