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Dates:
circa 1900-circa 2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1127
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.

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Creators:
Binney & Smith, Inc.
Dates:
1897-1998
Size:
24 Cubic feet (64 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0624
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Binney & Smith, Inc. creators and manufacturers of Crayola crayons. Includes documentation on 20th century advertising, commercial packaging, commercial imagery, and retail merchandising: newsletters, annual reports, research and development records, color charts, advertising materials, and product information, including catalogs and price lists.

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Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Creators:
Smith, Jeff, 1939-2004
Child, Julia
Guthrie, Janet, 1938-
Edgecraft Corporation
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Dates:
1984-2004
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1382
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners.

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Creators:
Mead, Virginia Lee
Dates:
circa 1915-1970
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0555
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook, photograph album, published family book, photographic prints, and news clippings related to Virginia Mead's family.

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Ford-Deas family
Dates:
circa 1900-1969
Size:
3.42 Linear feet ((10 boxes))
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-062
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from approximately 1900-1969 and measures 3.42 linear feet, documents the lives and activities of the Ford-Deas family. The collection is comprised of black-and-white photographs, color photographs, photograph albums, clippings, correspondence, postcards, bankbooks, blankbooks, diplomas, sheet music, scrapbook, poems, sketches and drawings.

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Creators:
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993
Moody, Linda
Moody, James, 1925-2010
Dates:
1989 - 2008
Size:
14 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1405
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the life and career of musician James Moody, and includes: Moody's compositions and arrangements, including parts for various instruments; correspondence, some personal, some business; business records such as contracts, copyright and royalty statements, and tour itineraries; photographs, some personal, and some documentin...

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Creators:
Jantzen, Carl C.
Dates:
1925-1977
Size:
7 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0233
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Carl C. Jantzen and John C. Zehntbauer founded the Portland Knitting Company in 1910 as a retail store selling knitted products (i.e. sweaters, hosiery, jackets). Carl Jantzen later invented an automated circular knitting machine that allowed the company to make light-weight materials for swimsuits. In 1916, the company first used the name Jantzen as their trademark and went on to specialize in swimsuits.

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Creators:
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -
Adderly, Nat, 1931-
Wilson, Nancy, 1937-
Mbulu, Letta
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Dates:
1916-2010, undated
Size:
23.6 Cubic feet (96 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1221
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Levy's short career as a musician, his longer career as a manager, and the careers of some of his clients. The client most well represented in the collection is Nancy Wilson, with recordings, photographs, correspondence, financial statements, and contracts included. Papers relating to other clients include business records ...

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