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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Dates:
1817-1851
1869-2006
Size:
270 Cubic feet (1169 boxes )
7 Film reels
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0059
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of records documenting one of the oldest advertising agencies created in Philadelphia. The company then moves to New York and expanses to international markets. During its history NW Ayer & Sons acquires a number of other advertising agencies and is eventually purchased. The largest portion of the collection is print advertisements but also includes radio and television. NW Ayer is known for some of the slogans created for major American companies.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director
Dates:
1912-1965
Size:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 312
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 312 was transferred from the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Archives to the Smithsonian Institution Archives in October 1984. The NMAA Archives, which was created in January 1975, and located in the Fine Arts and Portrait Gallery Building, came under the daily administration of the NMAA, with technical supervision and ...

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Creators:
Sardino, Robert C.
Dates:
1914-1981, undated
Size:
2.1 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1471
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of motion picture exhibition ephemera (lantern slides, publicity photographs, and paper) saved by Robert L. Sardino during his years working in motion picture theaters in Syracuse, New York.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
14.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for the Study of Man
Stanley, Samuel Leonard
White, Wes
Dates:
1966-1982 (a few earlier)
Size:
80.72 Linear feet (191 boxes and 32 audio reels)
Collection ID:
NAA.1980-10
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Center for the Study of Man (CSM) was a bureau level division of the Smithsonian Institution. These records were maintained by the Program Coordinator, Samuel L. Stanley, and include correspondence, scholarly papers, transcripts, administrative materials, photgraphs, and audio recordings. The materials relate to conferences and programs in which CSM took part.

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Creators:
Grepke, Donald, 1932-
Grepke, Carolyn, 1937-1995
Dates:
circa 1880-1998
Size:
70 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0752
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of paper dolls dating from circa 1880 to 1998.

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Creators:
Cornell, Joseph
Dates:
1804-1986
bulk 1939-1972
Size:
24.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.cornjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) measure approximately 24.9 linear feet and date from 1804 to 1986 with the bulk of the material dating from 1939-1972. The collection documents the life, work, interests, and creative activities of the self-taught artist, who was best known for his shadow box constructions, assemblages, and collages. Papers include correspondence, diaries, source material, notes, writings, photographs, printed material, two- and three-dimensional ephemera, art works, and books, as well as a limited amount of legal and financial records, and some miscellaneous personal and family papers. The collection also includes the papers of his sister, Betty Cornell Benton, relating to the handling of Cornell's estate and the personal papers of his brother, Robert Cornell.

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Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Creators:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)
Dates:
1663-2004
Size:
6,500 Items (estimated)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.

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Creators:
Garland, Ed
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007
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Dates:
1880 - 2010
Size:
42.5 Cubic feet (110 boxes, 12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1222
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Floyd Levin was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. The collection consists of research materials including biographical files. In addition, there are numerous photographs that were taken and collected by Levin.

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