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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (869 boxes and 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1865-1896
undated
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (consisting of 5 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Corsets
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: Corsets 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:
Smith, Walker R., 1910-
Dates:
circa 1936-1991
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
100 Photographic prints (11" x 14", 8" x 10", 6" x 11", 4" x 10", 5"x 7", 4" x 5", and smaller.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0446
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of the rural Maryland village of Doubs and environs; subjects include trains and railroad subjects, farming activities, grocery stores, people at work and play, etc.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget
Dates:
1977-1994
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the operations of the Office of Planning, Management and Budget. Materials include numerous Smithsonian Directives and the discussions which led up to the issuance of each; and subject files documenting the formulation and execution of the Smithsonian's federal and trust budgets. Subject fi...

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Creators:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993
Dates:
circa 1951-1985
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-026
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of papers created by F. Raymond Fosberg while with the International Biological Programs (1960s), the National Research Council (1960s), the Smithsonian Institution as Special Advisor for Tropical Biology (1970s), and the U.S. Geological Survey (1950s). Papers also include personal files, with dates circa 1960-1985, ...

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Creators:
National Science Resources Center, Dept. of Communications and Publications
Dates:
1988-2001, 2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of permissions and releases allowing children, teachers, and other individuals who participate in National Science Resources Center (NSRC) activities, events, and programs to be filmed, photographed, and/or recorded for use in NSRC publications and/or special media productions. Primarily collected from elementary and mi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1979-1995 and undated
Size:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-103
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes and some audiotapes, chiefly Public Service Announcements (PSAs) organized by the Office of Public Affairs, which are duplicate or master copies. The audiotapes are all reel-to-reel, whereas the videotapes vary from VHS to 3/4-inch to Beta. Included are PSAs with celebrities such as Gregory Peck, Sandy Du...

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Creators:
Garner, Richard Lynch, 1848-1920
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1891-1941
Size:
2 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0243
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Many facets of Richard Lynch Garner's life and work as an early animal behaviorist observing primates in Africa are represented in these papers. Other than a few notebooks of poems and manuscripts of books Garner had published before he began his study of apes and monkeys, there is little material that reflects his personal life or his work before about 1890. These papers, covering the period of 1891 to 1941, contain a diary, correspondence, articles written for magazines, manuscripts, poetry, notes, data collected on chimpanzees, financial records, legal records, maps, biographical material, artwork, and photographs.

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Creators:
Automatic Button Company.
American Pearl Button Company.
Claus Schmarje Button Company.
Barry Manufacturing Company.
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Dates:
1898 - 1993
Size:
13 Cubic feet (55 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0504
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies from primarily 1925 to the 1960s.

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Creators:
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Sharpe, Weiss and Company
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1856-1889
Size:
4.75 Cubic feet (13 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0399
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Invoices and letters from merchants and manufacturers with whom Sharpe, Weiss and Company, and their successors, did business; and two reels of microfilm of Sharpe and Weiss's account books.

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