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Creators:
Ehrat, Arthur
Fleckner, John A., 1941-
Dates:
2011
1865-2005
bulk 1970-1990
Size:
10 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0907
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arthur Ehrat invented and patented a breakaway basketball rim, fashioning his prototypes from bolts, metal braces and one key part: a piece of the heavy-duty coil spring on a John Deere cultivator. His invention helped to revolutionize the way basketball is played because players could slam dunk the ball with fewer injuries and without bending the rims or breaking backboards. This collection includes correspondence, legal documents --such as patent papers, litigation files and licensing agreements --photographs and sketches that relate to the basketball invention, as well as materials regarding his two field spreader patents and other invention ideas.

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Dates:
circa 1885-1981
Size:
3.8 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Materials in this record unit were donated to the Archives by Lucile Quarry Mann and the National Zoological Park between 1977 and 1988. During 1980 and 1981, Lucile Mann narrated the 16mm motion picture on audiotape with scripts by Pamela M. Henson, Oral Historian. In 1985, the motion picture was transferred to a 3/4" videotape and the t...

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Creators:
Larsen, Jack Lenor
Dates:
1941-2003
Size:
3.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.larsjack
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Jack Lenor Larsen papers measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1941-2003. Larsen was a renowned weaver and designer, entrepreneur, and a scholar who wrote and lectured on modernist design. His career in the New York design world is documented by biographical materials, correspondence, writings by and about him, various printed materials and photographs.

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Artists Talk on Art
Dates:
circa 1974-2018
Size:
64.4 Linear feet
317.43 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.artitalk
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

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Creators:
Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)
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Dates:
1800-1981
bulk 1880-1881
Size:
202 Cubic feet (179 boxes, 362 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0058
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collections consists of the records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company founded in New York City in the 1920s and The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, 1906. Both the Norcross and Rust Craft companies collected antique greeting cards. Also includes a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1930-1980. Collection represents development of the greeting card industry, social trends in the United States and technology of the printing industry from 1924 through 1978.

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Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996
Dates:
circa 1935-1996
Size:
50 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0584
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ella Fitzgerald, often called the "First Lady of Song," was one of the 20th century's most important musical performers. The collection reflects her career and personal life through photographs, audio recordings, and manuscript materials.

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Howard Wise Gallery
Dates:
1943-1989
Size:
11.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.howawisg
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, and its predecessor the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland, Ohio, measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1943-1989. Records consist of correspondence, artist files, exhibition files, business records, writings, and video recordings that document the activities of Wise's gallery in Cleveland from 1957-1961 and, to a lesser extent, his gallery in New York City from 1960-1970. Wise's activities following the closing of the Howard Wise Gallery are also found among the correspondence, artist files, business records, writings, and video recordings.

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Creators:
Arnold Herstand & Company
Dates:
1927-1995
Size:
3.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.arnohers
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Arnold Herstand & Co. records and Arnold Herstand papers measure 3.8 linear feet and date from 1927-1995. The papers document Herstand's career as a university administrator, art dealer, and artist. The collection consists of biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; artist files of the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery; lectures and writings by Herstand; artwork by Arnold Herstand and other artists; photographs of Herstand, friends, family, and Herstand's artwork; and printed material relating to the Arnold Herstand & Co. gallery and Herstand's artistic career. Also included are video recordings.

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Creators:
Kron, Joan
Dates:
1959-1971
Size:
1.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.kronjoan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City art entrepreneur, curator, and journalist Joan Kron date from 1959 to 1971 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers include correspondence, scattered financial records, notes and writings, printed material, photographs, a sound and video recording, and project/exhibition files concerning Kron's involvement in the 1960s with the exhibtions of the Arts Council of the Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association (YM/WHA)of Philadelphia and her business, the Beautiful Bag and Box Co.

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Creators:
Procter & Gamble Company
Mars, Incorporated
Sosa, Lionel
Sosa, Bromley and Aguilar and Associates (San Antonio, Texas)
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Dates:
1981-1997
Size:
14 Cubic feet (31 boxes and 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the work of the Sosa, Bromley and Aguilar and Associates advertising agency of San Antonio, Texas.

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