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Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Sparnon, Arabella S.
Sparnon, Kenneth H., 1895-1972
Dates:
1912-1961
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Kenneth Sparnon, entertainer, musician and arranger was also an orchestra leader and musical director of radio station WSYR in Syracuse and WHEC in Rochester, New York. This collection includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs of himself and other performers, advertising, programs, some correspondence, and broadcast transcriptions (acetate).

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Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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Creators:
Mitchell, Fred, 1923-
Dates:
1938-2007
Size:
14.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mitcfred
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Fred Mitchell, 1938-2007, measure 14.3 linear feet. Correspondence, writings, 29 diaries, and subject files, document his personal life and career as a painter and educator in New York City. The papers also include biographical materials, artwork, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Jefferson, Yvonne Runtz
Jefferson, Maceo
Cargill, Thomas
Cargill, Darlene Johnson
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Dates:
1800s-1974
Size:
8 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1370
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the life and career of jazz musician, arranger, songwriter, and bandleader Maceo Jefferson. It includes biographical documents such as birth and marriaige certificates and passports; letters, mostly relating to the music business and including carbon copies of letters sent by Jefferson; photographs, many inscribed, includin...

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Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company
Dates:
1848-1946
bulk 1890-1929
Size:
8 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1060
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, bridge construction and condition reports, financial records, and other materials created by or concerning the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company (NFSB). The main focus of the collection is company administration and the daily operation of a series of bridges connecting the U.S. and Canada over the Niagara Gorge.

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Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Creators:
Davis, Luther
Davis, Joan Bassie
Dates:
1916-2007, undated
bulk 1936-2007
Size:
14 Cubic feet (40 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1148
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Luther Davis (1916-2008) was an awarding winning writer, playwright and screenwriter. He won a Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award in 1954 for the musical Kismet. He was the playwright for Lady in a Cage, and Grand Hotel and many other productions.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1968-1993, with related records from 1956
Size:
66 cu. ft. (66 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 481
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the planning, development, and installation of exhibitions by the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). Included are biographical and bibliographical research files on artists; correspondence with museums, galleries, and artists concerning loan of artwork; loan reports; ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1959-1993
Size:
40 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 96-021
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of architectural blueprints of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), mostly of its interior, plus original exhibition floor plans of the Museum. Some of the floor plans date as early as 1959, when exhibition halls were being conceived for what was then called the Museum of History and Technology. The floo...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1980-1993
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the work of Judith K. Zilczer in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's (HMSG) Department of Painting and Sculpture, as Historian, Associate Curator of Painting, and acting Chief Curator. The records include Zilczer's exhibition files, correspondence and memoranda, research files and professional activities files. ...

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