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Creators:
North American Water and Power Alliance.
Ralph M. Parsons Corporation (Pasadena, Calif.)
Dates:
1964-1990
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1052
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains executive reports, promotional material, correspondence, articles and publications documenting the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA), which was a large-scale, transcontinental water transfer plan designed by the Ralph M. Parsons Corporation in 1964.

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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:
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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Creators:
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987
Dates:
1896-1987
Size:
8.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 11 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.labaluci
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, photographs, exhibition materials, scrapbooks, journals, printed matter, essays, gallery records and other business records, and miscellaneous papers.

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Creators:
Muller, Robert O., 1911-2003
Dates:
1930-1997
Size:
7.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A2003.14
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Personal papers of Robert O. Muller, a Connecticut-based art dealer and collector who, over the course of seventy years, assembled one of the world's finest collections of Japanese prints from the late 1860s through the 1940s. The papers include Muller's correspondence relating to Japanese art, files relating to his and his wife's 1940 honeymoon in Japan during which he forged many contacts with Japanese artists and art dealers and purchased thousands of prints, subject files, catalogs, business transactions, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes and drafts for a planned book.

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Creators:
J&B Manufacturing Company.
Huldah's Brook, Inc.
Dates:
1903-1924.
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0563
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting J&B's manufacture and marketing of automobile parts to car dealers, jobbers and small retailers; correspondence, information on the supply of auto parts to Latin America, reports from jobbers, and information on parts developed and patented by J&B; information on the company itself, including documentation on factory floor operat...

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Creators:
Hood, Raymond Mathewson, 1881-1934
Dates:
1903-1931
Size:
1.1 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 2 reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.hoodraym
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence and drawings.

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Creators:
Barrett, Oliver O'Connor, b. 1908
Dates:
1930-1980
Size:
0.5 Linear feet ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.barroliv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, art works, writings, photographs, printed material, and business records document Barrett's sculpture and life.

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Creators:
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953
Dates:
1913-1951
Size:
0.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.stermari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Exhibition catalogs and announcements; scrapbooks; and correspondence.

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Creators:
Castleman, Riva
Dates:
1871
1930-2013
Size:
10.6 Linear feet
7.83 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.castriva
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator Riva Castleman measure 10.6 linear feet and 7.83 GB, and date from 1930-2013 with one printed item dating from 1871. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence including mail art, writing project files, notebooks, interviews, project files, printed material, photographic material, and artwork. The collection richly documents Castleman's writing and research process and contains dozens of manuscripts for books, catalogs, and essays, as well as related correspondence and research including audio interviews and sound recordings. Several of Castleman's books about contemporary printmaking, such as Prints of the 20th Century (1976) and American Impressions (1985), are extensively documented, as are many of the catalogs she produced to accompany Museum of Modern Art exhibitions, including Jasper Johns: A Print Retrospective (1987) and The Prints of Andy Warhol (1990). Some records are in born-digital form including correspondence, manuscript drafts, and audio conversations with Tatyana Grosman. Other interviews are on sound cassettes.

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