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Creators:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (74 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Creators:
Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952
Dates:
1916-1952
bulk 1928-1931
Size:
16.3 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0091
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Clement Melville Keys (1876-1952) was a financier and corporate organizer who promoted aviation through the post-World War I decade. In 1916 he came to the aid of the financially-troubled Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. and was made an unsalaried vice president. Keys accompanied the American Aviation Mission to Europe in 1919, returning to purchase a controlling interest in Curtiss in 1920. He remained president of Curtiss until the 1929 merger with Wright Aeronautical Corp. to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation, whereupon he became president of the new company. In 1931, however, Keys resigned as chairman of T&WA following a bitter struggle for control of the airline. Mental collapse followed and Keys surrendered all his remaining aviation interests and left Curtiss-Wright in 1933.

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Creators:
Hendricks, Gordon
Dates:
1895-1970
Size:
27 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0369
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Contains Gordon Hendricks's collection of clippings, correspondence, and research notes, and other professional papers related to his books and articles on motion picture history. Includes files on Edison, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, and other pioneers in motion picture inventions.

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Creators:
Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-
Dates:
circa 1943-1994 and undated
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-131
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the papers of Robert McCormick Adams (RMA), the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The papers pertain mostly to his career outside of the Smithsonian, such as his teaching career, research and fieldwork, and his affiliation with various professional societies, organizations, and institutions. Materials ...

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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E
Dates:
1946-1989
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-258
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers documenting aspects of the career of Wilcomb E. Washburn, historian and teacher of American political and cultural history. He held positions at the National Museum of American History, Division of Political History and later at the Smithsonian Institution, Office of American Studies. Much of the material ...

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Creators:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-
Dates:
1953-1997
Size:
4.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.outtjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of Human Resources
Dates:
1960-1988
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of appointment letters, curricula vitae, personnel papers, and related materials for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory No-Fee Consultants.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Grants
Dates:
1974-1983
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of grant applications, correspondence, memoranda, and project reports.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Department of Graphic Arts
Dates:
1966-1989
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 476
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files documenting exhibitions organized by the Department of Prints and Drawings and the Department of Graphic Arts, 1968-1987, under the leadership of Moser. Also included is a small amount of material left behind by curators Jacob Kainen and Janet A. Flint. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, label text, obj...

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Creators:
Columbian Institute
Dates:
1816-1841, with related papers, 1791-1800
Size:
2.61 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of records, mostly dated 1816-1830, concerning the founding and operation of the Columbian Institute by Edward Cutbush, Thomas Law, and others. Records document efforts to raise money for a building, publishing projects, and a botanical garden; and to collect natural history specimens. Also included are minutes of ...

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