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Creators:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005
Dates:
1859-2011, undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1225
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.

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Creators:
Woodland, N. Joseph, 1921-2012
Dates:
1943-2012
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1433
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of N. Joseph Woodland, who, along with Bernard Silver, invented and developed the bar code.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1893-1969
Size:
2.96 Cubic feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 8 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Motion
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: Motion Pictures 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:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1831-1937
Size:
2.76 Cubic feet (consisting of 6 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Flour
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: Flour 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:
Henderson, Vanessa
Mericle, Virginia
Dates:
1960 - 1999
Size:
10 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1212
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over four thousand menus from American and international restaurants documenting the marketing and sale of food outside of the home to consumers around the world.

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Creators:
DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company
Dates:
1939-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.

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Creators:
Brown and Williamson.
Johnson, Virgil
American Tobacco Company.
Benson and Hedges.
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Dates:
circa 1890-1997
Size:
25 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0645
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

As a teenager, Virgil Johnson [b.1918] became interested in the designs and symbols on cigarette packs like "Black Cat" and "White Roll", and he began actively collecting in the 1930s. His interest intensified during the 1940s when he was stationed in North Africa and across the Mediterranean region as a photographer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson collected cigarette packs for over fifty years, and was a member of the Cigarette Pack Collector's Association. Approximately 6000 cigarette packages, foreign and American, arranged in 24 albums. Manufacturers include names such as those shown below.

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Creators:
Fox Movie Flash
Selle, Joseph, 1906-1988
Rose, Bob
Dates:
circa 1930-1975
bulk 1945-1975
Size:
4 Cubic feet ((6 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0853
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the professional activities of Joseph Selle (1906-1988), a photographer and proprietor of Fox Movie Flash, a street photography business in San Francisco, California. There are a few documents relating to Selle's personal life, but the bulk of the papers relate to his street photography business. Most of the documents date from between 1945 and 1975 and include insurance papers, correspondence, legal documents, receipts, tax records, cashbooks, employment applications, newspaper clippings, licenses and permits, payroll materials, and bank statements, as well as samples of photographs from the business.

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Creators:
Bartley Crucible and Refractories Co.
Dates:
1909-1972
Size:
1.8 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 12 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0348
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is arranged into three series. Series 1: Series 2: Series 3:

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Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
11 videotapes.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9577
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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