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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:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
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Dates:
1888-1993
Size:
106 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). Series 1 primarily consists of black and white photographs, but also includes job envelopes, order forms, correspondence, notes, and other photographic materials such as negatives. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records.

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Dates:
1909-1945
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0376
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Exhibits
Dates:
circa 2000-2016
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-150
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design of exhibitions for Smithsonian Institution museums and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) by Smithsonian Exhibits (formerly the Office of Exhibits Central). Some non-exhibition projects are also included. Materials include architectural drawings and floor ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1982-2002
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-116
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) which document planning for conferences, symposiums, concerts, and special events. Some earlier records date back to when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. Materials incl...

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Creators:
Schadenberg, Alexander
Dates:
circa 1881-1896
Size:
145 Glass negatives
2 Folders (Manuscript envelope)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.152
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of the Philippines, including images of Spanish and Philippine people, military personnel, houses and government buildings, churches, villages and towns, rivers and landscapes, and material culture.

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Creators:
Ludman, Joan
Dates:
circa 1910-2003
bulk 1976-2001
Size:
4.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ludmjoan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Joan Ludman papers relating to Fairfield Porter measure 4.2 linear feet and are dated circa 1910-2003, bulk 1976-2001. The papers primarily document her research for Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of his Prints (1981) and Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels (2001). There are records concerning "Prints by Fairfield Porter from the Lauris and Daniel J. Mason Collection," a traveling exhibition organized by Ludman. Also found are Ludman's records concerning her authentications of Porter's artwork, and general printed material about Porter. Photographs are of Porter and his work. A 2015 addition includes provenance forms sent to Ludman from artwork owners.

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Creators:
Obata, Chiura
Dates:
1891-2000
bulk 1942-1945
Size:
3.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.obatchiu
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Japanese-American artist and educator Chiura Obata measure 3.6 linear feet and date from circa 1891 to 2000 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains biographical material primarily related to Obata's family's forced relocation from Berkeley to Tanforan detention center and incarceration at the Topaz Relocation center; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings by Chiura Obata and others; material related to the art schools Obata established at Tanforan and Topaz; teaching files and professional activities; exhibition files; printed material, including TREK, and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of Internment; photographic material; and sketches and sketchbooks. There is a 1.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2020 that includes correspondence, writings, subject files and printed material.

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Dates:
1975-1989
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document special events sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, including meetings, dinners and conferences. Files include agendas, guest lists, papers presented at events, newspaper clippings, and some correspondence. Also included in these records are published calendars of e...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Equal Opportunity
Dates:
1981-1983
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative files from the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Director's office. Material includes correspondence, memoranda, and reports.

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