Query: National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869
Dates:
1865–1869
Size:
34 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M999
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the 34 rolls of microfilm described in NARA publication M999. These digital surrogates reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–69. The records consist of 32 volumes and nearly 36 feet of unbound documents. The volumes include letters, endorsements sent, and telegrams sent; special orders and circular issued; registers of letters received; registers of abandoned property; and other records. The unbound records consist primarily of letters, telegrams, issuances, reports, and contracts received.

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in NMAAHC.FB.M999 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1980-1993
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of videotapes featuring news related stories about exhibitions, special events, and curatorial activities at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Some noteworthy videotapes include television interviews with Roger G. Kennedy, former Director of NMAH; coverage of opening events for the Duke Ellington and the First …

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in Accession 95-150 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
S. Newman Darby Windsurfing Collection
Creators:
Darby, S. Newman, 1928-2016 (inventor)
Darby, Kenneth
Darby, Naomi
Dates:
1944-1998
Size:
2.65 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0625
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents S. Newman Darby's development of the sailboard, which became known as the windsurfer through sketches, mechanical drawings, plans, patent specifications, legal documents, photographs, correspondence, notebooks, clippings, periodicals, and an 8mm film.

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in NMAH.AC.0625 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Creators:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944
Dates:
1976
1863 - 1968
Size:
15 Cubic feet (49 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0005
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Leo H. Baekeland, a Belgian born chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile plastic. The papers include student notebooks; private laboratory notebooks and journals; commercial laboratory notes; diaries; patents; technical papers; biographies; newspaper clippings; maps; graphs; blueprints; account books; batch books; formula books; order books; photographs; and correspondence regarding Baekeland, 1887-1943.

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in NMAH.AC.0005 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Victor L. Ochoa Papers
Creators:
Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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in NMAH.AC.0590 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Building Files
Dates:
circa 1850-2006
Size:
59 cu. ft. (59 record storage boxes) (10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of information files, original reports and correspondence, papers and articles, and other background material on Smithsonian buildings. These records were compiled by the Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHP), research associates, and volunteers. Items in brackets describe cross-references to other materials in the collection. Buildings …

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in Accession 06-225 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Politics
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1777-1960
Size:
11.27 Cubic feet (consisting of 21 boxes, 3 folders, 72 oversize folders, 16 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Politics
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: Politics 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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Maid of Cotton Records
Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994, undated
Size:
38 Cubic feet (91 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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in NMAH.AC.1176 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Subject Files
Dates:
1981-2001
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director and the daily administration of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), as well as material concerning Smithsonian issues during the tenures of Roger G. Kennedy and Spencer R. Crew. The records primarily include correspondence, memoranda …

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in Accession 02-100 for National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History.
Dates:
circa 1983-1994 and undated
Size:
27 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-002
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of American Encounters, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary. The exhibition opened in 1992. The records primarily include the correspondence, memoranda, and research files of NMAH staff involved in the …

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