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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:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1891-1959
Size:
0.72 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.5 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Concrete
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Concrete forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1965
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 623
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit contains some information on post-World War II exhibition planning at the Smithsonian. However, in the main, they document the involvement of the Office of the Director in exhibition planning at the Museum of History and Technology (MHT) from its creation in 1957 through 1965. Directors represented in this collection include ...

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Creators:
Mountain, Joseph D., 1902-1970
Dates:
1916 - 1970
Size:
1.57 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0079
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection follows Mountain's aviation career.

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Creators:
Hanson, Jon
Hamilton Watch Company.
Dates:
1931-1954
undated
Size:
11.7 Cubic feet (8 boxes including photographs and negatives)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1122
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographic prints and negatives documenting the interior operations of the Hamilton Watch Company primarily in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Assistant Director for Exhibits
Dates:
circa 1963-1986
Size:
17.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 tube box) (15 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 352
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records provide documentation of the creation and preparation of exhibits for the most important period in the history of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) - the planning, fabrication, and installation of two dozen major galleries for the new museum building, which opened in 1976. Also included is material on exhibits in the ...

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Creators:
Skelton, Betty, 1926-
Dates:
circa 1920-2005
Size:
8.21 Cubic feet (10 legal document boxes, 4 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2002.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 2002 Betty Skelton donated a collection of materials outlining her career as an aviatrix and race car driver to the National Air and Space Museum. The donated material consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Ravnitzky, Michael
Dates:
circa 1900-present
Size:
29 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0404
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains a variety of business ephemera similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. The material in the Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.

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Creators:
Kwolek, Stephanie
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1996 March 25
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0596
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of two and one half hours of original (BetaCam SP), master (BetaCam SP) and reference (viewing) copies (VHS), documenting a lecture program for children on March 25, 1996 by Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar. Kwolek discusses her invention of Kevlar as well as her background and life experiences.

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