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Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Sawyer, William D.
Dates:
1988
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1329
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a manuscript history of the Corliss Engine written by William Sawyer. The documents include text with written edits and illustrations.

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Creators:
Vernon, Victor
Dates:
1903-1948
bulk 1915-1920
Size:
0.71 Cubic feet (2 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0221
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Victor Vernon was an aviation pioneer, flight instructor, U. S. Navy aviator, and airline executive. This collection consists of three scrapbooks that chronicle Vernon's aviation career.

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Creators:
Lukens, Glen
Dates:
1920-1983
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lukeglen
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of ceramicist Glen Lukens measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1983. The bulk of the papers consist of letters from Lukens to family members, and other correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues. Notably, letters describe Lukens' time working in Haiti to establish a ceramic industry, his views on United States involvement in World War II, and the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. Also found are biographical materials, scattered writings and notes on ceramics and other subjects, printed materials, and photographs.

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Creators:
Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc.
Zink, Philip G.
Zink, Scott
Dates:
circa 1920s-2001
Size:
15 Cubic feet (44 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0777
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents trailer park life, particularly the Ryder Mobile Homes Park founded by Ralph Ryder in New Haven, Connecticut in 1930.

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Creators:
Diamond, Freda, 1905-
Dates:
1945-1998
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 4 folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0616
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials relating to Diamond's career as an industrial designer, including various client files (especially Libbey Glass) containing photographs, designs, sketches, and other papers; articles by and about Diamond; magazines; awards; and a scrapbook.

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Creators:
Hagan, Henry
Hagan Brothers Carriage and Wagonmakers (Frederick, Md.).
Carmen D. Valentino, American Historical Manuscripts.
Hagan, Charles
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Dates:
1882-1903
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 21 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1154
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1882, brothers Charles and Henry Hagan established a carriage, coach, and wagon business in Frederick, Maryland. This collection represents approximately two decades of business transactions through 21 volumes of daybooks and ledgers.

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Creators:
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020
Fisch, Arline M.
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2004 February 6-8
Size:
78 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.larsen04
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Jack Lenor Larsen conducted 2004 February 6-8, by Arline M. Fisch, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Longhouse, East Hampton, N.Y.

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Creators:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985
Dates:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Size:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1174
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1944-1967
Size:
0.23 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Manpower
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Manpower forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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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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