Query: National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
William Louis Abbott collection
Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
Kloss, Charles Boden
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Dates:
1888-1919
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0228
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott. Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.

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in NAA.XXXX.0228 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Pratt, Read Corporation Records
Creators:
Nickse, Hugo
Johnson, Hanford
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
1839-1990
Size:
84 Cubic feet (106 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.

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in NMAH.AC.0320 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Dowd Harpsichord Collection
Creators:
Dowd, William R.
Dates:
1949-1997
Size:
33 Cubic feet (81 boxes, 7 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0593
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Dowd's career as a maker and scholar of harpsichords through correspondence, photographs, drawings, notes, and financial materials. The collection contains templates and drawings for harpsichords built or restored by Dowd. The collection also documents the activities of small business and its owner in Boston from 1959-1988.

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in NMAH.AC.0593 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Subject Files
Dates:
1958-1997
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Office of the Director, concerning NMAH departments, divisions, exhibitions, and special events, primarily during fiscal years 1993-1994, although some records date back to when the museum was named the National Museum of History and Technology. Directors represented …

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in Accession 99-152 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Oral history interview with Valerie Jaudon
Creators:
Jaudon, Valerie, 1945-
Berman, Avis
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22
Size:
3 Items (Sound recording, master: 3 WMA files (5 hr., 43 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.jaudon09
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Valerie Jaudon conducted 2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Jaudon's studio, in New York, N.Y.

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in AAA.jaudon09 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Charles Francis Hall Collection
Creators:
Field, Cyrus
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871
Franklin, John, 1786-1847
Royal Geographic Society.
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Dates:
1858-1871
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0702
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.

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in NMAH.AC.0702 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
The Manhattan Project Videohistory Collection
Creators:
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
29 videotapes (Reference copies). 75 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9531
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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in Record Unit 9531 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Chairman's Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of Social and Cultural History
Dates:
1975-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the chairmen of the Department of Social and Cultural History and its predecessor, the Department of Social and National History. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Claudia Brush Kidwell, Chairman, 1979-1980; Anne Castrodale Golovin, Co-chair, 1982, Acting Chairman, 1992, and …

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in Accession 06-137 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Marion O'Brien Donovan Papers
Creators:
Dodd, Sharon Donovan
Donovan, Christine
Donovan, James F. Jr., Dr.
Donovan, Marion (Marion O'Brien), 1917-1998 (inventor)
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Dates:
1949-1999
Size:
7 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0721
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and subject files about various inventors and ideas. Collection documents women inventors, American culture, 1950s-1970s, and products designed for women and the home. Donovan's papers offer a near complete invention record, including both successes and failures, as well as patent and trademark correspondence.

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in NMAH.AC.0721 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Subject Files
Dates:
1992-1998
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 03-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues, during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and general information pertaining to NMAH departments …

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in Accession 03-091 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
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