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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Washington Society of Engineers
Remington, Charles E.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1905-1985
bulk 1930-1979
Size:
13.1 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0972
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Washington Society of Engineers was founded in 1905 with the objective to advance engineering knowledge and maintain a high professional standard among members. Membership was open to all individuals who were actively engaged in any branch of the engineering profession. The records contain membership records, meeting minutes and reports, financial records, correspondence, projects and events details, as well as research documents.

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Northern States Power Company
Hooks, Benjamin, Dr.
Xcel Energy
Reddy Communications, Inc.
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Dates:
1926-1999
Size:
30 Cubic feet (119 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0913
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the development and use of Reddy Kilowatt, a cartoon figure trademark created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins, Sr. More than 150 investor-owned electric utilities in the United States and at least twelve foreign countries licensed the use of the Reddy Kilowatt trademark. The records include a wide range of textual and visual materials and sound and moving image recordings.

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Creators:
McLaughlin, John, 1898-
Dates:
1922-1979
bulk 1936-1976
Size:
3.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mclajohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Southern California art dealer and abstract painter John McLaughlin measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1922 to 1979. The collection documents John McLaughlin's personal life and career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, Tamarind Lithography fellowship files, scattered personal business records, printed materials, artwork, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. and Paula Cooper Gallery
Dates:
1961-2006
Size:
50 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.parkplag
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the New York artist-cooperative Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. and the Soho contemporary art gallery Paula Cooper Gallery measure 50 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1961 to 2006. The collection documents the founding of the Park Place Gallery and its artists through correspondence, artists' files, photographic materials, financial records, printed and digital materials, and scattered business records. The bulk of the collection is Paula Cooper Gallery records; nearly two-thirds of which are artists' files containing a variety of materials such as correspondence, printed materials, and photographic materials. Also found is additional business correspondence, business records, financial records, and printed materials for Paula Cooper Gallery, as well as a handful of records from Paula Johnson Gallery.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Associate Director for Administrative and Automation Services
Dates:
1995-1999
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-075
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials created by Richard J. Nicastro that document his role as Budget Director for the National Museum of American History (NMAH), primarily during fiscal years 1997-1998. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to personnel actions; federal and trust budget allotments; funding for NMAH ...

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Creators:
Presser, Josef, 1906-1967
Dates:
1913-1980
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.presjose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painters and teachers Josef Presser and Presser's wife Agnes Hart measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1980, with the bulk of the material from 1940 to 1980. The collection documents their personal and professional lives as artists and educators and consists of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, teaching files, printed material, and scattered photographs. The collection also includes writings, personal business records, and artwork by Presser.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of the Associate Director for Administrative and Automation Services
Dates:
1985-1999
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-225
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Richard J. Nicastro and document his role as Budget Director for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) primarily in fiscal years 1997-1999. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to personnel actions; federal and trust fund allotments; royalty distributions; ...

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Creators:
Harper, Marion, 1916-1989 (advertising executive)
Dates:
circa 1911-1990, undated
Size:
27 Cubic feet (51 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0394
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Notes, clippings, published and unpublished manuscripts on business and marketing; but primarily personal materials.

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Creators:
Jones, Caroline Robinson, 1942-2001 (advertising executive)
Dates:
1942 - 1996
Size:
15 sound tape reels
4 motion picture films
54 Cubic feet (127 boxes; one oversize folder)
129 video recordings
70 cassette tapes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0552
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Caroline R. Jones (1942-2001), an African-American advertising executive, worked for a number of prominent New York ad agencies and and founded her own firm in 1986. She is best known for her work in assisting clients in marketing to minority consumers. The collection includes client files, print advertisements, and radio and television commercials created for a wide range of commercial and public service campaigns.

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Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.

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