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Creators:
Ritter, Richard Q.
Williams, Jan, 1952-
Byrd, Joan Falconer
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
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Dates:
2005 August 2
Size:
93 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.ritter05
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Richard Ritter and his wife Jan Williams conducted 2005 August 2, by Joan Falconer Byrd, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Ritter Glass Studio, in Bakersville, N.C.

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Creators:
Center for Advertising History
Dates:
circa 1984-1994
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting activities of the Center for Advertising History (CAH) in the preservation of advertising history in the United States, primarily through the acquisition of information relating to advertising and projects such as oral history interviews and public seminars. The records consist of correspondence ...

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Creators:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Waring, Frank H., 1925-
Dates:
1912-1997
Size:
4 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0895
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents transportation analyst, consultant and planner Frank H. Waring and his consulting firm The Waring Group, Inc.

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DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1833-1987, undated
Size:
9 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S17
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 17, The Human Condition--Physical, Mental, Behavioral contains approximately 1,000 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards the human condition in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Creators:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013
Dates:
1875 - 2004
Size:
120 Cubic feet (295 boxes )
2,000 Photographs
450 cassette tapes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0078
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is the result of research conducted by Dr. Alixa Naff relating to the study of the early Arab immigrant experience in the United States from about 1880-World War II. The study began with oral history interviews in 1962 and became a major project in 1980 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It documents the assimilation of Arabic speaking immigrants in the United States.

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Hobbs, Horton H. (Horton Holcombe), 1914-1994
Dates:
1935-1993, with related material from 1900-1906
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7469
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitzed with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar.
Dates:
1998-2012
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by the Office of Registrar. The records relate their work in managing the loan of museum collection items for permanent and traveling exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, facility reports, condition reports, loan agreements, images, schedules, object ...

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Creators:
Joseph Henry Papers Project
Dates:
1960-2008
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-217
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence with depositories from which the Joseph Henry Papers Project requested documents relating to Joseph Henry, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1878. The Joseph Henry Papers Project was part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Institutional History Division. Materials also include l...

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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:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, 1886-1972
Dates:
1934-1972
Size:
61.03 Linear feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0166
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel Cutler Freeman was an amateur Seminole specialist and research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. Her papers also reflect field work among the Arapaho, Shoshoni, Navaho, Pueblo, Hopi, Kickapoo, and people of the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Haiti, and the music and chants of Africa, including those of the Maasai, Zulu, and Pygmies. A small amount of material relates to the Hoover Commission on Indian Affairs, of which Freeman was a member. Correspondents include several Seminole Indians and government officials, personal acquaintances, organizations, and associates of the American Museum of Natural History.

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