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Creators:
Rockwell, David Hadley
Dates:
1980-2004, undated
Size:
3.2 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1342
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An extensive collection of advertisements, club cards, ephemera, and invitations publicizing venues and events at entertainment clubs and venues in New York City, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The materials make use of a variety of graphic arts styles.

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Creators:
Thorpe, Grace F.
Dates:
1900-2008
Size:
3.5 Linear feet
2,175 Photographic prints
166 Negatives (photographic)
27 Nitrate negatives
113 Slides (photographs)
5 Contact sheets
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.085
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Grace F. Thorpe Collection (1900-2008) includes documents, photographic prints, slides, negatives and other materials that encapsulate the breadth of Grace Thorpe's life and work as a WWII veteran, Native rights activist, and dedicated daughter, mother and family member. This includes material from her personal, military and professional life. ...

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Creators:
Black, Julian, Mrs.
Black, Julian (boxing manager)
Dates:
1935-1944
Size:
109 Volumes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0002
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of 109 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings assembled by Julian Black, manager of Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. They document Louis's career from 1935 to 1944.

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Creators:
Ailey, Alvin
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013
Dates:
1961-2004
Size:
16 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2013.245
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.

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Creators:
Robinson, Holton Duncan, 1863-1945
Dates:
1889 - 1938
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0963
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business papers, patents, and photographs of bridges documenting the work of Holton Duncan Robinson, world-renowned engineer in suspension bridge cable design and construction.

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Creators:
Holly Manufacturing Company
Worthington Corporation
Dates:
1840-1982
Size:
18 Cubic feet (54 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0916
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the products and business activities of the Worthington Corporation, its predecessors and its subsidiaries. The records focus on the products that the Worthington Corporation produced, including steam pumps, hydraulic pumps and gas engines.

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Creators:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903
Dates:
1846-1903
Size:
30 Cubic feet (61 boxes and 152 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0978
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of George S. Morison, a prominent civil engineer, specializing in railroad bridge design. The materials consist primarily of drawings and maps (linen tracings, blueprints, sketches); final bridge reports; photographs; glass plate negatives; daily diaries; correspondence; and published material documenting George S. Morison's participation on the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1898-1903.

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Creators:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Dates:
1860-1940
Size:
3.25 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1046
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs documenting the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

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Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Stone and Webster.
General Electric Company
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Dates:
1920 - 1961
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0968
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Emmet Mercury Boiler Records contains information about General Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company's development, installation, and use of William Le Roy Emmet's mercury boiler units. The mercury boiler units used mercury fluid along with steam power to improve cycle efficiency in converting coal or oil to electric power. The collection contains articles, news clippings, reports, instruction manuals, log books, data sheets, photographs, and drawings related to the experimental unit installed at Dutch Point, Connecticut, and the first commercial use of a mercury boiler at the South Meadow Station in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company
Dates:
1905-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Hales Bar Dam was built on the Tennessee River to improve river navigation and produce hydroelectric power. Construction work on the dam, which took place from 1905 to 1913, faced engineering challenges and leaks due to the broken and creviced limestone beneath the dam. The collection spans 1905-1968 and includes papers, reports, drawings and photographs related to the construction of the dam, as well as documents related to its maintenance in the decades following its completion.

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