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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1810-1980
Size:
62 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S02
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 2: Armed Forces contains circa 3,400 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the military history of the United States; there are only a handful of foreign imprints. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Dates:
1987-1990
Size:
15 videotapes (Reference copies). 23 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9536
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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Creators:
Korda, Ronald S., -1996
Korda, Catherine
Dates:
1952-1996
Size:
57 Cubic feet (259 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0545
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sports and trading cards, 1952-1996, amassed by card collector Ronald S. Korda. The sports cards are subdivided by sport. Baseball cards, (1952-1996), comprise the vast majority of the sports cards, while football (1968-1996) and hockey (1968-1996) are the two next largest subseries. There are lesser quantities of cards for basketball, and only a few each for all other sports, such as racing, skiing, etc. Non-sports cards cover a large variety of popular culture topics, including motion pictures, television programs, popular music, toys, games, cars and trucks, comics, fantasy art, and many other subjects. Some ephemeral items are also included in the collection, such as sticker albums, posters and programs

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits Design Division
Dates:
1972-2006
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-301
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design of new exhibitions for display at the National Air and Space Museum as well as updates to existing exhibitions. The majority of the records were created and maintained by William Jacobs, Exhibits Designer. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Where Next, Columbus?; Last...

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Creators:
Brooks, James, 1906-1992
Dates:
1909-2010
bulk 1930-2010
Size:
20.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.broojame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Abstract Expressionist painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park measure 18.7 linear feet and are dated 1909-2010, bulk 1930-2010. Correspondence, subject files, personal business records, printed material, and a sound recording document his painting career, interests, professional and personal activities. Also found are biographical materials, interviews, writings, and art work. The collection also includes papers of his wife, Abstract Expressionist painter Charlotte Park, regarding her painting career, personal life, activities as executor of James Brooks' estate, and some material concerning the James Brooks and Charlotte Park Brooks Foundation. There is a 1.4 linear foot addition to this collection donated in 2017 that includes 58 "week-at-a-glance" appointment books, three journals and one address/ telephone book of Charlotte Park; a hand written chronology with significant dates and notes; postcards and exhibition announcements sent to Charlotte and James; doodles; and a sketch, possibly by Don Kingman.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
October 8-13, 1980
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1980
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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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:
Robert, C. Truax, 1917-2010
Dates:
1929-2005
bulk 1980-2000
Size:
11.99 Cubic feet
12.95 Linear feet (21 Legal Size Boxes, 1 Slim Legal Size, 3 Shoe Boxes, 1 Flat Box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Robert Truax was one of the great originals of American rocketry and a major proponent and inventor of ultra-low-cost rocket engine and vehicle concepts.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
circa 1981-1983, 1994-2008
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-186
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting incoming loans for exhibitions. A small amount of material also documents the storage and organization of objects for an exhibition and the shipment of objects for traveling exhibitions. Materials include agreements, condition reports, object images, shipping documentation, correspondence, la...

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Creators:
Bendix Corporation.
Bendix Aviation Corp
Dates:
1931-1985
bulk 1931-1939
bulk 1946-1962
Size:
7.28 Cubic feet (5 records center boxes, 1 16 x 20 x 3 inch flatbox, 1 12 x 16 x 3 inch flatbox)
7.66 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1988.0115
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Bendix Corporation (1924-1983), manufacturers of devices for the automotive and aviation industries, sponsored the Bendix Trophy Race—a transcontinental speed competition for aircraft—annually from 1931-1939, then sporadically from 1946-1962. This collection includes race-related materials from the Bendix Advertising and Publicity department, along with materials from other aviation events for which Bendix was a sponsor. Approximately a third of the collection relates to the corporation's activities from circa 1960 to 1983, including military and commercial avionics and communications systems, and support for the Unites States space program, particularly the construction of Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39.

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