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Creators:
Brown, F.C. (Fay Cluff)
Dates:
1902 - 1964
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0693
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

F.C. Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912). Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he held and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1993-1994
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-260
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of task force reports created as part of strategic planning at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) during the tenure of Spencer R. Crew. The strategic planning process involved the creation of task forces that were charged with examining a variety of areas at NMAH : 20th century research and collecting, ...

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Creators:
Gabriel, Ronald L., 1941-2009
Dates:
circa 1912-2009
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1178
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of newslettersDodgers Line Drives, Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Club Newsletter, and Gabe-o-gram, albums of trading cards and Hall of Fame postcards, many of which have been autographed. There are also photographs of teams, individual players, and a photograph of Ronald Gabriel with Babe Ruth. There is a large scrapbook containing over 1000 autographs and several items of baseball ephemera, including placemats, magnets, scorecards, team schedules, programs, and posters.

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Creators:
Garbo (Chicago)
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, NY)
Kriegsmann, James J.
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Dates:
late 1920's-1967
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well ...

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Creators:
Mount, Wadsworth W., 1907-1985
Mount, John W.
Dates:
1920-1984
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0352
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials documenting five of Mount's numerous inventions: the solar still, a jet power burner, turnbuckles and swivel connectors for boats, the "wadnut" (a self-tightening fastener), and a method of joining industrial piping. The papers include notes on concepts, and on testing and prototypes; correspondence with patent attorneys and potential industrial users of the devices; photographs; biographical information on Mount; and a general subject file on his inventions.

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Everett Piano Company
Hammacher, Schlemmer & Company
Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
ca. 1903-1955.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0511
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertisements, catalogs, repair manuals, union materials, and technical drawings related to pianos and piano tuning (companies and organizations listed below). While providing a window into a profession that spans both science and music, this collection contains information concerning economic changes, advertising, trade associations, and technical advances.

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Creators:
Bruhl, Joseph R., 1909-
Dates:
1925-1938
Size:
1.33 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0869
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection primarily consists of photographs and a scrapbook documenting Joseph Bruhl's experiences playing with territory bands from the early 1920s through the late 1930s. There are also some materials that relate to his personal life.

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Creators:
Beall, Lester, 1903-
Dates:
1933-[circa 1967]
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1278
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the career of Lester Beall, graphic designer and commercial artist from approximately 1933-1967.

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Card, Solomon A., Jr., 1921-1975
Dates:
undated
1938 - 1975
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1260
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the career of Chaplain Solomon A. Card, Jr, a United States Army chaplain,who served tours of duty in Korea and in Vietnam. He remained in the Army for 20 years and died just three months after retiring at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Cron, Rosalind
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Piney Woods School
Moon, Dixie Hardy
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Dates:
1933-2010
bulk 1939-1946
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection focuses on the all-female, racially and ethnically diverse big band group that started in 1937 and disbanded in 1949. The collection contains news clippings, photographs, correspondence, ephemera from USO travels, and newsletters. Also included are books related to the group, as well as a tribute CD and a 33 rpm vinyl sound recording.

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