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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1832-1966
Size:
34.05 Cubic feet (consisting of 60 boxes, 14 half boxes, 9 folders, 38 oversize folders, 12 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.PatentMedicines
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: Patent Medicines 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. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1988
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Environmental Awareness Program
Dates:
1989-1995
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-173
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Ocean Planet exhibition opened in April 1995 at the National Museum of Natural History, and is scheduled to travel in twelve cities through 1999. These records consist primarily of script drafts and reviews by Smithsonian employees, government officials, and national experts on environmental issues. The Rockefeller files contain broch...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
circa 1965-1997
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document outgoing loans for exhibition. Files are titled by organization and length of loan. Materials include object lists, correspondence, loan agreements, facilities reports, memoranda, insurance valuations, condition reports, label copy, shipping and receiving, customs documentation, crating informa...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of the Director
Dates:
1996-2009
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting fund raising; donations and loans of objects; relations with donors and other supporters of the museum and the construction of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; partnerships with other institutions and corporations; and general outreach. Records were created by Directors Donald Davenport Engen, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
Dates:
1974-1989
Size:
3.82 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (4 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-039
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of press releases and news articles pertaining to the Lecture and Seminar Program. Also included are videocassettes of "Crossroads of Continents" and photographs of different Smithsonian events across the nation and world.

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Creators:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation
Lima Railroad, Inc.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1919-1949
Size:
3 Cubic feet (17 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1180
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Service Department Records document the activity of the service and sales department of Lima Locomotive Works. Lima Locomotive Works manufactured Shay Locomotives in Lima, Ohio, from 1879 to 1980 when production ended. This collection contains cards describing the purchasing and selling of Shay Locomotives, maintenance of the locomotives, and sales calls made by the company.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1831-1937
Size:
2.76 Cubic feet (consisting of 6 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Flour
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: Flour 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:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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