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Creators:
Automatic Button Company.
American Pearl Button Company.
Claus Schmarje Button Company.
Barry Manufacturing Company.
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Dates:
1898 - 1993
Size:
13 Cubic feet (55 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0504
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies from primarily 1925 to the 1960s.

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Creators:
Wilmerding, John
Lyon, Christopher
Dates:
2018 March 19-20
Size:
7 Items (sound files (6 hr., 12 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
82 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.wilmer18
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with John Wilmerding conducted 2018 March 19-20, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Wilmerding's home in New York, New York.

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Busignies, Henri Gaston, 1905-1981 (electronic/communications engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1905-1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0098
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.

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New York University
Arthur, James, 1842-1912 ((machine shop owner))
Dates:
1743-1967.
Size:
15 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0130
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records contain material on the Arthur collection of clocks and watches. Includes publications, inventories, manuscripts, reports, photographs, advertisements, catalogues, newspaper clippings, patents, and business records; correspondence files of NYU curators concerning the administration of the collection; a watch record book of sales of Ez...

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Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1970-1983
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the exhibitions Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen; Design Is . . .; and Craft Multiples. Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen was the major inaugural exhibition at the Renwick Gallery and was on display from January 28 - July 19, 1972. I...

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Creators:
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-
Kirwin, Liza
Dates:
1991 February 13- April 24
Size:
54 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.demont91
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Claudia DeMonte conducted 1991 February 13-1991 April 24, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art.

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Andre, Carl, 1935-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1972 September
Size:
68 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.andre72sep
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Carl Andre conducted 1972 September, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Andre speaks of his family and education at Phillips Andover Academy and Kenyon College and classes with Patrick and Maud Morgan. He discusses his interest in Brancusi; Ezra Pound as a critic of sculpture; the relationship between painting, sculptu...

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Creators:
Solomon, Richard, 1934-
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-
Dates:
2015 October 25- 29
Size:
4 Items (Sound recording, master: 4 sound files (4 hrs., 27 min.), digital, wav)
98 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.solomo15
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Richard (Dick) Solomon, conducted 26 and 29 October 2015, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Bridgewater, Herbert Ford, 1908-1970
Bridgewater, Leon Archibald, 1905-1968
Harrell, Charles Henry, 1878-1948
Harrell, Mary Bridgewater, 1893-1981
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Dates:
1880-2017
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Size:
21 Cubic feet (64 document boxes, one oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1385
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and photographs documenting the lives and descendants of Samuel and Mamie Anderson Bridgewater of Helena, Montana.

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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