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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1976-1984
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-146
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of blueprints, reports, test data, and memoranda concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. The finding aid lists only building/museum and project number. Researchers must consult the records to determine the details of each project. Buildings and museums documented in this accession include: the Freer Gallery...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1977-1992
Size:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes) (6 drawers oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-138
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents in-house projects of the Office of Design and Construction for various Smithsonian buildings. Documentation includes blueprints and architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence with contractors, and work progress reports. Museums and buildings documented in this collection include: Arts and Industries Buildin...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1978-1986
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, blueprints, architectural drawings, specifications, and logbooks concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings documented in this accession include: National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Quadrangle Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gard...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
1984-1986
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 86-166
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of receipts, blueprints, correspondence, inspectors' logs, and specifications concerning Office of Design and Construction projects. Museums and buildings include: National Air and Space Museum, Silver Hill Facility, Museum Support Center, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture ...

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Creators:
Kidder, Priscilla C. (costume designer)
Priscilla of Boston.
Dates:
1940-1996
Size:
4 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0557
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes letters, sketches, style books, publicity photographs, tearsheets, articles and clippings, scrapbooks, and business documents relating to Priscilla Kidder, the Priscilla of Boston Company, and the American wedding industry. This collection is extraordinarily useful in documenting the development of wedding fashion during the last half of the 20th century. It also illustrates how a small, family-owned, woman-run business grew into a large, nationally known operation.

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Creators:
Diffrient, Niels
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2010 July 28-August 31
Size:
55 Pages (Transcript)
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 58 min.), digital, wav)
Collection ID:
AAA.diffri10
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Niels Diffrient conducted 2010 July 28 and August 31, by Matilda McQuaid, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Diffrient's home and studio, in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Holmes, James W.
Di Nozzi, Robert
Dates:
1961-1979
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0787
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents James Holmes, an advertising agent who specialized in advertising for the Karting industry. Holmes created magazine advertising, product catalogs and event promotional materials as well as logo and patch designs for manufacturers and karting sport sanctioning organizations.

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Creators:
Simmons, James L.
Dates:
1897 - 1930s
bulk 1912 - 1917
Size:
0.35 Cubic feet (One flat box.)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1203
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook chronicling the Simmons Propeller Company and Washington Aeroplane Company.

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Creators:
Crown Central Petroleum Corporation
Dates:
1949 - 1996
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1398
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes advertising materials for Crown Central's credit card and credit check programs, for gifts (cameras, kitchenware) offered by its service station to repeat customers; a set of posters and a design drawing for them, exhorting drivers to drive safely, featuring images of governors of states, President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Dir...

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Creators:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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