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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
circa 1971-1972, 1977-1978
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-099
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created by Richard H. Howland, Special Assistant to the Secretary, to study the feasibility of establishing a national furniture museum. Materials include newspaper clippings; correspondence with museums, furniture manufacturers, authorities on American furniture, and furniture trade industry; feasibility ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1973, 1977-1982
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of project files, including memoranda, blueprints, specifications, and correspondence. Museums and facilities documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle), the Silver Hill Facility (Museum Support Center), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Environmen...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1986-1987
Size:
32.48 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (17 blueprint storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents various Office of Design and Construction projects. Materials include blueprints and specifications. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: Quadrangle Building, the National Mall, National Museum of American History (formerly National Museum of History and Technology), Conservation Analytical ...

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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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Dates:
1914-1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1441
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 150 photographic negatives, 54 photographic prints, and two rolls of film negatives documenting the history of the Black and Decker Corporation, from a few years after its founding in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1910, through the 1990s.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1976-1982
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of specifications, blueprints, shop drawings, calculations, and photographs for repair projects within the buildings of the Smithsonian Institution. Buildings include the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Astrophysical ...

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Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
Sidney, Corinne Entratter
Sidney, George, 1916-2002
Dates:
1885-2002
bulk 1940-1967
Size:
54 Film reels
96 Cubic feet (288 boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0867
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

George Sidney (1916-2002) was a film director during the Golden Age of Hollywood filmmaking (1927-1954). He spent the longest period of his career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) until the 1950s. He later produced and directed films for Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He was a president of the Directors Guild of America and an avid photographer. He was the recipient of three awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar). The collection consists of photographs, photographic negatives, personal and business materials, and film. The collection also contains material created by George Sidney's uncle, George Sidney, vaudevillian and motion picture actor.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1973, 1987-1989
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Office of Design and Construction (ODC) project files, mostly for the new cafeteria annex to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Materials include correspondence, submittals, blueprints, and specifications. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: National Air and Space Museum, Arts and Indu...

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Creators:
Carvel, Tom (Thomas Andreas Carvelas), 1906-
Carvel Corporation.
Dates:
1934-1989
Size:
9 Cubic feet (24 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
12 cassette tapes
63 Video recordings
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0488
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records provide rich research material on many stories, including: American invention, enterprise, and entrepreneurship; the origins and growth of franchising; popular food and culture; the development of roadside architecture; radio and television advertising; product marketing and promotion; regional studies; and gender issues such as beauty...

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Creators:
Adler, Solomon, 1901-1989
Dates:
1916-1980
bulk 1950-1966
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1157
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document independent inventor Solomon Adler's work with sewing machine technology through correspondence, photographs, notes, drawings, sketches, patents, litigation records, and printed materials. The collection provides insight into both an independent inventor's process of invention and Japanese work culture during the post-World War II period.

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