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Dates:
2003-2004
Size:
37 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9616
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Kost, William Elvidge
Kost, William Cassell, (farmer), 1917-1989
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dates:
1939-1989
Size:
17.66 Cubic feet (53 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0481
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of the Kost family farm, Vermont, Illinois. The farm consisted of 120 acres where small grains, hay, and cattle were raised.

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Creators:
Shearer, Walter
Dates:
1948-1973
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0347
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Pamphlets published by the General Motors Company, covering a wide variety of topics, including business and industry, economics, household tips, politics, safety, and self-improvement. There are also a number of pamphlets about General Motors itself. Many of these pamphlets also serve as corporate propaganda.

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Imperial Glass Company.
Corning Museum of Glass.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Ceramics and Glass
Lancaster Colony Corporation.
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Dates:
1909-1940
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box, 29 microfiche sheets)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0105
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into two series, Catalogs and Photographs, on fifty nine (59) microfiche sheets. These are photographic reproductions of catalogs of Imperial Glass Products from 1909 to 1912 and of several photographs showing Imperial Glass Company products, their stock numbers and rulers indicating size. Some of these photos are hand ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Transportation
Dates:
1946-1985
Size:
15.51 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 528
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of curator's day journals, 1946-1956; a manuscript copy, Wheels and Wheeling: The Smithsonian Cycle Collection, 1974; and administrative files of the Division of Transportation concerning such matters as gifts and grants, annual budgets, minutes of meetings, publications, and historical inquiries regarding objects. A...

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Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History
Dates:
1948-1993
Size:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gi...

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Dates:
2014-2015
Size:
6.4 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1377
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Exiles in America: Cuban Pedro Pans and Balseros was an oral history project designed to research and document the journeys and experiences of two distinct immigration/migration experiences of the Cuban diaspora. Steve Valesquez of the National Museum of American History Division of Home and Community Life conducted twelve oral history interviews 2014-2015. The project was funded by the Consortium for the American Experience.

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Morrison, James Beall, ?-1917
Reynolds, Roger
Reynolds, Allene
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
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Dates:
1869-1873
Size:
10 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0442
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ten letters from London dentists to Morrison, a dentist and inventor, discussing his improved dental engine and improved dental chair. Eight letters are from Edwin Sercombe, with one from H. S. Garrett and another from Charles S. Tomes.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of the History of Technology
Dates:
1983-2004
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities. Materials primarily include Lubar's papers on public history, museums, and material culture of technology which he presented at conferences, professional societies, associations, and the Smithsonian Institution. Also ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
Dates:
ca. 1890-1920.
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0686
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 200 lantern slides, of various scenes in America and Canada, many of them published by railroad lines, presumably to arouse tourist interest in travel by rail. New York State and California are especially emphasized. Some images depict the railroads, railroad stations and railroad equipment. One group of images is from the Nabisco factory.

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