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Creators:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994
Dates:
1926-1989
Size:
100 photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 photographic albums
1,800 negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2009-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.

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Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 sound recordings
32 cassette tapes
1 electronic discs (cd)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.

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Creators:
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975
Freed, Eleanor, 1914-1992
Dates:
1923-1990
Size:
0.6 Linear feet (ca. 1400 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
2 Linear feet (Addition)
Collection ID:
AAA.freefran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Printed material, guestbooks, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, video tapes, and cartoons and sketches.

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Creators:
Fogel, Byron J.
Dates:
1961 - 2007
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0419
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 400 placemats collected between 1961 and 2007 from throughout the United States and abroad. The collection consists of advertising placemat used by a variety of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and expositions.

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Creators:
Douglas, Luther A., 1919-1976
Dates:
April 1964
Size:
195 Color slides
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.393
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 195 slides that were taken by photographer Luther A. Douglas on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation in April of 1964.

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Creators:
Van Veen, Stuyvesant
Dates:
circa 1926-1988
Size:
5.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vanveen
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, works of art, writings, project files, a scrapbook, and printed material relating to painter, illustrator, and cartoonist, Stuyvesant Van Veen.

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National Association of Cilivian Conservation Corps Alumni
Ward, C.E.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Bidwell, Timothy
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Dates:
1853-2009, undated
bulk 1933-1942
Size:
155 Cubic feet (330 boxes, 57 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0930
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Archival collections of the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni (NACCCA) donated in 2006. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), created as part of the New Deal legislation initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, was a public work relief program for unemployed men designed to reduce high unemployment during the Great Depression. The CCC carried out a broad natural resource conservation program on national, state, and municipal lands from 1933 to 1942. This collection contains papers, photographs, and ephemera collected and created by alumni of the CCC and donated to the NACCCA archives.

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Creators:
Wood, Arthur Bernie, 1921-1986
Dates:
1942-2001
bulk 1960-1969
Size:
10 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0962
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A. (Arthur) Bernie Wood (1921-1986) was an advertising designer, consultant, and inventor actively involved in the development of the restaurant franchise industry in America during the 1960s and 1970s. Particularly notable is his work with marketing, promotion, and merchandising for the McDonald's Corporation during its formative years.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Community Life
Dates:
1968-1991
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-164
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the curatorial records of Carl H. Scheele during his tenure as Associate Curator in Charge and Curator in the Division of Postal History, 1964-1977; Curator in the Division of Community Life, 1978-1987; and as Curator Emeritus, 1987-1989. Materials primarily include correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting ...

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Creators:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918
Dates:
1731-1918
Size:
1.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hartchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.

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