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Creators:
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996
Dates:
1938-1997
Size:
7.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smitleon
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

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Creators:
Weichsel, John, 1870-1946
Dates:
1905-1965, bulk 1905-1929
bulk 1905-1929
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weicjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The John Weichsel papers concerning the People's Art Guild measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1905-1965 with the bulk of the material dating from 1905-1929. The papers consist almost entirely of the records of the People's Art Guild, founded by Weichsel, and include administrative records, correspondence, writings and notes, business and financial records, printed material, and artwork.

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Creators:
Bratten, R. C., Dr. (dentist)
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1930-1967
Size:
1.66 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0022
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents dentist Dr. R. C. Bratten's 50-year dental practice in Galion, Ohio.

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Creators:
Stillman, James, 1850-1918
Dates:
1882-1898
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.stiljame
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The James Stillman letters relating to Homer Dodge Martin measures 0.2 linear feet and consists of 28 letters and 2 pencil sketches dating from 1882-1898. Primarily from late-19th century painter Homer Dodge Martin and his wife, Elizabeth, to art patron and banker, James Stillman, the letters discuss consignment, exhibition and sale of Martin's artwork, his experiences painting while living in France, his financial struggles, and his physical and mental condition. Two pencil sketches by Martin are accompanied by a note dated 1884. Also found are 2 letters from Martin to Mr. Van Loon discussing payment for paintings and 2 letters to Stillman from Bancel La Farge concerning Stillman's purchase of a La Farge watercolor.

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Creators:
Duffy, Harry A.
Duffy, Duane A.
Dates:
1881-2005.
Size:
4 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1162
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of Harry Duffy, an appraiser and dealer in rare stringed instruments. Included are accounting records, correspondence, Duffy's files on certifications and appraisals, and articles and printed material.

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Creators:
Ward, Frank Elmo, 1912-1964
Dates:
1929-1965
Size:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0783
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A very complete collection of records of a "Mom and Pop" rural service station in the post-World War II era. Includes papers illustrating the day-to-day operations of the garage, such as financial records, ledgers, and property records. Also included are personal papers, such as a diploma and letters; and photographs, both personal and of the business.

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Creators:
Souther, John
Globe Iron Works (Boston, Massachusetts)
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1867-1918
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0953
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents entrepreneur and inventor John Souther and his manufacturing companies Globe Works and American Steam Locomotive. Much of the collection consists of documentation and correspondence related to Globe Works' legal affairs.

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Creators:
Carter, Ethel H.
Dates:
bulk 1906-1978
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1444
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection primarily documents the day-to-day activities of tenant farmer Julius Lee White who worked on a tobacco farm in Ringgold, Virginia. Materials include financial papers, insurance policies, medical records, correspondences, religious materials and photographs. There is information relating to other family members including his wife Geraldine and their adopted son Thomas B. Edmunds. whao had a military career.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1794-1964
Size:
3.37 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 6 folder, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Pennsylvania
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: Pennsylvania forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Tanager Gallery
Dates:
1952-1979
Size:
2.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.tanagall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of contemporary New York City Tanager Gallery measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1952 to 1979. Found are administrative files, financial and legal records including detailed receipt books, scattered correspondence, artists' files for circa 70 artists that include price lists and biographies, two scrapbooks of printed materials, newsclippings, exhibition announcements and other printed materials, and five photographs of openings at the gallery and of the exterior of the building.

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