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Creators:
Northern States Power Company
Hooks, Benjamin, Dr.
Xcel Energy
Reddy Communications, Inc.
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Dates:
1926-1999
Size:
30 Cubic feet (119 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0913
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development and use of Reddy Kilowatt, a cartoon figure trademark created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Sr. More than 150 investor-owned electric utilities in the United States and at least twelve foreign countries licensed the use of the Reddy Kilowatt trademark. The records include a wide range of textual and visual materials and sound and moving image recordings.

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Creators:
Rosen, Judith B.
Reiss, Linda A.
Leeds, Pamela B.
Friedman, Robert A.
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Dates:
1915-2000
Size:
8 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0769
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the development of the flexible drinking straw, Friedman's manufacturing company, and Friedman's other inventions, such as an ice cream scoop, fountain pens, and household appliances.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1777-1965
Size:
10.22 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 2 folders, 9 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (2 full, 1 partial.))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Steamboats
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: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
1986-1988
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums and documents dealings with various other Smithsonian Institution administrative offices, museums, and related organizations such as the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the White House Historical ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-054
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of newspaper clippings about Smithsonian Institution museums, curators, exhibitions, and events.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
FY 1995-FY 2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting design, printing, repair, and construction projects performed by the Office of Exhibits Central for museums and units, including the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; the Office of the Secretary; the National Museum of Natural History; the National Museum of American History; ...

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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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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Public Information Office
Dates:
1971-1985
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-024
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of press releases, and correspondence and memoranda with museum staff and non-museum personnel concerning development of special public relations activities and exhibitions.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Dates:
1991-2004
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-160
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the administration and management of the Office of Exhibits Central by Director Michael A. Headley (1995- ). In particular, the records document projects, safety, relations with other units, and a museum training program in Ghana. Some materials were created by Headley prior to his promotion to ...

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Creators:
Stapleton, Jean, 1923-2013
Dates:
1906-2014, undated
Size:
10 Cubic feet (35 boxes, 4 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1424
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the personal life and professional career of American theatre and film actor Jean Stapleton.

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