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National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)
Dates:
circa 1880-circa 1970
Size:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0200
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of postcards gathered by Dr. Victor A. Blenkle, a twentieth century physician. The postcards primarily concern geographical locations and landmarks in the United States and Western Europe, but also include materials from six other continents.

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Tanaka, Peter, Dr.
Tsukamoto, Mary
McGovern, Melvin
Nitta, Eugene T.
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Dates:
1900s-1993
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0305
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is an assortment of souvenirs and memorabilia, which have survived the years since World War II. Many of them, Christmas cards, high school graduation programs, notes to friends, snapshots, and photographic prints in the form of dance programs reflect the interests and concerns of all teenagers. There are camp newsletters and Japan...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Sports, Entertainment and Leisure
Bartel, Jean
Dates:
1943-1970, undated
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0902
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of Jean Bartel during the Miss America Pageant in 1943 and her activities during her reign.

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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1840s-circa 2015
1840s-circa 2015
Size:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0311
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanisms
Tainter, Charles Sumner, 1854-1940
Hartsook Studio (San Diego, Calif.)
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Dates:
1878-1937
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0124
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Charles Sumner Tainter has been recognized as the father of the talking machine, and much of the material in this collection represents his experimental work on the graphophone. Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, and Tainter established the Volta Laboratory Association in 1881. This collection presents a comprehensive picture of the early development of the phonograph and Tainter's substantial contributions to the project.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
United States Fish Commission
Dates:
1871-1892
Size:
4.66 Cubic feet (20 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0256
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Most of the collection consists of drawings, both pen and ink and pencil, photoengravings and photographs and blueprints of fish, fishermen, fishing gear, nets, traps, seines, fishing vessels both small and large, and fish processing. Some are identified by type, some by location; others lack specific identification. Many carry comments and direct...

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Dickerman, Nelson, 1881-1952
Urbanski, Pauline
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1880-1965.
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0542
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relating to the career and life of mining engineer Nelson Dickerman: letters, photographs, clippings and diaries kept during his mining career. Much of the material is personal, rather than professional, relating to Dickerman's family and children. Family photographs include baby books.

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Vetter, David, 1971-1984
Vetter, David J., Jr.
Vetter, Carol Ann
Texas Children's Hospital
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Dates:
1971-1986
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1133
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document David Vetter, a Texas boy with a rare disease known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. His life in a special isolation unit received widespread publicity.

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Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
White, John H., 1933-
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Dates:
1880s-1990
Size:
31.33 Cubic feet (94 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0523
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The archivist has arranged the collection into five separate series: Series 1: CAR BUILDERS, arranged alphabetically by company or individual. Series 2: EQUIPMENT - ROLLING STOCK, arranged in two sections: alphabetically by White's heading: Articles in Progress and alphabetical by type of railroad car under White's heading: Research Files for Book ...

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Templin, Roger P.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1868-1897
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0779
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Cigar/cigarette cards and cabinet photographs portraying actors (male and female) from the late 19th century. The photographs are predominantly American actors but some English and French performers are also included. Some of the more prominent persons represented are Lulu Glaser, Francis Wilson, and Georgia Cayvan, plus others listed below.

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