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Creators:
Nickse, Hugo
Johnson, Hanford
Comstock, Cheney and Co.
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
1839-1990
Size:
84 Cubic feet (106 boxes, 28 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0320
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.

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Creators:
Fenton, Beatrice, 1887-1983
Dates:
1836-1984
bulk 1890-1978
Size:
9.36 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fentbeat
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Beatrice Fenton date from 1836-1984 (bulk 1890-1978) and measure 9.36 linear feet. The collection documents Fenton's career as a sculptor and art instructor, as well as her life-long friendships with artist Emily Clayton and art educator Marjorie Martinet. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence primarily with Martinet (approximately 1/2 of the collection), business records, notes and writings, scattered records of arts organizations, transcripts of interviews with Fenton, sketches and sketchbooks, a scrapbook, brochures, clippings, postcards, reproductions of artwork, and photographs of friends and family, travels, and artwork. Writings include several illustrated hand-made books of poetry by Emily Clayton.

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Creators:
Craton, Forman H., 1902-1983
Dates:
1902-1983
Size:
4.15 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0454
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Diaries and memoirs, profusely illustrated with photographs and other mementos, which describe Craton's life, education and work experience as an engineer at General Electric in minute detail, and include his comments on the culture, current events and politics of the times; and correspondence, mostly letters from Craton to his wife and to his mother.

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Creators:
Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942
Dates:
1875-1970
Size:
7.02 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kahnalbp
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect Albert Kahn date from 1875-1970, bulk 1875-1945, and measure 7.02 linear feet. Found within the papers is biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, nine sketchbooks, art work, notes and writings, two scrapbooks, printed material, photographs and photograph albums, artifacts, and motion picture film.

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Creators:
Perrot, Paul N.
Dates:
1969-1991
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-098
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a selective fragment of the total professional papers of Paul N. Perrot. They are concerned chiefly with his activities in international organizations and projects related to museums and the preservation/conservation of cultural property. The papers cover his career from Directorship in the Corning Museum, throu...

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1990-1995
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-013
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document exhibitions shown at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Materials include correspondence, notes, memoranda, checklists, prospectuses, funding proposals, lists, newspaper clippings, grants, brochures, photographs, and press releases.

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Creators:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)
Dates:
1881-1950
Size:
4.26 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.laddanna
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.26 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977
Dates:
circa 1880-1986
bulk 1935-1977
Size:
5.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.abergert
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie date from circa 1880-1986, with the bulk of the material dated 1935-1977, and measure 5.9 linear feet. Found within are biographical material; correspondence (mostly incoming letters) with friends, museums, and galleries; files for artists that interested her; writings and notes, including five journal-type notebooks; scattered personal business records; two sketchbooks by Abercrombie and additional sketches and drawings, some by others; printed material, audio recordings, one scrapbook, photographs, and estate records.

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Creators:
Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1884-1965
Size:
46 Cubic feet (150 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

While the collection is focused rather specifically on the development of television in America, including technical details, legal proceedings, marketing and advertisement, and manufacturing, it is also a rich source for the history of American advertising, work cultures, sales, and entertainment. There is also information about radio, mostly in p...

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Creators:
Hindle, Brooke
Dates:
circa 1944-1985
Size:
43 cu. ft. (43 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7363
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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