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Creators:
DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company
Dates:
1939-1977
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0007
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.

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Creators:
Salem China Company
American Limoges China Co.
Sebring Pottery Company
Crescent China Company
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Dates:
1930s-1981
Size:
10.15 Cubic feet (26 boxes, 9 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0325
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes records of the Salem China Company relating to the administration of the company, its sales and art department, and other material relating to plant operations prior to 1960, when the company ceased manufacturing and became a distributor only. Includes photographs of various promotions, Salem China patterns, factory buildings, sales staff, show rooms, etc. as well as extensive advertising material of the Salem China Co. and its competitors. Another series contains blueprints and drawings of the Salem China Company's plant and equipment. Another series contains bulletins issued by the Associated Industries of Cleveland from 1977 to 1981.

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Creators:
King, Horatio B.
Dates:
1853
Size:
1 Copy print
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81-11
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copy print of a daguerreotype depicting Seth Eastman seated on an inscribed rock, Dighton Rock, in Massachusetts on July 7, 1853.

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Creators:
Wilkinson, Walter Gandy, 1917-
Bird, William L.
Wilkinson, J. Walter (commercial artist)
Dates:
ca. 1932-1935, 1940-1964, 1985-1987.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0116
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Originals and copy photographs of advertisements and other commercial art work, original sketches, materials documenting a mechanical drafting instrument patented by the WIlkinson and his son, Walter G. Wilkinson, and a scrapbook of clippings, photographs, awards, and other materials documenting the Wilkinsons' careers. Also included are audiocasse...

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Creators:
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Magdoff, Sam
Piette, Andre, 1934-1984 (ceramic designer, artist)
Dates:
1954-1979
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0129
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.

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Creators:
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928
Dates:
1908-1909
Size:
154 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.64
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker to document the "vanishing" way of life for Native Americans during 1908-1913. The photographs were made by Joseph Kossuth Dixon and largely depict northern Plains tribes, including Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, and Dakota. These large bromide prints form a set of presentation photographs and apparently s...

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Creators:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)
National Cotton Council
Dates:
1939-1994
Size:
38 Cubic feet (90 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1176
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Maid of Cotton (MOC) beauty pageant was sponsored by the National Cotton Council, Memphis Cotton Carnival, and the Cotton Exchanges of Memphis, New York, and New Orleans from 1939-1993. The contest was held annually in Memphis, Tennessee until the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International moved to Dallas, Texas. Beginning with the 1985 pageant (held December 1984) the competition was held in Dallas. The pageant was discontinued in 1993 due to lack of funds, a sponsor, and changes in marketing strategies. The records include files on contestants, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Timken Roller Bearing Company
Pauly, Frank G.
United States. Bureau of Mines
Dates:
1925-1957
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0380
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily technical papers by Timken engineers, presented in journals and meetings of professional societies. The papers concern the use of Timken roller bearings and other products in locomotives and other rolling stock on U.S. railroads and rapid transit systems. Also articles from trade magazines and brochures advertising Timken products, and a ...

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Creators:
Scott Brown, Denise, 1931-
Reed, Peter
Dates:
1990 October 25-1991 November 9
Size:
188 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.scottb90
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Denise Scott Brown conducted 1990 October 25-1991 November 9, by Peter Reed, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Kingsford, Katherine
Dates:
circa 1904-1914
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1040
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of photographs of Panama and the Panama Canal, circa 1904-1914.

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