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Burpee, David, 1893-1980
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).
W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
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Dates:
circa 1873-1986
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
201 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BUR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties and marketing and selling seeds. They include accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors.

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Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.
Merriam, Eva Billings
Merriam, Billy
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.
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Dates:
1897 - 1902
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 oversized folders, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0079
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents four scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, flyers, business cards, periodical illustrations, and letterheads of vaudeville and medicine shows from 1897-1902. Also included are two audiotapes containing comments by the donors about the scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1832-1966
Size:
34.05 Cubic feet (consisting of 60 boxes, 14 half boxes, 9 folders, 38 oversize folders, 12 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.PatentMedicines
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: Patent Medicines 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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Creators:
Granatelli, Andy, 1923-2013
Granatelli, Vincent
Grancor Automotive Specialists
Hurricane Hot Rod Association
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Dates:
1940s-1990s
Size:
66 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1403
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Granatelli's lifelong involvement with automobiles, from his youth through his career as an auto industry executive, and as a racing car owner, designer and promoter. The collection consists primarily of files, photographs, scrapbooks, and drawings. Some of the earliest files relate to Grancor, a company founded by Granatel...

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Creators:
Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)
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Dates:
1800-1981
bulk 1880-1881
Size:
202 Cubic feet (179 boxes, 362 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collections consists of the records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company founded in New York City in the 1920s and The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, 1906. Both the Norcross and Rust Craft companies collected antique greeting cards. Also includes a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1930-1980. Collection represents development of the greeting card industry, social trends in the United States and technology of the printing industry from 1924 through 1978.

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American Petroleum Institute.
Dates:
1860s-1980s
bulk 1955-1990
Size:
45 Cubic feet (122 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0711
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection includes historic photographs, slides and films on subjects relating to all aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, refineries, tankers, pipelines, automobiles, trucks, aviation, refueling, buildings, coal, gasification, plants, mining, surface mining, fields, land reclamation, coastal zone management, corporate public service, educational programs, crude oil, deepwater ports, and watercraft It also documents numerous products other than gasoline produced by the petroleum industry, such as propane, lubricants, heating oil, and plastics.

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Creators:
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Dates:
1981-1993
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) was created in 1985. It is a multidisciplinary organization, including persons within the fields of anthropology, zoology, botany, geology, paleontology, and others who are interested in the development and preservation of natural history collections. These records documen...

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Creators:
Winans, David R.
Dates:
1919-1941
Size:
0.68 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This material contains what appears to be a small group of the research gathered for this project, including photographs, articles, correspondence and research notes on the following oil companies: Standard Oil of New Jersey; Humble Oil and Refining Company; Andian National Pipeline; Esso/Exxon; Imperial Oil Limited; Standard Oil of Louisiana; Cali...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1544-1988
Size:
1,108 Cubic feet (consisting of approximately 2,050 of boxes, approximately 336 oversize boxes, map case material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. Series 1 is organized into two sub-groups. The first is divided into 468 subject categories. The second sub-group is divided into 68 geographical categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

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Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
J.B. Simpson, Inc.
Steen, Enoch
Steen, Richard (merchant)
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Dates:
1888-1972
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0206
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Enoch Steen was born in Norway in 1888. His family moved to the United States and settled in Minnesota in 1890. In 1913 he began working with Meyer & Company, a tailor-to-trade business in Chicago. This company had acquired the American Woolen Mills Company from Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1900. Meyer & Company also sold clothes under the names of Paragon Tailoring Company and the Lincoln Trading Company. Steen's principal duties were sales and advertising.

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