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Creators:
Mergenthaler Linotype Co.
Dates:
1886-1997
Size:
108 Cubic feet (257 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0666
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records document primarily the history of typeface development at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of Baltimore, Maryland. The company supplied most of the typesetting machines used in the printing industry, both in America and worldwide. As changing technology ended the usefulness of the linotype machine the company pioneered new computer-driven, photo typesetting machines.

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Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981
Janus, Allan
Hanfstaengl, Erna
Dates:
circa 1790-1981
bulk 1945-1980
Size:
87.6 Cubic feet (318 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0145
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. W...

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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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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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Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur), 1902-2000
Dates:
1923-1993 and undated,with material from 1878 to 1892
Size:
18.61 cu. ft. (36 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7318
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1851-1965
Size:
9.09 Cubic feet (consisting of 17.5 boxes, 1 folder, 19 oversize folders, 12 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (1 full, 2 partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.World
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: World Expositions 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. Office of Policy and Analysis
Dates:
2001-2013
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of reports issued by the Office of Policy and Analysis, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning, performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, units, and offices. ...

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Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1965-1991
Size:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 372
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist entirely of newspaper clippings concerning the Smithsonian Institution. Arrangement generally follows an alphabetic file plan. Clippings concerning the Sea-Link submarine disaster, the Smithson Bicentennial, and, in recent years, the Festival of American Folklife, were kept separately, but have been combined here with ...

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Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E
Dates:
1956-1997
Size:
23.19 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document aspects of the personal life and career of Wilcomb E. Washburn (WEW) and were removed from his home after his death. The largest single group of papers deals with Washburn's membership in various organizations and societies. There is also substantial information on a projected biography of James Smithson. The papers ...

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